Thursday, March 25, 2010
Billboards number 1's was the theme and mostly the performances have begun to fair better than before. Looks like these contestants needed to be pushed into a theme to really show who they were.
On a day when Miley Cyrus was a mentor (although people questioned why she would be mentoring them she wasn't too bad) there were performances that definitely stood out while others fizzled. The performances that became the matter of survival to make it to Idol's Summer tour.
Lee Dewyze proved he isn't always uncomfortable while on stage. His jazzy performance of The Letter was one of the week's standouts along with Crystal Bowersox's vocally charged performance of Joplin's Me And Bobby McGee.
It was only more than obvious who would be going home this Wednesday and we were all just waiting for it. We were also expecting this week's results show to be flooded by teen idols who performed their current singles. However we weren't expecting Simon to rip away Paige Miles' last chance performance for a shot at the save. Whether it was harsh and whether or not Paige's vocal abilities ( or sudden lack thereof) were the reason for her elimination we don't know but we're expecting another reasonable elimination next week where the contestants will be singing R&B/Soul with Usher as their mentor. Can't wait.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Carrie Underwood has been added as a performer for the Academy of Country Music Awards, which will air live from Las Vegas' MGM Grand April 18 on CBS (8 p.m. ET/PT).
In Other Idol News:
Fantasia will open WrestleMania America the Beautiful." She follows the Pussycat Dolls' Nicole Schrezinger, who performed at last year's WrestleMania in Houston. Other past show-openers have included Aretha Franklin, John Legend and Ashanti. in Glendale. The R&B artist will sing "
The official American Idol magazine arrives this week and we have an exclusive first look at the cover! Though it took three years off, this first of four Season 9 issues promises rare backstage photos of "Idol" past and present, interviews with former finalists, makeup and hair tips from the show's glam squad It will be available on newsstands and in supermarkets starting
Saturday, March 20, 2010
This Tuesday, March 30th, Daughtry will be on Live With Regis And Kelly. They will be performing their single Life After You.
Also the official store at DaughtryOfficial.com is now offering the exclusive digital EP of six Leave This Town B-sides.
In other Idol news:
2007's American Idol, Jordin Sparks is going on tour! The "Battlefield Tour" of the United States begins this April. And SparksTown.com is your direct connection to Presales and Meet and Greets! Ticket presales for Premium SparksTown members begin Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at 10:00AM at SparksTown.com
Carrie Underwood will be performing on the to hour long tribute CBS is airing for country legend duo Brooks & Dunn. Joining her is another Idol alum Jennifer Hudson. They will be performing their favorite Brooks & Dunn songs. The special airs May 23rd.
And CBS has also announced that this year David Letterman will have all this year's Idol castoffs on his show The Late Show With David Letterman. It starts this upcoming Monday with the latest castoff, Lacey Brown. And on the Monday after the finale The Late Show will have this year's winner.
Friday, March 19, 2010
So The Rolling Stones became quite an interesting theme giving America quite a few good performances. Lee Dewyze was once again our favorite with his performance of Beast Of Burden. Andrew Garcia also gave us an intense performance of Give Me Shelter . Crystal Bowersox chose a much more interesting song that displayed more of her amazing talent since going live.
On the results show Lacey Brown was sent home which was definitely expected given her continually boring performances. Orianthi and Ke$ha gave rather mediocre performances. '07 Idol winner David Cook returned with his band singing The Rolling Stones classic Jumpin' Jack Flash and instantly stole not only the show but the week.
Not quite sure what next week's theme will be but I am looking forward to it. I'm hoping that with the theme set out for this years contestants they will be headed towards a more interesting road. And yes, once again I'm looking forward to whatever Lee brings to the table for next week.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
So another week of performances rolled in for 2010 and another round of disappointments followed. The only stand out was Lee Dewyze and I rather enjoyed Todrick Hall's Somebody To Love. Tim Urban's performance of Hallelujah was alright but touched nothing of performances of that song from the past. The girls (although appraised this year) have failed to impress despite the powerhouse of Crystal Bowersox's voice.)
The results show gave us a long overdue performance from Scott MacIntyre and Matt Giraud which easily showed us what we're missing from this season. There also arrived the unveiling of the Top 12. Alex lambert went home which seemed like a typical choice, so did Katelyn Epperly. But then Todrick Hall and Lilly Scott also were sent packing. Although I wasn't one to rave about these two performers I just didn't think that they deserved to be voted off so early.
So next week Idol brings us the theme of the Rolling Stones and a performance from David Cook. Can't wait to see if this years contestants can outshine an Idol of the past...
Friday, March 12, 2010
Of course you will be tuning into Idol this coming week. Not only are they presenting to you the first live show for the top 12, who ill doing songs from the rock legends The Rolling Stones. But, according to David Cook's official Twitter, Idol is also giving us live performance from season 7's winner David Cook. He returns to the Idol stage on Wednesday night's results show.