With American Idol Season 8 on the books, here are the best performances of the season. I didn't include any of the results show performances, or Kris and Adam singing with Queen and Adam singing with Kiss would probably have been number one and two.
Congrats to Kris Allen who won Season 8 of American Idol this evening. I just finished watching on DVR, and I'm ready to crash, so a few notes and it's off to bed for me. All in all, the two hour finale was a darn good show. Yes, they had several of those stupid group numbers, but they had quite a few good to great performances as well. And the star power of their guest performers was amazing.
Like any American Idol fan, I'm very curious who is going to be named the American Idol winner this evening. In fact, I'm so curious, I don't want to wait. I'd rather use the data one can find on the Internet to try and predict who is going to win between Kris Allen and Adam Lambert. The first thing I did was to look at the Google Trends data. [/caption]
The final performances of American Idol Season 8 are finally here. With seven thousand people in attendance at the Nokia Theatre, Adam Lambert and Kris Allen are to each perform their favorite song of the season, a song chosen by American Idol creator Simon Fuller, and the winner's song for the season, which was co-written by Kara DioGuardi.
With more than 88 million votes cast, and less than one million votes separating first and second place, the smart money remains on Adam Lambert and Danny Gokey to make the finals of the eighth season of American Idol. But is one of AI's surprise results shows in store for us tonight? The Ford Music video was Matthew Wilder's "Break My Stride", with graphics reminiscent of A-Ha's "Take On Me". Visually interesting, but musically boring. Wait? No group song? It's going to be a better night than I expected.
The final three contestants on American Idol season 8 performed two songs tonight. The first was a pick by the judges, and then they picked one of their own. None of my suggestions/predictions from the weekend were even in the right ballpark, so we're going to pretend that those never happened.
The song choices are wide open, with each contestant picking one song and the judges picking another for them. The songs can be from any genre. I'm looking forward to the performances this week, as the judge's picks are often quite interesting.
With only four contestants left in the eighth season of American Idol, sixty-four million votes were cast last night. This breaks the record for the most votes cast in a non-finale. The Ford Music Video used a "cut outs" theme. I should think the last thing the American Idol producers would want is people to be told (reminded?) that their contestants are two-dimensional.
Rock and roll comes to American Idol. Or, at least, something vaguely resembling rock and roll. Each of the four performers will sing along, plus they will be each paired for a duet. Guitarist Slash is the mentor of the week. I don't know if he knows anything about vocals, but he certainly knows rock and roll.
With four singers left, American Idol turns towards rock and roll and guitarist Slash as the mentor-of-the-week. The rumor is that the list of songs will be restricted to classic rock. I'm going to stick with that for my suggestions, as otherwise the category is overwhelmingly large. Everyone will perform two numbers to fill the alloted time, but some believe that the second performance will be a duet with one of the other contestants. This would result in six performances rather than eight, but it also would be nearly impossible to make suggestions for, as I don't know what the match ups might be. As a result, I'll make two suggestions for each performer.