Many of the American Idol contestants, both current and former, are popping up on Twitter. Unfortunately, I can't guarantee that these are all real. In fact, I can guarantee that some are fakes, as some have multiple accounts claiming to be that person. For now, I'm listing the multiples until I can determine the authoritative account.
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.
The results are in from the Rat Pack Week at American Idol, and it certainly had its share of drama, especially as to the makeup of the Bottom Three. Forty-seven million votes were cast last night for their favorite American Idol contestant. The Ford Music Video and group song were goofy as always. Also goofy was the video of the food fight. Fortunately, they got through all that fairly quickly, and went to the results.
It was American Standards night at American Idol. The theme was supposed to be connected to the Rat Pack, but in the show at least, the ties were tenuous at best. The mentor for the week was built up as a big surprise, and it turned out to be Jamie Fox. Really? Yes, he was in "Ray" and "Showgirls", but that's a bit sketchy. It turns out he was classically trained in music, so maybe, just maybe, he'll know a thing or two.
American Idol Season 8 has finally reached the Top Five. With Lil Rounds and Anoop Desai gone, it's a solid group, with three that I rather like (Allison Iraheta, Adam Lambert, and Kris Allen), one that I don't (Matt Giraud) and one that can really sing but bores me (Danny Gokey). The theme this week is standards made famous by the Rat Pack (Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop). It's not clear exactly what this means. At one time or another, Sinatra recorded just about every song ever written. Does the theme include the honorary female Rat Pack members like Shirley MacLaine, Lauren Bacall, Angie Dickinson and Judy Garland? And why did the American Idol press release neglect to mention Lawford and Bishop?