March 13, 2007 04:14 AM by Joe Reality
This week, American Idol will celebrate the music of Diana Ross. After
being coached by Ross herself, the Top 12 finalists will perform songs
from the Diana Ross songbook Tuesday, March 13 (8:00-10:00 PM ET
live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. The following night, Ross will perform
and one finalist will be eliminated from the competition on the live
results show Wednesday, March 14 (9:00-9:30 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed).
In a remarkable career spanning over 40 years, Ross has proven to be the consummate music artist, as well as one of the iconic female singers of all time. Beginning in the 1960s as lead singer of the world-renowned group The Supremes, and later as a solo performer, Ross achieved the unprecedented feat of 18 No. 1 singles in the U.S., rivaled only by The Beatles for the position of the biggest hit group of that generation. Other accomplishments include an Oscar nomination for her first film role, an extraordinary performance as Billie Holiday in "Lady Sings the Blues." She recently returned to the U.S. charts with her highest-debuting album in two decades, "I Love You."
Twenty-two-time Emmy-nominated AMERICAN IDOL is created and executive-produced by Simon Fuller, founder of 19 Entertainment; and executive-produced by Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO, FremantleMedia North America, Inc.; Nigel Lythgoe, President, 19 Television; and Ken Warwick, Executive Producer, FremantleMedia North America, Inc.