April 25, 2007 07:35 AM by Joe Blackmon
As the credits rolled on the American Idol Top 6 performance show, the
hype master Ryan Seacrest promised “Tomorrow is going to be an
extraordinary night, containing one of the biggest shocks we’ve ever
had on American Idol.” Last week, Seacrest promised “A duet you will
have to see to believe when two of the biggest stars in musical history
come together on our stage.”
So was Ryan Seacrest referring to the duet when he mentioned one of the biggest shocks ever? Or was Secreast referring to something else completely different? As Reality TV Magazine reported last week, the biggest rumor going around about the duet is that Celine Dion will sing with a virtual Elvis Presley.
Ironically, back in January of this year, Reality TV Magazine posed the question of if the return of Elvis could be the mid-season American Idol surprise. We wrote “with all the current media hype, nothing short of the return of Elvis Presley could live up to expectations. While this might seem like an outlandish possibility, nothing should be ruled outside the realm of possibility when it comes to American Idol.”
Of course, at the time we suggested that Elvis Presley could be the surprise, we weren’t seriously expecting it could ever be true. We even joked “Who knows if there really is a surprise planned at this point? Maybe American Idol producers just threw it out there knowing that thousands of reporters would speculate and try to guess what the surprise event is and generate massive pre-launch media exposure for the show. Maybe American Idol producers are reading all the media guesses right now and are planning to pick the best guess and actually make it a reality.”
What if the duet isn’t even the shocker that Ryan Seacrest was referring to? Since the votes hadn’t even been cast at the time that Seacrest made the claim, we know that he isn’t referring to a shocking elimination (even though there might well be one). Could the shocker be that no one will be eliminated this week? Or maybe an error was discovered in last week’s vote count and they’re bringing Sanjaya back? Post your predictions for what one of American Idol’s biggest shocks ever will be in the comment section below.