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American Idol Beatles Night Part Two

March 18, 2008 05:01 AM by Joe Reality

Frank Micelotta/FOXDuring the American Idol top twelve performance show, the American Idol finalists performed Beatles songs. After approximately 29 million votes were cast, David Hernandez was the first of the top twelve finalists eliminated from the American Idol competition. Former American Idol winner Ruben Studdard’s “Celebrate Me Home” was introduced as the new goodbye song for the American Idol finalists.

For the upcoming American Idol top eleven performance show, the American Idol finalists will perform Beatles songs. No, that announcement isn’t a mistake, American Idol is going to use songs from the Sony/ATV Music Publishing songbook of John Lennon and Paul McCartney for the second week in a row.

Why is American Idol doing The Beatles part two? On the most recent American Idol results show, Ryan Seacrest offered up the following explanation. Seacrest said, “We had so many calls and emails that we’re changing next week’s theme and we’re going to do more from the Lennon/McCartney song book.”

Of course if you don’t buy Seacrest’s explanation about the calls and emails, other explanations could be that it was so expensive to get the right to use the songs that American Idol producers wanted to make sure they got their money’s worth. Or there could be some sort of Beatles related special guest starwho is comingwho couldn’t make it last week.

Regardless of the reason, the Top 11 finalists (Amanda Overmyer, Brooke White, Carly Smithson, Chikezie, David Archuleta, David Cook, Jason Castro, Kristy Lee Cook, Michael Johns, Ramiele Malubay and Syesha Mercado) will once again perform Beatles songs on Tuesday, March 18 from 8 PM to 10 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed. Then, the second finalist from the American Idol 7 top twelve will be eliminated on the live American Idol results show on Wednesday, March 19 from 9 PM to 10 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed on FOX.

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One Response to “American Idol Beatles Night Part Two”

  1. stevenjosephrotolo Says:
    March 18th, 2008 at 5:30 am

    It looks as if the producers of American Idol have decided they want David A. to win it this season. They have given him the much coveted last singing slot twice in four weeks, and they have unleashed a collosal PR machine to drum up his coronation ahead of time via all kinds of media: op-ed columns waxing orgasmically about his star appeal and angelic tonsils, massive postings of his past performances on YouTube to keep the love alive for the cherubic cretin, and even coaching the judges to lavish praise on him, even when he completely sucks. Take note on how kind the judges were on little David A. when he bombed so spectacularly with “We can work it out”: the worst that any one of them could say was that his performance was a mess (thanks to Simon for that toothless bite). Pleeez. Anyone else who had sung that song as wretchedly as David A. sang it would’ve been handed his testicles on a platter. But the reality of the matter is that David Archuleta can sing sometimes, although his constant gasping takes the wind out of me everytime I hear it. And visually the kid is cute until you start counting how many times he licks his lips and then it becomes really creepy. Would anyone buy a David Archuleta CD? Maybe if you market him as Hannah Montana with a Y chromosome you might get the tweens to buy his album en masse. If you can tap into the High School musical audience you might get a number one CD from David A. But I can only imagine the nightmare that that kind of music would be. Anyone else in the show could put a better CD in their sleep: Brooke White’s Joni Mitchell-ish style would be a winner, and so would be Amanda Overmyer’s Janis-Joplin-on-crack beltings. Michael Johns’ CD would be an AC programmer’s dream come true, and even Jason Castro would sell very well if he puts out the pot-head epic that his dreadlocks promise. But David Archuleta? He is cute, and if he ever does porn I bet he would sell tons of DVD’s, but that would be another kind of American Idol theme, no?


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