Tonight’s Top 4 show has the potential to be an exciting showcase. The remaining Top 4 singers, Adam Lambert, Allison Iraheta, Danny Gokey and Kris Allen, will be performing one solo and one duet.
This is a first for American Idol and probably the most exciting new feature implemented into this year’s innovative format. It will allow the viewers to evaluate the singers with a new set of criteria, one that draws attention to the complete fusion of the duet partners through every aspect of their performance.
Was one singer stronger? How cohesive was the blend? Did they add harmony to the framework of the original composition and, if so, did they stay in tune? What about the dynamics -was one singer more expressive, the other less so? How well did the singers interact with each other?
These are the questions that will be going through my mind as I observe the singers in the innovative duet format this evening. I can’t wait!
Tonight’s guest mentor is former Guns ‘N Roses guitarist, Slash and he has been tweeting his positive impressions of the Top 4 singers. We shall soon see if his predictions carry weight, but I am expecting a great deal from the singers given the spirit of the genre.
Best of luck to all the singers and to my readers, enjoy the show! And, if you haven’t yet done so, visit and follow my Twitter page for further updates!
Important Update: The singers are performing without benefit of a dress rehearsal due to a terrible accident involving the production’s stage manager this afternoon on the Idol set.
Our prayers are extended to her for a speedy recovery.