What in tarnation is this all about. Makeup and breakup songs? Seriously?
It makes me long for the days when Top 4 or 5 on American Idol thematically planned Big Band night and legends such as Tony Bennett acted as a worthy mentor for these kids.
After all, last time I looked, he is still a performing force at 80 plus years and could impart valuable expertise to these singers – such as articulating your lyrics, becoming more inventive with your phrasing and connecting with authenticity and continuity to your audience.
Oy – what has happened to this beautiful show that garnered the attention and adoration of millions of viewers each week?
Oh well, we are still here, forging onward and downward so it seems, if one is to believe the ratings. Which we, unfortunately, do. (Sigh)
I had a crazy thought and it would have added a neat twist to this show – why couldn’t the individual judges act as mentor for three weeks in a row? Each would grab a week that highlighted music from their specific genre of music.
For instance, J-Lo could mentor the singers in the style of Pop/Latino music, Keith Urban could take on Country and Harry Connick Jr. would handle Big Band night.
It is too late for this but what do you all think? It would level the playing field for all the singers and allow the judges to fortify their opinions in a significant way.
The American Idol Top 4 show begins on Fox at 8:00 PM on Wednesday, May 7th, followed by the Results Show at 9:00 PM on Thursday, May 10th.