Posts Tagged ‘“American Idol” Season 10’

55 MILLION votes on Thursday/Friday and in this crippled economy, in this bereft music industry, those are some very handsome figures. If Music Matters wants to do something truly RELEVANT and get past trying to figure out “digital sales” and have the same tired old faces parroting the same tired old mantras, invite/coerce/beg  Simon Fuller [...]

Hong Kong has a habit of flogging a dead horse to death, which meant six- SIX- viewings of the same “American Idol” show in less than 24 hours. And as I cannot sleep without the television on and which meant [one girlfriend leaving- one of many reasons] watching James Durbin again and again and again. [...]

Quite a few people have asked, “Mate/Man/Dude/Hey, why do you write so much about ‘American Idol?’ Does anyone really care?’” I don’t just think so, I know so ‘cos the “views” go waaaaay up plus, love it or not, there is no way one an ignore the show. When the history books are written or [...]

Why are so many of them SCREAMING? Watching the remaining contestants- or Top 11- do the usual Glee-ful opening song-and-dance number- this time, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”- I didn’t understand why all the carefully mapped out a”dlibs” made up of a high SCREAM, were given to Jacob Lusk and James Durbin. Well, I know [...]

A few weeks ago, I caught a TV Special where Phil Collins paid homage to the music of Motown. To re-create that sound, he had brought in the brilliant Funk Brothers, the studio musos who gave every Motown track that back beat and those riffs. And though not exactly a Phil Collins “fan”, I respected [...]

In no particular order of importance, what has been going through my head is [A] why so many contestants from this season’s “American Idol” are singing in keys that are way too high for them? It reminds me of being in a band rehearsing “Bend Me Shape Me” by Amen Corner in the original key [...]

One has to wonder if “American Idol” is a competition between the contestants or if it has suddenly become a contestant between music executives Jimmy Iovine and Antonio “LA” Reid, both, at least for the moment with Universal Music. As we all know by now, Mr. Jimmy is resident mentor/producer of “Idol” whereas the news [...]

What I was wondering most was what was going through Jennifer Lopez’ head while watching P Diddy up there during his segment on “American Idol”. In case, Sheen-O-Rama and Lohanitis have made many forget, then-J-Lo who was out to prove that she was “Jenny from the Block” and Diddy Daddy wereascloseasthis until she abruptly distanced [...]

More Jimmy Iovine, please and far more of the different groups of producers as this has brought about a HUGE new element to the inner workings of what it will take to be an “American Idol”. I just kept wishing there could be more- much more- of the studio work and far less of the [...]

The ratings for “American Idol” on Thursday was THE HIGHEST in FOUR YEARS for the FOX channel and makes all those naysayers who did the voodoo dance, proclaimed that “The End Is Night” and said the show was kaput without “Mr Nasty”. It made me think of the line from Mark Twain: “Rumours of my [...]