The Season 10 Top 13 spent the day shooting their first Ford video. Check out a few photos from the set today.  Paul McDonald and Karen Rodgriguez uploaded most of the photos.

Here’s the question…where is Casey Abrams? Hope he’s not sick….

I’m thinking Idol has a new sponser…Snuggie?

“Ford music video complete!” tweets Paul, “Back to the house for grub and then group rehearsal till super late! No days off out here.”

Check it out after the jump.

Paul McDonald: “New clothes provided by our stylists for today’s music video. Denim theme!”

Paul McDonald: “Here’s a backstage preview of the new Ford video! Get ready!”

Paul McDonald: “What do you guys think of @SLangoneAI10 ‘s new look in the promo pics? Top right..”

PaulMcDonald: “@JLuskAI10 kind of looks like Notorious B.I.G in his music video get up…. Thoughts?”

Paul McDonald: “You will enjoy this one..my good buds @SMcCreeryAI10 @JDurbinAI10 rocking the zebra snuggies….Yes!”

@AmericanIdol “@PMcDonaldAI10 @PToscanoAI10, She ain’t sayin’ he’s a #GOLDDIGGER….haha!!”

Stefano Langone: “Snuggies on set… gotta love it…I like how @PMcDonaldAI10 acts like he wasn’t the first one with the snuggie!!! Haha don’t get it twisted.”

Karen Rodriguez tweets: “Just got my makeup done by @themakeupman the AMAZING Stephen Moleski! Im so blessed!”

Karen Rodriguez: “Having some lunch with @SMcCreeryAI10!!!!”

Karen Rodgriguez: “Here’s a picture of the set!”

Karen Rodriguez: “Hey! Here’s a few pics for all of you that wanted to see what my makeup looked like today!”

 
  • rayni

    I love them so much already! Yay for S10 and twitter accounts!

  • tripp_ncwy

    I guess it was too much to ask not to have those cheesy group numbers this season. Oh, goodie, I can’t wait. :(

  • primeminister

    Haha, love the guys’ snuggie pictures

  • OldHag

    YAY for cheesy group numbers. I guess I am in the minority but I actually love them.

  • larc

    primeminister:
    Haha, love the guys’ snuggie pictures

    None of them look especially happy about it. ;)

  • sue

    :( I hope Casey is ok. He did look kind of pale on teevee the other day.

    Anyway these pics are great! This is a good looking group.

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    YAY for cheesy group numbers. I guess I am in the minority but I actually love them.

    So do I! Bring it on. Now that Nigel is back, I hope the kids will be singing live rather than lip-synching to track.

  • Buffynut

    OldHag:
    03/06/2011 at 9:32 pm
    YAY for cheesy group numbers. I guess I am in the minority but I actually love them.

    I love them too! And the Ford commercials!

  • primeminister

    I love the group numbers too…but only if the contestants don’t take themselves to seriously and don’t mind being goofy. Cases in point:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXMdLUSYkFk
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0YxYIH54DQ&NR=1

    Here’s to hoping that there are some goofballs among these Season 10-ers!

  • wjmtv

    Casey, please be ok, ok?

  • songsungblue

    Paul is really a character – he adds a lot of energy to this group. If we’re going to have a WGWG – please let it be someone like him, who can string together a sentence!

    LMAO at how much Karen Rodriguez looks like JLo with that makeup job. They sure set those guns to whore. ;)

  • cjinsd

    Thanks for the videos, primeminister. Loved S7!

  • Buffynut

    primeminister:
    03/06/2011 at 10:18 pm
    I love the group numbers too…but only if the contestants don’t take themselves to seriously and don’t mind being goofy. Cases in point:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXMdLUSYkFk
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0YxYIH54DQ&NR=1

    Here’s to hoping that there are some goofballs among these Season 10-ers!

    Awww, the ultimate goofballs, Michael Johns and David Cook! Such a fun season!

  • JudyOhio

    ^I thought the same thing songsungblue! Karen’s eyes are done very much like JLo. And Karen already has JLo’s hair color and length. And complexion. Only thing they can’t match would be her nose and lips.

    In addition to Casey, I think Scotty always looks pale.

  • escape

    Paul is really a character – he adds a lot of energy to this group. If we’re going to have a WGWG – please let it be someone like him, who can string together a sentence!

    I always thought David Cook was very well spoken.

  • thesheriff

    Awesome reminders up there^^^ of how fun those group numbers were that season! I’d say David, Michael, and Jason – all three were just hilarious!

    And David was very very well spoken but I agree about Paul. My perception is he seems to be the most calm or least nervous of the bunch, sprinkled with some humility and humor.

  • Ratna12

    I love the group numbers too…but only if the contestants don’t take themselves to seriously and don’t mind being goofy.

    I love the group numbers too. I think it brings closeness to the group and you can see who are having fun and who are taking themselves too seriously. I still remember how silly the Disco number by Paula and I loved it (love Kris’ silly dance :) )
    I think last year in my opinion, TPTB limited the group numbers because so many people seemed so stiff and it showed in the tour. They were just standing there in the group numbers. Not too much fun for the audience.

    I hope the girls will show more personality thru these numbers because right now the guys beat them in that area.

  • luci

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXMdLUSYkFk
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0YxYIH54DQ&NR=1

    Those S7 vids sure brought back fond memories. Loved the mavid chest bump. ;-)

  • Dlynne

    It’s nice to see they’re having fun. Paul is proving that he has a great sense of humor. I love that he tweets all. the. time. The Twitter accounts are a great way to stay connected. And the Snuggies are hysterical. I wonder whose idea that was. :grin:

    I hope Casey’s absence doesn’t mean he isn’t well.

  • Marie Ruffin

    Curious – how much do they get paid for the commercial shoots?

  • Tess

    Curious – how much do they get paid for the commercial shoots?

    They are paid at least minimum compensation based on their AFTRA union requirements.

    http://www.aftra.com/documents/2009_05_22_commericals_main_rates.pdf

  • Miss Blue

    Ohhhh,,,just loved those S7 videos. Honestly, I’ve watched every season and S7 was just the best. Such great camaraderie between the contestants. Such a talented bunch with pretty much universally good personalities. I hate religious stuff, but that gospel song they did for IGB was outstanding – I’ve watched it dozens of times.

    This group seems to be bringing some of the fun back. Paul is definitely ramping it up with his tweets, Casey is for sure a character, Karen has a sense of fun, and James, with all his issues, doesn’t seem to take himself too seriously. More importantly, the group seems to like each other.

    While talent is extremely important, a sense of humor and fun is a close second to making the show watchable. We missed that last year. As much as I loved Crystal, that group never meshed. Zero harmony and too many seemed embarrassed by it all, rather than enjoying themselves.

  • BootStar

    While talent is extremely important, a sense of humor and fun is a close second to making the show watchable. We missed that last year. As much as I loved Crystal, that group never meshed. Zero harmony and too many seemed embarrassed by it all, rather than enjoying themselves.

    I totally agree with you that a sense of humor and chemistry between the contestants is key. I would love to know what went down behind the scenes last season. The casting in general was bad, but there are countless videos out there of the contestants where they show some great humor and camaraderie, but we NEVER saw any evidence of that on the show. I blame the producers as much for that as the contestants. Thank God Nigel is back and Simon Cowell, Kara DioGuardi, and Bruce Gowers are all GONE.I love the cheezy Ford videos when they’re done well, and while I’ve never been a huge fan of the group numbers, a few have been truly memorable. I think this season’s crop of kids can pull off something likewise.

  • ANNE MARIE

    LOVE LOVE LOVE THOSE —FORD COMMERCIALS !!!!!
    THANKS TO PAUL AND KAREN FOR POSTING THEM. PAUL SEEMS TO BE EMERGING AS SORT OF THE LEADER OF THE GROUP OF 13. GREAT PERSONALITY AND INTELLIGENT—-AND CAN HE SING AND PERFORM!!!!!!!!

    GO PAUL FOR THE WIN—–GO! GO! GO!

  • flyaway

    Definitely can see Casey and Paul adding some Mavin-type moves to the group sings and the concerts. Am loving the pics, posts, twitters. Gives an inside look at who these guys really are, not just the way they’re drawn (Jessica Rabbit – I’m not bad, I’m just drawn that way.)

  • primeminister

    PMcDonaldAI10 Paul McDonald

    Today was a day to sleep in but I’m pretty sure everyone woke up at 7am due to a roomate singing at the top of his lungs in the shower. Yes.

    and then in the replies:

    Minxygirl1 eva

    @@PMcDonaldAI10 I’m guessing jacob lol

    @Minxygirl1 I’m not saying his name but this is a very very good guess.

  • colette

    Thanks Luci! for the S7 good times…

    Those guys knew how to have a blast…..

    Just don’t invite Ms. Paula back on to choreograph a big numba…..I like my cheese simple & Velveeta…

  • http://myspace.com/susanatfox sumidol

    Awwww PM, you brought back the best memories, loved Season 7 and this blog sooooo much back then!

  • http://MJO judes

    Buffynut:
    03/06/2011 at 10:57 pm

    primeminister:
    03/06/2011 at 10:18 pm

    I love the group numbers too…but only if the contestants don’t take themselves to seriously and don’t mind being goofy. Cases in point:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXMdLUSYkFk
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0YxYIH54DQ&NR=1

    Here’s to hoping that there are some goofballs among these Season 10-ers!

    Awww, the ultimate goofballs, Michael Johns and David Cook! Such a fun season!

    Yeah I loved the Mavid dances on tour & Season 7 idols also really knew how to have fun with these cheesy songs which in effect makes them seem less cheesy as it was quite entertaining!
    Season 10 has the potential to do the same with some interesting characters in there. I hope they are able to let loose a bit & have fun- the audience will likewise respond to that.
    Hey in the first video David Cook had a scarf/tail like James has had. Did he do that often or was it just for this song?