Jason Mraz Set to Appear on American Idol Finale Plus, the latest Internet Rumor: David Bowie, KISS

Jason Mraz   has announced via his official website that he’ll be a “special guest performer” on this Wednesday’s American Idol finale.

Mraz joins a list of artists who’ve already been announced:Â   David Cook, Lionel Richie, Carlos Santana, Cyndi Lauper, Queen Latifah, Black Eyed Peas and Keith Urban.

Rumors are currently flying around the internets that Idol producers are trying to set up David Bowie to duet with Adam Lambert.

*Fingers Crossed*

The band KISS is also rumored to appear.

UPDATE:Â   Keith Urban will be dueting with Kris Allen, Cyndi Lauper with Allison Iraheta.

The producers are trying to get as many Idol winners back on the finale as possible…

  • lakhesis

    wow that’s a really impressive lineup.

  • GeminiDolly

    If they were to pull off Bowie for Adam. :jittery_tb:

  • lola

    David Bowie!!!!!! Maybe AI would like to surprise Adam as a reward for being the best performer to grace their stage. That will make him very,very happy….just like winning the title.

  • hollygo9

    I love love love Bowie but I’m not sure he and Adam would sound that good together.

  • maracaibo

    If Kris is dueting with Keith Urban, I wonder who is Jason Mraz dueting with?

    Hmmm. Maybe he is doing a group number?

  • shuey

    Why david bowie? That would suck….you need Christine aguilera..someone who can belt it out! Bowie..lol

  • erinnthered

    I thought we had confirmation that Keith Urban was performing with Kris.

    It’d make more sense to me if Mraz was with Matt G, but YMMV.

    Still crossing my fingers for Bowie!

  • Kilroy

    So sorry, MJ, if I’m off-topic. But I plan to vote like a demon for the finale. Can anyone tell me how to use a GO phone? I just got an AT & T one and have no clue. Do you type VOTE and the four digit numbers again and again, or do you save ten texts and then hit send? I’m sorry to ask. I live in NYC and it’s too embarassing to mention American Idol to anyone here!

    If Adam performs with Bowie, will he wear his Bowie shirt from the Upright Cabaret vids? Because that would be both sweet, and creepy.

  • spring2009

    Not sure they would sound good together either and it won’t matter because Bowie will not be there. They are going to have to push push push the pimping of Kris so that they don’t look like idiots when they crown him – the judges haven’t enjoyed him all season, they will not be doing any favors for Adam – mark my words.
    Sad to say, it is looking pretty bad for Adam – and he is the best thing that has ever happened on the dumb show.

  • JenG

    David Bowie and Adam Lambert together on the Idol stage would be so mind-blowing and awesome that it is sure never to happen. People would actually freak the frak out.

    But still. We can hope.

  • eutychus

    As long as Allison sings it will be worth watching. IMHO anyway.

  • weareallinnocent

    Exciting stuff!

  • colette

    I don’t have a conspiracy theory, but I do think the whole thing next week is tilting Adam’s way. Kris is about intimate performances, and breezy rockin’. Adam loves and does well with the high production values, outrageous costumes, and heavy duty arrangements.

    I think Kris’s gifts might get obscured in all the hoopla. And if that happens, so be it. AI is after all a big slab of Velveeta, and always was. I think the judges love Adam’s talent, but they also love what “good TV” he is, and how potentially superstar-ish.

    I just hope that it’s a fair fight, in terms of making it possible for each guy to do his thing rather than sabotaging them — with stage effects, with bandzilla, with stupid judging and with bad producer song choices.

    Argh, who am I kidding! There’s no way TPTB won’t do some/all of the above. Oh well, a girl can dream can’t she?

  • karenw

    If Adam performs with Bowie, will he wear his Bowie shirt from the Upright Cabaret vids? Because that would be both sweet, and creepy.

    No, I would imagine Bowie would wear an Adam Lambert t-shirt :thumbup_tb:

  • jersey

    I can actually hear Mraz better with Matt, than Kris. I can envision them singing “The Remedy”; just because “I’m Yours” would be a little weird as a duet. I don’t really enjoy Matt and I do like Jason Mraz alot, but I do think their voices (assuming Matt can hit the notes) would be better suited to one another than Jason and Kris.

    ETA: and LOL at Mraz’s website. I’ve never been there before. Click the tour link for “information Jason”. LOL

  • shuey

    Am i the only one who thinks the line-up sucks ass? what a boring show its gona be. The only thing fun, is gona be watching Kiss look stupid on the idol stage.

  • jesamel

    I think I read that the Bowie thing had ‘fallen through’, so I doubt we will get a chance to see how that would work anyway.
    I honestly think that it would be crazy if America voted for Kris to actually win over Adam – the thought is just ridiculous! Kris is nice guy, nice voice, nice face…but c’mon. He is in no way special like Adam is.
    Adam has earned the seasons crown fair and square – if he doesn’t win the whole thing’s a joke as far as I’m concerned.

  • JenG

    I love that within this post we have conspiracy theories for and against each contestant. LOL.

    I think at this point, TPTB just want to put on a good show (as evidenced by this line-up.) There’s going to be crazy publicity after the finale no matter who wins. I think both Adam and Kris are going to get recording contracts no matter what happens.

    The best thing for the TPTB to do right now is to make both finalists look like stars. The more they look like stars the bigger money draw they are.

    At this point, it’s more about putting on an entertaining show and not steam-rolling one of the remaining contestants.

  • JenG

    whoops. comment posted twice. sorry.

  • shuey

    Would love to see Adam Sing with Queen….now that would KICK-ASS! A.I needs to call Brain May and kiss some butt for the kid.

  • mk88

    David Bowie and Adam Lambert together on the Idol stage would be so mind-blowing and awesome that it is sure never to happen. People would actually freak the frak out.

    I bet Adam would be freaking out and we get some cute adorkable fanboying moments from him!!!

  • jersey

    I don’t think they’d have to kiss Brian May’s butt too much since he was on in Season 5. I think if AI wanted Queen and they were available, they’d be there.

  • silverwings

    I think I read that the Bowie thing had à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã‹fallen throughà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢, so I doubt we will get a chance to see how that would work anyway.

    Party pooper. Until its confirmed not to happen, let us dream. :wink_wp:

  • mk88

    I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t have a conspiracy theory, but I do think the whole thing next week is tilting Adamà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s way. Kris is about intimate performances, and breezy rockinà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢. Adam loves and does well with the high production values, outrageous costumes, and heavy duty arrangements.

    it always have been tht way. it does not mean they r throwing kris under the bus. it would be more unfair if they change everything just to accommodate kris

  • koolgurl

    I honestly think that it would be crazy if America voted for Kris to actually win over Adam – the thought is just ridiculous! Kris is nice guy, nice voice, nice faceà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦but cà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢mon. He is in no way special like Adam is.
    Adam has earned the seasons crown fair and square – if he doesnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t win the whole thingà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s a joke as far as Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m concerned.

  • koolgurl

    MJ – I hit submit instead of Quote for the previous post.

    I honestly think that it would be crazy if America voted for Kris to actually win over Adam – the thought is just ridiculous! Kris is nice guy, nice voice, nice faceà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦but cà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢mon. He is in no way special like Adam is.
    Adam has earned the seasons crown fair and square – if he doesnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t win the whole thingà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s a joke as far as Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m concerned.

    Not everybody feels that this season has been fair and square, and I know many people that are voting for Kris because they don’t care for Adams voice or style.

  • Tess

    I think everyone needs to try and remember that Wednesday night is not the end of this season. AI8 goes on through the first of September with the AI tour. So anyone who thinks that one contestant is going to be “beat up” on Tuesday has never given a single consideration to economics. If both guys are GREAT that would be the ultimate feather in the cap and a great way to get everyone excited for the tour. That’s one of the reasons AI tries to get a lot of hype for Wednesday night. It is ALL about advertising.

    AI has to fill 60 concerts at about 10,000 seats apiece. That is 600,000 tickets that they are trying to sell. If a contestant gets totally hammered by everything even if he performs well, then AI could potentially loose a lot of those seats. And at about $75 a pop not filling 100,000 plus of them is loosing a cool million in revenue if people are angry enough to stay away.

    So let all the conspiracy theories in the world float around…bottom line is that nobody connected with AI wants to see a million bucks go bye-bye.

  • Glenda

    The Bowie appearance would be great…Adam is compared to Freddie Mercury and he and Bowie did “Under Pressure”– it would be great if Bowie and Adam did it!

    Idol Tour–I cannot imagine Adam Lambert being the warm up act for Kris. Gawd.

  • jz

    The best thing for the TPTB to do right now is to make both finalists look like stars. The more they look like stars the bigger money draw they are.

    At this point, ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s more about putting on an entertaining show and not steam-rolling one of the remaining contestants.

    DO YOU HEAR THIS AI PRODUCERS?!?!?
    DO YA HEAR?!?!?

    ETA: Well said, Tess.

    Idol Tourà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’I cannot imagine Adam Lambert being the warm up act for Kris. Gawd.

    Seriously.
    ILKris, but, especially live, Kris after Adam would likely be like one of those extremely anticlimatic movie endings. Not that Kris isn’t amazing – it’s just that in a concert setting, it seems like Adam’s style prevails.

  • http://www.irish-wolfhounds.com Buderschnookie

    I’m not too thrilled with the listed line up either- Lauper meh, Ritchie meh, Latifah meh, Peas meh.

    I hope the sooper seekret surprises are better.

    Sad to say, it is looking pretty bad for Adam – and he is the best thing that has ever happened on the dumb show.

    I think it looks excellent for Adam- this whole extravaganza (including the coronation song) was conceived and planned with Adam and xxx in mind. Just because xxx got switched out at the last minute doesn’t mean it still won’t be an Adam! Spectacular! Spectacular!

  • hollygo9

    Not everybody feels that this season has been fair and square…

    It hasn’t been but has there ever been a season that was fair and square? season one, maybe?
    And, true to form, whenever a season doesn’t go ‘as planned’, they over-manipulate the next season. I can’t imagine how blatant next season will have to be now that Kris is in their finale (stealin ur votez).

  • jz

    It hasnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t been but has there ever been a season that was fair and square? season one, maybe?

    Even season one wasn’t fair and square.

    ETA: No worries, shuey, I don’t like the line-up either (except for Cook and BEP- IDGAF I love Fergie). I’m watching for the Idols.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/iamthepurplewalrus purplesmile

    I’m obviously stoked about the Mraz appearance. I wonder what he is going to sing and with which Idol/s, if any.

    ETA: and LOL at Mrazà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s website. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve never been there before. Click the tour link for à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“information Jasonà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ . LOL

    LOL. My sister hates it when I go there but she would break into the “information Jason” song every now and then.

    Too bad if the David Bowie thing is really a no go.

  • SparklesATL

    Remember when the Prince on AI rumor came out and everyone said no freaking way?

    If they can get Prince, they can get the Thin White Duke.

  • hollygo9

    Even season one wasnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t fair and square.

    It was closer than most. You’d have thought they would have learned a thing or two since then. Sob backstories and pretty faces can get you to the top 10 (12, 13 whatever’s next) but a talented and savvy contestant can go all the way without the push of the pimp machine.

  • aly

    Am i the only one who thinks the line-up sucks ass? what a boring show its gona be. The only thing fun, is gona be watching Kiss look stupid on the idol stage

    Change Kiss/to Kris and I agree.

    But I’ll enjoy Adam,
    as usual.

  • twinkle

    oh have mercy. Kradam Mraz. my day has been made!

    and yes, his website is HILARIOUS. i recommend reading through the journal entries. the magic he works on words is certainly not limited to song.

    if it has to be one from his new album, i really hope JM sings “make it mine”… very much a “go forth and conquer” type song that would be good for the idols. but it will probably have to be im yours or lucky since those are the only released ones so far (that i know of).

  • sallyas1

    The celeb performances won’t affect the results. They all happen on Wednesday, after all votes are in. I see it has a sorta party / congrats to the final 2 for a job well done. I wasn’t all that impressed with David Cook and ZZ Top on paper (they just didn’t seem to fit), but in the end it ended up being one of the better performances of the night. Loved ZZ giving David the second verse to sing – and he wasn’t expecting it. Thankfully he knew it anyway.

    I dearly hope they get Bowie as well. Just because that would make one heck of a watershed moment for Idol. Hopefully they are keeping it on the downlow though. Maybe we will be surprised?

    Otherwise, I’m hoping for either Zeppelin or Queen for Adam’s duet.

    Hmmm – I wonder. Since David Cook will be there Wednesday – yeah for that! Would they have a 3 person performance. David with both Adam and Kris?

  • hermy

    wow, David Bowie. That would be awesome. I’m reeally excited for Jason Mraz. Love that guy.

  • http://topidol.wordpress.com TopIdolBlog

    I LOVE Bowie, but hello? How awesome would a Cher-Lambert duet be?

  • weareallinnocent

    All this talk about “unfair” has me asking, just who is in the finals this season who doesn’t deserve to be there and how is it unfair that he is?

    But, anyway. Very excited about Mraz, Cook, Santana, Lauper, the Black Eyed Peas, Urban, Bowie and KISS. What can I say, I love music and I’ve loved it for a long, long time. :-)

    Still laugh when recalling Jason Mraz quote about the group performance of (when they butchered) his song. He said he was pleased to be part of the “festival of enthusiasm.” LMAO!

    Anywho, I totally agree about the entertainment being much more in reality than on paper — Cook and ZZ Top being the most notable example. It’s a great time for the Idols to have fun and be on stage and in awe of current or former greats. All’s good by me.

  • TKat

    Actually, I would love to see them put Adam with Santana. I can picture an amazing duet — Adam’s vocals, Carlos’ guitar and those horns!

  • CCAdamFan

    I hope TPTB get Bowie, Queen, Zeppelin, or anyone else that Adam would flip out for. They freaking owe it to him. Especially if the “backlash” theory comes true and he places second. Adam is one of the best, if not THE best thing to happen to this show.

    I bet I am not the only one who has…for the first time ever….voted for ANY AI contestant and downloaded iTunes on my computer just so I could buy Adam’s songs. I even burned them onto a disc to take with me in my mini-van!

  • twinkle

    here is an interesting interview between Randy and JMraz. Randy gets all fanboy and i think Jason says a similar thing to what Gokey keeps proclaiming that he wants to do, but in a more universal/less preachy way. music = love!

    they also talk about jason’s songs coming up in auditions a lot.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuERtKj-7TQ

  • Michelle

    All this talk about à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“unfairà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  has me asking, just who is in the finals this season who doesnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t deserve to be there and how is it unfair that he is?

    Yeah, this line of argument gets us nowhere imo. The fact is, both of the finalists are there cause they got the votes *however* they managed to do it, and to me the fact that Danny is not there is proof that show-love alone can’t get you there, you have to have the talent to back you up (as Adam does). And the fact that you don’t get a lot of show-love doesn’t necessarily preclude you from going all the way (Kris). If anything you could argue that this specific Final 2 proves that in the end, it’s up to the voters.

    What’s Mraz’ current single, is it Lucky? Maybe he’s dueting with one of the girls? The only one I can think of who’d fit is Megan, but I don’t know if duets go all the way to #9.

  • lakerchristinee

    JASON MRAZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!

  • mandalay

    Paul Rodgers had very recently parted ways with Queen. The rest of the band could show up and let Adam be Freddie. Awesome indeed. They’d probably try to get him to tour with them.

  • popo830

    twiiter from Ryan Tedder (1Republic member)

    “Oh, and adam lambert told me backstage he had requested to actually perform “come home” the night before but the other dude sang Apologize”
    http://twitter.com/1Republic

    That’s sucks. Kris blew it. Ryan Tedder can’t even recall his name and called him ” the other dude”.

  • Balance

    IF they get David Bowie I imagine it would be for a group medley a la George last year

  • karenw

    Thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s sucks. Kris stole the chance from Adam but blew it. Ryan Tedder canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t even recall his name and called him à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  the other dudeà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ .

    I don’t think that Kris stole the chance as it was Kara and Randy who gave him the song to sing.

    But as an Adam fan I would have so liked to see him perform Come Home but I guess it wasn’t to be.

  • cookcricket

    Argh, who am I kidding! Thereà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s no way TPTB wonà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t do some/all of the above. Oh well, a girl can dream canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t she?

    IDK. For some reason I think this finale show will turn out to be the fairest show of the season. The judges have no idea how the tide is going to turn, so they can’t slant it one way or the other. JMO.

    TBH, all of the ‘this one should win because…’, ‘that one should win because…’ is wearing me out. LOL.

    I also can’t simply say, “May the best man win.”, because they are just so different and can both do well in their own genres. Can we just skip Tuesday and simply enjoy Wednesday? j/k. I am looking forward to Tuesday more for the curiosity factor more than anything else, as this point.

    ETA: sally1: “Hmmm – I wonder. Since David Cook will be there Wednesday – yeah for that! Would they have a 3 person performance. David with both Adam and Kris?”

    OMG! That, to me, would be so awesome!!!!!!

  • jammasta

    Thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s sucks. Kris stole the chance from Adam but blew it. Ryan Tedder canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t even recall his name and called him à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  the other dudeà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ .

    What? Kris didn’t steal the chance, and he didn’t blow it with Apologize.

  • http://thescraploft.blogspot.com/ kizgold

    Kris didn’t steal anything…. Randy and Kara made him sing that song. And I am the first to admit.. Adam is spectacular. But there are places in the music world for the Bowies and for all other performers as well. Adam is not entitled to the world, nor is he the second coming. I really enjoy him and will buy his album.. but I really enjoy Kris and will buy him too.

  • JohnM

    twinkle: oh have mercy. Kradam Mraz. my day has been made!

    How about Krazam??

  • GeminiDolly

    “the other dude” ??? Is it really that hard for people to remember Kris Allen?

  • http://thescraploft.blogspot.com/ kizgold

    I know! It is really insulting the way Kris gets treated. Adam has amazing range. Not everyone does. But that does not mean they are not just as talented and deserving. Kris is a very accomplished musician. His pre-Idol stuff is amazing. I have to say these 2 in the final is perfect to me and with Mraz ooooo someone pinch me.

  • http://www.equinoxrpg.com dreamr

    Not everybody feels that this season has been fair and square, and I know many people that are voting for Kris because they donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t care for Adams voice or style.

    True. *nod*

    And amazingly, there are some people who are voting for Kris for reasons that have absolutely nothing to do with Adam. Like…we actually LIKE Kris. I know! It’s totally unbelievable! lol

    I was talking to my roommate earlier about what kind of little “theme” they’ll have going on this year. Like last year they had that whole “boxing” theme. XD

  • twinkle

    LOL JohnM!

    i meant for there to be a plus sign… but KRAZAM is briliant.

    but i think we have to say it out loud in the way you would say “SHAZAM!” :lol_tb:

  • http://thescraploft.blogspot.com/ kizgold

    Yes exactly dreamr. I am voting for Kris because I enjoy him the most and have voted for no one but him all season.

  • bridgeymah

    Lights candle for Bowie appearance…

  • pleazurs

    I honestly think that it would be crazy if America voted for Kris to actually win over Adam – the thought is just ridiculous! Kris is nice guy, nice voice, nice faceà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦but cà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢mon. He is in no way special like Adam is.
    Adam has earned the seasons crown fair and square – if he doesnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t win the whole thingà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s a joke as far as Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m concerned.

    I agree with this analogy, I never paid attention to Kris’s performances except maybe twice, Adam kept me mezmarized since day one!

    “singing” competition does that mean voice, choices, stage presence, potential “sucessful” recording artist?

    Im voting 4 Adam 4 hours 4 the win! :king_tb:

  • Mila

    I know! It is really insulting the way Kris gets treated. Adam has amazing range. Not everyone does. But that does not mean they are not just as talented and deserving.

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    How come it is a fault of TPTB that Tedder did not remind his name? seems totally unrelated. Not everything is a consequence of TPTB being unfair and pimping adam… Kris is more of a low key person than Adam, obviously. Unless you were referring to some other post…

  • cmheart

    à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Oh, and adam lambert told me backstage he had requested to actually perform à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“come homeà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  the night before but the other dude sang Apologizeà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ 
    http://twitter.com/1Republic

    Ouch, poor Kris. Though I would have sooo preferred if Adam had sung “Come Home” to “Cryin”. Ah well.

  • Tess

    edit: bitching about the other fans on the blog is so not the topic of this thread. It’s also a violation of the guidelines

  • spring2009

    While I completely understand that everyone has different tastes in music, Kris has had one great song, one ok song and the rest were very unremarkable – some bordering on bad. Not the making of a star IMHO.

  • LaurelG

    Matty G. twittered this about his duet on the show:

    “Anyways, I hope you like my duet this week. It’s something thats NEVER been done on idol :) It’s gonna be rockin'”

    Interesting. http://twitter.com/mgiraudofficial

    I know some people think these are fake, but Danny’s, Matt’s and Anoop’s all link up and Anoop posts rehearsal pictures on his.

    I like Kris, but I can’t imagine anyone but Adam winning this year. He truly has earned it with an entire season of incredible performances. Love the guy.

  • Tess

    Matt talks about his duet, Scott talks about his duet….Why do I get the feeling we are going to have a real jam session on that stage complete with dueling pianos and some guitars and some OTT singing from Matt, Scott and who knows who else.

  • Mila

    While I completely understand that everyone has different tastes in music, Kris has had one great song, one ok song and the rest were very unremarkable – some bordering on bad. Not the making of a star IMHO.

    This… I liked him but am getting annoyed by people claiming he is some kind of genius artist in rearranging stuff… I cant get over the fact that, for me, she works hard for the money is exactly the same as heartless (guitar, so so voice, shocking version of a dico/rap/totally different song). Aint no sunshine was the only one different, but i have to give it a new listen, i dont remember it very well.

    He was very lucky indeed… that was a very good time for a moment. But if he had had a heartless performance in top 13, could he keep having similar great performances until now, as Adam did? How many acoustic versions could one make before being called repetitive?

  • L2

    à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“the other dudeà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  ??? Is it really that hard for people to remember Kris Allen?

    Umm, yes.

    I have a number of friends (casual voters) who will be voting for Adam because he just really stands out to them. No offense to Kris, who has fans who appreciate what he does, but to a certain portion of the voting public, Adam represents who they see as exemplifying the American Idol. That being said, they like Kris (but cannot remember him), and Adam just “wows” them. And I am sure there are other accounts, on the flip side, that speak in favor of Kris. The difference is that everyone knows Adam, good or bad.

    It should be a great final with each contestant in the right frame of mind to show off what got them there.

  • Truthiness

    knock off the fan warring

  • AC

    I don’t think if Kris wins it would be due to people voting against Adam because I think people in general are too lazy for that. Kris and Adam have totally different styles and people have different tastes. For me, I love them both and think that they can both be successful because there is a market for both of them. I’m going to be voting for Kris because I loved all his performances ( well, except for the dance song)

    I kinda wish that Jamie foxx was dueting with Kris because he’s been gushing everyone about how much he loves him.. haha.. but I understand why they would put him with Keith Urban. Kris is not country but he does have a lot of appeal to the country audience and they are getting ready to give him more exposure. Even though Kris may not win, they will have him release an album and what better way than to try and expand his audience.

  • Jx223

    Kris has had one great song, one ok song and the rest were very unremarkable – some bordering on bad. Not the making of a star IMHO

    I think that most of Kris’s performances have been unremarkable. I did not think that his version of “Heartless” was that good. The only performance of his that I kind of liked was “Ain’t No Sunshine.” I thought that “Falling Slowly” was an excellent song choice, but I agreed with Randy’s review of the song.

  • matkojapan

    Am I the only one who sees an allison/santana duet?

    how cool would that be?

  • elephant1212

    From Ryan Tedder of One Republic:

    Oh, and adam lambert told me backstage he had requested to actually perform “come home” the night before but the other dude sang Apologize
    about 6 hours ago from TwitterBerry

    DAMN!!! HE KILLS ON “COME HOME” ON YOUTUBE!!! HOPEFULLY SIMON FULLER WILL LET HIM SING IT FOR THE FINALE??/ PLEASE???

  • cay

    I think TPTB have high hopes for Matt. I think he’ll sing with Mraz. Matt is more of an entertainer than Kris. He can really command a stage, and records beautifully. I see them pushing Kris into the country genre a la Keith Urban. Kris has that small town country boy charm with the blonde wife and matching aprons. There’s a lot of money to be made there.

    I hope they stop the wild spread of the Bowie Adam duet. I’ll now be disappointed with anything else. It will be epic. I’d rather Adam give up the win and the confetti for that moment. Something tells me Adam would too.

  • Dr. Tracey

    Oh wow Keith and Kris eh? Coolio!

  • Suzanne

    Since David Cook will be there Wednesday – yeah for that! Would they have a 3 person performance. David with both Adam and Kris?à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ 

    OMG! That, to me, would be so awesome!!!!!!

    That’s exactly how the Season 2 finale began. Kelly Clarkson sang “One Voice” and Clay and Ruben joined . . . and then I think a big huge chorus joined–they always go over the top at AI. Pretty moving, actually.

    PS. I’ll be voting for 4 hours 4 Kris. And he had three remarkable performances: Heartless, Ain’t No Sunshine, and Falling Slowly, and many others that were very good.

  • terps

    I really hope he gets to sing “Come Home” it is incredible. It could possibly be another Mad World moment

  • jlc

    I bet I am not the only one who hasà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦for the first time everà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦.voted for ANY AI contestant and downloaded iTunes on my computer just so I could buy Adamà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s songs. I even burned them onto a disc to take with me in my mini-van!

    My first year was last year–for David Cook. Even went to an AI tour concert.
    So I guess this is my sophomore year. :cool1_tb:

  • cwg509

    I really hope he gets to sing à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Come Homeà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  it is incredible. It could possibly be another Mad World moment

    Agree

    Oh, I’m so mad now that he did not do it last week. I love his version.

  • EmmaJK

    I honestly think that it would be crazy if America voted for Kris to actually win over Adam – the thought is just ridiculous!

    Really? I’ll actually be voting for the first time on Tuesday. I guess that means I’ll be included in the “crazy” and “ridiculous” demographic. I like what I’ve seen of Kris. He reminds me of both Jason and Brooke from last year, and I loved them.

    I’m really looking forward to seeing Jason Mraz on Wednesday, and Cookie. The other guests sound almost as lame as last year’s were. Not quite, but almost.

  • Lys

    Kris and Adam have totally different styles and people have different tastes. For me, I love them both and think that they can both be successful because there is a market for both of them. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m going to be voting for Kris because I loved all his performances (well, except for the dance song).

    This. They’re like night and day, coke and coffee, relaxing on the beach vs. skydiving, etc. There’s room for both of them in the finale, and I’m glad they’ve gotten this far. But with that said, Kris is the only one who’s consistently grabbed my attention this season. I actually started out a Matt and Anoop fan, but Pocket Idol slowly won me over. :happy_tb: His performances always feel “real” to me, and I love their vibe. When he performs, the result is always heartfelt, nuanced, and well-executed. (Well, except for that dance song. :tongue1_tb: )

  • Calliope

    à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“the other dudeà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  ??? Is it really that hard for people to remember Kris Allen?

    For some, yes. It took getting down to four contestants for my mother to even notice Kris was there. She always forgot him.

    I really think this is an interesting final 2 considering the contrast: crazy vocals vs mellow vocals, performer vs acoustic guitarist, one of the most polarizing contestants vs one of the least, etc. They are extremely different, except for both of them appearing to be really nice.

  • Tony

    edit: Knock it off

  • baxter

    Summer of 1990, I saw Bowie in concert and it was the greatest concert I have EVER been to in my life. 10th row with my mouth hanging open, listened and stared in awe of Mr. Bowie. If they somehow manage to get him on the AI stage on Wed, esp to sing Under Pressure with Adam, put a freakin fork in me, I AM DONE!!!!!

  • praepos

    edit: knock off the baiting or you’ll be banned

  • saramcvt

    Joe at Joesplaceblog says that Bowie fell through, and they are trying to find someone else to duet with Adam. :-(

  • adamlover

    i only vote for adam. i think adam should win because he has had not one bad performance, not one pitchy note, everything he does is entertaining and he is totally captivating on stage. that being said, i am glad that kris is in the finale with him because i like kris a lot and if anything should go wrong, i would want it to be with either kris or allison…

    adam and kris are great friends and i am sure they will give us a great show.

    i am not a bowie fan but it would make adam so happy that i cant help but root for him to come on…steven tyler would be good too.

  • Dr. Tracey

    Does Jason Mraz play piano? Maybe a piano duel with Matt, that would be cool and as far as I can remember “Ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s something thats NEVER been done on idol”.

  • AC

    If the duet with Bowie fell through for Adam, I’m sure Kiss would be his duet. Imagine the tongue action!

  • karenw

    Joe at Joesplaceblog says that Bowie fell through, and they are trying to find someone else to duet with Adam. :-(

    Damn ….. it better not be Susan Boyle

  • star

    Ryan Tedder canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t even recall his name and called him à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  the other dudeà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ .

    LOL Ryan. That doesn’t bode well for Kris’ post-Idol career. :sleep_tb:

  • elephant1212

    Hereà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s a few things that Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve heard is going to happen at the finale. We will update as more info becomes available

    Cyndi Lauper will be doing a Duet with Allison (Sheà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s the à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“funà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  girl from a previous post)

    Keith Urban will be performing with Kris at the Finale

    Jason Mraz is confirmed to be performing. No clue with who.

    They are trying to round up as many winners as possible to have a duet a Beatles song. Scheduling conflicts are making this difficult – one or two probably wonà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t be in attendance

    Carlos Santana will be performing at the finale.

    Bad news: David Bowie fell through. (Theres like a 5% chance it will happen so they are still working on someone to perform with Adam at the finale)

    David Cook, Lionel Richie, Queen Latifah andBlack Eyed Peas have already been announced.

    The band KISS is also rumored to appear.

  • jersey

    Here’s the thing about AI. The right person ALWAYS wins because on that Tuesday night in May, they managed to get the most votes. Winning a tv show, doesn’t mean they are guaranteed future record sales. It only means that they won a tv show contest. It doesn’t matter what the concert/record sales are in 6 months or a year. It doesn’t matter if one falls off the face of the earth and the other is the next great thing. The right person always wins because they got the most votes.

  • http://idolthoughts.today.com/ foxydonna

    I want Queen and Adam. Bowie would be cool, but Queen would be mind-blowing. Fuller, please… do this for me!

    This is going to be one hell of a finale!

  • http://www.irish-wolfhounds.com Buderschnookie

    Joe at Joesplaceblog says that Bowie fell through, and they are trying to find someone else to duet with Adam. :-(

    I doubt Steve Perry is busy.

  • silverwings

    Joe at Joesplaceblog says that Bowie fell through, and they are trying to find someone else to duet with Adam. :-(

    Is it wrong that I’m hoping they are doing this to blindside us with Bowie?

    Yeah, I know, sad…

    Who else would rock with Adam? I wouldn’t want him to sing with KISS…

  • Chipmunk

    à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“the other dudeà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  ??? Is it really that hard for people to remember Kris Allen?

    Err..Yes!

  • Chipmunk

    Cyndi Lauper will be doing a Duet with Allison

    Oh hell noooooooo!! :eek_wp:

  • matkojapan

    I’m with you chipmunk!

    Hell to the noooooo on the Lauper/Allison duet!!

    That would suck donkey balls!!

    PLEASE DUET WITH SANTANA!!

  • matkojapan

    I thought for sure Lauper would duet with Anoop on true colors!!

  • http://www.equinoxrpg.com dreamr

    LOL Ryan. That doesnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t bode well for Krisà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ post-Idol career.

    Yeah, because one celeb doesn’t remember Kris’ name that means he obviously is never going to be successful. Let’s just forget about all the celebs who have been quoted lately saying that they like Kris.

    LOL @ the country being underwhelmed by Adam, and hes in the finale. Yep, that makes sense.

    Which is what a lot of people are saying about Kris. Why does it make sense with Kris and not with Adam?

  • jlc

    While browsing the tube just now, I came across George Michael’s finale performance from last year–I cried then & just did again. Would love to hear Adam do the same song, which was “Praying for Time”. I love rocker Adam, but I love soft Adam, too.

    If that song doesn’t move you…nothing will.

  • spring2009

    I do believe that Kris is on his way to the crown. Why? It’s the American way. Previous seasons have proven this.

    I also believe, and I am willing to bet ANYTHING that Adam will be far more successful.

  • ross

    I honestly think that it would be crazy if America voted for Kris to actually win over Adam – the thought is just ridiculous! Kris is nice guy, nice voice, nice faceà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦but cà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢mon. He is in no way special like Adam is.
    Adam has earned the seasons crown fair and square – if he doesnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t win the whole thingà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s a joke as far as Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m concerned.

    Naturally, you’re a fan of his, so you think Adam is great. I understand that. Because I’m a big fan of Kris, I understand how people feel about their favorites. What I don’t understand is why so many fans of Adam can’t understand how their opinions of him are only opinions, not facts. It’s subjective.

    Because you think Adam is special, brilliant, whatever, it doesn’t mean it’s a fact, or that the rest of the world agrees with you.

    If America voted for Kris it wouldn’t be crazy. Even if you’re not objective you can see it’s not as if you’re talking about some untalented person who doesn’t deserve to be there. He’s just not your cup of tea. Most of Kris’s fans seem to be fair enough to say Adam deserves to be there as much as Kris does, and it would be great if more of Adam’s fans returned the sentiment.

  • cookcricket

    For some, yes. It took getting down to four contestants for my mother to even notice Kris was there. She always forgot him.

    LOL, she may have noticed him if the judges gave him his due. Maybe not, he may not be her style. That’s fine.

    I’d listen to acoustic Kris all day. (I’ve downloaded all except the dance song, btw and listen to them over and over.) Love him. I love how he connects to his songs and is real. He’s amazing! Yup!

  • colette

    Well, at least the passions are running high!

    Maybe they should declare a virtual tie, and let them go their own ways. Otherwise, we have an apples vs. komquats contest, and it’s gonna be mighty subjective.

    And look, some of us really are nice, unbigoted music lovers who just don’t have to have a jones for Adam Lambert’s musical taste and his stage shtick, and find Kris’s style more appealing. This is not a matter of gravely important principle here. Nobody’s getting robbed — or as Kris said in a recent interview, “We both already won.” It’s a TV talent contest — and a chance to escape from that much less fun “real” reality for a while….

  • Trina

    Which is what a lot of people are saying about Kris. Why does it make sense with Kris and not with Adam?

    Cuz Adam is a SUPERSTAR who singlehandedly rescued AI from a slow death :laugh_tb:

    Adam and Kris were both in the bottom 3 one time and they ended up there the same week together. We don’t really know what’s going on voting but from what the show has shown us they’re on the same page. I think Adam is terribly overrated but I can at least acknowledge he had to do something right to end up in the final 2, same with Kris. You don’t just get there by being completely underwhelming. Obviously you’re appealing to SOME people.

    Yeah, because one celeb doesnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t remember Krisà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ name that means he obviously is never going to be successful.

    Yep and god knows I consider Ryan Tedder such a massive music authority. Frankly I hope the fact that he can’t remember Kris’ name means he’ll stay far away from him when the time comes he has to record under 19/BMG.

  • skylight1219

    AI needs both Kris and Adam to be stars. It’s a double whammy, just like the 2 Davids. If Kris wins, then it’s because America likes his style more. I just can’t get it that it would be a travesty if Adam doesn’t win. The world won’t end.

    I just can’t get that enthused one way or the other about who wins. I only know who’s record I’d buy and it isn’t one by Adam Lambert.

    Winning doesn’t mean one will be more successful than the other. It just means that people spent 4 hours voting more than the fans of the other. This doesn’t always translate into record sales.

    I think I got burned out on AI after last season. I love Jason Castro and hated the way they threw him under the bus. Syesha barely sold any downloads from ITunes, and I’m still not sure she will have a post Idol career. I guess I just don’t believe she came in 3rd. It never added up. But, oh well, Jason has a recording contract now and I’m looking forward to his CD.

    It’s all good and this is just a reality tv show!

  • Chipmunk

    IDK. I think it goes both ways.

    Adam fans not liking Kris cause they think heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s boring. Kris fans not liking Adam à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢cause heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s too broadway and screams.

    I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t think either side is blameless. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve seen the hate/love for both Kris and Adam pretty evenly divided. Fans get crazy. It happens.

    Word!

  • ross

    Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢d listen to acoustic Kris all day. (Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve downloaded all except the dance song, btw and listen to them over and over.) Love him. I love how he connects to his songs and is real. Heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s amazing! Yup!

    I agree, and I think he has an amazing voice! (There! I said it.) Adam doesn’t have the only amazing voice. There are different kinds of amazing. I just listened to the performance version of Heartless again, and Kris’s voice and what he manages to do with it, it’s totally awesome, and as thrilling in its way (more, imho) than what Adam does. It’s like he’s laughing and crying at the same time. It’s phenomenal.

    I always thought the judges threw him under the bus after All She Wants To Do Is Dance, by the way (I think it was the week following Falling Slowly, maybe they were trying to stop his momentum?). Have you listened to it recently? :)

  • skylight1219

    So, we have a choice between screamer and a bore? Sounds about right to me. I really don’t care who wins – I just don’t – even though I’d like to see Kris get the title. I won’t be all upset if he doesn’t because he’s going to be alright one way or the other.

  • http://www.equinoxrpg.com dreamr

    Cuz Adam is a SUPERSTAR who singlehandedly rescued AI from a slow death

    Oh yeah! How could I have forgotten!? :P

  • Chipmunk

    I always thought the judges threw him under the bus after All She Wants To Do Is Dance

    that’s the week he should have gone home or at the very least made a trip to the bottom 3, IMO….I think the judges were spot on, the bus was parked well away on this one…it was bad

  • hollygo9

    Thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s sucks. Kris stole the chance from Adam but blew it.

    Yes, the show has been very unfair to Adam. :rolleyes_wp:

  • Chipmunk

    I love Jason Castro and hated the way they threw him under the bus. Syesha barely sold any downloads from ITunes, and Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m still not sure she will have a post Idol career. I guess I just donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t believe she came in 3rd

    Jason castro had 3 bad weeks in a row once he hit the Top 6…..They didnt even need the bus, he underperformed and was voted out, as simple as that.

    I’m a Castro fan but dont think he deserved to go any further and Top 4 was just about right for him IMO, because as much as I can’t stand Syesha she had a better night and deserved to stay

  • ross

    thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s the week he should have gone home or at least made a trip to the bottom 3, IMOà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦.How does telling someone he sucked when he did equal to throwing him under the bus?

    Guess I didn’t think he sucked. If you think he should have gone home, or been in the bottom 3, then you have to blame the voters. I was talking about the judges.

    By the way, I got the order of the weeks mixed up, sorry. He did have a great performance the week before, I think it was Ain’t No Sunshine.

  • Chipmunk

    Guess I didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t think he sucked. If you think he should have gone home or been in the bottom 3, then you have to blame the voters, I was talking about the judges

    i’m also talking about the judges, in direct response to your “bus” comment..because they were spot on, there wasnt a bus in sight, it was simply a bad performance and very poor song choice, as was reiterated by the judges

    Megan sucked slightly more, and deserved to go home, and you’re probably right..the momentum from his performance the week before helped him

  • just sayin

    I think the Cyndi Lauper/Allison duet will be awesome. Just wait. They’ll be great together.

  • Calliope

    LOL, she may have noticed him if the judges gave him his due. Maybe not, he may not be her style. Thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s fine.

    It’s more him not being her thing. What I found funny was she really liked his “She Works Hard for Her Money” and told me, but forgot who did it.

    I don’t think the judges have been that hard on Kris though and have given him a fair amount of praise (Allison was the one who I felt didn’t get her dues).

  • ross

    ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m also talking about the judges, in direct response to your à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“busà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  comment..because they were spot on, there wasnt a bus in sight.

    Okay, I take it back, I don’t feel like arguing. By the way, Megan went home that week. Personally, I’m glad she did. But if you think it should have been Kris, that’s your opinion.

  • cookcricket

    I always thought the judges threw him under the bus after All She Wants To Do Is Dance, by the way (I think it was the week following Falling Slowly, maybe they were trying to stop his momentum?). Have you listened to it recently? :)

    You know what, I’ve been considering checking it out again and probably will before it’s taken away.

    I’m just so happy and excited for Kris’s career regardless of what happens. I can’t wait to hear him and Keith together Wednesday night! (Wanna try to stay on topic. LOL)

    ETA: I actually think it was the week after “Ain’t No Sunshine”. This was probably a ‘break out’ week for him. He went last that week and could have very well had been a top vote-getter that night. Very interesting theory indeed!

  • virgo03v

    Joe at Joesplaceblog says that Bowie fell through, and they are trying to find someone else to duet with Adam. :-(

    I have nothing against Joesplaceblog at all, but all of their “spoilers” have been wrong for this whole season by now. lol I would rather have a second confirmation on that.

  • Chipmunk

    I think the Cyndi Lauper/Allison duet will be awesome. Just wait. Theyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll be great together

    I hope it works out, cos last time I saw Cyndi sing something it wasnt good,LOL

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  • Meg23

    Depends on what side of the coin youà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢re looking at,lol

    Haha, I meant both sides.

  • Chipmunk

    Haha, I meant both sides.

    Cool :mrgreen_wp:

  • AC

    I’m thinking that the top 7 might all get duets.. but then I’m also thinking they might give one to Scott because he’s blind ( I don’t mean that in a negative way but they usually don’t give one to the 8th place finisher) I’m thinking Queen Latifah will perform with Lil Rounds. I also wonder if there are going to be girls and guys in separate group performances. I hope not since all the girls but Allison sucked so I would only be happy if they all just sing background for her. haha… My real theory is that they’ll be one big performance with all the idols and then they’re going to get split into different groups- like one will be r&b group, one will be rock, and one lite-AC? something like that. I’m like super excited for the finale but sad at the same time it’ll be over. I’m also anxious for my Kris and Adam duet. Is it pathetic of me that I wish they sing a love song to each other? haha :lol_tb: :lol_tb:

  • hollygo9

    Like last year they had that whole à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“boxingà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  theme. XD

    Clay and Ruben had the boxing theme, too. It’s al they know how to do with an all male finale.

    Ryan Tedder canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t even recall his name and called him à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  the other dudeà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ .

    I couldn’t find two people in my off-line world who know who Ryan Tedder is. Or One Republic for that matter. Not by name anyway. So, you’ll forgive me if I think that Jordin Sparks’ backup player pretending he doesn’t know Kris’s name isn’t exactly burn notice.

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  • padawanewan

    I am pleased to have my dream finale. I only with Allison could have been there for the top 3.

    Adam and Kris have already won. They earned/won the same recording deals. I am a fan of both. Too bad it cannot be declared a tie.

    I would rather see them and Allison perform together than a duet with someone else.

  • Calliope

    My real theory is that theyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll be one big performance with all the idols and then theyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢re going to get split into different groups- like one will be r&b group, one will be rock, and one lite-AC? something like that. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m like super excited for the finale but sad at the same time ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll be over.

    That would be interesting, but what would the breakdown be?

    R&B: Anoop, Lil, Matt
    AC: Scott, Michael, Jorge
    Rock: Allison, Adam

    Danny could be AC or R&B (Same for Michael as well, actually)
    Jasmine seems pure pop, but I guess R&B works for her
    Megan… with the rockers? Same as Kris? I don’t think either of them are R&B or AC. Alexis as well… not sure.

    Maybe they will divide it by 1-4, 5-8, 9-13? Or just mix it up. I don’t know. It seems like cheesetastic group numbers were more a Nigel thing.

  • matkojapan

    How about an allison/cook duet? Has the Idol winner ever done one? I know he is a big fan of hers and I think they would sound awesome together!

  • anna in vegas

    Wow, this seems to be getting as out of control as the two Davids fans last year, heaven forbid. Why can’t we just say we hope our favorite Idol wins and leave it at that until the confetti falls? Gheeesh……

  • abbysee

    The only finale show that I truly remember for anything but the winner was the year Prince took the stage, did his thing, and disappeared into the ether. It was epic.

    I do also recall that fabulous Tobacco Road from season 5, that was just sensational and it showed that you don’t have to have stars to have a moment. That night also made me appreciate Bucky, it was so much fun to hear and watch. Taylor sizzled as well. Luved it. I am only a bit excited about Mraz, otherwise, snooze. I love Cyndi, but I want to see her do this show as much as I want to see Cher, not that much. I love Lionel Richie, he looks like he could have fathered my high school sweetheart…..but enough already.

    Now Bowie, or Queen, maybe. Bowie for the sheer magnitude of it, and Queen because it could be a serious showcase for Adam, otherwise meh.

  • foxylady

    I think it’s too funny that Keith Urban is performing with Kris when he’s an Adam fan. I really hope Adam doesn’t get stuck with KISS because I despise them. Excited for Jason Mraz! Allison and Cyndi is gonna be awesome as well.

  • cookcricket

    Someone above mentioned Scott and Matt doing a duet with the pianos. I think this could be a real possibility!

  • matkojapan

    I guess the Cyndi/Allison duet is confirmed. bummer. I just can’t fathom how that will work :confused_wp:

  • maracaibo

    Scott mentioned on his twitter that he was rehearsing with the band specifically.
    Matt is #5 and Scott is #8 so I don’t think they will perform together.
    Plus.. their singing styles are so different.

    I think Matt will either be with Santana or Mraz
    And Scott with Lionel Richie, if he gets a celebrity duet. Who knows!

    Or maybe Danny is with Lionel Richie or Santana. Hmmm.

  • Chipmunk

    Wow, this seems to be getting as out of control as the two Davids fans last year, heaven forbid. Why canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t we just say we hope our favorite Idol wins and leave it at that until the confetti falls? Gheeeshà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦

    But that wouldnt be as much fun :tongue1_tb:

  • steve

    matkojapan
    May 17th, 2009 at 12:00 am
    I guess the Cyndi/Allison duet is confirmed. bummer. I just canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t fathom how that will work

    I dont see it but why wouldnt TPTB do that.They never gave her any respect.
    Santana and allison would be great.I could see a “moment”with them.

  • erinnthered

    They are trying to round up as many winners as possible to have a duet a Beatles song. Scheduling conflicts are making this difficult – one or two probably wonà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t be in attendance

    Didn’t they do the “former Idols sing The Beatles” thing a few years ago? They need to learn some new tricks.

    I’m very excited about Cyndi and Allison. I’m with those who think it will be awesome!

    Sorry the Bowie thing fell through, but I’m sure they will find someone amazing for Adam. Hopefully we can see Adam work with Bowie when it’s not related to Idol…like a duet on his album, or Bowie doing backing vocals and producing a song?

    Thanks for the heads up, elephant1212!

  • hollygo9

    I dont see it but why wouldnt TPTB do that.They never gave her any respect.

    I speaks to a total lack of imagination on the part of the producers. Cute singer songwriter? Keith Urban! Kool-aid colored pop star? Cyndi Lauper! If Scott had made it to top 5, they’d have gotten him Stevie Wonder because he’s a blind pianist.

  • 4got

    Cynid Lauper & Allison? Are they serious? That’s like a grandmother/granddaughter duet! Couldn’t they get Avril Lavigne for Allison?

  • Lu

    I do also recall that fabulous Tobacco Road from season 5, that was just sensational and it showed that you donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t have to have stars to have a moment. That night also made me appreciate Bucky, it was so much fun to hear and watch. Taylor sizzled as well.

    I LOVED that abby! They sounded amazing. Betcha if there had been an itunes download option for that it would have sold a bunch! I need to get that little ditty on my ipod. I’ve got the mp3 around here somewhere!

    I’m not all that excited for the finale. I’m definitely excited to see the performances Tuesday night. If it weren’t for being able to follow along here on the blog and have some laughs on finale night, I’d probably just tune it at the end to see who won. But watching idol on MJs blog… just doesn’t get any better than that!

    ETA: I am a little excited for the finale to see what my boy Matt will do. I’m betting he’s going to be amazing since he hoepfully won’t have the nerves to deal with. Someone mentioned the possibility of some dueling pianos… please let that happen!!!

  • shuey

    NOTHING is gona touch this !- Kelly Clarkson (featuring Jeff Beck)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxNYvzXQ3m4

    maybe adam with Queen.

  • haruhi

    Again, I’m, amazed that people are still up. Anyway, I’m excited to watch this year’s finale, and even without music stars, I’d still be excited. I’d like to watch more of Adam and Kris, and the other idols performances, too. Well, this is the first time I’m going to watch the finale, so I’m really excited. Having said that, I will miss the live broadcast of AI because I’d be on the plane on the performance show going home, and I’d be on the plane again, the next day for the results going out of the country. I’m just so sad and so pissed…

  • CathyMK

    I am a fan of both. Too bad it cannot be declared a tie.

    Me too. Whatever happened to the mostly friendly rivalry we were having a week or 2 ago? Oh, yeah, Danny went home, so everyone only has 1 other guy left to worry about.

    Kris is understated, but he’s grown as an artist and performer over the season, I love his voice, and the hint of a jazzy style that we get from him sometimes. I think he’d sound great with Jason Mraz. Putting the 2 acoustic guitar boys together for a song with just them and their guitars would be magical. Matt can’t sing live, Jason would be wasted on him. Kris has been pitch perfect all season.

    I said this yesterday, and it’s still true- PLEASE keep KISS away from my Idols! They had 2 hit songs 30 years ago and have lived off of them ever since. They have no relevance whatsoever to today’s music.

    I think Adam could duet with just about anyone and make it work. Someone said he wouldn’t fit with Queen Latifah because she’s not a belter. So? Adam doesn’t always belt out a song. See: Tracks of My Tears and Mad World, and some of his songs from the Upright Cafe. He’ll adapt his style to whoever he’s singing with.

    It’s nice to not be all worked up about who wins this year, since I’ll be happy either way. I hope Adam and Kris are able to manage the good attitude that the Davids had and still have.

  • pleazurs

    Ive already spoke my peace on the itunes performance review.

    Im sure this tues and wednesday will be a “ding dong” just waiting for us to critique its every second.

    Someone up said Adam and Kris already won, but Im sorry Kris fans, I dont see this guy being a great entertainer bringing in the $$. He said on one interview he didnt even like to travel, like, whateverrrr!

    Adam deserves that crown of American Idol 100% and if he doesnt win Im so done with Idol

    VOTE 4 ADAM 4 HOURS 4 THE WIN!!!!!!!!!! :clap_tb:

  • matkojapan

    for those of you who think a Lauper/Allison duet would be awesome, please give me an inkling as to what they could possibly sing together?

    out of all the performers on the show, Cindy is the absolute worst pairing for Allison.

    And yes, Steve, a Santana/Allison duet reeks of “moment”!!

    TPTB are complete morons

  • adamisthemanfan

    Adam singing with Bowie? LOL I feel bad for Bowie then because he is not nearly the singer Adam is…I have a concert that took place in London not too long ago which features Pink Floyd front man David Gilmour and he performed Comfortably Numb with Bowie and Bowie sounded awful…he’s really just not as great as some, or a great number actually, of musicians who were his contemporaries, but w/e I’m sure Adam will still be great…idk how a duet b/t Cyndi Lauper and Allison will turn out but I think it could be fun I love that girls just wanna have fun song and it could give an opportunity to Allison to show her fun side as a ‘fuck you’ to Simon :tongue2_tb: , we’ll see. I’m hoping for another Allison/Adam duet but idk if they will be able to fit it..at least they will do the slow ride on tour.

  • autumnfaery

    I will be pleased as punch with a Kradam win. Just as well since by the time I get home from work to watch, voting will long since have ended.

    The highlight for me will seriously be seeing Cookie on the big screen again. Am I the only one that’s hoping he sings ADAM, bringing out all the idols for a sing-along? I would be reduced to a total puddle. And what a beautiful tribute too.

    I realize it would make more sense for him to sing Bar-Ba-Sol given its single status, but ADAM would be appropriate considering they used it during auditions for a video montage. And it would give everyone big warm gooey fuzzies too. Or turn everyone into a sobbing mess. Just as long as they don’t make him reprise the Magic Rainbow. Or I’ll be sobbing for all the wrong reasons.

  • matkojapan

    OMG, If they force Allison to sing girls just wanna have fun I think I’ll have an aneurysm!! :furious_tb:

  • Soapbox0916

    Someone up said Adam and Kris already won, but Im sorry Kris fans, I dont see this guy being a great entertainer bringing in the $$. He said on one interview he didnt even like to travel, like, whateverrrr!

    Kris has been to eight countries, see the American Idol finale page. Kris has proven to be adaptable and be able to go with the flow, so Kris can handle the lifestyle that comes with being an entertainer. Kris has already gotten my bucks through itunes. Kris already entertains me.

    I adore Adam too, so this finale is a win-win for me no matter what happens.

  • hypertwink

    I feel bad for Bowie then because he is not nearly the singer Adam is.

    Sad but if we’re doing comparisons now, what has Adam achieved in his life, compared to David Fucking Bowie?

  • steve

    hypertwink
    May 17th, 2009 at 2:18 am
    I feel bad for Bowie then because he is not nearly the singer Adam is.

    Sad but if weà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢re doing comparisons now, what has Adam achieved in his life, compared to David Fucking Bowie?

    That sums up the whole adam/kris debate.You dont have to have crazy range to be a big star.

    I hope all the talk grandmom singing with my lava girl is just that.I just cant see santana and her not doing anything together.Allison came right to my mind when i saw his name.

  • Michelle

    I feel bad for Bowie then because he is not nearly the singer Adam is.

    Sad but if weà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢re doing comparisons now, what has Adam achieved in his life, compared to David Fucking Bowie?

    Well, he saved American Idol, dontcha know? :jittery_tb:

    Cyndi Lauper with Allison? Keith Urban with Kris? These duets aren’t making any sense…

  • matkojapan

    me too Steve.

    The two Latin rockers getting their groove on would so friggin ROCK!!

    What does Lauper have to do with rock?

    I totally hope this is just an unconfirmed rumor. I need to see my girl rock out one last time this season and that ain’t gonna happen with an over the hill sugar sweet pop star!

  • matkojapan

    Christ, even Allison fronting KISS would be cool!

    ANYONE but Lauper :furious_tb:

  • 4got

    If Freddie Mercury & David Bowie could be a good duet with Under Pressure, Adam & David is a no brainer. Adam is super great but he cannot compare with Freddie Mercury’s range.

  • Thea

    Wow, if they do get Bowie I”ll be over the moon. The man is a genius- period. Some stuff he did 30 years ago is still innovative now :).
    It would be a big, big, validation for Adam if he decides to do it. We’ll see.

    Yes, I am a bit worried about our rocker, I don’t see the perfect combination for her yet!

  • http://twitter.com/cara_lee pj

    Wow, why the Lauper dissing? She actually has a place in pop music history, unlike Avril (can’t remember who suggested that, but gah). As for KISS, who knows? I think she’s a better singer than their generic hard rock requires, although it could still be some head banging fun.

    I was pretty sure Bowie wouldn’t want to go on AI. He still has his integrity and tons of money. Why should he? He may even like Adam, but that doesn’t mean he needs AI.

    Kris and Keith Urban? Sounds cool to me.

    Y’all, none of these duets matter, anyway. They will happen after the voting is done.

  • steve

    matkojapan
    May 17th, 2009 at 2:53 am
    Christ, even Allison fronting KISS would be cool!

    ANYONE but Lauper

    Lauper,megan joy comes to mind.That is how sad the thought of allison singing with her makes me.

  • matkojapan

    Megan would be good for Lauper! Similar quirky styles. Will Megan get a duet though? She finished 9th so I doubt it.

    When I saw Lauper, I just automatically assumed it was an Anoop “True Colors” duet.

  • matkojapan

    PJ

    I’m not really dissing Lauper. I’m just dissing the pairing of her with Allison. Can’t see how that would work.

  • http://twitter.com/cara_lee pj

    I don’t think anyone other than top 5 at best will get a duet, so no Megan. She’ll be in group numbers.

    Cyndie and Allison are both creative. If it’s true, I’m sure they will come up with something cool.

    eta: Matkojapan, I didn’t mean you specifically. Others have expressed angst over the pairing. Thanks for clarifying. :-)

  • TylerWV

    Im a little puzzled over the pairings as well. I just love Keith Urban, he is such a good entertainer. His concerts rock, but I can’t see him and Kris together. I also would rather hear adam and allison do a full duet then cyndi lauper and allison. AI has had some great finales. The Carrie / Bo finale was great, and season 5 also. Last year was pretty good too. Usually the guys group numbers are great, but Ive yet to see a good number by the girls. It was funny when Kevin Corvais sang Whats Up Pussy cat lol. Kellie Pickler could hardly sing for laughing. I thought Bucky and Chris D. totally rocked their duet and also loved Tobacco Road. I have the whole finale on dvd and watch it often. TV Guide channel is dong a whole week of Idol starting tomorrow and will do the red carpet before the finale wednesday evening. They had 2 shows this week and one on fox reality that was actually pretty informative.

  • anijsch

    Keith Urban with Kris? These duets arenà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t making any senseà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦

    I think it make sense. My hopes are still that they sign Kris to their country label and let him work from there with a crossover angle, but a big basic market to work with.

  • popo830

    Can AI get Nikka Costa to duet with Adam? Adam loves her and thinks she the best live vocalist and performer he’s ever seen.

  • flicker

    I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t think anyone other than top 5 at best will get a duet, so no Megan. Sheà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll be in group numbers.

    Scott tweeted that he was practicing his duet with the band, so he’s getting one. Of course, that doesn’t mean it’s with a celebrity.

  • Miss Chaos

    Ya cause Scott wont even see his duet partner, so they are just telling him there’s a partner. :smirk2_ee:

  • Norwegiano

    Miss Chaos, that is so cruel! (And yes, a little bit funny too!).

    The TPTB probably didn’t want to do what was predictable…or perhaps the artists themselves were given a choice of who to sing with. Of course, if Cyndi Lauper had her way, she would sing with Adam Lambert instead of Allison, but she is too small for him now. She loves her gay role-models.

    Urban and Kris = Excellent pairing. I expect something upbeat and jamming.
    Adam and Bowie = Perfection. Absolute genius. Like passing the torch at the Olympics. I hope it flies.

  • thedingoateyobaby

    >>Adam is super great but he cannot compare with Freddie Mercuryà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s range.>>

    Ohhhhhhhh, I gotta disagree here. I love Freddie, I think he was argueably one of the greatest talents of his time. I adore this guy but Adam can definitely compare with Freddie’s range.

    I even think that if the stars are aligned just right that Adam could definitely be compared to Freddie’s charismatic talent. A lot about stardom is about timing. I think the timing may be right for Adam. We’ll see. I definitely know the potential is there.

  • jpfan

    And I agree about the timing, the time for Freddie Mercury types was 20 years ago. To do well in music today, Adam can’t be the “new” Freddie Mercury. Maybe the new “Gaga” could work, maybe.

    I doubt Bowie would duet w/Adam if he shows. It’s obviously he’ll be performing with KISS. His tongue thing will fit perfectly.

  • jpfan

    Oops. I mean it’s obvious.Likes it’s obvious Allison will be doing some girl power thing.

  • thedingoateyobaby

    I was listening to the ’60’s radio station om XM and I heard a song I had totally forgotten. The Beatles did it but I am certain it was done even before they did it.

    You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me. I would love for Adam to do this. Its sort of torchy but I love this song.

    Christ Im so old.

  • PhoebeS

    adamisthemanfan, don’t be ridiculous. Bowie is a great singer.

    BTW, latest rumour is that Adam’s producer’s choice song is connected to another talent show contestant. Bleeding heck, if it is and he pulls it off it’s squeezy bum time for Kris if he has to follow that.

  • thedingoateyobaby

    No, he can never be Freddie but if the timing is right he has the charisma and certainly the talent to be someone great.

    Maybe its time for a new Freddie. I dont know.

    OMG, Bleeding Love? That song is haunting.

  • PhoebeS

    Just for the record, those questioning whether Adam has anywhere near the same range as Freddie Mercury – Freddie had 6 octaves, Adam has 8.

    Those saying that Adam can’t be the new Freddie Mercury and sell records, have you ever heard of the word “timeless”? Those are the artists who stick around, not those who are flavor of the month.

  • justshootme

    The whole song selection mystery process really fascinates me. You’d obviously want 3 varied songs, not for example 3 ballads. The coronation song is a given, then I’d guess producer choice? I’d think you’d want to sit down with all the info, and then make a decision. Like drawing up a set list. I just wonder how this really works.

    ETA Like if Adam is assigned Bleeding Love plus (I assume) schlocky coronation song, I’d think he’d want to rock out on his choice, WLL maybe, even though MW is probably his “best” of the season. Maybe that’s why they have a reprise instead of a brandie new performance. They can pick something late in the process that fits and not learn a new piece.

  • popo830

    Bleeding love for Adam? No way….don’t scare me

  • jpfan

    Yes timeless. Timeless means they made classic music back in the day and people still like it. Nobody hasn’t even heard Adam Lambert’s music so who knows what music he’ll make. Glamrock is dead though but good luck to him if he’ll revive it with a rushed Idol album they’ll produce in 2-3 months max while he’s on tour. And without any writing chops or a genius band working with him.

  • cocovica

    If Adam will sing something like “Homless” by Leona it could be fantastic!

  • jpfan

    Nobody has heard…obviously. I can’t seem to edit. I just find it easier not to predict they’ll change the course of music before I’ve heard one original song.

  • silverwings

    BTW, latest rumour is that Adamà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s producerà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s choice song is connected to another talent show contestant. Bleeding heck, if it is and he pulls it off ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s squeezy bum time for Kris if he has to follow that.

    So the rumor is Bleeding Love? O_o

    If so, please be the techno version. The straight version is just so dull…

  • thedingoateyobaby

    I said IF the stars are aligned just right, that Adam has the potential to change music. Thats all.

    I said he definitely has the vocal ability and more than a tad of charisma.

    The possibility is there jp. Would you agree regarding the possibility?

  • popo830

    listen to Jesse McCartney’s version of bleeing love. Written by Jeese and Ryan Tedder, I think it is more current and interesting than Leona’s

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pof5FnlMLsY

  • justshootme

    I just find it easier not to predict theyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll change the course of music before Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve heard one original song.

    I seriously don’t expect either of these guys to “change the course of music”. But for me, I’d rather have the guy win AI that this is at least considered a super duper best case scenario for. I like Kris, but I think even his best case scenario is finding success in an existing niche and being yet another Mrazish artist. For me, Adam has more potential for something new and exciting. I realize it’s far from a given.

  • jpfan

    I totally do not expect Adam or any other Idol contestant past or present to change music in anyway whatsoever.

    The most they can hope for is to find a place on the current scene and sell albums. People who sing cover songs on reality TV shows do not change music.

  • Miss Chaos

    Leona, Simon loves her, Bleeding Love, Simon loves Adam, winner Everyone knows Simon picks winners, Adam :king_tb:
    Yay!!!!!!

  • thedingoateyobaby

    So even the possibility is not there. Music scenes change through the decades.

    OK jp, fair enough.

  • KrisAllen1

    I dont think Bleeding Love is a good choice for Adam.If he nails it i will be surprised.He’s a beautiful singer but can he rearrange songs like Kris does?
    I dont think Adam ever changed a song around to much and for this song he needs to do that.

  • thedingoateyobaby

    LOLOLOLOL

    I love this blog.

    I feel like Im on another planet at times. This is like being in a political forum. Im like, whaaaaaaaaa?

    Its what makes the world go round.

  • KrisAllen1

    I dont think Simon always picks a winner.He’s the same guy that rooted for Danny so I dont trust him to know a good artist or song anymore.

  • spring2009

    Simon knows a winner – he was only rooting for Danny because he knew that Adam would take the crown if they were the final two. Did you see Simon’s face when Kris’s name was called last week – THAT said it all. His eyes almost rolled back in his head. Sorry Kris fans – I am sure he will win, but he is NOT the strongest contestant by a long shot. How many times does this have to happen??

    Many, many people in the industry love Adam – they know their stuff. People might enjoy Kris right now, but I am willing to bet anything that they will forget about him in a month.

  • mandalay

    You are not old dingo. Smokey Robinson wrote it and the Miracles were the first to have a hit with You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvUxt0dQGe0

    It’s also been recorded by The Temptations, The Supremes, Percy Sledge, The Jackson Five, Mickey Gilley and Cyndi Lauper. I’m sure there are more.

  • lefty

    Wow, why the Lauper dissing? She actually has a place in pop music history

    I was just logging on in her defense myself, pj. I am not a big follower or fan of Cyndi Lauper, but I do know there’s a lot more to her than the kooky-haired, “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” thing. She’s written some great songs (not only True Colors, but Time After Time, both of which have been covered by loads of different artists). She’s not a one-hit wonder. She’s got more cred than people might think.

    (and I loved her stint on Mad About You, which matters nothing to this conversation, but she was very very funny)

  • thedingoateyobaby

    Mandalay! Thank you! Im checking that link out as we “speak”.

    Funny how a song can jar your memory and make you think of things you have not thought of since you were 14 years old. I always loved that song.

    Thanks.

  • smokeyvera

    Just read one of the comments that the producer’s song for Adam might be a song from another contestant. Simon fuller is British – Susan Boyle is quite a sensation – might he pick “I dream the dream” for Adam to showcase his voice and his sense of drama. I would love it. Such an amazing song and appropriate for Adam – a show tune and would be the icing on the cake and the irony of it all. I am a diehard Adam fan and this would get middle american to vote for Adam

    Just a thought.

  • luvnlife

    HA!…I called it! Yesterday’s post when we were all debating the line-up duets. I called it for Lauper and Allison…I’ve still got it…(yeah, i’m pleased w/myself:)
    I used the True Colors song as comparison. Allison has that same tone, at least to my ears.

  • silverwings

    listen to Jesse McCartneyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s version of bleeing love. Written by Jeese and Ryan Tedder, I think it is more current and interesting than Leonaà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pof5FnlMLsY

    I take it back. I could see Adam singing this.

    I hope they *don’t* give him Broadway. Unless its Gethsemane from JCS. But the odds of that happening are slim to none. :)

  • thedingoateyobaby

    GAH! just kill me now. In a good way. I love that song and jesse’s version is out of this world. it may be a chick thing i dont know but that was awesome. Thanks for the link.

  • lurksalot

    Here’s the bottom line…how many are willing to pay for a Kris concert? Not me.

  • lurksalot

    And if you gave me free tickets… I still would not go.

  • TKat

    I saw Cindy Lauper live about 2 years ago and she was awesome. Actually, I think they will do a great duet. Alison can do the low part and Cindy the high part of “Time After Time”. But since the AI producers lack any imagination they’ll have them do “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”.

    I am really glad that Bowie (if it was ever real) fell through. I am a hugh Bowie fan but IMHO the last good concert tour he did was in 1992. Even then, the he was nowhere near the Bowie concerts of the 1970’s. Since then his voice has really declined.

    It’s looking like the theme is Idol contestant with established star that they will be like.

    Alison = Cindy
    Kris = Keith Urban

    I’m guessing:
    Adam = ? I really hope they come up with someone really great to put with Adam, but I would be really thrilled if they put him with Santana — I know I’m just dreaming but it would be a beautiful duet — Carlos’ guitar and Adam’s voice. Gives me chills just to think about it.
    Bet: they let everything else out but try to keep this one secret to get more buzz for the Finale. Adam = PR opportunity.

    Matt = Mraz
    Lil = Queen L. (hah! they should respect the Queen more)
    Danny = Lionel

    I have trouble with who they put with Black Eyed Peas – Anoop? Can’t see who else Anoop duets with but … I don’t know about this one.

    What they are doing wth Scott? What did he mean by rehersing with the band?
    Do Megan and Mike get to do duets, too? And Kiss?!? WTF is that about.

    Finally, if they dare to put Adam with Kiss, I WILL NEVER WATCH THE SHOW AGAIN.

  • sunchick

    Joe at Joesplaceblog says that Bowie fell through, and they are trying to find someone else to duet with Adam. :-(

    Well that sucks. It would have been trippy to see Adam get all fanboy and perform with a guy whose face he has on a t shirt. And Kiss would be just bleh. Six words, producers: Call Robbie Williams. :wub_tb: It would be epic and a passing of the torch, and Robbie digs Adam and is in LA right now, isn’t he? Plan B: Rufus Wainwright.

    Also sucks? The Come Home thing. That was the one song from Adam’s tubey vids that I was hoping would make it to AI, and Kris’s Apologize wasn’t all that. They could have forced Randy and Kara to pick a more appropriate song for Kris and let Adam do Come Home and it would have worked out better for both guys. I blame Randy, just cuz he’s Randy and I will never forgive him for coining the word pitchy. And he has been assy to Adam all season anyway.

    Hmmm – I wonder. Since David Cook will be there Wednesday – yeah for that! Would they have a 3 person performance. David with both Adam and Kris?à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ 

    OMG! That, to me, would be so awesome!!!!!!

    Srsly! I have no idea what the hell they could sing, but I wouldn’t care if it was the alphabet song, honestly.

  • cay

    You aren’t going to make it past your first album if all you try and do is fit in and put out one more generic Idol album. The only 3 Idols that I consider successful – Kelly, Carrie and Daughtry – are the only ones that come out with non-generic ones. Also, in today’s market, you’ve got to come out with almost a “show”, something theatrical, and definitely over-the-top, to make it in pop music. Even Pink’s concert is part cabaret and lots of costumes.

    Adam gets the respect of a lot of rock bands because they know that it is extremely rare to find someone who can sing the range of Adam. It’s very rare. When you have such a rare talent, he should be able to find a way to use it for modern success. Bowie would have been epic. Sorry to hear that won’t happen.

    Blah to Bleeding Love. Such a boring song. There’s a difference between songs that work on the radio and ones that work for a live performance. Adam has known that. BL is only a radio song. Boo. Adam has been the underdog his whole life, he’s being slammed with homophobic remarks (husbands saying he should be castrated), and now some sappy pop song.

  • TKat

    I dont think Bleeding Love is a good choice for Adam.If he nails it i will be surprised.Heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s a beautiful singer but can he rearrange songs like Kris does?
    I dont think Adam ever changed a song around to much and for this song he needs to do that.

    How about Ring of Fire, Tracks of My Tears, Feeling Good, If I Can’t Have You for starters. He even did new arrangements of Believe and Satisfaction!

    The only arrangment that Adam covered was Mad World, and that was because it was already perfect. And the only song he did change from the original recording was his 15 second audition, Bohemian Rhapsody.

  • steve

    Finally, if they dare to put Adam with Kiss, I WILL NEVER WATCH THE SHOW AGAIN

    They both like to play dress up and show the tongues.That is 2 things they have in common.If TPTB think lauper and allison fit so great.I’m sure they think kiss and adam fit then.

  • anijsch

    Adam =

    If they don’t get David Bowie, what about Sting ?

  • Dr. Tracey

    might he pick à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“I dream the dreamà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  for Adam

    The exact same thought went through my head when I saw about the ‘other talent show’.
    I absolutely cannot see Adam sing Bleeding Love……..rofl but wth do I know.
    I absolutely can see Allison dueting with Cyndie Lauper though, that makes sense to me.

  • karenw

    might he pick à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“I dream the dreamà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  for Adam

    Oh god, I hope not .. the last thing Adam needs is to sing a Musical Theatre song considering he’s been trying so hard to shake off the “Broadway” tag … and even more importantly the last person he needs to be compared to is friggin Susan Boyle …..lol

  • thedingoateyobaby

    Sunchick! STOP THAT!!

    GAH GAH!! for Robbie Williams! OMG I gotta stop coming here. I’ve had about 4 heart attacks this morning.

  • wonderings

    Cyndi Lauper is the *perfect* example/duet-partner for Allison! She was one of the True Original girls of music with bright, wild hair, unique dress, and quirky but expressive and HUGE voice. She could sing everything from dance-pop fun anthems to sincere ballads and message songs to…songs about female masturbation (She Bop, I love you). And she can really, really sing. She has a huge range & can belt. (I’m Gonna be Strong is a lovely example – great build & final notes!!). She was popular before Alli was born, but I hope she gets much love. I guess she’s not “rock” enough for some, but she’s a wonderful example of showing personality & being yourself!

    It’s so fun to see how the pairings & groups will shake out. I want Scott to be lovingly sculpting a bust of Lionel Ritchie when the first notes of Hello come on. And I thought I’d never want anyone but Cook to sing with Lionel…
    Seriously though I can see Lionel with the whole group singing Dancing on the Ceiling & All Night Long.

    And I’m thinkin’ Queen Latifah & Matt would be fun. They can sing a standard and then whip out the rapping at the end. I was quite impressed with Kris & Matt’s stealth!rapping!skillz!

  • ross

    From a way back upthread:

    Keith Urban with Kris? These duets arenà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t making any senseà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦

    I think it make sense. My hopes are still that they sign Kris to their country label and let him work from there with a crossover angle, but a big basic market to work with.

    I hope not. I don’t know why you’d want that. The only thing I can think of is because of that Arkansas twang thang goin’ on.

    Kris isn’t a country artist. Even on Opry week he didn’t do anything country-oriented, hasn’t (publicly) shown interest in it as a genre, far as I know. He said his influences are Motown and indie music, his EP is indie-sounding.

    Hope what you suggest never happens becuause I want to love what he does post-Idol and I don’t like country music.

  • sunchick

    Wait a tic…is this Adam/Bleeding Love thing confirmed? Cuz outside of the Marksie hip hop from last season of SYTYCD, I kinda haaaaaaate that song. Fuller, my man, you cut me open, dawg. For me, for you, if you wanted to shop in the ladies department, Britney’s Toxic would have been a much better choice. If Adam does something to make that dreck worthwhile, he deserves to win. I suppose if Cook could make me willingly listen to Hello without flashing to that creepy bust of Lionel Ritchie from the video that gave me nightmares as a child, anything could happen.

    Seriously though I can see Lionel with the whole group singing Dancing on the Ceiling & All Night Long.

    Noooooo. Bite your tongue. “Oh what a feeling, cuz we’re dancing on the ceiling”=worst lyrics ever written. Hee.

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    Wait a ticà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦is this Adam/Bleeding Love thing confirmed?

    No. It’s another case of rumors somehow morphing into fact.

  • ross

    I was quite impressed with Kris & Mattà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s stealth!rapping!skillz!

    K Sizzle!

  • windmills

    I don’t think Kris is going to be a country singer. There’s no buzz in Nashville about him. He might work with some Nashville writers on an album but in no way do I think Kris performing with Keith Urban is a sign they’re going to push him to the country market. IMO this is more about putting up two guys with gentle, not powerhouse voices who play a good guitar and who are popular because of the emotions of their performances. Keith’s songs are pretty simple and honest in their emotions and IMO Kris has that kind of appeal too.

    Adam’s the star of the season IMO but I don’t discount Kris’s more understated appeal. I love Adam’s showmanship but there’s plenty of room for a simpler approach like Kris’s to build a loyal and large fanbase. It’s going to be a good fall for me if I get albums from Jason and Kris :)

  • luvnlife

    I don’t understand the rave about KISS. Unlike some bands/groups, their day has come and gone. Gene Simmons has a ridiculously funny show on tv, but they are way past their prime. As is Bowie. Loved, loved, loved them back in the day.
    Black Eyed Peas? Sorry, saw BEP in London a few years ago, just ok, but Adam is such an awesome force, whoever he teams with I hope will challenge him vocally and in his performance.

  • thedingoateyobaby

    Heavy sigh, here comes my age again. The song “Im Gonna be Strong” is one effing powerful song but Gene Pitney did such a beautiful job with it and the last part where he just kills it and I feel like Im gonna burst open with tears, well I can never erase his version but, Cindi does a lovely job. Just not as powerful.

    I have that on my ipod by Pitney. thats so sad.

  • iloveoliver

    Doe anybody know how Adam’s range compares to Josh Groban’s/ I also listened to Adam doing the The Prayer with Noa Doci. He has said this is not the type of music he wants to do…opera. Interesting comparison..

  • luvnlife

    Gene Pitney, what a great blast from the past. Those were the days, those were the true artists. Funny, guess it’s part of the aging process, but I find very few artists of the last 15 years coming even close to the artistry and vocal and instrumental talents of “back in the day”. I still listen to old Motown, Santana, Jose Feliciano, Roy Orbison, James Taylor, Neil Young, Dylan…and that’s not even the start. Love Metallica, Creed, blah blah….you’ve sent me on a nostalgia trip and going through my ’78’s.

  • clickchick

    I think Adam will SLAY “Bleeding Love” if he strips it down like he did with “Tracks Of My Tears”. A simple version will showcase his upper register and allow him to really convey the emotion of the song.

  • ross

    I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t think Kris is going to be a country singer. Thereà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s no buzz in Nashville about him. He might work with some Nashville writers on an album but in no way do I think Kris performing with Keith Urban is a sign theyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢re going to push him to the country market. IMO this is more about putting up two guys with gentle, not powerhouse voices who play a good guitar and who are popular because of the emotions of their performances. Keithà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s songs are pretty simple and honest in their emotions and IMO Kris has that kind of appeal too.

    Whew! *mops fevered brow* I was getting slightly worried about that.

    I like what you said, windmills. The similarities to Urban are there, but also a lot of differences. I also think Kris does well, maybe best, singing out of the box, so I wouldn’t try to “match” him vocally but rather challenge him.

    Besides I think he’s very comfortable doing anything r & b oriented, and that hip hop stuff with Matt someone suggested (the White Chocolate guys) would be awesome with a guest star from that genre.

    I think another thing that bugs me is: since they were supposedly trying to get David Bowie for Adam, they came up with Keith Urban for Kris? Not to give KU. a bad rap, but if they tried so hard for the most buzzworthy, perfect partner for Adam, could they not have searched equally hard for a similarly “legendary” star who performs more along Kris’s lines? Just sayin.

  • luvnlife

    When I heard Adam singing “Brigadoon”, he had me forever.
    Kris reminds me of (no offense intended here) elevator music. Kind of nice for background, but doesn’t stir my blood. I’m hoping they’ll team him with someone who can stretch him and give him just a little more “punch”. Keith may be just the guy to do it. I’m not writing him off. He’s got an awesome background story, missionary work, musician, great family. I’m keeping them both in my heart for lots of success.

  • thedingoateyobaby

    It seems like music changes every 20-25 years or so. Like, the 40’s and 50’s (early 50’s) had very little to offer in the way of fresh music. Not saying there werent any great songs back then, there were but not the explosion you saw in the late 60’s and 70’s. Then in the ’80’s you had the coming of age of MTV vids which captured a whole new side of music. The 90’s and up to now was so bland for me. A few terrific songs but nothing like the explosion we saw earlier. I feel like its time again. Time for another wave of intense creativity to come crashing through. Its all in the timing. I think the time is now.

    All subjective and all just mho.

  • luvnlife

    Maybe Nine Inch Nails will be the secret hook up for Adam?

  • kresslia

    If Adam did “Run” by Snow Patrol (but the Leona Lewis version), …. I’d be bawling for hours. I believe it could be better than Mad World.

  • lurksalot

    and it isn’t goiing to be Kris.

  • windmills

    “I think another thing that bugs me is: since they were supposedly trying to get David Bowie for Adam, they came up with Keith Urban for Kris? Not to give KU. a bad rap, but if they tried so hard for the most buzzworthy, perfect partner for Adam, could they not have searched equally hard for a similarly à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“legendaryà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  star who performs more along Krisà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s lines? Just sayin.”

    There’s a few ways to look at it IMO. One is that Adam being a rocker means there’s going to be more buzzworthy names that are possibilities for a duet. Another is that because Adam’s a rocker you can find a legendary duet partner for him who’s still considered current and cool whereas it’s a lot harder to find a legendary singer-songwriter in the pop/folk/soul genres who’s still considered current and cool. One of things that’s considered Kris’s strength is that he’s contemporary and relevant and looking for a “legend” duet partner might undermine that strength. The producers could’ve gone the other way and looked for a name of the moment like Jason Mraz to sing with Kris. But I like that they went for a superstar who is amazing live, regardless of genre.

    Another way of looking at it is that the rumored choices just reflect the way things have gone this season. Adam’s been the buzz all season, generating the headlines, so why would his duet partner be any different? He’s had the challenge of living up to the buzz and usually he has. Kris is more the guy who has flown under the radar but then surprised people with some buzzworthy performances. So it’s consistent for his duet partner not to generate buzz among pop and R&B fans before the fact, until they make it work and surprise people with their musicianship. As a Kris fan I’m happy to own the fact that he isn’t the most showy or attention-grabbing person out there. That’s part of his appeal IMO. It comes with the price of some people considering him unmemorable. You win some, you lose some. With Adam, most everyone thinks he’s memorable, but he’s more polarizing. It’s just different. Neither is better or worse IMO.

    Pairing Kris with Keith Urban could be a rare instance where the producers go for a quality performance over the biggest name available. For example, on paper there might’ve been a lot of buzz about Elliott Yamin getting to sing with Mary J. Blige a few years ago. But she dominated their “duet”. That’s something I don’t think will happen with Keith Urban. He’s a real generous performer and he brings out the best in his duet partners.

  • TKat

    Thanks, mj, for the info that BL is just another rumor.

    I hope that Simon F. picks something great fof both of them. And BL is just to boring. But I have to agree the Jesse McCartney’s version (link above) at least gives me an idea that Adam could make it OK.

  • AC

    I think they wanted the guests to be diverse and they needed a country star so they got Keith Urban. Even though Kris is not country, his type of music would appeal to country music listeners. It’s like Colby Caillat where I don’t consider her Bubbly song country, but I kept seeing it on the CMT countdown. To be honest, even though there are probably a lot “cooler” guests that they can duet with, I’m sure they’re happy to team up with any celebrity anyways. A few months ago, no one knew who they were and now they’re able to sing with someone who at least at one time was a big star? I think they would be happy with that.

  • lavender1960

    Wonder what the back up plan is if they can’t get Bowie on the show, he has a new album coming out so he might be amenable unless he is still working on it.

    Keith Urban to me is more new country anyway so I could see he and Kris could find a song that suits them both and not necessarily be a country song though I would rather see Kris and Mraz do a duet.

    Is it not possible that Keith Urban is an artist Kris admires? Didn’t Cook and Archie get to duet with artists they wanted to perform with?

    I can’t see NIN deigning to appear on AI for anyone.

  • ross

    As a Kris fan Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m happy to own the fact that he isnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t the most showy or attention-grabbing person out there. Thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s part of his appeal IMO. It comes with the price of some people considering him unmemorable. You win some, you lose some. With Adam, most everyone thinks heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s memorable, but heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s more polarizing. Ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s just different. Neither is better or worse IMO.

    Pairing Kris with Keith Urban could be a rare instance where the producers go for a quality performance over the biggest name available.

    windmills, thanks for that great analysis. I think you’re right. I also think my reaction stems partly from being indifferent to Keith and his style of music. It might end up being a great duet.

    To be honest, even though there are probably a lot à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“coolerà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  guests that they can duet with, Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m sure theyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢re happy to team up with any celebrity anyways. A few months ago, no one knew who they were and now theyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢re able to sing with ? I think they would be happy with that.

    That’s so true, AC. It reminds me of when people say they’d rather see more of the contestants on the finale and fewer guests. I feel the same way, sometimes, but the contestants (who, as you say, were unknown until recently) probably get a big kick out of it and I’m happy about that.

    Speaking of the finale, I was just looking at Anoop’s tweets and he has some pix up of the idols rehearsing with a choreographer. Woot!

  • lavender1960

    Actually Sting would work better with Kris, Sting’s solo stuff is definitely mellow and much of the Police stuff is unless you go to songs like Roxanne.

    So I am very curious as to what the backup plan is. Robert Plant available? I don’t think RP would like to be upstaged.

  • anna in vegas

    So I am very curious as to what the backup plan is. Robert Plant available? I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t think RP would like to be upstaged.

    So true! If Adam nailed that boring (song) duet with Allison I cannot wait to hear what he has planned for the finale. Gonna be a loooong couple of days waiting to see.

  • Heart

    http://twitter.com/AnoopDoggDesai
    http://twitter.com/MGiraudOfficial

    I love that Anoop and Matt are twittering about rehearsals and showing backstage pics. Matt is such a ham! Love it!

    Check out both their twipics!

    So sign of the Top 2 though…

  • karenw

    The rest of the top 13 are probably just rehearsing their group numbers where the top 2 aren’t featured …. Kris and Adam are probably too busy rehearsing their performance night songs and shooting the Ford Video (don’t they do that on a Sunday?)

  • erinnthered

    I was pretty sure Bowie wouldnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t want to go on AI. He still has his integrity and tons of money. Why should he? He may even like Adam, but that doesnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t mean he needs AI.

    This. Although Iman does host Project Runway Canada, so he’s probably not anti reality show. I heart Iman.

    Yà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢all, none of these duets matter, anyway. They will happen after the voting is done.

    Also, This. You’d think that whoever they duet with was actually going to effect their future career. I just hope they have fun up there.

    Cyndie and Allison are both creative. If ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s true, Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m sure they will come up with something cool.

    Very much THIS! I don’t think many people around hear know much about Cyndi. I can’t wait till she surprises everyone. Wouldn’t be surprised if this is the best duet of the night.

    Also, pj, I think Scott has mentioned getting a duet, so we know that people outside the top 5 are getting highlighted. No idea what’s up with Megan though.

  • KrisAllen1

    Megan can be getting cyndie.

  • Belle

    I’m not a Kris fan. His style bores me rigid and I couldn’t sit through an album or a concert of his as I struggle to make it through a whole one of his 90 second performances but I think some people are being very mean here.

    BTW, I actually came on to post something I got from a sometimes (and I stress sometimes) reliable source. Apparently it refers to Adam.

    “Would a capella be doing it his way?”

  • RubySlippers

    Matt said on a twitter that he is doing something that’s never been done on AI before…all I can think of is he will do a piano duet since he’s known to do that.
    Maybe with Scott?

  • Miss Chaos

    Isnt Robbie Williams Simon’s brother-in-law? Just wondering.

  • Grammie Kari

    I saw Cindy Lauper live about 2 years ago and she was awesome. Actually, I think they will do a great duet. Alison can do the low part and Cindy the high part of à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Time After Timeà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ . But since the AI producers lack any imagination theyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll have them do à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Girls Just Wanna Have Funà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ .

    There goes my dreams of a duet with Anoop singing “True Colors.” *sob sob* Cyndi is a future Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. She’s quirky but so talented. Lucky, Allison!

    I hope Anoop will be getting some air time on Wednesday!

    thedingoateyobaby,
    I love Gene Pitney’s Greatest hits album! What a fantastic voice! You’re not old. :cool1_tb:

  • Belle

    If Adam did à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Runà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  by Snow Patrol (but the Leona Lewis version), à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢d be bawling for hours. I believe it could be better than Mad World.

    I know what you mean. I had to laugh when someone mentioned Snow Patrol among artists/bands that Kris was similar to.

    If Gary Lightbody’s voice ever sounds as ordinary, I want his permission to superglue his lips together.

  • Meg23

    I hope Anoop will be getting some air time on Wednesday!

    Same here…I really hope they don’t continue to give him the shaft on the show.
    Let him have something good…PLEASE!

  • popo830

    Miss Chaos, Robbie Williams’s cousin’s brother-in-law is Simon Cowell, not RW.

  • Belle

    I dont think Bleeding Love is a good choice for Adam.If he nails it i will be surprised.Heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s a beautiful singer but can he rearrange songs like Kris does?
    I dont think Adam ever changed a song around to much and for this song he needs to do that.

    What? Have you been watching the same show?

    Sorry to disappoint you but Kris has either taken little known covers and put nothing of himself in them (Heartless was based on the Fray’s version but actually a note for note copy of a performance on another TV show a few weeks ago by a singer whose name escapes me – Youtube “Heartless acoustic”) or the rearrangement has been done by the band for which he has not credited them on the show (She Works Hard for the Money) or he’s ironically actually been given the idea by Adam (Ain’t No Sunshine).

    I’m sick and tired of Kris suddenly being hailed as some great musical arranger when he isn’t.

    Now, let’s see how you argument about Adam stacks up:

    Bohemian Rhapsody (melodic changes from the original)

    Believe (phrasing and tempo changes from the original)

    Satisfaction (different phrasing and pace changes from the original that he then even went and changed again in the

    Black or White (different phrasing and melodic changes to the original, all Adam’s work)

    Ring of Fire (which he credited to being based on Dilana’s version)

    Tracks of My Tears (totally different to any other version of it – even Smokey Robinson said so)

    Play That Funky Music (as Black or White and praised by Simon for being the only non-karaoke performance)

    Mad World (based on the Gary Jules cover but with very obvious melodic changes in the choruses and second verse)

    Born to be Wild (an electronic arrangement of a rock song)

    If I Canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t Have You (on which he acknowledged Michael Orland’s assistance and could it have possibly been more different to the original?)

    Feeling Good (which he took the opening bars from Muse’s version and blended it in with more Rat Pack style than the others put together)

    Whole Lotta Love (praised by the judges for its originality)

    One (acknowledged Simon’s contribution to the arrangement)

    Cryin (admitted that he was not going to steer too far from the original arrangement and later said that it was because One had been so removed from the original)

  • Grammie Kari

    Time for Adam to do some Queen – what could be better?

    Gene Pitney, what a great blast from the past. Those were the days, those were the true artists. Funny, guess ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s part of the aging process, but I find very few artists of the last 15 years coming even close to the artistry and vocal and instrumental talents of à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“back in the dayà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ .

    luvnlife, it is hard to find true artists, but they are out there. In the meantime, I’ll be seeing the Moody Blues this summer.

    Why do some feel Adam wouldn’t do well with Kiss if they let him take the lead?

  • Qcloud9

    I hope Anoop will be getting some air time on Wednesday!

    Same hereà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦I really hope they donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t continue to give him the shaft on the show.
    Let him have something goodà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦PLEASE!

    I better see & hear a LOT of Anoop in the finale!!!

  • anna in vegas

    What? Have you been watching the same show?

    Great recap Belle, of Adam’s awesome musical knowledge of what he wants to do with a song! I just saw a vid where Allison was praising him for all the help he had given her and other contestants when he could have been totally into just his personal performances and music as their time is very limited. From what I have seen and heard this season, Adam is definitely the “One!”

  • steve

    ^^^^^WHERE IS THAT VIDEO.THE ONE I SAW SAID THEY HELPED EACH OTHER

  • http://justaddbooks.blogspot.com/ maree

    I will die a happy, happy woman if Allison duets with Santana _ it’s a better fit for her than Cyndi Lauper, IMHO. Also, my workmate will sell her soul, her house, and possibly her husband if Adam duets with Robert Plant. That’d be Made of Awesome, but what about bringing Slash back? No duet as such, but Adam and Slash rocking out on the Idol stage?
    Ah …. that’s my new happy place.

  • miresi

    I hope to god that Allison singing a duet with Cyndi is a rumor. If not then TPTB must have been smoking crack when they thought that one up. The ONLY thing they have in common is that they color their hair. Cyndi is a soprano and has a very unique voice and sings Pop, Allison has a deep husky voice and sings current edgie rock. Cyndi is old, Allison is young.

    Allison would be better paired with Santana, heck she would be better off to sing alone. — Cyndi and Allison would be like scratching your nails across a chalk board.

    WTF??? Do TPTB hate this poor girl?

  • Arwen57

    I would love to see Adam sing with Robert Plant that woul be stellar If not Plant what about Steven Tyler or Brian May those would be cool also Or even Neil Young I bet Adam and Neil could do a kick ass Keep Rockin In The Free World

  • smokeyvera

    You know I have been sitting here for 3 hours reading everything I can on the blogs. I am a diehard Adam fan and want him to win. A thought struck me. There were 21 million viewers, 88 million votes last week and if you believe dialidol and the annoucment that there was a one million spread between Adam and Kris – think about this – based upon what I can garner many are voting continuously and saying they got 500 votes in each by voting coninuously for 2 hours. Break that down – 31 million for Adam, 30 million for Kris and 27 million for Gokey(dialidol spread) at 500 votes each, then Adam has 62,000 fans. Something isn’t right here. A lot of people aren’t voting or a lot of votes aren’t counted or Adam has a smaller fan base, but a loyal fanatical fan base. I know a lot of people that watch, but don’t vote.

    So if we look at finale night and his fan base vote continuously for 4 hours we are looking at a 1000 votes for a total of 62,000,000 votes for Adam. Kris’s town is mobilizing 52,000 people for a vote-a-thon at their stadium (watch the finale, then vote as long as they can), so lets say they manage 1000 each in 4 hours-that’s 52,000,000 votes without others voting throughout US.

    If the casual voter does decide to vote that night, Adam could pick up another 1,000,000. But if Kris’s fanbase is bigger there could be an upset in the making if they continuously vote, like the tweens.

    We need to band together and vote like crazy. I am not so versatile with the technology, but I will have my daughter voting texting for 4 hours and I on a landline. But we really need to rally. If you think my logic is nuts – tell me.

  • TKat

    Bell, real nice summary of Adam’s performances.

    A couple of thoughts:

    I think that Ring of Fire was clearly inspired by Dilana’s version but Adam dramatically changed the melody and it really a very different take of the song. Caution: If you didn’t like Adam’s RoF, you will HATE this cover.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whtQZJ7R3EU

    His studio version of One has several melodic changes from the original composition that IMO make it far more interesting than the U2/Bono composition. He basically lifted an entire section of the melody 1/2 an octave. I don’t know who did the arrangement.

  • TKat

    smokeyvera, I agree vote like crazy for whoever you think is best.

    I’ve been thinking about this voting problem since I fell into Adam fandom — after the Ring of Fire performance. I concluded that no one has any advantage in selecting a winner who does have the most support. Setting all the conspiracy theories aside, Standards and Practices would be on them like crazy again. Just like after AI2 (Clay v. Ruben).

    The phone votes are constrained by the line capacity, so there is a limit to how many calls can come from one place. But it also means that if votes are limited due to phone capacity, and each candidate has separate lines (each with the same capacity), then the votes will by necessity be much more evenly spread than the electorate. So a runaway winner can turn into a coin-toss. This already happened in the infamous Clay-Ruben final. The expanded line capacity for AI3.

    – Telescope, the firm that manages the voting system for AI stated that they now change phone line capacity in real time — that is while people are voting.

    – They can identify blocks of calls originating from computer dialer firms and have said that if these call blocks change the outcome, they’ll throw them out.

    – When AI allowed text, the whole playig field changed. Since there is no limit on texting as text messages just sit waiting to be counted, you can have 5,000 people texting 5,000 messages and get 25,000,000 votes. But these votes are tabulated separately, so excessive power voting can easily be identified,

    – The fine print at the end of each show give them the right to throw out votes originating from “power voting”.

    If TPTB wanted to solve this problem, all they need to do is change the way voting occurs:

    1. Instead of assigning each contestant personal phone numbers, use the same numbers for all voting, and have voters select their favorite by pushing a button after the call has gone through. This simple fix would equalize the chance of encountering a busy signal for all callers.

    2. Limit texting to a small number, perhaps 10 votes per phone line.

  • chatbrat11

    I’m sure AI is thrilled all this craziness. They’d like nothing better than to get the fan bases in a frenzy and brag about the millions of votes they don’t count anyway. So cheat on, cheaters! There is no way to beat the system and cheat Adam out of his title.

    Seems funny that this has been the Adam Lambert show until Adam allegedly landed in the bottom 2. Now it’s a horse race between Adam and “The other guy that’s not Adam”?”

    Casual viewers don’t even know Kris’ name and half his fan base can’t even spell it!

    I never thought it was a close race, nothing against Kris, but really the only way he’ll win is if somebody ties up Adam backstage and he misses all of his performances.

    The shameless pimping? Special treatment? The desperate pleas from Simon trying to scare up some votes for Adam, Katy Perry’s cape, really?

    COME ON!

    It’s been a race for 2nd place from day 1.

    My friend & I guessed 2 weeks ago that they were gonna throw Gokey under the bus when they kept saying “Danny’s never been in the bottom 3″. It’s all sooooo scripted.

    PS
    Dial Idol is crap. Some weeks it didn’t even record the west coast votes. And a couple of weeks the geoprediction numbers for my state for Adam were less than the votes I cast by myself!

    I can log 400 votes in 2 hours dialing manually using my redial button. If I didn’t have to wear braces, I could easily log another 200. In 4 hours I could manually dial 800-1000 votes.

    So stay home, enjoy the last week of Adam on Idol and vote for 4 hours or however long your conscience guides you.

    100 Million Votes for Adam! He’s the One!

  • linsav

    TKat –

    I agree with you on his studio version of One. I believe I read that he mostly did the arrangement with some assistance as this song wasn’t in his comfort range. Anything Bono sings would be uncomfortable for anyone else. Just listen to Johnny Cash’s version of One. LOL!

    Adam’s live version of One is similar to a duet performed by Bono/U2 and Mary J. Blige, so you can guess where the higher octave came. It’s on You Tube. There is no way anybody could do this song well in the 1:40 time that was allotted. It is a song that is around 4 minutes long.

  • idealistic03

    i hope producers give megan atleast a decent time to sing mercy or chasing pavements…but i dont know if it will going to happen…last season finale its only brooke,mj,carly,syesha(bcoz she finished 3rd) and jason who got the chance to have duets except for castro who did solo…well those people ive mentioned are obviuos faves from that season…i do hope megan do a duet..plssssss…

    well seems to be more exciting if santana is paired with kris and i dont know or maybe it’s just me but i do hope adam sings creep by radiohead?

  • http://myspace.com/susanatfox sumidol

    OHHHH not Jason CASTRO!? I was so hoping to see him on there this year!

  • kerfuffle

    It’s ok, sumidol. We’ll be getting the new Jason Castro CD and Jason Castro tour, which will be: “All Jason Castro, all the time!” :wub_tb:

  • Suzanne

    I know this thread is dying/dead, but I’ve just been overcome with the sincere hope that, if David Archuleta is not going to be on the stage at all at the Nokia theater, he does not attend the finale at all. Nothing was more humiliating to Blake Lewis last year than when Jim Cantiello of MTVNews, in his 60second summary of the Idol finale, flashed a series of famous people in attendance, and when Blake’s face came on the screen, Jim said “seat filler.” Jordin on the stage and Blake in his seat–they were miles apart in music industry worth right then. Hate to see that sort of visual imagery foisted upon David A.

  • ohnonotagain

    To me, the fact that Cook has set up a cancer fund and is singing “Permanent” (which he had written for his brother Adam) is more important than who will sing duets together. If you have not heard “Permanent“, get your Kleenex out, it will tear you up if you really listen to the words. Another showing of a true ” Idol”. WTG Cookie.I hope he does another song and not a duet.

    Whether Kris or Adam wins I hope they will be as gracious as the two Davids. I like Adam and think he is terrific but my favorite is Kris. Both seem to be very nice guys. I care less about all these celebs, rather just have other Idols.