More on The Top 10 in Detroit Plus Jennifer Hudson to Appear on Idol?

There’s a rumor that Jennifer Hudson will be taping along with Ruben Studdard on Wednesday. Plus, Stevie Wonder and Joss Stone will also be appearing on Idol.

This is supposedly from the ticket voucher email for next week’s shows:

The second taping on Wednesday is the LIVE performance show with special performances by Jennifer Hudson and Ruben Studdard. On Thursday we are taping the LIVE results show featuring special performances by Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson and Joss Stone!

ETA: I’m hearing several reports about this email, the rumor appears to be true…

The American Idol official site says Ruben and Smokey Robinson will perform on Thursday–no mention of Jennifer Hudson or anyone else…Â   Jennifer is probably taping her appearance ahead of time like David Cook, who taped his appearance this past Wednesday to be aired April 1.

The Top 10 (sans Michael Sarver and Megan Corkrey, both remaining in LA to nurse illnesses) spent Thursday taping a segment at the Motown museum in Detroit with Berry Gordy Jr. and Smokey Robinson.

Wednesday’s performance show features the kids singing Motown tunes.

Check out a video, from the Detroit Free Press, taped outside the Motown Museum as the kids arrive.   It includes interviews with Robinson and Gordy, plus shots of the kids greeting fans.   Right HERE.

  • http://www.myspace.com/jennythebug jennythebug

    Not really on topic….but does anyone have a link for file shares of danny’s songs?? Thanks!! :)

  • flynnsgirl

    Great job Gokey, way to make that girl feel stupid and embarrass Adam. Could he be any more of a tool. I do not get the Gokey love.
    How cute was that little boy, got to cut school to meet Adam.

    Love Smokey!

  • Tony

    Special performances on a contestant performance night? This has never happened before, right? I dunno if I like that sound of that. Some of the…err..not so quick viewers might get confused. lol

    -“OMG! I loved Ruben! What’s his call-in number?”
    -“Ruben won 6 years ago you idiot!”
    -“Nuh-uh!”
    -“Uh-Huh!”

  • hypertwink

    Not as douchey as I thought but great job embarrassing both Adam and the girl, Gokey. You could see the headshake of Adam, and I interpret that to be — You jackass.

  • snuffles

    flynnsgirl Mar 21st, 2009 at 12:10 am

    Great job Gokey, way to make that girl feel stupid and embarrass Adam. Could he be any more of a tool. I do not get the Gokey love.
    How cute was that little boy, got to cut school to meet Adam.

    Thank you! Gokey acted like such a TOOL there! Adam tried to compliment a fan and make her feel special and Danny just pissed all over the moment with “Oh, he tells all the girls that!”

  • Jolene

    IDK, last week Carrie recorded her performance on Tuesday, but it aired Wednesday. The audience that saw her live were the ones at the performance show, but that’s not when her appearance was aired. The one who actually performed on results day was DC, but his performance won’t air for two weeks.

    I would bet that’s similar to what’s going on this week, but maybe I’m wrong.

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    Special performances on a contestant performance night? This has never happened before, right? I dunno if I like that sound of that. Some of theà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦err..not so quick viewers might get confused. lol

    American Idol.com says Ruben is performing on Thursday with Smokey Robinson. So I’m moving this piece of information into the rumor category.

    I can’t confirm this “email voucher” actually exists yet, even if it sounds legit.

  • GeminiDolly

    Danny was just teasing, I thought it was pretty funny. Adam’s reaction= LOL.

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    I would bet thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s similar to whatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s going on this week, but maybe Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m wrong.

    That sounds about right, if this piece of information is actually legit.

  • Jolene

    Sorry, can’t edit my last post. The auto-play video is funking up my computer for some reason. What I meant to say is that there really isn’t a conflict here – the live audience sees something different than us as TV watchers, and that’s what’s being advertized here – this isn’t meant to spoil the telecast, just to let people know what they’re coming to see when AI records.
    I just don’t see them having so many guests on in one week, and failing to promote this line-up, if it was all truly intended for the next show.

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    Joss Stone and Stevie Wonder sound like Motown week guests. But then, maybe every week will be a variation of soul week this season! Lol.

  • snuffles

    Well it IS the 50th Anniversary of Motown. I wouldn’t be surprised if they put on a bigger show than usual.

    Maybe they’ll even have the contestants perform with Stevie and Smokey.

  • rockvixen

    No Danny is a tool. My dislike of him is growing in leaps and bounds.

  • cookcricket

    Thank you! Gokey acted like such a TOOL there! Adam tried to compliment a fan and make her feel special and Danny just pissed all over the moment with à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Oh, he tells all the girls that!à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ 

    Um, one of the most flattering compliments I ever received was when my gay brother-in-law told me my hair was beautiful. (It didn’t hurt that he’s a hair stylist). Maybe he was being pretentious (and maybe Adam was too), however, it still made me feel great! I’m sure this fan felt this way too, regardless of what Danny said, lol.

    ETA: Adam sounded sincere to me, as did my brother-in-law.

    “Except for the 16 yr old contestantà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦sorry dont know her name as I am not into Idol this year)à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦.are there other à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“kidsà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  in this group?”à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦.below RV65.

    It’s Alison and she’s the only one under 18 that I’m aware of.

  • RV65

    (Except for the 16 yr old contestant…sorry dont know her name as I am not into Idol this year)….are there other “kids” in this group?….

  • primeminister

    But then, maybe every week will be a variation of soul week this season! Lol.

    LOL. Nightmares of Season 3….there are so many similarities, it’s kind of scary!

  • http://everyopinion.blogspot.com Terrie

    Here is a picture of Adam’s young fan in Detroit who skipped school to meet his idol.

    On Wednesday, the following was posted on the MySpace blog of Dilana from Rockstar: Supernova:

    When asked today what she thought of Adam Lambert’s performance from March 17, 2009 of Johnny Cash’s Ring of Fire Dilana responded with, ” I am stoked that Adam Lambert from American Idol chose to use my version of Ring of fire on last night’s episode. It’s an honor knowing that my arrangement and “cashmere” version of the Johnny Cash classic “turned him on” to the point where he wanted to use it on the show.”

    The people in Dilana’s camp also stated that she would love a chance to meet with Adam on the show and do a duet with him.

  • shuey

    hypertwink…..lol….so true…good call!

  • http://www.idolbored.com OCCali

    It does say Jennifer Hudson… Here it is in full:

    YOU MAY ONLY REQUEST CHECK-IN VOUCHERS TO ONE SHOW! REQUESTING FOR MORE THAN ONE SHOW WILL RESULT IN THE CANCELLATION OF ALL VOUCHERS.
    THIS CHECK-IN VOUCHER HAS NO MONETARY VALUE TO ITS HOLDER AND MAY NOT BE SOLD OR EXCHANGED UNDER PENALTY OF LAW; ANY SUCH ATTEMPTED OR ACTUAL SALE OR TRANSFER OF THE CHECK-IN VOUCHER INVALIDATES IT AND IS GROUNDS FOR SEIZURE OF THE VOUCHER.
    IF YOU HAVE ALREADY ATTENDED A TAPING OF AMERICAN IDOL THIS SEASON YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO RETURN AGAIN THIS SEASON.
    Due to your place on the waiting list, we are notifying you of seat availability to three tapings of American Idol next Wednesday, March 25h, and Thursday, March 26th.
    PLEASE NOTE THE TAPINGS ARE A DAY LATER TO ACCOUNT FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS NEXT WEEK.
    On Wednesday we are taping the full dress rehearsal of the performance show which is a taping of the entire show including all performances and Ryan Seacrest. The only thing you don’t see in the rehearsal is the judge’s comments. The second taping on Wednesday is the LIVE performance show with special performances by Jennifer Hudson and Ruben Studdard. On Thursday we are taping the LIVE results show featuring special performances by Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson and Joss Stone!
    Please remember vouchers are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Thank you and enjoy the show!!
    PLEASE NOTE: All vouchers are free. Due to the immense popularity of the show, there is a system in place to ensure that as many fans as possible get a fair chance to see the show. Therefore you will only have this one opportunity and then you will be removed from the waitlist. We are unable to make special accommodations. Therefore, if you click on the following link and are sent back to the waiting list because the shows are already full or if you are receiving this email and are unable to attend this date, we suggest you rejoin the wait list any time after Thursday, March 26th so that we may contact you again as soon as possible.
    Thank you for your understanding.
    Please use only one of the links below and make sure to enter your information correctly and choose the correct number of vouchers.

  • elisad

    Joss Stone! Man I LOVE her~

  • AnoopFan

    Stevie’s gonna be there? OMG, Anoop must be jizzing in his pants!! Im so happy for him!

  • Layla

    oh Danny! Adam should have bitch slapped him.

    I’m one of those who loves Motown and probably most of the ctheir catalogue.

    Berry and Smokey= awesome! For a change I am looking forward to mentors on the show.

  • Layla

    Nice to see another demographic represented with AI contestants: people of colour…it’s not that often one sees that! Nive video.

    That little boy who skipped school to get autographs and his excitement about Adam was really really sweet.

  • Scamp

    “The auto-play video is funking up my computer for some reason.”

    Yeah, same here. With so many media players on my computer and with music nearly always already playing in the background, while I merrily scroll MJ’s big blog, the auto play video kills me. I’m going to have to reboot and then in the future I need to turn off my music to surf this website that I so love. : ) Maybe MJ can set up the video to play by request only. That would be great!

    Wishing a happy first weekend of spring to all!

  • Layla

    Maybe MJ can set up the video to play by request only. That would be great!

    Hopefully.

  • weareallinnocent

    Great job Gokey, way to make that girl feel stupid and embarrass Adam. Could he be any more of a tool. I do not get the Gokey love.
    How cute was that little boy, got to cut school to meet Adam

    Exactly how I saw it. All of it. :-) Adam compliments the girl, makes her feel special, and Danny essentially says, eh, you’re nothing special hun. Ugh. But, sadly, exactly what I expect given my impression of him so far. Total tool, all about him, putting on a show, thinks he’s funny and charming while not giving even a fleeting thought to another’s feelings. Blech. Blech. Blech.

    P.S. Dilana, it’s “Kashmir.” LOL Yeah, that was your inspiration. :wacko_tb:

  • bean99

    They have a lot going on for Motown week. It’s going to be a tight show on Wed. with only 1 hr 20 min. They don’t usually have a guest performance along with the current idols do they? Anyone else think that we’re looking at the top 8 in the pics from Detroit?

    Danny was just teasing, I thought it was pretty funny. Adamà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s reaction= LOL.

    I thought so too, GeminiDolly.

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    Yeah, same here. With so many media players on my computer and with music nearly always already playing in the background, while I merrily scroll MJà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s big blog, the auto play video kills me. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m going to have to reboot and then in the future I need to turn off my music to surf this website that I so love. : ) Maybe MJ can set up the video to play by request only. That would be great!

    I’m only linking to the video now.

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    Exactly how I saw it. All of it. :-)

    Eh, I’m not the biggest Gokey fan, but I thought it was a fairly innocent exchange. Not a big deal

  • Lexus

    I think as soon as Gokey said what he did, he wished he could take it back given Adam’s reaction. I don’t think Gokey meant for it to come off as anything more than a joke, but unfortunately, it again shows me what a knob Gokey can be at times. Regardless of all of his OTT stuff (which I love), Adam is so much classier!

    The lady dancing at the end of the clip is hilarious….and not too bad.

  • gabam

    I have a feeling that Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and Joss Stone will all perform together. A medley of Motown songs would be great with those three. Since Ruben will also be on, the results show may be worth watching.

    I wonder if they are doing two weeks of Motown. Remember they had two weeks of The Beatles last year. (Which I HATED!!! HATED!!! HATED!!!)

    If not, maybe they will have movie soundtrack week or Broadway week and will play Jennifer’s pre-recorded performance on that results show.

    That’s all I got. LOL.

  • Cakenbake

    In the video when Danny Gokey says that about the compliment which was probably just something he just kidding, notice Allison Iraheta and Kris Allen reactions. Allison is sitting next to Adam and Kris is in the back but inbetween Adam and Allison. They are like ‘what’? But Adam has a quick response. It is like they were all joking around.

  • Victoria

    I have a feeling that Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and Joss Stone will all perform together. A medley of Motown songs would be great with those three. Since Ruben will also be on, the results show may be worth watching.

    I wonder if they are doing two weeks of Motown. Remember they had two weeks of The Beatles last year. (Which I HATED!!! HATED!!! HATED!!!)

    If not, maybe they will have movie soundtrack week or Broadway week and will play Jenniferà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s pre-recorded performance on that results show.

    I think you’re right about Stevie, Smokey, and Joss performing together. That would be cool. :smile2_tb:

    Arghhhhh if they do two Motown weeks. Did they learn nothing from last year?!

    Movie soundtrack week would be interesting. Have they done that before? I can’t remember. :confused_wp:

  • Dr. Tracey

    I can’t wait to see Joss Stone, she’s a favorite of mine.

    Gokey is given far too much attention and he totally took away from that compliment Adam gave the girl, what an asshat.

    I agree, 2 weeks of the Beatles last season was too much, I hope they don’t do that with Motown, one week is enough for me.
    I don’t remember a Movie Soundtrack week from any season i’ve watched (I could be wrong), that would be different, opens up a bunch of new song possibilities, great idea!

  • star

    I thought the Adam/Danny/fan interaction was hilarious. That’s the stuff good tv is made of, not weekly rehashings of sob stories.

  • dahirsh

    I think there was a soundtrack week in the past, maybe season 2?

  • Tess

    Danny Gokey is the type of individual who cannot keep his mouth shut in any situation. He is like the little obnoxious kid on the playground (you know the sidekick–really dorkey guy featured on all the old TV shows) who just has to ruin every “nice” moment by interjecting some off the wall comment. Yup, that anology works for me to describe my feelings about Danny. He is the kid who is always relegated to the second banana spot so he is forever fixated on having the attention turned on him. That, to me, seems the reason he was so loose with all of the information about his wife. For the first time he was getting the spotlight he so much wanted. That is why he does the silly dance, and makes the absurd comments. The poor guy is really attention starved!

    Adam, on the other hand, is completely comfortable in his skin. Therefore, it is easy for him to turn his attention to other people, to say the right thing and behave the right way. I’ve been looking, but I haven’t seen him make a social misstep this whole AI season. He hasn’t said anything downgrading towards anyone, he hasn’t tried to grab the limelight during the group numbers, he is articulate to interviewers and puts them at ease. He is respectful to the judges, the mentors, and to Ryan. He shows love and affection to his fans. What a class act!

    By the way, am I the only one who has noticed that there is this marvelous big brother little sister love going on between Adam and Allison. They have seemed to make a real “bff” connection. He is holding her hand in many photos and she likes to put her arm through his. In this video her body language exudes that wonderful intimacy that two very dear friends have…and he seems so protective of her. It reminds me of David A. and Brooke. Go Allison and Adam. May the sun shine on you both!

  • Victoria

    Danny Gokey is the type of individual who cannot keep his mouth shut in any situation. He is like the little obnoxious kid on the playground (you know the sidekickà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’really dorkey guy featured on all the old TV shows) who just has to ruin every à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“niceà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  moment by interjecting some off the wall comment. Yup, that anology works for me to describe my feelings about Danny. He is the kid who is always relegated to the second banana spot so he is forever fixated on having the attention turned on him. That, to me, seems the reason he was so loose with all of the information about his wife. For the first time he was getting the spotlight he so much wanted. That is why he does the silly dance, and makes the absurd comments. The poor guy is really attention starved!

    I think you may be onto something there. That’s the kind of vibe I’m getting from him, too. It seems like everything he does screams “Pay attention to meeeeeeeeee!”

    By the way, am I the only one who has noticed that there is this marvelous big brother little sister love going on between Adam and Allison … reminds me of David A. and Brooke.

    Nope, I noticed too :) Definately like David A and Brooke!

  • cookcricket

    Anyone else think that weà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢re looking at the top 8 in the pics from Detroit?

    I wondered this myself. I wonder just what Megan and Michael are missing by not being there. Must be a bummer for them…

  • snuffles

    By the way, am I the only one who has noticed that there is this marvelous big brother little sister love going on between Adam and Allison. They have seemed to make a real à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“bffà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  connection. He is holding her hand in many photos and she likes to put her arm through his. In this video her body language exudes that wonderful intimacy that two very dear friends haveà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦and he seems so protective of her. It reminds me of David A. and Brooke. Go Allison and Adam. May the sun shine on you both!

    I’ve noticed too. I read in one of the articles Adam saying he’s been acting like the “big brother” to the younger less experienced contestants.

  • solitaire

    I’m pretty sure they did a movie week in season 2, but I can’t remember one after that.

    Wasn’t that the week Clay sang ‘Grease’ in that red leather jacket?

  • snuffles

    They did movie week in Season 2. Clay sang “Somewhere Out There”. He sang “Grease” during Bee Gees week.

    I would LOVE a Movie Week again! Also bring back “Big Band” like they did in Season 1.

    Over even better! James Bond Theme Song week!

  • cheese

    They did a movie soundtrack week in Season 3 (with Quentin Tarantino as a guest judge). There were lots of drippy ballads.

    I don’t think Jennifer would be on during a soundtrack week. There is a very sketchy rumor circulating about a Top 8 r&b/hip-hop theme. Or they might just be having random Idols back regardless of the theme.

  • elisad

    Yeah the (let me check whatnottosing…) Movie Hits week in season 2 was ballad-y as well. I loved Big Band, even Christina was not pretty good LOL. They should have it again. And an “Up Close and Personal” week like Australian Idol did.

  • background_noise

    They did a movie soundtrack week in Season 3 (with Quentin Tarantino as a guest judge). There were lots of drippy ballads.

    One of those ballads was Summertime by Fantasia. My favorite AI performance of all time …. until Adam showed up.

    Tess – I too have noticed that *connection* between Allison and Adam (my dream finale right now). So cute after his results show version of Satisfaction, Allison rushes to him, mock-shoves him, saying “get out, get out.” They definitely seem to have clicked.

    And to the comment about him being a “big brother” … when told he looked like a Jonas brother, he said, sure, he was their “evil big brother.” hah!

  • Grammie Kari

    The people in Dilanaà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s camp also stated that she would love a chance to meet with Adam on the show and do a duet with him.

    This would be perfect for the final show!

    I viewed the coverage given by all four stations in the Detroit area, and what some of you are feeling about Danny seems to be true. The word that came to my mind is cocky. Both Anoop and Adam were friendly and down-to-earth. Also, the male contestants appeared without make-up.

    The rumor I have heard is a Broadway themed show.

  • Suzanne

    It took me a while to figure out what Danny did to piss so many people off. It didn’t look that bad to me–he’s not a malicious person. He just needs a tighter filter between his thoughts and his mouth. There’s a LOT of people who don’t think through how people could hear everything they say. He thought he was playfully messing around with Adam. I’m sure he didn’t get that he’d be embarrassing her too.

    Danny isn’t my favorite this year; I’m rooting for Kris. (Actually, I still love David . . . and David . . . more than anyone this year, actually.) But I don’t think that Danny is the devil’s child or anything either.

  • idolkiwi

    Gokey is given far too much attention and he totally took away from that compliment Adam gave the girl, what an asshat.

    Agree! Joking or not, Danny’s words were a “put down” to Adam at the expense of another person’s feelings (the fan). And from the look on Adam’s face–he recognized it for what it was! Just continues to confirm the nasty vibes I get from Danny since day 1.

    Along the same lines, seems to me there was a slight condescending attitude towards Adam during Opry week…and Adam was a total class act throughout it all. He laughed off some of the less than flattering remarks about his clothing, musical interpretations and performance, and IMHO was the true gentleman of the evening!

    By the way, am I the only one who has noticed that there is this marvelous big brother little sister love going on between Adam and Allison. They have seemed to make a real à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“bffà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  connection. He is holding her hand in many photos and she likes to put her arm through his. In this video her body language exudes that wonderful intimacy that two very dear friends haveà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦and he seems so protective of her. It reminds me of David A. and Brooke. Go Allison and Adam. May the sun shine on you both!

    Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve noticed too. I read in one of the articles Adam saying heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s been acting like the à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“big brotherà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  to the younger less experienced contestants. ”
    End quote.

    Snuffles: From the very beginning, I’ve noticed, too, a very sweet, friendly and protective relationship going on between Adam and the more vulnerable contestants. Check out the Stevie Wright interview–total big brother. I also noticed the same relationship with Alexis as well, you’ll find her tucked under one arm more than once. In fact, I remember fans pointing out photo’s of Paula doing the same thing (probably just her meds wearing off).

    I find this so endearing and speaks volumes of Adam’s innate kindness, compassion and genuine respect for others. And what a relief it’s got to be for some of the young and naive—having a hollywood-wise “big brother/bff” swim with you in that shark pool .

  • hypertwink

    “The people in Dilanaà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s camp also stated that she would love a chance to meet with Adam on the show and do a duet with him.”

    This would be perfect for the final show!

    Just no. I want Adam to have a duet with someone who’s famous and with pedigree, not a no-name like Dilana.

  • background_noise

    Supposedly on Idol Wrap (TV Guide Channel) their question of the week for the Idols was, “who is your dream duet partner?” Adam’s answer? Christina Aguilera. How about that for a finale match-up? (assuming Adam were to make it that far)

  • Grammie Kari

    Oh yes, Christina would be much better than Dilana!

    I sort of understand the word “tool”; however, I would appreciate if someone explains the comment, “Danny is a tool”. Thanks so much!

  • http://troyscott88yahoo.com troy

    OCCali (or anyone else that knows the answer),

    What time does the e-mail say that dress rehearsal starts for this Wednesday’s show? It started early last week, so I was wondering what time this week’s starts at.

    Thx!

  • SREEP22

    dany DONT MESS WHIT ADAM OR THE PEOPLE IS GOING TO KICK YOUR BUTT FRON AMERICAN IDOL…

    ADAM WAS VRY VERY UPSET WHIT THAT NASTY COMMENTS OF DANY GO…AND PUT THE CAKE..KEY

  • http://www.idolbored.com OCCali

    You have to be there at 1:00pm for the dress rehersal.

  • http://troyscott88yahoo.com troy

    Okay, thanks. It’s odd that last week’s was so early.