Akon is on a Hit List and Idol Alum Camp Counselors Announced

In  Wednesday’s recap  of the  Top 8 results show, I wondered why a  pre-recorded performance of Akon singing his hit “Don’t Matter”  was inexplicably  part of the show. me: except Ryan did mention it right before Akon’s appearance.   Bad me, I missed it FFing through the boring Farmers Market segment.   Ryan says the top 50 is culled from all the Billboard charts. Thanks Sarah.

Here  is the reason. Akon’s performance is  part of a new  americanidol.com website feature called  The Hit List.   Fans who visit the site can vote for 5 favorite songs from a list of 50 songs posted on the site.   The votes are tallied, and announced on the show.

Each week, an artist on the list will perform a song on the show.   Some of the artists you can vote for: John Mayer, Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, Katharine McPhee, Carrie Underwood, Chris Daughtry and Pink.

I believe Robin Thicke is slated for one of the upcoming shows.  He recorded a performance the same night as Akon.

Also, while poking around the official American Idol website, I found this.   A partial list of Idol Alums who will participate in this summer’s brand-new Idol Camp has been announced.   Spending part of the summer in the beautiful Massachusetts Berkshires will be, Bucky Covington, Carmen Rasmusen, Vonzell Solomon, Kimberley Locke and Jon Peter Lewis.

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