Judges Song Choice:
- Simon Cowell chose Jordin Sparks’ song- “Wishing on a Star” by Rose Royce. Also, Jordin told classmates that her personal song choice would be a reprise of “I Who Have Nothing”–her song pick for British Invasion night.
- Paula Abdul chose Blake Lewis’s song–“Roxanne” by the Police.
- Randy Jackson chose Melinda Doolittle’s song, “I Believe in You and Me” by Whitney Houston.
So, we have the three judges song choices, and one personal choice…what do you think? I can’t believe Randy picked such a boring song for Melinda. Afterward, he’ll prolly tell her, “Bad song choice dude, you should never sing Whitney.” Heh. I think Blake’s song choice is good…but he should sing it relatively straight without the beatboxing. It could be killer. I love that he’s singing about prostitution. HA. Jordin is singing two ballads so far. “Wish Upon a Star” is…not very challenging and has really dumb lyrics (I’m wishing on a star, I’m wishing on a dream, I’m wishing on a rainbow. Kind of sounds like a coronation song. Bleah.) Will Clive’s choice make it 3? I would not be surprised, because ballads are her thing…
Blake Lewis has beautiful weather and a big crowd for his mini-concert in Seattle today. The local Fox affiliate is updating a picture page and has video–an interview and performance. He sings the 311 song “All Mixed Up” plus an original tune with a loop machine and chaos pad. For his mini-concert, Blake sang 5 songs, including Keane’s “Somewhere Only We Know, ” Jamiroquai’s “Virtual Insanity, ” an original song, “She Loves The Way, ” and he backed up special guest Sir Mix-A-Lot on the rapper’s famous “Baby Got Back.” In an interview this morning, he said that he thought Jordin Sparks would take it all, but that his goal was to make the Top 10 and then the Top 4. ETA: Buddy TV has some video, mp3s (of the entire concert) and pictures from Blake’s mini-concert up on their site. Later, he sang the national anthem before the Seattle Mariners baseball game.
Melinda Doolittle was met by an enthusiastic crowd at Belmont University where she was a student. She sang “Home” and “Since You’ve Been Gone.” More coverage plus pictures from her trip to Belmont. They named a street after her, “Melinda Doolittle Way.” More from the Washington Post. Melinda’s mom says she was tone deaf until she was in the 7th grade… Also, she was a Belmont University mascot, “She wore a hot, sweaty bear costume and jumped around in the name of school spirit.”
Jordin Sparks was met by fans at her high school today. The Phoenix Fox station is covering her homecoming here. More on Jordin’s homecoming here. She sang two songs, “Broken Wing” and “To Love Somebody.” At the Westgate Mall rally, she was greeted by the city’s sports teams, including Phoenix Coyotes coach, Wayne Gretzke met the mayor, and sang Give Me One Reason, Heartbreaker and I Who Have Nothing. You can watch some videos of her performing at Westgate here.
thanks Team Plaid