Homecoming

The Final 3, Melinda Doolittle, Jordin Sparks and Blake Lewis have a busy weekend ahead.  

They’ll be filming hometown visits in the next couple of days.   The video packages will be  included on next Wednesday’s  results show.    The Top 3 sing 3 songs on Tuesday–one they pick, one chosen by media mogul Clive Davis, and one chosen by one of the judges.   Each contestant is assigned a judge who picks a tune for them.

During the visits–at least this is how it’s gone down  in the past–a  political official will announce  the contestant’s judges choice song.  

Season 5’s #3 contestant, Elliott Yamin will also be on hand Wednesday to perform.   That’s gotta be sweet, ’cause a year ago he was eliminated from the competition at 3rd place.   Thank you TPTB for finally bringing back an Idol to perform on a results show.   That will make up for being  force-fed Simon’s X-factor winner, Leona Lewis, who is also slated to perform  on Wednesday.   Bleah.

Here’s the schedule for each Idol:

Blake Lewis (press release)

  • An  interview and live performance on Q13 FOX News  during the 8:00 a.m. hour.
  • More live radio interviews
  • Blake performs  a mini-concert free to the public at Westlake Mall Park at 12:15 p.m.
  • Blake travels to his hometown,  Bothell, WA  for a city-wide celebration beginning with a parade at 4:00 p.m. on Main Street.
  • He  performs the national anthem before the Seattle Mariners home game vs. the New York Yankees at 7:05 p.m. at Safeco Field.

Jordin Sparks (More here)

  • She’ll appear  on Fox 10 Arizona Morning at 7 am
  • A pep-rally at her high school  begins at 1:30 pm
  • Another pep-rally begins at 3:30 pm at the Westgate center in Glendale with performances by former “Arizona Idol” winners.
  • A “procession” with Jordin at 4 pm
  • She’ll perform several songs  she performed on the show.
  • Mayor Elaine Scruggs and the Valley five professional sports teams are expected to take part in the event.

 Melinda Doolittle (more here)

  • Melinda  will appear  at the Wildhorse Saloon    between 7 and 8 a.m. on the local Fox 17 show Tennessee Mornings. The first 200 people will be admitted to the show.    Bucky Covington will be there too.
  • A free homecoming celebration starts at 10:30 am at Belmont University.   Melinda graduated from Belmont in 1999.
  • She is scheduled  meet Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen at an afternoon press conference at the state capitol.
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