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.