Idol Coaches Talk Elton John Week

EW’s weekly interview with Byrd and the vocal coaches is always illuminating.  Read and discuss this week’s installment.  There are always a few interesting tidbits in the report:

  • Elton John week was the first week Scotty McCreery was excited about his song choice
  • Ziggy Marley’s band played on Naima Adedapo’s track in the studio….
  • Lauren Alaina has a Marilyn Monroe collection in her bedroom.
  • The flaming piano was James Durbin’s idea.
  • Pia Toscano knew the history of “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me” performances on AI, but wanted to sing it anyway. She’s singing “River Deep Mountain High” next week.
  • “I just want to sit and sing” said Casey Abrams of his song choice this week.
  • There were only 20 songs on the “song list”.

I wonder what next week’s theme is? (Eta: Yes, I think it’s rock hall week. Constantine spoiled that a few weeks ago-and mentioned he might be the musical guest)

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