I’m hearing from a reader who has a friend at tonight’s LA Dodgers baseball game that the Idols are there and got to throw out the first pitch! Pretty sweet.
Speaking of the Top 7, Richard Rushfield told a group of post Idol chatters today on his LA Times Idoltracker blog that he had dinner with the Top 7 after Wednesday night’s results show.
He posted a few tantalizing tidbits from his report, set to run on Saturday:
- During a break on Wednesday night’s show, the the 6 safe contestants began the “Save Save” chant during the judges deliberation of Matt Giraud’s fate. The Idols hatched a plan during break that no matter who was eliminated, they would start chanting.
- Richard says there was total jubilation amongst the Idols after the save.
- The producers only settled on Disco as a theme Wednesday morning after a previously scheduled mentor canceled their appearance.
- Adam’s quote on his personal life, “This is a singing contest, not a kissing contest.” Adam took a tip from David Cook, “He programs his song list thinking about the whole season as a set list rather than living week to week.”
- Danny is nice and thoughtful, but instense. Allison is “completely irrepressible…hilarious.” Anoop is aware of the perfectionist streak that makes him appear frustrated and angry–he’s hardest on himself.
So, make sure to check out Richard Rushfield’s story on Saturday. Should be a good one.
Idol music director, Rickey Minor, had some insight to share on that last-minute Disco theme with Brian Mansfield of the USA Today Idol Chatter blog. Did he just give up some song spoilers?
“The tempo of disco is all about the same ‘ it’s marching tempo, 120 beats per minute, ” he told me after Wednesday’s results show. “For those that are used to singing those big ballads, it’s going to take some showmanship.
“It’s going to challenge them in a couple ways ‘ tempo and, then, these songs are signature songs. Last Dance, We Are Family, Ain’t No Stopping Us Now ‘ people know these songs. They’ve heard them all hundreds of times.”
Hm. All three songs are iconic disco songs that will be tough to pull off.
Also, Rickey had an interesting tidbit about last week’s movie theme:
Both Adam Lambert and Scott MacIntyre had Seal’s Kiss From a Rose (from Batman Forever) on their short list. Ultimately, neither performed the song: Scott was eliminated, and Adam opted for Steppenwolf’s Born to Be Wild, one of the night’s few uptempo numbers.
“I think Adam made a wise choice, ” Minor says.