There are ripples and shock waves still reverberating from Wednesday night’s sudden elimination of stylish rocker Siobhan Magnus. Fans are not too happy about the coup de grace of the “esoteric songstress.” It has created a few discontent followers, who for the past season have pledged their support. Be that as it may, Siobhan has big dreams, in spite of her not being able to take home the top prize on American Idol.
Siobhan also has a fan of “star quality.” According to the LA Times, one of Siobhan’s favorite singers, Taylor Hanson, became her knight in shining armor, saving the day. He likes Siobhan’s fresh style, and has invited the Idol finalist to jam on stage with him and his brothers. The Hanson Bothers are going to be in NYC–“The Big Apple,” and have offered Siobhan a spot in one of two extra shows they just happen to have added. Serendipity! American Idol fans know that Siobhan is a big aficionado of the Hanson Brothers, who she first saw at age 14 in her hometown of Cape Cod.
Siobhan stopped by to talk to FOX affiliates, the station that brings American Idol to us each week. Click here to see her having her say.
Click here and flashback to Wednesday night’s elimination of Siobhan.
Adam Lambert’s Tour and Beautiful People
By now, any one who follows Adam Lambert knows about his “Glam Nation Tour” that will start rolling on June 4. First stop: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, at the F.M. Kirby Performing Arts Center, where fans will be waiting to rock. Adam will have some company while touring, former Idol Allison Iraheta and 25-year-old Aussie guitarist Orianthi.
You remember Allison from season 8, one of the first finalists during the American Idol summer tour to secure a coveted record contract with 19/Jive Records.She recorded her debut album, “Just Like You,” and spun out the single, “Friday I’ll Be Over U.” Allison will have an opportunity to sing “Friday I’ll Be Over U, ” and more tunes from her album on the tour. To see cities and tour dates, click here.
Adam’s really hot right now, and that’s why People Magazine has selected him as one of the World’s Most Beautiful 2010. People is known for their “most beautiful people” editions where popular hunks and hot stars (Kim Kardashian), movers, and shakers grace the pages of the magazine. To see a clip of Adam talking about his “beautiful” look, click here.
Constantine Maroulis Off Broadway
Constantine will hit the road to revise his role as Drew in the ’80’s era Broadway musical, “Rock of Ages.” The season four finalist was nominated for a Tony Award and named Broadway.com’s 2009 Star of the Year. Earlier, it was reported by the LA Times that Maroulis wanted to play the lead in the movie. No word, yet on the final casting. To see dates for the U.S. Tour, click here.
The Sinatra Sound
With Tuesday night’s performances highlighting songs from the “Chairman of the Board,” how will the Idol finalists fare? It is obvious that this is a totally different “generational” genre. Hey, a lot of Sinatra’s songs were recorded before any of these guys were born! How about that? So, part of the challenge is to make the song “relevant,” as Simon always says, and connect with the melodies. A change of arrangement may be called for on a few of the tunes to bring them up-to-date. If they like the big band sound, they are sitting pretty. Big band is nice and maybe they can keep some of these songs true to the era with a snazzy delivery. Let’s look at our five finalists’ outlook for performance night.
Crystal Bowersox: Crystal can sing anything. It will be interesting to see which of Sinatra’s hits she will select.
Lee DeWyze: I think Lee has a great voice for a Sinatra song with his smooth vocals. Yes, this can be Lee’s week to really get into the groove and make a quantum leap away from the group. Dreamy eyes sings “Ol’ Blue Eyes.”
Michael Lynche: Sinatra will get injected with a whole lot of soul. It will be kind of like hearing Luther Vandross or Will Downing singing a Sinatra standard-sweet! Big Mike, here’s your chance to avoid the bottom.
Casey James: Casey has smooth vocals, too. What will the “Bob Seger” sound be like with Sinatra? We’ll see. Just one thing: what about the guitar? Frank didn’t play, and, that’s something to think about.
Aaron Kelly: Oh, no! This teen angel has to be careful he doesn’t fall into the trap of selecting a song too mature. “Love and Marriage?” Nuh, uh, I don’t think so. “Luck be a Lady Tonight?” He’s too young to gamble. You know what I’m saying. Talk to Harry Connick, Aaron. He was singing big band music and swinging since he was a kid.
Get ready for a trip back in time when American Idol’s five finalists pay tribute to a musical legend, Frank Sinatra. Keep in mind we are down to five. Five finalists hoping for the chance walk away with the top prize and be crowned the next American Idol. See ya Tuesday!
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