It was obvious after Tuesday's show that Phillip Phillips was going to be the next American Idol. Maybe if Jessica Sanchez was able to perform with Jennifer Holliday on Tuesday's show, she would have made it more interesting.
Chaka Khan dazzled with her very skinny self and Neil Diamond showed that he can still dress sharp and bring his own style to the show.
There was a tribute to Robin Gibb that was somewhat off key. A tribute for Donna Summer that was to feature Sheila E. never made it to live air. Guess there just wasn't time after an on air proposal from former Idol castoff's Ace and a girl with a nice backside.
The finale underwhelmed like it did for most of the season. We were not talking about the performances, aside from Jessica Sanchez being "saved" weeks ago. Nope. We focused on Jennifer Lopez's dresses and some overobsessed on her make up. We looked for what Steven would say.
We never had that shining moment. We had a moment when Sanchez did "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston earlier in the season. To show how much this season lacked, they had Sanchez sing the song again last night.
The American Idol Finale used to pull in Super Bowl numbers with special guests and a few surprises. There were no surprises. Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler made it bearable last night but not "must see" at all.
So, expect Jennifer to get her $25 million plus. Expect Tyler to pull in $12 million and to see them next year. The thing is, unless the talent improves, something has to change on Idol.
Somewhere, Simon Cowell is scheming. If the judges of American Idol are stealing the show, his judges will do more than that. With Britney Spears signed on and up and comer Demi Lovato there as well, it makes "must see tv" for X Factor.
The reason? The talent pool on X Factor was much better than Idol's this year. Simon knew his show needed improvements and fast. Hiring Spears and Lavato gets them age groups that Idol no longer has.
Idol had to remind us about Kris Evans and Taylor Hicks last night. They even took credit for Adam Lambert (Not an Idol winner) hitting number 1 knocking off Carrie Underwood, who was an Idol winner.
The Voice isn't dominating yet although the talent pool on that show was better than Idol this season. Simon Cowell knows Idol dropped the ball and he intends to pick it up and not give it back.
What did you think of the Idol Finale last night?-DocFB
So the worst kept secret in Hollywood is out; Britney Spears & Demi Lovato are your new X Factor judges, replacing Nicole Sherzinger and Paula Abdul. Still no word on who is replacing Steve Jones.
Over a month ago we talked about Britney's millions to judge on X Factor, $15 million to be exact, where there were others wanting to join the panel, including most vocally, Chaka Khan. They went and signed Demi Lovato instead, wanting an even younger demographic.
It has been reported that Britney was nervous at the press conference Monday and there are photos of her where she appears to have been biting her nails quite bad. She stumbled in her speech. Those that wanted her to fail and cause a train wreck on live TV are already salivating like birds in the desert over live meat. Pathetic.
As for Demi Lovato, others cannot go one sentence on her without saying "who" or talking about her barely getting paid a million dollars to be on the show. So what? Those that read DrFunkenberry.com on the regular know all about Demi Lovato with her ginormous hit "Skyscraper" last year and the problems she has had with her weight and other issues. People forget, she is not only judging but mentoring. Whose to say she does not get the girls 12-18? Her advice will be spot on as she is not so removed from that age. She will be able to help them in ways the other judges can't.
As for L.A. Reid and Simon Cowell, let's male no mistake about it; these are Simon's girls, not Reids. Ahhh, L.A., did you think we would forget last year when our girl Drew covered Lovato's "Skyscraper" and you called it "an old people song" and got booed by the crowd? Nope, we didn't forget buddy. Chris Rene so far has had more success than Melanie so far so we will give you that. Perhaps you are not as in touch as you thought is all. I remember you telling a friend of the site one time that he was "out of touch" but he has been proving to you ever since that "he is the touch" buddy.
All in all, I am looking forward to X Factor. Not for the train wreck. Britney will have her struggles but will still prove people wrong. For those that do not know who Demi is, we look forward to her judging, her input, and showing those Italian roots when Simon or L.A. try to put her down.
Are you looking forward to X Factor this fall?-DocFB
Demi Lovato was spotted getting one heck of a smooch from her Ex boyfriend Wilmer Valderama.
The "That 70's Show" hunk has hooked up with everyone from Demi to Lindsay Lohan....and usually, his relationships do not last that long.
Demi dated Wilmer shortly before entering rehab last year.
Demi and her people refuse to talk about the photo and the official statement released is "We're not going to comment on this."
OK, but we will. We love Demi and hope Wilmer treats her well. It is hard for a playboy to change his ways though......-DocFB
Diagnosis: Ruh Roh
She may not have as many hits as Britney Spears, but we know one thing; her mic will be ON!!!!
Demi Lovato is set to headline her first tour for her new CD "Unbroken" which is out now.
We have always supported Demi, even during her tough times. Dates have been selling out and she has been getting some rather decent reviews.
Check out the commercial for the tour above.-DocFB
Diagnosis: The Sky Is Not The Limit......
Demi Lovato was on Ellen yesterday where she discussed her problems openly and also performed "Skyscraper" on piano.
We are proud of this girl. Her new album "Unbroken" was released on Tuesday and is already number 1 on I-Tunes.
Enjoy Demi performing "Skyscraper" below.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Demi Being Demi
Demi Lovato sang "Skyscraper" in english and spanish at this years ALMA Awards.
She killed it. With a ballad no less. When you can sing, you don't need all the other distracting things on stage.
Check out Demi's outstanding performance.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Taking Everything She Has....