Hello everyone and welcome to a new installment of "What's Up Doc?" and this week we cover the American Idol drama.
Ellen quits! Kara's fired. J Lo and Steven Tyler are the judges? What?
Let's discuss all the drama above and share your thoughts.-Dr.FB
This was rumor as of yesterday as Ellen was under contract for 5 years and would have to quit if Nigel Lithgow, the producer of American Idol, who has returned to the show, was going to make changes to Idol.
So in a Tweet, Ellen said
"Dim the lights...I've voted myself off American Idol."
It followed with this released statement:
We just got a hot tip that Paula Abdul MAY be returning to American Idol. Could she be replacing Simon?
Could we see it returning to 3 judges next year with Randy, Ellen and Paula? That means Kara would be out but it might be the answer that Idol needs as ratings have been slipping somewhat. Now, granted, rating slipping for Idol compared to other shows is nothing but it is something they are worried about now that Simon is leaving.
Do you want to see Paula back on Idol?
Kara DioGuardi, you know her. You know the American Idol judge? The one who replaced Paula Abdul? No?
Well maybe after she posed nude for Allure Magazine, you might remember her now.
I sure as heck do and perhaps will actually listen to what she says on Idol.-Dr.FB
Here is the track list for "Four Your Entertainment" including credits:
1 “Music Again” 3:16 – Rob Cavallo, Justin Hawkins of the Darkness
2 “For Your Entertainment” 3:35 – Claude Kelly/Dr. Luke
3 “Whataya Want from Me” 3:47 – Pink, Max Martin
4 “Strut” 3:29 – Adam Lambert, Kara DioGuardi (Yes, that Kara)
5 “Soaked” 4:33 – Muse
6 “Sure Fire Winners” 3:32 – Rob Cavallo
7 “A Loaded Smile” 4:04 – Adam Lambert, Linda Perry
8 “If I Had You” 3:48
9 “Fever” 3:26 - Lady GaGa
10 “Sleepwalker” 4:25 – Aimee Mayo, Chris Lindsay, Ryan Tedder
11 “Aftermath” 4:26
12 “Broken Open” 5:03
13 “Time for Miracles” Bonus Track 4:43 – Rob Cavallo
Do you think you will be picking up this CD? Has an American Idol runner-up's CD ever debuted at Number 1? If not, Adam's will.-Dr.FB
Top four performed rock songs last night with the help of Slash, and tonight we find out who will go home. It's just a matter of sitting back and waiting an hour to find out, but really, do we need a whole hour? Apparently, according to the Idol producers, we do. Although, tonight, I may agree. No Doubt and Chris Daughtry will be performing tonight. That is a lineup I can get behind. Breaking again from tradition, the group performance is also featuring the mentor from last night, Slash. The guy has not lost a thing in his playing. In my eyes, Slash revolutionized the guitar solo, and tonight, he showed us how.
So, I have been gone for a while, but I am back this week with another American Idol review. In my absence, we have seen a lot of people leave, and we are now down to the top 4. Too bad I haven't been around, because there were some things I would have loved to talk about, but unfortunately, I was not. That's all old news, we are here for tonight's show, where the top 4 do Rock Week. I'm telling you now, if Adam doesn't nail this week, then I don't know what I will think. To make things a little more interesting, they are also performing duets. Again, I don't know if this is because of me, but last year I also suggested this idea as a way to change things around. This week's mentor is probably one of the best options to teach these kids rock. The mentor this week is Slash. Most kids these days may know him from Velvet Revolver, but the best of us will only see him as the lead guitarist for Guns and Roses. I gotta say off the bad, I don't think Slash has aged in the last 20 years. Now it's time to see how they did.
Last night, the top ten did better than I expected with Motown, but in my opinion, there were some very clear losers. The question is did America agree with me? We will find out tonight, even though we will waste a whole hour before we find out for sure. I can just hope the performances tonight will be worth watching.
Now we are into the tour group, and tonight they are doing the songs from Motown. This is going to be fun to watch some of these people who have no swagger or funk doing Motown. I expect a night of bad renditions of great songs tonight. The mentor tonight is Smokey Robinson, one of the greatest artists to ever walk the planet, so I can only hope he can influence them enough to do a good job tonight.
Matt Giraud opens with "Let's Get it On" From Marvin Gaye, one of my all time favorite songs. I don't say this that often, because this doesn't happen that often, but that actually gave me the chills. That was so unbelievably good. That was a great way to start the show, and I just hope the rest can keep up.