Is Jimmy Iovine getting the week off?
Is it time to bring in some new blood to the mentoring mix?
Big news this week for Lady Gaga and American Idol fans as Miss Gaga herself is scheduled to mentor the remaining four Idols during this week’s May 11th show.
James Durbin, Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina and Haley Reinhart are the sole remaining 4 contestants after Jacob Lusk was voted off last week.
And when I heard Haley sing Gaga’s unreleased single “You and I” last week I suspected it was not a coincidence. And I think some folks are getting tired of listening to Jimmy Iovine week after week.
Lusk is tired of him – and even blamed Jimmy for his poor performance last week that ultimately sent him packing.
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Gaga is riding high with her just released music video “Judas”, but is coming under fire from some fans that her hit “Born this way” is a knock-off of Madonna’s “Express Yourself”. We have to admit, they do sound almost identical.
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But we don’t really want to see Scotty McCreery emerge from some type of country style giant egg contraption, or watch James Durbin rock out wearing a tuxedo made of meat.
So we hope Gaga is gentle with our last four contestants as the stakes this year could not be greater.
But you can tell that an hour show is way more than necessary for simply revealing the voting results, and producers are having to fill the time with other performances.
Last week each contestant sang TWO songs and Jennifer Lopez graced us with a performance.
This Thursday, Steven Tyler will belt out his new single “It Feels So Good” and word has leaked out that Aerosmith will be performing during finale week.
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The theme this week is songs by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, who wrote most of Elvis Presley’s hit songs.
Really? Lady Gaga and Elvis?
Please Miss Gaga, no meat dresses, giant eggs, crown of thorns, nun outfits, or lesbian kisses – let’s keep things civil. After all, this is family hour. At least they didn’t go with Justin Bieber as mentor.
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