Hollywood Week went to Vegas, but some folks were leaving Las Vegas on a sour note on tonight’s American Idol. It was a two-part show – a few were sent packing in the first hour, some were guaranteed a slot in the final 24 in the second hour. The rest – we’ll have to wait until tomorrow to hear all of the names of the final group.
And you won’t believe who cried on this emotional night. Nope, not a contestant.
But first, the pressure was steep: in Vegas, duos and trios had to learn and perform a Beatles song, in just one day. Vocal coaches worked with each group and wow, there was nothing soft and fuzzy about the approach of some of them: “You’re going to die out there….I think you don’t know what you’re doing, make me a liar.”
And it was more than just judges watching the singers prep. The contestants took their first crack at their songs to a team of record producers, including Interscope Records’ Jimmy Iovine. It was a tough crowd to please too. Part of the problem, some of these youngsters hadn’t even heard of the Beatles, let alone been able to sing the famed band’s tunes. Read More...