Miley Cyrus Guides “American Idol” Through Disastrous Number Ones

March 24th, 2010 by Caryn Ganz Leave a reply »

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You may not like “Party in the U.S.A.” You may not understand the significance of the response, “She’s just bein’ Miley.” But it would be hard to claim that mentor Miley Cyrus was the weak link on last night’s horrendous American Idol. Which songs were up for grabs? Every single Hot 100 Number One in history. So why did history range from 1967 to 1998 with one little detour into the present century for a Fergie ballad? And perhaps more importantly, why did every contestant respond to their critique by announcing they “had fun with it”? What’s fun about disastrous, awkward songs? And even more importantly why did nobody mention the passing of Memphis legend Alex Chilton when Lee DeWyze sang a song by his early band the Box Tops? Disgraceful stuff, Idol.

Ones to Watch:

• Crystal Bowersox felt so at home rocking out Janis Joplin’s “Me and Bobby McGee,” she even brought her own flooring. And we all know how a rug can tie the room together.

• Laryngitis-struck Aaron Kelly was clearly not at his best, but his choice of Aerosmith’s power ballad “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” was wise, and he has that kind of endearing koala quality Idol viewers love. As Ryan Seacrest put it, “If you want to vote for David Archuleta here…”


• You know who complimented Lee DeWyze’s choice of the Box Tops’ “The Letter”? Miley Cyrus, who called it a “great song.” Ellen DeGeneres told a nonsensical anecdote about a pen during judging, and Simon Cowell said the performance was a bit corny — OK, there was a little Taylor Hicks in there.

• Mike Lynche … still don’t get this guy. His cover of Percy Sledge’s “When a Man Loves a Woman”...

Article Source: Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily


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