Connect with IMDb

2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009

3 items from 2010

The 'American Idol' Contestants Should Have Performed These Shania Twain Songs

28 April 2010 2:30 PM, PDT | MTV Newsroom | See recent MTV Newsroom news »

The episode of "American Idol" that aired on Tuesday night (April 27) was about par for the course for the ninth season of the show. There wasn't anything truly spectacular, but nobody really broke away from the pack either (which was unfortunate, as the leaderboard was ripe for the picking because of Crystal Bowersox's first real hiccup of the year).

On the bright side, Shania Twain was a great mentor (her well-spoken nature and natural charisma make her a not unreasonable candidate to take a permanent place behind that Coke cup). Unfortunately, she fell short in one area: Convincing the contestants to make good song selections. Even though some of the performances were perfectly fine, the six remaining "Idol" contestants really missed the boat on their Twain tunes. Here is everything they did and everything they should have done.

Lee DeWyze

What He Did: "You're Still the One"

What He »

- Kyle Anderson

Permalink | Report a problem

'American Idol': Shania Twain to mentor, so what should the Top 6 sing?

22 April 2010 9:40 AM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Country is coming and Shania Twain is coming back to "American Idol" next week. Fox previously told Zap2it that she was not confirmed, so we're glad they got Shania locked in to mentor, as she was an excellent guest judge.

Fox also announced performances by Lady Antebellum and Rascal Flatts for the results show on Wednesday, April 28.

We do have to say that we wish the catalog was just country music and not specific to Shania. She's great, very talented vocalist. But her songs are in that beautiful-woman-pop-country vein and it really limits the contestants. We fear there could be some bad Kountry Karaoke in store. It will certainly be an interesting week, to say the least.

We definitely think the Idols need to steer clear of the really well-known Shania songs because we've all heard them a zillion times, plus then tend to be Women Power songs ("Any Man of Mine, »


Permalink | Report a problem

'American Idol' Recap: Male Pattern Oddness

25 February 2010 6:29 AM, PST | MTV Newsroom | See recent MTV Newsroom news »

Wednesday night's (February 24) "American Idol" was bad. Really bad. Like, makes-you-question-the-meaning-of-life-bad. The debut of season nine's Top 12 boys (no men here) did the impossible: It out-sucked the girls' tepid outing from Tuesday. By a lot. Let's just get to the carnage.

Todrick Hall

Song: "Since U Been Gone" by Kelly Clarkson

Verdict: The Wizard of Odd

Todrick opened the show on an offbeat note by putting Kelly Clarkson's signature anthem in a blender with fuzzed out synths, jangly African guitars, Morris Day R&B, atonal background singers, gospel vocal inflections and a dollop of a spoken word. It was as close to a Dirty Projectors song as we'll ever get on "American Idol." It may have left the judges scratching their heads (Randy used the word "obliterated"), but Pitchfork would give it an 9.2. Personally, I dug it. He may have been trying too hard, but I thought his vocals »

- Jim Cantiello

Permalink | Report a problem

2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009

3 items from 2010, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners