Rocker Steven Tyler has teamed up with his rival TV talent show judge Nicole Scherzinger for a new solo single.
The first round of Hollywood Week eliminations happened last night on American Idol. The contestants were split into groups and took turns singing on stage. Judges Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson deliberated before choosing which contestants were staying and which were eliminated.
Some of the highlighted contestants put through include Rachel Zevita, the former season 6 contestant who Lopez said she remembered; Casey Abrams, the Seth Rogan-look-alike; James Durbin, who suffers from Tourette’s and a form of autism; Paris Tassin, a young mom who has a daughter with hearing problems; Chris Medina, the young man whose fiancé was severely injured in a car accident just months before their wedding; and Holly Cavanaugh, who nearly blew her first audition but got a second chance from Lopez.
Next week, the contestants will do group performances before the next round of eliminations.
Music mogul Simon Cowell has slammed producers who rely on market research to govern their decision making, insisting his TV talent shows would never have aired if the powers that be waited for feedback from the public.
“If they’d researched Idol before it went on air, it would not have gone on air – because people would have felt guilty about saying that they like it.”
The Longtime Entertainer Comments On His Disappointment
Of American Idol’s Tenth Season Premiere On His
Nationally Syndicated Radio Show
Donny Osmond dished his thoughts about the new and, according to Osmond, ‘unimproved’ American Idol on his nationally syndicated radio show, The Donny Osmond Show, after the January 20 Season 10 premiere on Fox.Here’s what the notable entertainer had to say: “It’s Donny Osmond and Season 10 of American Idol kicked off last night. Lots of pressure for the show, and a lot to prove. OK, look, let me say this, AI first and foremost is a television program. It is not reality. It is packaged for entertainment.”
Osmond continues, “Now, the first rule of entertainment is there has to be some kind of conflict. Conflict is what makes it interesting. I’m sorry, but without Simon Cowell, there is no conflict. With Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson, you have three white hats and no villain. It just doesn’t work! There were lots of “I’m sorries” and “you are so sweet” and “I really like you”…no way. Simon Cowell is sorely missed, and if last night was any indication, Season 10 will be the final season of AI. That’s just my opinion, and I know that if I was at the judge’s table I would find it hard to reject people…but I’m not. Yes, it’s great to have two genuine superstars and an industry veteran at the table, but, there is no bad guy. There is no spark. There is no conflict. It’s been fun, American Idol, but it’s time to say ‘see ya!”
It was Springsteen’s first non-charity show performance at the fabled A sbury Park venue since he performed at a Mike Ness concert in May 2008.