The famous Television show, American Idol has returned to television.
According to the American Idol website:
Idol alumni are responsible for 13 Grammys, over 61 million album sales, 47 Platinum records, 95 Gold records, 444 Billboard No. 1 hits, 257 million digital downloads, two Golden Globes and an Academy Award.
That is an amazing part of contemporary music.
I really enjoyed watching American Idol during the early years. I loved watching the young performers grow each week and become real stars. But…when the judges became more important than the contestants, I stopped watching.
I have not watched the show since it moved to ABC. I believe I already have my favorite American Idol.
I found a great video from American Idol Rewind and just had to watch it. It is Billy Joel Night.
On April 15, 2003, American Idol presented the Top 7 performers on Billy Joel Night. Each singer was required to sing a song made famous by Billy Joel.
Clay Aiken was the last performer on this night and the judges remarks from this performance have been quoted many times. All Clay fans will remember “I just can’t wait till you let loose and dance a little more!” And Clay’s answer of baby-steps!!
Then, who could forget Simon’s “I prefer you when I shut my eyes.”
“Tell Her About It” was a wonderful choice for Clay to make. Starting out as a ballad and then, WOW, he changed it to up-tempo. It was the night that Clay changed his whole style and delivery. He never missed a step.
I hope you will check out the video. Because it is from the rewind series, you get some background information about the show as the announcer… and, of course, with Clay singing!