Don’t get us wrong — we love Nelly Furtado. But her performance of her new single ‘Big Hoops’ during the Billboard Music Awards fell a bit short of our expectations. With such big hits as ‘I’m Like a Bird’ and ‘Maneater,’ we were excited to see what the songstress had in store for us tonight.
Disappointment isn’t a strong enough word to explain how we felt when they cut off Natasha Bedingfield’s performance of ‘Last Dance’ by the late Donna Summer.
Summer had been an influential part of the music industry for the last 40 years and to have them cut to a commercial before Bedingfield could even finish the first chorus of the song just seemed downright rude.
It’s been a decade since Kelly Clarkson became the first winner of the hit TV show ‘American Idol’ and tonight onstage at the Billboard Music Awards, Clarkson proved that she’s still got the same talent and charisma that made us fall in love with her 10 years ago. Singing her new single ‘Dark Side,’ the singer wore a sexy red dress and looked confident and radiant as she delivered the first performance of the night.
When ‘American Idol’ hopeful Elise Testone walked into rehearsal and told mentors Stevie Nicks and Jimmy Iovine that she was planning to sing ‘Whole Lotta Love’ by English rock band Led Zeppelin, they looked slightly worried. However once Testone opened her mouth, the fear and skepticism immediately washed from their faces. Nicks even had the singer harmonize with her on one of her very own songs and said afterwards, “If I needed a singer I’d hire her in a second.”
After being in the bottom ‘American Idol’ contestant, Heejan Han entered this week with his tail between his legs. While his charismatic personality and humor shone on stage, his vocals weren’t quite cutting it. Perhaps it was the harsh reality of barely surviving another week that got Han to take the competition seriously and hit us with a comeback.
‘American Idol‘ contestant Jessica Sanchez is a diva in the making, so it was only appropriate that she serenade us in a Sasha Fierce fashion singing ‘Sweet Dreams’ by Beyonce Knowles. Sanchez coined Knowles as her idol stating “As a kid I used to try and do her moves, but I don’t anymore because I know I can’t do them!” We’d still like to see her give it the old college try.
When ‘American Idol’ contestant Colton Dixon recently hooked up with ‘Idol’ alum Chris Daughtry for dinner, he got two pieces of advice from the successful singer: Daughtry advised Dixon to “be himself” and “choose songs that people know.”
If ‘American Idol’ contestant Skylar Laine was really “a lot more nervous than usual” on account of the judges “being mean,” tonight, she certainly didn’t let it show. In the beginning of her segment it showed as the mentors tried unsuccessfully to steer her in another direction with her song choice and take her out of her comfort zone.
When you see 17-year-old ‘American Idol‘ contestant Hollie Cavanagh, you would never imagine what happens when she opens her mouth and begins to sing. This little girl has one of the biggest voices in the competition, and she gave one of the most impressive performances of the night singing ‘All the Man I Need’ by Whitney Houston.
When watching ‘American Idol‘ contestant Deandre Brackensick perform, it’s hard to believe he was a wildcard who easily could have not been a part of this competition. Before his performance Ryan Seacrest sat down with the singer and showed him some emotional footage from last week o
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