What is the theme for Top 9 Round 2 week on American Idol?

Update: It is confirmed that the theme for the week is Elvis songs and MJ  is reporting that a finalist from a previous season (1-7) will be performing on the result’s show Wednesday night.  Any guesses?

american_idol_adam_lambertThe big news is that Adam Lambert will guest mentor the contestants during the week and sing on the American Idol results show Wednesday.  Finally we will hear how a truly talented contestant should sing.  Or should I say former contestant.

Ryan teased us last night by saying we have a special theme coming up for next week but then didn’t tell us what it was.  I read a couple different opinions from Queen to Teen Idols but they don’t seem too realitistic to me.  For one why not get the members from Queen to mentor the kids like they have in the past and as far as Teen Idols, we’ve been there and had that one dropped. 

MJ seems to have the best theory.  A source has told told them that Lambert will mentor the contestants in Las Vegas at the Aria Hotel where Cirque Du Soleil is performing Viva ElvisTop Idol further confirms this by adding that Cirque Du Soleil will be featured as well on American Idol next week. 

With this news I’m being led to believe that the hopefuls will sing songs by the King of Rock and Roll.  What do you think?

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  1. i was actually thinking the theme could be songs by any former AI contestants 😀 e.g. kelly clarkson, daughtry, carrie underwood…. it would be interesting 😀

  2. Maybe it’s Elvis songs considering the venue. Plus he’s always being compared to Elvis. Or perhaps it’s Broadway week where he did Wicked and The Ten Commandments.

  3. If they do Elvis songs that pretty much gives them the Lieber & Stoller song book which is very diverse, as well as some Neal Sedaka. Remember Clay’s version of Solitaire which Elvis recorded. Tim could do Love Me Tender giving all of us a nice nap, Lee could do Suspicious Minds, and Aaron could do Kentucky Rain. This could work out OK.

  4. i dont know want the theme is but what ever it is they better do a good job because its gettin to the needy- greedy hahah

  5. OMG I CAN ONLY HOPE THAT THE RUMOR ABOUT ADAM BEING AT THE ARIA IN LAS VEGAS AND THE CONTESTANTS DOING ELVIS MUSIC IS TRUE….I DO HOPE THAT THEY SHOWCASE VIVA ELVIS, IT WAS FANTASTIC……
    I WOULD LOVE TO SEE ADAM MENTOR SIOBHAN…IMO I THINK SHE HAS THE MOST TALENT (VOCALLY)….
    AND FOR THE PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO THINK THAT ADAM AND SIOBHAN SCREAM SHOULD TRYING SINGING THOSE HIGH NOTES……YOU CAN EVEN SCREAM THOSE HIGH NOTES…..
    CRYSTAL WILL DO VERY WELL BUT SHE IS SO PREDICTABLE…..SHE IS A FOLK SINGER AND LOOKS LIKE A FOLK SINGER….I FEEL LEE AND CASEY WILL DO GOOD TOO….YOU DON’T HAVE TO WIN AI TO SUCCEED…..
    MIKE, ANDREW, TIM AND AARON SHOULD BE GONE IN THE NEXT THREE WEEKS…..KATIE SHOULD ROUND OUT THE TOP 5….THIS IS JUST MY OPINION!!!!!

  6. I had wished when Adam Lambert was on AI that he would sing an Elvis song. It’d be great if he would sing one next Wednesday. He’d be perfect. I see Lee and Casey doing the best Elvis.

  7. I think Adam Lambert has even less business being a mentor than Miley Cirus did. What’s wrong? Can’t AI get any REAL performers to mentor???

  8. @PATTY D…..WHAT’S WRONG WITH ADAM MENTORING….HE’S BEEN THERE DONE THAT…..IF YOU WATCHED LAST SEASON YOU WOULD KNOW THAT THE MAN CAN SING ANYTHING (ACCORDING TO THE JUDGES, THE TELEPHONE BOOK)…..HE CAN MAKE SONGS HIS OWN…HE CAN MENTOR……

  9. @Patty #15

    What is wrong with Adam Lambert being the Mentor…. ?

    I think that one of the big problems with this year’s contestants is that they all seem to lack stage presence. If anyone can teach them how to use the stage and react/interact with the audience then AL is a great choice….

    Thinking of some of the other mentors… Miley Cyrus and Usher sounded terrible when they did their songs and Rhianna and Kara’s latest crap singer from this week were so bad, I was praying for a burst ear drum.

    Not too keen on the Elvis connection though.

  10. I am sure that Tim will sing Teddy Bear and will have the little teeny boppers screaming more than a siobhan at the rocky horror show!

    Talking of which.. any chance of Aaron doing a “time warp” and developing an adult voice rather than sounding like a little girl in a Barney show.

  11. Several times this season, I as well as some other fans considered actually turning American Idol off…it didn’t seem to have any WOW factor and the singers were actually disappointing except for C. Bowersox and S. Mangus. Crystal has remained true to herself. S. Mangus had an exotic quality but the screaming high note became one note. Casey was attractive and has actually improved and shown his ability. Lee Deweise continues to rise. Last year Adam Lambert WOWed us, seduced us into anticipating every performance, but the suprise loss for the AI spot at the end made many of AI’s fans shake their heads regarding the perceived difference in talent level opposed to the popularity contest in voting. I hope that he renews the vigor, excitement and tweaks the energy with his eclectic imagination to bring about something really new, appealing and drive for our 2010 contestants…bring it on!

  12. FRANCES ENGLISH…I COULDN’T HAVE SAID IT BETTER REGARDING ADAM’S MENTORING……THANKS!!!!!!

  13. Couldn’t have a better mentor than Adam Lambert. He’s not only the best AI contestant EVER, but is possibly one of the greatest performers of today. However, I must admit, I wish he would keep his performances more decent than some he has done. The raunchy peformances are SO below his talent ability and SO unnecessary and could prove detrimental to his popularity.

  14. Adam Lambert ??? I know this is a joke. Who the hell is he to mentor anyone ??? He’s nothing ….

  15. LAKOTAC…..I REALLY THINK HE LEARNED HIS LESSON AFTER THE AMA….I’VE SEEN ALL HIS INTERVIEWS AND APPEARANCES SINCE AND HE HAS BEEN FINE…HIS VIDEO IS GREAT….

    RICK….ITS OBVIOUS THAT YOU DON’T KNOW SINGING TALENT…..HE MAY NOT BE THE STYLE OF MUSIC THAT YOU PREFER BUT YOU CAN’T TAKE AWAY THE FACT THAT THE MAN HAS A VERY UNIQUE QUALITY AND UNDENIABLE VOCALS.

  16. Hey Rick, The ratings will be phenomenal!!!
    That’s how “nothing” he is.
    He sure can mentor. He helped a lot of the contestants in season 8. The guy has a great background in music. He is original and will offer greater insight to this year’s contestants, that they have received from the judges. In other words, next week, for two nights season 9 will NOT be boring.
    I’m rooting for Crytal!
    slainte!

  17. MARGARET…..YOU GOT THAT RIGHT!!!!!! I’M SOO LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT WEEK’S IDOL FOR THAT REASON….

  18. Adam Lambert is a fabulous talent – a ‘natural’ talent. The contestants are very lucky to have him as a mentor.
    It would be interesting to see the contestants do Elvis .. a great opportunity for Casey to shine.

  19. There is NO ONE better qualified or more suited to mentor the contestants on AI than Adam Lambert. He is the most talented, exciting, and intelligent performer of this day and age! AI was smart to bring him back at this time, because their ratings are falling fast with the lackluster contestants of this season. Adam is exactly what the show needs right now — someone creative and original, with the best vocal range in the business, and who’s already been through the Idol process!!

  20. There is NO ONE better qualified or more suited to mentor the contestants on AI than Adam Lambert. He is the most talented, exciting, and intelligent performer of this day and age! AI was smart to bring him back at this time, because their ratings are falling fast with the lackluster contestants of this season. Adam is exactly what the show needs right now — someone creative and original, with the best vocal range in the business, and who’s already been through the Idol process!!

  21. ADAM LAMBERT is a spectacular entertainer of international fame now……being loved and adored by so many countries in the world! He is perfect to put zest back into this year’s AI, which has been so lacking! I sure hope the Idols appreciate this opportunity! and way to go to raise the ratings! They will fly this week thanks to ADAM!

  22. I don’t know who had the idea to bring Adam Lambert as a mentor but here, now, I stand and applaud the most wise decision ever made for the program. Adam is amazing not only a wonderful singer and flawless performer but he is humble and believable, something some of the contestants don’t have. This will be the most interesting week of this season and I cant wait to happen.

  23. i think show tunes would be great where as adam was in wicked for years there is a lot of great songs from broadway shows

  24. Rick, it’s one thing not liking someone’s voice.
    That’s okay. However, when you mention the
    “freak” factor, you are displaying a lack of intelligence and, that’s putting it mildly.
    You are, no doubt, jealous of Adam’s fame.
    He is THE singer, right now. He’s intelligent, articulate, friendly,funny, has a wonderful family, looks as sexy as all get out, he is very compassionate. Now, Of all those attributes, can you claim just one?
    slainte!

  25. I hope this isn’t the case. Even though Adam resembles Elvis their styles are very different. I hope that Adam is mentoring on ‘The Year You Were Born’ theme. There are so many more songs to choose from, plus Adam’s strong point is picking the right song, and changing it up to fit the performer. He also did a fantastic job on that night with his rendition of ‘Mad World’. He got a standing ovation from Simon on that night, and that doesn’t happen very often.

  26. I wish Adam could be on every week. I think Adam should be the new judge next year. I would never miss a show if he were on.

  27. I’m OK with a show tunes week as long as Tim doesn’t sing anything from Cats! Big problem though, show tunes generally require big voices which leaves most of the pack out in the cold.

  28. The theme next week is songs from the movies. So let’s get started on those wish lists for who should sing what.

  29. Adam must have an album coming out and simon is the producer my guess. adam is cool…but not sure the mentors do anything but confuse the idol wannabes…elvis wow…what could tim sing?? love me tender…love me like a fool…how about casey??? kentucky rain? crystal?? its alright mama…and andrew…maybe hound dog…oh…i will need to be drunk…very very drunk. Good luck tim!

  30. Yes, I agree I think the idols will sing Elvis’ songs. However, another twist might be that Adam will pick the songs to fit the contestants vocals, personality and age. If any one could do it and improve the overall performances of the final 9 Adam Lambert can.

  31. Love Adam Lambert. It should be a terrific night for not only the viewers but also the contenders. Not only will he give excellent advice to each, but he will also inspire and energize each. The results should be tremendous! Oh, and I really like Sharon’s idea (above)!

    I think there are a limited number of Elvis songs that can be made relevant today, so if that is the theme, it will be tough pickings. Here are my recommendations at this point:

    Aaron: Return to Sender
    Andrew: That’s Right, Mama or Blue Suede Shoes
    Casey: Stuck on You or Love Me Tender
    Crystal: Don’t Be Cruel
    Katie: Blue Moon of Kentucky
    Lee: Heartbreak Hotel or Mean Woman Blues
    Mike: Jailhouse Rock
    Siobhan: Suspicious Minds or Tell Me Why
    Tim: All Shook Up

  32. It has been confirmed that the idols are singing Elvis next week and that a finalist from seasons 1-7 will be performing an Elvis song on Wednesday night. Any guesses?

  33. Casey and Crystal should have an advantage…..crystal always has an advantage and casey has a little of the elvis sound in his voice, soulful, bluesy southern rock…..mike and andrew will suck…tim…plz tim pick something low and slow…lee will do fine…so there we have it…michael and andrew will go home…mike is boring and andrew sucks.

  34. Casey — Guitar Man
    Crystal — In the Ghetto
    Andrew — It’s Now or Never
    Aaron — Love Me Tender
    Tim — Crying in the Chapel (Reggae Style, lol)
    Big Mike — I Can’t Help Falling in Love With You
    Siobhan — Viva Las Vegas (I think that would be cool, actually)
    Lee — Suspicious Minds
    Katie — Kentucky Rain

  35. Byron,

    Oh, I completely forgot about “It’s Now or Never”! Great song.

    Casey would do great with “Guitar Man” and the title suits him so well!

    I think “Crying in the Chapel” might be a little corny . . . but it is a pretty song.

  36. tim needs to stay away from reggae..more donnie osmond style…he is not going to win…just maybe survive. rock tim! oh i mean slo rock tim!

  37. PHYLLIS G.(LASVEGAS) Hi Phyllis G! I haven’t been on here for a long time. Long story! BUT I WANT TO SAY WHO EVER IS WHINING ABOUT ADAM LAMBERT SHOULD KISS HIS BOOTS! HE IS FAB.WHAT A GREAT SINGER! THE ONES THEY HAVE ON THIS YEAR COULD ALL TAKE A LESSON FROM ADAM. HE HAS BEEN GREAT AFTER THE AMA. AND I THINK EVERYONE JUST NEEDS TO GET OVER IT. OK PEOPLE !! EVERYTHING I HAVE WATCHED HIM ON WAS RIGHT ON! I THINK HERE WHERE I LIVE ACCORDING TO THE TV GUIDE WHICH IS ALMOST NEVER RIGHT ADAM IS GOING TO BE ON VH1 AT 10:00 CENTRAL HERE. I HAVE SEEN PARTS OF IT ON THE COMPUTER. BUT I AM SURE IT IS TAPED. AND I WANT TO SEE MY GORGEOUS ADAM LAMBERT PERFORM AGAIN. JUST ACOUSTIC TOO. SHOUT BACK. THE ONLY TIME I CAN GET ON THE DAMN COMPUTER IS AT NIGHT, OR SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. MY HUSBAND IS NOT WORKING. AND WILL NEVER BE WORKING AGAIN. I GUESS HE IS GOING TO TAKE EARLY S/S.I THINK HE IS GOING TO DRIVE ME CRAZY. I WISH HE WOULD GET ANOTHER HOBBY THAN THE COMPUTER. NO TALENT THIS YEAR LIKE ADAM. BYE, SHERRY K

  38. Chichi…..the “reggae” comment for Tim was supposed to be tongue-in-cheek…..sorry for any confusion.

  39. byron….lol…thats cool…yeah but he just might try reggae again…somebody help him…hopefull adam will be honest with him…well not too honest.

  40. Ashley on Lambert – “Finally we will hear how a truly talented contestant should sing. Or should I say former contestant.”

    Seems a gratuitous slight, Ashley. I consider Crystal truly talented and singing as she should sing. Casey is a talented instrumentalist. He may very well look at Siobhan and say that as a teen when she started, she has more talent and potential than Adam did at her age. Adam is a humble guy. One of his endearing traits – that Crystal, Lee, Siobhan appear to share.

  41. Phyllis G, thanks for letting me know that Adam has settled down. I must get his video! Next week should be AI’s best week this season.

    Margaret, I see you haven’t gotten word of any of Rick’s attributes yet. 🙂

  42. PHYLLIS G. (LASVEGAS) I JUST GOT THROUGH WATCHING ADAM LAMBERT DO HIS THING ON VH1 HERE IN ARKIE. WOW! HE IS JUST SO POLITE. AND SO COOL. I CAN’T WAIT UNTIL AMERICAN IDOL NEXT WEEK TO SEE HIM BACK! I DEFINITELY WILL NOT MISS THE SHOWS WITH ADAM ON THERE.I DON’T KNOW HOW ANYONE COULD ASK HOW ADAM COULD BE A MENTOR ON AI. HE KNOW A LOT ABOUT MUSIC. HE IS 1 ON THE GREATEST TALENTS OF OUR TIME. BYE

  43. who ever controls, edits or deletes the contents in this forum, could you please delete the idiotic and rude people that think it is important to type in CAP LOCKS all the time.

    Anyone who understands computer etiquette knows that CAP LOCKS indicates shouting, therefore they are actually being very rude.

    For the people that insist on typing in CAP LOCKS…. are you that insecure, that you need to have your ‘somewhat pointless’ comments read? I bet you used to burst a blood vessel in School with your hand up to be chosen to answer one of teacher’s questions!! Guess what? this is a chat forum and not Kindergarten… Fools!

  44. Early Elvis was all about the blues and I hope the singers pull strongly from that era. I could see Crystal performing with only a stand-up bass and a lead guitar on “Mystery Train”. One of the other women has to do “Hound Dog”, but if Katie does it, she can’t smile. Casey has to choose between about 1,00 songs that he hit a home run on.

    After he got out of the army, Elvis took some singing lessons, pitched his songs lower, and did the blues a lot less. Since Tim and Aaron don’t seem to know what the blues is, maybe they can find something in this era although they can’t sing that low.

    I just hope nobody sings “Falling in Love with You”, “Love Me Tender”, or “Are you Lonesome Tonight”.

  45. Ok Here’s my wish list.
    Casey-Tryin to get to you
    Mike-Trouble [from King Creole]
    Andrew-Moody blue
    Tim-Don’t
    Lee-Treat me nice
    Aaron-Kentucky rain
    Katie-Puppet on a string
    Crystal=Gentle on my mind
    Siobhan-I want you, I need you, I love you

  46. Group singing, I wish it is groups of three.Then, the lowest group will be at the bottom 3(Even though it was like kind of mean)

  47. Gonna be a dangerous night for the men. Nothing looks worse than a guy doing a bad Elvis imitation. So my advice would be to not EVEN TRY!! (Except Tim, who I hate to say it – can throw out hip swiveling and charm and smiles in one of Elvis’s iconic but less vocally challenging Hollywood or Vegas show catalogue and look good doing it.)
    But they can’t just sit on a stool – most of Elvis’s good stuff was attendent with energy, movement, body language. Leave it out, you have a void. Lee, Aaron, Andrew, and Big Cheese all could be headed for disaster. As bad Elvis imitators or logs sitting on a stool.
    Gals are in better shape..I’ll add a comment on them later.
    Gals

  48. Gals – They catch a break with Elvis, interpretively. In the same sense they would be the ones that would be hurt by audience comparing their stage performance to Mariah’s if they had a Mariah Carey night “They’re no M Careys!” – while the guys would be safe and home free sitting hunched over a guitar and moaning endearing lines.

    With Elvis –

    There are about 200 bluesy songs that Elvis did that Crystal can rework into some decent contemporary chick blues/alternate..

    Katie apparantly has worked hard on dance and has many years of working on it like her prememorized answers to what judges or beauty contest officials might ask her as part of her programming. Adam Lambert has a lot to work with, and Katie could deliver impressively (God help us, because I think of her as the Tim of the woman’s side).

    And I would love to see either Siobhan or Adam had decided to confound judges and viewers expectations that Siobhan+Lambert=Glam Vegas Extravagaza routine for Siobhan’s performance. But get Siobhan into a new high risk, high reward situation. A cut down Elvis song with minimal accompaniment and bells and whistles. And a simply but discretely sexily dressed and moving about Magnus. Doing a newer version of an Elvis “reach-out” song to a lover who has (hopefully, only momentarily spurned him) and he is trying to win her back with charm, body language, emotional connection, words soaring (honestly in Early Elvis) from his heart.
    A smiling, happy Siobhan throwing out the tease and soul – and power in her heart coming out in her voice – to win back a guy she wants back so much? Such as of an updated “Don’t Be Cruel”??
    It could be smash. It could be hard for Siobhan to put herself in that place. It could also be better than best song of the night into “electric”.

  49. so happy Adam will be on AI was not sure they would have him back he moved me last year. And he can sing and as far as being a good person to represent ELVIS

  50. oh this theme is a theme which big mike is gonna suck at:S and so is casey and unfortunately tim will do great:S wow that really is sad. and for those who think katie is a bad singer well please go on youtube and check her performances again cuz honestly speaking she has the best voice in this competiotion folowed by lee and then crystal,

  51. oh and casey’s voice is good but its pretty common and lacks originality i mean he really imitates brian adams in his singing

  52. cmon byron katie’s voice is very very original it creates these vibes and her tone of voice is close to christina’s just like randy said….very few singers have such a special voice, and sadly very few listeners appreciate such a voice

  53. to each own personal preference.

    For me, Aaron n Katie are the most boring ones out of the lot.

    They have good voices. but no originality. our family called them Karaoke King n Queen

  54. To Leopard #66:You are right about this not being Mike’s long suit, but I think Elvis’s “Trouble” from King Creole would suit him perfectly. As for Casey, If he goes bluesy with “Trying To Get To You” he’ll do a good job.

  55. Leopard and others: You’re right in that Katie is another one with a very pure voice, what trained classical musicians call timbre. She’s not quite Siobhan, but she’s close. The problem I have with her performances is pitch. It probably has a lot to do with her age and nerves, but she does have trouble singing in pitch. If one were to look at voice quality alone, then Siobhan, Katie, and Andrew would be your top three, but singing is about a lot more than purity of vocal tone. That’s why people like Crystal and Lee are so popular. Their vocal tone is actually rather gravelly, but they sing on pitch, and we’ve come to like that gravelly sound coming from blues and folk singers over the years.

  56. Adam is by far the best past contestant.I’ll never believe that he didn’t win,but is much more successful than the winner.If him and Carrie did a ballid together,it would be phenominal.I think he’ll make a great mentor.He hs amazing choppes,great stage presence,and totally gets what the contestants are going through.He is also humble,which will help too.I think Cyrstal,Casey,and Mike will do very well.I don’t get any comparison to Siobbon and Adam at all.Adam held out notes,always in tune.Siobban is off key,and screams.I hope people vote for voices this week,not good smile or good hair.

  57. i dont understand Siobbon, she has nice voice, but truly weird. Chrystal good voice, but a hippie, just does nothing for me no personality, she reminds me of someone on a street corner.whos had years of practice. Casey is okay but hes a professional, so is Lee.Im sorry mike is boring hes there cause people feel sorry for him, he knows how to sing. Andrew he has all the hispanic votes even if he cant sing , and Aaron and Tim are in the same boat. Then there is Katie, she surprised all of us i liked her from the beginning, she is just wonderful, and we all like her down here.she reminds of Cris Allen from last year who would of though he would of won.Give her a chance because she is not polished and professional like the the older singers.But her voice is pure.Get right America. We Canadians are watching.

  58. I respect Rosie’s opnion,and think Katie has a nice voice.I just think Crystal has more range,and more power,and always hits the notes.Casey has so muh talent,along with Mike(not boring at all),and Lee.I don’t mindKatie votes,just no more Andrew,or Tim.

  59. Milagros # 65

    If you live in USA you watch the show, write down the telephone of your favorite singer and after the show you have 2 hours to vote.
    If you don’t live in USA don’t bother lol you cant vote so enjoy the show and cross your fingers 🙂

  60. Margaret; I agree with everything you say! THERE IS NOTHING WORNG WITH ADAM BEING THE MENTOR FOR THIS YEARS CONTESTANTS!!!!!! IT IS JUST THE SAME OLD HOMOPHOBICS WHINING. THAT IS THE ONLY REASON ADAM DIDN’T WIN LAST YEAR.WHAT YOU SAID HERE ABOUT RICK IS RIGHT. EITHER ANOTHER HOMOPHOBIC,OR JEALOUS. IT MAKES ONE WONDER WHO THE FREAK REALLY IS?? ADAM HAS MORE TALENT IN HIS LITTLE FINGER THAN ANY OF THE CONTESTANTS THIS YEAR!
    That’s okay. However, when you mention the
    “freak” factor, you are displaying a lack of intelligence and, that’s putting it mildly.
    You are, no doubt, jealous of Adam’s fame.
    Sherry K

  61. Rick; Well lets just wait and see what happens WHEN THE ROCK GOD ADAM LAMBERT COMES ON. I do think you protest too much! Makes me think you are the freak! And on top of that a homophobic! You just can’t stand the fact that ADAM LAMBERT is extra special. And has tons of talent. You need to QUIT calling ADAM a freak over and over. Because it truly shows you are the freak! Sherry K

  62. Wow! That is going to be absolutely wonderful. Looking so forward to the next round.

  63. Would love to hear a contestant do a knock-out version of In The Ghetto. Fun songs would be: Return to Sender, Teddy Bear, It’s Now or Never, Memphis, Big Ol’ Hunk of Love, All Shook Up, and See See Rider.

    Can’t Help Falling In Love would be cool, but not too many can do that song justice. Danny Boy would be a nice challenge.

    Who is cool enough to do Fever? Done well, that could be a song that advances a singer along to the next level. Or, for a real challenge: Heartbreak Hotel. Jailhouse Rock was covered in the late 80’s (I think.) It is such a signature song for Elvis that the singer would have to own it themselves.

    Johnny B. Goode is a great classic, but would need some good guitar chops to go with.

    Kentucky Rain might be a good choice for those leaning towards the Country Side of things. While this was originally an Olivia Newton-John hit, Let Me Be There was a good, solid cover by Elvis. Could be a good tune for an Idol as it has not been covered much and could use a solid, relevant 2010 sound.

    If you are considering a timeless song that could use a current cover, a singer looking for a ballad might could go with Make The World Go Away. Memphis, Tennessee might even be interesting for those inclined to r&b. Nice, bluesy rifts in that song. Same with That’s All Right (Mama). Singer can get a good grove going on that one.

    What Now My Love could be an interesting challenge for a singer with good pipes. Song has lots of range and can be really dramatic if performed just right. Same can be said with You Gave Me a Mountain. These, however, would have to be home runners for the singer as they were such classics for the King. Anything less will be dismal failure. If ya gonna best the King, ya gotta be the Emperor or Empress of Sound.

    Shake, Rattle And Roll might be a good choice for the more pop-rocker types. Fun tune that could be a good bye-bye song for the TV Show, but fun to watch on Concert Tour.

    Hope no one considers Release Me. Never did like that song much. Way to ‘poor me’ and if any of the contestants choose that song, well, they deserve to be voted off. Lol.

  64. There are many good releases of Elvis. Return to Sender, Teddy Bear, It’s Now or Never, All Shook up, Heartbreak Hotel, Jailhouse Rock, Love me Tender,Shake Rattle-n-Roll.

  65. To Cherie #81: Good choices, but this year the only one with the pipes to sing You Gave Me A Mountain is Siobhan, but the lyrics clearly dictate a male vocalist. If one of this year’s guys sang it, it would have both Elvis and Marty Robbins spinning in their graves.

  66. CHRIS…EXCUSE ME BUT I HAVE THE RIGHT TO TYPE ANYWAY I WANT AND THE LAST TIME I CHECKED I LIVED IN AMERICA….I HAVE THE RIGHT TO FREE SPEECH AND FREEDOM TO TYPE ANYWAY I WANT….GET OVER IT….AND I AM NOT SCREAMING OR SHOUTING AT ANYBODY….

    HI SHERRY K…..GLAD TO SEE YOUR BACK ON THE BLOG…I MISSED YOU….I LOVE YOUR COMMENTS, ESPECIALLY ABOUT ADAM….I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS WEEK (FINALLY)….THE RATINGS SHOULD BE GREAT AND SEEING ADAM BACK ON AI IS AWESOME….
    THIS WEEKEND THE CONTESTANTS WERE AT THE ARIA, THEY WENT TO SEE VIVA ELVIS….MY FRIEND WAS THERE AND KEEP SENDING ME PICTURES OF THE PERFORMERS…SHE WAS SO EXCITED…BUT SHE DIDN’T SEE ADAM.
    TELL YOUR HUSBAND TO GIVE YOU A BREAK AND LET YOU USE THE COMPUTER…THIS IS IMPORTANT STUFF…LOL…MY HUSBAND RETIRED 11 YEARS AGO…I KNOW WHAT YOUR GOING THRU….GOOD LUCK…
    PHYLLIS G.

  67. Top Three = Crystal, Casey, Lee.

    Middle of the road = Aaron, Katie, Siobhan

    Bottom Three = Tim, Andrew, Big Mike.

    This week should be fun. I like Adam and think he will give some great guidance and feedback! Elvis Songs? Oh – should be a blast!

  68. I think that the contestants should just sit on the their blue couch with Ryan Seacrest and Adam can perform for 1 & 1/2 hours Tuesday nite and then for the whole hour Wednesday nite. Thats what I wanna see!!!

  69. Hi PHYLLIS G.(LASVEGAS)! My husband retired too! Sounds like you and I are in the same boat.Mine had to take early retirement. Blah! And he never goes anywhere! My darling son said we need to get a new computer “Which of course will be mine! LOL” Then my husband can just set on the computer full time if he wants to! AND PHYLLIS, YOU CAN TYPE ANYWAY YOU WANT TO! YOU HAVE BEEN ON HERE A LONGTIME NOW. WHO GIVES A DARN WHAT THEY THINK? MAYBE I WILL TYPE IN CAPS TOO. THEN THEY CAN SCREAM AT ME TOO. MY SON SAYS CAPS ARE SCREAMING. BUT I DON’T CARE. YOU ARE TOUGH PHYLLIS! TELL THEM TO GO TO HELL.I LOVE ADAM. I AM NOT A HOMOPHOBIC! AND THIS IS A SINGING TALENT CONTEST. AND ADAM IS TALENTED AS HELL. EXCUSE ME FOLKS. BUT IT MAKES ME ANGRY THAT SOMEONE SHOULD KEEP CALLING HIM A FREAK!!!!!! I DO NOT SEE A RESPONSE FROM RICK. A LOT OF PEOPLE LOVE ADAM. AND DO NOT WANT TO HEAR BAD THINGS ABOUT HIM. HE IS SO SWEET. HAS GOOD MANNERS. AND HIGHLY TALENTED WHICH I HAVE ALREADY SAID. THANKS PHYLLIS FOR SAYING SOMETHING ABOUT MY COMMENTS. YOU GO GIRL! I LIKE WHAT YOU SAY TOO. I CANNOT WAIT UNTIL TUESDAY AND WENESDAY THIS WEEK. I AM JUST REALLY WANTING TO SEE HOW ADAM DOES WITH THE REMAINING CONTESTANTS. I WILL GIVE YOU A SHOUT BACK AFTER PHYLLIS. TAKE CARE. THERE ARE SOME NICE PEOPLE ON HERE WHO UNDERSTAND THIS IS A SINGING CONTEST. AND WELL THE ONES WHO LIKE TO PUT PEOPLE DOWN AND CALL THEM FREAKS ~ JUST IGNORE THEM GIRL FRIEND! ITS THE BEST WAY TO DO THEM. I AM GLAD TO BE TALKING TO YOU AGAIN PHYLLIS!

  70. Cris, WHY DO YOU HAVE TO BE A TROUBLE MAKER? PHYLLIS G. (LASVEGAS) HAS BEEN ON HERE FOR A LONG TIME. IT IS UP TO HER HOW SHE TYPES! SHE IS A NICE LADY. AND YOU ARE A JERK!!!! WHY DON’T THEY TAKE OFF YOUR COMMENTS? I THINK EVERYONE NEEDS TO CALM DOWN AND BE NICE TO EACH OTHER! QUIT WHINING AND MOANING ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE AND JUST SAY WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT THE SHOW.

  71. SHERRY…YOU GO GIRL…..THANKS FOR LETTING CHRIS KNOW WHAT A JERK HE IS TOO…….I WISH PEOPLE WOULD REALLY STICK TO THE SUBJECT MATTER AND STOP WITH THE NASTINESS.
    ITS SO FUNNY….MY HUSBAND WAS EARLY RETIREMENT TOO…..THATS WHY I NEVER USE THE COMPUTER AT HOME…..I USE THE ONE AT WORK SO I RARELY COMMENT ON THE WEEKENDS…SO FUNNY….
    WE BOTH KNOW HOW TALENTED ADAM IS AND HE DOES HAVE A LOT OF FANS OUT THERE SO TO HELL WITH THE ONES THAT DON’T LIKE HIM FOR SUPERFACIAL REASONS….LOOKING SO FORWARD TO THIS WEEK…WE’LL DEFINITELY TALK THIS WEEK….
    ENJOY THE SHOW AND ADAM….

  72. Off Topic:

    Uh, I never would have mentioned it, and certainly not in the manner it was stated, but . . . since the topic was introduced, well, it’s true that all caps IS considered yelling. And it truly is irritating to most readers.

    It’s one of the first things you learn about computer etiquette. All caps is irritating to lots of people because it reduces readability. (Upper and lower case letters are easier for people to read.)

    Here are some links to sources about computer etiquette, if you are interested:

    http://www.education.com/reference/article/proper-computer-etiquette/

    http://www.itstime.com/apr2005.htm

    http://ezinearticles.com/?Some-Hints-on-Computer-Etiquette&id=1913450

    http://www2.cit.cornell.edu/email/polite.html

    However, this IS a free country, and if you want to type in all caps, go ahead. Just know that most people who see all caps in a message will have a negative reaction to it.

    Sorry, don’t mean to rub anything in. I just wanted to help.

  73. I wld love to see Tim in the top 5. dont bother abt d rest. at d end of the season, i’ll buy only tim’s records. categorically, tim’s so good-looking like Elvis, and Adam too. But Tim’s also humble and he has great, rare voice!

    as for the comments in caps, i don’t bother to read them either. these caps writers should go for multiple brain scans (lol). they represents ‘sickos’ (lol agn). PEACE 🙂

  74. Agree with HP.Caps are just hard to read really…pretty hard on the eyes. So dont be offended, fellow friends, your comments are worth reading, just that reading is a little more difficult. 🙂 cheers, everyone!

  75. U r right, Rachel. HP took d trouble to show them the links on computer etiquette. His intention is noble but a couple of hard-headed caps writers here just didn’t get the message. What a pity! Peace .

  76. TO ALL THE CAP HATERS…I WILL EXPLAIN THIS FOR THE VERY LAST TIME….I ONLY GO ON THIS SITE AT WORK AND…..AT WORK I ONLY USE CAPS SO WHEN I REPLY OR COMMENT ON THIS SITE I JUST TYPE…I DO NOT WANT TO OFFEND ANYBODY AND I MEAN NO HARM…I AM NOT SHOUTING OR SCREAMING….IF YOU DO NOT LIKE IT, DON’T READ IT…(-: BUT I DO READ ALL YOUR COMMENTS SINCE YOU TOOK THE TIME TO TYPE IT…

  77. to phillis g.

    you should focus on your work instead of replying comments using caps 🙂 i don’t actually hate caps tat much (but it is certainly annoying when it gets to certain level) but i dont see any reason why cant you write comments on this website when you get back home or when u get to use PCs which enable you to type using no caps

    btw, can’t wait to see adam 🙂

  78. @Phyllis: Sorry to say it, but the ALL CAPS complaints are justified. I understand that you use ALL CAPS to type at work, but the Caps Lock key is just one quick keystroke with the left pinky.

    At this point I’m not planning to ban ALL CAP’ers, but like others have noted I too normally skip right over anything in ALL CAPS.

  79. Since some of you seem so focused on my typing and not the subject at hand, which happens to be American Idol, I will use my left pinky and release the cap lock…..Now can we get back to commenting on American Idol and Season 9??????
    THANK YOU!!!!!

  80. I love Adam:) And I am so happy to see him again in AI. So very happy. Hope that Casey and Crystal will do fine.. They are the most interesting ones.. Their performances have been so good.. each and every performance. Will definitely follow them up after this competition.
    Who cares who wins.. the talents prevail:))
    This happened with Adam and I am sure it will happen with Casey and Crystal, too.
    Hope we will enjoy a beautiful night with all these artists.

  81. @Phyllis: Thanks. I’m sure the non-CAPS will be appreciated and help readers be able to focus on the topic of your comments.

  82. Well, I hope you are all happy! You all raised hell until you got Phyllis to type in non~caps! Are you all happy now? Matt, are you the one who bans people? Phyllis, I was disappointed in most of the performances on ELVIS night. I really liked BIG MIKE’S ~ In the Ghetto. Nothing else really inpressed me. I am a huge Elvis fan. And it would be hard to listen to other people sing his songs! I like Dwight Yoakham’s Suspicious minds. Sounds great when he sings it.PS, HOPE THIS DOES NOT ANNOY EVERYONE. BUT ADAM WAS GREAT AS USUAL!!!!! HE IS SO SWEET AND HAS GREAT MANNERS. JUST A DOLL. AND LIKE PHYLLIS I SAY ADAM IS VERY TALENTED. AND YES ~ TO HELL WITH THE CHIPMUNKS WHO DON’T LIKE HIM. LOL! And to all I will type in regular typing. OK? I think there might be more reasons on here to kick someone off instead of them using caps.How about the ones or one who keeps calling ADAM LAMBERT A FREAK? That is definitely not right! FOR THE MODERATOR! Bye Phyllis for now! Sherry K

  83. What blew me away is that most of them picked Elvis songs that are almost cliche’ by now. They missed the opportunity to stand out with songs that they had a better chance of making their own. But, I don’t know if Elvis’ entire catalog was available to them. Poor Andrew. I thought Mike went a long way toward deserving the save.

  84. Actually Canyon, not all the songs where ‘cliche’. Had to go look up 3 of them, lol.:
    Saved; A Little Less Conversation; and Baby, What Do You Want Me To Do. I vaguely remember ‘Conversation’, the other 2 I had to research. While Elvis used Lawdy Miss Clawdy quite a bit in his shows, it is not really his best radio standard or a signature song. (Although many Elvis Impersonators do include that one in their repertoire. Maybe that is what you mean by the cliche part?)

    I do agree lots of prime material was out there left untouched, but hey: these kids grew up on artists that were only ‘influenced’ by Elvis. Elvis belongs to their grandparents generation. YIKES!!! That’s me. Sigh. Well, almost.

    Elvis was in his Glory Days in the 50’s and early 60’s, on a ‘come back’ in the 70’s. However you slice and dice it, this AI Contender Group did songs made popular 30 – 40 years ago. Hat’s off to all of them.

  85. Hi Sherry K,
    Thanks for the support…..I really loved the show last night and it was wonderful seeing Adam. I’m still waiting for his concert tour to hit Vegas.
    Imo I think Andrew might be history after last nights performance….They keep panning Siobhan but I really like her. She is different….Crystal came out of her shell last night. Lee was awesome…Katie is the dark horse, she has some vocals……Even Tim was good last night….I’m still not crazy about Mike….I think it should be Mike & Andrew. Just my opinion……Take care Sherry…So glad to see you back in action again…You go girl!!

  86. Hi everyone. I am also retired with a young spirit and like the modern music as long as is not nonsense shouting and wrap, crap. Wow, Wow Wow Adam, true talent. With guidence Siobhan can be good as well. She must just not say too much when critic is given but take it all in. Adam did that and still followed his own path and taste, becoming an indivdual and in a league of his own. THE STUPID PEOPLE WHO HAVE OPINIONS OF HIM BEING GAY DON’T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT. I don’t condone being gay but it surely does not affect his singing talent and that is what is important. He should be the next judge. Ellen is good but what does she know about music, the next judge should also have knowledge of music as well as being or have been in the music industry themselves.

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