Wednesday, April 27, 2011

American Idol Doing Duets and the music of Carol King Tonight

The word on the street, okay like I actually hit the street to find gossip when I can type is that American Idol is having the top 6 sing duets along with the music of Carol King tonight. It'll be interesting to see if they can be as good as the famous Allison Iraheta Adam Lambert “Slow Ride” and Crystal Bowersox Lee DeWyze “Falling Slowly” or epic fail like the Kris Allen Danny Gokey “Renegade.”

As for solos I'm looking forward to the music of Carol King as she has written some of the amazing things though her long career however it is a little surprising that a show that usually favors glory notes, held out notes, powerbelting, and an overproduced band will be tackling the music of her.

I'm hoping that my Haley tackle's the Amy Whinehouse version of “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow.” As a leaked photo showed that Scotty and Lauren are singing a duet together I have a feeling it's going to be “You've Got a Friend” and it would not shock me (as if there is anything he does that's shocking) if Scotty sings “Smackwater Jack”.

Here’s a partial list of Carole King-written hits: “Will You Love Me Tomorrow?” (Shirelles), “Take Good Care Of My Baby” (Bobby Vee), “Up On the Roof” (The Drifters/ James Taylor), “The Loco-Motion” (Little Eva / Grand Funk / Kylie Minogue), “One Fine Day” (The Chiffons), “Go Away Little Girl” (Steve Lawrence / Donny Osmond), “Don’t Bring Me Down” (The Animals), “I’m Into Something Good” (Herman’s Hermits), “Pleasant Valley Sunday” (The Monkees), “(You Make Me Feel Like) a Natural Woman” (Aretha Franklin), “Chains” (The Beatles), “Crying In the Rain” (Everly Brothers / a-ha), “Don’t Say Nothing Bad About My Baby” (Cookies), “Hi-De-Ho” (Blood Sweat & Tears), “It Might as Well Rain Until September” (Gary & Dave), “Hey Girl” (Donny Osmond / Freddie Scott), “You’ve Got A Friend” (James Taylor)and “Where You Lead” (Sweet Inspirations).

Plus her own hits “One Fine Day”, “Hard Rock Café”, “Only Love Is Real”, “Nightingale”, “Jazzman”, “Been To Canaan”, “Believe In Humanity”, “Corazón”, “Sweet Seasons”, “Smackwater Jack”, “It’s Too Late”, and “So Far Away”.

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