Entertainment behind the scenes
Frank Sinatra is a tall order for any singer.
Add Harry Connick Jr. accompanying on stage, Sinatra’s two daughters Tina and Nancy in the audience and possibly the weakest “American Idol” top five for a number of years, and you’re in for an uphill climb.
Only Michael Lynche and Lee DeWyze came anywhere near pulling it off on a night of songs made famous by ‘Ol Blue Eyes. Lynche, who was “saved” by the judges four weeks ago, looked most at ease and had the best natural fit with Sinatra’s singing style. He even had the hat!
But just when Big Mike looked to have won the night with “The Way You Look Tonight”, Lee came out with an up tempo, rock-style version of “That’s Life” that Simon Cowell deemed to be by far thge best performance of the night.
“American Idol” golden boy Adam Lambert hit a big speed bump on Wednesday night after he landed among the show’s Bottom Three vote-getters for the first time this season.
And, just when it seemed lone woman contestant Allison Iraheta was standing on thin ice, she skated handily into the next round.
from Anthony Boadle:
The Irish rocker's first opinion column for The New Times appeared on Sunday, and it wasn't about debt, poverty or Aids in Africa -- causes on which he has long been outspoken.
No, his initial incursion onto the op/ed pages is an ode to the Chairman of the Board.