Fox, for the first time, will air a repeat of “American Idol.” It will re-air season eight’s Michael Jackson themed edition on Monday from 8 to 10 p.m. As a recall, here were the performances that week:
Lil Rounds – “The Way You Make Me Feel” (Michael Jackson)
Scott MacIntyre – “Keep the Faith” (Michael Jackson)
Danny Gokey – “P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)” (Michael Jackson)
Michael Sarver – “You Are Not Alone” (Michael Jackson)
Jasmine Murray – “I’ll Be There” (The Jackson 5)
Kris Allen – “Remember the Time” (Michael Jackson)
Allison Iraheta – “Give In to Me” (Michael Jackson)
Anoop Desai – “Beat It” (Michael Jackson)
Jorge Núñez – “Never Can Say Goodbye” (The Jackson 5)
Megan Joy – “Rockin’ Robin” (Michael Jackson)
Adam Lambert – “Black or White” (Michael Jackson)
Matt Giraud – “Human Nature” (Michael Jackson)
Alexis Grace – “Dirty Diana” (Michael Jackson)
MJ, that workhorse, compiled more than 30 comments about MJ by various Idols off Twitter.
Here are a few:
Anoop Desai: Michael Jackson was one of my first musical influences, and I am reeling from his loss. The man epitomized pop music
Chikezie: Tender love and care… MJ, the vultures did NOT win, you will live on. R.I.P.
Kris Allen: This is one of those moments in time you will never forget
Chris Richardson: Tears falling everywhere right how… My idol gone. Michael Jackson thank you for making me fall in love with music…
Michael Sarver: The news of Michael Jackson has sucked the life out of the idol rehearsals. I am shocked and stunned.
Matt Giraud: I’m sending out my prayers and thoughts to my biggest musical influence, Michael Jackson. A true inspiration.
-Adam Lambert is none too pleased with the release of some of his older work. His latest statement:
Last Friday I was surprised to find out that songs I recorded back in 2005 were being released. Since then I discovered the entire track listing, revealed online today. I was shocked to learn that songwriting demos of songs that I co-wrote and recorded over the past few years may be released in an album. Like a rough draft that a writer does before finishing a book, I did not intend my work on these demos to be heard by the public. I was unaware that anyone intended to release these recordings until I heard about it in the press, and I’m very disappointed by this entire situation.
Check out a rehearsal of the “Idols Live” group sing of “Don’t Stop Believin’ ”