I guess it’s time to move on from the rather shoddy American Idol episodes that plagued us this week and talk about what’s new for our favorite show.
First: Randy Jackson, who has been interviewed a lot lately(is he the new voice of Idol?)has stated that Idol Gives Back will return this season with its focus on Haiti. This doesn’t come as a big surprise to anyone, I’m sure. And good for Idol! Millions of dollars are raised during Idol Gives Back and, as we all know, Haiti could use the help at the moment.
In another interview, Jackson tells us that there is no doubt in his mind that a girl will win Idol this year. He claims he doesn’t have anyone in mind but I say, absolutely 2 billion% I think he’s right.
Keeping up with Larry “Pants on the Ground” Platt, this info comes from TMZ via mj:
“General” Larry Platt — the musical mastermind behind “Pants on the Ground” — hasn’t seen a dime since everyone and their mother started singing his tune … and now he’s lawyering up in the hopes of finally raking in some cash.
Platt tells TMZ he loves the countless parodies and remixes of his tune — but says since he’s the one who wrote the greatest song ever created about pants being on the ground … he’s the one who should be getting paid.
Problem is Platt never copyrighted the song … so he’s looking to hire an attorney to help him snag a slice of the “Pants” craze while he can.
And finally, thanks to mj again, this snippet about just how well Idol is doing in the ratings:
A one-hour edition of American Idol stood well above the competition, with 26.05 million viewers and a 9.9 rating/27 share among adults 18-49 at 8 p.m. Comparably, and completely unprecedented, was growth for Idol over the year-ago telecast (Viewers: 22.77 million; A18-49: 9.0/22 on Jan. 20, 2009) of 3.28 million viewers and 10 percent among adults 18-49. Never in the history of television has a veteran season nine series posted gains this large from the year-ago period.
Not bad, Idol….not bad at all!