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Katy Perry performed on American Idol Thursday night.
Sadly, it was pre-recorded, leading to a chorus of boos from an audience that was beyond pumped for her to treat them to a live rendition of “Part of Me.”
While awaiting the week’s American Idol results, the crowd was screaming and squealing in anticipation of Perry, one of the biggest stars in music today.
For whatever reason, the stage manager and audience coordinator refused to let the crowd in on the secret that the performance was actually pre-taped.
According to E! Online, they kept teasing enraptured fans, saying, “Should weMore >
Coldplay welcomed special guest Rihanna to the stage for a performance of their new duet, “Princess of China,” at the 2012 Grammy Awards Sunday night.
A bit more subdued than Nicki Minaj’s Grammy performance, but still a strong effort on a night that brought together the best in music (and honored Whitney Houston).
You can follow this link for the official “Princess of China” video and see their live performance below, which Coldplay followed up with their mega-hit, “Paradise.”
How’d they do? Watch the performance below and see what you think:More >
What would a music awards ceremony be without the fun presence of Taylor Swift?
At the 2012 Grammys, this fan favorite picked up a pair of trophies – for Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance – and then took a banjo on stage to prove they were deserved, belting out a version of the award-winning track, “Mean.”
Swift may not possess the vocals of Adele, or the dance moves of Rihanna or Nicki Minaj, but the young artist clearly strikes the right notes with viewers across the country. She’s one of the most decorated singers of her generation and you can watch her in GrammyMore >
Yes, we know: Bob Marley was inducted into the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame. But still.
Very few people associated this icon with that genre of music, although Chris Rene is apparently one of the few who considers the dreadlocked star to be a famous rocker. The X Factor finalist mashed up a couple of his biggest hits last night, invoking a response from Simon Cowell that made us laugh and nod our heads:
“It would have been great if this week was Reggae music.”
Well said, Simon. Especially when compared to Josh Krajcik’s take on a Foo Fighters track. Watch Rene do his own thing here:More >
From the boring Keri Hilson performance to the bland opening of Lady Gaga’s music video, much of this episode felt like a waste of time.
The big question, of course, is which could would be eliminated after the previous night’s performances on So You Think You Can Dance?
Here’s our recap from beginning to end …
Group Dance – Jazz: The dance reminded me of a 90s routine; the throwback factor was actually nice. Then again, I like anything Sonya Tayeh produces.
Pre-Elimination Drama: The first three couples were up and Melanie & Marko, Missy & Wadi, and Iveta & Nick were easily safe. AshleyMore >
“This is such a waste of time, like taking a hooker to dinner.”
So said Chris Rock at The Tony Awards last night, prior to reading the list of nominees for Best Musical. That’s because the winner was more obvious than the eventual resignation of Anthony Weiner.
The Book of Mormon dominated an evening that also saw Brooke Shields curse, Daniel Radcliffe perform, Bono joked about his new musical and Neil Patrick Harris prove that he may be the best host in Hollywood.
We’ve posted a full list of winners below.
Best Play: War HorseBest Musical: The Book ofMore >
Casey Abrams‘ rendition of “Harder to Breathe” by Maroon 5 was alright last night. He’s got a little funk to him, enough to do Adam Levine justice out there.
The vocals were mediocre at times, but give him credit for not holding back on the performance. He ended the song right in front of J. Lo – and kissed her.
Steven approves. “You did what I’ve been trying to do for two months!” he said.
Jennifer Lopez actually blushed, too. “I loved it,” she says. “The performance!”
Did you? Watch it below and vote on how it ranked among last night’s efforts:More >
Lauren Alaina sometimes holds something back on stage. Not last night.
It’s true that, in covering Sara Evans’ hit “Born to Fly,” she stayed close to the original version. But it’s a great country song to stick close to the original of.
Will she spread her wings and truly fly to new heights this season on Idol? If this performance is any indication, she’s still scratching the surface of her talent:
Rihanna changed up her look yet again last night on American Idol, going back to long red curly locks after a week or so of wearing her hair much, much shorter.
The 23-year-old singer showed her latest look as she performed her new single, “California King Bed” live. She started the song softly, tantalizing fans.
As her dancers pulled down white draping onto the stage floor and into the crowd, Rihanna was eventually revealed and really ramped up the performance.
She even threw in some air guitar as the audience went wild, earning her a standing O. Watch her performance from the AmericanMore >
Scotty McCreery sang George Strait’s “Cross My Heart” on Idol this week.
For a country singer to use George Strait, well, they’re gonna have to be good, ’cause they’re gonna be compared to George Strait. Did Scotty pull it off?
It seemed to us that he had trouble with his pitch sometimes, struggled with some notes and didn’t exactly get a lot of favors from the American Idol band.
Hines Ward has a lot going for him. Is it enough to win DWTS?
That smile, a strong fan base as a current NFL player, and most importantly, his pure agility and technique week in and week out, make him tough to beat.
Monday, he finished just a point behind leader Chelsea Kane despite a busy schedule and what he called the toughest dance so far – the paso doble.
He didn’t make it look tough. Watch his performance below …
Go here to read the rest: Will Hines Ward Win Dancing With the Stars?
Forget Carmelo Anthony. It turns out Charlie Sheen is the best rebounder in New York.
Following a disastrous performance at Radio City Music Hall Friday evening, the actor returned to the same venue on Saturday and told an enthusiastic crowd: “Friday night got a little f*cking hijacked because I let people get into my magic f**king brain.”
Well, sure. That happens to all of us.
Sheen chucked his script from the outset and roamed around the audience a bit throughout the show. He also welcomed a pair of random, special guests on to the stage:
- Former baseball player Darryl
Casey Abrams, who was voted off American Idol the first week of the finals, only to be bailed out by the judges, is doing his best to prove himself worthy of the save.
The stripped-down version of Credence Clearwater Revival’s “Have You Ever Seen the Rain” he performed last night should keep him around another week for sure.
His energy and playing the stand-up bass in a cool, jazzy arrangement more than compensated for high-pitched vocals that were a little over the top at times.
Jacob Lusk has a tendency to be overly dramatic on American Idol. It’s what has made this season 10 finalist a polarizing singer.
It’s also what concerned Jimmy Iovine last night, as the producer was afraid Lusk’s style would negatively affect his cover of “Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word” and Jacob might “blow the whole thing.”
J. Lo thought the rendition was “beautiful,” while Steven Tyler said both halves of the song just “blew me away.” Do you agree? Or was there almost too much emotion in this performance? Watch and decide.
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