Wednesday night’s American Idol started with Ryan Seacrest paying homage to the passing of “a television pioneer and a good friend of mine, Dick Clark.”
“Without Dick, a show like this would not exist,” Seacrest said. “He will be missed greatly. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.”
Seacrest stood in silence for a moment, sighed, and tapped his watch impatiently. “I know that he’s in a better place, and he’s saying ‘Hey, let’s get on with the show, okay?” He paused and said, “You got it, boss.”
Clark would have loved Wednesday night’s show that featured a ‘Now and Then’ theme in honor of Soul Train creator Don Cornelius, who also passed away this year. "The theme is based around a show similar to American Bandstand," Seacrest said, "Soul Train."
As for the performances, I was entranced. Country music is not my first choice of genre, but Skylar Levine owned the stage and sang as if her life depended on it. She rocked a country version of Lady Gaga’s ‘Born This Way’ and I loved it! What did you think?
Of course Hollie Cavanaugh had me eating out of the palm of her hand with her soulful rendition of ‘Rolling in the Deep’ by Adele. But the show stopping performance of the night? Joshua Ledet. He received a standing ovation and praises from the judges. "I still want more at the end!" said Lopez. "Please America, don't send this boy home!" Well, now we won't Jennifer, way to sway the vote!
So another Wednesday night, another American Idol, What did you think? Who is your favorite? The question I really want answered though is: What phrase/saying do you want the judges/a judge banned from saying (i.e. dawg, etc.)?
I would like to say that the loss of Dick Clark deeply saddens my fellow TVRagers and me. He was a wonderful man, icon and contributed pricelessly to the television, film and music entertainment industry. Thank you Dick Clark for all that you have done, may you rest in peace.