Rod Stewart is due to guest judge on The X Factor (UK).
The 67-year-old rock star has been signed up to take part while Simon Cowell finds a replacement for Kelly Rowland. Auditions begin on Wednesday in Liverpool and the "I Don't Want To Talk About It" singer is expected to be on the panel for two show.
"Rod is a genuine living legend and exactly what the show needs. The details are still to be ironed out but it looks like he'll be at the auditions next month in London and possibly Glasgow because of his Scottish heritage. He's sold more than 100 million records worldwide so he knows exactly what it takes to succeed in the tough world of showbusiness, and hopefully he'll also be a big draw for viewers who might not have been fans of The X Factor before. It's a big coup to get him involved and Simon Cowell is absolutely thrilled," a source said.
Weeks of auditions, eliminations and memorable performances would finally culminate in a single evening of music and melodrama. Yes, it’s the finale of American Idol 8.
Various celebrities sat in the crowd as Ryan Seacrest warmed up the episode. Almost 100 million votes were logged after Tuesday’s performance round.
A montage of Randy Jackson clips served as the dog’s intro, he who, for reasons quite beyond me, wore a bow tie for the evening. Kara DioGuardi moments followed, and I never realized she had such a tendency to use the word “sweetie.” She looked great for the evening, at least. The same can’t be said for Paula Abdul, who wore a hideous ensemble. Her clip showed her saying a lot of words, the meanings of which she likely doesn’t understand. Simon Cowell’s video tribute was, of course, the most entertaining of all.
The host then introduced the two stars of the evening: Kris Allen and Adam Lambert. The judges stood up for the men as they took the stage. Each wore white; both looked very different. The sound equipment was hardly functioning when the two touched based with Seacrest.
A gaggle of girls stood in Conway, Arkansas (Kris Allen country) to hear the results. Carly Smithson reported from Symphony Hall (what a sad gig), where Lambert fans gathered to await the final vote count. But each camp would sit through many more video clips, performances, and general hoohah before they would find out what they most wanted to know: who won?
If ya think he’s sexy, and ya want his body… then don’t miss American Idol this week! Grammy Award winner, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, and all-around musical sensation Rod Stewart will be the guest musician on the popular reality show this week, continuing the show’s tradition of including stars their demographic has never heard of (Just ask your mom, kids! She’ll explain.)
Rod Stewart has produced so many great hits, perhaps it will impossible for the American Idol contestants to give lackluster performances this time around. We hope. This season has had rather blah performances so far, but maybe this musical deity, armed with his Great American Songbook collection, will change that. Here’s hoping!
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