Re: Beatles night on American Idol
posted at 2/24/2011 9:43 PM EST
FYI - I am heading to Florida tomorrow AM. I have had a enough of Winter.
As for A.I. and the Beatles, I think it is a good thing. (Did I actually just say that?) It will expose the next generation to the genius of music and the genius that is the Beatles. Now I doubt any contestant is going to sing Strawberry Fields, I'm Only Sleeping
or Baby You're a Rich Man
, and I am grateful for that. But the Beatles first 4 albums were pure Pop masterpieces and I can see why a show like this would want to see how some kid does with it. It would be a good test of vocal talent. And just maybe, some audience kid will hear some Justin Dribbler
wannabe sing Yesterday
and think that they need to further explore that band which created such a simple ode to lost love. And that is always good. I have a feeling that Tyler's presence on the show had something to do with it. The Beatles are the one and only band whom kids who were born 25 years after they broke up talk about and listen to.
I remember the first time I heard that Sinatra
had recorded a version of Something
. I thought I was going to be ill. Then I heard it and Nelson Riddle's arrangement and Sinara's articulation and I was pretty impressed. I didn't love it, but I wasn' upset by it. I figured, if Sinatra wanted to record it, well that is pretty good proof on the music.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsTh_kCa7Rs
Now before you all keel over from this comment, please know that there is a part of me that needs to go find Ryan Seacrest and beat the living sh*t out of him. Tyler as well. There is a part of me that believes that this is blasphemy. And that no one has the right to destroy what is perfect. I am so grateful that I did not know about this or had a chance to be tempted to watch any part of it. I think I might not have been so calm discussing it.
I believe A.I. allowed contestants to sing Queen songs a few years back. I knew about this ahead of time and actually watched some of the performances. I thought I was going to be livid, but after watching some of these karaoke singers try and pull off Freddie, well, you just had to laugh.