American Idol & My Wife’s Death – my interview with Danny Gokey

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 Here's Part 1 of my interview with american Idol's Season 8 Finalist Danny Gokey on The INNdustry with Sr. Rose. He has a new book: "Hope in Front of Me: Find Purpose in Your Darkest Moments" that is part memoir, part self-help, and very encouraging to anyone who has been very far down and reached up in faith, hope, and love to keep going.    … [Read more...]

American Idol Winner 2012 – A Prayer for Jessica

Jessica Sanchez had me when she channelled Whitney Houston in  "I will always love you". If you look at the uneven album records of the 17 American Idol winners and runner-ups only eight first place winners have released an album - though Carrie underwood and Kelly Clarkson have done well- there is one Oscar winner among the runner-ups and many of these have fared much better than first place winners. (Daughtry should have won - and I don't even like rock.) I think Jessica is amazing. Phillips … [Read more...]

American Idol’s Jessica Sanchez: when the whole world held its breath

If you ever doubt the power of music to transcend daily life, listen to Jessica Sanchez's rendition of  "And I Will Always Love You". Jessica channels Whitney and when she pauses just before she belts out "And I-I-I will always love you" I think the whole world held its breath. I did. I don't think I have EVER seen Randy Jackson so moved. Jennifer Lopez says, "God blesss you" and Steve Tyler tells Jessica: you just made 40 million people cry. Dolly Parton's little song ... Maybe "American Idol" … [Read more...]

American Idol 2010 first prediction

I predict a girl singer will win this season; and so far Lilly is my favorite, though there are four others (at least) who are really good. Go girls! … [Read more...]

American Idol Finale: Go Adam!

Update Click here for 2010 American Idol: Go Crystal!I think Adam won the night although, overall, this finale program was very limp and underwhelming (and Simon dressed up!) Judge Kara Dioguardi's song (co-written) "No Boundaries" was really sad. To decide this competition, I hope that voters completely disregarded this song. If Adam couldn't save it, it is unsalvageable.Adam Lambert has been my favorite for many weeks and I still believe Adam is the best. This doesn't mean he will win … [Read more...]

American Idol David Cook “Come Back to Me”

David Cook's performance last night on American Idol was amazing - just to prove that I was right (along with millions of others) that he deserved to win last year's competition. "Come Back to Me"  is probably one of the most meaningful love songs I have ever heard: the transcendent, complete, all there, nothing lacking, unconditional, meaning of love. (This is from YouTube rather than the performance. For the performance, click here: American Idol: Come Back to Me)I wonder what it would sound … [Read more...]


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