Last week on American Idol 2009, we saw Scott MacIntyre eliminated from the competition and sent home as this season’s #8. This week a new contestant should have gone home. But, surprisingly, this didn’t happen.
This week, the American Idol theme was about Hollywood movie soundtracks. Quentin Tarantino was invited to be mentor of Top 7 in American Idol April 14, 2009. Why Quentin Tarantino for American Idol April 14, 2009? Quentin Tarantino is not just a popular film director, producer, screenwriter, cinematographer and actor. he is one of those good directors who use “Diegetic Music” in his films. (Wikipedia: Sound in films is termed diegetic if it is part of the narrative sphere of the film.) In fact, Tarantino with Lawrence Bender founded a record company called A Band Apart Records which focused on film soundtracks.
Quentin Tarantino became popular after directing the films Kill Bill and Death Proof. The Idol finalists are expected to sing the most popular official soundtracks of box office flicks. Next week’s elimination will also showcase the performances of Miley Cyrus and American Idol alum Jennifer Hudson. Miley will sing the popular soundtrack of her film Hannah Montana the movie, “The Climb“.
Listed here are the songs in American Idol movie night, the original performer of the song and the American Idol Top 7 contestant who performed it.
- I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing by Aerosmith - Allison Iraheta
- Everything I Do I Do It for You by Bryan Adams - Anoop Desai
- Born to Be Wild by Steppenwolf - Adam Lambert
- Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman by Bryan Adams - Matt Giraud
- Endless Love by Lionel Richie - Danny Gokey
- Falling Slowly by Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova – Kris Allen
- The Rose by Bette Midler - Lil Rounds
So, what happened next? llison Iraheta and Adam Lambert’s names were called first, and both were safe. The news wasn’t so great for Anoop Desai, who was the first singer to land in the bottom three. Kris Allen then stood up with Lil Rounds. Ryan asked Kris to take a seat on the couch of safety, sending Lil to the bottom three.
Matt Giraud and Danny Gokey were the final pair of singers to stand up and learn their fate. Danny looked panicked, but Matt was the one to take the final spot in the bottom three. Ryan immediately sent one singer to safety. It was Anoop. That left Matt and Lil in the bottom, and Matt was the bottom vote-getter.
After Matt sang for his life, Simon told him he didn’t think he had a chance to win the competition. The comment stung, as Matt shook his head. Then, Simon said, “It’s good news.” Matt was blown away as Ryan announced, “Idol history has been made,” due to the fact that for the first time in eight seasons, the judges used their own discretion to save a contestant who’d been voted off. Simon reminded everyone that the news wasn’t entirely great. Two singers will go home next week.
This entry was posted on Friday, April 17th, 2009 at 4:21 am and is filed under Americal Idol.