Thursday, May 08, 2008

they're heading home...

Friday is the big day for the remaining three Idol kids, Syesha Mercado and Davids Archuleta and Cook, as they get to be royalty for a day in each of their hometowns. And the hometowns are eagerly awaiting their prides and joys - and the untold amount of publicity each town will receive when the homecoming videos are aired next week.

David Archuleta is heading home to Murray, Utah, where he will sing the national anthem at the Jazz/Lakers game, meet the governor and a couple of mayors during homecoming at his high school, and appear on Good Morning Utah, the morning show on the local FOX affiliate.

David Cook will be dropped off at Blue Springs, Missouri, which has been in contact with Bothell, Washington, Blake Lewis' hometown about how to handle this year's moment of Idolmania. Cook gets to sing at the Kansas City Royals game, will present a mini-concert at the local high school before his parade starts at 3:30 p.m. and will get the keys to the city from the mayor.

And Syesha heads to the warmth of Sarasota, Florida, where she will sing at the Tampa Bay Rays game, get the key to the city and put on two concerts, one at the high school and one at the Ringling Museum of Art.

And we should know at the end of the day which judge has chosen what song for each of the singers. That's always a highlight.

If anybody is planning to attend any of the functions, we'd love to hear a first-person account!

And, of course, next Tuesday is the infamous final three night, where the kids will each sing three songs, one of their own choosing, one selected by one of the judges and a third, normally chosen by Clive Davis. (The recent shelving of Clive Davis at Sony BMG may change that, but since he doesn't have anything else, apparently, to do, they may roll him out for tradition's sake.) Maybe the mosh pit will choose the third song. It's anybody's guess.

But one thing is certain: at the end of the final three show, we will know exactly who the show wants in the finale.

It's tradition.

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Blogger angelof_mercy81 said...

I would LOVE to be able to see the homecomings in person, especially David Cook's! I guess the video footage will have to do.

I think it's clear already that TPTB want a David-David finale. And to tell the truth, so do I.

12:04 PM, May 08, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

as an aside, does it irritate you the way Ryan says "David COOK"? or, more specifically, the way he says COOK. He uses some kind of hyperactive tone and over-enunciates the K. Ugh.

3:44 PM, May 08, 2008  
Anonymous Chris(Daughtry)ROCKS said...

uh huh...the same way he says, " a-MER!-ican Idol!"

2:17 AM, May 09, 2008  
Blogger angelof_mercy81 said...

I've noticed that, too. It can be annoying.

2:54 PM, May 13, 2008  

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