Thursday, March 31, 2011
AMERICAN IDOL BRINGS BACK THE KING OF POP!
Well not really...
The American Idol contestants honored icon Elton John by performing his vast array of songs. All the competitors did great, taking each song and making it their own.
But what really caused controversy was a comment said after the performance by James Durbin. After putting on a great and surreal performance with a flaming piano singing his rendition of "Saturday's Alright for Fighting."
After the positive reaction from the audience and the judges, James commented, "I have a lot of hairspray in my hair to keep it up...So, the one thing that I was worried about was having a Pepsi moment." [[Note: In reference to the flaming piano and his hair not catching fire]] To save the embarrassing moment, Ryan Seacrest wittingly mentions that American Idol is sponsored by Coca-Cola, not Pepsi. Then the show went straight to a commercial break with none other than...A COCA-COLA ADVERTISEMENT!!! I knew I caught the "joke"...
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But the family of the great Michael Jackson took offense to this comment. If you don't know what I'm talking about it's okay, I will explain. In 1984, Michael Jackson was filming a really big commercial for Pepsi when pyrotechnics accidentally made his hair catch on fire which left him with second-degree burns on his scalp! This unfortunate incident "started" one of Michael Jackson's many plastic surgeries.
Mr. Joe Jackson's rep commented, "Mr. Jackson doesn't think the American Idol contestant meant any harm by his comment, but the [Pepsi] incident is nothing to take lightly...The main concern right now is to find out who was responsible for Michael's death."
Let's see tonight if James Durbin will be eliminated for his mishap. I don't think he personally made this statement on purpose, it was a little hiccup. Don't forget that he does have both Tourette syndrome and Asperger syndrome, though it's hardly noticeable. James Durbin has a great voice and performance aesthetic that goes back to the classic rock days and I believe he can really make it far in this competition. Hopefully this little mistake on his part won't hurt him in the voting aspect...
Catch the results tonight on FOX at 8PM where 2 contestants will be eliminated this week!
You Just Do You, Imma Do Me