Reality Blurred has all sorts of exciting news about this week’s American Idol events. First and foremost is that unlike previous years, Katharine and Taylor will not be singing the same, cheesy, forgettable, absolutely awful, made-for-Idol song. Instead, they’ll be singing different, cheesy, forgettable, absolutely awful, made-for-Idol songs. So now we have twice the reasons to wonder why the show can’t put as much time and effort into crafting a decent song as it does into finding a singer.
Even more exciting is news that on Wednesday’s extra-long, two hour finale extravaganza, the top four finalists will be singing duets. Chris Daughtry will be paired with the band Live, Elliot will team up with Mary J. Blige (perhaps to sing “Beauty and the Beast”?), Taylor will be joined with a yet-to-be-determined act (Michael McDonald, perhaps? Rick Astley?), and Katharine — she has the glory of singing with… Meat Loaf! Insert balloon-deflating noise here. What on Earth did she do to deserve this fate? Was it because of the wardrobe malfunction? Her complaints to the judges? If I were her, I’d firmly tell the producers, “I will do anything for Idol, but I won’t do that.” Nyuck nyuck nyuck.
And elsewhere in the wonderful Idol news department, Daniel Powter and his strange face will perform “Bad Day” on the Wednesday telecast. You may have heard the song before. They play it on the show every now and then. Really catchy tune! Never annoying! For more news, check out Reality Blurred.