Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Lloyd Webber on American Idol

It appears that Andrew Lloyd Webber's work will the focus of the April 22 airing of American Idol. The composer will be mentoring and coaching the contestants.

Webber's catalog is vast including the unforgettable hits of Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar and Sunset Boulevard. There is also Starlight Express, Aspects of Love and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat.

I don't watch Idol (sorry, I just can't do that to my ears in hopes I'll hear the next Kelly or Carrie) but you know someone is going to do "Memory" and "I Don't Know How to Love Him." If the "rockers" of the group know what's good for them, they'll do something for JC Superstar or Joseph. Just please, please... nothing from Phantom. The music is just too challenging and operatic (hence the show's title). It would just be a train wreck!

Any thoughts on what songs you'd like to hear performed?


lilnilhil said...

I think the little gaspy kid did "Halleluja" a few weeks ago didn't he?
You don't watch.
I really need to get HBO or something.

Angela L. said...

Ok... now that you've described someone as "the little gaspy kid" I might have to check it out just to see who you're talking about LOL :)