Adam Lambert vs. MJ’s Black or White, American Idol 8 Top 13, Michael Jackson

March 14, 2009 by · 2 Comments 

I’m surprised American Idol decided to go with Michael Jackson night. Michael Jackson is the type of artist that the judges always warn contestants to stay away from. Michael’s vocal range is incredibly high and his style is something that can’t be mimicked. On top of that, Michael Jackson is the best dancer ever to grace the stage as a pop icon. His moves are ridiculous, particularly his footwork and isolations. Because of this, I went into the night expecting a train wreck. I wasn’t completely wrong, though there were a couple of performances that stood out.

The new stage is absolutely incredible. It’s huge and allows far more cinematic camera angles.

I’m really looking forward to seeing how the contests look. The Top 13 are allowed access to stylists. In years past, some American Idol contestants went from horrible-looking wannabes to full-blown pop icon hotties. David Cook went from looking greasy and boring to being a bonafide sex symbol, not to mention what the stylists did for Clay Aiken.

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