The hit TV show “American Idol” has just returned to its second season with a brand new episode. This time around, it’s been replaced by the popular video sharing site Vimeo. It’s been quite a while since we’ve seen a return of a favorite television show like “American Idol” on Vimeo. Here are some interesting things about this new show that have happened since its debut.
For those who didn’t catch “American Idol” on MTV, the new season 3 release includes all the music videos from all the past seasons. All of them including the classic “CD Baby.” Here are some of my favorites from the new season:
This is the first full season to feature Mike WiLL and Phetappy on American Idol. They were just unbelievable last year when they were up against Adam Lambert and Billy Ray Cyrus. They had a close competition for the final spot right up until the finale. These two performances are some of my favorites from the season. They’re not just singing about love songs though, there are also several songs that were created specifically for the group.
This is the first song I heard of the group that wasn’t written by anybody. I remember seeing them at the MTV awards and thinking that they had won the award for “Best Rock Performance.” That actually was their first citation needed for All American. This is the first verse from American Pie.
A lot of people probably think that this is the very first song they’ll hear in the show. They didn’t record this until the middle of the second season. Which makes me think that maybe it wasn’t the best choice for them to pick. But it’s a great song. I still love it. It contains a famous line: “I used to live in a big house, now I’m in a small apartment.”
One of the most popular songs from the first season, “American Pie” features the excellent performances by Joannie Loudera, along with Don Williams and Billy Ray Cyrus. The band had a couple hits before this. “Blues For Blackjack” was another great single. “Word Of Mouth” is another great song. And Don Williams again, proving that he is one of the best guitarists in the business.
Probably the most well known song from the first year of the show is “Beverly Hills Breakthrough.” This song is about a break up, but it has the added bonus of something very personal. The relationship between the lead singer and the band’s singer, Glen Campbell, is one of the best to watch on television.
The writers obviously know their stuff. “My Old School” is an awesome number. Just try not to skip this one. It’s about growing up in the South. The music is fun and it’s sung by one of the nicest sounding musicians in the business. Anyone who loves country music absolutely has to have this song in their collection.
The second song I’m going to talk about is “American Pie.” This is an amazing number. Everyone knows the theme and the music is just pure fun. Don Williams takes center stage and nails the perfect country tune here. My favorite of his is “Hollywood Nights.”
One song that was left out of the first season is “Crocodile Lake.” This is without a doubt the best Number One hit from the show. If you don’t own this one, you should. Not only is it a great number, but it features one of my favorite actors, Robert Duvall. It’s just a great scene.
Probably my favorite of all the songs from the first season is “Cabernet Sauvignon.” This is a ballad that takes the listener through the story of a beautiful woman who loses her husband and then decides to take on a new man. Very emotional, very funny.
Another one of my favorites is “Pompeii,” by Ash LaBeef. This is a song about how the two lovers get back together. It’s a slow song that is full of feelings and describes a pretty picture. The first couple of minutes are fantastic and as the song gets closer to the end it gets more emotional, but never loses its beauty or power.
One song that didn’t make the cut for the first season is “American Pie” by Derek And The Dominoes. I’m sure there were people who wanted this song for their own personal reasons, but whatever the reason it doesn’t hold a candle to any of the other songs from the first season. I’m a big fan of “American Pie” and the band itself, so this song didn’t quite fit with the rest of what was available. Maybe they’ll try to include something like “When the Saints Go Marching in” sometime later on down the line.
There are some songs that didn’t make the cut this year, but that doesn’t mean that they won’t air again. Every once in a while you’ll get a hit single that people desperately want to hear. So don’t get disheartened if your favorite song wasn’t chosen for the first series. You’ll probably hear it on an off-season album where it wouldn’t be too late to get to the show you’ve been watching all along.