If you don’t watch American Idol, each week a musician of note (“musician of note” is pure literary genius on my part, huh?) mentors the contestants in conjunction with a particular theme. For example, this season, Smokey Robinson was the mentor for Motown week. Randy Travis was on hand to mentor the Idol hopefuls during Grand Ole Opry week. Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino . . . wha? Quentin Tarantino mentored the contestants in “Idol at the Movies” week. Yes. It’s true.
If you do watch American Idol, then you know that each week the mentor stands next to the contestant at a grand piano and says things like “lower the key” or “this arrangement works” or “keep your hands in your pockets.” Keep your hands in your pockets? Um, that would be Quentin Tarantino. And Randy Travis’ reaction to Adam Lambert’s black nail polish? “I don’t see men wearing nail polish that often so it caught me off guard,” said Travis barely concealing his distaste. Priceless. So, natch, I immediately gave myself an Adam Lambert tribute manicure because I like-y, I like-y!
It is widely rumored that Slash, the former Guns N’ Roses guitarist and current lead guitarist of Velvet Revolver, will mentor the top four contestants in next week’s show.
Who thinks Slash will advise Adam Lambert to go with a Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons song for Rock Week? Raise your hands.
It could happen
in my imagination.
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