Damn you, Idol producers!!! Yesterday on Ellen Degeneres’ show, ousted semi-finalist, Alex Lambert, sat down and chatted with Idol’s newest judge. During his chat, he confessed his mom made him audition and threatened to take away his phone if didn’t try out. He also mentioned, fighting off his nerves was the biggest obstacle during his time on Idol (ummm duh, that was kinda obvious). Prior to performing in front of America and on the Idol stage, he had only sung in a couple of coffee houses.
After his quick interview, Ellen asked her favorite
green, ripened, brown “banana” to perform Mario’s “Let Me Love You“. Apparently, he had initially wanted to perform this song instead of Ray Lamontagne’s “Trouble” during the Top 16 performances. So why did he change his mind? An Idol producer had suggested to him that he would probably get more votes if he sang “Trouble”. Ouch, that’s gotta hurt. Thanks producers. Regardless of the outcome, I would’ve rather watch him perform Mario’s song instead of “Trouble”. Watch the video for yourself.
Imagine if he stuck to his original song choice. Would’ve it made a difference in the Top 16 eliminations? Will Alex forever wonder “What if” for the next few years? Was the move part of an Idol conspiracy to eliminate Lambert before the Top 12? Hmmm. I guess we’ll never know.