For round two of the top 4 American Idol 2011 show, the celebrated songbook of Leiber & Stoller was opened. Leiber & Stoller wrote everything from On Broadway to Jail House Rock. To mentor the contestants on their timeless classics was the modern music legend, Lady Gaga.
Lady Gaga said, “I think a lot of the young kids on this show would never normally be heard. And it’s really nice to be a part of helping young people be heard. I’m not interested in judging them. I’m here purely to be a friend. I just want to give them senses of inspiration and confidence and to help them bring out what is special about them.”
Here is what Lady Gaga had to say about each contestant:
Haley Reinhart: “She’s so good at singing that I think the challenge for her is the drama and putting her mind and her heart into it and really telling that story.”
Scotty McCreery: “[The song] it shows the humor in his voice. His humor and his personality. It’s so funny – no one’s going to be able to enjoy that beautiful tone in his voice if he’s constantly pulling away [from the microphone]. – Apparently he’s a bit more conservative than I had imagined. I hope that he forgives me for being so honest. I just wanted to open him up a little bit.”
Lauren Alaina: “It’s great to have values and morals that you stick to. I do think that once she sang the word ‘evil’ she found the humor in it and her voice sounded so honest and beautiful when she sang it.”
James Durbin: “Yeah, I danced with him. I got his hips moving a little. Once he loosened up, he was moving his hips, he was singing his pants off. It was great.”
Jimmy Iovine sat right beside Lady Gaga during her mentoring sessions. He seemed to agree with everything that Lady Gaga had to say to the contestants!
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