Tuesday, May 31, 2011

American Idol

95 million votes were cast for the American Idol Grand Finale, showing that American Idol's still got it! The show has been declining in viewership since 2007, but this year with a change in judges and younger than ever contestants, American Idol gained viewers for the first time in three years and looks like it going to be a television fixture for years to come. With JLo and Steven Tyler debuting new songs on the show, it made for great tv this season.

Scotty McCreery, a seventeen year old country crooner from North Carolina, won the night. He debuted a new single called "I Love You This Big" on the Finale show. It was a great show with U2 playing their original score from the Broadway show, "Spiderman: Turn off The Dark" and Spiderman flying through the auditorium. Carrie Underwood performed with Lauren Alaina and Tim McGraw performed with Scotty. Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, and Steven Tyler all performed on the Finale.

Some of the great performances from Season 11:

"Bennie and the Jets" by Elton John, performed by Hailey Reinhart
"I Put a Spell on You" by Screamin Jay Hawkins and performed by Casey Abrams
"Where Do Broken Hearts Go" performed by Pia Toscano
"I Love You Anyways" by Travis, performed by Lauren Alaina
"Amazed" by Lonestar, performed by Scotty McCreery
"House of the Rising Sun" by the Animals performed by Hailey Reinhart
"Daniel" by Elton John, performed by Thia Megia
"Your Song" by Elton John, performed by Casey Abrams
"All in Love is Fair" by Stevie Wonder, performed by Pia Toscano

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Sheet Music for Billboard Top 100

We have the sheet music! Its always interesting to see what is happening on the Billboard charts. Adele has been moving steadily up the charts for 18 weeks and made it to #1 last week. "Rollling in the Deep" was sung on Glee and Adele sang it on Dancing With the Stars. E.T. by Katy Perry was bumped to the #2 spot after weeks of being number 1. And it was only a matter of time for "On the Floor" by Jennifer Lopez, which debuted on American Idol a few weeks ago. It is now #3 on the charts.

And as always four of the top 10 fastest moving songs....are from Glee! Fleetwood Mac is the big winner this week!! See what they are singing on Glee...

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Patriotic Song Trivia

How Much Do You Know about Patriotic Songs??

Here are three trivia questions to check your knowledge...Don't peek!
1. What was the name of the poem the lyrics from the "Star Spangled Banner" were taken from?
2. Who wrote "This Land is Your Land"?
3. "My Country Tis of Thee" is the same melody as the British National Anthem...True or False?
4. What songs are these lyrics from?....."We Fight our country's battles...."
5. In "Yankee Doodle Dandy", what did he call macaroni?

Find the Patriotic sheet music you are looking for here!

1. Defence of Fort McHenry, written by Francis Scott Key
2. Woodie Guthrie
3. True
4. The Marine's Hymn
5. The feather in his cap