Chords of Strength – First Line!
The first line from ‘Chords of Strength’ REVEALED!
Here’s the first line from David Archuleta’s Chords of Strength: A Memoir of Soul, Song, and the Power of Perseverance, due from Celebra on June 1 and available for pre-order now: “I have no idea why I’m doing this, but I know I need to be doing it for some reason.”
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Weekly Idol Buzz
Mainly mentions of the Lennon/McCartney songbook theme for next week. And of course,the legend that is David’s version of Imagine.
This is a pretty sad season overall for American Idol talent. The field is down to nine, and the people being eliminated each week are still completely unable to compete. The idea of the show is to get down to three or four who can cut records and make lots of money. Ideally, there will be four finalists who can hit different genres of music and ring the bell hard for the Idol team.
In the past, Idol has placed talent in rock, R&B, country, and even showtunes and Broadway. That is what they hope for this year. Who among the nine left can advance to that four, and then on to the win. Winning is not necessary for success. In fact, it may not even help. Adam Lambert and David Archuleta both finished second, and to be honest, I can’t remember whether Ruben Studdard or Clay Aiken won. David Cook won, but Daughtry and Elliott Yamin didn’t. Carrie Underwood won, but Jennifer Hudson did not. There is a lot of room for making money and recording hits.
I know that the theme is the Lennon/McCartney songbook. This week is a little bit tough for me because it’s not songs I’m genuinely excited about nor interested in. On top of that for two weeks, Season 7 of Idol has done Beatles songs and it had some moments. Let me say off first, no one should even be allowed to sing the following songs, and I do mean, NO ONE.
* Come Together
* Eleanor Rigby
* Let It Be
* She’s A Woman
* (AND you’ve guessed it!) Imagine
“Imagine” by David Archuleta is, by far, my highest ranked performance ever on the entire 9 seasons of American Idol. It was given a 97 and forever shall be the highest scored song ever on American Idol. We do not need the entire Archuleta fanbase to go rampant over this new version of songs. Just as a warning, but if you want to challenge them go right ahead. I assure you, you most likely won’t win. So anyways here is my choice for all 9 contestants, starting from the easiest choices to the hardest.