Thursday, April 23, 2009

Breaking News: Next Week's Theme

FOX announced this morning that next week's theme will be "Rat Pack standards."

Wow, I bet Anoop is kicking himself that he didn't last one more week...

For those of you who may be too young, the Rat Pack included Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr., but I'm guessing that any music from that era will be acceptable.

In the past, Simon has been very critical of anyone singing this type of song, often using the word "old-fashioned." I'm hoping that the Top 5 will find a way to keep Simon--and us--entertained.

Possibly the nicest surprise in this morning's press release, though, is that Taylor Hicks will return to the stage next week to perform his new single, "Seven Mile Breakdown." My guess is that his performance will be pre-taped so Simon doesn't have to sit through it...