Over the past two weeks “American Idol” has featured the songs of the Beatles. As a longtime Beatles fan, my opinion after the first week was that this was great, having the contestants sing Beatles tunes really demonstrated how fresh and current their songs can be when done by contemporary artists.
Then the next week’s show aired and you had some strange stuff tried out such as one contestant, Michael Johns, cutting a five minute song, “A Day in the Life,” down to a minute and a half. A song that ends with a piano chord that reverberates longer than that. Then I thought, “They killed the Beatles!”
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