Tuesday, April 22, 2008

American Idol: Andrew Lloyd Weber Week

Broadway. The lights, the sights, the sounds. Few masters of Broadway music will definitely be remembered: Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil and of course, Andrew Lloyd Weber.

Expect tunes from Cats, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita and The Phantom of the Opera, to be sung this Tuesday on American Idol as the remaining six contestants battle it out for retention in the race. Will David Cook do another rock rendition? Will Jason Castro sing his way with another stringed instrument? Will David Archuleta once more charm audiences with his smile?

There are questions, but Tuesday night has all the answers.

Article Source: http://4ever7.blogspot.com/2008/04/american-idol-andrew-lloyd-weber-week.html

American Idol - April 22 Elimination Odds Recap

Kristy Lee Cook's departure has left 6 contenders still aiming to be crowned the American Idol of season 7; this is the recap of this week's elimination odds heading into the April 22 show.

I've got to admit it.....I like to bet on the odds to win American Idol but nothing beats the excitement and instant gratification betting on elimination odds gives.

And (FINALLY!!) the fine folks at Bookmaker.com (visit Web site here) posted the American Idol elimination odds. I really couldn't wait and here they are:

Syesha Mercado (+115) is the most likely to be voted off this week, at least according to today's elimination odds. This week the songs are dedicated to the talents of Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Chances are Syesha should be able to find something to work for her voice therefore, unless something extraordinary happens, she should be just fine.

The tunes from Webber just might spell trouble for Brooke White (+125), Jason Castro (+330) and Carly Smithson (+240) as well.

Andrew Lloyd Webber should fit right into the show tunes style of David Archuleta (+2500) and obviously David Cook (+2000), who can make anything work for him. For the record Archuleta continues to lead in the odds to win American Idol (-140) while Cook trail at Even Money.

What to do then and whose elimination odds to bet on this week? It's always hard to say, especially before tonight's performance... let me share who I bet on and why.

I bet $20 on Carly's elimination at +240. She's been struggling for weeks and she's been too often among the least vote getters. Last, but not least, she's the only remaining non American contestant...

Everything else equal I see her packing tomorrow, in which case I'll be cashing in $48 :)
I also dropped $10 on Jason Castro, more out of greed than anything else. I see him as a viable back-up for this week's elimination round.

Logon to Bookmaker.com if you wish to place a bet on the American Idol elimination odds. Odds will come off the board tonight at 8pm EST therefore there are at least twelve hours to get in the game and place your bets.

Good Luck!

Article Source: http://www.theonlinewire.com/articleView.aspx?ID=3397

TOW Entertainment News - Published April 22 2008 - 8.15am EST

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