Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Dim the lights, and here we go America

This...is American Idol!

Welcome your host...Ryan Seacrest!

Hello everybody and welcome to a highly unusual and unprecedented
 "Final Performance and Results Show". And here are your judges America...

...Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler!!!
Randy Jackson refused to appear tonight when he found out that no one, I repeat no one is singing pitchy, thus rendering him speechless at comment time!

Let's get this program started America. First up a special guest performance by that very elusive but sought after performer...
Jordi Baby!

A performance to remember!

Next, the much anticipated Group Performance of Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know".

Wow, Unforgettable!

Next the "Group Performance" of that Michael Jackson classic, "Beat It"!

Remember you have 15 minutes to vote for your favorite after the end of tonight's presentation.
Now for the part of the show you've all been waiting for,
The Final Performances America.

To vote for Danii call

To vote for Jett call

What can I say, you rock!!!

To vote for Merrill dial

To vote for Shea call

To vote for Asher dial

To vote for Jordin call

To vote for Pace dial

JLo loves that Eenie, meenie, miney, mo lova!

To vote for Lauren call

To vote for Rex dial

Listen man, if you don't win this you can open for Aerosmith. That's a promise!

To vote for Tuff call

Let me tell ya, that was like a  #%* in a @#!**  going   #%*!!!

To vote for Kamryn call

To vote for Katie dial

To vote for Korbi dial

That concludes the performance part of the show,
you now have 15 minutes to vote for your favorite idol America!

Six phone numbers were posted for the contestants and their families to call in and vote (thanks to friends & family!). The dad's (who weren't here) were also given these numbers and a dialing frenzy began!

While the votes were being tallied and certificates printed everyone enjoyed a Miniature Feast.
Appetizers, finger foods and mini bites were served on tiny little plates with mini silverware.

Mini corndogs, quesadillas, and Arancini (Italian rice balls).

Mini Grilled Cheese Sandwiches & Tomato and Basil Soup Shooters

Herbed French Fries and a Shooter of Ketchup

Mini Caprese Salad

Chocolate Philly Cream Cheese with a mini Lorna Doone Cookie and Raspberry

Mini Eclair

Bite sized Brownie and a mini scoop of Ice Cream with Hot Fudge

Cupcakes with mini Microphones

Grandma Homey, the biggest fan!

It's Time to dim the lights and here we go America.
 After an unprecedented 367 votes I can now tell you, that everyone is a winner!
 but, still going home in no particular order...

Everyone got an American Idol goody box...

...certificate and blue ribbon.

...and your final two America,
Kamryn & Pace!

Dim the lights and here we go again America.
You're new American Idol is....

Congratulations Pacer Bug!
Download Pace's new single "Eenie Meenie" now on Eye Tunes
and watch for his upcoming tour later this Summer.

For all the winners throughout the week I had a Million Dollar Prize
which was a bag of snack size 100 Grand bars with this header:

American Idol Certificate

Gramma Luvlee

Friday, July 27, 2012

American Idol - Hollywood week

American Idol Makeovers

One of the funnest things about watching American Idol is seeing the transformations that happen in the course of the show. Our contestants were given pep talks by mentors and coached in what genre they wanted to appeal to. They were their own stylists, choosing wardrobe, accessories, hair and make up to fit their new persona.

And here is the new and improved version!

An "All-American" American Idol Lunch

An idol has to keep up their strength. Our stars enjoyed an All-American lunch of mini hamburgers and hot dogs, red, white & blue chips, All American Potato Salad, lemonade, red, white & blue cookies and berries, mini hamburger cookies and of course there is nothing as American as mom's (or Gramma's) apple pie!

Pin the microphone on the "All Time Favorite American Idol"!

Wanting to win brownie points from my three oldest granddaughters, we blindfolded the players and tried to stick a microphone closest to the mouth of "Scottie the Hottie". They of course got to take the prized poster home.

I covered the poster with clear Contact Paper and put a sticky dot with their initial where the microphone was. That way the next player couldn't judge where the last player landed.

The dreaded "Group" Performance

It's a tradition for American Idol contestants to perform as a group each week. This is as painful for the audience to watch as it is for the contestants to perform. We couldn't let our contestants go away from this experience with anything less.

Guest Mentors Gotye and Kimbra: Somebody That I Used To Know

Our guest mentors flew in between concerts to prep the performers for tonight's final performance..

Guest Mentor Michael Jackson : Beat it

Knowing how much one of our favorite contestants, Asher loves "Beat It", American Idol was able to bring in The King of Pop himself, Michael Jackson. Michael couldn't stay long (because of a more pressing obligation), but he did teach them some of his signature dance moves before going towards the light.

See you tonight at the Final Performance & Results Show.

Gramma Luvlee