Will Paul McCartney or Mariah Carey visit American Idol?

by Liz Finn-Arnold, posted Jan 13th 2007 11:32AM
Paul McCartneyPart of the excitement of American Idol is the anticipation over who will or won't be making an upcoming guest-star appearance. Last year, Rod Stewart and Stevie Wonder stopped by, bringing star power and increased legitimacy to the show. Simon Cowell recently told Entertainment Weekly that there is a chance that ex-Beatle Paul McCartney may be making a guest appearance on American Idol this season. And Randy Jackson said he might be able to persuade Mariah Carey to get "in this game."

Last year, many people thought that Prince didn't need American Idol and poo-pooed rumors about his possible appearance. But it turns out Prince DID appear in the final show, proving that even mega-stars have a hard time turning down the lure of 26 million viewers (average). For older performers, such as McCartney, AI allows him to remain relevant and hip to a brand-new generation of music-buyers. This talk about McCartney may be all hype, but I tend to believe that this is one of those rumors that will prove to be true.

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Kathy DeMaria

I think it would be the best Idol show ever if Paul McCartney guested on the show. He has kept the Beatles legacy alive for many years, especially by performing Beatles songs on his tours. Hopefully we will finally get an American Idol show with songs written by the greatest songwriters ever - Lennon-McCartney.

March 02 2007 at 7:40 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

apparently Leona Lewis from X-Factor in Britain will be guest starring on the show. She is amazing if anyone hasn't heard her (go to you tube theres tons of her on there)...I know shes not a big name yet but man she will be

January 15 2007 at 11:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Macca has spent every waking post-Beatles minute trying to piss on his old band's legacy, so yeah, he probably will go on American Idol.

January 13 2007 at 1:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jeff N.

I'd love to see the Idol Contestants tackle the Beatles songbook. That would be fun.

January 13 2007 at 1:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Definitely agree. Paul has been crazy for US culture as of late, and American Idol is arguably the biggest part of US culture when it comes to music.

January 13 2007 at 12:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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