So, Bon Jovi appeared on ratings powerhouse American Idol last night.
The New Jersey boys performed the first single from their upcoming album Lost Highway. Sadly, "(You Want to) Make a Memory" didn't do much for me. In fact, I found the song to be a major letdown. Bon Jovi has always produced quality ballads but this one was just a little soft, a little too slow for an arena rock band. I hope the rest of Lost Highway is more upbeat, a throwback to classic Bon Jovi.
As for the American Idol contestants, Phil Stacey and Chris Richardson got the big boot. My husband and I both agreed that Phil sang "Blaze of Glory" better last night than competition night, so maybe this contributed to his exit. For Chris, I simply believe it was his time to go. When it was time to announce who was leaving for the second time in the broadcast, it came down to Blake Lewis and Chris. The two told host Ryan Seacrest they didn't care who left because of their friendship. After a three minute love fest, Chris was finally booted and he sang "Wanted Dead or Alive" on the Idol stage for a final time.
Each season, the top 12 American Idol contestants release a CD. The songs are usually from their best performance, so I'm going to assume Blake Lewis' version of "You Give Love a Bad Name" will be included on the disc.
On a related Bon Jovi note, I must say Jon looked especially pretty last night. After staring at the screen in awe of Jon's beauty, I checked www.amazon.com for Bon Jovi sales. Not surprising Cross Road (a greatest hits compilation) is a top seller. As of 10 this morning, the album is #23 in sales. It seems Bon Jovi earned immediate success from their American Idol appearance.