Woman's Gotta Have It
Filmed at The Workplay Theater in Birmingham, AL 9-26-09 with Ona Watson.
Song available on Taylor's new album, The Distance.
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Wednesday, November 7, 2007

The New Format of American Idol

Seems Nigel Lithgoe, one of the producers on American Idol is changing the format of the show, letting contestants play an instrument in the audition rounds. He says in part from this article at

"We knew Chris Daughtry, Carrie [Underwood] and Bo [Bice] could play the guitar but we really couldn't show it," he says. "If [the contestants] can play an instrument this year we want to be able to see that, and we'll introduce a couple of days of that during Hollywood week."

Thanks Nigel for not mentioning to the world THE MOST OBVIOUS person who started this trend - the infamous Harmonica Walk of AI5 Winner Taylor Hicks. Another kick in the ass from the show to Taylor. I really hate sore losers, don't you?

Just as a reminder, let's view that infamous harmonica walk. He hooked me from this point forward.

There will never be another contestant on American Idol like Taylor Hicks. He made it okay to be different, okay to be yourself, okay to work outside the Top 40 music bubble - and have people respond to it in a postive way. Thank You Taylor Hicks. You did good!

As proof:



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Oh, I just LOVE this performance. made me realise all over again how adorable and talented Taylor is !!

Thanks for posting it Soul Thing. I also agree with all that you say.