This week’s American Idol show will follow a theme of Frank Sinatra songs and the celebrity mentor will be singer, actor, composer, and pianist Harry Connick, Jr.
Yesterday the remaining five contestants (Crystal Bowersox, Michael Lynche, Casey James, Aaron Kelly and Lee Dewyze) met with the star and got the chance to practice his arrangement of their swing songs with a big band.
They took to the Idol official Facebook stage and made the comments below.
Crystal Bowersox: “Love my arrangement, Harry!! So excited about tomorrow! ”
Casey James: “What a surreal day. Just got done practicing my song with Harry Connick Jr! I’m so blessed to be here. Thank you!!”
Michael Lynche: “Rehearsal with Harry Connick Jr. was outstanding!!! What a master. I’m almost a little bummed that the band was so good because I spent the least amount of time rehearsing that I’ve done all year with the band. True pros! What an unbelievable experience for all of us. Competition aside you guys are in …”
Aaron Kelly: “had a great time recording this morning, Harry Connick Jr. was there he said he started at a young age too, great inspiration.”
Lee DeWyze: “Hey guys, rehearsals over now it’s recording again. I met Daughtry today, he was a cool guy. Anywho, I’m in need of sleep lol. It’s Monday, ugh. Tom will be fun though, can’t wait to see ya, love you guys I’ll talk to ya in the morning. Nite”
Guess we’ll find out tonight who does the best “Chairman of the Board” performance!