Saturday, September 29, 2007

American Idol Rewind: Season 2

This weekend starts the second season of American Idol Rewind (syndicated-check your local listings). Now I can never get enough Clay Aiken, but I really wasn't planning on watching a retread of show where I already watched the original series and then again on video. I figured that fans would have clips of any additional clips of Clay, so I didn't have to waste my time with the whole show. That is only until I heard the magic words, "Clay Aiken narrates". Well, there go my my plans for an hour of my life every week. What Clay Aiken fan can resist the sound of his voice only when singing but when speaking.

Very nice opening credit for Clay which according to people who work in the industry is a negotiated credit and are quite limited.

He also gets a closing credit.

Clay was heard throughout the first show and by the accounts did a great job narrating. Sadly, I don't get to see the show until tomorrow. The producers were smart. They got Clay Aiken's fans to watch and they got themselves an excellent narrator who can inflect personality into the script.

There was a very nice press release for the show:

'American Idol Rewind' Returns in National Syndication on Saturday, September 29th
Friday September 28, 2:32 pm ET
Series Will Highlight Season 2 with Over 30 Exclusive Contestant Interviews & Never-Before-Seen Footage

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- American Idol Rewind is back, and this time the popular syndicated series will highlight Season 2, the year that put American Idol on the map with legendary talent and unprecedented ratings. Premiering Saturday, September 29th in most syndicated markets nationwide, American Idol Rewind will feature an introduction from Season 2 winner Ruben Studdard, narration by runner-up Clay Aiken and the best never-before-seen clips and interviews to-date.This year on American Idol Rewind, viewers will get to see all-new, exclusive interviews with over 30 contestants from Season 2 as they sit down and reveal what it was like to be a part of the American Idol experience. American Idol Rewind will catch up with Top 12 contestants -- Ruben Studdard, Clay Aiken, Kimberley Locke, Josh Gracin, Trenyce (Cobbins), Carmen Rasmusen, Kimberly Caldwell, Rickey Smith, Corey Clark, Julia DeMato, Charles Grigsby and Vanessa Olivarez -- as they reveal their personal take on what really happened during Season 2 and how they felt during the audition process and Hollywood Rounds.
In the September 29th premiere, viewers are greeted by Idol winner Ruben Studdard as he introduces the new season. Viewers will then hear from runner-up Clay Aiken, as he guides us through all seven audition cities and looks back on where American Idol Season 2 began its new search for the next music superstar. In New York City, Simon, Paula and Randy have high expectations, hoping the city that never sleeps will provide a wealth of talent. Between the bad and the very bad, it doesn't take long before the judges let the contestants know what awaits them in the audition room if they can't deliver. Some will make it through, others will head home and, in the tradition of American Idol, everyone will walk away with something to say.


Sept. 29: N.Y. Auditions
Oct. 6: Miami/Detroit Auditions
Oct. 13: Atlanta Auditions
Oct. 20: Austin Auditions
Oct. 27: L.A. Auditions
Nov. 3: Nashville Auditions
Nov. 10: Best of the Worst
Nov. 17: Hollywood Week Pt. 1
Nov. 24: Hollywood Week Pt. 2

December -- reruns of the auditions/Hollywood episodes.

Jan. 5: Group 1
Jan. 12: Group 2
Jan. 19: Group 3
Jan. 26: Group 4
Feb. 2: Wildcard Show
Feb. 9: Top 12 to 11
Feb. 16: Top 11 to 10
Feb. 23: Top 10 to 9
Mar. 1: Top 9 to 8
Mar. 8: Top 8 to 7
Mar. 15: Top 7 to 6
Mar. 22: Top 6 to 5
Mar. 29: Top 5 to 4
Apr. 5: Top 4 to 3
Apr. 12: Top 3 to 2
Apr. 19: Final 2
Aprl. 26: Finale


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