Friday, April 11, 2008

can you believe it!?

We interrupt this regularly scheduled Q&A session for something... well, just different. I needed a break. You probably did, too =)

Since I couldn't watch Survivor tonight because I'm not caught up on back episodes, I turned on American Idol. I heard some buzz today about the show last night. It was Idol Gives Back, where they have different performances that can be downloaded and the proceeds go to charity. It's a nice thing they do. Tonight was a little bit of a continuation of that.

Evidently they closed the show last night, and performed it again tonight, with a song that shocked and thrilled me... and gave me goosebumps. It was the Christian praise song, Shout To The Lord. I couldn't believe it! They did a great job, even though they edited out the name of Jesus. It made me wonder if all these contestants were Christian. What if they weren't? How did they feel about singing such a song?

I've included a video I found at YouTube as well as a link in case the video doesn't work. When I found the video, I started reading some of the comments left - most of them positive. Then I noticed there were nearly 1200 comments, so I stopped reading. As you would think, some people weren't happy with the choice of song. Some thought American Idol and/or Fox would take some serious heat for their decision of performing this song. But most of the ones I read were very pleased with the choice and performance.



link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zY8N5sdrEf8&feature=related

And check out my link of the day. It's a news story of an elderly lady ministering to a man who was trying to rob her. Amazing!

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link of the day:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDmp967UMds
(thanks Deb)

14 comments:

Momma Roar said...

I don't watch AI, but I saw this on a couple of blogs and had to watch just to believe it for myself!!

Re: yesterday's post...you don't want to live in PA??? ;-)

Pen of Jen said...

I missed survivor last night, because I was watching an old Jimmy Stewart movie and forgot it was on... silly me, with our satellite I could have recorded it...but oops I didn't!

BunnyGirl said...

That's brilliant. just think how many people watch that programme. Amazing stuff

Tiffany said...

That is too cool! Thanks for stopping by my site. I am terrible at softball, but I enjoy playing. Our church gets a team together each year and we have a lot of fun!

Pen of Jen said...

Well I made it back to watch the link of the elderly woman...and wow! I just called Bill to have him watch when he gets a chance!

Thanks for the link:)
Jennifer

Melissa said...

Well, two of the contestants are of the same faith that I am :) So, I'm pretty sure they didn't have a problem with it!
I didn't know it was on last night! I missed most of Tuesday and Wednesday because of other commitments... sigh... so glad you posted the video! AWESOME!!

Penless Thoughts said...

I didn't watch it but I'd heard that instead of saying "My Jesus, My Savior" they said "My Shepherd, My Savior". What's with that?!!!!!

In my opinion just another effort to remove the name Jesus and anything about the Blood from the message of the Bible.

Thanks for posting the link....I was able to hear the change for myself.
Susan

Deb said...

I missed it, Glad they sang that much huh? Hey you are welcome for the link:) Thank you my friend, keep looking up:)
Deb

MightyMom said...

well, since I never watch TV this was news to me. and it's nice to see them sing a good praise song...

but I have to say,

that song is much better if it's sung faster with a lot more rhythm. They just did it way to square for my taste! :-) (it's one of the ones I learned when we attended an almost entirely black church)

SharonB said...

I missed this episode of idol but my husband told me about it. thanks for posting it so I could watch.

MammyT said...

What an amazing post today, Diana. I guess there is something pretty good on TV sometimes. That was a very good performance.
Nancy

Amber said...

HURRRRRAY! So glad to see them performing something worthwhile!

Mary@notbefore7 said...

I haven't been watching this season, but saw this on another blog and was blown away! WOW!

kailani said...

Either way, they did an amazing job performing that song. Loved it!