Inside ‘American Idol': Clark Beckham to Perform ‘Your Man’ by Josh Turner
For country fans of American Idol, Josh Turner's "Your Man" is like "Amazing Grace." It's a song Scotty McCreery used to launch his music career four years ago, and one that will forever be tied to the show's folklore. During his weekly conversation with Taste of Country, mentor Scott Borchetta revealed that Season 14 contestant Clark Beckham will have an "interesting" take on the song Wednesday night (8PM ET on FOX).
“His explanation of how he wanted to arrange it is, ‘Imagine if this song was being pitched to Al Green,’” Borchetta says. So expect an R&B spin on the traditional country song. For a second straight week, Beckham — considered by many to be a favorite in the competition — is spinning a song dear to a genre. Last week he rearranged "Boyfriend" by Justin Bieber.
Nick Fradiani is also going country for What I Am week on Idol. It's also Judges' Hometown week, giving singers an option. Fradiani will sing Rascal Flatts' "What Hurts the Most" as one of his two songs. Jay DeMarcus from the trio will join Martina McBride as co-mentors.
After tonight, just four singers will remain. All four will make hometown visits over the weekend. Borchetta says that seven weeks ago he correctly guessed three or four of the finalists that are still alive today, with Rayvon Owen being the difference maker. The Virginia-based singer has won four straight Twitter saves, a mechanism that won't be there to rescue him tonight.
The Big Machine Label Group CEO says he's not a fan of the Twitter save, although he's glad producers tried it. “Because of the time zone change," Borchetta says, explaining his stance. "Unless you were tuning in online and paying attention live, you weren’t included.”
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