Tonight’s 'Opening Act' had special meaning not just for the unknown artist who had a chance to open for Jason Mraz, but for every American watching the show. Jonathan O'Neal was born and raised in Aurora, Colo. On 'Opening Act' he represented a refreshing breath of hope for the Denver suburb that has suffered so much after the tragic events of July 20. And, if Aurora was watching, they can’t be anything but proud of "Jono."
Tonight (July 22) Selena Gomez received the best birthday gift ever. During the 2012 Teen Choice Awards, Selena Gomez and the Scene won Choice Music Group, as voted on by more than a million of America’s teens. The newest choice of America's teens beat out LMFAO, the Wanted, Lady Antebellum and Gym Class Heroes for the honor of taking home a shiny surfboard.
It’s possible television didn’t need another “plucked from the people” talent show, but we don’t care, we welcome Nigel Lythgoe’s ‘Opening Act’ to the reality show scene. At this point, we’re all nobodies from the internet and it’s fun to see one of our own finally getting some attention for having talent. That’s exactly what happened to Arielle from Allen, Texas on the show tonight.
Movie week didn’t have a happy ending for Kelly Clarkson and at least one of her duet partners on ‘Duets’ tonight. After performances of 'Take My Breath Away' from 'Top Gun' and 'Come What May' from 'Moulin Rouge,' Clarkson's partners were the bottom two on the show’s chart and had to sing for their lives in the showdown.
Last week, Olivia Chisholm found herself in the bottom two and had to sing for her life on the show. She made it to this week, but she knew she had to work to avoid ending up in that position again. That's why her choice of 'Stayin' Alive' by the BeeGees from the film 'Saturday Night Fever' was, well, perfect.
There wasn’t a dry eye in the house on 'Duets' after J. Rome and Jennifer Nettles’ powerful performance of Michael Bolton’s ‘How Am I Supposed to Live Without You,’ which J. Rome dedicated to his grandfather. After hearing how J. Rome’s grandfather was always his biggest supporter, right up until his passing, it was impossible not to feel the meaning behind the emotional performance.