"American Idol" kicked off with a clip of Adam Lambert singing "Mad World" during the 2009 season, then live to host Ryan Lambert, who introduced Adam, live, to sing the song again, bathed in blue light. Nice.
I didn't do recaps for Hollywood Week because it was too difficult on top of my very busy schedule to do a more nontraditional recap. However, I'm back in the game this week, with recaps for both nights, combined.
In the final week of Season 15 "American Idol" auditions, previous finalists showed up to help: Lee DeWyze, Clay Aiken, Taylor Hicks, and Ruben Studdard. They helped with the thankless task of prescreening auditioners to determine who would sing for the judges.
Season 15 will mark the last hurrah of "American Idol." I will attempt one last time to do recaps, although I apologize in advance if they are sometimes a bit late. Putting a 5-year-old to bed during the middle of the show means I will be time-shifting my watching more often.
Please, if you've been reading these, speak up every once in a while! I'd love to talk about the show, especially since this will be the last chance to do so.
When possible, I will attempt to keep up with my American Idol recaps, although Thursday is now my busiest day, with my son's piano lessons and soccer class jammed into a full afternoon. So I'm probably going to mostly take live notes and post them, unvarnished.