"American Idol" Finalists Sing Lloyd Webber Tunes April 22

News   "American Idol" Finalists Sing Lloyd Webber Tunes April 22
Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber is the guest mentor for the April 22 broadcast of FOX's "American Idol" competition.
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The remaining "Idol" finalists will perform the songs of the Tony-winning composer during the hour-long show, which begins at 8 PM ET; check local listings. The television program will also feature footage of the award-winning composer guiding the contestants as they practice his songs on the set of Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas. The April 23 "Idol" results show will feature Lloyd Webber performing live with the contestants. The results show airs at 9 PM ET.

The "Idol" finalists currently include David Archuleta, Jason Castro, David Cook, Syesha Mercado, Carly Smithson and Brooke White.

Andrew Lloyd Webber is the award-winning composer of The Likes of Us, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Cats, By Jeeves, The Phantom of the Opera, Aspects of Love, Sunset Boulevard, Starlight Express, Whistle Down the Wind, The Woman in White, The Beautiful Game and Song & Dance. Among his producing credits are Bombay Dreams and the current West End revival of The Sound of Music. Lloyd Webber also took part in the TV reality casting shows for The Sound of Music and the current London revival of Joseph. He also owns seven London theatres, including the Palace, the Theatre Royal Drury Lane and the London Palladium.

The composer is currently penning a sequel to The Phantom of the Opera.

For more information visit www.americanidol.com.

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