'American Idol' white-guys-with-guitars winners pay tribute to David Bowie
April 8, 2016 - Uncategorized
American Idol winners Phillip Phillips, Kris Allen, Nick Fradiani, Lee Dewyze, and David Cook joined together during the show’s series finale on Thursday night for a tribute to David Bowie.
The five performed a medley that included “Starman,” “Rebel Rebel,” and “The Jean Genie.” And if you’re thinking “Hey, it looks like a bunch of white guys with guitars,” that — for better or worse — was completely intentional.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter ahead of Thursday’s finale, executive producer Nigel Lythgoe said he “put them all together” for a reason.
“There was this little thing that went out in the press called ‘white guys with guitars,’ WGWG. So I put them all together, with their guitars, all doing this incredible Bowie tribute medley,” he said. “And nowhere else can you get five American Idols together in one room. And I promise you, if they went out on tour, and each did 20 minutes in their own right and 20 minutes together, this is a sell-out tour, they’re so good together. The WGWG tour.” Read more…