Thursday, May 26, 2011

Tom Jones, Tony Bennett perform on ‘American Idol’ finale

Wednesday night’s “American Idol” finale was packed with celebrity guests. Some of these stars— like Lady Gaga, Beyonce and Bono — were easily recognizable to audience members of all ages. Others may have had some younger “Idol” viewers wondering, “Who is that?”
As the Post’s Lisa de Moraes points out in her recap of the finale, “Idol” finalists and previous contestants got to perform with some big name musicians, including Tim McGraw, TLC, rapper Lil Jon and even actor and Tenacious D member Jack Black.
But I’m betting, based on Google trends, quite a few people who watched the finale didn’t know who Tom Jones was, as he performed “It’s Not Unusual.” I guess kids these days are too young to remember Carlton Banks getting down to the song on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” Crooner Tony Bennett also made an appearance on “Idol,” and now on Google, singing “Steppin’ Out With My Baby” with Haley Reinhart.

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Tom Jones, Tony Bennett perform on ‘American Idol’ finale video