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Pop superstar PRINCE will reportedly appear on TV talent show AMERICAN IDOL to both coach contestants and perform on the hit TV series - in a bid to maintain high album sales. The notoriously shy star has just released his latest LP, 3121, which debuted at the top of the US Billboard chart. According to PageSix.com, executives from Prince's record company convinced him to appear on the show to keep the album at the top of the charts, after noting a huge spike in album sales when BARRY MANILOW appeared on the programme earlier this year (06). According to one source, "It wasn't easy though because Prince apparently hates the show and has never even watched it."


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PRINCE ROCKS FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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It was the best American Idol ever !I am such a died hard fan of prince since birth.( or so it seems)He was brilliant like always. Nothing could ever compare to his suprise performance. I had chills all down my spine. My 5 year old daughter and I started jumping for joy. She yelled to the T.V. Set." I wish i could hug PRINCE." -Priceless
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Yes, please! Does anyone know the name of the songs Prince sang last night? Love it!
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His immense sexiness might be why I nearly fainted when I, disappointed by an apparent no-show during the finale, when he surprised everyone with an a amazing shock appearance and an even more amazing show. Damn Ryan Seacrest, he nearly gave me a heart murmur when he said "that does it for ALL the guest stars this evening, NO more surprises". But the letdown made it even better, and my mouth hung wide open as the twins danced and Prince struted onto the stage. I couldn't stop shrieking and jumping around after I got over my shock, although I did notice the big difference between his live performance of "Lolita" vs. the CD version. Frankly, I thought that the live version was a lot simpler but BETTER because it fits the tone and flow of the song better and the key changes & chord he sings with on the show were a lot more appealing and made more sense. Plus, the heavy use of sound effects added to his voice and the track clog up the song and distracts you. I know it is a throwback to his 80's funk sound, but it was way better on AI (especially with the always beautiful twins adding their hips & backup vocals to the song). I wish he would re-vamp "Lolita" by making it more like the Idol version he sang and release it as a single...that would bring out the song's sexy vibe out more and make it more fun & hip & meaningful all at the same time.Anyways, the performance was absolutely perfect; when he pulled out that comb.... no other words come to mind than Sexy and Cool, and the ladies in the audience definitely agreed with me. And they agreed with me again towards the end of "Satisfied" when he pulls off a little thrust of the hips, with a sexiness that should be illegal at age 49. OW OW!Now whenever that new Verizon ad with him singing his new single "Guitar" comes on, I scream like a little girl and pretty much throw myself at the tv. Not that I'm obsessed with Prince or anything. Sigh.
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Jeez, what a camera hog he is! .
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Oh please no one could sing a prince song better than prince, especially some dumb country hick singer
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I can't believe Prince was actually there. He looked great and he sounded great! The onlt thing that would have made his performance better is more time on stage.
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Prince was the most exciting part of the show in my opinion! Nobody does it like PRINCE!
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Prince is going to be on American Idol,HOW COOL IS THAT ?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1This will give his fans huge as well as new a first hand look on how Prince DOES HIS THING!!!!!!!!!!!ROCK THE MOTHER***** HOUSE BROTHER.SHOW THEM HOW IT'S DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! from ,Quiet and FocusedThankful and Blessed
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The songs Prince sang on AI are from 3121. The first was Lolita and the second was Satisfied. If you don't already have this CD you better get it because it is amazing! You will not be dissapointed. Mia
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