Whatever Happened to Idol Rewind?
While “Elder Archuleta” is making quite the sensation at the MTC, I wish we could have some archived footage of him on TV while he’s tending to his mission.
So, while watching Idol last night, a thought came to me: Whatever happened to American Idol Rewind?
Ever since Idol Rewind started, which was a “reunion” of sorts, in which former Idol contestants were featured giving us a whole behind-the-scenes report on what was going on their season, I had begun anticipating what we would get by the time David’s season rolled around.
No such luck!
Without any fanfare, press, or announcement, Idol Rewind was canceled right after featuring Season 5 (the year of Taylor Hicks, Elliott Yamin, and Kelly Pickler). It was canceled back in 2010, and I didn’t even know about it.
Dang it! I don’t even get a Rewind episode featuring the Season 6 cast (Melinda Doolittle, my second favorite Idol, Jordin Sparks, and Sanjaya the Hair!).
You do realize, dear readers, that had Idol Rewind continued, 2012 would have been featuring David’s season, which would mean that the producers would have already interviewed David before he left for his mission, and we would have gotten all kinds of juicy details about the behind-the-scenes action (i.e. were the other contestants really jealous of David? Various media hinted at it during the Top 24 and Top 20 weeks. Was #MIC really as bad as all that? Would they avoid talking about MIC at all? Come to think of it, maybe David wouldn’t have agreed to appear on Rewind if these details came out. Hmmmm.)
Still, it really would have been cool to have had that opportunity to watch and reminisce. It also would have been a cool way to keep David’s name out there even as he was preparing for his two-year mission. In that way, when Rewind wrapped up, then there might be interest in his new music that would be featured later this fall.
Maybe Idol Rewind will find there’s still interest and might start back up again? Maybe when David gets back? After all, they still have to feature Jordin Sparks’s Season 6, and since she’s set to be in the movie Sparkle this summer (co-starring Whitney Houston!), it might be beneficial to bring the show back again.
All I know is: David’s season deserves a Rewind episode.