In an alternate reality, the show part of the 'American Idol' finale was amazing | Rock Candy

Thursday, May 21, 2009

In an alternate reality, the show part of the 'American Idol' finale was amazing

Posted By on Thu, May 21, 2009 at 2:52 PM

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This would've so made up for Gokey and Lionel Richie.

According to director Adam McKay, he and Will Ferrell were contacted by the "American Idol" producers about doing a song for the finale. They worked out some music with Jon Brion, crafted a draft of lyrics, sent in a draft and swiftly had their plug pulled.

Some sample lyrics:

IMAGINE IF YOU WILL A DOLPHIN
WEARING A TINY COWBOY HAT
THEN THAT SAME DOLPHIN GIVES BIRTH
TO A SOLID DIAMOND BABY...

THIS IS THE MOST WONDERFUL SONG EVER!!!
MAKES SUSAN BOYLE SEEM LIKE CHER
THIS IS THE MOST WONDERFUL SONG EVER!!
IT CAN MAKE AN EAGLE MAKE LOVE TO A BEAR!!!

(Reveal a choir of literally a thousand people. We can use seat filling cardboard cut outs if need be. But it should be absolutely gigantic.)

THIS IS THE MOST WONDERFUL SONG EVER
PAULA, THIS AINT LIP SYNCING, IT'S REAL!!
THIS SONG IS BETTER THAN ALL CHRISTMAS CAROLS COMBINED
LIKE FINDING A NAKED LADY, IN YOUR HAPPY MEAL!!!

[Funny or Die via Vulture]

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