Friday, May 24, 2024

King Charles and Camilla Make a Surprise Visit to “American Idol,” After Lionel Richie and Katy Perform at Coronation Ball (see video)


King Charles and his second wife, Camilla Parker-Bowles, made a surprise appearance on “American Idol” Tonight.

The show’s Lionel Richie and Katy Perry performed at the Coronation Ball because, frankly, no Brits would do it. The pair of singers then cheekily introduced the royals. Charles joked “We wanted to know how long you need this room.”

I was watching to see what Ed Sheeran was doing after winning his copyright trial. His new album, “Minus,” has just been released. “Idol” contestants will sing Sheeran songs that haven’t been contested in court.

It was a telling move by the King of England, who wants to gain mass appeal in a country that is skeptical of the royals. “American Idol” is no “60 Minutes.” It’s the modern day equivalent of Richard Nixon appearing on “Laugh In.” So Charles is going low. Camilla looks like a load of fun, by the way.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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