“American Idol” runner-up Bo Bice celebrates the holidays during a concert featuring his singles “Inside Your Heaven” and “Vehicle,” along with seasonal tunes chosen by viewers. Other performers include Joan Osborne, who sings music from her CD “Christmas Means Love,” in addition to a Yuletide duet with Bice. Also: Patti LaBelle; Joanne Borgella (winner of “Mo'Nique's Fat Chance” beauty pageant).
Country singer Trisha Yearwood performs past favorites, including “She's in Love with the Boy” and “How Do I Live,” as well as selections from her recent CD, “Jasper County.” R&B star Toni Braxton joins Yearwood onstage for a viewer-requested duet. Also: both artists field questions from fans; the set features Yearwood's rendition of a cover song determined by online voting. Among the possible choices: “Midnight Train to Georgia,” “Small Town” and “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”
Led by singer-songwriter Jakob Dylan, the Wallflowers perform their hits and fan favorites during a June 2005 concert in New York City. Included are tracks from the albums “Bringing Down the Horse,” “Breach,” “Red Letter Days” and “Rebel, Sweetheart.” The set also features two cover songs (determined by online voting); and a collaboration with Carole King.
Ashanti performs fans' requests during a concert in New York City. She's also joined for a duet by her Murder Inc. label mate Ja Rule and covers a song (chosen by on-line vote) with country star Kenny Chesney.
Leann Rimes performs fans' requests during a concert at in New York City. Rimes sings a duet with Johnny Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls and “Last Thing on My Mind” with Irish singer Ronan Keating, a former member of Boyzone.
Sarah McLachlan is joined by fellow Canadian pop star Avril Lavigne during a performance that features both artists singing viewer requests and answering questions submitted by e-mail. Highlights include McLachlan's rendition of “Fallen” from her 2003 CD, “Afterglow,” along with music from previous releases like “Surfacing” and “Fumbling Towards Ecstasy.”
The Goo Goo Dolls perform viewer requests culled from their recent CD “Gutterflower,” along with old favorites, such as “Name,” “Slide” and “Black Balloon,” off the band's two previous releases. Singer Johnny Rzeznik, bassist Robby Takac and drummer Mike Malinin also respond to questions submitted by fans. Closing the show is a well-done cover of the Tom Petty classic “American Girl.” Taped July 21 at Manhattan Center in New York City.
Macy Gray performs viewer requests and songs from her CD, “The Trouble with Being Myself,” in a concert at New York City's Webster Hall. Included: “Sexomatic,” “Why Didn't You Call Me,” “Sweet Baby,” “When I See You” and “I Try.” In addition, Gray's featured in an interview segment remarking on her favorite guilty pleasure and late-night snack, along with the qualities she looks for in a man. The show's energetic finale number is “Sexual Revolution,” during which audience members are invited onstage to dance.
Melissa Etheridge performs viewer requests and songs from her new CD, “Skin,” in a concert at Oxygen's Studio 8 East in New York. Included: “I Want to Come Over”; “Yes I Am”; “All American Girl.” Hosted by Simran Sethi.