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The Hooters

[back to top] Songs By This Artist

# Song Perf. Average Rating Hi Lo σ 0-19 20-39 40-59 60-79 80-100
1
Time After Time0001Time After Time
1985
4
46.3
 
63 25 19.0 0 1 2 1 0
# Song Perf. Rtg. Solo Rtg. Adv B3 Elim Safe% APA Trend XFact
1
Time After Time0001Time After Time
1985
4 46.3 4 46.3 4 1 0 100% 24.5 +7.70 -4.3

[back to top] Performances & Results

# Ssn Episode / Theme Slot Performance Approval Rating σ Result
1
38433 Final 11
Billboard #1 Hits
8/11
Time After Time0004Time After Time
42
 
21 4Bottom Group
2
Open
8/10
Time After Time0004Time After Time
25
 
15 2Safe
3
41003 Final 8
1980s
11/12
Time After Time0004Time After Time
63
 
21 2Safe
4
80's
7/12
Time After Time0004Time After Time
55
 
19 2Safe

[back to top] Ratings Distribution

Total of 4 performances
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  9- 10-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70-79 80-89 90+  

[back to top] Summary

Rob Hyman of The Hooters co-wrote "Time After Time" with Cyndi Lauper, and the band served as the studio musicians on her landmark debut album.  The Hooters frequently play "Time After Time" in concert; Nadia Turner's arrangement of the song was quite similar to that of the band's signature ska-rock sound.  Guitarist Eric Bazilian wrote Joan Osborne's 1996 smash, "One Of Us", and The Hooters have had a few hits of their own, notably 1985's "And We Danced" which remains popular on classic rock radio.

What We Thought

"One Of Us" might make for an interesting performance, notwithstanding the song's mildly controversial lyrics.  By and large, though, The Hooters' best crafted songs are not widely known and more than a little bit quirky ("All You Zombies", "Satellite", "Karla With A K"), so we can't recommend them to a budding Idol contestant....

...or can we?  The band remains very popular in their native Philadelphia, where auditions for AI7 were held.  We can't help but wonder if a Philly-area contestant would be well served to establish a strong regional fanbase by choosing homegrown, nationally-known acts for their semifinal performances – Will Smith, Hall & Oates, Teddy Pendergrast, Pink, The O'Jays, Patti Labelle, etc.  The same, of course, holds true for contestants from other big cities.  A few Idols, notably Ruben Studdard and Jasmine Trias, have tried appealing to regional pride with great success, but they've done so symbolically rather than musically.   Just don't overdo it – recall how old Studdard's "205" shirts and Trias's flower became after a couple of months.

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