Somebody sang Led Zeppelin's "What Is and What Should Never Be" from Led Zeppelin II on American Idol last night. "Didn't that wannabe rocker dude get voted off already?" you're thinking. Why yes, he did go out in a blaze of tail scarves last week. But according to new rules instituted last month, the only people who get to pretend to be Robert Plant are women in heels.
That's why the singer known more for her jazzy stylings than a love of runes, Haley Reinhart, got to sing the Zep song yesterday, the second-ever to appear on Idol (Adam Lambert sang the first, "Whole Lotta Love," also from 1969's Led Zeppelin II). Reinhart's guitarist dad accompanied her on guitar, doodling Jimmy Page's parts on a sunburst Les Paul. And while Reinhart kicked the song's ass, it took its revenge on her, too -- she slipped and fell while circling the judges' table, and though she kept on singing like a pro, her mishap has become the big story of the day rather than the fact that she slayed a LedRead More »from Unlikely ‘American Idol’ Hopeful Plays the Led Zeppelin Card