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Ferrell loses Idol?

05.21.2009

Will Ferrell is out and about promoting LAND OF THE LOST and you know the guy just loves to sing. Whether it's this rendition of "Goodnight Saigon", this performance at the Oscars or this 70s era soul song, Will likes to sing (those videos really are just the tip of the iceberg...check out all the results on YouTube).

So it shouldn't surprise you that Will might want to make an appearance on the finale of "American Idol" to sing a little ditty. Well that was all set but if you saw "Idol" last night (which I did not), there was no Will Ferrell to be found. So what happened? Adam McKay, director of STEP BROTHERS and ANCHORMAN explains on Funny or Die: "So we were contacted by American Idol about Ferrell doing something on the season finale tonight. We wrote a song and they said yes. Then I think they took a beat and actually read what we wanted to do and the plug was pulled."

Adam was kind enough to post the lyrics to the song (which even had music written by Jon Brion) and it sounds like it would've been hilarious. Here's an example:

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!!!

TALK PART: You know when I first read this song I asked "Did Dylan, Taupin and Angelou really write this." And they said sort of. And I said what does that mean? And then they ran away. But after five bottles of wine I knew who the real writer of this song was..... the big man himself, God Almighty.

A THOUSAND YEARS FROM NOW
THIS SONG WILL BE STILL BE SUNG
EVEN IF PEOPLE NO LONGER HAVE MOUTHS
THIS SONG COST NINE POINT EIGHT MILLION DOLLARS
BUT WE COULD NOT FIND A WORD THAT
RHYMES WITH MOUTH

Extra Tidbit: The stage notes say that there should be a choir of "literally a thousand people."
Source: Funny or Die

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