Guitar Hero puts “Idol” finalists center stage


Fans of Activision’s Guitar Hero and “American Idol” were treated to some old time rock n’ roll during last the season finale with the debut of two new Guitar Hero commercials starring season seven winner David Cook and runner-up David Archuleta. The dual 30-second spots paid tribute to the famous lip- and guitar-syncing scene that appeared in the popular film “Risky Business”, but with a fresh twist that included two of today’s biggest pop culture phenomenons. Airing once each during the broadcast, the commercials featured the stars sliding, dancing and rocking out on a Guitar Hero guitar to the song “Old Time Rock and Roll,” performed by Bob Seger.

Entitled “Risky Business,” the commercials featured Archuleta and Cook recreating the iconic performance in the timeless film. Ratner stayed true to the classic scene – complete with the finalists dressed in Oxford shirts and upturned collars and tube socks – but instead of a fireplace poker, they played a Guitar Hero guitar. The commercials were via DDB and H.S.I. Productions.