Thursday, March 22, 2007

I think this is it for me....

I don't think I can stand another season of this show. I intend to watch the rest of this season, but I feel like American Idol has lost it's magic... or whatever.

Vote for the Worst, or whatever other forces are working against the show... makes it impossible for me to enjoy it. I know there are surprises and upsets, but this is ridiculous.

Plus, there is just not one person this season that I am really excited about at all. Gina comes close, I guess. I liked her last season, too. But, no one really stands out to me. I know Lakisha and Melinda (and Stephanie) have great voices, and a couple of the guys do, too...

I'm just not feelin' it, dawg.

On another note (sort of)... I think there was just something really wrong with the crying girl. Maybe someone told her the truth about Santa Claus or something before the show, so she had to sob and sob the entire way through the show (not just during Sanjaya's peformance). Seriously. She was bawling during one of the ladies' performances, too.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

The Tween did it!!

I think America was ready to send Sanjaya home this week. Enough of us had gotten past his hair and his androgynous looks to actually listen to him and found there just wasn't much there. The tweenies and the grannies were ready to shift their allegiance to the likes of Chris Richardson and Blake Lewis. People were beginning to notice Jordin Sparks and giving Stephanie Edwards the benefit of the doubt. Sanjaya was headed for bottom three territory with a bullet. He was on his way out tonight.

All of that changed last night. And not for the better. Last night a picture launched a million votes and we saw exactly what the tween vote means.

It was too cute. I'm not going to say it was all a set-up. I have no proof that indicates it was. But I have to say that the moment I saw her crying it popped into my mind. "How convenient for Sanjaya." Doesn't matter that she was probably crying throughout the show. The camera's focused on the Sanjaya experience. Ryan milked it. Even Simon hyped it when he said the little girls face "says it all". Yeah, you and I know what he meant. Doesn't matter. I'm not sure if I want to continue watching this mess. If Sanjaya would step down, I'd continue to watch the show. This competition is too much about image and story. I think Sanjay's story is no longer buzzworthy, I'm sick of him already!

Separated at birth

Melinda Doolittle

DW from Arthur

I love Melinda. I really really do, but this has been driving me crazy for a while! Can you see it?

It is a farce...

that Stephanie is gone and Sanjaya remains.

That is all.

In The Right Music Era At Least

I had a small crush on Peter Noone back in the dark ages of my youth, you know it as the 60's. Of course being a child of the 60's that is the music I love. CP and I recently saw a show based on 60's music. Unfortunately I dressed like the 60's Lulu...including hair and make-up. I thought it was cool I hide the photos.

Haley is a flirt and I think that is how she gets by in life. I hope she'll wise up.

Chris R and Blake are Justin Timberlake wanna be's. Maybe they could be pre-teen poster boys but they both lack voice quality in the singing area. And what's with the golf pants Blake??!!

Stephanie did a no no and sang a Dusty Springfield song and did it off key.

LaKisha with all her diamonds on tried to match Shirley Bassey and did a fair job but not good enough. I like that she didn't let Simon's snotty remarks get to her (at least she didn't let on).

Phil, while at first I liked him has gone down hill in my opinion...and all this is just our opinions anyway, but we of course are the authorities! But he didn't have the chops for Tobacco Road.

Jordin sang 'I Who Have Nothing' did it well for a 17 year old who hasn't had much love experience yet. She was off key a bit too.

Sanjaya...YUCK! again. Who is voting for this creepy little boy???

Gina had a good fit with a Stones number. She still reminds me of Joan Jett/Pat Benatar. I think she will have a life after Idol. She needs a vocal coach.


Melinda remains my favorite and the one I vote for (ok Dale?). She sang a torch song and did it justice. I would like her to win but even if she doesn't I think she will be a star. Look what happened for Jennifer Hudson.

At least Lulu and Peter Noone were better than Diva Ross. And they all knew the words this week! Was someone paying that little girl to cry or does she have perfect pitch and was just upset so many sang off key?

I missed Melinda

Don't have a lot to add to the brilliant commentary already submitted on last night's show (especialy by n.v.!)

I was glad to get to watch this week for a change (new job's been kicking my arse.) Due to having given the real-life Lulu the rest of my magic pills, I suffered a slight bout of insomnia Monday night and only slept two hours. Which means that I was nodding off by the end of my first appletini last night.

I did manage to suffer through a few abominations, such as Stephanie Edwards. What the hell was she doing up there, singing or going into labor? I haven't heard that much grunting since my last visit to a swine farm.

I don't know why the hell those judges were drooling all over Blake. Yeah, the kid is cute and all, but for cripe's sake, I've heard more pleasing sounds come out of a down syndrome baby holding a rusty kazoo.

I used to like Gina, but she didn't impress me last night. And while Chris Richardson may have lovely blue eyes, his annoyingly nasal tone reminds me vaguely of the teacher's voice on the Charlie Brown cartoons. Bwa bwa bwaaa bwaaaaa...

Then, after promising George I would just lay my head down for two minutes during the last commercial, I nodded off and missed both Chris and Melinda. I was especially waiting for Melinda - I figured she would have made the rest of the torture worth my while. Now I'll have to log on to that infernal AI website later today to try to catch it. Unless someone has already You Tube'd her.


Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Shine On You Crazy Diamonds

Early on in the night, Randy was critiquing one of the performers and said something along the lines of 'you know what I liked about that?' and Paula turned and said 'what?' as though he had been talking to her. I love that shit.

I hate it when Chris Sligh starts apologizing for everything under the sun (here comes the sun Chris, quick say something!) and secondly for wearing those fucking ear things.

The performance of the night easily goes to the crying girl. It's too bad she's going to get the crap beaten out of her at school tomorrow.

Lulu! Call me and we'll trash the show sometime.


Watching that retard cry for Sanjaya made me feel sick, like a priest had just taken me into his office and stuck his finger deep into my anus. Like up to the last knuckle.

Sixties Still Rock!!

I have to say the kids sounded pretty darn good tonight. Of course, at this point, Sanjaygaya Luvstohula hasn't performed yet....guess I should've waited. Lulu looks good considering she's gotta be about 70 now...haha. Naw, she's not that old. I love 60's a young girl, my dear cousin Marg ( sister to CP) lived with us for a short time....If I remember correctly it was around 1969 or so. Anyway, she had a wonderful collection of albums....those big, round, black vinyl things you play on a turntable :) Beatles, Simon & Garfunkle, etc.....Whenever I hear those songs I think of her and it brings such good memories. If Sangay screws up a 60's song I'm gonna.....I''m gonna.....I'm gonna mow his grass skirt!!

Please let this be his last night!

It is that time -- again. I don't know how much more I can take. I do know this... if Sanjaya does not go home, I won't be watching any more.

So they are doing songs from sixties British performers. I was born in 1967 so I'm not very familiar with the earlier songs of the decade. Peter Noone and Lulu? Were they cartoon characters? No? Singers from that time? These kids DO NOT know who they are - nor do I! American Idol is reaching for themes, don't ya think?

Hayley: I know she needs a bra on... and anything other than a pair of Old Navy shorts. She is a pretty girl... better performance than last week. It was OK, but I feel like it was a little too "showy". She did look like she was having a good time, though.

Chris R.: I so didn't want to like his performance... but I did. Imagine that. He didn't do a lot of bouncing around and he sounded really nice. I didn't know the song, and I think I would listen to that on the radio. Great job.

Stephanie: Is she off key? She sounded like it through most of the song. I'm bored. She is one of my favorites, but I'm afraid Hayley sounded better. I'm disappointed in her performance. I agree with Simon - she is losing her "edge". Her fan base may have a hard time keeping her from the bottom 3 this time.

Blake: He is so freakin' cute! He so totally has the teenage girl vote. That was actually pretty good beat box and all. I'm curious to see if the judges think it was karaoke... I didn't think so. I'd listen to that remake. I wouldn't get his CD if it was full of beat box sounds, though. That is getting a bit old. Ryan needs to stick with hosting... the boy can't dance or sing at. all.

I'm suddenly liking this theme night. The songs aren't the same ol' crap we hear every week -- and every season. I'm enjoying tonight better than anything in a LONG time. It is a blast!

LaKisha: Mama's showing some cleavage tonight. Those girls are lookin' voluptuous! She is a powerhouse. I thought that was fabulous... as usual. That gave me chills.

Phil: At least he started off strong this time. Sounded a little pitchy at times, but he sounded really good! He's got a strong sound... he did some screaming/screeching, too, but I liked this performance.

Jordin: She is moving up in my favorites... she is beautiful and has a set of pipes. That performance gave me chills! I LOVED the was she acted the song out and gave it her whole heart and soul. That was fantastic, amazing, and wonderful. If she made it to the final two and sang that song... she would win the competition.

Sanjaya: OMG -- put your tongue back in your mouth! (Before the break he was trying to act all tough and stuck out his tongue... YUCK!) I'm not going to compare him to MJ only because I got ripped for it last week. I just want him to go away. The commercials are still on and I am DREADING this performance. The little girl in the audience should be crying because she wants him to leave, and America is allowing him to stay. He sucks. That's it. Randy said it was his best performance? Just goes to show you how bad the rest of them really were.

Gina: She is the best "rocker chick" they have EVER had on this show. That was fantastic. She looked hot and sounded awesome. I think a little more growl in her voice would have stepped it up a bit. Did she just mumble through some words? I hope not! I enjoyed that so much. For once I disagree with Simon. I hope that didn't hurt her chances at staying.

Chris: It sounded really good! I even enjoyed his little dance steps. He is the best guy in the competition but Blake is closing in on him. Tonight may have helped seperate him again. That sounded clear and in key. I enjoyed that a lot. Fro Patro?

Melinda: Now tonight she looked young and hip! Loved the outfit! I don't have any other words to describe how wonderful I think she is. They ended the show perfectly (except for the crying girl!)... that was fabulous and amazing. I don't care what the voters decide in the future... Melinda will be a HUGE star whether she wins this competition or not. The world is hers.

That was fun. I enjoyed tonight's show tremendously. I heard songs that weren't familiar so it was refreshing to hear some new material. Great, great night.

I just hope Sanjaya goes home. The only one that could possibly leave before him would be Hayley.

Son of Chunder

I am officially nicknaming Sangaya, "Bandit 2: Son of Chunder," in an effort to rid us of his incessant torture-vocals.

Jared got the nickname. Jared got voted off. Perhaps there is magic afoot.

Monday, March 19, 2007

No way

What a bunch of no-talent losers. With the noteable exceptions of Lakisha, Melinda and Stephanie, these people are so bad I can't even get my head around the fact that they're on tv. Seriously. When they're making Bucky, Ace and that squiggy little Kevin Cobais look good you know there is something very very wrong going on.

I think they're going to have to start eliminating them six at a time if they want to keep the audience numbers up. Personally, I'm not going to be able to take much more of this. Jee SUS.