Wednesday, April 1, 2009
let's have a chat.
it's time to have a lil chat about american idol.
here's a little background.
i love the show. not afraid to admit it. my family loves the show. we've been huge fans since Season 2- and yes, i was rooting for Clay Aiken. ...even though Ruben Studdard was thee nicest jolly dude on the planet. that year, i attended the AI tour...and the tour that Clay Aiken and Kelly Clarkson did together.
i've watched every season since then. a little flashback to previous seasons:
Season 3: i was not a Fantasia fan. she has such a whiny voice! i remember being very disappointed when Latoya left the show.
Season 4: HUGE Carrie Underwood fan. have both her CD's on repeat in my car most of the time.
Season 5: M became a fan of the show this season. we actually moved to Southern California while the season was going...we didn't have cable down there...but we did have a little gym in our apartment complex that did. so, i would go down every tuesday/wednesday night at 8 pm (that's when it started there) and walk/run on a tredmill while i watched the show. the 2-hr season finale just about killed me.
contestants: Taylor Hicks drove me batty. loved Daughtry. laughed every time Kelly Pickler opened her mouth. thought Katherine McPhee was drop-dead-gorgeous...and literally cried when she sang Over the Rainbow- which just so happens to be my very favorite song of all time.
Season 6: loooooovvvveeed Blake's beat-boxing. we had his version of "you give love a bad name" recorded and probably watched it 50 times. no exaggeration. we also attended the tour from this season. it was A-MAZ-ING. i blogged about it here and here.
Season 7: i loved how they finally let the contestants play their instruments- Brooke's piano playing was often awesome...though she sometimes was a little...weird. the Davids always blew me away. D. Cook's version of "Always Be My Baby" is on my IPOD for when i work out. And D. Archuletta's CD is genius. i know, that's so "junior high."
now for the juicy stuff. here's where you come in.
this season's been an interesting one. lots of changes:
the new judge: Kaaara or Kah-ra or however you say it. she's gorgeous. smart. and adds some great perspective as such an accomplished musician herslef.
the judges save: i wonder when they're gonna pull this bad-boy out. if Matt would've been the bottom last week i think they would've used it. i like the new rule.
the new intro: very snazzy. i bet Simon llllllooovvvveesss it.
and now for my thoughts on the new contestants (in no particular order):
(p.s. one way that i rate my favorites is whether or not i would buy their CD...pretty biased, i know...but that's what this whole post is: one giant american-idol-marci-bias)
Anoop: used to be fan. now he just bugs. he's really arrogant and i despise that characteristic in a contestant. and really, i don't think he's as good as he thinks he is. and i wouldn't buy his CD.
Megan Joy: what the heck happened to 'Megan Corkery?' i'm confused about that. but i like 'Megan Joy.' has a nice ring to it. anyways- her performances the last few weeks have been very disappointing...because i really, really like her voice. and would want to buy her CD. but i really, really have been annoyed and bored with her songs. and i have really, really been annoyed with her weirdness. sadness.
Scott: while i liked last night's performance, i'm not a Scott fan. i'd never buy his CD. and i'll just leave it at that.
Allison: agree with Randy- i HATED her outfit last night. what the heck? but man, she's got some mad vocal skills. i just wish she didn't sing such angry songs all the time. but i'd probably buy her CD.
Adam: geeze this guy is good. and weird. he totally reminds me of a broadway star- but then last week he surprised me with how sweet and lovely he can sound. i like how it's always a surprise with him. in my opinion, he's one of three that possesses "star quality" as Simon calls it. and out of curiosity, i'd definitely buy his CD.
Danny: i've liked him from the beginning. i love the sound of his voice. and i think he's one of those that i think possesses star quality. i'm just hoping that he spices it up/changes it up a bit...because even though i love him, i worry that he is just starting to sound the same each week. does that make sense? still, because i love his voice, i would buy his CD.
Matt: i'm a huuuge Matt fan. but what was up with last night? he's better than that. and what was up with him being in the bottom 2 last week after such a roof-raising performance? idol is weird that way. anyways, i hope he stays around because i love his s-t-y-l-e. and i think he has border-line star quality. and i would buy his CD. (getting bored of the CD comments yet?)
Kris: he's just hot. reminds me of jason mraz, who is one of my all time favorite artists...so naturally i like him. he was one contestant that i was super surprised made it to the top 36...heck, even top 12 on one of those weeks...but i'm soooooo glad he did because 1. he's the third who i think has star quality and 2. i think he's mega-talented. i would most definitely, without a doubt, buy his CD.
Lil: to me, she's lost. meaning: she was once soooo good, but somehow has gotten swallowed by all the talent and originality in the group. i think she has tons of potential but just isn't standing out. i want her to do well...but with the stuff she's singing right now, i would never in a million years buy her CD.
so, who are your idol favorites...and...not-so-favorites? do you agree with me? or are you gonna be one of those that won't even admit that you like the show?
who's going home tonight??????????
i have no idea.
would you hate me if i said that i hope Anoop goes?
and thus concludes my first ranting sesh on American Idol.
don't even get me started on LOST.
thanks for listening.