Apr 10, 2009

Nice guys finish Eighth

With the timely removal of my least favorite Idol, I feel ready to post an update on my Idol thoughts and feelings.

For those of you uninterested in my opinions on America's #1 spectacle, feel free to skip it, as those who read this will take a quiz at the end. And if you fail the quiz-- well, you do not want to fail.

Scott is gone, after wowing us with his versatility week after week, has finally gone the way of all the earth, led by Ryan Seacrest, and a special kick in the butt by Simon.

He is a nice guy, I'm not saying he isn't. I'm saying nice guys finish 8th, and when all you can do is sing boring song after boring song, it's time to go home and sing boringly.

And what was with his stupid comment? After Paula (or Paula Jr. I mean Kara) said "who knew you could play the guitar?" Scott responded "I was being Punk rock." That's equivalent of David Archuleta singing one of his heartfelt ballads with a message and then professing that was his take on Death Metal. That may have lost Scotty boy the votes right there. I though Paula was the one who said the stupid lines, so well done, Scotty. Now off you go. No, that way. No. Not there. Someone help him outta here. Theeeeeeeeeerrrrre it is.

My big surprise so far this year has been my transforming feelings towards Adam Lambert. At first, I hated him. HATED. The sound, the face, the demeanor. But he's grown on me week after week (not counting the abysmal Egyptian-stripper rendering of "Ring of Fire") and just keeps getting better.

Danny Gokey peaked too early, he's good, but not improving. He's almost stagnating in my opinion.

Lil Rounds just needs to go. Haul that booty out of there.

Still love Allison Iraheta, hope she gets the judges saving vote if she needs it.

Kris Allen is probably my second or third favorite. He's a complete package artist. And talented too. Plus, the whole neglect by the producers thing seems to be working in his favor.

Matt is good, but not as good as the judges say (no one really is, ok, Lil, Danny and Matt aren't. Adam and Allison are) or as good as he thinks.

Anoop is probably next to go, I'll be sad, but glad Allison has survived another week.

My big gripe this year is there STILL hasn't been a stellar, knock your socks off, icon making moment for anyone yet. No Archuleta "Imagine," no Cook "Billie Jean," not even a McPhee "Over the Rainbow." But, we still got 7 weeks or so left. Let's hope they get their acts together and wow us the way we want to be wowed.

How are YOU liking Idol this year, those of you who watch?


Jasmine said...

I'm short on time, but I just wanted to say that I'm glad you're coming around to my fav: Adam Lambert. He's been my favorite since the beginning. And I think the love-fest for Lil Rounds needs to die. She's not living up to what we thought she should have been. I personally think she's gotten worse with each week. She can wail, but she really really struggles with just regular singing.

.....that is all.

JanB said...

So that's the quiz?
OK...Danny was my favorite from day one, but Adam is really blowing everyone away. I think Danny will be third, Allison 2nd, and Adam will probably win. That is, of course, based solely on my opinion of their performances. Who knows how America will vote?

Heather said...




Kris said...

Apparently Heather is not following Idol. But hey haven't we been ingrained to not be Idol worshippers? Ha, Ha. I have to agree with JanB's entry, that's how I think it will go down, with the exception that maybe Kris might be a contender with Danny. And I have to agree with Austin. No stellar performances yet. Patience I guess.

Brett said...

Here's something profound I read in some old book: "Cease to let your thoughts be IDOL." He He he. Now, if that were applicable to me it would read: "Cease to let your thoughts be LOST."