Thursday, May 26, 2011

American Idol Season 10 Finale - Here we go again!

Hello American Idol fans!  Well, I took a chance and blew it once again!!  But, deep down I knew I was making the wrong choice.  But, my major flaw is that I usually pick who I'm rooting for and not for the most likely to win.  I have speculated all season and some of last season on the impact of texting to the voting system and the demographics around who uses texting the most of all.  I think it's safe to say after the past few years that this is scientific fact now.  And if I'm doing this next year, please remind me to stick to my guns through to the end (if AI doesn't change the voting system, of course)!  Anyway, let's pay our congratulations to the man (boy) of the hour!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

American Idol Season 10 - Scotty vs. Lauren

Hello American Idol fans!  Welcome to the American Idol Junior Finale!  The Justin Bieber Country Spectacular!  Baby lock dem doors and turn the crazy lights on high!  The finale of the Simon-Less American Idol has arrived.  The season overall?  Not too bad, not too bad.  They pulled me out of retirement for live show recapping, so that says something.  But maybe it was to help fill the void of an actual critical judge!  Anyway, we're here at the end of the road with 2 contestants that not everyone is thrilled about.  Scotty, the country crooner that early on I thought would tire on us, but eventually became the hands-on Taylor Hicksian favorite to win the competition.  Then there is Lauren, the early on favorite that we rolled our eyes at because of Nigel Lythgoe tweeting his support during the auditions for her.  We immediately wanted to hate her, but she won us over with that charm (well, a lot of us).  While she won us over though, she ended up lacking a killer performance to make us all swoon over her.  But she became an underdog that people wanted to root for.  People wanted her to have her moment and voted people that DID tire on us off of the show.  And while many of us voted and voted for Lauren to be in that finale with Scotty, I wasn't sure if I would want to vote in this final performance episode unless she really sold me that she deserved it.   Did she?  We'll have to find out.   I've been pretty much saying this was Scotty's competition to lose and he has seemingly dominated all season long.  Can one night turn the tide?  I just don't know.  But let's find out as we recap this finale as we always do!  ROUND BY ROUND!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

American Idol Season 10 - Top 3 Perform

Hello American Idol fanatics!  Can you smell it?  Smell that end of season excitement?  I sure can!  As enticing as it is to rip these contestants a new one or praise them week after week, I sure do look forward to taking a break from it too!  But, alas, we have arrived at the top 3.  And we still ask ourselves, HOW ON EARTH IS HALEY HERE?!  I mean, come on, we had her pegged to leave us before the top 10!  The only thing I can think of is she just got lucky.  Because that personality of hers sure isn't winning her any fans.  The voice, yeah it's good.  But that mumbly, growly stuff she does still annoys the heck out of me!  I know, we're not even into the recap yet, but what scares me is this.  Now that she has made it this far, things are looking almost like a certainty that she could be in that finale.  I'll get into my reasons why in the recap and after.  And I may just change my mind along the way.  Guess we'll all just have to read on and find out!

Before we get to the recap let me just throw one large complaint out to the American Idol team and/or FOX for making the top 3 show 2 hours!  Ummm, total waste of time.  I know I know, FOX had no programming to air from 9:30-10:00 but come on.  Did we really need to see extended audition footage again of each contestant?  Did we need Beyonce's crazy music video that resembled something out of a Lady Gaga wardrobe malfunction?  Did we need to find out who won each round?  Something usually reserved for Finale Week?  The show has been done before and should have been done in an hour.  But, we should get used to it.  X-Factor will be following the same 1.5 Hour Performance, Hour result shows in the fall.  (Same nights too, Weds and Thursday)   That's just the new FOX model.  But 2 hours??  That's pushing it Fox!  

Okay, to the recap!

Friday, May 13, 2011

(Technical Difficulties) Top 4 Results

Hey guys. Looks like blogger has removed the top 4 post temporarily. I wasn't planning h to write too much about the results since I'm away from home. But I guess I'll just post something real quickly from my phone.

Bottom Line, I am more shocked that Haley is still in than I am that James is gone. But it still is a bit of a shock that he went home. Yeah with the Chris Daughtry comparison we sorta saw it coming. But I blame his misstep with Journey. I saw comments on and off the blog that people enjoyed the performance but I still thought it wasn't the best song choice for him, even if I love the song.

I hope this means Scotty and Lauren are locked in for
The top 2. But with them both being country and with Haley being the pick, there's a lot riding against it too. I guess we will see what happens.

Rest of results show was decent. The 2 big country songs for our top 4 are both enjoyable tunes. They sounded better than normal. Could have done without Enrique. Jordin Sparks was announcing to the world that she is a certifiable woman now. The song wasn't too bad. Nothing I'll be buying but nice to see she is doing okay for herself.

So that's all I have kids. Definitely a bizarre season with eliminations. But Scotty is still in it which is not shocking. But can he lose? I guess that's still a question we need to ponder. Your turn America! What do you think?

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

American Idol Season 10 - Top 4 Perform

Hello American Idol enthusiasts and welcome back for yet another recap of this crazy show!  Well, I'm stumped.  We are down to 4 contestants and 3 of them are 3 that we figured would be sticking around to the end (ever since Pia got the boot).  But there is one that has been quite the stubborn contestant that just won't take a hint!  And for the Top 4 we have the bizarre combo of "Inspiring Songs" and "Lieber & Stoller Songbook".   It's like taking random themes from previous seasons and throwing them into one show.  Weird.  Oh yeah, and OF COURSE Lady Gaga had to grace us with her bizarre presence.  How can anyone take her critiques seriously when she looks the way she does?  I mean, there are no words to explain the horns coming out of her face and the makeup that she put around her face and straight into her hair.  I mean WHAAAAT!?!  (For the record, I am not pretending to be any expert on make-up artistry and know that it was probably some kind of dye in her hair, but let me make my jokes!!)   Talented lady (even if she ripped off Madonna for her first single off this new album), but I just don't see the appeal of her theatrics and outfits.  But whatever.  So, who goes home tonight?  I have my guess, and it is just that...a guess.   But we'll go through the recap as usual!  Let's do it!

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

American Idol Season 10 - Top 5 Perform

Hello American Idol fanatics!  These 5 really brought it tonight didn't they!?  Well, I guess I'd say for the most part it was a pretty solid show.  I hate how they are content with keeping the show an hour and a half still.  I don't think we ever had 2 songs each when we got down to the top 5.  I thought it was top 3, maybe top 4 and they fit it in an hour.  So we were treated to the judges talking on and on about who knows what?  I love when they argued back and forth with Jacob about whatever and I was yelling at the TV "No one cares about him growing as an artist!  We want him to go home!!!!"  Anyway, so that's where we're at.  THEN AND NOW the theme for tonight and the fabulous Sheryl Crow was there to guide these younglings along with Jimmy Iovine as always.  Let's get to it!