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I haven’t blogged this season of Idol because I hate blogging the auditions and Hollywood and then the start of voting rounds was just so ridiculously lopsided that I couldn’t drum up the energy to write about the joke that was the season 12 guys.
Now we’re down to 5 girls and while they may not all be what I’d buy or listen to, they are all quite talented. The show is set to record tomorrow night and for the first time all season I’m actually looking forward to the show.
April 16, 2013 No Comments
Once again we’re behind and watching off the dvr. We don’t really watch live tv anymore, it just doesn’t fit into our schedule.
Tonight the kids are singing songs from Queen and a song of their choice. Brian and Roger from Queen take some time to talk with the kids and answer their questions. My Thoughts On Performances Inside…
April 25, 2012 4 Comments
This should be an interesting week with the top 7 singing a current hit and a classic soul song. I’m wondering how Jessica will respond to being the bottom vote getter last week. My preshow thoughts are that Hollie and Elise are the most at risk this week but Jessica and Joshua need to be careful because they obviously aren’t drawing big votes. My Thoughts On Performances Inside…
April 18, 2012 1 Comment
Tonight the top 8 sing songs from the 80s and based on what I’ve seen of their song choices they are going ballad crazy. It should be interesting to see who stands out and who flubs it big time. We’ll be treated to four duets tonight as well, can’t wait to see who pairs up. [Read more →]
April 5, 2012 1 Comment
Yeah, I know I totally flaked on last week’s reviews. I have them and may try to post them in a little while. Finals week just got to be too much.
They open with shots of Shannon’s elimination and all the kids boo-hooing before the top ten photo. Some of them are really going to have to toughen up or they will all be pulling Brooke’s before the halfway mark.
This week they are singing the songs of Billy Joel and I’m thoroughly prepared to hate it. I grew up listening to these songs and the Idol renditions never quite live up to my expectations.
The kids will be getting style & fashion advice from Tommy Hilfiger, and music & performance advice from Jimmy and Diddy. Reviews Inside…
March 22, 2012 12 Comments
Wow, it’s the first night of the American Idol finals, actually it’s the wee hours of the morning after, and I haven’t blogged about it yet! I have to admit that the pall of last year’s all country teen finale has left a bad taste in my mouth and I’m having a hard time getting revved.
Ryan announced that this is the 400th episode and I have to wonder how many are left. It’s boys against the girls with the boys singing the songs of Stevie Wonder and the girls singing the songs of Whitney Houston. This is sure to be full of train wrecks.
A surprise announcement is that only the bottom boy and bottom girl will be revealed and then the judges will chose who to send home. Seems like Nigel may be trying to slowly shift Idol to the SYTYCD format. Reviews Inside…
March 8, 2012 1 Comment
Last night was the coverage of Vegas week where the dancers were cut from 160 to 31! Too much happened to try and write about it all here. Tonight we get our top 20 and a first look at them dancing in their own styles. Nigel tells us that the top 20 will dance together until there are 10 of them, then they will dance with the pros like last year. This kind of gives us the best of both worlds and maybe helps to cut down on the number of injuries.
June 9, 2011 Comments Off
Just the quickest of run downs on the last 2 SYTYCD shows. This season they have done a great job of focusing on the good dancers instead of the bad/crazy. There were an abundance of contemporary dancers, some hip-hop, some street dancers, an Irish step dancer, sisters, and a girl who did something she called whacking. I’m looking forward to the Las Vegas rounds next week and then on to the live shows.
June 2, 2011 Comments Off
So Idol is over and I’m pleased at least that Nigel didn’t get Little Lauren all the way through, Scotty wasn’t my first, or second, choice but he is a good performer who should do well in the country market. Now it’s time for another of our family’s favorite shows So You Think You Can Dance.
The Atlanta auditions spotlighted several spectacular dancers and a record number of dancers (11) in a row were sent directly to Vegas. I like that while the spotted a few of the bad the heavy focus really was on the best dancers. It always seems a waste to me when they say 30 dancers went to Vegas and all I can remember seeing is are the ones who never stood a chance.
The San Francisco auditions had more rough spots but once again the focus was the best dancers, the ones who actually stand a chance, and not the crazies. I never mind seeing a few seconds of the nut cases but it seems only fair that those who are take the competition seriously should get the most attention. I’m really looking forward to the rest of this season now.
May 26, 2011 Comments Off
Tonight is a big night, we will see the Idol cut of all three contestants victorious trips home, and then the final 2 will be revealed. I’m really hoping for a Haley vs. Scotty finale and I will not watch if we get a Scotty vs. Lauren finale. There is only so much that can be expected of a person.
There were over 95 million votes cast last night, a record number for this stage of the competition. Jimmy predicts there will be a guy in the finale. Now if he’d just said his name is James, I would have been happy. Cute video of the kids seeing a preview of Super 8. Looks like something the munchkin would like.
We get to see Haley’s trip home first. She is shocked by the limo, it pours for most of her day, and she is still a ball of sunshine. Aaron her bodyguard is a trip and even shows up on stage to do a little more fake crying.
The Ford video is to Uncle Kracker’s Smile it’s set on the beach and cute. Il Volo is up next with O Sole Mio it’s cute if a little odd hearing those old voices coming out of three little boys.
Scotty’s trip home is up next. Scotty is more than a little overwhelmed by the whole thing. He gets a huge welcome on his trip back to Garner. He sheds tears more than once, then breaks down in the car. Such a sweetie. Next is the grocery store where he worked, a parade and his mini concert all of which bring more tears. Scotty gets surprised by Josh Turner and there are more tears. Scotty is in the audience with his family and they admit to being in tears most of the time.
A taped performance of Nicole Scherzinger and 50 Cent with Right There, gosh this is bad, another FF worthy moment. Perhaps they should invest a little more in their guest performers next season.
Now we’re treated to Lauren’s visit home. She’s cute pretending to be scared of the escort detail. Lauren get her own day at her high school. Lauren talks about the recent tornados, it is just devastating. She meets a little boy who saved his family and then performs in front of a massive crowd in Coolidge Park.
Ryan pulls all three to center stage, after the nationwide vote the kids will be waiting through one more commercial break to find out the results. Some days you just want to wring Ryan’s neck.
May 19, 2011 1 Comment