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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

I Forgot about Frankie!

I was in Paula mode on the last post and didn't comment on tonight's entertainment. Frankie was the best part of the night for me. When they started showing that clip I was thinking wouldn't it be great if Frankie could sing that song today? And then I hear his voice over the soundtrack! A special moment for old timers like me when he comes walking out facelift and all and still can sing. That Flo Bandy or Jo Handy or So Garbagy was pretty hard to sit through for me. And Kelly Pickler was fine (I like the song...she sounds better on the video) but why do these women idols who come back have to fawn all over Simon.

I want a 50's pop music theme for Idol to compensate us viewers of a certain age who have to sit through the Lady GaGa's week after week.

I Think I Drank Paula's Koolaid

Well, I am a sappy sappy lady. I cried when Scott sang his last song. (I would bet that my sister did too). I know, I know, he wasn't that good of a singer but I think he is a very talented musician who just loved what he did. And, perhaps its because the last time I really listened to pop music on a regular basis was in the mid to late 1970's (I had a thing called a job for awhile and was a little too busy care about Nirvana and such) and thats when all the sappy crooners were singing. Like Billy Joel. Not that Scott is Billy Joel. But, someday, if he can write some good songs, he may surprise us.

Oh well, it was to the point where some people who you are attached to somewhat are going to leave. Eventually, it will just be Adam and Danny. Adam will never be David Cook to me but he is growing on me.

And Anoop was pretty good last night so he shouldn't have gone home on a good performance. Lil was awful but she has been for weeks. Maybe this will scare her into singing a song the judges like. I doubt it though. I just think she really isn't as good as the judges thought she was. I'm pretty sure she was the one they would have saved.

And I love Paula for being as sappy as me. And, I think I'm not going to be so mean about Kara anymore either because I think she was rooting for Scott tonight too.

I got kind of sarcastic today on the boards when one guy was going on and on about why can't they be as mean to Scott as the other contestants (I think they have been as hard on him) and criticized his clothes. I was like...well its not like he can actually SEE what he is going to wear or how they are styling his hair! He cannot SEE the latest magazines or WATCH the latest videos to see what is with it and what isn't.

Anyway, I wish he had had time to say something but I'm glad Paula sent him off nicely, in sharp contrast to Simon's send off to Megan last week.

The rumor is that next week is Disney songs. Too bad for Lil. Mary J. Blige hasn't sung any Disney as far as I know. She will probably sing that song from Mulan. I don't know its name.

Nobody to cheer for.

Honestly, I'm a bit disappointed with this season's group, in general. I don't really have a favorite to cheer for every week, and I don't really even like watching most of the performances.

Adam - best performance of the night. I know I bitch about him almost every other week. But here's why: the kid clearly can rock-it. He's got mad talent, he's got the potential to be awesome. So, the screeching hurts me even more because I know he doesn't have to do it. He absolutely deserved that standing ovation last night, and about 1,000 more.

Allison - she's SO GOOD. Kara hit the nail on the head when she said that Allison took a painful, adult song and made it young and fresh and age appropriate! She's better than Lil, she's better than pretty much all of the guys. Yet, she really isn't getting the love from America. I don't know why, at all. Because I think she's amazing. And I have no doubt that she'll be making ridiculous records after she loses Idol.

Matt - I like Stevie, I like Matt. But Matt singing Stevie wasn't as awesome as I thought it should be. But, he was still my 3rd favorite. Whether that says something about him - or about the other contestants - I don't know.

Anoop - should only be allowed to sing ballads forever. I loved what he did, I love his voice, and I love that he apologized to Kara. I don't care why he did it, I think he's genuinely a nice guy and was really worried that America won't LIKE him - not his voice, HIM. Which I do. I like him.

Everybody else is tied for last place:

Lil - looked like she was going to cry when they were giving her negative comment after negative comment. And I don't blame her. But I don't blame the judges either. I really liked you Lil! Why are you not singing Mary J like they say?

Kris - I loved him last week, but this week was horrible. I felt like I was at a High School Musical play or something - where the "heartthrob" throws himself in the middle of a bunch of screaming girls and "plays" a song on his guitar while doing the sexy-face. Not good. Not good at all.

Gokey - seriously sucks. First, he screws with Stand By Me, which nobody should really do. Especially if they're going to make it horrible. I'm no music major, but even I could tell he was having pitch problems. Why the judges continue to lick him up is beyond me. I can't stand the kid.

Scott - deserves his spot on vote for the worst. He's SO bad. I literally laughed out loud when he started "playing" the electric guitar. His "punk" side sounded more Christian Rock than ever (again, not that there's anything wrong with Christian Rock - but don't try to convince the judges that you're "diverse", because you're anything but.) If he doesn't leave tonight, I might have to stop watching until he does. Absolutely horrible.