American idol Tuesday Recap…

2 02 2010

We’re in Denver- home of Daughtry (does that give it credibility or something?)

Day 1- I know Victoria Beckham is going for the “skinny” look. But is she really going for the emaciated cadavor look? Because….watching this woman is like studying bones in science class.

  • Self-proclaimed Jack Black look alike. When asked something interesting about himself, he selects his love of cheese to tell the judges…oh…and that little story about being kidnapped and on the run as a child. He shouldve laid off the weird stories, because he has a great voice!
  • A guy with an annoying tick of a laugh…I dont have high expectations. He sings Elvis…I think. Yikes.
  • Apparantly Denver-ites have potty mouths. Maybe it’s the altitude…?!
  • Kimberley (girl with a cute, slightly precocious,  kid) has the look, sings with alot of smooth soul (needs to lose the hand gestures…)
  • Alot of ‘yesses‘…but  they arent showing any of them…!? (but they’ll give face time to people in chicken costumes)
  • Another single mom looking for a ‘second chance’-  opens her mouth and…WHOA! Has a major voice- think Melissa Etheridge power and rasp.
  • Fashion montage….to justify putting Posh on the panel perhaps?
  • Motorcycle accident survivor does John Mayor (sings his song I mean…) and splits the judges…until he lets his hair down (literally) and…takes off his shirt (?! seriously…)- He  looks like Halle Berrys model boyfriend Gabriel Aubry. Am I right? His ‘Bod; gets him through
  • Tory (another highschool student) brings a gaggle of first graders to her audition…shameless. Does John Mayor (sigh…his song) and does a faaaaar better job than the last guy (fortunately they didnt make her take off her top…)

Day two- I’m sure Posh had a rejuvenating leaf for dinner last night, and is ready to go again today.

  • Austin a (useless)  football player. His arrogance has no base. it’s painful…(side note: Did John Mayer have a concert in Denver last night?3 JM tunes in a row…strange)
  • Kenny Everett “the male Mary j Blige” (somehow I doubt it…Usher already exists). I hope he’s joking, because I actually just pressed mute…excruciating voice.
  • Another Reject montage…I love this show.
  • A cute Italian girl opens her mouth and I already hate her…her natural speaking voice makes my skin crawl. Amazingly…her singing voice is redeeming. Lets just say, she’ll never get commercial deals…
  • Lastly, a premature baby story. (if they went to the trouble to get family pictures… she’ll be good) Sings Carrie Underwood, doesnt really show off her voice, but it shows her personality- cute factor goes a long way.
  • I was wrong…one last contestant…bikini BOY. A bit much.

Primetime Tuesday…

2 02 2010

It’s been such an entertaining string of days…with the Grammys, The Bachelor and waking up to the Oscar noms today… tonight, the entertainment continues. My advice? Stay in tonight…seriously.

Here’s What I’m watching tonight:

American Idol-
The countdown is ON…Ellen is set to take her place on the panel next week (Feb 9th). So tonight, the auditions continue, and Victoria (back for another 15 minutes of fame) BEckham will take the guest seat…again. Was no one ELSE available? sigh…at any rate, more nut cases, sob stories and future stars will see the judges tonight, and frankly, I’d watch no matter WHO was judging. Tonight, FOX/CTV 8pm

Biggest Loser-
is getting smarter. FINALLY, they have realized pitting ANY show against juggernaut, American Idol, not only depleats ratings…but also robs viewers of two great shows on a tuesday night. All this to say, BL has been bumped to 9pm tonight…right after Idol! If you think Simon is harsh… tune in tonight for an introduction to someone who blows him right out of the water. Jillian Michaels. The reason I watch this show… seriously, watch it tonight, 9pm NBC

Leafs vs Jersey-
Leaf fans have all but given up the will to cheer or watch our team as they sink hard and fast into last place. But Sunday’s shake-up should be enough to start watching this team again. Dion Phaneuf and JS Gigere will start tonight…and the rebuilding finally starts! Questions still remain…like, by giving away 3 of our top 5 scorers… who will shoot the puck tonight? We shall see.. tonight, 7pm Sportsnet.

Whatever you decide to watch, have a great TV Night.

American Idol Premiere!

12 01 2010

So tonight Paula was replaced by the skeletal waif that is Victoria (I only eat celery) Beckham…seriously. When she turns a certain way…she completly vanishes from sight. But I guess that’s what she’s going for so…congrats on the negative Body Mass Index

I have to say— I didnt really miss the awkward stammers, lame attempts to over-talk Simon, and perma slurs of Ms Abdul. Kinda thought I would…but it’s almost more enjoyable to hear a full sentence put together by people not on ambiguous medication.

at any rate— let’s get to THE SHOW!

You know what to expect with the audition round…delusionals, fame mongers, inspirational life-stories, local ‘heroes’ with a dream, the hostile ( foul-mouthed)….and every once and a awhile…a future star. Tonight’s episode did not deviate from this template for success (obsession…)

The Good:

  • Girls embracing the rebirth of the old-fashioned, 1940’s jazz club singer. (I’m so done with people trying to be the next Mariah… I’m loving the throwback to Billie Holliday as the alternative trend)
  • The Italian teddy bear with the Rock star voice! (I have an early favourite!)
  • People who dont look like they sound. (skinny white boys with SOUL for example!)
  • The “feel good” cancer story…producers are thanking the heavens that he ALSO has a great voice!
  • The African boy’s mother blows Aretha Franklin’s inauguration hat OUT of the water !

The Bad:

  • Nasal Hippy — singing Elton John…painful. (the nasal singer…not elton john…to be clear)
  • The (aforementioned) delusional girls… the real blame goes to their parents/friends… for EVER telling these girls that they have an ounce of talent (or that pink hair and ill-fitting jeans gives them sex-factor). Shame on you. Shame…
  • Girl takes nintnedo game too seriously…and tries out after beating the last level. In that case, I could be in the Indy 500 next year thanks to Mario Kart.
  • The guy that sang britney (first mistake) and danced like Beyonce on acid… I kid you not.

some good, lots bad… we’ll see it all again tomorrow in Atlanta!

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