Sorry I missed a few episodes. Since there was such an uprising on the web, and since you ALL missed my posts so much, I thought I’d grace you with my unvarnished opinion on these here girls…
This is why I watch American Idol.
Yes, you have to suffer through some really bad auditions. Yes, you have to suffer through a lot of Simon and Ryan and Randy. Yes, most of the audition shows are nauseating and make you want to go vomit…
But this is why I love this show. Season 9 may not be so bad after all:
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Pants on the Ground, baby!
First things first…
I CALLED IT!
Three weeks in a row.
Last night was disappointing on SO many levels! First of all, a storm came through and totally knocked out my reception for the first several performances, so I’ve had to just piece them together from what I can find on the internet.
Also, I am only 10 days away from getting married, so I’m totally distracted right now from being my usual, maniacal, bitter, angry, insulting self.
That being said… here’s what I have come up with:
Since one of the most commonly searched terms which land people on my blog was the combination of Mormons and American Idol, I figured it was high time that I write an exhaustive piece on the Mormons (I’m aware of) that competed in any significant way on American Idol.
Is it just me or does it seem like AI is really struggling this year to get the live shows off the ground? Something is off in the universe…
Aw well… here we go with the individual reviews…
I need to start these live shows – the real part of American Idol – right by complaining up front: I don’t like the 12 cut to 3 format! The cut is too deep too soon! We can’t get to know any of these people or see them progress on a weekly basis. It changes the voting entirely, and leaves to a much greater chance the ‘top 12’ that we might get to see.
Wow… Doogie Howser and Ted Danson are in the audience. I’m star struck.
That being said, let’s take ’em one by one…
This week, Simon and Friends went to Salt Lake City and Jacksonville – two of the most boring cities on the planet – so it’s not super suprising that things were slightly unremarkable this week.
First of all, we can’t get through this blog without mentioning David Osmond. Yes, friends, he is a Mormon, and thus we can soon add him to the pantheon of Mormon idols born on this television program.
I predict David will go to top 12, but it’s anyone’s guess after that. He’s a seasoned performer, so will do well if he can choose the right songs and somehow get America (the non-Mormons) to somehow endear him.
Kansas City was surprising tonight. And a bit shocking!
Kara busted out in a British accent, Paula made sense for once, and Randy was just phoning it in as usual. But the most shocking part was that a lot of people went through for the wrong reasons tonight….Very weird.
Simon? Where were you today to keep the quality control up?