April 13, 2005

Idol chatter

Ok, I admit it. I watch it. Once they get to Hollywood, and I don't have to sit through painfully embarrassing auditions I watch it.

In fact, since it's on before House, my friend and I watch it together. We're both singers. In fact, she's so much of a better singer than I am that I hate to put myself in the same group as her, but in any case.... let's say we've both taken enough music lessons and singing lessons to know the difference between crap and not crap.

From that perspective, Randy Jackson is frequently closest to our criticisms. Occasionally Simon (when he's not being too harsh) is too, but Paula is on happy pills.

In any case, I just wanted to get this much off my chest: Quit gushing about Carrie. She's awful. Yeah, she's cute, but I've never heard anyone turn so many good songs into country music. Hell, even Garth Brooks managed to do rock and blues as rock and blues. Simon was right, that was her worst performance.

here's my thoughts on the others:

Scott: needs to go. At least you could hear him last night.

Nadia: get a life. She reminds me of a female impersonator on a cruise ship.

Anthony: Lovely voice, but he's Clay Jr. Last night's performance had some energy, though, and I liked it.

Vonzell: a beautiful instrument (voice) but her performances hold her back. Anyone who can make a Whitney Houston song her own has something there. Last night was a turning point for her, though since her performance was good as well as her voice.

Anwar: Creepy. Just creepy. His voice is weak and he needs to cover that nasty hairless chest.

Bo: what can I say? i love him. he's sexy and evidently the same age as my husband! He's got a great voice and he looks like the reincarnation of Lynyrd Skynyrd or the Allman brothers. I have been waiting to hear "Freebird" since he started the competition. I was a little disappointed with it, though, because the accompaniment was an orchestra and a little regimented. Where was the frickin' guitar solo, dammit? And WTF with Simon telling him to do a "well known rocking song" What the hell IS a well known rocking song if it isn't Freebird? I mean it's only the national anthem of the south. Yes, I do know all the lyrics. No, I didn't know them before I moved here.

Constantine (aka Creed Boy): Wait, he's my age? Damn. He's got an amazing voice. I think some of his performances were so-so. I have to give him credit for tackling Bohemian Rhapsody, though, which is hard as hell to sing and probably the most stylized song to hit pop music other than Frampton's "do you feel like i do" (guitar synth voice), and for doing it well.

I'm guessing the bottom 3 will be Scott, Carrie, and Nadia. Bottom 2: Scott and Nadia. Loser: Scott.

But then again, I picked Scott and Nadia last week and Nikko went home....

Posted by caltechgirl at April 13, 2005 01:20 PM

Bo has to be the favorite at this point.

But, gosh, they are all (including Carrie) pretty good.

I have been impressed with the performances.

Posted by: Flap at April 13, 2005 04:19 PM

I only watch the show during the embarassing auditions segment. That's the best part.

Posted by: Xrlq at April 13, 2005 05:14 PM

Scott should go. I love Constatine's voice...but I'm tired of him molesting the camera. Bo is another fav for me. It shall be interesting!

Posted by: Sissy at April 13, 2005 09:33 PM

We were shocked it wasn't Scott.

Posted by: Jay at April 13, 2005 10:30 PM

OK, I'm playing catchup here...

I'm laughing at what Sissy said!

Anwar!!?? I think he's a doll! & I really like his voice. He doesn't stand out as a star though, but I like him.

Carrie was over-hyped early on, I agree. But I do think she has a great voice. And the most perfect teeth! The country music station here is all over Carrie. They're saying she'll get a deal no matter what.

It seems to be universal... Scott has to go. So why the heck is he still around? See my post for the conclusion I've drawn on that...

Posted by: Marie at April 14, 2005 10:13 AM