Thursday, May 25, 2006
American Idol. I know that most of the world is sick and tired of it by now (at least until next season) but I must jump on the rolling bandwagon as it makes its way out of town.
Is it just me or does he NOT look happy about this? Rah Rah Siss Boom Beh?
I have watched almost every episode this season. All I can say is thank god it is over. Don't get me wrong, I like Taylor and I am glad he won. He is by far a better entertainer than Katharine. Will he sell millions of albums? Probably not, but hey that's ok too. I totally think that the wrong people were in the top 2. It was very apparent that Chris Daughtry (sp?) should have won, but he will do better on his own anyway. I can't wait to hear him with Fuel. Can Katharine sing? Sure. Is she hard on the eyes? No. But she was the most inconsistent singer of the top 5. She got there on her looks. And her professionally trained voice from the time she could probably talk.
The Finale was filled with "guest" stars and surprises. While it is fun to see what they (the producers) can pull out of their magic hats. It was a little much for me. I would have been perfectly happy with an hour long finale. Other than the duet between Elliot Yamin and Mary J, I personnally thought they were not that good. For being "professionals"; they sure did let the AI kids show them up. It didn't help that most of them are old as dirt. Retirement anyone? I actually felt bad for Katharine as soon as the Loaf opened his mouth. Was his ear monitor not working or is he really that bad. Ouch! I am surprised that he was able to stay on key and harmonize with the man. Whoo wee! And how bout that duet with Clay Aiken and "Clay Aiken"? I thought it was kind of sweet, but at the same time you could almost see Clay wanting to run far far away. I totally thought that the wanna-be would jump into his arms at any moment. While I commend the AI producers for involving the memorable losers, I for one could care less if I ever saw them again. The only "surprise" was Prince. And in true diva fashion at that. It would have been much cooler if he could have sang with the finalist or something. I could totally see Kat singing the backup vocals with him and doing a lot better job than his little ho's slithering around the stage.
But in the end the best man one (of the ones that were available). Taylor seems like a humble enough guy and yes...You DO make me proud.
And if I NEVER hear SOUL PATROL again it will be too soon!