Thursday, March 22, 2007

Idol Gossip: Listen To Lulu!

Haley Scarnato set the tone for this week's American Idol performances right off the bat on Tuesday night. I loved everything about it: the song, the dancing, and especially the outfit. (I now wish to amend a statement I made two weeks ago: As of now, Haley is the Idol hopeful I most wish to see topless photos of on the web.)
In retrospect, Stephanie Edwards probably did deserve to leave this week. Simon was pretty much dead on about her "losing her soul," and all the other contestants kicked up their performances to a whole new level, except for Melinda and Lakisha, who were already there. This wasn't Lakisha's best performance, however. She probably should have listened to Lulu and done the other song she was considering. (That's this week's moral: Always listen to Lulu!) Even Sanjawa showed a small glimmer of something resembling actual talent in his rendition of the Kinks' "You Really Got Me." He may now be good enough to perform at a high school homecoming dance. If, that is, it's a small town rural school with a very small entertainment budget, kind of like the one I attended way back in the misty depths of the 1980's.
In Sanjawa's case, not going with the other song he was considering, Herman's Hermits' "I'm Into Something Good," was the best move. With that song, he most likely would have given his standard weak showing and gone home last night. I still cannot see him going much further.
I thought it was funny that at the end of last night's results show, Seacrest said, "Coming up next...Brad Garrett's show," as if he couldn't be bothered to remember the name of the steaming pile of possum dung. A promo during Idol touted the show as "Wednesday's No. 1 comedy." Big, fat, greasy deal! It was on after the most popular show on television. A half hour close up shot of my ass would get big ratings in that time slot. Ratings prove nothing, the show still sucks.

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