So I have this post brewing in my head about Jane Fonda and how she is getting on my last nerve, but today I had to post about our favorite guilty pleasure, American Idol, instead. Bashing of Jane will come maybe tomorrow.
Did anyone else think they all pretty much sucked last night? No one sounded great. I think Anthony sounded the best, although when Ryan said "Anthony is coming up next and he'll be singing a Celine Dion song," my heart sank a bit. Not only because if I never hear another Celine song it will be too soon, but because while dear Anthony seems like a very sweet boy, and he is a decent singer, he does not have the chops to pull off a Celine song. But, whaddaya know, he did. Even Simon liked it.
Bo. Oh, Bo. Why are you trying to dredge up Jim Morrison's ghost? Simon commented on the sunglasses, but what about the shirt? I generally enjoy Bo, but this week I thought his vocals were shaky. The judges did not agree, and I am thinking perhaps they just want a rocker to win the competition so they are pushing him. It was hard to make a determination about Carrie, because I am not a fan of the twangy country thing. But I thought she sounded pretty good until even Paula had something negative to say. At least she didn't have the 80's-Jersey-big-hair-thing going on this week.
I think the winner of Most Improved Thusfar goes to Vonzell, who not only has a great voice but is also developing quite a polished stage presence. But she picked the wrong song last night. Some of the notes went too low for her, and she is better when she is belting it out. And I am a little concerned about the diva factor with her - did you hear her say that she won't speak to anyone all day on Tuesdays? People ask her questions and she will only respond in writing? Hm. And she said it wasn't just for her voice; it was also to prepare herself mentally. I see a Mariah-type breakdown in her future.
Constantine picked a terrible song that did not show off his voice, but did show that he is a poseur. I mean really. He seemed so fake singing a rock song but yet so at home singing the Bee Gees a couple weeks back. I thought the interesting thing was seeing his family, and how they appeared to be quite well-off. That surprised me. And you all know how I feel about Scott. He wasn't good and he needs to GO. I predict it is finally his turn.
And on one last Idol note, did you hear that apparently Ms. Paula is hooking up with Idol contestants, promising them a future in the music biz, and threatening them with career ruin should they ever tell anyone of the illicit affair? Next week on one of the news magazine shows (Primetime Live, I believe) there will be a whole expose on Idol which, apparently, we should not miss. Paula already has her lawyers attacking, trying to stop the show from airing. Sounds juicy.
So, that's that. And I know not many of you watch The Amazing Race (you really should), but I am getting sick of these non-elimination weeks! This week, Ron (the former Iraqi POW, who we like) and Kelly (his annoying former beauty queen girlfriend, who we don't like) came in last. Not only did they not get eliminated, but they won a special prize of $50,000 in future Travelocity travel, plus they got to spend the night in a posh hotel instead of sleeping on the sidewalk like the rest of the contestants.
Let me tell you how annoying Kelly is. Ron makes a comment that by traveling the world like this, he realizes that there is so much he wants to do before he settles down and has kids. She gets mad and says he can't commit to anything and his history proves it. He says, um, hello, I was committed to the army for years! She says, yeah, and you got out of that one early! He says, how did I do that? She says, YOU BECAME A POW. What a psycho.
Oh, I could go on and on about the Amazing Race, but I won't. I have bored you enough for today. Tomorrow, my "I am not Fonda Jane" post will hopefully be up. Unless drastic times call for drastic measures and I have to post on American Idol again tomorrow.