That's right, its my weekly American Idol review! Plus, an Amazing Race Finale bonus!
Hm, my commentary won't be as exciting this week. No real drama. I thought last night's show was rather boring and uninspired. With all the videos from home and vice versa, it was depressing. The only drama was Vonzell crying, and that was just downright sad. Although, looking at her ghetto-fied family, I would be crying too. Daddy has the pimp suit AND the gold teeth. She seems so...well, un-ghetto, that it is surprising to see daddy and the rest of the family in their colorful Deion Sanders suits with matching hats.
Onto the singing. Carrie's first song- excellent. Not my style of music at all, and she was super-countrified and twangy. But she is good at it. Second song - not so good. She was just really off. Bo - first song, b-o-r-i-n-g. Uninspired. Uninteresting. Second song - excellent. Although I totally don't understand the fashion sense of a back pimp suit, big dolla-bill-ya'll bling, and flip flops. But he sounded great. Vonzell's first song - not good. So pitchy, she messed up words, she was just not on her game. Something must have happened to make her upset during the day, explaining why Paula asked how she felt causing her to break down. And I thought it was admirable of Simon not to go after her, as he could have, when she was so obviously upset. Second song - very good. She seemed like she was almost overcompensating, trying so hard to make up for screwing up the first song. But she sounded great. And finally, Anthony. I was sure he was going to go home this week, but let's admit it - he sounded good. In both songs, his voice sounded strong and he actually had some stage presence too. (Odd aside: Anthony is singing and Hub goes - "OMG! What is that on his throat? Do you think that's his scar from his surgery?" - Yes, I have one observant husband.)
Question: Did that songwriting duo only write three songs in their career? Why did Anthony and Carrie sing the same song? That was bizarre, but the more bizarre thing was that ANTHONY SOUNDED BETTER. That freaked me out.
My prediction? I have no idea! I think based on last night's performances, Vonzell should go home. But she has been good overall, and the pity factor from last night's breakdown might help her. Overall, Anthony should go home. But he was good last night. In fact, he was good on both songs, and none of the other contestants were. The reality is, now that Scott is gone I don't even care that much. What's your prediction?
If you don't watch The Amazing Race, you should. This is the first season I watched the whole thing, and its a great show. Last night was the 2-hour finale, pitting Rob and Amber, Ron and Kelly, and Uchenna and Joyce against each other for the million bucks. This was good drama, my friends. U&J came in last in a preliminary race, so they had all their money taken away. They had to take a detour to the airport to go beg for money. Joyce couldn't limbo as low as the younger girls, so they were delayed by 15 minutes. Even though they were working really hard, it seemed like it was going to be Rob and Amber or Ron and Kelly. Then, U&J are at the finish line but unable to pay for their cab because they ran out of money. They are thisclose to a million bucks, but are short $50 for cabfare. They are running in the streets begging, and people are giving them $5, $10 at a time. Rob and Amber are hot on their trail...and Kelly and Ron are now out of it, they fell too far back. Finally, they get the money, pay for the cab, and run in, where they find all the previous contestants cheering them on. And they have won!
Half of me wanted Rob and Amber to win. Firstly because I think Rob is kinda fine. But I also like how he played to win. He connived and finnagled and backstabbed, because this was a race for a million dollars and he was willing to do whatever to win. But the other half of me wanted Uchenna and Joyce to win. They were such nice, decent people. They helped out their fellow contestants. They were nice to each other. Their relationship was strong. And they have been unable to have children and wanted the money to pay for in vitro fertilization. They really deserved it and will use it wisely, and I was glad in the end that they won.