So, the long season of American Idol has finally come to an end. Pretty much from twelve weeks out before tonight’s finale I was already declaring Phillip the inevitable winner. And sure enough, America, Phillip was the people’s choice. I’m glad Jessica had a shot, and I’m actually not the dissatisfied that Phillip won it all - it wasn’t that he was ONLY a heartthrob for teenage girls; he also happens to be a very talented singer to boot and did seem to do the best last night. He also stayed true to himself (as much as that is possible on Idol) without diluting who he is as a singer and performer. He is not an amazing singer, in truth, but his performances feel so honest and authentic regardless that you find yourself always acknowledging his talent and charisma.
Tonight’s show was pretty lackluster, and, as usual, a truly poor advertisement for the summer tour. The group medleys were pure shlock and almost unwatchable at times. Thank God I have two TVs and could be distracted by baseball and playoff basketball while sitting through some of the performances.
My takeaway from all the group and solo numbers is that, were I to plop down some coin for Idol Tour tix (not likely), I would probably enjoy Shannon Magrane the most and Heejun Dixon the least in a live setting. Also, can Jeremy Rosado actually pronounce words anymore?
Glad that PP won. Called it at Thriller…like I did with KC’s At Last…and almost every year after that. Predictable, you think?
The show is becoming a trainwreck. The finale (performance & results) was BLAH, BLEH, and EH.
As straynotions said: Please replace the judges. Keep Steven Tyler as a mentor, if not to replace…or help Jimmy.
Stop guesting people who want to compete with the idols. Goodness, Jennifer Holiday kept trying to out-sing JS, like she did with Jennifer Hudson in an earlier show. The performance, however, did benefit from a wonderful photo that I can’t get out of my head.
Get NEW ideas and NEW songs for weekly themes. Result shows deserve better performances.
Medleys and Group Performances need better mentors and choreographers. Ack! I almost cried after watching the guys murdered the BeeGees medley. (RIP, Maurice & Robin, we are deeply sorry about that performance.)
Excellent idea by straynotions on hollyweird week. Who doesn’t like watching successful makeovers? Get the idols’ personalities shining through early on.
Stop picking contestants using your YEARLY FORMULA. Variety please.
We need GOOD songs for the WINNER. Not leftovers. I’m sure the producers can afford paying a grammy-award-winning writer to write ONE song for the winner. Unless they’re just too GREEDY to share the profit.
If all else fails, I’d like to order a screamfest of Tyler, Lambert, and Durbin with a side of parsley.
Just a quick update on the series. I typically post my book notes after each read but lately I have been struggling between breaks in the series. Meaning, I can’t put the book(s) down. I’ve resolved that I will be posting a ‘bulk’ entry instead. The plan is to finish the series in the next few weeks. Hopefully, before end of May.