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TELEVISION: Michelle’s American Idol Recap

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Ah, it’s Tuesday night and time for the train wreck known as American Idol. As I said in a previous post, I watch Idol in the hopes that there will be that one special moment that wows me. I’m not holding my breath for it, but I’m hope springs eternal. They really are desperate for mentors this season, I mean QT a few weeks ago and Jamie Foxx? Yeah I get that he’s a classically trained Julliard Musician, he’s been in three “Musicals,” and I’ll acknowledge that he is accomplished (I even saw him at the Cinerama Dome once going into the gym) but it still seems weird that he’s the one giving advice. I really miss my DVR, I’m going to have to hook up my TIVO – I did bring it with me. First up is Kris Allen whose blandness is kind of growing on me. 

Kris Allen

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Does a boring ballad, I’m shocked. I know this song, but I don’t know the name – Somewhere? He’s really good, but again it’s just bland in the beginning but has a really nice big band middle. Randy and his darn “He’s in it to win it.” Randy that phrase is not going to take off, “dawg.” Kara loved it Simon thought it was good, but not as good as the other judges and thought it was a bit wet. Said it was like taking a well trained spaniel for a walk and said he didn’t think Kris could win this competition. Simon has the two that he wants in the finals and no matter what happens he’s going to try  get Gokey and Lambert there. But he is right, it was a good but safe performance.  My grade B

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TELEVISION: American Idol Does Rat Pack Tonight

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Ok, I know I keep saying I’m through with this show, but there’s nothing else on television on Tuesday nights. What am I going to do? Watch Reaper? No, no matter how much I try I can’t get into that show and the fact that it’s doomed doesn’t make me want to make an emotional investment in it. Tuesday night is pretty much me complaining about how crappy Idol is and then watching a Blu-ray movie – tonight I’m going to watch Quantum of Solace. But before I get bored by that, I need to be bored by Idol. It’s Rat Pack night tonight, lets watch these crummy Idols sap all the fun and life out of these songs.  So the top 5 is Adam Lambert, Matt “Justin Timbrerlake Wannabe” Giraud, Kris Allen, Allison and Danny Gokey. Wow, what a bad line up, I think tonight should benefit Matt the most that is assuming he actually sing the songs in the Rat Pack style but he won’t, none of them will. Once again, I have to ask what is the point of these theme nights if the contestants don’t have to at least sing the song’s in the appropriate style? Of course it’s the idiot Judges fault because they are always, “you have to change it, make it your own.” Translation, turn it into some crappy, sappy, safe elevator musiq.  I really hate Idol, but I can’t turn away, there I’ve said it and admitted it. I’ll say how much I hate this show for the next 3 weeks but will watch it because I’m invested in it and because there’s nothing else to watch.  I don’t think I’ll do an Idol Tweet tonight, but I’ll post a recap.