Wednesday, May 25, 2011

American Idol 2011...Finale...and the winner is:

Still a little disappointed it's these 2 in the finale...but I guess I have to get over it. I was underwhelmed last night with Scotty...but I have never been a fan of his. Lauren did great with her first 2 songs and really did fantastic with her last song. Scotty's single was kinda blah. I still don't have high hopes for Lauren winning 'cause of those silly tweens out there...

I'm halfway through the show...Marc Anthony is singing and I am waiting for J-Lo to appear since she isn't in the judges seat.

My fav performances so far...Jack Black with Casey and TLC minus the L...may she rest in peace...and of course they were singing an ode to my senior year of HS...don't go chasing those waterfalls kids.

Hey there's J-Lo reenacting her fly girl days!:) Oh and Sheila E...which David called from the beginning.

I was completely annoyed by freakin' Judas Priest and James but laughed when there number was followed by the gospel music including Miss Gladys Knight. I also thought that maybe they didn't need to sing all of Beyonce's songs before she made her appearance. I do wish they made the top 12 girls dance along with Beyonce in those ridiculous does she not break her ankle?

Now our top 12 boys are singing...who in the world picked these songs? AHHHH Tom Jones...Hearing them does make me remember how much I loved Stephano and Paul. (Shot to Jack Black...dude is groovin' and still crackin' me up).

Have I ever mentioned I can't stand Lady Gaga...I may be the only one...but I do. I don't hate her songs, I just can't watch her...I'd rather listen to Glee sing her songs.

Did I also mention that I fast forwarded through Tim McGraw...I won't however be fast forwarding through Carrie Underwood, because I love her...and it wouldn't be an AI event with out her. Sadly, as much as I like Lauren, Carrie's voice just puts her's to shame.

All the little clips of the contestants being all snappy are hilarious.

and if you haven't noticed...the last few weeks have been the Beyonce and Lady Gaga show. I like me some Beyonce...but seriously...speaking of seriously...Spiderman? It's a good thing I LOVE Bono and The Edge, or I'd be fast forwarding this too. I'm still SO sad that I wasn't at Rice Eccles last night...I need to attend another U2 ain't enough.

Steven Tyler is missing from the judges seats....ohhhh baby this could be good. I LOVE that man!

And the winner is (already a minute late...thanks DVR for recording long)...


Alright America...your next country star has been crowned:)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Yes...I'm still watching AI.

I know I haven't blogged since like week 2 or 3 of this AI season...I've just haven't cared that much to share my thoughts each week. I've been annoyed with the contestants who have remained and those who have left. I miss Paul...but I thought since next week is the finale I would share 2 thoughts...

#1...I am SO FREAKIN' happy that James went home last week. I could not stand that kid from day one and I was clappin all alone in my house last Thursday when they put Scotty into the final 3 instead of James. Happy!

(I don't know if this is the strongest final 3 we have seen...however...with the 4 that were around last week...I'm then happy with these 3...did I mention I miss Paul?)

#2...I really wanted Hailey to go home the first week or so...but I'm not going to lie (and I have been a Lauren fan since she sang with Steven in her city audition) but I am really leaning for Hailey to win it all. I have appreciated her a TON the past few weeks...she seems to have come into her skin on stage and her unique voice has totally grown on me...AND...I also appreciate that she picks songs that aren't so popular at this moment or well known and then knocks them out of the park despite what the judges may say...

Those are my thoughts....I'm sure I'll have something to say next week for the finale:)

Oh....and if you aren't watching The Voice you should...I LOVE it!

AND....Dance starts next week and I couldn't be more excited!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Elimination week 1

Bottom 3: Haley-Karen-Ashthon (I had 2 of the three right...with Karen as my standby-not bad)

Going home: surprise here....I won't miss her.

I forgot about the save thing...they aren't saving her...there's a shock.

I won't be in town next week...I won't be able to watch....and I won't have access to the you are on your own, unless AJ or Jo-Dan want to fill's up to you gallies!

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The top 13....2011 DVR wasn't loving me last Thursday...or my son has gotten too smart and deletes my shows so I can't watch them and have to play with him:) Either way, I missed the show where the top 13 got picked....oh well. My favorites are in and some of the annoying ones are out, so I won't complain too much! :)

Songs by their personal idol.

Lauren (you all know I love her)...idol: Shania Twain. Any man of mine. Not my favorite of her performances....a little "yelly" and she sounds nervous for the first time. Still love her big voice. (and don't say thank you at the end of your performance). I agree with the judges...she's young, someone help her pick better songs.

Casey: idol: Joe Cocker. With a little help from my friends. Could be a good song for him. Oh boy...he's got the choir out on the first week. this kid's voice is great....I do like him a lot. Sorry sweet Lauren, but he just blew you out the water. Again....totally agree with the judges.

Ashton: She's lucky the judges got a pick....'cause I don't really like this girl all that much. Idol: Diana Ross...only 'cause the judges told her she is like Diana. When you tell me that you love me. Rough start girl....rough. Got a little better....but still don't like her.

Paul: Idol: Ryan Adams. Come Pick Me Up. I really like this kid...really like. I want him to do well. Again, not my favorite performance...dang it. Steven just said "Pitchy"....I agree....just funny. And Randy just name drops...silly Randy. Vote America Vote.

Pia is pretty: Idol: Celine Dion....risky girl...risky. All By Myself. First time ever that I will say that I am not booing at her picking a Celine song. This girl has got a voice on her and I loved it. Keep it up Pia....Keep it up! Jennifer's crying....Randy's putting her in the group with his "big 3 of girls"....Steven wishes he was 30 years younger:)

James (I really can't stand this kid): Idol: Paul McCartney. Maybe I'm Amazed. I really wish he wouldn't sing anything related to the Beatles...blech. Not his best beginning. Wasn't horrible...still don't like him. I know he has fans and ain't going I will just tolerate. Annoying dude...quit making the girls scream by raising your hands....that's just showing us you are full of yourself.

Haley. Idol: Leann Rimes. Blue. Did you have to wear a blue dress? She's about to start doing a hula I think she is doing one. It's Hawaiian Country. If you like the country thing, it's not bad...I don't really like the real country, country. These little girls need to learn not to say thank you at the end of the performances. Steve just said that if you listen carefully you can hear the rest of America roaring, then qualified it with "the country western part"....he knows. I may be with Randy on the boring side....she tried to liven it up with some hula dancing, give her a break. See? They just did their own luau comparison...

Jacob. Idol: R Kelly (really? your church voice is gonna sing a child molesters song? weird). I Believe I Can Fly. Okay....I can see that song by you. Did you borrow the earrings from R. Kelly too? Here comes another choir....kinda need one for this song....or maybe Jordan shootin' hoops. Okay...ending is too screamy.

Thia: Idol: Michael Jackson. Smile. She just called Charlie Chaplin...Chapman. She has no idea who he is....awesome. She has a pretty voice....I just don't know if I care all that much for her. Like the switch up to the faster beat. Fits her age better. Funny that the judges liked the beginning better.

Stefano. Idol: Stevie Wonder. Lately. I like this kid too. Do Washington proud us proud. I wish he was wearing his Seattle Sonics "robbed" shirt again. I'd never seen it till he wore it last Wednesday, then I saw it on a guy in Seattle this last weekend. I want one:) He's doing much better then he did last week....not nasally...good job kid. You got J-lo rockin' out.

Karen (really can't stand this girl...really). Idol: Selena. The only song I know from Selena. Rough start for her too. Boring. Judges not really lovin' it....good.

Scotty. Idol: Garth. The River. Here comes the country. Lean to the right Scotty...lean to the right. I swear, this kid sings 3 maybe 4 notes in every range at all.

Naima. Idol: Rhiana. Umbrella. I love this song....should be interesting. Oh and dance moves. I like Holly Holiday and Will Schuster's version better. Oh the Jamaica twist....kinda fun. Seriously...she just did a little dance...did Paula choreograph that?

Hmmmm. I don't know. Am I losing my love for AI or is there just not that one person I want to hear sing that makes me look forward to this show. I'm not really screaming for one person. Tonight, my top pick is actually Casey then Pia. Other then that, they did good, I'm just not all geeked up about it all.

So who will be in the bottom and who is going home? I'll throw out: Ashton, Thia and Haley (maybe Jacob and Karen should be in there too).

Going home: Ashthon (please)

Alright...I'm not doing a "game" per se this year....just isn't going to work out for me...but I will do a finale plan on that sometime in May (I'll figure out the date soon). Of course, you are welcome to leave me your thoughts and who you think should be going home.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

top 24...the girls

On to the girls...

Ta-tynisa...I don't really know who she is...but her start to this song is B-A-D. She is not on the note at all...serious crap. She will not be in my top 5. Steven you be crazy on that review. Jennifer is crazy too...bring us back to reality Randy...thank you. "Being a performer is about moving the crowd and she moved the crowd" says the lip syncer j-lo (don't get me wrong, I love me some j-lo....just sayin').

Naima (these girls names are gonna kill me) one should sing this song after Fantasia did. She sounds like she belongs in a jazz club.

Kendra....don't know her either. Oh...she sang "Blackbird" with my boy and I didn't think she did that great. I didn't mind it....some of the higher notes were too screechy for me....but she had lots of control, so I'll give her that.

Rachel....cannot stand this girl...CANNOT stand. Is she on cabaret? This isn't helping me like her anymore. She's trying to be all that and sexy....but really she's nervous and awkward and it ain't good. Thank you Steven....too broadway...amen....and she's speechless. J-Lo has a lot of rings on....I'd like just one of them:)

Karen...I don't like her either. No she isn't....have we learned nothing over 10 mariah, no celine....c'mon girls....oh....well, I guess if she sings it in spanish then it's ok:) If she goes back and forth between english and spanish will she only get have the hispanic votes (is that racist?...sorry if I offended....just pick one language, I don't care which, and stick with it).

Lauren....who? I didn't know her until she got put in to the top 24. How cute, a treble clef on her wrist...she must really be into music. I didn't mind her. Her voice is good....but whatever.

Ashthon....oh....her....she bugs. Do I like any of the girls? Don't like her outfit...yuck! What song is this? Nope...not for me.

Julie....I really like this girl...her dresses are awesome and she does great behind the piano. See? cute dress!:) Don't really like when they sing Kelly....and she isn't doing all that great....seems flat and dull. Too bad....she just doesn't have the range to sing this's staying in the same 5 note range....not good. Well said Randy...well said (that's kinda weird to say).

Haley...I remember seeing her face a lot....but I don't remember her voice. Why do these little girls try to act doesn't work. The beginning was an exact duplicate of Alicia's voice, the rest is just ok. Maybe if she wasn't trying so hard to be all sexy or whatever, I could have enjoyed her more.

Thia. She's young. starting all alone. brave. 15 years old. great voice. she was on America's got talent, so singing on a big stage in front of tons of people is nothing new for her.

Lauren. I LOVE this girl. 16. she better not fail me tonight like my boys did last night. She has the kind of voice I love....strong, powerful, in tune. Don't have a clue what that song is....but she did a great job!

Pia. I always got her and Julie confused. She is doing much better then Julie....much better. Wow...standing o by the judges. good job girl.

Okay....I'm fairly disappointed with the girls tonight and I think it's gonna be another boy's year...hmmmm.

the only 2 girls I care to get into the top 12 is Lauren and Pia...whatever to the rest of them.

Alright....that's all. Tomorrow we get to find out who are top 12 are. I will be on a plane during the show, so you will have to wait till friday to hear my thoughts, if you care :)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The top 24 perform....The boys

I am loving this year.....LOVING. I am completely satisfied with the new judges....J-Lo has not bugged even once...and Steven Tyler....well, let's just say that my previous love for him and all things aerosmith has only grown stronger...dude is crazy and hilarious all in a good and not annoying way (and I always want to sing "Steven Tyler pjs, steven tyler pjs). Ryan has even grown on me a bit....I don't care what anyone says about him (even Joel Mchale, whom I LOVE) he is VERY good at his job!

The contestants...I have been pleasantly surprised at the talent this year. I am disappointed at some of the people that were put through to the top 24....but I'm hoping America will weed out the crap and cocky attitudes and give us a great top 12. I have a few favorites, but I'm keeping those to myself for the time being.

And lastly...I really enjoyed Hollywood week....I liked the fact that they went to Vegas and sang Beatles song....I thought it was cool. I wished (just like every other year) that we could see more singing and less talking and repeating of the same things....but whatever...they show us what they want us to see so we will vote for who they want us to vote's all rigged, but I don't care, 'cause I love it! OH....And I am loving that we are only taking 1 week to get to our top 12 instead of this business of knocking off 2 each week....I don't care however for the wild card picks by the judges...'cause they will put through the people America doesn't want and the producers do for good tv....blah!

On with the show! (they are on the big stage....not the little studio for the top 24)

Remember how it took 3 hours to get our top 24....LAME....let's move this a bit faster.

Clint...the karaoke funny glasses guy: Singing a very karaoke song. With the colors going and people all around him, it looks like American Bandstand.

Jovany...aka rico suave...don't like this guy. Pretty boring. Thank you Randy...Steven and Jennifer are gonna be super nice (which is fine) long as Randy keeps it real.

Jordan: Cockiest kid EVER on AI....I cannot stand him. I was SO made when they put him through. I can't believe he is singing this song....horrible...horrible....I am SO embarrassed for him. Talk about karaoke....I can hardly even stand to listen. Wow...that was B-A-D. Thank you for being honest Steven...and Jennifer...and Randy...please be the end of him. If it's not you why did you pick it?....lame excuses for a bad performance.

Tim: This guy is great! I really like when he plays the piano and I loved his Beatles performance. This wasn't my favorite performance of his, but ok....he just does best sittin' at the piano. Still really like him though.

Brett: This kid is interesting....I have liked some of his performances...but he is a bit strange. I am bit jealous of his hair tonight...somebody put some good mousse in it and it looks good. He has a good voice...but it's really soft and not that impressive. Okay....I like the hair too...but quit shaking it so much!

James: Of all the boys, this is the boy I cannot stand the most....he truly bugs me...he wants to be Adam Lambert and you all know how I feel about him. And ending with the screech....of course. wasn't AS BAD as his previous performances....but I still don't like him. I know America will put him through...but I'm not putting him on my list.

Robbie: I like this kid....and his big nose :). He has a very nice voice...very nice...pleasant, if I may. I liked it....David didn't....I did. I think he's a super nice kid and it sounded great.

Scotty: I'm not really sure about him. He's just too country for me. His face bugs David...he tries too hard to be super country singer....he can only sing if he's tilted to the side and his mouth does the crooked thing. David says this song sounds like a Ruby River song....that made me giggle. He does have a nice voice...just not my cup of tea. He'll get the country vote.

Stefano....LOVE mr. Kent, Washington....please do me proud. He is so cute. He is sounding kinda nasally...don't do that. I still love him....little tweens....get to callin' for this boy! That almost last part was not good...dang it....why did you try so hard? Let's get him in the top 12 so he can do better. thanks judges for pushing him...."It's for all the ladies out there". So who's he dating????

Paul: I really, really like this guy...his voice is amazing!!!!! His "Blackbird" rendition last week was awesome! I love him!!! Really, I do....LOVE!!!!! So and David's favorite!

Jacob: This guy is pure straight out the church choir crazy. I will give the kid the fact that he has a strong great voice....his personality is just a bit too over the top for me. Not sure if America wants to hear this every week. No crying on AI little crying. I'll give him Luther Vandross....I love that guy too....hook Jacob up with Linda Ronstadt and we could have a kickin' duet for finale night:)

Casey: I like this kid and his amazing instrument playing talent. His 2 performances with the bass were crazy good. His personality is so great! I thought he did great! I want him to make it so that he can amaze us each week with a different instrument.

My top 5 picks who I think should go through:

I'm sure that silly James will make it through, the judges get to pick one. But these are the boys I want to hear from each week. Oh let's be honest, all the people I don't want are going to make it....such is the story of my life.

what do you think?

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

American Idol 2011...

Did you watch it? Did you laugh? Do you love Steven Tyler and J-Lo?

Yes, Yes and Yes!

Here are my brief thoughts...

1. Steven Tyler is totally hilarious and I will totally enjoy him through out the show. He not only had me, my husband and my sister cracking up...but all those people in the audition room that you can't see, but can hear...I have loved him forever and his stint on AI (so far) will only make me love him more!

2. J-Lo. I am a fan of her music...well, the first few albums she put out...FAN. I like her movies. I liked her as a fly girl on In Living Color (oh you bet I watched that show). I was a bit concerned about her high maintenance-ness for AI, but I was surprised. She did not bug me in the least. Paula drove me crazy and I always wanted to punch Kara in the face...J-Lo, I 'll keep her (for now).

3. Randy is Randy...he's the same...but bugged me a bit less with these 2 by his time will tell.

4. They let WAY too many people through. They haven't learned to say no yet...I think by the next few cities they will.

5...Favorite thing of the night...The girl with the flower dress that had the really annoying talking voice but sang fine...her age: 16 3/4 (yes, she put 3/4)...I about died...really? If you know who I am talking about...the whole 3/4 thing is even more awesome because she is totally the type of girl that would say she is 16 and 3/4.

Hope you enjoyed....should be a fun season!