American Idol: Baby Dyke Goes Down!

Okay, I guess that title is a little naughty…but who the hell cares at this point…yes, my little Baby Dyke, 17-year-old Aaron Kelly, has finally exhausted the ears and the eyes of America…and I couldn’t be happier, although I think he wore out his welcome from the very start…those of us hoping for another Kevin “Chicken Little” Covais or another David Archuleta or hell, another Sanjaya were fully disappointed…okay, I wasn’t disappoined…Kelly fell into an endless stride of predictable ballads yet he managed to make the top 5…which brings me to yet another rant about this season:
WHAT THE HELL HAS HAPPENED TO AMERICAN IDOL???…more importantly, what has happened to their audience?…this Tuesday’s “Sinatra Night” was the lowest rated show since the FIRST season, yeah, all the way back in 2002…I know I’ve ranted and I’ve ranted, but I’m just about through…Even front-runner, Crystal Bowersox, is boring me now…which I’m not surprised…so who do we have left?…Big Mike is hanging in there, bottom 2 for the umpteenth time this week…man, I don’t know how, but he may just make the finals as I originally predicted…I have a lot of contempt for Big Mike, but I would still rather see him in the final instead of Lee DeWyze…Casey James has lived up to the “fly under the radar” moniker I gave him weeks ago, and I am a bit surprised at that…here’s what I think will happen…I predict either Cystal or Lee will slip up next week, which by the way, it’s songs from the movies with rumored-to-fill-Simon’s-seat-next-year guest mentor, Jamie Foxx…and one of them will land in the bottom with Big Mike, who else?!?…Big Mike goes or Lee goes if he’s in the bottom 2…and even though I have been bored by Mamasox lately, she’s still good to go in my book…Casey is definitely the wild card since he avoided the bottom 2 last night…Casey can’t win, but can he make to the finals???…I see Lee as this year’s Kris Allen, he has no charisma, no humor…and his style is older than dirt…there’s nothing fresh about him…Big Mike–zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…Casey has virtually the same style as DeWyze, but a little more determination…and Crystal?…it’s hers to lose or finish second, which finishing second on Idol is a bigger blessing…I won’t name names, you know who they are…
I’m just sick of it all, as I am this time every year…and I can’t wait until GLEE doesn’t get cut off every week on my DVR!!!..outrageous!
Advertisements

No Save For You!

Oh yes!…America’s first vote for who goes home in the coveted top 12 goes to Lacey Brown…America?…I may just forgive you…my good fortunes were almost swept away when I remembered that the judges could have saved her…yes, the dreaded “judges’ save” that can only be used ONCE all season up until the final four…my heart sank for about 20 minutes when I realized Lacey could be saved…however, in the first week, this usually doesn’t happen…it all depends on who gets the boot, and then that person has to lipsynch for his or her life…OOOPS…I mean sing one last time to convince the judges he or she still deserves to be there…sorry Lacey, but she NEVER deserved to be there…however, I was a bit baffled by America’s choices for the bottom 3: Lacey, Paige Miles, and Tim Urban…Urban was sent right back to the couch by Seacrest…and Urban is damn lucky, because he doesn’t show any promise whatsoever…Paige Miles will be that “fly under the radar” singer this year I guess…she was okay the other night, but I still don’t see why she’s still there…and yes, Katie Stevens is still around, as is Aaron Kelly…you have to wonder what criteria the nation votes on…is it who they like or is it who is the better singer/performer?….At this blog time, it is not known what next week’s theme is…it doesn’t matter, the weak ones will be cast off one by one just like the weaker teams in the upcoming NCAA tournament..
How’s that for an analogy?

Dear American Idol…namely the AMERICA part…

Oh dear, where to start?…if you look closely at the photo above…that’s your two finalists…yep…and now that the top 12 have been revealed, it will be a billion times easier for Big Mike Lynche and Crystal Bowersox to make it to May, unscathed…I was out of town all day and all last night, so I didn’t see the big reveal live, and boy am I glad I didn’t…naturally I fast forwarded through all of Seacrest’s and the judges’ kiss-ass material…I just realized, this will be the first season I will have the capability of using my DVR…OMG!…it will be awesome on elimination nights…
All right, so the top 12 is not great at all…granted, there are some dark horses in there, like Siobhan Mangus and Andrew Garcia…Garcia…my man, he has GOT to do something different when the real competition starts next week…his acoustic versions of pop songs????…not going to work from this point forward unless a theme calls for it, but for now, he’s got to drop that strategy…I’m very disappointed Todrick Hall won’t be there to entertain us…I was beginning to get an Adam Lambert performance vibe from him after his too little/too late rendition of Queen’s “Somebody to Love” this week…I guess the biggest shock on the men’s side was when Aaron Kelly made it in and Alex Lambert didn’t…I was NOT a fan of either guy, especially Lambert…never let that last name deceive you!…stiff, boring, lackluster…I could go on…we get an Aaron Kelly just about every season, so I’m not surprised he’s in…as predicted, the top 6 girls were shocking…
The first elimination came down to Katelyn Epperly or Paige Miles making it in…I was not worried, as I was confident Epperly could bounce back from her Carole King debacle Tuesday night…Paige was terrible with her sad, weak rendition of “Smile”, so pitiful, but guess what?…Paige gets in?!?…yeah, and the head-scratching didn’t stop there…Lacey Brown makes it in, no questions asked, except for the panel still not knowing what kind of artist she is….I guess my biggest question was why was Crystal so sad????…she’s a winner!…good God, loosen up!…my theory on why Katie Stevens makes it in and Lilly Scott doesn’t is because of Didi Benami…they were too similar and in the end, Benami was more safe and not too quirky…so unless Paige can majorly step her game, we are without a diva-in-the-making this year…Bowersox doesn’t count…she’s in a league beyond diva…
So the competition kicks off with the songs of The Rolling Stones…wow!