Wednesday, January 19, 2005

American Idol
Another January means the start of another season of American Idol...I, for one, am grateful...it's true, I am hooked on American Idol...I don't remember that being one of the addictions that Pastor Ron mentioned in his sermon on Sunday...some people - Marcy included - don't like the first couple of shows...they feel that they are too staged and that the judges are too mean...that's what got me hooked in the first place...here are a couple of observations from last night's season premiere:
  • mad props to the youth pastor who was the first auditioner that they showed (except for the really awful National Anthem)...he showed that old guys can bring it, and that Christians don't have to be cheesy...in contrast...
  • the girl who got up there and told them that God told her that she should be there and that she would be the next American Idol (or something like that)...then, while the judges were judging her, she was acting like God was whispering in her ear right then and there...she made Christians look downright silly (and not a little but hypocritical after her post-audition cuss-filled tirade)...
  • the addition of Mark McGrath from Sugar Ray was nice...he was a pretty good judge (not as good as Quentin Tarrantino last year) with good comments and insights, good and bad...but he could have been a little less crass...the repeated comments about the one girl being hot and the other girl knowing how to spank were classless...not that anyone watches Idol for its classiness...
  • that was a heartwarming story about the girl who had to pawn stuff to pay for her trip from Belpre, Ohio (Marcy's hometown) to Washington DC...I think she got through solely on her story, not her talent...but if I were her husband, I would be a little ticked off...she pawned her wedding ring(s?) instead of her karaoke machine and CDs?...I'd be less than supportive, too...
  • wow, could Toni Braxton's cousin have been any more different than her?...
  • Mary Roach was truly awful...I just hope they don't promote her and make her famous like they did with William Hung...the world needs only one of him, if that many...
More could be said, but I will leave it at that for now and let you add your own comments...

6 comments:

Michel said...

Good Morning Fitz,
I too have been addicted to American Idol... however recently I cut the habit... any advice for someone in recovery?

Michael Lawson

matt said...

hey out there~just a few thoughts.
1. once again, i will always say that while i was entranced by fantasia b.'s "summertime" from "porgy and bess" during last season (love that girl), the simple fact remains that latoya london was completely robbed.
2. marcy-OF COURSE you don't like the first 2 episodes of American Idol--that's why we like YOU! talk about ripping someone's face off and crushing their soul. how about the judges saying something gentle? yikes.
and now i'm done thinking. fun to find you out in blogdom. great stuff!

Fitz said...

Michael, sorry, but I am again addicted so I'm afraid I can't help you with your addiction question :-) Good to hear from you...

Fitz said...

Matt, thanks for the comments...you are so right, Latoya was jobbed last season...just like Clay was the year before...it will happen again this year, mark my words...

Good to hear from you, Matt...

matt said...

thanks, fitz. fun to peer into your world...sad to say that i'm not watching the idol this year. :( i can't forsake my deep abiding love for e.r.
--mge

matt said...

wait wait wait. i just read your vile thoughts. clay was robbed 2 years ago on idol? MY SWEET KIMBERLY LOCKE WAS ROBBED. it was a terrible injustice.