Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Sweet American Idol...bah bah bah...
The Top 5 sing 2 Neil Diamond songs each tonight. Should be a pretty good night. Yes, I admit to liking Neil Diamond. I ain't skeered!

blah blah blah..judges..blah blah blah...Neil Diamond meets the kids...blah blah blah

Jason is first singing, "Forever In Blue Jeans." Yay! He's playing the guitar! I love him best when he's playing. The band totally drowned him out. Gah! I love him. He just sounded too soft. I always like Jason, so that's about it.

Cookie sings "I'm Alive." I didn't love it, but I didn't hate it. I give it an 'eh.'

Brooke is next and sings "I'm a Believer." Brooke's playing the guitar and I love that. It starts a little bit low, but she sounds great. This will be a great studio version!

Archie's up singing, "Sweet Caroline." What a fun song! Finally, not a ballad! He did pretty well.

Syesha sings "Hello Again." She sounded nice, but it was kind of boring. But then, I've not been into her all season.

Jason sings "September Morn." Ahhh..I liked it a lot. The judges hated it, but I don't care. I will always love Jason. It was very soft and soothing. I'll be throwing a lot of votes to him.

Cookie sings "All I Ever Need Is You." Eh. I didn't like the beginning at ALL. It got some better by the end. He'll still be here tomorrow.

Brooke sings "I Am I Said." I liked it a LOT! She looks relaxed tonight and like she is having fun. I love her like this. Great job!!

Archie sings "America." Boy can sang..even if I don't love his song choices. Good job.

Syesha sings a song I didn't catch the title to. It was screechy and off.

Bottom 2 will probably be Jason and I don't know..maybe Syesha. Jason will probably go. But, you never can tell with this show, huh?

I'm to the point now where I just have my favorites and I don't care who wins. All season, my favorites have been Jason, Brooke and the ever sexilicious Michael. At this point, it doesn't matter who wins. Someone from this season will do well after whether it be the winner or a "loser." I am just ready for this season to be over now.

***Screen caps (not necessarily next to the correct performance) courtesy of my main man, SLIM.

posted by Angie @ 8:00 PM   3 comments
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Don't cry for me, American Idol
Time for the top 6 to sing songs of Andrew Lloyd Weber.

The Top 6 look great as they are introduced by Ryan. Brooke's in a maxi-dress. Carly is dressed 60s-ish. I hope this is a good night!!

Paula's hair is pretty awful and Simon is in a charcoal gray sweater with...wait for it..the sleeves pushed up! Imagine!

I'm really not into a big full post tonight. I'll give you a short run down.

I have finally completely decided that I can not stand Randy or Paula.

Andrew Lloyd Weber was an awesome mentor.

Syesha had a good night. I still think she is generic and her big notes screech, but a good night for her.

Jason, my love. I've now listened to it several times and while not his best, it was still good. It's the eyes. I think Debbie Gibson said it best when she said, "I get lost, in your eyes..." Of course that was back before Jason was even a gleam in his mother's eye, but we shan't speak of that...

Moving on..

..to Brooke. Ah, the fair and lovely Brooke. Yes, she had to stop and restart. Who cares?? This is not "Be Perfect Idol." Her voice sounded great and I don't think a simple mess up should kill her chances of moving on. Paula acted like Brooke should go slit her wrists or something. Simon, at least, said Brooke did the right thing. That is why I love me some Simon.

Archie has an beautiful voice but good lord the kid picks the most boring songs in the history of the universe. I love him, though! Such a cutie.

Finally, Carly let loose and had some fun. While I still don't love her voice, I kinda liked this performance. She still kind of yells her big notes, but she looked great and showed some real personality for a change.

Cookie sounded really good, except for that first "big" note. I was kind of glad he didn't rock out. It was a nice, pleasant song.

Nobody really blew me away tonight. I'm not sure what I think. The bottom could really be anyone at this point. I really don't care to even guess. I would really love for Brooke and Jason to stay, though. Otherwise...whatever.

As always, screen caps are courtesy of my wonderfully stupendous and awesome friend, SLIM.
posted by Angie @ 7:51 PM   5 comments
Thursday, April 17, 2008
The No-more-Kristy Cartwheel
So, last night, as I live-blogged American Idol I, and pretty much everyone else, thought Kristy Lee would stay at least one more week. Because I wanted her gone, (she was my Sanyjaya, afterall) I said that I would do cartwheels and video it if Kristy actually DID go home.

Not one to go back on a promise, I headed outside to do A cartwheel. I took Brianna for moral support.

I. Can. Not. Do. A. Cartwheel.

I have the sore ankle to prove that. Let's just say, I did not land on my feet.

So, IdolBlogLive friends, I recruited Brianna to do the No-more-Kristy-cartwheel. Has a certain ring to it, eh? The first is a cartwheel, the 2nd is her attempt at a round-off. Gymnasts we are not.

Ok, so Blogger wouldn't load my videos so all you get are links.


posted by Angie @ 8:18 PM   7 comments
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
The Michael-less Top 7 sing Mariah
Who thinks up these theme's? Really? Mariah? Seriously? I predict a snoozefest.

All the Idols look really good tonight. Let's hope they sound good as well.

Ryan introduces Mariah and we get to hear all the wonderful things Mariah has done. *yawn* Sorry, not a fan. As my good friend, Drillah, said, why would they choose this theme when people get slammed for choosing a Mariah Carey (or diva) song every year?! Whatever, producers.

Ok, Archie is up first and he sings, "When You Believe." Mariah seemed to like him a lot when she met him. I don't like this song choice. It's quite boring, but the kid can sing. I don't care if you like his style or not. He's got a great voice. He did a great job with this song despite a couple of cracks. 8 of 10

Carly sings, "Without You." She sounded a bit strained in the high notes. The beginning was too low. I wasn't thrilled with this performance, but it was ok. 6 1/2 of 10

Syesha is up next and sings, "Vanishing." All I heard was a bunch of runs. Blech. I hate too many runs. Not much else to say. I've been kind of bored with Syesha for a long time. 6 of 10

Brooke chose "Hero." Brooke looks very pretty tonight. She's playing the piano and I always love that. I think she got a little fast in a couple of spots, but I just love her voice. She went a tad flat in a couple of spots, but still, love me some Brooke. Can I say again that I would soooo listen to a Brooke CD! 8 of 10

Kristy is doing "Forever." She started too low and seems shaky. I just don't like Kristy. I stopped trying to like her long ago. Like...after she sang "Amazing Grace." 6 of 10

David C is up to sing "Always Be My Baby." He changed it up a bit. It started too softly and too low. Was quite shaky until about the middle when he got a little louder, but still didn't finish all that well. I would guess the studio version will be killer on this one. 7 1/2 of 10

Jason sings "I Don't Wanna Cry." I love Jason. Still. The end. *swoon* 8 of 10.

In the honorary 8th position (in my head) was Michael Johns. He did the best overall and got ALL my votes tonight!

Not a great night as I figured. Mariah night is just not a good idea if you ask me. But who asked me, right? The boys did MUCH better than the girls. Go figure. I certainly wasn't surprised.

My bottom 3: Syesha, Kristy, Carly
My top 4: Brooke, Jason, Archie and Cookie

See ya tomorrow night!
posted by Angie @ 7:50 PM   3 comments
Thursday, April 10, 2008
It's all wrong, but it's not all right
I know I shouldn't be into a TV show as much as I am. (see my 3 million mentions of Friday Night Lights) But, I admit that I am an Idol junkie through and through and I really don't care who knows.

I always have favorites on American Idol. Some seasons they border on obsession. (Ok, only ONE previous season. Taylor and Chris, anyone?) This year, I am completely in love with Jason Castro and completely in lustful obsession with Michael Johns. I think I said that I would ALMOST leave Dave Matthews for Michael Johns. That is saying a lot because you guys all know of my undying love for Mr. Matthews.

ANYway...I live blogged AI tonight over at Slim's and I was just tooling along watching the show and BAM! MY Michael was in the bottom 3! What the H? In the bottom? But..but..I voted for him for 2 freakin' hours Tuesday night to insure his safety! (ha ha ha ha ha, good one. As IF the votes count.)

I was dizzy. My lips went numb. My knees were weak! What the bloody hell? (as Simon might say.) And then freakin' pipsqueak Ryan goes to commercial AGAIN. My heart could barely take it.

Ryan tells frickin' Syesha and Carly that they are safe. THEN, he says, "Now, last year, during Idol Gives Back, we didn't eliminate anybody at this stage of the competition. Tonight.....we're going to say goodbye to Michael Johns." Nice, Ryan. That sucked and you are a pipsqueak.

I MAY have completely lost it and started yelling at the top of my lungs, "OH MY GOSH! OH MY GOSH! OH. MY. GOSH!" Maybe. And Jameson MIGHT have said, "Mommy, why are you freaking out?" You know, I'm just not sure because I was suffering from shock.
BUT(T)...Michael got to sing out and well, he sounded scrumpdiddlyumptious and MY LORD look at that butt! (at about :45 and 1:05) Boy wears himself some JANES!

So, I drowned my sorrows in Diet Dr Pepper Cherry Vanilla (liquid crack), McDonald's chocolate chip cookies (fast food CRACK, right there) and all of my downloaded performances and studio tracks of Michael. *sigh* Diet be damned! Michael would want it this way. My friends at Slim's boo-hooed with me and now I think I'll go sob with Beckeye.

PS For you Michael naysayers, if you don't think he was any good, you really should watch THIS or THIS. Even if you don't like his style, there's no denying he's good.
posted by Angie @ 11:49 PM   4 comments
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
You bring meaning to my life..you're the Inspiration...
Tonight, the Idols sing songs that inspire them.

Michael is first singing "Dream On" by Aerosmith. Oh, I loved this. Loved it. The boy OOZES sexy and I love every oozing drop! (ew, that was kind of a gross picture I just painted.) I can do without the funky scarves around his neck, but, you know, I would delight in removing them every week. Uh huh. Yeah, um, anyway, I've listened to this performance about 10 times now. LOVE it. You should really check out some of the stuff on youtube of Michael PRE-Idol. Awesome stuff! I would ALMOST leave Dave Matthews for Michael Johns. Almost. 8 1/2 of 10

Syesha sings "I Believe" by Fantasia. You know, I just can't get into Syesha. She was a tad loud and a bit shreiky (as my friend Doc would say. That's about it. Oh, and I hated her hair tonight. 6 1/2 of 10

Jason sings "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." The IZ version. LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! Those dreamy eyes. That lovely voice. He will sing some gorgeous babies to sleep with that voice someday. Love his attitude. Love his singing. Love Jason. 8 1/2 of 10

Kristy sings "Anyway" by Martina McBride. Blech. I don't like her. The verses were off. I didn't care for it. I'm not a fan. You can't make me like her. 6 1/2 of 10

David Cook sings "Innocent" by Our Lady Peace. NOT a good song choice. Didn't like it. Didn't really see it as pompous. I just saw it as bad. 6 of 10

Carly sings "The Show Must Go On" Not good. She was all over the place. Not a strong performance. It seemed like she was straining to hit the notes. She looked great, though. 6 of 10

Archie sings "Angels" by Robbie Williams. Oh, I like this song. I love when he plays the piano. I just like Archie a lot. I kinda want him to marry Brianna someday. (sorry, Jeremy) Boy can sing. This was a great performance! The people who hate him because he's a sweet kid?? Give me a break! Stop being so freakin' cynical! 9 of 10

Brooke sings "You've Got a Friend." I love Brooke. She's sincere and sensitive and picked a song I love. As usual, she's in my top. 8 1/2 of 10

Well, I thought it was a good night. I liked half of them and didn't like the other half.

My Top 4: Michael, Jason, David A and Brooke

My bottom 4: Syesha, Kristy (she's my Sanjaya. Go home, already!), David C and Carly.

See ya'll tomorrow for Idol Gives Back and then Thursday for elims.


PS Hey, Randy. American Idol IS about dreams coming true. Dude, where have you been for the past 7 years? I say we vote YOU off this week!

PPS Randy..."pitchy" is not a word. Stop using it.

PPS All screen caps courtesy of my boy, SLIM.
posted by Angie @ 8:01 PM   7 comments
Sunday, April 06, 2008
But I don't WANT to talk about world issues.
I hate my bedroom. It's pretty much the ugliest room in the house. It has the most god-awful paneling one has ever seen. It has pink carpet. A teeny tiny closet.

It's dusty.
NOT a dramatization.

It's a mess because I have not one organizational skill in my body. The mess is scrap stuff and pictures and clothes and papers and stuff.

It has a valance from 1996 hanging over the window.
Pretty, huh?

Also a blanket hanging over the window to block out the light for Bubba can not sleep with light.

Then I realized that I have Brokeback Mountain in my bedroom!

Good thing I didn't realize this before now or Bubba may have been called 'Heath' a time or two. Oh, wait. He's no longer with us and that is just weird and ew, I'll shut up now.

My room is in desperate need of an overhaul. But it needs to be fairly cheap. Here is what I want.

  • Paint for the ceiling and doors.
  • New curtains and blind.
  • A nice area rug to cover some of the pink.
  • Some photo boxes to help organize all those pictures.
  • A few of my favorites pictures framed for the walls.
  • New sheets and comforter.
See? It's really not that much. I need to get on this.

I started to clean up the worst part of the room last night. The dust was so bad my allergies went all haywire and I had to stop. One would think that I would get in the habit of dusting. Yeah. Not so much.
posted by Angie @ 8:28 PM   11 comments
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
Idol "PEAKS" with Dolly Parton week
It's time for the Top 9 to sing...Dolly Parton? Seriously, who plans these things??

Ryan tries a lame April Fool's joke and we get right to talk of Dolly and then singing.
First up is...

Brooke White--"Jolene" I just love Brooke's voice! She played her guitar and sat on a stool and had a fiddle player, "box drum" guy and one back-up singer. I loved the whole thing even though I don't think it was her best ever. Simon didn't get it. I usually agree with Simon, but not this time. I am totally ready to buy a Brooke White CD! 8 of 10

David C-- "Little Sparrow" A MUCH needed hair cut/style change. Thank you stylists! Well, I definitely don't like his highest notes, but it was good. I do like his voice even if I don't care a whole heck of a lot for him. I still wouldn't ever vote for him. 7 1/2 of 10

Ramiele-- "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind" Ick. I didn't like it at all. She was off key, too low, all over the place. Plus? What the heck with the high-waisted stuff she wears? 4 of 10

Jason-- "Travelin' Through" There are no words. I love his guitar. I love his voice. I LOVE Jason. Period. The end. Amen. 8 of 10

Carly-- "Here You Come Again" She is just too Celine for me. I've said it before, I know she can sing, but I'm not into her voice. Bad pants. Flat hair. Smokey eyes. Eh. 7 of 10

Archie-- "Smokey Mountain Memories" The kid is great. Enough said. 8 of 10

Kristy-- "Coat of Many Colors" This is one of my favorite songs from when I was little. I HATE that Kristy did this song. I hate it even more that she didn't do it justice. I didn't like it. 6 of 10

Syesha-- "I Will Always Love You" I positively LOATHE this song. LOATHE. I used to like Dolly's version back in the day. And then Whitney ruined it. Forever. Why, why, why did she choose this song? She did ok with it, but I can't get past my hatred for this song. 6 1/2 of 10

Michael-- Um. Yes, please. I can not tell you how much I freakin' LOVED Michael, tonight. LOVED. He is walking sexy. Tonight, he OOZED sexy. I would so listen to a Michael Johns CD until it broke. Or, until the MP3 broke. Whatever. My Michael Johns OBSESSION has now increased ten-fold. It has WELL surpassed my Jason Castro obsession. (I still swoon over you Jason, don't worry!) I can't wait for the studio version. Did I mention that I freakin' LOVED Michael tonight? 'Cause I did. 9 of 10

I am pretty happy with how the night went. I was afraid it would be a train wreck. There were a few really goods and some ehs and a couple of BLECHs, but that is pretty much every week.

My bottom 3: Ramiele, Kristy and Syesha (because I HATE that song!)
My TOP 3: Michael (call me!), Brooke and Jason

All caps courtesy of my boy, SLIM.

Until tomorrow...Angie, out.
posted by Angie @ 8:01 PM   2 comments
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