Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Tell me why?

Can someone please tell me why I continue to watch American Idol? Please? After every season I swear I'm not going to watch it again next season. And then next season rolls around and I find myself listening to so-so singers trying to be the next Whitney Houston. And most of them? They are in no way close to being in the same league as pre-drugs Whitney.

This week they butchered, I mean they sung Michael Jackson songs. A couple of them performed really well. But it's Michael Jackson. Who is an icon. And if you're only a marginally good singer you should not try to sing the songs of an icon.

And then there are the judges. Randy Dawg Jackson who looks sleeker and healthier than the first few seasons. But still says dawg a few (okay more than a few) too many times each show. And of course the curmudgeon Simon Cowell who I have a love/hate relationship with. And who can forget Paula "Cold Hearted Snake" Abdul? I sometimes wonder who dresses her before the show. Last night I was wondering who did her makeup. It was not the prettiest. But she is sweet and means well. And last but not least Kara DioGuardi who I had never in my life heard of before. I like that a fourth judge was added and I think she was an excellent choice. Not just because I think she falls on the Simon side of the spectrum and gives honest opinions, but because she's gorgeous. Finally some eye candy for me on the show. And if I'm going to subject my brain to this mush I should at least get some eye candy out of it. And she is excellent eye candy.

Kelly Clarkson guested on tonight's results show. I love that she hasn't become a stick figure. She is a normal sized woman. I love that. She looked great and sounded equally good. She really hit the jackpot on season one.

With all that said, I swear I'm not going to watch next season. Really, I mean it this time. And I have almost a full year to work on my resolve since this season has just gotten underway!

And in honor of American Idol and Michael Jackson today's lyrics come from Beat It.

They told him don't you ever come around here
Don't wanna see your face, you better disappear
The fire's in their eyes and their words are really clear
So beat it, just beat it

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