Friday, April 06, 2007

And NOW, I have to SING?!?

"American Idol". More people can tell you about what happens on that show than can tell you about what's happening in Washington, City Hall, or Sacramento. "American Idol". America's greatest diversion. And deep down, politicians are lovin' it. Secret prisons run by Americans involving TORTURE? That's something Jack Bauer's involved with, isn't it? What about the torture involving "American Idol" contestants when they're told they have to LEAVE the show. That's torture we can RELATE to!!

I know that I can.

After watching what happened on "American Idol" Wednesday night, I was a MESS! Yep, just an old softie is what I (really) am.

If you didn't see it, here's what happened. The final nine performers had to go through the painful and very public process of finding out if they were "safe" for another week until only two performers were left standing on the stage. ALONE! Except for Ryan Seacrest. Like I said, ALONE! The 22-year old with the diamond on her tongue, Gina Glockson and the 24-year old beauty with the hot body, Haley Scarnato. ONE of them would be told they're staying. The other one?!? High drama, folks! And to those two young women, it had to seem like this was taking FOREVER! Haley Scarnato was shedding tears and shaking while Gina Glockson was pretty much doing the same thing. FINALLY....Ryan Seacrest told Haley she was staying. At this point, Haley looked like she'd been through....Well, it was what she HAD been through. TORTURE! Slow, agonizing TORTURE! Gina was left to stand there gamely while Ryan introduced footage of previous Gina moments before giving Gina one final assignment BEFORE she could walk off the stage.

Let's back up a little. "American Idol" has become a bonafide way to achieve stardom. Quickly. Yeah, there's a lot of hard work involved, but if you somehow get on THIS show, you've got a shot, baby. A shot at the lottery. A HUGE lottery!

So now you're in the final NINE! You're so close, you can taste it. But by being in the lowest vote total duo, you're also this close to your dreams being shattered. Somebody wanna tell me YOU wouldn't be shaking while tears were streaming down your cheeks? Tears of FEAR, folks! Shoot, I was sittin' at home watching a TAPE of this show and tears were streaming down MY cheeks!

Back to Gina standing on stage with Ryan. The footage of previous Gina moments have concluded and now Ryan is telling Gina (in essence), "Excuse me, ma'am, just one more thing. Before you leave, even though you're crushed, you have to sing another song."

If you were watching, you saw and heard Gina chokingly and softly say, "Oh, it's hard!"

And in my living room, I was feeling ALL of her pain while thinking if that was ME, the words out of my mouth would be a little louder; "And NOW, I have to SING?!?"

Have a nice weekend everyone.

4 Comments:

Blogger Jon Badeaux said...

First, I have to cast my vote for Melinda Doolittle. The sweet young lady has that bashful look and the big eyes that seem to beg the question, “Who, me?”

The moment she steps on the stage she is phenomenal. You never get the impression she is timid. Yet the moment her performance ends, the shy look returns.

It’s genuine. She will be a superstar. I’m glad I don’t have to produce her first album because I wouldn’t know which way to go with it. She performs everything perfectly.

Side note.

I’d like to think I have no prejudices. That would include gays. I’ve known many and a lot of them have been very good friends. But there are some men who fall into a category that I can only describe as “icky”. Michael Jackson is one. Sanjaya is another.

From this morning’s Washington Post (4/7 - Page 1):

“Walt Disney Co. said yesterday that gay couples can buy the company's high-end Fairy Tale Wedding package that allows them to exchange vows at Disney's theme parks and aboard its cruise ships, starting about $4,000 per wedding.”

My first thought was seeing a TV spot.

“Hey, Sanjaya! Now that you’re the American Idol, what’s next?”

9:21 AM  
Blogger Jon Badeaux said...

First, I have to cast my vote for Melinda Doolittle. The sweet young lady has that bashful look and the big eyes that seem to beg the question, “Who, me?”

The moment she steps on the stage she is phenomenal. You never get the impression she is timid. Yet the moment her performance ends, the shy look returns.

It’s genuine. She will be a superstar. I’m glad I don’t have to produce her first album because I wouldn’t know which way to go with it. She performs everything perfectly.

Side note.

I’d like to think I have no prejudices. That would include gays. I’ve known many and a lot of them have been very good friends. But there are some men who fall into a category that I can only describe as “icky”. Michael Jackson is one. Sanjaya is another.

From this morning’s Washington Post (4/7 - Page 1):

“Walt Disney Co. said yesterday that gay couples can buy the company's high-end Fairy Tale Wedding package that allows them to exchange vows at Disney's theme parks and aboard its cruise ships, starting about $4,000 per wedding.”

My first thought was seeing a TV spot.

“Hey, Sanjaya! Now that you’re the American Idol, what’s next?”

9:33 AM  
Blogger Jon Badeaux said...

First, I have to cast my vote for Melinda Doolittle. The sweet young lady has that bashful look and the big eyes that seem to beg the question, “Who, me?”

The moment she steps on the stage she is phenomenal. You never get the impression she is timid. Yet the moment her performance ends, the shy look returns.

It’s genuine. She will be a superstar. I’m glad I don’t have to produce her first album because I wouldn’t know which way to go with it. She performs everything perfectly.

Side note.

I’d like to think I have no prejudices. That would include gays. I’ve known many and a lot of them have been very good friends. But there are some men who fall into a category that I can only describe as “icky”. Michael Jackson is one. Sanjaya is another.

From this morning’s Washington Post (4/7 - Page 1):

“Walt Disney Co. said yesterday that gay couples can buy the company's high-end Fairy Tale Wedding package that allows them to exchange vows at Disney's theme parks and aboard its cruise ships, starting about $4,000 per wedding.”

My first thought was seeing a TV spot.

“Hey, Sanjaya! Now that you’re the American Idol, what’s next?”

9:34 AM  
Blogger Jon Badeaux said...

First, I have to cast my vote for Melinda Doolittle. The sweet young lady has that bashful look and the big eyes that seem to beg the question, “Who, me?”

The moment she steps on the stage she is phenomenal. You never get the impression she is timid. Yet the moment her performance ends, the shy look returns.

It’s genuine. She will be a superstar. I’m glad I don’t have to produce her first album because I wouldn’t know which way to go with it. She performs everything perfectly.

Side note.

I’d like to think I have no prejudices. That would include gays. I’ve known many and a lot of them have been very good friends. But there are some men who fall into a category that I can only describe as “icky”. Michael Jackson is one. Sanjaya is another.

From this morning’s Washington Post (4/7 - Page 1):

“Walt Disney Co. said yesterday that gay couples can buy the company's high-end Fairy Tale Wedding package that allows them to exchange vows at Disney's theme parks and aboard its cruise ships, starting about $4,000 per wedding.”

My first thought was seeing a TV spot.

“Hey, Sanjaya! Now that you’re the American Idol, what’s next?”

9:35 AM  

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