March 19, 2008

So much for teasing it up real high and throwing some eyeliner on it.

"American Idol" loses the rocker chick extra early this year. Somehow "Back in the U.S.S.R." reenvisioned as a southern bar song didn't move enough people to obsessive phone-dialing.


John K. said...

Yeah, she was starting to sound the same all the time. I liked her the first time I heard her, but that was about it.

David Cook's the best. As Simon said I think last week, if this remains a talent competition rather than a popularity contest he should win. But apparently everybody loves the kid, David somebody? (I haven't been watching that closely). I guess he's really good too, but that's not my thing.

Has a "rocker" (like Cook) ever won American Idol?

Ann Althouse said...

Not unless you could Taylor Hicks.

Ann Althouse said...

Bo came close.

Daryl said...

And yet, Norwegian rockers + USSR Red Army Choir's rendition of "Sweet Home Alabama" was a major success.

I found this on a blog earlier today, but now I don't know where I found it. I would give the hat tip, if I knew.

MadisonMan said...

I cannot believe that Kristy Lee Cook is still there, but I guess if Dolly Parton (Hooray!) is coming on to mentor there has to be one country girl left for her. And how does Michael Johns survive? He's Boring.

Goodbye Amanda Oversinger.

ZPS said...


These are the most boring, untalented weirdos ever.

Kristy Loves Cock should've gone back during Hollywood week.

David Archuleta creeps me out and is like a male, singing version of Jon Benet Ramsey.

David Cook is an arrogant hack who has been ripping everything off and everyone in sight.

The Irish chick already had an album out on MCA that bombed and worked with Randy Jackson and is just a perpetual failure.

Chikeezie is a black version of Taylor Hicks, and we all know how his career turned out.

I don't even know who the other girls are they so forgettable.

The only two who are moderately fun are the Australian and the dreadlock guy...and that's mainly because they're both hot.

Middle Class Guy said...

American Idol does not hold a candle to the Food Network contests like Iron Chef, Throw Down With Bobby Flay, or dinner Impossible. Then there are the pastry competitions.

There is nothing like a good food fight. And if you pay attention, you actually learn things that are useful. Hey, everyone has to eat. We all do not need to sing badly.

al said...

Middle Class Guy said...

American Idol does not hold a candle to the Food Network contests like Iron Chef, Throw Down With Bobby Flay, or dinner Impossible.

Throw Down is fun to watch. Dinner Impossible should be a one hour show as alot of the interesting stuff gets lost. I really like the show about the Best Home Recipes. Lots of great ideas that I can actually use.

As for Idol I liked Amanda. I was hoping she'd show some more range than she did but it just didn't happen. My fav is David Cook. He just seems to have what it takes as a performer. As for David Archuleta, who seems to have the contest won, he just seems fake. His voice just grates on me.

Taylor Hicks != 'rocker'

Norman Rogers said...

Oh, Ann--I totally agree? Who did that hussy think she was?

I've always considered myself a pretty good judge of horseflesh, stocks and singers and I don't see a clearcut winner this year. Yes, Cook is riding a wave right now, but that could collapse with one bad performance! What if he can't get his head around a good showtune?

One final note--ladies, ditch the eyeliner. It's not 1987 and a discerning man like myself is NOT taking you to the Def Leppard concert.

titusjazzpodaberetpodaberettandue said...

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How are we this morning?

I am still waiting for my morning in america mug or barbara bush faux pearls for donating to this site?

Where are they? Let's go missy.

Bring them on.

I would even gladly accept an Adam and Even not Adam and Steve bumper sticker.

Thanks Doll.


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Chip Ahoy said...

How do you guys manage this show anyway? Does your Tivo device automatically record them for you or what? I get fleeting glimpses at best, it never holds. I've yet to see one from beginning to end. Plus, it seems a bit weird; a show with the word "idol" in the title, and the word "American," and those being the only two words, and here's the part that gets me, produced by a guy with an acerbic disposition masquerading as honesty with a pronounced British accent. Wut up widat? I try to mentally reverse that and it doesn't work, a show on BBC called The Best of British Talent, or something, produced by a wealthy American with a Texas accent, say, a fellow who pronounces the word "to" as "tuh" or "nuclear" as "newklur" or "spatula" as "spatuler". How far do you imagine that would go?

There's a new show that's gripped my attention but even there I fail to ever know when it's on. It's about groups of kids who practice dance moves, then dance their little hearts out with amazing athleticism and synchronicity. Their inventions are quite astonishing and the result spectacular. I've yet to see a single slouch among them, so far. The judges are all refreshingly uniquely American. It shows the work they put into their dance routines and the progress and the adjustments they make in response to critique by the judges. Now there's a show I'd like to catch from the beginning.

This Tivo of which you speak, it sounds brilliant. I do have an Aerogarden that tells you when to add water. It also tells you when to add nutrient pills. It too is brilliant and grows like mad. I should look into this Tivo thing so I can stand a chance of seeing something all the way through.

Pogo said...

Tivo, like the giant TV flatscreen, is best avoided unless you think you are not already spending sufficient time in fron of the TV. Me? I watch too much, and enjoy it too much to get TiVo.

From the foreward to Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman
"What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one. Orwell feared those who would deprive us of information. Huxley feared those who would give us so much that we would be reduced to passivity and egoism. Orwell feared that the truth would be concealed from us. Huxley feared the truth would be drowned in a sea of irrelevance. Orwell feared we would become a captive culture. Huxley feared we would become a trivial culture, preoccupied with some equivalent of the feelies, the orgy porgy, and the centrifugal bumblepuppy. As Huxley remarked in Brave New World Revisited, the civil libertarians and rationalists who are ever on the alert to oppose tyranny "failed to take into account man's almost infinite appetite for distractions". In 1984, Huxley added, people are controlled by inflicting pain. In Brave New World, they are controlled by inflicting pleasure. In short, Orwell feared that what we hate will ruin us. Huxley feared that what we love will ruin us."

Pogo said...

God, some days I'm such a prig.

Trooper York said...

You know that they had to have a 5/5 split between the boys and the girls. It's interesting that tattoo girl is unpopular; I think she will be out pretty quickly. My darkhorse pick is the Filipina midget chick. She can really sing and if she only a flat head to rest your beer on she would be perfect.

kimsch said...

Amanda (Cruella DeVille) was Janis Joplin with every song - no range. I'm glad she's been cut.

David Cook just reminds me of Jimmy Fallon doing a "rock star" on SNL. I just can't get that image out of my head when I see him.

If Dolly's coming on, then Kristy will be good with her. Then she should go.

titusjazzpodaberetpodaberettandue said...

A button that says Stop Her Now would be fine too.

Thanks so much.

How are you fellow republicans?

Or maybe a t shirt that says Obama is a Muzzie-that would suffice too.

titusjazzpodaberetpodaberettandue said...

I love Dolly. I would give anything do bury my head in her tits and take a nice long nap on a rainy day.

Trooper York said...

Hey what's up with Kelly Picklers tits? She had those monster implants but they weren't on display when she sang. Did she tie them down or did she take them out?
What's up with that?

titusjazzpodaberetpodaberettandue said...

That was a little inappropriate Trooper.

Trooper York said...

Sorry Titus, I will try to clean it up.

Spread Eagle ® said...

It didn't even occur to me until last night, and then it hit like a ton of bricks. And once I saw it, I couldn't understand how I missed it all this time. And she's really not all that discreet about it either. The hard-edged simmering sulky sullen never smiling stand-offish biker that she is gives it away.

And as a singer she was a one-trick pony.

But I think I preferred her to Kristi. It isn't really accurate to say that Amanda got voted off. Nobody gets voted off. She didn't get voted on.

titusjazzpodaberetpodaberettandue said...

No need to apologize Troop.

My only goal is to keep this a family friendly site.

I would hate to think of my children being exposed to something that was unGodly.

I appreciate it.

Your the best.

Thank you.

knoxwhirled said...

I guess I'm the only person on the planet who actually liked Chekezie. The harmonica sucked, but at least he tried to be fun; the rest were boring.

Trooper York said...

Cha-cheese-ie was cool, but he is not one of the chosen ones. Those are the ones who get pimped by the judges and get the best spots to perform with the best videos. He can do ok if he picks some up tempo
soul classics where his energy and bounitful good humor can be showcased. But like they say, song chocie is everything for him. What the hell is he going to do on Dolly Parton night?

Trooper York said...

But then again, will he be Chekezie of the Opera on Andrew Loyld Webber night?

Triangle Man said...

Pogo: Time is zero-sum. With Tivo you won't necessarily watch more hours of TV, but, because you can skip commercials, you might watch a greater number of shows in the same amount of time.

I'm glad Amanda went. She was a caricature of a cartoon of a rocker (wrapped in a riddle).

Sunday said...

For my money, TIVO/DVR is the only way to watch American Idol. With liberal use of the FF button, one can easily get through a one hour episode in 30 minutes...maybe less.