Shannon Stacey

Letters to the Idols: Beatles Week (Again)-Part 1

Dear American Idol Producers: Beatles two weeks in a row is totally uncool. I know last week was technically songs written by Lennon or McCartney, not necessarily performed by them, but that’s semantics. When the hell is ABBA week, dudes?

Dear Amanda Overmeyer: (“Back in the U.S.S.R.”) That was a little weak, but considering you had to Beatle-ize yourself for the second week in a row, it wasn’t horrible. I think they should make you sing a ballad, though. And not a long-haired, eyelined 80’s power ballad, either. I’m starting to suspect you can’t actually sing.

Dear Kristy Lee Cook: (“You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away”) You started awesome, but the chorus was so pitchy I got seasick. I think you’re going home.

Dear David Archuleta: (“The Long and Winding Road”) My sister will call me later and give me a telephonic bitchslap for saying this, but: I think you are a fabulous Broadway-ish singer, but not a “pop” singer. If they have Andrew Lloyd Webber week, you are SO in, dude.

Dear Michael Johns: (“A Day in the Life”) I like your voice, but the falsetto is not for you. I didn’t know the song, but my husband—who claims the song as a Beatles favorite—said you sucked. Sorry mate. I think you’ll get picked off pretty soon, but not until after Kristy Lee.

Dear Brooke White: (“Here Comes the Sun” — and raise your hand if you saw THAT coming) You are amazing. If I wasn’t the heterosexual married type, I’d date you just to hear you sing. Alas, it would never last, though, because you don’t watch R-rated movies and I can’t live without Die Hard. The first time I declared “Yippee-kay-ay, motherfucker” after vanquishing a particularly villainous dustbunny, I fear you would pop open your magic umbrella and fly away from me.

Dear David Cook: (“Day Tripper”) I don’t get the song. Sometimes that happens to me, as with the movie Pulp Fiction. I kept asking my husband “Do you have to have done drugs to get this movie?” but after a few viewings, it grew on me. I don’t want to hear you sing this song that many times, though. Simon was right about your losing the element of suprise, which is one of the things about “Hello” that propelled you into the spotlight. Watch you don’t get stale and predictable (*cough*likeAmanda*cough*).

At this point we switched over to Big Brother, so I’ll be watching the second half of the show while vanquishing villainous dustbunnies in my living room later today. After I watch it, I’ll post part 2.

6 comments to “Letters to the Idols: Beatles Week (Again)-Part 1”

  1. Anne
      · March 19th, 2008 at 5:00 pm · Link

    See, I found this week to be so horrid I couldn’t be arsed to blog about it. Horrid. :wtf:

  2. vanessa jaye
      · March 19th, 2008 at 6:51 pm · Link

    I was too lazy to post on the show, but I agree with you on every point.

    Except, Kristy. She sucks, but I think the peeps who love the pretty blonde All-american girl next door who loves C&W, love Kristy and will keep her around for a little bit longer.

    Michael Johns is turning out to be such a disappoointment. He was my favourite going in.

    Simon was right. David was smug.

    I think Ramiele is being sabotaged by her ‘friends’. Doesn’t she watch Survivor? There are no friends. There are only competitors. Doesn’t mean you have to be a ass hat, but keep that item front and center, chick. Why else would she keep *not* belting out that incredible voice, week after week? No matter that week after week the judges tell her to cut lose. Someone(s) are giving her some bad advice.

    btw, she was boring and sucked latst night.

    Ayesha, was emotional and loverly on one had. And boring on the other.

    I liked Carly’s arrangement, but the pacing to too fast.

    I told ds last week that I think David is channelling Barry Manilow. He gets lost on anything upbeat/pop/rock/modern. But his ‘crooning’ is wearing thin, incredible voice and all.

    And, finally, yes!yes!yes! Enough with the Beatles already. I asked a friend if FOX had bought the song book, or summin?

  3. Shannon
      · March 19th, 2008 at 10:31 pm · Link

    We’re just now watching the second half. :snore:

    Carly had some odd timing.

    Jason Casto would be an engaging, highly successful children’s story-singer. Imagine him singing “There was an old lady who swallowed a fly”. And I don’t intend that in a mean way—I was a children’s librarian, and I have a great love for children’s story-singers.

    Syesha …..ZzzzzzzzzzzzZzzzzzzzzzzz…sorry, nodded off.

    Chikeze, um…what? It was like two different songs and I, even as a country fan, preferred the first.

    Ramiele: That was a total train wreck and you may have saved Kristy Lee.

    (Actually occurs to me the results show is already over. I’ll go look in a minute.)

  4. Shannon
      · March 19th, 2008 at 10:34 pm · Link



    I warned you.

    Nurse Betty Amanda hasn’t impressed me as much as others, but she didn’t deserve to go home before Kristy Lee or Ramiele. Especially Ramiele. Dammit.

  5. vanessa jaye
      · March 20th, 2008 at 6:38 pm · Link

    Agree with you again, Shannon, but America had a hard-on for Amanda, they were just biding their time with her while they got rid of the boys whose sexual orientation bugged the hell out of them. Kristie (if there is a god), Ayesha, Ramiele and Mary Poppins are next to go. I think Simon called it in the beginning, this will be about the boys this year.

  6. amie Stuart
      · March 23rd, 2008 at 1:36 am · Link

    I’m with Anne. I was so disappointed and bored overall I couldn’t be arsed :eyebrow:

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