Shannon Stacey

Letters to the Idols: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Week (Part 1)

Dear David Cook: (“Hungry Like the Wolf — Duran Duran—SQUEE!) Ohmigod. I hated it. I’m so sorry. Especially the “doo doo” parts. I can’t believe it, and I have so much guilt.

Dear Syesha Mercado: (“Big Wheels Keep On Turning”…or is it “Proud Mary”?—Tina Turner) That whole dance routine bridge was tres corny. Seriously bad. And I liked the first half much more than the second. Beware the channeling of the screeching monkey.

Stop DVR playback for Celtics scorecheck…resume playback…

Dear Jason Castro: (“I Shot the Sheriff”—Bob Marley) I was too busy pointing and laughing to write a letter to you. Still am, actually.

Stop DVR playback for Celtics scorecheck…resume playback…

Dear David Archuleta: (“Stand by Me”—Ben E. King) Dude, I can’t believe I’m going to say this, but you’re my favorite at the split tonight. But you need to work on that wheezy, audible inhaling. Very distracting. But well-sung, froggy.

Dear David Cook: (“Baba O’Reilly”—The Who) Oh hai, you’re back! I thought we’d lost you. That was pretty good, I thought, and my husband, who—unlike me—actually has familiarity with The Who beyond the CSI theme, said you done good. But who the :censor: is Baba O’Reilly?

Stop DVR playback for 4th quarter Celtics…

Will watch the rest during lunch. Go Celtics!

Edited to add PART 2:

Dear Syesha Mercado: (“A Change is Gonna Come”—Sam Cook) That was pretty. Unfortunately for you, you’re probably going home no matter how ridiculous Jason is because there seems to be a conspiracy to ensure Jason wins just so my husband’s head explodes.

Dear Jason Castro: (“Mister Tambourine Man”—Bob Dylan) :gaah: If it’s such a favorite classic, why don’t you know the lyrics? You should have rocked out some Springsteen, dude.

David Archuleta: (“Love Me Tender”—Elvis Presley) If I stuck a post-hole digger down my throat, I still couldn’t have triggered as strong a gag reflex as your performance did.

3 comments to “Letters to the Idols: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Week (Part 1)”

  1. Jaci Burton
      · May 7th, 2008 at 1:29 pm · Link

    Jason Castro needs to go home tonight. And if he doesn’t, then they’re voting for him cuz his eyes are pretty. It’s quite obvious he’s done.

    David C, my idol, was meh last night. He needs to step it up.

    David A makes my ears itch. He just looks like he’s agonizing up there. Poor kid needs to relax and have some fun. I blame his dad.

    I really liked Syesha’s performance last night. She has changed so much since the beginning, has really grown as a performer. I really hope she stays another week.

  2. Alison
      · May 7th, 2008 at 1:31 pm · Link

    Totally agree on the Duran Duran blandness. And my accompanying shame. And LOL on the post hole digger. I turned back to NCIS (since we don’t have cable and I have to channel flip) after he got out the first three words. I actually loved the Sam Cook song Syesha did. It was my fave of the night.

  3. Annmarie
      · May 7th, 2008 at 8:03 pm · Link

    Jason Castro is a peckerwood.

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