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American Idol: Cook vs. Archuleta

Note to producers: The boxing thing? Stupid. And I like boxing.

Round 1: (Cook: “Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” by U2/Archuleta: “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” by Elton John) Both songs I love and you both sang the hell out of them. Despite my Cook-loving bias, I had to tie-break using comfort zone and song toughness factors, so I reluctantly give Round 1 to Archuleta.

Round 2: (Cook: “Dream Big” by…?/Archuleta: “In This Moment” Read More »

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 Read More »

Letters to the Idols: Neil Diamond Week

Neil Diamond? Oh, come on! What’s next? Julia Ward Howe week?

Digression—NCIS: Anybody else think the giving of the laptop would have been more touching if she’d given her the power cord, too?

Anyway…(Pleasepleaseplease don’t let Archuleta sing “Sweet Caroline”.)

Crap, they’re each doing two songs tonight. I’ll take the performances in order rather than try to collate.

Dear Jason Castro: (“Forever in Blue Jeans”) I actually liked it, especially the opening lines where you used … Read More »

Note to Idol voters

Please don’t text and smoke crack at the same time.

  :wtf:  

 On what planet were Jason and Brooke better than Carly and Syesha?

 Idiots.… Read More »

Letters to the Idols: Andrew Lloyd Webber week

First, back in my March 19th Letters to the Idols, I said:

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.

Preshow predictions: (Okay, technically paused show predictions) Brooke is seriously in trouble—she has no range. Carly—eh. Archuleta … Read More »

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