Yes- absolutely lovely 'getting back into blogging' random post time!
I am so glad American Idol is down to the final 12 (though it started at 13). Unlike most people, I honestly don't enjoy the preliminary rounds nearly as much. It's wonderful to find the background stories and listen to so many talented singers, but I find it's incredibly hurtful for those who are auditioning (and are maybe not as talented) to be exploited that way. I honestly wonder if they choose to have their song performed if they know they are bad, just so they can get the publicity (or maybe it's in the contract, that everybody has the possibility of being on TV).
I didn't get to catch the show last week, cause the lovely world of retail tends to steal many an evening of mine... but this week I had the honor of being sick with pneumonia so I got to finally see what the show is working with this year.
I have to admit, I'm very impressed! Maybe it's cause Simon is finally out that we have a wider range of the types of talent this season has to offer. I'm not super fond of all the voices, but that does appear to relate to preferences. For the most part, the contestants seem to know what they are doing and are rocking it.
Right now my favorites are Scotty and Pia! I will have to keep watching to see what else develops in the weeks to come. Scotty is my favorite because a) he has a deep bass country voice (SEXY!!!!!!!!) and b) he sings Josh Turner (see part a). It's really refreshing to see that true country drawl that just melts me instantly (though I'd rather take my boyfriend's sweet voice any day!!!). I'm not fond of Pia's name (does it stand for something? I'm too lazy to check), but her voice is strong and mature.
I loved Thia's voice too, but I don't feel like she did justice to Colors of the Wind. She can do so much more with her voice, I can tell! AND SHE'S ONLY FIFTEEN!!!
I'm seriously gonna try out for the show next year. My voice lessons have been going very well, and between that and singing in my church worship band, I feel like I have direction and focus. I know I can get up on stage and not let my jitters overcome me.
Life on the home front is ok. Today is my 11 month anniversary with my boyfriend! I'm at home with pneumonia, and today was the first day I actually felt good enough to sit for most of the day. The last couple days I was so run down that getting out of bed was a chore... and yesterday was my only real rest day (so ya... Saturday-Monday pretty much was horrid). Day 3 of antibiotics are finally helping me feel strong, but moving for more than 20 minutes knocks me out. No appetite too, but I'm hoping this will be the kick start of my weight loss.
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