Wednesday, March 16, 2011

American Idol!!!!

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.


1 comment:

  1. I loved last night's show too. They do have a lot of talent which is really refreshing. I think the preliminary rounds were to cut out all the ok singers and find the excellent and really bad singers to make it on tv so the judges had a really easy time choosing who they would pick. I also missed this years audition and Hollywood rounds so i'm not sure how they did it this time around but they used to just choose the stand outs on both ends. Personally, I think that cuts out a bunch of good ppl who should've been given more of a chance. but they have to get through the thousands of people somehow i suppose.
    I agree Scotty will get far with his voice and style though it is a little bit more specific. I was proud of him stretching it last night. Him and Thia both need like two years to fully mature, figure out themselves and their voices. Then they will have insanely good careers. But right now they are just a little young (Thia more so than Scotty).
    I also agree in that my personal favorite for winning is Pia. She's got some crazy talent and has killed it every time on stage ( That i've seen her)
    My top three are Pia, Jacob, Casey. and Stefano will probably be up there too. I've heard a bunch of ppl say James will make it far and i don't disagree but i place him at 6. Don't know why but that's my gut feeling.
    He's good but his style isn't my personal favorite. (again with the preferences :P.)
    It's a great show and i think everyone can agree it's definitely a competition. :)