Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Can't they keep track of time?

So they have 32 minutes to announce one name on American Idol, and yet they still can't do it without cutting off Paris' sing out? Kind of amazing. But since she did get to sing a complete song earlier in the show, I guess it's not that bad.

As for Paris getting voted off, it's not really a surprise. She may have the most talent in the competition (as we were reminded in the "Bad Day" montage--and I'm glad they brought the original recording back this week instead of that acoustic version they used last week--all the star musicians that worked with her marveled over her), but she rarely seemed to be able to pick the right song that showcased her talents. And every week she changed her hairstyle and look, which was kind of disorienting. But both of these problems have a lot to do with her being only 17, and she's got a lot of time to figure that out. As for Paula's comment a couple weeks ago that she should put out an album of standards (and that was one of her best nights), I'm not sure it would sell as well as Paula thinks it would, but I do think it would probably be pretty good.

Anyway, the rest of tonight's show was pretty uneventful. The commercial was strange, and the group song, while they sounded fine singing it, was a pretty lame song. Oh, and I wanted to tell Elliott that as someone well into his 20s, he really should be wearing dress shoes with a suit, not sneakers (what does he think tonight was, Yom Kippur?) But then I noticed he was only wearing a suit jacket with jeans and a t-shirt, so I didn't have as much of a problem with it. Actually, Elliott has bigger things to worry about--if he doesn't kick it up a notch next week, he might be next to go.


Anonymous John said...

Maybe it's just American Idol fatigue or the fact that some other shows (24, Lost, Veronica Mars) were actually amazing this week, but I'm losing interest in this group of singers.

5/4/06, 10:02 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

I was very sad to see Paris go. I think she is far better then Taylor even though I do like him. They say it will be a white male this season to win..rigged?

Oh, and while John brings up Lost..what the heck??????

5/4/06, 3:06 PM  
Anonymous John said...

Yeah, Lost was great. I'm completely back on board. Though I'm also loving Veronica Mars a lot more than Fingerman is.

5/8/06, 3:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The multiple changes of hairstyles of Paris' has nothing to do with being 17, it is a part of her being a black female in America. It may be "kind of disorienting" to you, but in the black culture, women change their hairstyles on a regular basis.

5/10/06, 9:44 AM  

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