I know how much y'all are missing me. But, I'm right here. Busy as ever, but here nonetheless.
In the last week, Lorelai has learned how to swim (not just float), I've dyed my hair auburn (surprise, surprise, right?), we've been through a cold and an upper respiratory infection, we have a new dog (hee hee, we're dog sitting), my Dad has had surgery, JD has had four tests, Lala had her VCUG (ick), we've been on tv (story later), we saw the Easter Bunny (got great photos) and I got attacked by fire ants.
Pretty uneventful week, right? I'm working on getting up some videos and photographs. My 80GB hard drive is FULL because of all the videos, so I need to work on that!
I have received several emails and a comment (anon) that y'alls' lives are just needing a little enrichment. I never want to let you down.
So, here is my Idol update. I am watching it right now (thank you TiVo) and I'll give you my thoughts before I hear what the judges say so I'm not swayed.
Would it really hurt her to smile a little bit? I think she does a good job, but I wouldn't buy her cd. Maybe they'll look for a lead singer for INXS again. I would suggest she try out for that show. And, I know I'm no fashionista. I mean, seriously...I'm sitting here in basketball shorts, a sweatshirt and a bun in my hair. I've also had nearly every hair color on the market. But, really....the black and blonde just isn't doing it for me. She's a pretty girl. I would love to see her with chunky highlights. Just saying.
I can't stand Paula.
Kristy Lee Cook
Wow, the beginning sounded good. Sure did fool us, Kristy. You sneaky little devil. What happened when the band kicked in? My ears might be bleeding. Bye bye Kristy. As usual, I agree with Simon. Musical Wallpaper. That's hilarious. She is a bad performer.
I am so annoyed with Paula.
I'm already crossing my fingers that has come back from last week. I don't care if he is young. His voice is so perfect. Even when he messed up last week, he did it in tune. That's not something they can all say. Top four, baby....top four. I didn't like his song choice, but that's probably just because I don't know the song. He did a great job, though. Wow...even Simon clapped!
It makes me giggle that he can lose his accent just "like that." I really want him to just blow me away. This isn't doing it. I don't have much more to say about that.
Hmmm...Here Comes the Sun. Very well known. Interesting song choice. I'm worried. Her voice is pretty solid and memorable. I love that she cannot dance AT ALL. When she dances around, I find myself cringing. But she's so comfortable with herself. This was cheesy and it definitely wasn't her best, but I still think she is one of the best.
I've been waiting for this. CAN he do it? It's going to be hard to top his performance from last week. I love the arrangement! Okay, I have to say this. Does anyone know who Fighting Gravity is? They are one of my favorite bands and David Cook SO sounds like their lead singer. If you love David Cook and have a chance to check out Fighting Gravity, you'll love them. They are a rock/ska band.
Anyway, back to David. He pretty much rocked this. He's awesome. Wow - Simon disagrees....hmmm.... I really liked the voice box. I think he spices things up every time he performs.
Is Paula still talking?
I love her voice. She looks great. Ick - I sound like Paula. But seriously - does anyone look at anything but her eyes when she sings? Okay, so this song was a great choice, great arrangement and she is amazing. She is probably the most well-rounded. Professional voice, performance, control and well-spoken. She could take it, y'all. She could take it.
Hmm...once again, I disagree with Simon.
Hee hee...even Simon is annoyed with Paula.
He would make a really pretty girl. It amazes me how he can be in any genre and find a song that so totally fits him and his style. Maybe it's the way he arranges the music, but he's pretty consistent. He's about as uncomfortable with the French as he is when he's walking around with just the microphone in hand. Decent, but honestly I felt it was forgettable.
Note this as the one time I agree with Paula. Simon is right, though....Jason's face sold his performance. He'll be back next week.
Does anyone remember when Paula tried to tell Syesha that she made it through to Hollywood by saying her name included her answer? "sYESha" Yeah, that was dumb. So, wow...someone finally decides to do Yesterday. I wonder how this is going to work out for her. It's probably one of the most recognizable Beatles song. Here we go... I think she works out. Her arms are diesel. This performance sort of reminds me of Katharine McPhee last year singing Somewhere Over the Rainbow. I liked it, but I really wish she would have taken it somewhere else at the end. I think she might have played it a bit safe at the end, but it might work out in her favor because of the song.
When Paula is talking, it's funny to watch the contestant kind of zone out and look toward Simon just thinking about and waiting for his critique.
Now that they replayed the moment with him and Ryan...can anyone explain to me what the heck happened? What happened to Ryan that would make him freak out, run around and act like an idiot like that? That was weird. Okay, Chikezie said he was going to play an instrument...I don't see one yet. Please please please tell me it's not a jew's harp or kazoo. Ah, a harmonica. I don't think that added to his performance at all, but whatever. He'll make it through to next week.
Why is she dressed like Paula Abdul? It's not cute. I'm tempted to fast forward through her performance because it pretty much stinks so far. I'll stomach my way through it. Yeah, this was probably one of her weakest performances. She's lucky Kristy did worse. She'll be safe.
So......what do y'all think?
I'm off to get Lala up from her nap and hopefully going to get some of those videos off my computer. More later.