OK...so I need to finish going through my thoughts about the rest of the show. But I can't. I just can't. I have found myself swimming in new idol waters: I am having trouble caring. The show (just like last week's show) was boring, boring, boring. Well, with the exception of Paula sucking all the air out of the room. That was fun . And awkward. And awful. And delicious. And one of the most unbelievable TV moments I have ever seen. So much to say about it, but I know Paula's probably reading this, so I won't. haha
My favorite performance was Brooke's 2nd number. I still maintain that she is my favorite of the bunch. There is a character about her voice, and something interesting about her disposition that is interesting to me. Both she and Jason have the most unique presence about them. I really like them both.
David Archuleta is still...dare I say it...the one to beat. I know, I know. All you David Cook fans are going to come after me. But here is what I know: America has NEVER voted for a winner who is not totally likable. Every year, of the top 2 contestants, the one that everybody likes, and the one who seems genuinely humble and blessed to be there wins. I absolutely would not put David Cook in that category. Having said that, he may very well pull off a win...he has had so much momentum in the top 10, and has worked hard with undeniably the best performances of the season. But can he fend off the David A-train, seal the deal, and be the first slightly smug American Idol winner? We'll see.
I hate to say it...but I think Brooke might be going home tonight. Somehow, Miss 9-Lives Syesha has snuck into the upper ranks of the week. I don't know how she has made it here, but she has.
Anyway...these poor kids had to learn all these old songs that they had never heard...pick keys and decide on arrangements...then get up and try to sing them in front of millions of people, as if the songs fit them like a glove, and like they have known them forever. That's a hard thing to do, and I congratulate them all for even somewhat pulling it off. They are certainly showing more talent and ability than the judges, who seem to get away with saying EXACTLY THE SAME THING week after week for 7 years, dawg. And NOW, they can't even read their judging notes off a piece of paper.
Oops...this post has turned slightly jaded. Sorry.
On to happy news: THE SPURS WON THEIR FIRST SERIES. And it was a great game 5. Suns are out (sorry Arizona and Suns people...I like you, too...it's just that the Spurs are my peeps). On to play the Hornets. GO SPURS.