I'm feeling like a Papaw today because my doggone right knee is killing me. I'm not really sure why. And I so hate that these words are coming out of my mouth, but my right hip is hurting too. What in the heck? It snapped when we were leaving the Cracker Barrell tonight at 5:15.
Ok. That part isn't true. But it might as well be. To top it off, I watched just watched that Lawrence Welk Sketch from SNL, and it made me actually want to see The Lawrence Welk Show. I am disgusting myself.
So, who's ready for the Idol finale? I can't wait. It's been a great season. I can't remember if I have even blogged about Idol at all this time around. But the Cottrell household has been riveted. I think this might have been the best group of singers in the finals of all 8 seasons. Especially the guys. Anoop was an early favorite of mine from his first audition. So were Danny and Matt. I still think that Danny might be one of the best singers I have ever heard. Dadgum. He is great. I was shocked to see him go. Sort of. You gotta give props, though, to Adam and Kris. They went for it every single week. The girls were not so strong this year. Except for Allison, who grew on me as the season progressed. She is one heck of a good singer. When she has some maturity to add to the mix and depth of her talent, she will be amazing. And I love that she seems to be really unaffected by all of the hoopla...she still seems like a normal kid. With rock and roll hair.
I really hope Kris pulls out the win. I recognize that Adam has great vocal ability, but I am not a fan of his voice. I wasn't even a fan of that kind of voice when hair bands were big in the 80's. For crying out loud, I was buying sheet music to Running With The Night by Lionel Richie. I wasn't big on the 80's metal (although I do have a very faint memory of hanging out the window of my Subaru in 1987, riding home from Water Country with my friends, singing an ungodly Def Leppard song to the top of my lungs. I am not proud; I'm just sayin'. ). Kris' voice and artistry, on the other hand...he is AWESOME. Good grief, he has a great pop voice. Not extremely flashy, but great nonetheless. I will buy his record. And I will be voting tomorrow night.
I love that Kris made it to the finals, because the producers did not pick him to make it far at all, as you can tell by their early editing. Of course you know that they pretty much hand pick who we will vote for the most. They give all of their picks lots of camera time early on, and it's those very people that make it the farthest. They give us back stories and lots of one-on-one time with their chosen few, and those folks are ALWAYS the majority of the finalists. Never has a contestant that we did not have early camera time from made it to the finals. The closest we ever came was Elliot Yamin in season 5, who came in 3rd. I think the Kris phenomenon totally took them by surprise, because they had pushed Danny so hard from the beginning. I hate that they know how to manipulate us so well...but they do. Still, I enjoy the show. And I think it's going to be great tomorrow night. Expect the judges to call it overwhelmingly for Adam. And then expect Kris to win. Yesssss. I have my theory...and you probably have come to this conclusion, too...that everyone who likes Adam is already voting for Adam. But many people who were voting for Danny will now vote for Kris. Hmmm...it will be interesting.
OK. Papaw's gotta hit the hay. After I take my Metamucil and set the VCR for Matlock, of course.