Tuesday, May 20, 2008

A Brief "Idol" Note

I'm not liveblogging the thing, but as for the finale of American Idol: David Cook has just opened the show with a scorching performance of U2's "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For".

And just like that, I think Cook wins. Game, set, match. That Archuleta kid can't come close to anything like what Cook just did.

OK, that's out of my system.

(Oh all right, since they went right into Arculeta's first song as I was typing this, he's doing the only thing he knows how to do: a soulful ballad - "Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me" - and not terribly convincingly. He's a cross between Clay Aiken and Snoopy. Ick, ick, ick, ick. And of course, Randy Jackson can't possibly criticize this kid. Ye Gods. Now I'm done.)


Belladonna said...

This is a show I have never watched but keep hearing about. Don't know why, but I just have zero desire to get into this.

Anonymous said...

It's completely ridiculous, but it's pretty much the definition of "innocent fun." Like American Bandstand or a variety show -- it seems right out of the fifties, to me. This is the first season I've watched, but I have to admit it is very entertaining in its way. Kids singing show tunes, doing weirdly choreographed dances to the opening medleys, the screaming teenage girls they put in the front rows... Good old fashioned show business, appealing on a very simple level that almost everyone can enjoy.

*And* you get to laugh at the ones who suck and root for the ones you like. Though, as with fifties game shows, the competition is totally rigged. Whoever has the more crazy fans (with autodialers) wins.

Go David Cook!


Anonymous said...

I heard the winner is from the KC area this week because I don't watch reality TV, but good for him!