Thursday, January 18, 2007

American Idol

While I am glad you all enjoyed my previous post, I am now afraid I have set the bar a little too high for myself. I am just not that funny on a regular basis, yesterday was just a good humor day for me. But I will do my best to rise to the occasion and keep you all coming back for more.

I am sad to report that I have no good bus stories for you today since Chris was my chauffeur for the day. Chris really didn't do anything super funny, he didn't soak in perfume and he certainly didn't have a spiderman touque on. Perhaps I should get him a spiderman touque though so that on days like today we will all have something to laugh at. I will see what I can do.

I am not the hugest American Idol fan. I don't have anything against the show it is just a show I have never watched from the first episode right through to the finale. I usually watch all the audition episodes at the beginning and then watch the finale. Usually all the in between stuff I will just keep up to date on through the internet.

The auditions never let down in their entertainment factor. While there are probably more than a few of those people who know they can't sing yet they still come on the show for the simple reason of getting on TV, there are those who are so unbelievably horrible it is sad. Not sad because they are horrible, but sad because they actually truly believe they are good. How does that happen really? Who tells these people they can sing? Is it a cruel joke they play so they can watch their friends or family member make a complete fool of themselves? Or is it more that they are just as stupid too and actually think that person can sing? While I do feel bad for them when the judges let them know they completely suck at the same time I don't feel bad for the simple reason that if you have ever seen the show you should be prepared for what could be said to you. My favorite auditions from the show so far this season are as follows....

1. The weird guy from Utah. There are no words to describe this guy. You really need to see his clip for yourselves. He sang Unchained Melody and when he was finished Simon said "It was almost non-human." And he was right, it was so bizarre.

2. Darwin and her mother. Darwin was just WEIRD. She looked weird and she talked weird. She was way on the creepy side. Her mother wasn't any better. They looked exactly the same except for hair color. And lets not forget she was not wearing a bra and her dancing around made me cringe. It was rather disturbing. Oh and how can I forget to mention the "novella" she wrote after being inspired by American Idol. She also pointed out how she thought she had a very sexy look. You be the judge.......3. Who will ever forget "Big Red" ?? I know I will never forget this, I have never laughed so hard at any other Idol audition. This was the best because the judges were crying they were laughing so hard, even Simon couldn't hold it in. He tried to sing the song Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen and even boldy compared his singing ability to that of Freddy Mercury. 4. Then there was Jennifer who called herself "The Hotness." I am sorry, but she was WRONG in so many ways and on so many levels. She couldn't sing and she was just downright nasty. I still have shivers! **SHUDDER** As she was walking out she mumbled to Simon something about getting a report and giving himself a labotomy. lol. BIZARRE!!!! For some reason the pic of her didn't post. If you would like to see how hot she is please go here, she is picture number 3 of 508.....

Please follow this link below and go and enjoy the recap for yourself from if you didn't get a chance to see these stellar performances.

And for all you people out there who think the American Idol judges are mean, get over it. People shouldn't go on there if they can't handle it. You know what the show is about before you go there. You know if you suck you will be made fun of. Get over it. It is nearly impossible not to laugh in some of those situations. I remember a long time ago at Music Camp one year when one girl who was completely tone deaf and could not sing AT ALL sang in the vocal competition. As soon as she started singing it took everything in me to hold in the laughter. Kirsten you might remember who I am talking about. It was so funny, poor thing.

Oh and on an unrelated note, Chris and I decided to switch over to the new blogger since all the cool kids are doing it. But we tried and we can't cause apparently our blog is too big. Oh well, I didn't really want to switch anyways.


Andrea with the Flipflops said...

I was stessing when Red was up... I did not know if he was gonna go all ape or not. And what about the dude with the hair gel... ok freak!

Thanks for the recap.

And I have not gone anywhere... come and find me!

Andrea said...

Oh dear. Where do I begin? I don't watch American Idol, either. I think I watched it once. I don't have the stomach for it. I get too sad and embarrassed for them! (Although, the one time I did watch it, I was laughing hysterically.) As sad as it is, I do agree with you, E. You've got to be stupid to go on that show and not think there's a remote chance you will be laughed off the stage. That's show biz. On another note...I'm glad you're stickin' with the old blogger. You and I can kick it old skool together! Ha!

Desiree said...

I agree about getting made fun of on American Idol. People know they will be made fun of if they suck. The judges can be mean but at least they are honest.

Kirst said...

I agree 100% with everything you said. Does somebody at 27 years old not realize they are suppose to wear a bra? She was quite the catch.:)

Jenn said...

too funny. what a gong show it can be.

Tammy Williams said...

I have tears in my eyes because I am laughing so much. First of all, who names their child Darwin and thinks that she is going to turn out to be an IDOL??? If the name alone doesn't hinder a large following, her accent and sagging boobs just might do the trick.

I love the show but these preliminary stages KILL me! I almost can't watch the horror of it all. The final stages are what matters most!

As for me sitting in the cold to will never least not until someone hands me a check for a million dollars first.

Lori said...

Ok, so I did not want to join in on the meanness of beating people up but I managed to catch this show and Darwin. Oh my Darwin. I will say I shouted at the tv. "WEAR A BRA!"
Even if she did that as a joke, that is one brave, brave BRAVE womane. because it look painful. As I sit here now and remember it I cringe. Shiver.
I would have told her though.
Why didn't anyone tell her?
I guess they thought it would make good tv. They thought correctly. Because we are all buzzing about it.
Gag. Wear a bra ladies.
It's the first thing I put on in the morning.

Alison said...

I watch it in the beginning just for the entertainment. Hud has to leave the room as he can't handle people making fools of themselves. I don't usually watch it again until the final ten.

True Jersey Girl said...

Good Lord did that one woman need a bra. The dangling boobs were even more distracting than the white hair, red lips, and horrific PCD impression. Scary.