Thursday, March 10, 2005

Idol

"Stronger" - TRUSTcompany

I watch American Idol - there, I said it. Maybe I shouldn't, but oh well, sooner or later people other than my family will know.

I don't particularly care for the music of any of the three American Idol winners, or from any of the runners-up like Clay Aiken. I don't recognize a lot of the songs that are sung by the contestants on the show, because they are Top 40 or R&B songs that I will not hear because I don't listen to the radio that often or watch MTV or BET at all. A few of the contestants are extremely annoying. Paula Abdul is nauseating to watch and to listen to. I hate reality television with a passion. Given all of these, I often ask myself why I watch it - but I can't put my finger on it.

I can tell you that, unlike most people, I like Simon. I think it is refreshing to have someone like him speak his mind the way he does. Why people boo him for telling the truth, I'll never know. I do know I don't watch strictly because of Simon. Maybe it is the competitiveness in me that draws me in. Perhaps it is watching virtual unknowns become household names right in front of your eyes. One of these days, I will figure out why.

I do know it is about time a rocker wins the thing. Seeing Bo sing an "Whipping Post" from the Allman Brothers a few weeks back was sweet, and definitely set him apart from everybody else singing Stevie Wonder songs and the like.

You know who I am rooting for!

2 Comments:

At 12:15 AM, Anonymous susie said...

ok, so i watch american idol too, but i have a great excuse...i watch it with my teenagers! bonding time;D
however, i like simon as well, except when he is rude. he does tell it like it is, and i appreciate that. i see no reason to shame any one though, and assault their dignity... (this does not mean that he cannot say they belong at disney world or a hotel lounge!)
you gotta give props to anwar--- even though he is not a rocker- he is smooth and he can sing! he may be the 'too early favorite' like latoya of last season though:( bo is good, i'll give you that... it is definitely a year for the guys to win!

see you next week!

 
At 12:18 AM, Anonymous susie said...

what happened to mario-- missed it on tuesday- busy unpacking and no tivo! did they explain anything, because all i have to rely on is that newsworthy journal- people magazine;D

 

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