Tuesday, May 26, 2009
So what's up with AI and me ranting about it?
Well, for one, this is the first time I've ever followed through American Idol. I almost kind of did AI's season 7, but I found them kind of boring. But this, you've got a flamboyant superstar and an oh-so-down-to-earth talented kid. I've really heard nor saw all of his performances, maybe because he had a guitar or played the piano which for me passes for a John Mayer type of style. But as I've been contemplating and seeing video reels, he's a good guy. Both of them huggin' it out. Kind of cute too.
As for Adam, I've followed through all of his performances even from the day he auditioned. I knew he was something. Like what I felt when I saw David Cook's audition.
And what about Danny Gokey? Honestly, I thought he was a good singer but then personality-wise not THAT good. I don't know, maybe it's because of the interviews and the fact that he's lame and boring too. I know about how his late wife had encouraged him to join the show, but seems like that has been what he's always talking about. As it drags on, so has my vote for him.
Love Adam and Kris. Love Adam more :)
Friday, May 22, 2009
Is American Idol Homophobic?
The show may as well be damn rigged. Where winners would always be the 2nd performer.
If you remember, Clay Aiken might have been forced to conceal his true sexuality since being "out" hasn't been the latest "in" at that time.
Now we have a proud and meek talented star and yet has been deprived of what he truly deserves just because an underdog who pretty much another guy who knows how to sing along with his piano and guitar.
I'm not saying he doesn't have talent. The guy's GOT talent. But if you can just do the whole recap about him singing "No Boundaries", the coronation song, it almost ate him up. He can't even keep up with the song's climax.
So this season 8's American Idol is yet another light rock singer on the block.
Now, what if Adam Lambert DID win AI?
Tempting question, and damn right I'd say "Hell, YEAH"
The guy's an entertainer. You'd never know exactly what you'd get. A performer who genuinely pours his heart out with every song.
Since Adam has experience with theater, the stage and the like, obviously he can do a lot of things other than sing. Proclaim the obvious why don't you.
If Adam's going to make a record, he can make tons probably with each track coming from different genres. Since he seems capable of singing almost anything.
I'm looking forward to what AI is going to do with their first runner up.
Why do I prefer Adam over Kris?
Well, for one Kris is too damn boring. So what if he can sing while playing his guitar or piano, who hasn't done that before anyway.
Adam just goes all out with whatever he's got in mind. Pure energy and entertainment. He's got more range and style. He knows to make his choice of songs work.
Sad part about all this is that, this will be the season where AI is going to be bombarded with rants of crowning a Christian over an openly gay star.
Then again Adam is still and will always be straight-up larger than Idol.
My horoscope says I should "try to be the first person to speak up if something unfair or unjust happens today."
Exactly what I'm doing now. ^_^
Monday, May 4, 2009
I never got to see the fight as it was aired. I slept through the entire show.
Good thing they aired it again last night. With only 2 rounds, Britain's Hatton was knocked out cold with a quick left hook from Pacquiao.
It was so fast it had about 10 replays, or more I kind of lost count.
Hatton seemed kind of cocky, serves him right. With his countrymen booing, taunting and mocking other Filipinos watching along with them in the arena, they got creamed well enough to shut them up.
Although I was kind of looking forward for more rounds of Pacquiao's cleverly-induced punches on Hatton. Seemed that Hatton didn't have enough cockiness in him to withstand Pacquiao's left hook when he was wide open as he tried to counter-attack when he thought Pacquiao was about to fall for his first move.
You'll notice, in the fight, that Hatton was somehow using all his resources to slow down Pacquiao. Trapping Pacman's elbow and arms in between his while throwing cheat punches at him.
Serves him right.