I was supposing that everyone felt it whether their tv's were on or not the other night, but apparently not as blogdom has been quite silent on the subject. My tv was on, and I felt it acutely. It happened around ten o'clock when they announced the American Idol winner and that it was not Adam Lambert. Thud. I thought everyone would feel it wherever they were and whatever they were doing.
Let me get this straight: the best singer-performer ever on AI, ever in all eight seasons, didn't win. Thud. While I've nothing against the winner, I must seriously question the sanity of the American public at large. Of course, when it comes to elections and a certain ex-president winning twice ... well ... sometimes it's hard to fathom ye Americans. I love you dearly, but you have been known to cause me to shake my head: to the point where I am wondering if it's possible to sue a nation for headaches and neck damage (lot's of kidding and attempted humour here folks — not to be taken too seriously).
Did anyone note that Adam was pretty well the only AI singer who wasn't overshadowed by the stars with whom he sang? In fact, he more than held his own with both Queen and Kiss, didn't he? In fact, I might argue that he rather stole the stage.
The funny thing is that I had a bit of a premonition on Wedneday: a premonition that my logical mind kept shaking off because it didn't make rational sense. However, the other guy is straight and cute and, apparently, that ensures a ton of votes. I have nothing against the other guy, mind you, because he has some chops too (whatever they are, but the judges use the term, and I am a terribly unoriginal follower), but really now.
Lesson: never underestimate the ability of young lasses to dial the phone ... or their ability to disregard their ears while engorging their eyes and fantasies.
On the bright side, for Adam, he doesn't have to record that song, and he can choose his own direction right away without having to represent the AI franchise for a year.