Friday, May 22, 2009

A Collective Thud

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.

11 comments:

Peggy said...

Good Morning, I don't even watch that show and I felt the vibration. Thank you so much for helping me out with the tutorial. I will give it a try. I recognize the term you mentioned. There are many things about the computer I don't know. Have a great weekend.
QMM

jinksy said...

With several similar shows over here, the person who came second has often ended up being the greatest 'star' in the long run - Lemar being a good case in point.

Donna said...

...Let me see...American and Sanity in the SAME sentence...Oxymoron???Hahahaa...hughugs

KGMom said...

For starters--I don't watch AI--never have. I find it contrived. Perhaps the outcome this year bears that out.
I have a friend who teaches voice and she rues the approach to singing that most singers on AI use. My friend says they are ruining their vocal chords with the over-the-top singing.
Anyway. I agree that being runner-up may be the best position to be in.

Barry said...

We were stunned as well, but in truth Adam didn't need to win. his future is assured, and like you say, now he doesn't have to record that crappy song.

Ginnie said...

I guess I must be the only person left on the earth who has never seen "American Idol". It makes it much easier to not hear the "thuds".

Rinkly Rimes said...

The Eurovision Song contest was won by a 'cute boy', Maybe that's hat people want, not talent.

ChrisB said...

Ginnie I didn't watch it either but now I'm curious about the one who didn't win! LOL

Lorna said...

I'm wondering why you draw readers who don't watch American Idol.

Woman in a Window said...

I've been saying since the beginning that Adam would be better off not winning, however, I quite agree with you. Funny too that between Clay Aiken and Reubun Studdard, Clay was the better singer and yet lost to Reuben, and odder still that Clay turned out to be gay. The voting population is fickle, regardless if it's Idol or the Presidential election, regardless of national lines, too.

We've made some pretty whack choices in Canada, too!

Ruth said...

I have never watched AI, but the buzz on Facebook was pretty loud on the last night. I do watch Britain's got Talent on YouTube though. Much more entertaining and unpredictable.