Archive for April 26, 2007
During last night’s two hour Idol event, the following thoughts occurred to me:
-How did Annie Lennox become famous? Is her voice that bad now or was her mic messed up?
-Paula has become the official spokesperson for Aging Hipsters. Her push up corset number was in poor taste, particularly on a night attempting to take a somber look at HIV/AIDS, malaria and poverty.
-There was a huge A-list divide between the celebrities featured in the One TV spot versus the celebrities who haven’t worked in awhile in the lip-sync “Stayin’ Alive” video during the show. Let’s examine: the One spot features Brad Pitt, Justin Timberlake, Al Pacino, George Clooney, Bono, Tom Hanks and Penelope Cruz, among others. The lip-sync time killer during the two-hour show included Lisa Kudrow, Gwyneth Paltrow and David Schwimmer.
-The “duet” between Celine Deon and Elvis didn’t quite work. And Ryan, it was not, as you called it, “television history.” A viewer in my home described it as trying to put a creme brulee finish on fried chicken.
-Kelly Clarkson is truly the most talented singer Idol has produced, although Melinda may be able to reach the same level of success.