Impressions of “Idol Gives Back”

April 26, 2007 at 10:21 am 2 comments

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?

-While they kicked no one off in the name of charity, it would have been more charitable to just let Phil Stacey finally go.


-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.

-To inspire more donations to relieve poverty in Africa, Ryan and Simon should have taken Ashley (the cryer) on their trip.



Entry filed under: JL's Posts, Pop Culture, Television.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. jdon  |  April 26, 2007 at 12:01 pm

    If Idol were truly charitable, they would bring back the Sanjaya.

  • 2. Jana  |  April 26, 2007 at 5:06 pm

    I am going to have to disagree with you on Phil. I think the boy’s got pipes, yo. And, he has yo. But he only has yo when he sings in a country style. That’s his yo, you know?

    As for the rest of the night, I am going to sound like the cold-hearted conservative I am here, I found it a little self-indulgent. And, can we focus our efforts here? It would do a lot more good for that amount of money to go to Katrina victims, rather than parcel it out over several different projects. But, that’s just me…


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