But I wanted to come back because there is something I actually did want to talk about.
As many of you know, it's that time of year again. No, not Christmas (although I'm sure that will be next week. Or at least feel like it). No, I'm talking about American Idol time.
Yes, Minions, I have to admit, I'm an American Idol watcher. Actually, I watch QUITE a few reality, ilimination shows. Especially anything on VH1. I don't know why. It's a sickness really.
Anyway, I watch American Idol. And I'm pretty sure it's for this reason. Because I get to sit at home (I'm always down with that) and do something that is usually frowned upon. Judge. I get to sit back and watch the train wrecks week after week. We are often told not to judge ppl, and for the most part, I really try not to. But we all do it. American Idol allows us to not only do it, but then we get to voice that judgement by way of voting! Hell's yeah!
Sing like an angel? Get the vote. Have a great performance? Get the vote. Really like your outfit? Get the vote. Ok, that last one might only apply to the girls.
Forgot the lyrics? Not getting the vote. Off key? Not getting the vote. Slaughtered that song I really really like? Not getting the vote. Sang yet another song by Adele? NOT getting the vote.
Don't get me wrong, I L-O-V-E Adele, but I am tired of week after week of ppl killing her songs AND hearing them over and over. Last Wed 2 girls sang the SAME Adele song for crying out loud! I understand she is popular and "in" right now, but please stop contestants! This is why I can't wait until they have to start singing what they are given to sing to follow the weeks themes, although I'm sure someone will sneek a Adele song in there.
And don't think for one minute that I think I could do a better job. Although I would have no problems getting up in front of the crowd and belting one out (for some reason I do worse with small groups so I would blow it in the audition) these ppl can sing circles around me. Ok, some of them. I think I'm better than the Micheal Bolton lookin kid. He's just awful and I'm seriously upset that Adam Brock got sent home and that kid didn't.
Which brings me to the next part.
I know I'm not the only one who sits at home and plays "What are they smoking?" while watching. You know you do it too. It's that part of the show where a contestant does a particularly awful performance and the judges praise them and blow so much smoke up their ass you can't help but wonder what they are smoking. Like, did they just watch the same thing I did? Are they kidding? WTF?!?! Now I understand that, as Ellen Degeneres explained, that it sounds different in the theater than it does on T.V. Having an understanding of acoustics and how that effects things (from my musician daddy) I understand that. But c'mon!!! There are just some performances that you KNOW would sound awful to you, even if you were there live. And, by the way, they need to bring Ellen back as a judge. I'm fine with J-Lo and Stephen Tylor, but Ellen was THE SHIT on American Idol.
So, come this Tues., I will be sitting in front of my T.V., getting away with judging ppl, and voting on it, all while thinking that the judges have doped up before going on and voting for the contestants that knock it out of the park. By my standards, that is.