I am writing this prior to tonights results,(pre-written).
Music has a way of enriching anyones life, anyone who does not let Music "in to their lives" must be already Dead.
I love all forms of music, Blues, Jazz, Soul, Gospel, Opera, Classics, and of course Rock.
American Idol, or it's British counterpart. are a perfect "vehicle", for allowing "relative unknowns" , a chance for Notoriety.
Just returned from Las Vegas, to see Dylan and Daniel,(Two of my Grandbabies,) and also Mum and Dad.
Had a great time, and watched "Idol" last night.
A few of my recollections-----
One of my all time favourite songs was sung, "I who have Nothing," not sure if it was Cilla Black or Shirley Bassey, who sung the original, but it is a great song, (U.K. original song).
Sung on the show by Jordin, Simon said it was "Too old", Rubbish,
since Doolittle followed up with Peggy Lees "Fever"., at least 50+ years old., perhaps her downfall, in todays, "don't remember anything, especially History, audience".
Prior to this season, I would personally rate Underwood/Bice # 2,
I DID not like last years results, Elliot Yamin was incredible,and the best, I believe.
Daughtry was very good, Hicks must have been "related to "Geedoubleyer", I can not believe he won.
However, I believe, this season has the "absolute best performers".
I changed my mind on Blake,"Whatsisname)", he is very talented, as well as being very commercial,
aS per Doolittle, I believe she is the ABSOLUTE best performer to ever appear on the show.
I have seen the Original British version a few times, to include the finalists., the American version is ,I believe, far superior.
somewhat surprising, I believe, since British "pop" music has exceeded Anything that America has produced over the last 40 years-- e.g. (just a few,) Yardbirds, Def Zepperlin, Traffic, Cream, Spencer Davis Group, Hollies, Pink Floyd, Eric Clapton, Beatles, Stones, Rod Stewart, Tom "The Jones", Moody Blues, Queen, Tears for fears, Sir Elton and Sir Cliff, Many many others, and of course the contemporary "Coldplay", who happen to be a group I introduced to my sons before they even "came out " in the U.S.A.
America produced a great group, The Beach Boys, they happen to be one of my personal favourites., I also like "The Cars"., trying to think of others, -----zzzzzzz-----zzzz
I Now know the results, and am "DUMBFOUNDED", I do believe Melinda Doolittle was the best EVER on Idol, I also believe that the two finalists are very deserving of winning, I like Both of them, they are very talented, and unlike last year , very worthy, I believe Jordin , should win, ----- however, based on tonights result, ???????????