Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Idol Idiocy...

After covering Season 5 in much detail, I grew tired of writing about American Idol. (Although I am still a big fan.) However, I must comment on one particular (and nagging) matter this season.

It has become agonizing to listen to Paula Abdul's comments this year. She spews complete and utter nonsense week after week after week. Is she drunk? Stoned? Insane? Whatever the problem is she needs to be replaced. And sooner rather than later!

Paula has always been slightly annoying and endearingly stupid, but this year things have grown exponentially worse. She is now actually bringing down the show.

Last night's episode provides the best example so far. She actually started mumbling nonsense about Jason Castro's second song when he (and everyone else) had only completed only one!

This is Paula's exact quote after all the contestants had completed their first song,
Jason, the first song I loved hearing your lower register, which we never really hear. The second song, I felt like your usual charm wasn't...it was missing for me, it kind of left me a little empty. And the two songs made me feel like you're not fighting hard enough to get into the top four.

Wow! Talk about a loss of credibility. It will be fun to watch another one of Idol's lame damage control attempts tonight. You know the damage control they always do when there's an uproar over a contestant ripping off another artist's cover arrangement of a popular song. (Daughtry's version of Live's version of Johnny Cash's "Walk the Line" immediately comes to mind.) The next night Ryan will nonchalantly walk over to the contestant and say "So last night you did blah blah blah's version of "I'm a Believer". Why did you decide to do that version instead of the original?" Weak!

3 comments:

Wrecking Machine said...

Just because she said her lines in the wrong place doesn't mean she's drunk/high/whatever. It just means she was drunk/high/whatever when she was supposed to be studying her script.

Yes. A script. There's no other explanation for the constant nonsense that comes out of that show in regards to talent.

Dolf said...

machine, say it isn't so! i don't want to hear such heresy! everything they say and do is spontaneous.

maybe she'll resign. Or at the very least, check herself into rehab.

Dolf said...

Apparently the Idol producers have wised up. They didn't even allow the topic of Paula's screw up to be mentioned at all.