Thursday, April 30, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Standards from the Rat Pack era...I'm not sure about this. Ooh, a mystery mentor! So exciting. "All those people are...dead." Kris, I love you. Jamie Foxx? That's interesting. And ok, now they're likening him to the Rat Pack artists for "transcending genres." Hi, stretch.
Ooh, Kris looking cute in a suit tonight. Well ok, he always looks cute, but I'm digging the suit. Ooh, The Way You Look Tonight...I love that song. I know this song mostly from Father of the Bride, and I super heart that movie, so I am happy already! He's got like the perfect voice for this song, so nice and smooth, and he looks like he means every word he sings. Oh wait, he's jazzed it up some. I like the slow and the fast, but I'm not sure I like them in the same song nessarily. God, can Randy ever not speak in cliches? He says it's Kris' best performance, and I'm not sure if that's true, but only because I've liked so many of his performances. Kara says the technical standard has been set incredibly high. Haha, she said diction. Paula's gone old school on her hair, appropriate for the evening. Simon likes it but isn't dying over it...because it was a little bit wet? I'm not following. And now Kris is a well-trained spaniel. Confused. Oh, and now he's saying Kris can't win the whole thing. You be quiet! Haha, Ryan is asking what he means by wet. Glad it's not just me.
Ah, Allison. My other pet here. And she's 17 now! She actually sounds like a teenager now describing her surprise cake for her birthday. Ooh, Someone To Watch Over Me. If she can pull this off, it's going to be big for her. That softer side America needs to see. Her outfit is still atrocious, but what else can you expect from a teenager. I like this. She's still showing off her powerful voice, but she's doing it in a more vulnerable way. I'm a fan. No Randy, she's not looking dope. But she is singing awesome, I'll agree on that. Kara isn't worried about her being in the bottom 3 again. Paula is proud of her. And Simon is asking her if she thinks she can win this competition. This is a stupid question, as it always is. He thinks it was a great performance but doesn't think she thinks she can win. Oh for pete's sake. Kara says he's crazy for thinking she's going to be in trouble. I mean, her going and Matt staying would be a crime, so I'm thinking she should be ok, but who knows.
Matt is singing My Funny Valentine. I only know the Harry Connick, Jr. version, and that's not my favoritest song ever. Matt is excited about this week, thinks it's his week. Let's see if he's right. Ok, he's pronouncing every word very separately, this sounds weird to me. "Your looks are laughable." That seems like a terrible line! This song was ok. I thought he did a nice job singing it, but not nicer than Allison or Kris did. Randy and Kara are ok with it, Paula loved it. Simon does his big pause, which means that he's going to say something nice. Wow, he said it's the only believeable, authentic song he's heard tonight and was absolutely brilliant. That's quite the surprise! Maybe Allison *is* going to be in trouble tomorrow... I mean, I'm happy to keep Matt and send Danny home instead, so maybe the voters will cooperate this week.
Speaking of Danny... Come Rain or Come Shine. He says he's not changing it up much. Randy says Danny could have an album of songs like this and win. Danny can sing! Well guess what, all of the top five can, so that's not really going to differentiate them. And Kara liked his swagger. Paula sounds like she's going to cry again. Simon says Kara is right about the swagger, and he's proving the point whereas Kris and Allison weren't. Wow, even Jamie Foxx is getting props for being a great mentor! I have no opinion on this performance because I hate Danny so much I can't be unbiased. It was good, but I still want him to go home.
Adam Lambert is in the pimp spot again, and I've caught up with my dvr. Good thing it's the last performance! Oh lord, what is with Paula's dress? She's got like red napkins stuck on the front. Adam's doing Feeling Good, which again, I know from Michael Buble (yeah, I know no original artists). Jamie is giving Adam a hug now. There's something Adam does with his voice all the time that I hate, and I can't explain it because I don't know anything about singing, but if you were listening I could point it out. Ok, he held that giant note when he said "feeeeeeeeeling" at the end, and I totally wanted him to do a really quick "good" to balance it out, but he didn't. Oh well. It was an impressively long note. Randy says a little too broadway but he's in the zone consistently (A little too broadway, hm? Sounds familiar.) Kara finds Adam shocking, in a good way. Ha, I accidentally wrote a "god way," which is probably accurate too. Paula compares him to Michael Phelps. Simon says complaining about Adam being theatrical is like complaining that a cow moos. Ooh, Ryan is banned from the staircase because Adam's entrance was so awesome. Or so says Simon, anyway. But what Simon says goes, so I guess it's the elevator from now on.
Ok, top five is hard because everyone is talented. In my perfect world, Danny would go home. But tonight Kris and Allison got sub-par critiques from Simon, which is dangerous. I think Kris has a big enough fan base to keep him safe, which puts Allison in danger. I say Allison and Matt in the bottom two, but not sure who is going home.
UPDATE: I told Laura in the conversation we had (described above) that I was going to post that line of hers on my blog, and this is the ensuing exchange:
Me: and I'm totally putting that on my blog
Me: ok, posted!
Laura: night! see you for [this mandatory thing that we have] tomorrow!
Me: wait, I meant I posted on the blog
Me: not posted like I'm leaving
Me: or are you leaving now?
Laura: oh, haha
Laura: no, 10-15 more min
Laura: I thought you had a new word for leaving
Monday, April 27, 2009
I had a whole big post about how I hate Earth Day and the stupid commercials that the tv networks are running about being all environmental and my office sending us emails about remembering to turn off lights and "think before you print." But it's on my blackberry and I never got around to finishing it, so here's the short version: Earth Day can suck it. It makes me want to drink out of styrofoam cups just to spite it.
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
A gentleman's agreement...huzzah! This needs to be a thing, now. Go forth and spread the good word!
PS: I have no idea why youtube clips are taking up so much room now. Sorry!
Friday, April 17, 2009
So the good news is that I got my Sunday step class added to the schedule! 5-6pm, which is pretty good because by then the weekend fun is over and I just want to get in a good workout so I don't feel all icky from not doing anything all weekend. The downside is that my Thursday class attendance numbers have gone down the last few weeks, and I don't know if it's me or the timing since it's a lunchtime class. I've asked many times for comments or suggestions from people and I don't get anything, so I don't know how to fix it! But the head lady is making me go talk to another step instructor who has a big class for suggestions, so I'll go do that and hope that I get enough people on Sunday that they'll leave me alone about Thursday. It's annoying because step is supposed to be my fun hobby and now it's becoming a hassle too. Well not step, but the gym itself.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
(1) Lil's performance of What's Love Got to Do With It just reminded me how much I like Tina Turner's version.
(2) I was baking a cake while the show was playing in the background and I had to use the hand mixer so I was going to pause the show so I wouldn't miss the performances with all the noise from the mixer. Then I heard Scott start to sing, and I decided to just go ahead and mix away. No wonder he got voted off (finally!).
(3) Scott has my birthday, and Kris Allen was born the day before. Go June!