Tuesday, April 21, 2009

American Idol musings

I've resisted any postings on this blog about American Idol. I mean, the show gets tons of coverage, is the highest rated TV show each week and is ingrained in popular culture. No offense to my readership, but commenting to a few folks who loyally read this each week doesn't seem very fresh.

But, I have to say that I have not seen a competitor on the show in any season who can match the range and personal styling of Adam Lambert. Each week this guy seems to find a new way to put his own personal spin on a song. Tonight Lambert did a soulful, slowed down version of "If I Can't Have You," the Yvonne Elliman song from Saturday Night Fever. Each week he continues to distance himself from the other competitors.

While we're on the topic of American Idol, the priceless moment tonight was Paula Abdul using "visceral" in a sentence. I mean, she is a sweet, soft-hearted soul but her verbal stylings can be meandering, at best.


  1. So true on all counts. However, I do think that Paula seems coherent this season. It must be the fact that she met and hung out with Palmer at the Super Bowl last year.

  2. Ah.... to think I could possibly get credit for such a turnaround is priceless. There's no way someone like me could infuse "stability" into anyone - especially Paula. :)But then again, I LOVE that Emerson has that kind of confidence in me. ha ha ha!