So I’ve been blogging for an American Idol site – you can check out an example of my journalistic awesomeness here – and I have to say that this season lacks the luster and excitement of previous years. I guess it’s the absence of Paula, and the fact that Simon announced it was his last season. I know you really care.
The coolest thing about this season is the awesome peeps I get to work with on this site. Jebbica’s posts are worthy of constant reading, and so are Cait’s posts. Plus, they both have their own websites (Jebbica’s, Cait’s) and I’m having a lot of the interwebs love for both of them.
So, American Idol may have jumped the shark – or maybe not. We’ve got a lot of road to cover, so the season might surprise me. But either way, I’m having a ton of fun this season.
I’m live-blogging whenever I can – my school schedule does tend to get in the way (in the way of LOST, too, for shame) but I do recaps as well. On the night I live blog you can watch and read with me. I promise I’ll make it fun.
Ok. I know it’s crazy, but I’m not totally loving Adam Lambert’s performances on American Idol tonight. I realize that he is the most talented of the final three (and the final four, for that matter), I don’t LIKE him the most.
It’s not because he might be gay. I don’t give a crap about his sexual orientation, to tell you the truth. But I do care about what kind of new music gets introduced to the next generations.
Ultimately, I think that evolution-ally speaking that we’ ve moved beyond Hair Bands. Notice that I capitalize it out of homage, but honestly, aren’t we done with that schtick? I mean, is Brett Michaels’ agent working overtime for fun? Or is that hair metal-glam rock type of vocal obsolete right now? I believe, truly guys, that it is. It was too soon to bring it back. Firehouse and Faster Pussycat have not made it into the “Classic Rock Through The Ages” Time Life Series publication for a reason. It’s just too soon, Glambert. We’re not ready. We can totally be OK with you being gay…that’s a non issue. But bringing back the Hair Metal vocal style? America’s not ready for that, Dude.
I’m just saying…