Thursday, January 14, 2010

Do You Idol?


Yes, I watch American Idol. From Day One to the Finale and I think the show keeps getting better and better.
I should add a caveat here that I don’t like realty shows, so I can’t explain my obsession with Idol. I call it an obsession because I DVR the show if I can’t see it live.

I was genuinely upset when Chris Daughtry was voted off in Season Six. I was sure the show was rigged at that point. I’m still wondering….
I also wanted Adam Lambert to win last year. He was amazingly talented and so much fun to watch. I would have bet my left leg that he would win.

Guess it's a good thing I'm not a gambler.


As for the auditions, we’ve all come to expect the jokers, criers, and cursers. I’m a little bored by that angle, but I can’t wait to see Ellen. I find her delightful.

Do I miss Paula? Nope. As long as someone is sympathetic when the singers mess up, I don’t think she’s a necessity.

And I hear this will be Simon’s last season. American Idol without Simon? That’s like a writer without a cup of coffee!

Who’s your all-time favorite Idol singer?

25 comments:

Katie said...

I stopped watching a few seasons ago, life got too busy and no DVR. I really liked Chris Daughtry and Ruben.

I have to say though, Idol won't be the same without Simon.

Sheila Connolly said...

Yup, I'm one of the thirty million who tuned in. I thought Adam Lambert was amazing--he was such a chameleon, with incredible range.

But I've never voted (is that like saying I never inhaled?).

Jessica said...

although I too was an Adam Lambert Fan, Allison was my heart last season! I've been watching from the beginning and I'm not too ashamed to say that I still have the early episodes from the first seasons on VCR tape hahahahaha LOL! Anyway, I would have preferred they replace Kara with Ellen and left Paula alone, but whatever! I still love the show, my DVR is set to record the whole season whether I'm there or not to see it and I'm sure they will make choices I don't agree with (they always do!) but I will love the show and them none the less!

Heather Webber said...

Hands down my favorite idol is Carrie Underwood. Every season I have a couple of underdogs I root for (who never have a chance) but I can't remember any of their names now (how sad!). What I want to know is what happened to David Cook? I liked him and it's like he's fallen off the map.

Jessica said...

Heather, I'm not sure what ever happened to him...his brother Adam passed away in 2009 (he lived in the same city I do) and I've not heard much about him since then....anyone else?

Kate Collins said...

I have to admit watching for the first time last night. It's a fascinating study in human behavior -- and delusions. I have to admire those who are confident enough to put themselves out there for the world to see, whether their talent merits it or not.
I'm looking forward to seeing Ellen, too, and also wondering how Simon's departure will affect future seasons.

signlady217 said...

Favorite Idol? Clay Aiken, hands down! I'm still mad that he didn't win! Carrie Underwood is my next fave.

David Cook just did an episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. That was a good one.

I think Simon leaving the show will eventually kill it. He's the main one keeping it real. As for Paula, I like her albums, but I'm glad she's gone. She was becoming too annoyingly "sweet" for me. Not crazy about Kara, Randy's not too bad, and the jury is still out on Ellen! Should be an interesting season.

Jessica said...

I like to think I can sing (LOL delusional I know) but I'm not sure I could ever bring myself in front of them and sing! I am an emotional person and it would take just one comment from Simon to make me cry!

Linda said...

Carrie Underwood is my favorite, though I don't watch the show that much. I usually just watch the audition shows, and the maybe will tune in from time to time, though I did see a lot of the Carrie Underwood season.

This year, I watched the first audition show (on dvr...so I fast forward through stuff I think is boring), and will watch the show from last night today.

And: from the first night...did anyone else think that the guy toward the very end that Kara really didn't like was totally creepy? She obvious was creeped out by him, and when he walked off the stage he turned to them and gave this really scary smile...like serial killer kind of smile! And no, I don't think this just because I'm a mystery/thriller reader...though it could have a tiny bit to do with it.

Jessica said...

OMG he was totally creepy! LOL I just wasn't gonna be the one to point that out haha

Sheery said...

I used to love American idol but I got really bored with it the season after Carrie Underwood won. I don't know why but it hasn't been quite the same for me and I hardly ever watch. However, I love Ellen and may watch for her. That being said, I don't think AI will last for long without Simon. Whether you like him or loathe him, agree or disagree with his comments - he makes the show in a lot of ways.

Oh, and other than Carrie Underwood, I loved Ruben Studdard. What the heck happened to him? He WON his season and now has faded away. So sad.

Bookworm Princess said...

I have only tuned in to watch Idol during the first outtake shows. I find it so funny that some people ae so willing and able to completely embarass themselves on a national level. With that being said I don't miss Paula nor will I Simon. Although I did hear a rumor that Simon is trying to collaborate with Paula on another show so we may see them together again.

I prefer to watch So You Think You Can Dance although Mary is getting really annoying. I swear she is drinking vodka up there.

Dru said...

I like Carrie Underwood, especially since I like the songs she sings as a recording artist.

What happened to Ellen? I thought she was a judge? I only tuned in to see her.

Jessica said...

They were taping these first ones before they decided on who the new judge would be. Thats part of the reason they used guest judges because they hadn't decided yet. Once the actual "season" starts, where they are live performances Ellen will be there!

Leann Sweeney said...

My favorite idol who didn't win is Chris Daughtry. My favorite who did win is David Cook. I'm hooked, no mater who is in the judging chairs and I am very excited about Ellen this season.

Helen Kiker said...

My favorite was David Cook. I will keep watching this show because they always find some amazing singers. I will also watch Simon's X-Factor & I hope he does have Paula on it.

NOTE for moderator - I have posted many comments in 2010 but the list with number of comments does not include my name. Please let me know at hdkiker@comcast.net why this is happening. Thanks.

Helen

Helen Kiker said...

Moderator - I should have waited. My name is now on the list.

Helen

Jessica said...

Hey Helen.....I must be really clueless....(it happens when you miss night time tv cause you work nights!)but what is X Factor?

Helen Kiker said...

Jessica - X Factor is a British talent show similar to American Idol that is hosted by Simon Cowell. Simon is now going to produce a US version to air in 2011 with contestants selected in the US & there are strong rumors that he will ask Paula to be one of the judges for X Factor.

Helen

Jessica said...

Cool! However...won't it basically be the same as American Idol?

jbstanley said...

Well, it seems I'm not the only Idol junkie out there. Now if I start playing Deb's game (see yesterday's post) I'll really never make my deadlines!

Maggie Sefton said...

I can't watch Idol regularly because I can't stand the horrible sounds of people singing off-key or in the cracks. Aiyeeeee! Pain shoots right thru my head. Probably because I've been a singer since childhood, so my ear is pretty sensitive and I can hear when they slip and sing between the notes. Eeeeeeeeeeekkkk!

However---after the 2nd season, I had a chance to hear Carrie Underwood sing. Now, THERE a star. It's been fun watching her career rise. Also, watching Jennifer Hudson's career take off. Did you see her in the movie about the Supremes? She was fantastic.

Linda said...

Yes, Jennifer Hudson in Dreamgirls was fantastic!

Jessica said...

Ugh! I'm jealous...there are always a ton of movies I want to see (like Dreamgirls, it looked GREAT!) but I can never get my boyfriend to watch them with me and since we live together...I'm afraid its not going to happen!

signlady217 said...

Jessica--I think I read somewhere that X-Factor won't have the 28-yr-old age limit that Idol has, and it will allow for duets, trios and larger groups of singers. So it has some differences.