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Now THAT was fun….

23 Jan

Charleston….you rawk.

I haven’t laughed that hard in a coon’s age. (appropriate Southern slang used)

While there wasn’t a whole lot of superb singing, Charleston provided almost everything else….even a new baby.

Ok. I OFFICIALLY LOVE JEFFREY. I doubt we see him in the Top 24, but you got to love a guy who wears a tie on his head and auditions with his sistah.

And then there’s Abstinence Amy. Amy Catherine. AC. Whatevs.

Now, I’m a responsible mother of a teenager — and Catholic — so I’m all about the abstinence thing, in theory….but about spit out my wine when Simon said, “One week in L.A. and it’ll all change”. Mini-DD and I were watching the playback on DVR and he was literally rolling on the floor. It seems that this year is all about chastity as well as the Year of the Blonde. Is it me or does there seem to be a predominance of blonde and partially blonde sirens being shown and making it through?

Like London from Charleston. She was good but I liked the petite Air Force pilot better. I mean, I would have let her in just for singing Black Velvet. Great song choice. I wonder if Simon even knows the song is about “The King”.

Enter Mini-Ree-Ree, although not so “mini”. Too bad she blew the audition. I really think she could sing but her outfit and demeanor really hurt her chances. They couldn’t see passed the, um, obstacles.

One of the things that helps a show “jump the shark” is the incorporation of a pregnancy or having a baby….so, there you have it. Little Emma Grace, all of one-day old (IS THE WOMAN CARAZY?!?), makes her idol debut and sounds the death knell.

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Posted by on January 23, 2008 in american idol

 

10 responses to “Now THAT was fun….

  1. brc

    January 24, 2008 at 11:40 am

    I agree that airforce girl and ree ree should have gone thru. At a minimum they should have asked them both for “20 seconds of something else.”

    And yes, bringing a one-day old into anywhere other than your own home is idiotic, but damn that new mom looked good for having just popped out a baby! And there’s no way that daddy is only 27.

    The Chicago Trib had a very small blurb about Carly Hennessey. Sounded suspiciously just like what you wrote the other day. Me thinks Music Maven might be more widely read than any of us know?

     
  2. Colette

    January 24, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    more conspiracy stuff — this is from American Idol Fansite. warning — it’s both a spoiler, and really depressing:

    The American Idol Season 7 Great 13 Conspiracy TheoryAmerican Idol Season 7 Voted Conspiracy Theory

    We have only reached the first week of the Fox Reality TV show American Idol and we have due to spoilers a potential top 50 List. Along with that list of names, some are not household names but have considerable professional careers in the past. These are not just the raw talent and finding the best undiscovered talent in America, yet the best Talent that didn’t make it IDOL big.

    From the Soiled Top 50 list that I will reveal again at the end of this post, several of the Hollywood round names that are being touted as your next American Idol have been in the music business and spotlight before. Lets look at them shall we. Thanks to Votefortheworst and joesplace for some of there investigative reporting.

    American Idol Season 7 Great 13 Conspiracy Theory

    1) Irish singer Carly Hennessy
    Carly Hennessy was imported to the US and American soil by MCA Records. Carly Hennessy recorded a disappointing pop album that had dismal sales. Can we say less than a total of 300 copies sold nationwide? To add to the American Idol Conspiracy and Controversy, one of the songwriters for Carly’s album also wrote songs for the debut albums of Kelly Clarkson, Clay Aiken, and Kimberley Locke.

    Record Producers figured that a boost on the Popular American Idol TV show would but this investment back on the map and pushed her into the American Idol contest. Simon Cowell commented prior to the Season 7 beginning about Carley Hennessy as “the only person I can genuinely remember from the auditions.”

    2) Top 50 Hollywood Round Micheal Johns

    Michael Johns is an Australian import, but he was formerly the lead singer of a band called The Rising and changed his name from Michael Lee. Michael Johns was signed to Maverick Records and was supposed to release a debut album in 2003 after allegedly screwing over The Rising by leaving the band.

    3) American Idol Kristy Lee Cook
    Kristy Lee Cook was signed to Arista Nashville, had Britney Spears lined up to appear in her debut video in 2001, and is managed by Marty Rendleman, who previously managed Leann Rimes.

    4) American Idol Lorena Pinot
    Lorena Pinot was in a post-Gloria-Estefan version of the Miami Sound Machine and toured internationally. She has recorded a solo CD and was planning on releasing it this year.

    5) American Idol Jason Castro was on the television show Cheyenne and played the love interest of the main character.

    6) American Idol Robbie Carrico is a failed singer from the pop group Boyz N Girlz United (check out their terrible music video). The band opened for Britney Spears and LFO before disbanding, and he was even one of Britney’s first boyfriends. Robbie now fronts the band Missing Picket that rocks just about as hard as Daughtryback.

    7) American Idol Syesha Mercado was on the failed television show The One and is the daughter of a Motown backup singer.

    8) American Idol Shaun Barrowes is an established songwriter and producer for artists on Sony and Universal Records. His website states that he has “recorded, collaborated, and trained with some of the best musicians and music producers in the country; musicians with artist credits such as Madonna, Michelle Branch, Destiny’s Child, Stacie Orrico, Joe Cocker, ZZ Top, No Doubt, and many more.”

    9) American Idol Joanne Borgella is a plus sized model and won the televised beauty pageant Mo’Nique’s Fat Chance in 2005. She previously sang with Patti Labelle, Mary Mary, and American Idol’s own Bo Bice for a Christmas special. Joanne also appeared on the Tyra Banks Show, Good Morning America, and Hot 97 with Miss Jones.

    10) American Idol Samantha Sidley is currently pursuing her degree at the Berkley College of Music, which seems innocent enough. But no, in August of 2002 she performed “The YaYa Sisters – An Evening With Samantha Sidley and Katharine McPhee” at the Gardenia in West Hollywood. Yes that Katharine McPhee American Idol Season 7 runner up to Taylor Hicks.

    11) American Idol Amy Davis sang in a band with 2 members of Survivor and was a round 2 qualifier for 2007’s Nashville Star. She is also a fairly successful model.

    12) David Archuleta won Star Search at age 12. During Idol’s first season, he met all of the finalists and even sang for Kelly Clarkson and the gang. A few days later, David met with a host of record labels and producers with connections to the show.

    13) Brooke White opened for Phil Vassar on tour.

     
  3. music maven

    January 24, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    Didn’t know an “8” made the sunglass/cool smiley…heh.

    Well, it sure does seem that the AI/19E fingers are a bit sticky. The only one with previous AI kun-NECK-shuns that’s missing — and, rumor has it that didn’t make the Top 50 — is our own MEL-AN-NEE. Dang it.

    She should have never mentioned Taylor….

     
  4. music maven

    January 24, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    brc — are you throwing on the “P” word?

    Perhaps the Chicago Trib is more well read than you thought.

    The only thing that I repeated was the quote from Stereophile…the rest was pure Maven rant.

    8)

     
  5. brc

    January 24, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    What I meant is that it seemed that someone read your stuff and ran with it.

     
  6. Shrewspeaks

    January 24, 2008 at 11:41 pm

    I didn’t see it…mwhaaaahaaaa
    But looks like AI has a new “formula”…

    And YES MM when you speak the world listens.

    By the by…what is your new photo avitar of?

    I kinda miss GlamaMM

     
  7. Shrewspeaks

    January 25, 2008 at 8:08 am

    Okay…I just watched on Tivo…I have to say I giggled quiet a bit.

     
  8. music maven

    January 25, 2008 at 8:44 am

    It’s a marigold….I was in a mood. I’ll likely change it again.

    @ brc…no worries, matey. My hide is thick — well mostly. I doubt that the Trib got anything from MM World as about 25 articles picked up on the Carly Hennessy thing. I must say, however, that I’m quite distressed by Colette’s revelation.

    Why don’t they just rename it American Re-Tread….

    There is absolutely no doubt that they are jumping the shark. You can’t continue to be this self-serving and have people care about the outcome. While I understand that they are still entertaining (at this point) during the void of the writers’ strike, ratings are down even though there’s nothing out there to watch.

    Question is, will the MSM (Mainstream Media) get hold of the “controversy”. If they do, it could be the real unraveling for AI. If we’re in a slow news cycle, watch for this to take center stage. You heard it hear first, kids.

     
  9. Shrewspeaks

    January 25, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    One could argue…but for Ledger THIS would have been the hot Hollywood story.

    Jeffrey stick made me split a side.

     

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