Here We Go Again…

13 Jan

ETA:  It’s worse than I thought.  Rather than dramatic changes that would assist in torpedoing the most watched television series in history, the initial show was EXACTLY THE SAME drivel as previous years.  Hideous singers, exploited women, and Ryan’s tired-ass schtick.  The demise may be faster than I initially predicted.  The only bright spot in the whole show was blind musician, Scott McIntyre.


Many of you know that I have profusely extolled the fact that the favorite American pasttime of American Idol has jumped the shark.

One of the first signs of the piroueting fish is substantial changes to format.  Well….Season 8 opens with a new judge (Kara DioGuardi), a promise that the spasmatic, William-Hungistic performances will not be exploited, and an expanded number of “idols” in the Hollywood round.  I’m sure there are more surprises as the season goes on, as well.

HEAR ME NOW….American Idol will suffer it’s lowest ratings ever this year.  Of course, I’ll be watching and commenting just to prove that I AM RIGHT, dammit.

Interestingly, I was watching the NFL play-off game between Philly and the Giants this weekend, when the following promo for AI came on.  Even though it goes by fast, take note of the :14 mark and the :23 mark.   He’s grey-headed and skinny with some funky moves.


More to come…


Posted by on January 13, 2009 in american idol


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11 responses to “Here We Go Again…

  1. huckleberryfriend

    January 13, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    Did I really see Taylor, Elliott, Daughtry. Kat McPhee, and Kellie Pickler in the lead-in? Quite a coup for Season 5.

  2. brc

    January 13, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    I missed the first show as I was en route to Philadelphia. Sounds like I didn’t miss much.

    Are you suggesting that the gray haired skinny guy is Taylor????
    I just saw him on our local news and he did not look skinny.

  3. shrewspeaks

    January 14, 2009 at 2:05 am

    One word-MATLOCK

  4. music maven

    January 14, 2009 at 8:53 am

    brc —
    No, it’s not Taylor BUT I do think it’s who they would like Taylor to be. It was ironic to me that they gave him so much guff and everyone wrung their hands about the grey hair and here is an image of a young, funky guy WITH GREY HAIR in their commercial. Why?

    The other images also seem to resemblem other “types” that they are looking for. The first one looks like Will Makar from Season 5 to me. (Why do I know that?)

  5. kanniduba

    January 14, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    Is he really gray-haired or just backlit? Hard to see here. I will have to see if I have it on DVR…
    And I wanted to kick bathing suit girl in the face and knock her little smug teeth in….and after that, I wanted to make Randy and Simon eat them. Is that wrong?
    And I’m sorry, but could they make Taylor’s photo any smaller or tucked in behind the plant any farther? Dammitall….WHYy do I still care?! LOL 😉

  6. music maven

    January 14, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    KD — you can check it out, but it’s definitely gray. I know because our cable allows you to rewind a show as your watching it. So, picture this….

    Mr. D is at the computer around the corner and I’m watching the game. I see this flash and say (to myself), “Hey, is that Taylor?”. So, I get up and get closer to my 50″ TV and commence rewinding and fast-forwarding and pausing, at least 10 times. From around the corner I hear, “Gawd. It’s not THAT time again already, is it?”

    …it’s a sicknes…I know.

    And Shrew…HUSH IT.

  7. kanniduba

    January 14, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    No need, I’ll take your word for it! It’s crazy the detail I can see on 46″, I can’t imagine 50″!!! 🙂 Yeah, it is a sickness…but that’s okay. We’re all in this together. *cue High School Musical music*

  8. mike

    January 14, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    I believe the girl wearing a bikini exploited herself. Anyone that shows up looking like that wants to be on TV. If they keep bringing in similar antics, you will be very wrong on your prediction. Hell, I thought she was great and the new judge was annoying! Did see Kara keep singing to prove her point… she sucks!!!

  9. little Deb

    January 15, 2009 at 11:15 am

    Funny thing about bikini “bitch” as Kara called her. My husband was chuckling at the whole thing, but then he said “Couldn’t they find a prettier girl with a better more endowed body to do this schtick?” Anyone else notice that at the beginning of her segment she had honey blonde hair and during her audition it was brown.

    I’m actually enjoying the kinder gentler auditions. And I loved the montage thing at the beginning of the first night.

    Also, Paula is lucid and saying intelligent things. What’s up with that?

  10. shrewspeaks

    January 15, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    I hear clapping for Tinks!

    That’s okay yet again last night I was treated to the Bingo set’s tv line-up. So instead of the train wreck auditions…I was watching Mark Harmon on Navy CSI LAw and Order MAtlock Murder She Wrote. Ah is me.

    So I am re-reading Outlander by Diana Gabaldon and taking yoga classes…I, I, am so out of the loop.

  11. itsallgrey

    January 17, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    Wow. That’s pretty interesting. AI is seeming to want to start to “claim” Taylor. Don’t know what the turnaround is about.


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