Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Idol Chat (Part 3)

This past weekend I visited with my 13 year old niece, Katie. During our time together I took the opportunity to try and get inside the mind of a representative of one of the most powerful demographics in our country today: the 13 year-old girl. Since Katie admits she likes Sanjaya, I was hoping to gain some insight as to why he keeps making the cut week after week on American Idol. What secret attribute does he possess that only seems to register on the radar screens of the 'tween market? What is it that makes middle school girls hear beautiful music when the rest of us want to run screaming from the room? So finally I asked her, "Katie, what is it about Sanjaya you like?"

Her answer? "I like his hair."

And there you have it ladies and gentleman--the secret to Sanjaya's success revealed! But I have to ask, after this week's appearance, do you still like his hair, Katie?

Anyway, that said, enough is enough with this kid. It's not funny anymore. It is more embarrassingly clear than ever that Sanjaya does NOT belong in this competition. Let's hope he's finally put out of his misery this week. I feel bad for the kid now. He's become a joke. It's not fair to him or the contestants with any real talent.

So here's my quick rundown of this week's contestants:

The Girls: Melinda, Lakisha, Jordin and Gina all did wonderfully this week. Excellent song choices, all. Gina rebounded nicely from last week and gave her best performance to date. Melinda and Lakisha both chose more youthful songs and delivered them with all the expertise of the divas from the golden age of disco. Jordin continued to use her youth to her advantage perhaps being the only one of the top girls who could pull off a Gwen Stefani song. Haley suffered from poor song choice this week but looked absolutely stunning. That alone could keep her in the competition for another week.

The Boys: A much improved showing from Chris Richardson which will hopefully keep him out of the bottom two this week. Although the judges loved Blake this week, I thought he played it a little safe. But as Simon said, he is still the leading male contender in the competition at this point. Phil Stacey delivered the goods once again this week. I never want to like him but he always wins me over with really good vocals. Chris Sligh has the dulcet tones of an angel but seems awkward and uncomfortable on stage. He should leave the mic stand carrying trick to the memory of Bo Bice and find his own personality. In fact if he doesn't soon, he could be the next casualty of the competition.

Who should and will be voted off this week: If there's a God in heaven--SANJAYA! I hope after this weeks performance the voting viewers have finally come to their senses. At this point he's not just bad, he's ridiculous--especially with this week's hairdo!

Click here for a link to the contestants' bios.

RESULTS: Chris Sligh goes home and Sanjaya remains so apparently there is no God. This is the point in the competition where I hate American Idol and swear never to watch it again--until next week.



At 2:19 PM, Blogger Y | O | Y said...

Of course you realize you just went on the line as saying there is no God if Sanjaya stays. I think all those 13-year-old girls are gonna make you an atheist. ;)

This kid knows it's his hair and is working it for all it is worth. Can we blame him? Wouldn't we do the same? Stretch our 15 minutes of fame to a couple of months?

He may not be able to sing, or do anything else for that matter, but that hasn't stopped Paris Hilton! Let's hope he doesn't hop the train to partyville. Last stop...rehab.

At 3:09 PM, Blogger Joey P. said...

I think the hair is a brilliant bit of "branding." He's probably the person on the show with the highest name recognition, and, like Cher and Charro, he only needs one name.

That said, his voice makes Justin Guarini sound like Marvin Gaye.

At 3:52 PM, Blogger heathandpete said...

Did you know Chris Sigh went to Bob Jones University.

At 10:53 PM, Blogger LSL said...

How cute is your niece!

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