Less a recap than an argument for keeping dangerous things like literacy out of the hands of the masses. Anyway, here goes...
Was That the Same Guy? Award Sundance Head, who wowed just about everybody with his ability to sing at his original audition, wowed everybody again last night with his ability to make it to the next round after forgetting his words and singing the words he did remember off key.
Did the Isley Brothers Do It That Way? Ok, it had been a while since my Isley Brothers Greatest Hits CD had seen the light of day, but I broke it out last night after watching Baylie Brown mime her way through "This Old Heart of Mine" just to make sure the song did have a lyric. I was not, in fact, losing my mind. And, well, phew!! There are words! And they're sung! I feel better...interesting take on a classic though.
Hollywood Week Hissy Fit Award I'm sorry to report that there will be no Hollywood Week Hissy Fit Award this season, though honorable mention goes out to Nicole Turner and her mom for their game effort. Alas, "It was the song" just doesn't measure up to "My spirit has been broken." O, Brittenum Twins, how we miss you!
A Leg Up on the Competition Antonella Barba can sing. Antonella Barba's legs look great in shorts. And since two of the three American Idol judges are heterosexual males, I guess we can add a third item to her list of accomplishments. Antonella Barba can count.
Gratuitous Shallow-Male Remark God bless you, Antonella Barba.
The Brenna Gethers Girl They Love to Hate Award Goes to Antonella's best friend, Amanda Collucio, for favoring us with her classic comment, "God likes good people," when she and Antonella made it through the group song and Baylie Brown didn't.
If It Walks Like a Shakira and It Talks Like a Shakira It must be Perla Meneses. Ok, pop quiz time.
Perla Meneses is originally from:
D) All of the above
E) I don't care. She looked good. I wish she'd made it through.
Not a Dry Eye in the House If you stuck your head out your window at about 8:55 last night you probably heard 35 million people go, "Awwwwwww." That was about the time Sanjay Malakar, who made it to the group of 40, ran into his sister, Shyamali Malakar, who didn't. Yes, it was nice to see such a wholesome display of brotherly/sisterly love. And yes, I WAS one of the 35 million who went "Awwwww." But just what did Sanjay win? A ride in an elevator? Sanjay, I don't know about Seattle, but in New York you can ride in all the elevators you want and you don't have to sing in front of anybody or anything like that to do it. You can even take your sister, dude.
Well, that's all for today. I gotta go bathe my pet owl. See ya.
-- Answer to Perla Meneses Quiz E
-- Explanation of Answer to Perla Meneses Quiz See comment under Gratuitous Shallow-Male Remark