Well, today we joined the 21st century and downloaded the American Idol Final and Finale to watch rather than watching the heavily edited, ad-filled version on ITV2. Am so glad I did because now I have the spectacular finale to keep – haven’t enjoyed an evening’s telly so much in ages.
Anyway here are some random thoughts on proceedings.
- Katharine wasn’t just a one-trick pony, she was a one-song pony
- Paris finally found her niche – the duet with Al Jarreau was the best of the night
- The best voice in the competition undoubtedly belonged to Mandisa
- Toni Braxton made Paula look sober
- I like Paula – I love how she puts her whole heart and soul into it
- The segment of Simon caressing his moobs was one of the funniest things I’ve seen this year
- Mary J was supremely ungenerous to Elliott (though she sounded bloody good)
- I wish Elliott had been in the final, a funky white boy final would have been aces
- I hope Elliott gets a career out of this, particularly if he learns to calm down on the vibrato
- Is it an excess of testosterone that made the male rockers hair fall out?
- Is that why Chris looks so grumpy all the time?
- The thought of ‘male bonding’ between Ace and Chris is, however, not unappealing
- It was a shame we didn’t see more of Melissa
- Poor Meatloaf
- Burt Bacharach is a god
- Farmbot from last year has turned into a more professional farmbot
- I would die of pride if my seventeen-year old daughter got to introduce Dionne Warwick
- Prince is still the coolest man on the planet, even if he was wearing Taylor’s jacket
- Taylor does not have the best voice in the competition, but I loved how he was so self-effacing in the group numbers and let the others shine, and the fact that he really is rather good at the harmonica, and that he thanked his fans and the band and everyone at the end, and that he made a bloody good job of In the Ghetto even though Toni Braxton was sexually harassing him. But most of all I love how he can take that cheesy load of old bollocks that is his new single and somehow turn it into a song which made tears roll down my cheeks.
- And David Hasselhoff agrees with me.