Thursday, February 28, 2008

American Idol - The Girls

Before I get started on the recap, I need to tell you a couple things.

Item Number One: I accidentally deleted the Guys' show from my DVR, hence no commentary on the guys. I have heard, however, that it's quite obvious that Little David is being promoted to win. We'll see.

Item B: I haven't really gotten into the show yet this season, so I know my commentary is pretty basic and mostly negative. I hope that as we go along, I'll become more interested.

NOW let's get to it, shall we?

Syesha Mercado sings Me and Mrs. Jones. Although she changed it to Mr. Jones. I thought parts of it were good and parts were blah. Randy and Paula are with me and Simon didn’t like it at all. I do agree with Simon that it was just weird to hear her singing a song written for a man to sing.

Brook Whoever - Well, she’s been compared to Carly Simon, and now she chooses a Carly Simon song. I liked it, and so did the judges. Especially Simon!

Ramiele Malubay sings Don’t Leave Me This Way. I don’t think it’s the best song for her. She can sing SO MUCH better than this. Randy and Paula agree with me, and Simon agrees with them.

Kristy Lee CookYou’re No Good. I like it, but will the judges? OOH, she kinda growled there. Judges? Yay, they liked it. Simon thinks she has real potential but that maybe she’d make a stronger impression if she sang Country.

Big Daddy – She’s got my vote through and through.

Amanda Overmyer – Still don’t get it. Carry On My Wayward Son is one of my all-time favorites, so I thought I might like her performance tonight. Except her voice sounds awful when she’s not yelling and I can’t stand to watch her dance. Randy didn’t think it was the right song choice. Paula agreed and Simon absolutely hated it.

Also, Lily Munster called, and she wants her hair back.

Alaina Whitaker may be going home this week. It’s so hard to make Hopelessly Devoted To You sound spectacular. It’s a pretty song, but un-fabulous. Randy said exactly what I’m thinking. Even when she had the chance to belt it out, she lost the note. Simon thought it was pageant-y, but that she’s a dark house and could come back strong.

Tinkerbell: That’s pretty. I’m voting for her, Mommy. I think she did perfect. I don’t think she should lose this time. I think she should win.

Alexandrea LushingtonIf You Leave Me Now is another one of my favorite songs. Can you tell I come from the 70’s? The arrangement seems sort of disjointed, her outfit is strange, and her vocals are weird. And the ending sounded like a whole different song. What. Is. Up?

P.S. Alexandrea is wearing Big Daddy’s Work Pants.

Scooter: Nuh uh, Momma, she’s very far away in the TV, and she can’t find ours house to get Daddy’s pants.

Tink: I like it.

Kady Malloy – Singing a Heart song, and it starts off ROUGH. She sounds totally off key, poor thing. SIMON says he’s never heard the song before? Seriously? They didn’t listen to Heart in England? Also, Kady has a hard time concealing her displeasure when she’s criticized. Gotta work on that if she sticks around.

Scooter: I think it’s beautiful, Momma.
Tink: It is rock ‘n roll music, but I don’t like it.

Asia’h EppersonAll By Myself - Oh my, this sounds very awful starting out. And doesn’t get much better in my opinion. I can’t even describe what’s wrong with it. Judges? Randy thinks she did a good job, and Paula thinks she brought it home in the end. Simon disagrees. I think Asia’h has a unique voice, and she has to be very careful in the songs she chooses. Also, and by the way,

Thank goodness it's over. I think the best were Brooke and maybe Kristy Lee Cook. Leaving? I hope we say goodbye to Amanda, for sure. Other than her, I'm not sure. Maybe Alaina, Kady or Alexandrea.

We'll see tonight!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

American Idol - Top 12 Girls

Here we are with the Top 12 Girls, folks. They say some of the girls are sick with the flu or bronchitis, so let’s see what they’ve got.

Kristy Lee Cook – Eh.

Joanne Borgella – I think I read somewhere that she won some Mo’Nique Beauty Contest reality show. But can she sing? Why yes, yes she can. Unfortunately, the judges don’t agree with me.

Big Daddy: Okay, she gets a vote.
Tink: She’s my first one I’m voting for.

Carrie Underwood Jr. (Alaina Whitaker) – Pretty good. Randy said that the beginning was rough, but I liked the beginning. Simon likes her, too.

Big Daddy: Okay, she’s gettin’ a nod.

Amanda Overmyer – I just do not like this chick. She seems like such a caricature, seriously, with the hair and the scarves and the black lips and whatnot. And I Can’t Understand a word that she’s singing. Except “please don’t go.” But Randy likes her? I DO NOT get it. Paula loves everything she does? Bizarre. Simon likes her. Did I already say I Don’t Get It?

Tink: She’s not on my list. Evil. Uh uh, dude.

Oh good, we get to listen to Ryan cut on Simon some more. Shut up, Ryan.

Amy Davis – In her interview piece, she seems very humble and I like that. The song is pretty bad, though. Paula’s right; it’s lackluster and not engaging.

Tink: This sounds good. Do you like it? Me too.

Brook White– I like her but the song’s kind of boring.

Big Daddy: Brook’s got my vote already.

Alexandrea Lushington – Her grandmother was just so cute at auditions! Okay, this is one of my all-time favorite songs, but I don’t know about her singing it. She definitely made it her own, but... Well, Randy liked it! Simon didn’t, but he’s having trouble with all this 60’s stuff.

Big Daddy: Eh, didn’t do enough for me. Sounds like she had some trouble, pitch-wise.

Kady Malloy – She made a goofy song sound very Celine Dion. And the girl has a gorgeous voice! In my opinion she’s the best tonight. Sorry, Randy, you’re wrong. You too, Paula. Wah, Simon agrees with them. And what a way to encourage the poor girl, spending 10 minutes talking about how not good she was!

Tink: I like it. It’s a pretty voice and pretty music.

Asia’h Somethington– Sounds off-key to me...just off somehow. But Randy loved it. Okay, y’all, my ears must be out of order, cause I’m not hearing what the judges are. I’m glad they liked her, but I just didn’t hear it.

Tink: She was pretty. I liked the sound of her.

Ramiele Malubay – I wanted her to belt it out MORE! She sang the song pretty, but this song has such potential, and she didn’t meet it. Randy loved, loved. Again with my weird ears, I guess.

Oh my goodness, we still have 2 to go. I’m sleepy, people!

Syesha Mercado – Eh. I think she over-did it. But of course, the judges think she was the best in the whole wide world.

Did I mention I was sleepy?

Carly Smithson – Great. Which means the judges won’t like her, right? Let’s see...oh, Randy likes her! I’m not crazy! And I love Simon, but he’s on crack tonight.

So, my favorites? I don't even know at this point. All the blonde girls are good, and I think Ramiele has potential. Maybe there are too many of them right now, but I just can't get into it yet.

What about you? Who do you think will go home tonight?

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

American Idol - Top 12 Guys

Well here we are, people. Another season of listening to Ryan Seacrest’s lame put-downs on Simon. Seriously, y’all, I HATE that aspect of the show. Not a Seacrest fan.

But let’s get on with the spectacular commentary, my peeps. We’re joined tonight by Tinkerbell, Pooh and Big Daddy.

David Hernandez – Cute. Liked him from his very first audition. And tonight...holy crap, I love it. Well, it started out spectacular, ended up ordinary. Simon agrees with me.

Tink likes it.

Chikezie – I’m sorry, y’all, but what the heck kind of name is this? DOES he have a last name? Because I think it’s kind of pretentious to drop your last name when no one’s ever heard of you. I'm just sayin’.

On to the song...kind of unspecial to me. And I absolutely hate it when contestants throw cut-downs at Simon.

Tink: I’m not a fan of Simon. He’s kind of an arguer. I like the singer; liked his voice when he was singing.

David Cook – I hope the stylists get hold of this guy’s hair VERY soon. The song...eh. I think it might be better in a different key. The judges liked it, though.

Pooh: I like it. He’s my favorite.
Tink: Nah, not me.

Jason Yeager – He’s from Grand Prairie! Big Daddy lived in Grand Prairie when I met him.

I love this song. Not sure if he knocked it out, though.

Tink: I wonder if anybody’s gonna sing a Christian song? I wanna sing one on there when I’m bigger.
Pooh: I think he’s good. My favorite.

Robbie Carrico – Don’t know how he did, cause Big Daddy was singing louder than Robbie. Seriously, though, he has a good voice, although I don’t think the song was all that great.

Big Daddy: Good job.
Pooh: He’s my favorite (do we see a trend here?)

David Archuletta – I liked it, but I think the lows may be too low for him. Glad the judges disagree with me! And this little sweetie is so very humble; I love it!

Tink: He’s my first favorite.
Pooh: Absolutely 100% favorite.

Danny Noriega – I liked his performance, but his attitude reminds me of Sanjaya. Spare me. OOH, catfight between the judges, though. The kid handled Simon’s criticism well.

Tink: Now that’s the way to do it.

Luke Somebody – Love the song, but I think maybe it’s not the right key for him? Well...parts of it are really nice, and he’s putting his own spin on it. What do the judges think? Rats, they didn’t like him.

Big Daddy: Hmmm.... wasn’t that good.
Tink: Huh. I don’t think he did anything bad.

Colton Berry – He really does look like Ellen DeGeneres, doesn’t he? Uh oh...more Elvis! I think he did a good job, though.

Garrett Haley – Well isn’t he just the cutest little thing? WOW, does he look like a little peach fuzzy Peter Frampton! Oh kid, I love this song – you’d better do it right! Meh...nothing special. But he’s a sweet kid and he handled the criticism well.

Jason Castro – Go Texas! Nice performance; I do like his voice.

Goodness gracious, are we not done yet?

Michael Johns – I hear this guy has already had some success, maybe with a group or two? Oh, I’m not a fan of this song. And not crazy about his performance, either. The judges disagree with me, though.

Tink: I like him.

Well there you have it, folks. The Dirty Laundry commentary on American Idol. My favorites? David Archuletto, David Hernandez, maybe Garrett Haley. I don't think any of them were spectacular this week.

We'll be back tonight with the gals; hopefully someone will knock it out of the park this time.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Dancing With The Stars New Season

Dancing With The Stars will return March 17 on ABC. Here are this season's celebs:

Adam Carolla
Cristian De La Fuente
Shannon Elizabeth
Steve Guttenberg
Penn Jillette

Mario
Marlee Matlin
Priscilla Presley
Monica Seles
Jason Taylor
Marissa Jaret Winokur
Kristi Yamaguchi

I'll try to watch again this season, but I've gotta tell ya - the music is a big barrier for me. The house band is just so corny that I have a hard time staying tuned for the whole show.

BUT. I think Kristi Yamaguchi and Marissa Jaret Winokur may have an advantage, being an ice skater and a broadway performer. We'll see.

Is Penn Jillette the quiet one or the big one? Either way, it should be interesting.

I think Priscilla Presley was a ravishing beauty until she started having plastic surgery. The last few times I've seen her it's like she was wearing one of those clear plastic bank robber masks. Sad.

Come back on March 18 and we'll talk about the premiere.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Save Friday Night Lights!

Y'all, Friday Night Lights is one of my favorite shows, and if you haven't watched it, you should. That will be hard to do, however, if the show isn't renewed.

Because I want to get this info out there ASAP, I will direct you to Big Mama for all the details. FNL fans, UNITE!

Dance Wars Finale

Hey, guys! Don't forget to check out the Season Finale of Dance Wars tonight on ABC. I hear that Drew Lachey's a special guest on the Finale.

You can find more info on Dance War here:

Dance War on ABC: http://abc.go.com/primetime/dancewar/

Dance War Fan Club: http://www.dancewarfanclub.com/

Dance War on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dance-War/20556810334

Dance War on MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/carrieannvsbruno

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Big Brother - Til Death Do Us Part

I have a few random thoughts about tonight's premiere.

First and Foremost - Sheila is just awful. When you get paired with a partner, Make The Best Of It, please! She may be the oldest person in the house, but she is definitely the most immature. I think her whining tonight even beat Jen's tantrum last season when she didn't like her cast photo. Who cares if he's your type, dude? This is not the dating game. Form that alliance and play the dadgum game! I feel really sorry for Adam, that's for sure.

I also think it's awful that Jen and Ryan weren't paired together. This is going to be excrutiating unless they bring their partners in on the secret.

Bikini Barista needs to put her boobs away, please. Thanks.

I'm not really feeling Matt, but that's just a first impression.

Spell Check on Blogger isn't working. I know how to spell; I just type too fast. So if you see errors, please e-mail me so I can fix it. Appreciate it.

Okay, guys; off we go on an all new season. And I'm off to check out Showtime After Dark.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Survivor Micronesia Premiere - I MISSED IT.

That's right, y'all. I missed the first episode of the new season of Survivor. Wah.

I knew it was coming up, but had no idea it was this soon. One of the pitfalls of using a DVR, I guess. I never watch commercials!

Anyway, in case you missed it too, there's a fun little recap at TWOP.

I was oh, so happy to see that Jonny Fairplay was voted off. Now I don't have to be annoyed by him at all this season!

Meet ya back here next week, when I'll be sure to watch the next episode. 'kay?