Posts Tagged ‘Jacob Lusk’

“American Idol” got serious last night. The judges argues amongst themselves- well “The Dawg” and Jennifer Lopez did as Steven Tyler stayed in his own very special zone. Randy Jackson- and Jennifer Lopez- dissed Jimmy Iovine for asking Hayley to sing an unknown and yet-to-be recorded Lady Gaga song.  “The Dawg” was right and there [...]

I was half-joking when I first mentioned it, but I really believe there will be no outright winner of “American Idol” and that the show should end right now with Jacob Lusk named “Gospel Idol”, Casey Abrams named “Jazz Idol”, Scottie name “Country Idol”, the hugely made-over Lauren Alaina named “Teen Idol”, James Durbin named [...]

When Pia Toscano was voted off “American Idol” today, suddenly, the show “grew up”. And, thankfully, Ryan Seacrest didn’t telegraph and hype up the result. Suddenly it was no longer pat and with the usual comments from the “nasty judge” and “the whacko judge” and the “over-eager, patronising judge” that was Kara DioGuardi- remember her?- [...]

Have television audiences, especially in the States, become so dulled and pre-conditioned to having one “nasty judge” on any type of competition that being “nice” not “cool enough” for today? WAIT: JUST IN! William Hung, from AI long gone, will be performing in the hippest club in Hong Kong this weekend. His supposed asking price [...]

Hong Kong has a habit of flogging a dead horse to death, which meant six- SIX- viewings of the same “American Idol” show in less than 24 hours. And as I cannot sleep without the television on and which meant [one girlfriend leaving- one of many reasons] watching James Durbin again and again and again. [...]

Quite a few people have asked, “Mate/Man/Dude/Hey, why do you write so much about ‘American Idol?’ Does anyone really care?’” I don’t just think so, I know so ‘cos the “views” go waaaaay up plus, love it or not, there is no way one an ignore the show. When the history books are written or [...]

Why are so many of them SCREAMING? Watching the remaining contestants- or Top 11- do the usual Glee-ful opening song-and-dance number- this time, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”- I didn’t understand why all the carefully mapped out a”dlibs” made up of a high SCREAM, were given to Jacob Lusk and James Durbin. Well, I know [...]

A few weeks ago, I caught a TV Special where Phil Collins paid homage to the music of Motown. To re-create that sound, he had brought in the brilliant Funk Brothers, the studio musos who gave every Motown track that back beat and those riffs. And though not exactly a Phil Collins “fan”, I respected [...]

In no particular order of importance, what has been going through my head is [A] why so many contestants from this season’s “American Idol” are singing in keys that are way too high for them? It reminds me of being in a band rehearsing “Bend Me Shape Me” by Amen Corner in the original key [...]

One has to wonder if “American Idol” is a competition between the contestants or if it has suddenly become a contestant between music executives Jimmy Iovine and Antonio “LA” Reid, both, at least for the moment with Universal Music. As we all know by now, Mr. Jimmy is resident mentor/producer of “Idol” whereas the news [...]