Posts Tagged ‘James Durbin’

I might not have been a fan of the guy, but I couldn’t help but “feel” for James Durbin when he was voted off “American Idol”. One could tell he was pissed, especially when he blurted out how he had done more new stuff on “Idol” than “anyone else”. Well, that could be a stretch [...]

“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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

I physically cringe when watching “American Idol” and people call contestant James Durbin a “rocker”. Sorry, but where on earring- in the left ear- hitting a few high notes and singing a Judas Priest song does not make one a “rocker”. If this is all it takes, no wonder Bob Geldof  is pissed off- and [...]

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 [...]

What I was wondering most was what was going through Jennifer Lopez’ head while watching P Diddy up there during his segment on “American Idol”. In case, Sheen-O-Rama and Lohanitis have made many forget, then-J-Lo who was out to prove that she was “Jenny from the Block” and Diddy Daddy wereascloseasthis until she abruptly distanced [...]