Posts Tagged ‘PIA TOSCANO’

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 [...]

The fallout following the “surprise elimination” of contestant Pia Toscano seems to go unabated with “American Idol” bloggers having a field day. But, honestly, the young lady will be fine and, from what I know to be true, she has already been offered “two-and-a-half” recording deals. In fact, she’s already out there and making a [...]

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?- [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]