Many people dislike American Idol audtions because of the perceived cruelty factor. However, sometimes, when the planets align in a mysterious way that eclipses Simon Cowell's head, such as it did Wednesday night, a nice thing happens.
Renaldo Lapuz. Remember that name. Because you will never forget his audition.
Renaldo, a 44 year-old angelic Scarlet Pimpernel, just wanted a chance to sing before the world--not just any song--but a song of admiration and appreciation for ... and I want credit for being the first to coin this: "Simon Scowell." If I'm not the first to come up with that clever turn of phrase, don't tell me because right now I'm pretty pleased with myself. (oh junk! I just Googled Simon "Scowell," and I am not the first. What'shiswisename was right, there's nothing new under the sun.)
This man Renaldo is so sweet. He seems a little confused even beyond the language barrier, but his tears of gratitude after his audition choked me up. You must see the video. But just in case you forget this song after you've heard it 2,567 times, here are the lyrics or at least a reasonable facsimile:
WE ARE BROTHERS FOREVER
[I think it should be subtitled, "Don't Tase Me, Bro" because it becomes apparent that you may indeed have to tase him to stop him.]
I am your brother
Your best friend forever
Singing the songs
The music that you love
Brothers til the end of time
Together or not
You’re always in my heart
You hurt your feelings
And you will rain on mine
I love you brother
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