I was just thinking, "American Idol needs some culture." And then it hit me: I know just the lad to "bring it"--Boy George, formerly of the 80s band, Culture Club. I don't know if AI has ever done a "Songs of 80s Bands" night, but if I could declare it, I would.
Because the lyrics of "Karma Chameleon" surely rival those of "I Am, I Said," especially that part about "no one heard at all, not even the chair." I say, give me, "Loving would be easy if your colors were like my dreams: red, gold and green; red gold and green" any day over lamenting a deaf chair. Just sayin'.
And if Michael Johns had to choose a Culture Club song at this point, he would probably choose, "I Know You Miss Me, I Know You Miss Me, I Know You Miss Me Buh-liiii-ind!" (Blind--because people can actually be blind, whereas chairs can't technically be blind or deaf.)
And Syesha might go for "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me? Do You Really Want to Make Me Cry?" because I think tears work in her favor.
And I'd love to hear Big David rock out, "I'll Tumble 4 Ya" in his gravelly, sultry voice.
So that's what I was just thinkin'.
Here we go!
Wow, Ryan really hit the "This is a-MER-i-can idol" hard this week. He's "stoked," as we said in the 80s.
So it's producers' choice, contestants' choice, and judges' choice. Excuse me? What's missing here? BLOGGER'S CHOICE, that's what's missing.
Syesha looks lovely. Big David's sleeves look like Frankenstein's sleeves. You know, pushed up sleeves were big in the 80s.
Li'l David's up first. This song is reminding me of "O Danny Boy" just a tad. Who is the joker yelling in the audience? I hope it's not his dad. Was this flawless? I think it might have been. A flawless "dope" song, according to Randy. Oh, the little girls are yelling at Simon. He's a meany.
I wonder if she is in the audience? David Archuleta: The New Sanjaya.
I've got my cajun trailmix goin' on again this week. There are three main ingredients: toffee peanuts, sweet, like Syesha; hot, spicy cajun sesame sticks like David Cook, and a strange "toasted corn snack," that's like little David because he's wholesome. Corn is wholesome; I should know because we invented corn in Indiana.
Does anyone else think Paula is speaking with a slight accent tonight?
OK, Syesha was awesome.
David C. has been assigned Roberta Flack. There is an older woman standing in awe of David the audience. My 21 year-old just said, "Is that his mom or just a really old fan?" Wow, 21 year-old, who IS that relic?
I agree with Randy that the song was predictable-- but what can you change up on that song that wouldn't destroy it? So I think he did well. 21 year-old just said "American Idol is played-out."
ohmygoodness. David Archuleta is so sweet. I can't stand it. I do not know who Chris Brown is, but I'm pretty sure he wasn't alive in the 80s. Cowell: "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Chihuahua."
Syesha: "Fever." If I see my husband break a sweat, I'll be bringin' that fever down with a cold, cold show-ah.
Wow, we all liked that song better than her first selection. She still shines in a theatrical way.
PAULA just got BOO'D. What is this world coming to?! Where's the love?!
David Cook is doin' Switchfoot! "Dare Ya to Move?" How about "Dare Ya Not to Vote for Me!" He's going to rock this. This just in: 21 year-old not impressed.
ohmygoodness #2: "Longer" for David Archuleta! I used to love this song when I was about his age. Excuse me while I wave my hands in the air and wipe a tear. Simon just said that this songs fits a NINETY year-old. No way. Maybe someone half of ninety years old. Simon is like aluminum foil in my dental fillings.
Syesha's last song: I loved the song. What is wrong with these judges? Tuff stuff, as we said in the 80s. In Indiana.
David Cook's finale: Aerosmith. Predictable, that's all I'm sayin'.
So don your predictor's cap and prognosticate: Who goes; who stays?
I think it will come down to the two Davids, but there is room for only one David at the top ....