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February 23, 2006   

For some reason, Seppo and I were discussing alternate careers in the car. I remembered that when I was younger, I was very interested in becoming a family therapist/counselor. I’m actually interested enough to give it serious second thought.

I’ve started posting on an Asian American hiphop message board. Hee hee. They thought I was a dude for a while. Oops.

American Idol, Guy’s night assessment and boot predictions.

The Great:

  • Chris Daughtry. Sang Bon Jovi’s “Dead or Alive”. What can I do when someone sings Bon Jovi and sings it well?
  • Ace Young. Sang George Michael’s “Father Figure”. So many middle-aged housewives are having inappropriate fantasies about him now.
  • Elliot Yamin. Sang Stevie Wonder’s “If You Really Love Me”. I can’t help thinking “meth mouth” everytime I see him, but he is undeniably great.

The Fun & Good:

  • Will Makar. Sang Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back”. I love the song and he made one of the best song choices aside from the people above, hitting the correct demographic for him: fun, young, and a little sentimental. He’s not as good of a singer as the people above.
  • Gedeon McKinney. Sang “Shout!”, but I don’t know who sang it first/best/most famously. I love the song and it was fun, but he weirds me out when he talks and stares.

The Less Fun But Still Good:

  • Kevin Covais. Sang Brian McKinght’s “One Last Cry”. The performance was awkward looking, but his singing was pretty good.
  • Taylor Hicks. Sang Elton John’s “Levon”. I expected more from him. He wasn’t as great as before, but still very very good.
  • Patrick Hill. Sang Melissa Ethridge’s “Come To My Window”. He’s clearly a great singer but something about the performance sucked and bored me silly.

The Horrible/Uncomfortable (even if good):

  • David Radford. Sang what my guess is Michael Buble’s version of Queen’s “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”. His “crooning” is so fake that I just can’t watch him. And I felt bad for all the legitimate criticism he got, so I want him to just go.
  • Bobby Bennett. Sang Barry Manilow’s “Copacabana”. He was better doing Louis Armstrong with his gravelly voice; this was just schmaltzy lounge-y crapola on a stick.
  • Jose Penala. Sang Earth, Wind, and Fire’s “Reasons”. All the singing was done in falsetto, which I just hate, so I can’t be objective. Seppo says he was flat throughout.
  • Bucky Covington. Sang Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Simple Man”. I couldn’t understand anything he sang in his mush-mouth and overly-forced growls. He might have a good tone underneath, but I didn’t see it.

My guess is that Bobby and either David, Patrick, or Gedeon get it. I think Bobby & David should go, but Bobby & Gedeon will go because of lack of screen time.

February 23, 2006 at 1:18 pm

I loved Chris Daughtry’s performance and he’s got great thighs. If you dont know what I mean, see Keifer Sutherland. 😉 I’m not sure who the second guy that is going home because Bobbie is for sure the first. I would say David because his performance was awful but he’s cute and all the girlies will vote for him.

And Ace is going to win this thing if he keeps picking perfectly sexy songs to sing.

February 23, 2006 at 1:58 pm

Ace couldn’t make me want to puke any more if he tried. That freaking cheesy “thousand mile stare”. Holy crap, dude!

Of course, the fact that he chose “Father Figure” was awesome and he did a good job with it.

February 23, 2006 at 2:05 pm

I laughed and laughed because Ace seemed like such a caricature of an American Idol contestant, being so generically good-looking and singing such a hysterically inappropriate song. I am not even sure if he understands what the song is about. Hahaha.

February 23, 2006 at 9:22 pm

Ace is easily already in the final four, if not two.

I think the little black girl should win the whole thing, but I didn’t really care for the song she sang.

On a side note, I HATE that old looking guy with the grey hair. He looks like the lead singer of a D-rate Christian rock band. Just awful.

But at least that creepy molesterish guy who sang Copa Cabana is gone.

February 23, 2006 at 11:32 pm

Man, Stevie sounded SO great now that she wasn’t sick anymore. The parts that on Tuesday I was thinking that she should have “gone” for, she did today. And she has such a controlled, sweet, ethereal voice! I would have enjoyed seeing her sing for a few more weeks.

February 27, 2006 at 8:30 pm

I once sang Father Figure at a karaoke night at a bar… with my father in the audience. Didn’t realize my mistake until I actually got up on the stage.

In other situations, though, Father Figure has been dubbed my “panty-throwin’ song.”


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