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Thursday, May 03, 2007

American Idol: Goodbye Chris, Goodbye Phil

by guest bloggers Becky and Bethany

Last night we bid adieu to Chris Richardson and Phil Stacy. Yep, Phil Stacy. America paid its last respects to the bald sailor, as he was one of the latest casualties of American Idol.

We’ll admit we were wrong. We knew Chris was going; it was just his time. But we were sure that LaKisha was going to get the ax also. This baffles us why? Well, not because Phil was our favorite, and we wanted him to win, but because he has actually been trying and seemed to want it more than LaKisha.


The only explanation is that maybe LaKisha’s fan base is a little bigger than Phil’s? There is no doubt though that he will be around in some other form. He actually does have talent and seems like a genuine guy. He’ll probably land a record deal, probably in the country genre. So he won’t be gone forever. It’ll be interesting though to see if the big-time record executives let him keep his current look.

Other than that and the show being extended into an hour-long drama, it wasn’t that bad of an evening. R & B singer Robin Thicke performed, as well as Bon Jovi.

On a disappointing note, it would have been cool to hear Bon Jovi sing one of their classics, but that didn’t happened.

So, next week we rewind in time and go back to when we were only mere toddlers and the contestants weren’t even thoughts. Barry Gibb is the guest mentor, and the Idol producers are already getting out the disco balls to hang. Can you hear the excitement and thrill in our words? How will we cope getting through the next six days? Come on Idol producers, Barry Gibb?

Maybe we’ll be back next week, maybe not….

10 comments:

Tim said...

OK...show some respect for Barry Gibb...the BeeGees were awesome...seriously..."Nights on Broadway" is a great song...and what can you say about "Stayin' Alive"?...

I was highly disappointed in Bon Jovi's performance this week...talk about lame...they could have done something that rocked, something fun or, god forbid, something upbeat...instead they chose - you guessed it - sad bastard music...maybe it was an Aquanet deficiency...I mean, what self-respecting actress would throw herself at Richie Sambora after that?

I imagine LaKisha is next...unless Jordin has another bad week...Blake is a lock, and I have to think Melinda is, as well...

gotta get my polyester suit ready for next week...

Becky said...

Come on Tim, Barry Gibb????
I have the utmost respect for him, I actually have "Stayin' Alive" on my IPod, but really.

I am just hoping that he doesnt wear those pants that he wore in the "Stayin' Alive" video!

Tim said...

The pants are awesome!!

And that flowing, brown hair...and the beard...Barry is the man!!

Anonymous said...

I think Phil leaving the show was a mistake - he was a solid performer (despite his missing hair) although Chris leaving was not a surprise. What the hell was that mess with Robin Thicke!!! I thought the cat got stuck in the fan....Whispering, falcetto crap without rhythm and almost unintelligible..Gong!!!!! Next!!!

Becky said...

I can understand your fascination with Barry Gibb, your the guy who has seen the Village People 3 times right?

Oh anonynmous you're just jealous that you can't sing like Robin Thicke.

WAIT...

if you borrowed Barry's white pants you might actually be able to hit those high notes!!!!

Anonymous said...

No I'm not jeolous at all but I can appreciate a good falcetto (am I spelling that word right?) that can be understood like Barry Gib. The unintelligible crap from Thicke made me a little "thick"- barrrffff!!As to Barry Gib's white pants, I can't imagine breathing in pants that tight, let alone singing - high or low or at all - but in the day tight was right!!

Tim said...

I think I'd look pretty good in some tight-fitting, polyester bell bottoms, Becky...lol...but to complete the look you need a medallion...gotta have a big gold medallion hanging from your neck...

The Village People aren't fit to hold Barry's sweaty silk scarf...

ArtfulSub said...

My prediction 1 month ago of a Blake/Melinda finale remains probable.

Let's face the facts.

The owners of the American Idol franchise do not want a grossly over-weight ebonics-speaking Lakisha as America's Idol.

Neither do they want an Amazon 17 year-old rich girl who very well may balk at the rigorous appearance schedule that being Idol requires.

Also, Melinda is just plain BETTER than either of them. And Blake is more interesting, versatile, and probably the best candidate to promote the franchise on talk shows etc...

I'm quite glad Chris bit the dust. Will miss Phil but wasn't surprised by his departure.

Bon Jovi, while not good, do have a large collection of recordings. Melinda chose well. And, as always, delivered. She did miss two notes but promptly recovered.

Jordin, by contrast, missed 2 notes and got ahead of the music. Then got very flustered and gave her weakest performance to date.

Terrible song choice. Lyrics like "tommy used to work on the docks" and "gina works the diner all day" are sappy. But bleached-blonde pop-star Bon Jovi wasn't far removed from being janitor Gianni Bonagiovi at the time he wrote it.

The lyrics and the feeling of the song are so far removed from Jordin's life-experience, she was doomed from the start.

Doomed to give a bad performance, that is.

One wonders if anyone will go WAY back into the BeeGee's history and select one of their Beatlesque semi-hits from the 60s. The brothers Gibb totally re-invented themselves to do the Disco thing.

tube talk girl said...

Tim, the medallion in en route to you. I expect photos.

Tim said...

That's fine, TTG...you'll soon have pictures of the medallion swinging proudly from my neck...:)

Hey, I know how to rock the wardrobe, Huggy Bear-style!

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