Monday, May 25, 2009

Weighing in on American Idol

I was shocked when my Facebook pals were thrilled with the outcome of American Idol. I didn't even watch the show this year except for bits and pieces, but I was totally crazy about Adam Lambert from the moment I saw him sing "Ring of Fire". Then I played "Mad World" over and over again. I was never disappointed in what I saw on Utube.

Now I know he wears makeup and I'm not convinced that earrings on guys around here in Utah is the deal. But I like his hair, I like his style and I really like his low-key demeanor and terrific responses to the judges' reviews. I think he's a class guy with a whole pile of talent and appeal. Though his look is a little over the top, his presentation never is. I don't think he ever was disreputable. He never addressed "sexuality". He just sang like a champ.

The other guy -- Kris Allen. I am not a real fan of country music, but I don't think there's much memorable about him. He's kinda boring. Except for "Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone." That's a great song even when I sing it, though.

Maybe I love Adam Lambert because I loved the big-hair bands and their craziness in days of yore. Maybe it's because people explain their gladness he didn't win because of fears of what he might represent. Haven't people done that for years? Elvis is an institution today but in the fifties, he was dangerous. I'm not so sure that the Christian vote, if that's what did it, made the right choice this time. But maybe it's just me.

I love Abbey on NCIS too.


Wendy said...

It's not just you - and pelvis was an abmonination when he arrived. I've never watched Idol and don't plan on starting but he falls in with Susan Boyle in my book and should get full marks for what he can do well and not how he looks.

I think the other guy won because he's white bread and can be molded into what the music dudes want him to be.

Linda Aukschun said...

Again we agree. Why don't you marry my son?

Jaime said...

I have to agree with you as well. I don't actually watch American Idol but from all I have seen and heard, you are spot on! Oh...and I too LOVE Abbey on NCIS. I'm not sure the show would be quite the same without her. :)

cba191 said...

what's wrong with earrings? i had them. LOL