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Wednesday, May 24, 2006

My destiny is do I make you proud

Thousands of hopeful candidates, countless performances in front of judges and audiences, and painful, tear-filled eliminations, have passed by in the last few months in the quest to crown the next American Idol.

No matter which one of the final two contestants wins the title, they would have to perform their theme song/first single which entailed twinkling pianos, Up With People-style lyrics, a booming chorus, a large choir, and a bridge that softens up and crashes into the last (modified) chorus that allowed the singer to perform lyrical runs for the rest of the song.

Could one song make all the difference in determining a winner? Probably not.

Strangely enough, instead of singing like they’ve never sung before, Katherine and Taylor took this opportunity to make a lasting impression on the voting public in a passive-aggressive way (maybe they’re Canadians). No touchdown. No slam dunk. No hole-in-one.

Ladies and gentlemen, may I present to you one winner and one (potential) has-been.

Katherine, Dark horse and the cherry tree – She said she chose this song to prove that she can sing top-40 music. Ok, if she believes this, then all the power to her.

Taylor, Livin’ in the city – He rocked the audience with his singing, although not so much with his dancing and fuchsia jacket.

Katherine, Over the rainbow – There wasn’t any ostentation with the arrangement or the singing. This performance was simple and classic.

Taylor, Levon – I never understood why he chose to sing this song and not one of his other (and better known) selections from the past season. Oh well…

Katherine, My destiny – The beginning of her first single started off well, but when she sang the bridge and ending chorus, she was already out of steam and her voice was straining to hit several of the high notes. Pretty song, though.

Taylor, Do I make you proud? – He sang his first single better than Katherine. It was a perfect (and ironic) song for the least likely of finalists to sing: a chubby, white-haired twenty-something who looks 45. He practically made the song scream, Hey, look at me, I’m on American Idol! Whoo! Soul patrol! Soul patrol!

Looking back at the performances and watching the reaction of the audience, there seems to be a clear winner for this season’s AI.

But, in the end, it doesn’t matter who wins because their success will be decided by the executives of the BMG marketing department – they are the svengalis who'll manage the future of these two singers for the album-buying public.

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Ah, thankfully, I won't have to write about these people for a long time... unless they pop out a really shitty album.

3 Comments:

Blogger tornwordo said...

I can't believe he's going to win! Unless I end up being right, that is.

May 24, 2006 2:43 pm  
Blogger Steven said...

Torn: I never expected for him to be in the competition, let alone (possibly) win it.

At least I won't have to watch this show (and listen to him) for another six months...

May 24, 2006 4:58 pm  
Blogger Kevin said...

It didn't matter which one won. I wouldn't buy either album.

May 25, 2006 8:32 am  

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