Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Idol Chatter -- Gone Country

I remember being at a teacher's conference, waiting for a session to begin, and these two lovely African American women were in the row in front of me. I didn't mean to eavesdrop, but they caught my attention when they said, "That sister had no business wearing that hat." I knew immediately who they were talking about. The previous night was "Country" night on American Idol, and Mandisa had chosen to wear a ridiculous straw cowboy hat. She was voted off promptly. You can say it was a lack of fan base, but I'll always blame the hat.

So last night was Country night on Idol, and boy did I experience a shift in favorites. I've been an Adam girl for a while, but my goodness. I'm so glad Johnny Cash is in heaven singing praises to his savior so he could be spared that hot mess. But my Anoop was back! And I hopped on the Matt band wagon. And I finally see why the judges kept Kris around.

Now, I get a lot of flack about not being a Danny fan. And it's not that I don't think he's a wonderful singer...I just don't find him that interesting. He's a bit too slick and put together for my taste--at least for my taste in the context of this show. And it bothers me to think that, should he win, the producers probably won't let him release a purely gospel album. Click the link below for a cool performance of three AI alumni--Mandisa, Chris Sligh and Phil Stacey singing with Michael W. Smith at the Dove Awards.*:IE-SearchBox&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=ie7&rlz=1I7DMUS&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=derASf3vMYbiyQWl2dFU&sa=X&oi=video_result_group&resnum=4&ct=title#

By the way, my prediction? If Michael Carver is on the chopping block, the judges'll send him home. Anybody else? They'll get the "judges save" for the week.


  1. I had to go to bed after my Lil sang. I love her. I appreciate that she went for something different than the obvious, I will always love you by Dolly, redone by Whitney. She has pipes. I usually try to stay awake for Scott from Scottsdale, my home town, but could not make it last night. I am voting Lil all the way, she has amazing talent, but my whole family is a Noop Dog fan. I love him too.

  2. Scott was great last night, too. You missed Paula's very sensitive remark about his using his piano as a "crutch" ... I wanted to smack her.

  3. How Snarky. Shame on her. My oldest son was appalled when Scott tried out and Ryan attempted the "high five" when he made it. Duh. Tragic.