Tuesday, May 08, 2007

How American Idol might have done much better in the '80s.

Keep in mind I just saw Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band again last night. I love that movie, as you know, and this time Nan made the discovery that Sanjaya Malakar would have done well to sing a Peter Frampton song or two. (As you also know, I liked Sanjaya. Peter Frampton's Billy Shears and me go way beyond like. *ahem*)

So it was Barry Gibb night on American Idol. My first 8-Track was the soundtrack to Saturday Night Fever. You might guess where this is all going. I mean, after all, it was Bee Gees night the first time I noticed Idol, so many years ago.

What the ever-loving hell happened to three-fourths of the Top 4?! These were my favorite kids this year...singing my favorite music...what could go wrong? Missing harmonies? Maybe. I don't know. I just found myself saying they should let Jordin Sparks win tonight and kick everyone else off. I didn't expect to like Jordin at the beginning, either...but...tonight she invoked Guilty.

The Barbra Streisand/Barry Gibb album Guilty was like, all of 1982 to me. Guilty, barbecues, and tonsilitis, those were the days, my friend. So when Jordin sang Woman In Love and the judges didn't like it, I realized that I am still very happy to be in the '80s, and there be certain others who just...don't...get it. I hope for Jordin's sake there are many like me out there.

I also laughed heartily when no one (but Blake Lewis, Barry Gibb and I) knew This Is Just Where I Came In. I love that song. Love. Take that, smart-ass judges, I know all these songs and you do not. Bah.

Still doesn't excuse whatever the hell happened to half the songs tonight. I can't believe I enjoyed Bon Jovi night better than Barry Gibb night. I enjoyed the Barry Gibb parts...of course...he could still help kick Areosmith's asses.


Ari said...

I thought American Idol in the 80's was called Star Search... :)

BrideOfPorkins said...

HAHA, I know.

The odd thing is in the '80s I used to run for my life when Star Search was coming on. Until that band with the drummer who used to jump on his drums while he was playing. The rest of it was just too square for me.

...now I'm the square. *shiver*