I just want to say, for the record, that I am going to do my best to not watch American Idol tonight. Why, you might ask? Why stop now, at the very end? (Although, in the interest of full disclosure, I must admit I have not been watching since the beginning, not at all. I came in around when R.J. was getting voted out, very late indeed.)
Well, I’ll tell you. Because I think Kelly should win and probably, if the voting was all on the up-and-up, would win. But I think Justin will win because I think it’s a fix and if I’m wrong I’ll admit it tomorrow.
It’s not like Justin isn’t a nice person. He seems very friendly, all swell, Good Morning America went back to his high school and no one rolled their eyes at the sound of his name, so he’s most likely a decent guy. But he bugs me. Last night, when I watched him sing, I hated how to played to the camera, his bouncy-knee thing (which I’ve covered here already) and just….I don’t know. It’s bad karma, I know, to dislike someone when you don’t even know them.
But Kelly. Kelly to me is the real deal. She’s a regular girl, not super-slick-might-as-well-already-be-airbrushed like Justin. She’s not stick thin, she’s unique looking, and she can really, really sing. She should win. She’s got the pipes and she should win. But I don’t think she will. I don’t think she fits the formula, and Justin does. But they’ll drag it out for hours upon hours tonight, before in the final five minutes, we get our answer. So frustrating! So I’m going to do my best to watch something else.
(We’ll see how well I do. I’ll most likely be just annoyed enough to have to keep flipping back to it, all the while grumbling to myself under my breath.)
Meanwhile, last night I watched The Royal Tenenbaums, which pretty much singlehandedly convinced me that yes, there are still really good, almost perfect, movies out there. It was wonderful.
have a good day everyone….