Thursday, January 28, 2010

AI: I Think I've Had Enough

Let me start by laying out a little disclaimer. I really do like American Idol. I totally love Simon. He's awesome. Randy is pretty cool. And I definitely like Kara better than Paula. I'm glad Paula's gone.

Ok, honestly, I couldn't care less about the judges, or the show. The only time I ever voted, was once a few years ago, when KJ was like 5 or 6, and she really wanted to vote for Jordan Sparks. So I let her call. Other than that I have never voted.

But, I do watch it religiously. And when I say religiously, I mean that I turn it on in the background while I do other stuff.

And I've noticed a pattern. Something which irritates me to my very core. And honestly, I don't even know how to describe it.

It's that thing that the singers do, when they dip their voice at the end of a phrase. You know what I mean? Gah, it's like fingernails on a chalk board.

And the thing that irritates me the most, is those are the ones that the judges like. That ones who couldn't possibly just Sing. The. Melody! Oh know, they have to "make it their own", etc.

I'm just tired of hearing all of the classics completely butchered because all of the "good" contestants can't sing on key. And really, I think that's just what it is. It's a defense mechanism to avoid going flat on the sustained note.

Makes. Me. CRAZY!!!

Probably enough to stop watching the show.
Too bad I'm too old, and I'm not a pop singer, or I'd go show 'em how its done.
Note: I'm not saying I'm an awesome singer, cuz I'm not. Really, really not. Which is why I play the piano. I just have strong feelings about all those extra notes thrown in.


Nick and Stacey said...

You are too funny! I had no idea watching that show....who knew!

Teri said...

It's a train wreck, that is for certain! I hope things work out for you!! (Your last post.)

Hilary said...

That show is bugging me this season. Not sure why...

Sherrie said...

Amen Sista!

kado! said...

i was late to the AI we do still watch it now...but this year it seems they are focusing on annoying crazy people a little too much...some people should not even get their 12 seconds of fame....i guess that is also why i like the fast-foward DVR feature! ;)

Enjoy your weekend!

Lara said...

Yeah I stopped watching after the year Carrie Underwood won. I started watching the next season and couldn't stomach it anymore. For all the reasons you mention here.

DeNae said...

I've never watched the show. There isn't one part of it that doesn't make me almost feverishly uncomfortable.

And my word verification is "oustr". Tell me a real person isn't behind all of those WVs, reading the posts and then coming up with words that fit!

wonder woman said...

Ditto. Ditto, ditto. Except I'll probably keep watching.

I know it was like 2 weeks ago, but I'm still bummed we didn't buy your entertainment center simply because it would've been fun to have lunch with you. :p