Category Archives: American Idol
Yeah, I’m indulging because, it’s a slow news day, and because now that Idol is on its way out, I think this will begin all the behind-the-scenes talk about what was really going on behind the curtain. :)
So, I’m not at all surprised Mariah Carey found her experience “judging” contestants to be “boring and fake.”
But who I really want to hear from are the Idol contestants. Has their gag order expired yet? Not that I would ever expect our beloved David to ever spill the beans or say something negative.
(Not that he’s not capable of throwing shade, however. That he can most certainly do!)
We’ve all heard the news about Fox finally pulling the plug on American Idol, after Season 15 next year. It’s been a long time coming, and they should’ve ended this show five years ago. But better late than never, I say. But this story from EW peaked my interest:
[Fox CEO Dana] Walden agreed it was a “pretty emotional decision,” and revealed the final season will feature appearances by former judges and contestants. “There’s a lot of enthusiasm around former judges and contestants coming back,” she said.
Former judges and contestants making an appearance next year? If David had any interest in promoting a new album and reviving his career, an appearance on the final season of Idol might be worth his while, don’t you think?
What say you, Soul Davidians?
Joey Cook just became my favorite Idol tonight with that jazzy rendition of Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy”! :)
When was the last time we had a “moment” on this show?
Hmmmm, was it when we saw THIS?
Most of you know my story: about how I came to call myself “Hello Gorgeous” because that’s what I said to my TV set when I first laid eyes on a young David (think he was 16 at the time of his Hollywood round).
I think some of you may also know the rest of the context for that story: about how I was an absolute wreck that week, overwrought in anxiety because, later that week, I had to get a breast biopsy to rule out cancer.
Listlessly channel-surfing, I forgot American Idol was on – even though I had sworn not to watch that season because I was so mad the year before that my favorite contestant, Melinda Doolittle, had placed third.
And then, there was David (sigh), so adorable, so sweet, so sincere. And that was even before he opened up his mouth to sing “Heaven.”
And for that moment, I was so soothed by those vocals, so taken up with this kid and the velvety Voice, it lifted me out of my despair.
After that, there was no turning back! :)
Things turned out fine with the biopsy, and today – having gone through another wait-and-see diagnosis, in which my follow-up mammogram came back with a clean bill of health – I can now breath a sigh of relief. *Whew*
And, of course, forever linking David to my anxieties over my preventative breast health care, I was moved to listen to the Voice today. And specifically the Voice crooning “Heaven.”
Whatever new music David works on, I just know that there is no surpassing his tremendous gift for being a “Soother.” He’s definitely got the charm.
I sometimes wonder, had I not been going through such a health concern when I was introduced to him, would I still be here, a devoted fan of David? Would he have hit me so hard the way he did, like a ton of bricks?
That Voice keeps me here, and it keeps me wanting more. But mostly, it keeps me calm.
Whether or not such gifts are rewarded with fame and commercial success, as long as we’ve got access to it – no matter what life struggles and joys we’re going through – that would be enough for me.