The Dude on the Right
Oh my God. Tonight it’s the music of Barry Gibb and The Bee Gees.
guess the American Idol people want to try to throw another monkey-wrench into
the show by picking music only the parents will know and most every kid will
have no idea of the songs. Me, I’ll admit I’ve always liked the Bee Gees,
but damn, maybe American Idol needs to quit doing these "music of…" shows and
just let the singers pick songs from week to week. Maybe we don’t need the
"star" coaching and just need to see some real music coaches, or maybe some
weeks where Simon, Paula, and Randy actually "coach" the contestants, especially
towards the end of the competition.
Anyway, here’s what I thought about
Melinda (1): Sings "Love You Inside and Out."
Nothing to say about her anymore. She knows how to bring it every week,
and although Simon didn’t seem to like it that much, umm, , and pardon my
French, but it’s the fuckin’ Bee Gee’s night – What the hell is she supposed to
do? In the words of my buddy Stu Gotz, ’nuff said.
Sings "You Should be Dancin’." Barry thinks Blake’s "beat-boxing" is an
ability. Blake just epitomized why sometimes it was great the Chicago
radio dude Steve Dahl held "Disco Demolition" many years ago. What the
hell was that mess?
LeKisha (1): Sings "Stayin’ Alive." Just bad.
Jordin (1): Sings "To Love Somebody." Barry loved her, and I think,
depending on her next song, this might have just bounced her back into the
competition. Did nice version of the song and performed it well.
Melinda (2): Sings "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart." She’d rather be
wet than be a loser? She sings well and performs well, but there isn’t
much you can do with this song. She tried to "soul it up," and that added
a different dimension to the song, but we already know that about her.
Blake (2): Sings "This is Where I Came In." Good, Blake, sing a song that
both the kids and the parents don’t know, and screw it up by "beat-boxing" it,
and he did. It sounded like a Boy George throw-back, and not a good one at
LeKisha (2): Sings "Run to Me." Barry does give her good advice,
to kick it up earlier, and she listens. She still sings with a slight lisp
at times, missed a note or two, and is looking better except for the gap in her
teeth which she can’t do anything about until after the show ends, but this song
was a better choice although not great.
Jordin (2): Sings "I Am A Woman
in Love." Barry loved her again, but she needed to "hip" it up just a tad
because why do we want to really hear a Barbara Streisand cover on American Idol
in 2007? Even so, her songs this week might keep her alive for another
As much as I like The Bee Gees and Barry Gibb, I still question having
this be a theme for the week. All they are doing now is torturing the
contestants into trying to find songs they don’t know, and don’t know how to
sing, although I did get a laugh when even Barry Gibb made fun of his singing.
I’ve got to wrap up this blog about the American Idol singing because, and I
hate to say this, I don’t really care about the contestants anymore. I’ve
got to switch TV channels to see who gets booted off of "Dancing With the
Stars." All I know is it better not be Apolo Anton Ohno dancing with the
new love of my life, Julianne Hough. She’s hot.
That’s it for this one! I’m The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!