Woo! Carrie Underwood! Looking good, sister-friend! Have you lost some weight? Because damn! Come on over here and give me some sugar now, honey.
And OMG. What in the Sam Hill was the deal with Paula? I mean, am I the only one who though she was she absolutely out of control last night?! First she caught up on some zzzzzzzzzzzzzz's right there at the judges' table, then woke up long enough to make some very strange references to pizza and salads and fortune cookies before practically sliding under the table, at which point I fully expected her to snake her way across the studio floor humming Cold-Hearted Snake interspersed with hysterical laughter before collapsing in a pool of tears at Ace's feet. Huh? Just me, then?
Okay. So here's the thing: I voted for Carrie last season and I meant it. I loved me some Bo, I did, but Carrie's singing? It touched me. I admit it. She has a beautiful, controlled voice, and-- boy howdy!-- does she knows how to use it. She had me at Alone. I never saw her as robotic or vacuous or devoid of any personality whatsoever. I saw her as reserved, sure, but there was life in her voice and her eyes. And I honestly think that in order to sing at her caliber she has to focus. She deliberately concentrates on what is important... the music. Plus, there was that whole Can't Dance Worth Shizz thing... Her performances were (almost) always flawless, and she was never in the bottom three. I thought (and still think) she totally deserved to win. I have most of the songs from her album on my iPod. Yes, y'all. She's iPod-worthy. I love her that much.
Wait! I have a point! See, I was watching Carrie sing last night and I suddenly realized that WOW. The girls this season sort of SUCK. Like, a LOT. Seriously, with the exception of Mandisa and Kat, and perhaps Ayla, they have nothing on this girl. She was awesome! Aaaaaw. I miss Carrie.
Hey! It's my blog and I'm allowed to gush! Deal with it! GOSH!
Whether you liked Carrie's Dollywood look (Seriously, girlfriend? The hair? What the hell were you thinking?!) or the message behind the song (I personally think it's a beautiful thought) is a moot point. That girl can sing her butt off. Kellie Luanne Pickler WISHES she had that kind of talent and control! Hopefully people will be like, "Oh!" (slap head) "Well, yeah! That's what it's supposed to sound like, duh!" and not!vote "Pick Pickler!" right off the show (*fingers crossed*).
As an aside, the female country constituency singing along in the balcony was cracking me right up. Even Boomhauer was singing along, come to think of it. Heh. Cool.
And why didn't someone smack Brenna upside the head at the close of the show as she stood front and center in her patented smile-slash-smirk intended to be saucy but coming off slightly lip-rictus-y pose? Anyone? Why? WHY?!
Oh, yeah, and I totally called the bootees. I rock. SOLID.
- Liza commented:
I called three of the four bootees (heather, brenna, and david) and was glad to see them go. i wanted will to go, but sway going was okay too.
carrie rocked!! she's awesome. i mean, what happened to ruben after he won? nothing. Fantasia? apparently she's still around, but...where? I think Carrie has staying power the way Kelly does and it's because they actually are filled with talent, are humble, and focus on the music rather than trying to be all super freakin cool.
anywho. it's friday. yay. and yeah, paula...wtf...someone needed to knock her upside the head and just knock her out for the night.
- » 3/03/2006 10:52 AM
- Tutu commented:
I think she was drunk. I also think it was time to go for the 4 that got booted.
- » 3/03/2006 11:30 AM
- WILLIAM commented:
I read your post's everyday and even though I do not watch American Idol, I laugh at your commentary and I do not know who you are talking about.
I will watch AI again only if they bring Back Brian Dunkelman
- » 3/03/2006 11:35 AM
- Random And Odd commented:
FOR REAL: this is the best blog in the whole world.
Okay, so last night during AI (the part I was awake for...fucking benedryl)
Carrie starts singing.
"JESUSSSSS TAKKKKE THEEEE WHEEL."
Shaun looks at me says, "If Jesus Took the wheel would she qualify for the carpool lane?"
I peed my pink stinky jammas.
Then Marina walks in and says, "Where's Tyler at?"
Shaun then says, "He's at soccer with Chelsea. Jesus is going to pick him up." then starts singing, "JESUSSSS TAKE THE VANNNN!!!!"
I swear, THAT is why I am marrying him.
- » 3/03/2006 11:41 AM
- WILLIAM commented:
Cat I came across this site and I thought of you. You may have seen it before.
It is funny Yo.
- » 3/03/2006 12:25 PM
- dashababy commented:
I think Pickler is more of a Daisy Mae than a Luanne. I thought she totally sucked to the other night. She had that skeered rabbit look until she went all psycho porn hair look on us.
I am happy that that cheesy Brenna is gone tho. Whew! The posin' oh lord make it stop. Did you see her snatch Aces' beanie outta the air and put it on the other night? Ughh. Talk about dig yerself.
- » 3/03/2006 12:53 PM
- ieatcrayonz commented:
You need an award for being 4/4. That's awesome. There are so many that need to go, I couldn't limit it to 4.
And because I flipped back and forth between Survivor and the results (wanting to see who got booted, but not wanting to hear them sing again, DEAR GOD), I completely missed Carrie's performance.
I'm glad she won because it proves that Oklahoma produces more than just poultry litter and rednecks. That, and she totally deserved it.
- » 3/03/2006 1:51 PM
- ieatcrayonz commented:
I was looking for that Carrie clip at Youtube.com and found Carrie singing the national anthem. Chills, dude, chills.
- » 3/03/2006 2:07 PM
- onangelwings commented:
I truly thought Kinnik would leave before Heather but whatever it is all the same. I am not really sure who is taking it this season. Carrie's song is great. I love the words.
Paula is a crazy B'otch. I can't even imagine what she was on last night.
- » 3/03/2006 3:35 PM
- Susie commented:
I'm with William. Even without watching the show, your post is the shiznit ;)
- » 3/03/2006 5:37 PM
- Amy commented:
Really you like Ayla? As Simon would say, I think she's "just not good enough". I thought Brenna would last longer because she's controversial, but I'm glad she's gone. Kelly deserves a little more time, but yeah, she's just not living up to the hype. So excited to find your blog!
- » 3/03/2006 7:15 PM
- mandoelin commented:
i loved your comments about Carrie!! You should check out carriefans.com
- » 3/04/2006 10:25 PM