I know I missed last week but forgive me I was kidnapped! But I would have been right for the third or fourth time this year! (pat, pat on my back).
Okay, the whole boxing thing was a little over the top. The cheese factor was way up on this one, even down to the guest announcer. Everything about the night was a little lame. The judges continued to repeat their critiques with no sense of originality. “You can sing the phone book,” come on Randy, you said that five weeks strait! After the uber-emotional and extremely good season finale on Bones and House yesterday I was hoping for a little bit more from Fox. Oh well, I guess that is what I get for putting my hope in people who made That 80s Show.
David Cook was great, not amazing but definitely great. But tonight was the story of David vs. Goliath, and Goliath instead of being a Philistine was a 12 year old girl in a 17 year old boy’s body. David A. continued to have the “you’re stepping on my puppy’s head” look the whole night. I even lost a bet to my wife that by the end of the show he would be in the fetal position crying with joy. Oh well, there’s always tomorrow night to keep that dream alive.Even the his favorite quote on the AI website is stupid, “You’ll never be lonely if you learn to befriend yourself.” (I really don’t have anything to say about that)
Let’s face it, we knew the story before it was written. For the second year in a row a more original contestant will lose out to a young person who can sing great karaoke. Tomorrow David A. will be the next American Idol, a year from now David C. will have sold more records.