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For those with no TV…..American Idol…..Lee DeWyse Wins!

Lee DeWyze, the host Ryan Seacrest and Crystal Bowersox.

Kudo’s to CD..Who nailed it!

The show was great!……

9:52 P.M. Back to Crystal and Lee
9:52 P.M. Back to Crystal and Lee

LT: Oh yeah. Ryan Seacrest just reminded us that tonight is about Crystal and Lee.
DI: Who are they again? Were they also on “Good Times” with Janet?
LT: The TV says that “together they took a journey to become something extraordinary” So i guess that rules out “Good Times.”
DI: Mr. Joe Cocker
LT: I was just about to type, Too bad there is no way Joe Cocker is going to show up.
DI: Did you also hear Crystal emphasize the “living” part of “living legend”? Remember when they asked, What would you do if I sang out of tune? Now we’re getting the answer.
LT: Stand up and applaud?

9:49 P.M. Nasty Boys!

DI:Get nasty with… Rorschach from Watchmen?

9:47 P.M. Updates From Twitter

@ChrisSligh: Lasers!!!!!! And pitchy singing!!!! It’s like being at a Milli Vanilli concert in 1989!!!!
@brucefretts: It’s Janet Jacula!
@Kateaurthur:This Janet Jackson performance is actually understated and lovely. What’s going on?????
@DanielFienberg: Whew. I was afraid that Miss Janet if Your Nasty had been replaced by that Boring Janet.

9:45 P.M. Janet Jackson Performs

DI: Janet Jackson: attire by Jean Paul Gaultier, hair by Kid n’ Play.
LT: There’s kind of a Morticia Addams thing going on with her dress, no?

9:43 P.M. Brian Stelter via Twitter

Perhaps the most important words of the night. Paula Abdul: “Idol” won’t be the same without Simon, but “it will go on.”
After song, Simon affirmed that “Idol” would continue. Cynical journos in auditorium (not I!) whispered, “X Factor, X Factor.” One even wondered whether Simon would plug his Fall 2011 reality show. Of course not; he has 16 more months to do that.

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May 26, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Entertainment, Media, Men, Updates, Women | , | Leave a comment

For CD….A Defense of Chrystal Bowersox on American Idol……

 

Crystal Bowersox

 

Hey CD…..I had to post this up for ya…..

And my son…….

 

From Sarah Wildman over @ Politics Daily……

Dear Crystal,

Win, girl, win! Single momma; soul sister; street child.Crystal Bowersox, you’ve won me over. For the first time in nine seasons, I’m an “American Idol” fan, and it’s all because of you. Before you, I’d never turned on the program, never cared if starmaker Simon Cowell stayed or left the show, never knew if he was grumpy or nice. Never watched Paula Abdul, never noticed she was gone. (Though, if I’m honest, I do love Ellen. Of course.)I got to know Kelly Clarkson when she had hit songs, not when she sang for Fox’s live audiences. I never called in. I knew Ryan Seacrest from awards shows, but not from “Idol.”
Until there was you.

Partly, of course, Crystal, it’s your voice. Soulful and Janis-like (Joplin, but if you have to ask . . .), you channel Melissa Etheridge. You’ve got a direct line to all those belty-hippie chicks that came before you. You’ve got talent, girl. When you sang “People Get Ready” and you cried, well, I teared up too. Your version of“Midnight Train to Georgia” Blew. Me. Away. And I totally agreed with Ellen, who said she “couldn’t have asked for more” from your take on Paul McCartney’s “Maybe I’m Amazed.”

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May 26, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Counterpoints, Entertainment, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Projections, Updates, Women | , | Leave a comment

CD …….American Idol Winner pick…….

………..tell James B that his fav Crystal Bowersox will NOT win the Idol crown this week because of several factors:
1. The Blue Staters (Lee is the only Blue stater left) are likely due for a victory for 8 years of Red State dominance just to piss Corey off.

2. Crystal’s horrible appearance: her UGLY-ASS teeth, and the dreds are making folks back away from her in droves.

3. Lee will benefit from getting Casey James’s supporters.

4. Red State Fatigue.

5. A Lee DeWyze victory is going to make President Obama happy.

May 24, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Entertainment, Media, Men, Music, Other Things, Projections, Updates, Women | , , , | Leave a comment

CD ‘American Idol’ Update……. Casey James will go back to Texas tonight …..

Casey James will go back to Texas tonight on American Idol because he stunk up the joint last night in the Top 3 showdown,where the contestants only had to sing 2 songs.

As for next week’s likely Final 2 showdown between Lee DeWyze of IL and frontrunner Crystal Bowersox of OH,……

I still do NOT see Crystal winning this thing for several factors:
1. Anti-female sentiment
2. Red State Fatigue (all 8 Idol winners have been from Red States and it might be time for a Blue Stater like Lee for a shot)
3. Casey’s supporters are very unlikely to back Crystal due to her lack of connecting to the American voters and picking safe song after safe song.
4. Lee has momentum.

May 19, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, CD @ PolitcalDog, Entertainment, Media, Men, Music, Updates, Women | , , | 5 Comments

CD 'American Idol' Update……. Casey James will go back to Texas tonight …..

Casey James will go back to Texas tonight on American Idol because he stunk up the joint last night in the Top 3 showdown,where the contestants only had to sing 2 songs.

As for next week’s likely Final 2 showdown between Lee DeWyze of IL and frontrunner Crystal Bowersox of OH,……

I still do NOT see Crystal winning this thing for several factors:
1. Anti-female sentiment
2. Red State Fatigue (all 8 Idol winners have been from Red States and it might be time for a Blue Stater like Lee for a shot)
3. Casey’s supporters are very unlikely to back Crystal due to her lack of connecting to the American voters and picking safe song after safe song.
4. Lee has momentum.

May 19, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, CD @ PolitcalDog, Entertainment, Media, Men, Music, Updates, Women | , , | 5 Comments

Crystal Bowersox goes back to Ohio as a ‘Star’……

From the first time I sat down and watched this show……

I told my wife and CD here….

Crystal Bowersox is gonna win……

She’s now in the finals….

And no matter what…..

She’s already won….

Now she goes back to Ohio…as a star…..

Already……AS the ‘hometown’ girl…Done good…..

The last time Crystal Bowersox appeared on stage near her hometown, she was singing to empty bar stools and playing for tips.

Those days are over. Thousands lined streets and packed into a square on Friday waiting to see the bluesy, dreadlocked singer as she made a hero’s visit to her northwest Ohio roots. The 24-year-old musician and mother of a young son was to be the center of attention at two parades and planned to give mini-concerts in Toledo and nearby Oak Harbor, near her small hometown of Elliston.

The noon-hour parade in Toledo was led by Mayor Mike Bell, riding a motorcycle. Along the route, fans covering a broad range of ages held homemade signs including one that read, ”Crystal Rocks.”

Kelly Kreger brought her 11-year-old son to see his favorite singer, even though it was a school day. ”He just begged me,” Kreger explained.

Many in the crowd said what they like most about Bowersox is that she’s down-to-earth.

”She seems just like us,” Kreger said, adding that she could identify with Bowersox’ story of a single mother of earthy, humble roots struggling to make it.

This season’s ”American Idol’‘ winner will be crowned during the May 26 installment of the Fox singing competition. To take the title, Bowersox will need to beat 24-year-old paint sales clerk Lee Dewyze of Mount Prospect, Ill., and 27-year-old musician Casey James from Fort Worth, Texas…….

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May 14, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Entertainment, Family, Media, Music, PoliticalDog Calls, Projections, Updates, Women | , , , | 3 Comments

Crystal Bowersox goes back to Ohio as a 'Star'……

From the first time I sat down and watched this show……

I told my wife and CD here….

Crystal Bowersox is gonna win……

She’s now in the finals….

And no matter what…..

She’s already won….

Now she goes back to Ohio…as a star…..

Already……AS the ‘hometown’ girl…Done good…..

The last time Crystal Bowersox appeared on stage near her hometown, she was singing to empty bar stools and playing for tips.

Those days are over. Thousands lined streets and packed into a square on Friday waiting to see the bluesy, dreadlocked singer as she made a hero’s visit to her northwest Ohio roots. The 24-year-old musician and mother of a young son was to be the center of attention at two parades and planned to give mini-concerts in Toledo and nearby Oak Harbor, near her small hometown of Elliston.

The noon-hour parade in Toledo was led by Mayor Mike Bell, riding a motorcycle. Along the route, fans covering a broad range of ages held homemade signs including one that read, ”Crystal Rocks.”

Kelly Kreger brought her 11-year-old son to see his favorite singer, even though it was a school day. ”He just begged me,” Kreger explained.

Many in the crowd said what they like most about Bowersox is that she’s down-to-earth.

”She seems just like us,” Kreger said, adding that she could identify with Bowersox’ story of a single mother of earthy, humble roots struggling to make it.

This season’s ”American Idol’‘ winner will be crowned during the May 26 installment of the Fox singing competition. To take the title, Bowersox will need to beat 24-year-old paint sales clerk Lee Dewyze of Mount Prospect, Ill., and 27-year-old musician Casey James from Fort Worth, Texas…….

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May 14, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Entertainment, Family, Media, Music, PoliticalDog Calls, Projections, Updates, Women | , , , | 3 Comments

Aaron Kelly sent home from the ‘American Idol’……..

Aaron Kelly on "American Idol" Wednesday

My wife watched the show at my son’s place….

When she came in…..

Her comment was…

‘Nice kid…..

But he needed to go’……..

Still, despite coming so close to winning it all, Kelly was all smiles when host Ryan Seacrest told him his time was up, saying, “I’ve had a great time; I’ve had a blast,” before taking one more run at “Moon” (and, to be honest, this version was much better than Tuesday night’s).

And while Kelly’s exit wasn’t exactly shocking, it was who joined him in the bottom two that raised more than a few eyebrows: Michael Lynche, the big-bodied crooner who won praise for his jazzy version of “The Way You Look Tonight,” a performance Cowell and fellow judge Ellen DeGeneres particularly liked.

In the end, Lynche survived, and joined Lee Dewyze — a lock to advance after his swinging, swaggering take on “That’s Life” — Crystal Bowersox and, somewhat surprisingly, Casey James, in the top four.

James had been most “Idol” experts’ pick to get the boot on Wednesday, following an awkward version of “Blue Skies.” And yet, he avoided elimination yet again (maybe it had something to do with his scruffy, sorta-beard).

Earlier in the show, Lady Gaga — who wore black (lace) in keeping with the classy, Sinatra vibe of the show — strutted through a performance of her current single “Alejandro,”

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May 5, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Entertainment, Family, Media, Men, Music, Other Things, Projections, Updates, Women | , , | 5 Comments

Aaron Kelly sent home from the 'American Idol'……..

Aaron Kelly on "American Idol" Wednesday

My wife watched the show at my son’s place….

When she came in…..

Her comment was…

‘Nice kid…..

But he needed to go’……..

Still, despite coming so close to winning it all, Kelly was all smiles when host Ryan Seacrest told him his time was up, saying, “I’ve had a great time; I’ve had a blast,” before taking one more run at “Moon” (and, to be honest, this version was much better than Tuesday night’s).

And while Kelly’s exit wasn’t exactly shocking, it was who joined him in the bottom two that raised more than a few eyebrows: Michael Lynche, the big-bodied crooner who won praise for his jazzy version of “The Way You Look Tonight,” a performance Cowell and fellow judge Ellen DeGeneres particularly liked.

In the end, Lynche survived, and joined Lee Dewyze — a lock to advance after his swinging, swaggering take on “That’s Life” — Crystal Bowersox and, somewhat surprisingly, Casey James, in the top four.

James had been most “Idol” experts’ pick to get the boot on Wednesday, following an awkward version of “Blue Skies.” And yet, he avoided elimination yet again (maybe it had something to do with his scruffy, sorta-beard).

Earlier in the show, Lady Gaga — who wore black (lace) in keeping with the classy, Sinatra vibe of the show — strutted through a performance of her current single “Alejandro,”

More……..

May 5, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Entertainment, Family, Media, Men, Music, Other Things, Projections, Updates, Women | , , | 5 Comments

CD on American Idol……..

……..my Idol predictions so far this year:

5. Michael Lynche (sooner or later, folks are going to be  sick of his stuff ).

4. Casey James: the guitar trick is getting OLD.

3. Aaron Kelly: anti-Blue state bias that’s all.

2. Lee DeWyze: anti-Blue state bias as said above and note that Blue Staters do poorly in Final 2 showdowns (see Justin Giuarini, Katherine McPhee, Blake Lewis, Adam Lambert).

1. Crystal Bowersox: the ONLY girl left (see Allison Iraheta of last year) and it remains to be seen if she can avoid the curse and get knocked out from her throne in

what USED to be the Girls’ Year of Idol.

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CD….She should win…..I’m counting on it…..

The Dog…..

May 3, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, CD @ PolitcalDog, Counterpoints, Entertainment, Media, Music, Other Things, Projections, Updates, Women | , | 5 Comments