If Taylor doesn’t win this thing there is something wrong. Katharine did an OK job with her first 2 songs but on her 3rd song, her “single,” she butchered it. It was terrible. Not just the song, but the singing. She was all over the place. It was tough to watch. Tonight she showed that she is not very good when she has to do something original. Taylor, on the other hand, did a good job on his first 2 songs and even made his crappy “single” sound OK. He deserves to win American Idol based on what I saw.
That’s how long it took Valerie and her sister Marsha to walk the Cleveland Marathon today. Together they raised almost $4000 for the American Stroke Association and today they finally got to put all of the hard work and training to use. I couldn’t be more proud. The kids and I snuck up to Cleveland to be at the finish line when they crossed. They were definitely surprised.
Marathon pictures HERE.
While you’re checking out the Marathon pictures, check out the pictures I took while walking around Cleveland. Since I’m from Pittsburgh I’m not really allowed to like Cleveland (it’s in the official Steelers fan handbook). This was my first trip up there and I was blown away by how nice it is. We’ll definitely plan a longer trip and check out the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, etc. Beautiful city.
Cleveland pictures HERE.
Well, I had the bottom 2 correct for American Idol but I’m blown away by who went home. Were you people watching the same show I was? It just got much less interesting. Will a “rocker” ever win this contest? Doesn’t seem possible.
Let’s be honest. Could you really see yourself buying the music of any of the remaining American Idol contestants?
As I look back through the years of this show, Kelly and Carrie are the only ones that stand out to me. I wouldn’t spend any money on the rest of them, and this is all about money.
After watching Elvis week who do you think should go home? For me it’s got to be Katharine. She started out really strong and then something strange happened; she seemed to start believing her press and now comes across as a little smug to me. Her songs were terrible last night. I wonder how many votes she would get if she was not as attractive as she is. My guess, not many. I think Paris would have done a better job with Elvis week.
Chris has been less and less impressive over the last few weeks, and Elliott still uses way too much vibrato in his voice for me. That drives me crazy. I thought Taylor did a good job but I expected him to do well from the time they announced it was going to be Elvis week.
From best to worst, here’s how I thought it went:
Taylor, Elliott, Chris, Katharine. Katharine would be my vote for elimination tonight. She’ll make a great model but she doesn’t have enough vocal talent to win this competition. Let’s see how I do.