Has anyone been watching American Idol this season? I've never watched this show before, not even one episode. Maybe it was a kind of protest, I don't know. But this season I started recording it, and over the last week and a half, Luanne and I got caught up. It's been pretty fun.
I know it's way too early to know anything, but my early favorite is Danny Gokey. What a guy. He's a church music director... I like him already! And what a story. His wife died just four weeks before his initial audition, and his best friend Jamar Rogers was a favorite contestant of mine as well... Still can't BELIEVE the judges dumped him in favor of the completely forgettable Brent Keith, the "am I a second-rate comedian or a third-rate singer" Nick Mitchell or the "will I remember the words this time, and who really cares when I'm just singing bad Michael Jackson karaoke?" Stephen Fowler.
Tatiana Del Toro is an emotional wreck, and I can't believe she made it into the Top 36, but when she calms down, she actually has a great voice, and I think singing Whitney last night was a good choice, even if the judges weren't all that impressed.