Wednesday, May 18, 2011
I don't think it's news to anyone that I'm a fan of American Idol. I like music. Always have. Took lessons as a kid and played piano regularly up until a few years ago. I think I stopped playing when I started writing. There's probably some weird connection there, but I don't care enough to research it.
Anyway, we're down to the final three contestants on American Idol tonight and I'm probably not going to watch, much less vote. Yeah, yeah, I know it's a contest where American gets to choose, but all the cell phone companies should cut off service to pre-teen girls during that two-hour voting block every week.
The finalists are good, but to me they don't offer anything that hasn't already been done. There are plenty of great country artists and singers like Adele and Lady Gaga.
Now, it's also no secret I was a big Paul McDonald fan. He is the hometown boy. And I LOVED the suit. Even the Sweet Potato Queens say everyone should have a little Porter Waggoner in the wardrobe. I was upset he was voted off, but I think he'll find his feet and have a music career of some sort. I do know for a fact his parents are throwing their support behind Lauren Alaina, the girl from Georgia.
Everything is coming to season's end on TV. Dancing with the Stars will award the mirror ball trophy next week. Desperate Housewives had a two-hour finale Sunday night. Castle left us all gasping for breath Monday night. (Can you believe it??? Rick said "the words"!) Mid-season replacement Body of Proof ended last night. Criminal Minds and Law and Order: SVU have finales tonight.
Looks like my DVR will be idle for a while. But wait! The Closer's final season begins in July. And I'm hoping maybe Covert Affairs and Rizolli and Isles might reappear over the summer. And who knows what new crime drama the networks might have up their sleeves for us.
Gonna watch Idol tonight? Missing anything already? Tell me about it.