Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Idle Idol Comparisons

Everyone's getting ready to hunker down in front of the TV, as we say here in Texas, and watch the shootout final competition between Kris Allen & Adam Lambert on American Idol tonight. I don't remember ever seeing such coverage about a finale - they even talked about it on Fox News's The O'Reilly Factor while I was waiting at piano lessons last night, discussing if Christianity is playing a factor in the voting. I was actually going to watch AI, but my girl has her school orchestra concert at the exact same time tonight, so I'll have to depend on my obsessed blogging friends for the scoop.

But to get you in the mood, my author friend Suzanne Woods Fisher had this on her blog today. Susan Boyle isn't the only surprise over in Britain this year. Watch this Adam Lambert look-alike, and I dare you to keep your mouth closed while you do. And the judges' expressions, particularly Simon's, are priceless. Be sure to watch it all the way to the end. (The embedding has been disabled so you'll have to click on the link below.)

Britain's Got Talent, Simon Got Flummoxed



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7 comments:

Julie Stiles Mills said...

That was . . . amazing. I'm a vocalist and I had NEVER heard of a countertenor before. Absolutely amazing!

We are DEFINITELY watching American Idol tonight!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

I concur with Simon on the canine/feline metaphor. It's great talent, I'm sure, but I'm sure I don't appreciate it like I should. wow. I am flummoxed, too.

Carole said...

That was almost unbelievable, Linda. I also agree with Simon's metaphor and doubt I would ever enjoy his talent. Is there a future for him in the entertainment field, I wonder?

As for AI, I try to vote purely on a person's talent, and I just don't like hard rock. So in spite of incredible talent, I just can't separate my personal taste as far as musical style.

Suzanne said...

Hi Mocha Linda! Did you end up voting last night? For American Idol, I mean. Not for any Presidential Elections. :)

~Suzanne

apittman said...

Very cool. Odd, but cool...I mentioned this on my blog, too, but it seems like this British show has so much more joy connected to it than our AI or AGT. The audience seems more warm and genuine.

sara said...

ok, simon's metaphor was spot on!!

skoots1mom said...

i can't wait to hear what he's singing next! wouldn't you love to see him sing with Adam!!
woot! woot!