Do you watch American Idol?
I do, faithfully!
'Cause I really LIKE this show!
People with all the balls in the world, standing up in front of the viewing public and laying it all on the floor...I admire their courage and their guts. I wouldn't do it, I can promise you that!
Oh, I know there are the looney-tuners who dress in weird clothes and can't sing a note to save their souls. But, every few singers, there's a David Cook or a Jennifer Hudson that stands out from the rest of 'em. There will be another Jordin Sparks or Carrie Underwood...someone with the chops to take it to the finish line and win the whole enchilada.
This year, I'm watching the cuts taking place at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, seeing some really great kids with really exceptional talent working their way through the group rounds and, like cream on a quart of fresh farm milk, rising to the top of the bottle.
Watch out, y'all!
Here comes Adam Lambert, Anoop Desai, Danny Gokey, Kai Kalama.
Following hot on their heels are Lil Rounds, Michael Sarver and Michael Castro. Yep, that would be another Castro brother...Michael's brother, Jason, was in until the late cuts last year!
There are some amazing kids singing their hearts out this year, and the judges are going to be working hard to get this group narrowed down to the top 20! I don't envy Simon, Paula, Randy and the newest addition to the judges' panel, Kara DioGuardi.
It's going to be a fantastic show again this year!
“If I said to most of the people who auditioned, 'Good job, awesome, well done,' it would have made me actually look and feel ridiculous. It's quite obvious most of the people who turned up for this audition were hopeless.” ~ Simon Cowell
Here's my pick to win this year...Danny Gokey!
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