Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Don't mess with my Bon Jovi

For those of you who read this blog last year, you know how I feel about people messing with Bon Jovi music. For those who are new to my "Idol" rants, you can check it out here.

Anyway, the long and short of it is this: Bon Jovi songs should not be altered in any way. They are classics and I do not approve of weird, new versions of their songs.

So, as far as David Cook goes, I don't like it. He slows down "Livin' on a Prayer" to such an extent, it almost sounds like a ballad. OK, I admit, his voice is fantastic, but he started on the wrong foot with me - it's going to be an uphill battle for him to get in my good graces. And I'm sure he'll be around for a while - his voice was that good.

And yes, he's through. I'm looking forward to seeing what he can do - just as long as he leaves my Bon Jovi alone.

OK, Johnny Escamilla is clearly an example of a young kid who thought it would be fun to try out for "American Idol" and see if he could get on TV. He couldn't possibly think that showing up in a shimmery shirt and singing the world's most annoying song would get him into the finals. Simon tells him that from the shirt, to the singing to the dancing, it was everything he hates. They all say no, and he leaves.

And finally, we're up to the last audition of the night. Leo Marlowe, of Charlotte, Iowa, says he a pretty popular guy - Simon asks him if he's well-liked and he says his mom tells him that she raised the perfect homecoming queen - too bad it wasn't a girl. I thought that was cute. He does seem like a genuinely nice person - someone America might like to root for. And he can sing. His voice is a bit husky and soft, but it's powerful at the same time.

Simon says what he likes about him is how open he is, not defensive like many others they've seen. They all say yes and he's in. And it's so sweet - he starts crying. He's one of my favorites, I think.

And that's it for tonight. Tomorrow's another day and they'll be in Miami.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

AMERICAN IDOL ROCKS MY SOCKS RIGHT OFF I LOVE YOU SIMON even though u can be a jurk lol jk