37 entries from srah blah blah tagged with 'american idol':


American Idol hears my cry!

Once again, furiously blogging furiously has paid off, several years late. Important Decision Makers Of The World obviously read my blog, but are waaaaaay backed up on their feed-readers. The DREAM OF MY LIFE is about to come true, you guys, and I notice that none of my little bloggy friends have seen fit to notify me. Fortunately I have other spies who could feed me the information that TEH NEIL IS GUEST-JUDGING ON AMERICAN IDOL NEXT WEEK. Years and years of begging and pleading (passively, in blog-form) for American Idol to institute a Neil Diamond Week, and it's finally...

srah - Wednesday, 23 April 2008 - 12:29 PM
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I'm out of it for a little while, and everybody gets delusions of grandeur.

Fox was apparently surprised and dismayed to find that the viewership numbers for American Idol are down this year. Fox had assumed that the writers' strike would mean that more people would turn to reality television, but from everything I've seen and heard anecdotally, it sounds like more people are turning to Netflix and to Doing Other Stuff. I have turned to the Internet, to my local library's DVD/video collections and to Not Procrastinating. It might help if Fox's advertising approach were something other than "It's the only thing on!" I watched part of Tuesday's episode and decided that was...

srah - Thursday, 17 January 2008 - 5:09 PM
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Crimpity crimpity now now, crimpity crimpity ask me how

Dear American Idol, If it is not too late to suggest this (which it probably is, but you can use my ideas next year), I humbly suggest the following themes for the eleven "Top 12" weeks of American Idol: Queen Neil Diamond Musicals #1 song from the day you were born The Cure Wizard Rock Gilbert and Sullivan Famous commercial jingles Crimp Night srah's choice Live Crocodile Night (no singing involved)...

srah - Tuesday, 8 January 2008 - 12:00 AM
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It's time to get Lost, yo!

If my sister can liveblog American Idol, I can do it for the Lost season finale! Also, this will keep me from falling asleep like usual....

srah - Wednesday, 23 May 2007 - 9:00 PM
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Made of real gorilla chest?

Blake is doomed. He is doomed and he is going to meet his doom in grubby pants and a tuxedo t-shirt. Blake Blake Blake. However, I'm almost prepared to forgive him this horrifying fashion blunder because of the Hard Day's Night-inspired video for their weekly stupid American Idol Ford commercial, wherein Blake wears a vest. Almost. Vests impress me a lot, but not quite enough to make up for a tuxedo t-shirt. (Oh look! Another video!)...

srah - Wednesday, 9 May 2007 - 9:31 PM
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Who's your daddy?

This season of American Idol has been very disappointing. I probably say this every year, but this year it seems like I hate more people than I like. With any luck, Whiny Chris and Alien Phil will leave this week and we will be left with only talented people. Out of the other four (Blake, Lakisha, Jordin and Melinda) I don't really care who wins, because Blake is so much better than everyone else that he has already transcended American Idol and doesn't really need to win. It's not that he's a better singer than the other three (he's usually...

srah - Wednesday, 2 May 2007 - 12:23 PM
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Wednesday Night: Must Not See TV

Herein lie spoilers for American Idol and Lost. Advance at your own risk!...

srah - Thursday, 12 April 2007 - 12:56 PM
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Here are some words that rhyme with Sanjaya: pariah, papaya...

My answer to The Great Sanjaya Mystery (namely, "Why is he still on American Idol?") lies with Lisa Simpson. Lisa's favorite periodical is Non-Threatening Boys Magazine. And what could be less threatening to a naive, nervous prepubescent girl than a boy who will not show any interest in you at all? He is like a stepping stone for little girls: a boy who sort of looks like a girl and will never do anything gross like kiss them, but is sort of nice to look at. And he might let you braid his hair. I think this affinity for Non-Threatening...

srah - Tuesday, 27 March 2007 - 7:37 PM
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They must be saving TEH NEIL!!!!1 for later

Acceptable song choices for next week's Elvis-themed American Idol: Always On My MindKentucky RainSuspicious Minds Unacceptable song choices for next week's Elvis-themed American Idol: Everything else Overplayed song that I am almost positive will be sung by someone next week: A Little Less Conversation Horrifying spectre that dost float in my mind's eye when picturing next week's episode: Taylor Hicks gyrating and announcing that he is "itching like a man on a fuzzy tree"Taylor Hicks gyrating and announcing that he is "a hunk o' hunk o' burnin' love" My overall reaction to the thought of next week's episode: Nausea...

srah - Thursday, 4 May 2006 - 5:53 PM
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American Idol never listens to my genius suggestions!

Because I am sick and should be sleeping, instead I have discovered all of the #1 songs on the dates of birth of the remaining American Idol contestants. Tonight's theme is "Music from the year you were born," I am told, so I thought I would use the ol' This Day in Music machine to pick songs for the would-be Idols: Paris Bennett (September 23, 1988) - "Don't Worry, Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin Katharine McPhee (March 25, 1984) - "Footloose" by Kenny Loggins Chris Daughtry (December 26, 1979) - "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)" by Rupert Holmes Elliott Yamin...

srah - Tuesday, 2 May 2006 - 6:48 PM
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Dream

I dreamt last night that my sister and I were in the top 12 on American Idol. They had flown the top 12 to the Globe Theatre in London for a Very Special Top 12 Episode or something. We were all sitting around in the audience seats (which doesn't make any sense because the Globe doesn't have theatre seating) and waiting for things to get started. Sway and Gedeon were there too, but I don't remember seeing Taylor anywhere. We had to organize ourselves into pairs or groups of three (I don't think this was for singing purposes, as the...

srah - Wednesday, 26 April 2006 - 6:25 AM
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Dream

I had a dream that I was on a bus tour, maybe in Israel again, and Simon Cowell and the Queen of England were on the tour with me. Simon kept bitching about how much he hated Ryan Seacrest and was trying to tell America that he was gay in order to ruin his life, and how it was top secret and I couldn't tell anyone, but he was going to leave the show next year. Since it was a dream, I think it's okay that I've been telling everyone I know....

srah - Sunday, 16 April 2006 - 10:10 PM
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American Idol: Poetry in Motion

Dammit! They sent Schmeedle home? I checked in partway through the show and saw that it was going to be either him or Bucky, so I thought I had it in the bag. Looks like I'll be able to reuse my haiku next week: Howling and off-key The reign of Bucky must end My ears are bleeding...

srah - Thursday, 23 March 2006 - 6:48 AM
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This week's theme: Everybody likes little boys

Uh... American Idol. As a group, the girls are more talented than the guys, but they also have less personality and are less interesting. I know that you are all clamoring for my thoughts on this evening's episode, so I will just cut and paste an email that I sent to my AI-watching friends this evening, because I am lazy. Suck it!...

srah - Wednesday, 22 February 2006 - 9:51 PM
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Sarah's television recaps/predictions/woes in one handy package

There may be spoilers mixed in here, so if you have not yet watched all the shows you ought to, then you'd better cover your eyes as you scroll down the page and have a trusted friend tell you when to open them. This is the extent of my non-spoiling efforts. So there. FIRST OF ALL, please have it be known that I saw The Last Temptation of Homer on TV Tuesday night and later read this thread on Fark and as a result, the name "Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo" has been echoing in my brain for hours now. Whenever...

srah - Thursday, 9 February 2006 - 12:03 PM
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Or care!

It's 9:22 am and I still don't know who my American Idol is!!!!!1 Update: Bleaaaaaaaaaarghhhhhhh......

srah - Thursday, 26 May 2005 - 9:22 AM
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One man's crushing blow to Cleveland's tourism industry

"If you go to Cleveland, you'd probably see a million of me walking around." - Scott Savol, American Idol I have a new least favorite mental image. I may have nightmares tonight. (P.S. Constantine, we are not having fun yet. Nor were we at any point during that song you sang.)...

srah - Tuesday, 26 April 2005 - 8:57 PM
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Thoughts on American Idol

Can you sing? Do you know someone who can sing? I can't think of anyone I know who can sing well enough that I would encourage them to try out for American Idol on national television. Why do these people's friends and family allow them to do this? Why do all of the contestants say, "Everyone I know says I sing really well?" Does everyone they know hate them? Being rejected is like a double-whammy: You suck, and everyone you know has just set you up to make a fool of yourself....

srah - Thursday, 27 January 2005 - 10:49 PM
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Whatever happened to John Stevens, anyway?

Less than a week to the premiere of American Idol! You know what that means? Yes, that's right: Weeks and weeks of stupid pointless posts from me. There's gonna be some changes made this season: The biggest change will come midseason, beginning Feb. 21, when, instead of 32 aspirants ousted at a rate of six per week, 24 contestants -- 12 men and 12 women -- will compete. At this point, "American Idol' will air three times a week -- on Monday, female contestants will vie for votes, with men showing off their chops on Tuesday. Wednesday's episode, as always,...

srah - Wednesday, 12 January 2005 - 10:44 PM
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'I'll be seeing YOU at my MALL!'

Yet another rollicking season of American Idol is at an end. If you don't want to know who won and have the surprise spoiled for you, then read no further and go scratch out your eyes and plug up your ears, because it's hard to miss. I think two words defined the evening: Wardrobe Malfunctions. Fantasia's first words on discovering that she'd won the competition were a teary, "I broke my shoe!" - this coming after she'd already broken her necklace. When they brought the Final 12 back together for one last hurrah, they were all in yellow and white....

srah - Thursday, 27 May 2004 - 2:47 PM
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Rhythm is gonna get you... to dance?

This week's American Idol theme is the music of Gloria Estefan. John Stevens, we hardly knew ya. Oh god, this is going to be painful....

srah - Monday, 26 April 2004 - 9:13 AM
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Oh, how the mighty (sucky) have fallen

Sometimes you wonder what motivates people to go on American Idol. Clearly it is the allure of singing in really large, important venues....

srah - Friday, 16 April 2004 - 7:18 AM
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Jezzles says it's the best place he's ever been

Ever since I found out this week's American Idol theme is Elton John, I've been hearing Elton John songs wherever I go. So, thanks to this careful research, I am able to bring you this observation: Unacceptable songs to sing include Crocodile Rock, Benny & the Jets, Candle in the Wind and Circle of Life. If I hear any of these songs tonight, I will throw up and not vote for you! Yes, even you, John Stevens! If you forgo your birthright ("Daniel") and sing any of those rotten, overplayed songs, you are banished from my favor! AI prediction for...

srah - Tuesday, 6 April 2004 - 7:34 PM
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Fun with nesting ordered lists

My latest thoughts on American Idol: I didn't realize they told us these things in advance, but according to the AI website, this week's theme is Elton John. Boooo! While I like Elton John and I think people could do interesting things with it, I have heard rumours about a Show Tune week and I am still praying for the Neil Diamond Extravaganza. If America were not smoking crack, the next people eliminated would be: Camile Velasco Jon Peter Lewis Jennifer Hudson Fantasia Barrino Diana DeGarmo John Stevens* Jasmine Trias George Huff ... leaving Latoya London as the winner. However,...

srah - Saturday, 3 April 2004 - 1:26 PM
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Dream

I dreamt last night that I was in the audience for this week's American Idol. It was not on the usual stage - I think it was the stage at Pioneer High School. The judges weren't there, but I guess they were watching it on TV and would call in their comments. I was only able to see the first contestant before I woke up. John Stevens came out in a yellow bell-bottomed suit with a ruffly orange shirt and was surrounded by a pack of children who were supposed to chase him around the stage like adoring fans as...

srah - Saturday, 3 April 2004 - 9:39 AM
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She's always a trailer for sale or rent to me...

Dear John Stevens, It is sick sick sick that I can't take my eyes off of you when you're singing and I want you to be singing to me and I get your songs in my head for weeks after your performances. You are 16 years old and besides, tbone has already laid claim to you. I'm afraid it can never work between us, sweetie, so please stop giving me that entirely inappropriate 16-year-old come-hither look while you sing and making me want to jump into the TV. Sincerely, The Demon Dog (No, ha ha, just kidding) SRAH...

srah - Wednesday, 24 March 2004 - 7:07 AM
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Ah, William Hung. You are a household name.

... in our household anyway. (During a discussion of the Democratic candidates) me: The thing about Wes Clark is, he has no political experience. Dad: Yeah, and he has no professional training of singing....

srah - Monday, 9 February 2004 - 8:41 PM
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She bangs! Out some excuses!

tbone and I have come to the following agreement: American Idol is ruining our lives. We were both unhappy this week. We have decided that this is because we wasted most of our evenings by watching American Idol. Then after wasting our evenings in pointless entertainment, we had to either feel guilty about not doing homework during that time or feel tired when we stayed up after AI, doing said homework. Wouldn't you think that would make me resolve to stop watching the show, because it's interfering with my schoolwork and my happiness? No such luck. It's bonding time with...

srah - Saturday, 7 February 2004 - 2:04 PM
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Thou shalt have no Idol before srah

I've been watching a lot of American Idol lately. And I have come to the same conclusion that I know you all have: srah could totally be on this show. Srah would kick some ass on this show. Srah has the talent it takes to be Your Next American Idol. Srah will go up there, sing her song*, and blow you out of the park! Srah-- What's that? The point is not to suck? Then why are all of those people going on TV and doing it? Just to embarrass themselves in front of a national audience, without even getting...

srah - Wednesday, 28 January 2004 - 8:01 PM
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A Rubenful of coleslaw

So. American Idol's over. I called it. That is all I have to say about that....

srah - Thursday, 22 May 2003 - 12:44 PM
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srah finally catches ten minutes of American Idol

I don't quite see why my sister is obsessed with Clay because to me, he looks like the love child of David Bowie and Fraulein Maria. I have decided that Ruben is going to win, based on the following careful observation: in American Idol I, the guy with Sideshow Bob hair was the runner-up, so this time the runner-up will be the guy with Sideshow Bob feet....

srah - Thursday, 15 May 2003 - 9:23 AM
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Yay, it's over

Well, American Idol is over. Kelly won. Yippedy doo. We all knew she would, anyway. What am I going to do with myself now? Oh yeah, all of the stuff I should have been doing during the hours I've been wasting in front of the television. How did they manage to drag "You won. You lost" out for TWO HOURS? Ridiculous. I screamed at the television all night, but they just kept singing that same stupid song. My mom thinks that Kelly and Justin are going to get married and be like Sonny & Cher. I want to try out...

srah - Wednesday, 4 September 2002 - 10:21 PM
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And that is all I have to say about that

Yay! Nikki's gone. That's good. It was sad when she was forced to embarass herself on national television week after week. America has finally shown some mercy and let her go home. Now we'll have some real competition. Justin can sing, even if he looks like broccoli and acts like (to quote a Detroit morning radio show) Wayne-Newton-in-training....

srah - Thursday, 29 August 2002 - 8:01 AM
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American Idol update

I forgot to watch American Idol last night. Shame on me. Or perhaps... just the opposite....

srah - Wednesday, 28 August 2002 - 8:19 AM
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Yargh!

Why do I watch this show? Why do I suffer through it when it's so obviously fixed? Why do I keep putting myself through the torture, week after week, that is listening to Nikki sing?...

srah - Thursday, 22 August 2002 - 7:41 AM
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WHY do I watch this show? And admit it?

I can't believe Nikki is still on American Idol. R.J. sucks, but nothing like the heavy duty professional-strength vacuum of talent that is Nikki....

srah - Friday, 16 August 2002 - 10:24 AM
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O! The shame!

Would you still be my friend if I told you I've been watching "American Idol"? Has anyone else been watching? What did Sideshow Bob Justin do two weeks ago that was so bad? I must have the answer....

srah - Wednesday, 7 August 2002 - 11:09 AM
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