The Queen is Dead

Last night the kids on American Idol decided to bad touch the Queen songbook in its private places. Man, Taylor really hated that microphone stand.

I can’t believe nobody did ‘Flash Gordon.’

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8 thoughts on “The Queen is Dead

  1. I only caught the last half hour and the recap. Let’s see:

    Pickler – Boho Rap
    Ace – We Will Rock You (no Ace, you will not)
    Chris D. – Inneundo
    Paris – The Show Must Go On
    Bucky – Fat Bottomed Girls
    Elliot – Somebody to Love
    Taylor – Crazy Little Thing Called Love
    Katherine – That Power Ballad from Highlander (also known as Who Wants to Live Forever)

    “THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!”

  2. Bucky – It’s better to burn out than to fade away… *phoof!* And why in the blue hell would Mr Mangirl Ace himself sing a rock song? For the love of god WHYYYYYYY? *does not require explanation*

  3. Pickler did Bohemian Rhapsody?! That truly boggles the mind.

    P.S. Please use don’t tell me who gets booted off tonight – we get both weekly shows on Friday nights here. 🙂

  4. The last two shows have been pretty terrible though I’ll take Queen night over country night any day. I usually like Simon and agree with him but last night he was really off. He also looked so angry and bored that it was uncomfortable. Weird…

  5. I didn’t catch any of country night (just read a recap online) but I would have probably liked it – if they actually did country music as opposed to that Faith Hill/Shania soft-rock that passes for country on the radio these days.

  6. I caught the chick singing Bohemian Rhapsody. Yikes, was it ever bad. She walked around stage trying to put verve into it but she looked more frightened than passionate (they have to stop putting these little girls in high heels – she seemed very shaky). I don’t know how people stomach this show.

  7. Rachel, I think people stomach it the way they stomach any celebrity car-wreck. It’s like Geri Haliwell’s post-Spice Girls career. You know it’s awful and embarassing to look at it, but somehow, you can’t look away. However, I’m pretty sure the majority of the viewership genuinely likes what they do.

    But really, I think it comes down to three things:

    1) It’s interesting to see what happens when someone is plucked from obscurity and placed on a stage in front of millions of people. Sometimes there are flashes of brilliance in there but really, the producers just want the next radio-friendly inoffensive singer to make them a bit of cash for a few months before they go back to bussing tables.

    2) The performers themselves, while they may have nice singing voices, are nowhere near ready for the kind of scrutiny that comes with sudden fame. It’s interesting to see how they deal with it. Mostly, it’s dealt with very badly.

    3) Sometimes Paula gets drunk and says idiotic things and that’s funny. And Simon and Ryan become hostile to each other.

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