OK, friends, time now for my annual guilty confession that I am a total American Idol fan. My 12 year old son and I can't get enough of this blasted show -- and yeah, I mean it when I say it's the only thing I watch. (Hey, we didn't even HAVE a TV for 12 years.) But still, I'm glad we do.
I think this is the only show on TV that lets you see just how much it takes to get up and blow people away -- something stars do all the time, so we take it for granted. ENough philosophizing. Here are my favorites for the 2007 season so far. (And those of you who read this here last year, remember that at the top 12 point, I DID predict that Taylor Hicks would win 2006!)
My faves are Melinda Doolittle, the incredible jazz/blues singer who came out of back-up singer obscurity to own the stage this week. (LOVE this woman!) And two really offbeat, original, real guys who sing R&B/Blues -- Chris Sligh (a large man with curly hair who is just too cool) and Sundance Head ('the guy with the wierd beard') -- these two also own the stage and totally rock.
OK, enough about me... who do you guys like?