Saturday, May 12, 2007

A Slightly-Belated American Idol Comment

Yeah, it's a little late, but I just had to say this.

Ok, seriously - whose brainchild was the theme of Bee Gees Night??

Did anybody else think the whole idea was a complete disaster from the get-go? Because, not to sound like Simon, but to me, anyone other than the Bee Gees singing a Bee Gees song just sounds like reeeeeeeeally bad karaoke.

Like can't you just imagine some drunk co-worker guy from Payroll at the office Christmas Party? You just saw him openly making out with the equally-drunk Receptionist on the dance floor and now he suddenly feels the overwhelming urge to start Jive Talkin' in front of everyone. We've all been there.

C'mon. Stayin' Alive was just weird. It had nothing to do with the way Lakeisha sang it, it wouldn't have mattered who sang it. It was just weird, uncomfortable and awkward. Beyond weird, really. Bordering on bizarre.

The other songs were less weird, but I think it must be quite difficult to put your own unique "spin" on a Bee Gees song. Blake tried, and I actually liked that he made it so different that it almost sounded like a kinda cool remix. And I thought Jordin was good with Woman In Love, which I don't really think of as a Bee Gees song, but Randy didn't like it. He said it was "pitchy." If I had any alcohol in this house, I'd create a new drinking game and do a shot every time Randy or Paula said the word "pitchy." And drink twice when Simon says "cabaret."

I can't imagine looking at the list of possible song choices and finding one Bee Gees song I would even want to attempt to sing in front of people. At least not sober. Did the judges want the individual contestants to try to replicate the sound of three grown men singing in falsetto? Because they pretty much bashed everyone but Jordin. What were they hoping to hear? It's not the same as Motown Night or Tony Bennett Night. Seventies Disco Night would have worked better, I think, but they've already done that, I think.

Anyway, all I can say is, Thank God we weren't subjected to Sanjaya's rendition of "More Than A Woman."

Am I the only one who was thinking Barry Gibb Talk Show the entire time??


Trillian42 said...

Sanjaya's rendition of "More Than A Woman."

I may never forgive you for putting that image in my mind, and I don't even watch AI!


Anonymous said...

I'll take it a step further...why do they even do the bloody theme nights? What pop star can handle several different musical genres? Why not let them compete at what they think they do best?

turtlegirl76 said...

I thought Barry Gibb looked disturbingly like the Geico Caveman. Creeped me out. Even talked like him.

Batty said...

Bee Gees? Eeep! Sometimes, I'm so glad I don't watch TV all that much!