Watched [tag]American Idol[/tag] last night, Hubby watched for the first time. Lots of laughter…

Some thoughts…

Denise did a great job. She has a great voice and knows where it came from. She has overcome a lot of adversity in her short life as well.

Perla reminds me a bit of Charo – I can see her doing a Coochie-Coochie shimmy.

Jason the Juggler was a bad sport. Sixteen and wants to start out famous. Doesn’t want to do any of the work involved…

The guy in the all American outfit with the boxing gloves… What can I say? His voice was okay. He was doing Josh Groban songs. If he’d dressed more appropriately to the music he may have gotten a Golden Ticket.

We have a soldier and a sailor. That’s great. Our soldier has been married two months longer than her husband has been in Baghdad. She’s ready to go if her unit is called. She joined to defend this country. Our prayers are with them and their families. Every service member and their family…

The little blonde was cute and has a voice that definitely has potential.

Trista, I think her name was, would be quite fine as the Cowardly Lion in a local production of The Wizard of Oz. Nothing else.

If the kid with the raspy singing voice had actually used his own voice instead of that forced voice he might have been good. Jewell was right in that he can really do damage to his vocal cords if he insists on continuing like that.

To most of the contestants: Don’t quit your day job.

Finally, the boy who broke my heart. I don’t know his name, but he did get to move on to the next round. He’s 16 and said his folks weren’t there with him for financial reasons. He said he’s in choir and other competitions and they can’t go to them all. Then he sang and won the opportunity to go on to the next round in Hollywood. He called his mom on his cell phone and he was so excited, telling her that he’s going to the next round. Then he said to the camera, “She’s proud of me!” and he fell to his knees. I had the feeling that he’d been trying to please her for years and felt he wasn’t quite up to par. Now she’s proud of him.

I hope he goes on successfully. I certainly hope he can avoid becoming Wilhelmina from Ugly Betty. Wilhelmina has never been able to please her father, the Senator. Nothing she’s achieved has been good enough for him. So now she’s a bitch.

Tonight: Seattle.

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