Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Random American Idol Thought

When Paula, she of the frightening incoherence and slurring, gave David Archuleta, he of the smooth and strong voice with no idea at all of how to use it, Billy Joel's "And So It Goes" last night, I thought she might have been pretty cunning actually. The whole point of "And So It Goes" is that it be sung softly, with a weary, sad, defeated resignation to it. Which means no belting. No power notes. No loud notes. Which is something Archuleta can not do at all. And sure enough, his rendition was overbearing and completely tone-deaf. See?



But then she said she liked it. And i realized that she thinks this is how it should be sung.

Sigh.

Until Whenever

2 comments:

Jaquandor said...

There have been seasons of AI before where a person won whom I wasn't wild about, but there's a real chance this year that a contestant I loathe (Archuleta) could win. I can't imagine why the judges are so snowed by him. He's got no emotional connection to anything he sings, he's unbelievably fake -- he's Kevin Covais with a better voice.

Tosy And Cosh said...

Every time I watch I feel like I'm in Bizzaro World. What are they seeing!?!?!