American Idol Update: Jason Castro Still Creepy
I'm trying to downplay how much American Idol I've caught this season, but since I am watchingand since Im as opinionated as the next guyI might as well blog about it like everyone else.
A couple of observations about last nights comically uninspiring Inspiration episode:
1. All lecherous eyebrows and apolitical dreadlocks, Jason Castro is still my least favorite Idol contestant. His performances are so lazy and overconfident that theyre uncomfortable to watch.
2. She may have the blandly agreeable personality of a middle-school teacher, but Syesha Mercado is still my favorite contestant. Her voice is absolutely flawless, and shes the only contestant who might actually record an album worth hearing.
It's a shame she won't make it past the top 5.
3. Weve all had it out for this seasons ringer, Carly Smithson, and her curiously pissed-off performance of Queens The Show Must Go On was more than enough cause for the voting public to finally boot her.
Of course, seeing as how the show has gone out of its way to showcase her before, she'd probably just return next season if she did get the ax.
4. The American flag pin on an otherwise quite tasteful, expensive suit, Kristy Lee Cook is the seasons most tragic weakest link. Randy Jackson complains that everyone has pitch problems, but, damn, Kristy Lee Cook really has pitch problems. Votefortheworst.com has rallied behind her, but between her flaccid voice and her sad, deer-in-headlights expression, its cruel to keep her on the show any longer. Last week she took a seat at the losers circle before her name was even called. This week I fully expect her to arrive on set with a packed suitcase. Shes crying for help. Dont vote for me, shes pleading, but middle America is oblivious to her suffering.
5. David Cook professes Our Lady Peace is his favorite bandwhich in and of itself is amazingbut his pompous, white-suited performance last night suggests a higher muse: Bono.