I really can't believe I'm going to write a post about American Idol, but I am. I was going to write about yesterday -- when I spent the afternoon walking around in the pasture picking up the hay bale wrap from amongst the cow pies where the cows spent the winter eating and pooping, but I decided that it might not be all that interesting telling about kicking around in the cow manure. I did have some deep revelations, but perhaps I'll save that for a Sunday Post!
So back to American Idol.
Confession number 1: I watch. I have watched for years, but I only really start watching the show when they get down to 20 contestants. I can't stand the other stuff.
Confession number 2: I have never voted.
Confession number 3: Until tonight. I voted. Three times. Yes, I did. Thankfully we have DVR and could rewind to the numbers on the screen! I never, never, never thought I ever, ever, ever would. I have watched all these years and never voted, but I felt I had to tonight. Some of the contestants spoke to me.
Confession 4: I know you want to know who I voted for. Contestants 5,6, and 7. Casey Abrams, Haley Reinhart, and Jacob Lusk. Do you know who I'm talkin' 'bout? (secretly you do)
Casey sang Nature Boy (please listen) by Nat King Cole, a song I had never heard until tonight although I do know who Nat King Cole is. This song was really unusual and a risky choice for American Idol. I'm afraid that those teeny-boppers won't *get* this performance. So I HAD to vote for him. I want to buy Casey's album NOW.
Perhaps, perhaps Americans will get Jacob Lusk's performance, Bridge Over Troubled Waters. AMAZING! I was giving him a standing O!
And Haley. Well, I just like that girl. She smiles AND sings. She sang Call Me by Blondie. She seems to be out there "just having fun," but I'm sure she has been working hard. I like her and I like her voice.
So....... I voted. I can't believe it, but I voted on American Idol. There. It's out. Whew. I feel so much better now.
(When the videos are up from tonight's show, I'll post them for you to watch. So good. So darn good!)
If you want to watch one of my favorite past performances of Casey's, click to vid below.