Thursday, April 4, 2013

Singing... or not!!

Well it saddens me to admit this because I've been addicted, excited, and glued to my TV every winter on Wed. and Thursday evenings but I'm extremely close to saying "bye bye" to American Idol! I have been one of their biggest fans and in fact when it comes on in January, I do my best to watch each and every week. I get giddy before every episode. At least I used to.

Is it just me or is it sucking this year? The talent is good but, I absolutely can't stand the new judges Mariah and Nikki. Now Keith Urban, he can be on it forever in my opinion because I do so enjoy looking at that gorgeous man! He's funny and nice too, plus he gives ok criticism and I believe he'll get better with time. But Nikki and Mariah are too big of diva's for my taste. Mariah tries to be nice but it's when she isn't judging that drives me nuts. Her hands are constantly on her hair and acts like if she moves her head it's going to pop off or something! Or even worse... a hair might get out of place! She is so stiff except those hands of hers that are constantly moving. Don't get me wrong, Mariah's music is fantastic and if she isn't an expert on what it takes to be a star than I don't know who is. But I can't stand her obvious dislike of Nikki. Same with Nikki. You can tell that they despise each other. Those two just need to grow up and have some fun before they ruin it for everyone.

I'm still enjoying the singing, but if AI makes it another season and those two are in the judges seat again, I don't think I'll be wasting my time next year.

I am also addicted to The Voice. However it didn't seem to have the level of talent as AI until this year. Plus I am loving the new judges. All four judges are having a blast with each other and making the show a lot of fun for the viewers. That show is improving, not going downhill like AI.

Did anyone watch X Factor too? There's alot about that show I enjoy, even Simon Cowell. He has mellowed through the years and not half as mean as he was on AI. Can't wait for that show to come back on.

I'm also loving Smash and Nashville. Maybe I just love singing shows! Singing was always a dream
of mine. I wanted to be just like Barbra Streisand... too bad my voice sucks!





So guess I'll just have to stick with writing children's books!

14 comments:

  1. Hi Allyn,
    I also used to love AI, my husband and I watched it faithfully until Simon left. It seemed to fall apart then. The talent wasn't as good, and we didn't care much for the new judge who took his place...can't even remember his/her name. But we did watch occasionally. Until this year. Nikki and Mariah spoil it for everyone, especially for Nikki. Some of the comments she makes are really disgusting. She told one kid she wanted to have his baby...he was about 17 years old. Her comments are the same as her outfits, outlandish,ridiculous, and mostly not even pertinent to singing.

    I agree also about Mariah. She is not effective as a judge at all, and yes, her hand movements drive me crazy. Keith can stay!

    We don't watch the other musical shows. I sang professionally for many years, and the music of today is just not to my liking at all...too much screaming that is supposed to be "good vocals" but is really...just screaming.

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    1. True, Mikki. Today's music sure has a lot of screaming or chanting. Drives me nuts.

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  2. Ooops...when I said Nikki and Marish spoil it for every one, especially FOR Nikki, I meant, especially Nikki ( spoils it for everyone). Fingers go faster than mind, it seems!

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  3. I rarely watch any of them, but have seen parts now and then. Just keep your eyes and ears on the singers. The judges are just distractions unless they are giving critiques. They have to spice it up. I have watched The Voice a few times. It's pretty good.

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    1. That's the ONLY reason I'm watching AI today. I love the singing and watching the kids go from "not so great" to "great". I can definitely do without the judges!

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  4. Allyn Stotz, you are a hoot. You always make me laugh. Now for what you said...I so agree about AI. I knew when Jennifer Lopez and Steve Tyler stepped away, that show could go no where but down. Not only were they professional, giving great critiques (good or bad but given in a professional manner), they were enjoyable to watch and listen to. Those singers were blessed to have them encourage and direct them. I admit, I haven't watched this season at all...and by listening to you and Mikki I'm glad I trusted my instincts. As for SMASH--I LOVE IT. Now that was my dream. To grow up and be on Broadway, singing and dancing. Not only is the story line great but we get entertained by dancers and singers doing a show. I love they way they are practicing and it suddenly becomes the true performace with costumes and scenery. It's a great show!!!
    For those of you who do watch AI this year, Rick gave sound advice...keep your eyes and ears on the singers.

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    1. I wasn't crazy about Steve Tyler as a judge but thought Jennifer Lopez was really good. I enjoyed watching those judges joke around.

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  5. I've mostly given up on these shows. I used to be addicted to them, but my husband can't stand them and it hardly seemed fair to keep torturing him ;)

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    1. That's why we have more than one TV!! It has literally saved our marriage!

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  6. I too have mostly given up on AI. It seems like a waste of my time this year. I dont think the talent is as up to speed as it has been in the past. Not that they stink, but its just not GREAT as it has been in the past. Plus Nikki and Mariah, uck. They make me crazy. I can't watch them anymore.

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    1. I agree, however some of the girls are really good this year but they seem so young!! Maybe I'm just getting older. Ugh

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  7. I, too, gave up AI. I have watched The Voice on occasion and liked it!

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  8. I found your great blog through the WLC Blog Follows on the World Literary Cafe! Great to connect! Hope to see more from you :D

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  9. I haven't watched the show in years. It got old after a few seasons.

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