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Saturday nite lite: Melinda was robbed

I’m still shaking my head after Wednesday, but AI isn’t newsworthy enough to blog about until the weekend, lol.

Kate and I have been watching American Idol this season (we’ve never watched it before). I have to say that Melinda Doolittle was robbed this week when she didn’t make it to the finals. The Brentwood, Tennessee native has all the chops — the voice, the range, the phrasing, the polish and the versatility, but since “America votes,” it’s clear the sheer talent doesn’t ensure the top spot on AI.

Human Metrosexual Beat Box Blake Lewis is entertaining and probably garnered the teen scream vote, but I just can’t see him as more than a flash in the pan. Seventeen-year-old Jordin Sparks is a cutie with a gift of a voice, the looks and certainly has an engaging presence. I think she’ll walk away with it.

Anyway, I’m sure Melinda will land a record deal and will sell a ton of CDs.

My favorite performance: My Funny Valentine. It gives you chills. On the left, just the performance, on the right, the background, performance and the reactions by Randy, Paula and Simon, who were blown away.


Thank goodness I didn’t watch past seasons; I don’t know if I would have bothered watching this season after seeing Chris Daughtry or Jennifer Hudson receive the boot in their season.

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