You have not known what you are.
You have slumbered upon yourself all your life.
Your eyes have been as much as closed most of the time.
What you have done is already in mockeries.

The mockeries are not you.
Underneath them
And within them,
I see you lurk...

-Walt Whitman


AI S9 Finale: Lee Wins Idol

ALRIGHT, ALRIGHT! Crystal should’ve been the winner—that is if the whole thing’s based solely on the Top 2 performances. But it’s not.

Lee’s performances were dry and it felt like he wasn’t pushing himself into them. Unlike Crystal, you could actually feel her pushing her vocals, like she wanted it more. And I liked her song choices especially Up The Mountain by Patty Griffin. It amplified her singer-songwriter vibe. But unfortunately for her, she lacks a little bit of charisma. I think her being a mom is one factor. I don’t mean it as a bad thing but it chops a significant chunk of votes from the male population. Lee on the other hand, is single and I’m sure a lot girls voted for him. Another crucial factor here was that Crystal started the competition great and ended up on the finale great; meanwhile, Lee had shown the greatest improvement and had shown exponential growth. He started a little shy and confused as an artist but fought his way into the finals. People like to be surprised and yeah, the dark horses. But let’s be reminded that less than 2% of votes separated them so it’s a close call. We can’t be sure of the exact numbers because in case you didn’t notice, the representative didn’t tell. I find it very strange. Low votes came in, perhaps? I couldn’t shake-off the feeling that it’s the weakest Idol season ever. And now that’s Simon’s gone, I wonder what the next season of Idol will be like without him. The producers should reinvent the show, that’s the only way for them to keep the show alive with such drastic changes.

It was a sad finale and very emotional. I can’t imagine Idol without Simon and I don’t think replacing him with a Simon-wannabe will work. Anyway, I liked the performance with all the Idol winners (minus David Cook) and contestants. I guess they really wanted to make a big despedida for Simon. I love Christina Aguilera’s performance—very powerful. At first I actually thought she was Lady Gaga because of the floating glowing balls. Hehe. I really liked the Crystal-Alanis duet—great musical chemistry. It’s not surprising since they’re the same kind of artist. Bravo.

Okay, got to watch LOST finale again. Ciao!

1 comment:

Elias Jayson said...

lee won. hhmkei.

now you can blog more serious stuff :D