Every year I say I won't watch American Idol until the final 12 and then I end up glued to the TV. Which is just as well, because my mother likes to discuss it and has been known to call my house at the end of a good performance: "The pressure on these kids!" she says each time.
This year my favorite contestants are:
Brooke White: Carly Simon meets Tori. Really pretty, talented and not trashy
Carly (Hennessey!) Smythson: Give her a break, she can sing and they will send her through the Idol machine to clean up her look
David Archuleta: Terminally happy, is he for real? Will be the teen idol
Michael Johns: Says he lives in "Buckhead GA" which means he is rich
Jason Castro: The pretty-boy stoner guitarist who probably enjoys slow sex
I want that Danny "I-Am-Jessica-Alba" Noriega buttslut off now. What's with all the tedious blond girls with names like "Kady" (oy)? Robbie Carrico's hair: is it a blond wig? What is going on there? Every year there is an "old" (29!) handsome dude like Luke Menard who will end up doing musical theater or soaps. Skunk-haired "Rocker Chick" Amanda is already working my last nerve with her raspy Janis-isms. And some lady has the last name Lushington. My Gawd. Small blessings: there is no Sanjay this year.