Until he became a judge on American Idol, I had barely noticed Steven Tyler. But wow, I think he's gorgeous. I think on IDOL, he is sweet and charming and kind, and encouraging and has a great SMILE and I love his crazy hair and feathered braids, beads, flashy shirts, chains, belts.....the whole thing. IS it just me because I am turning 50, or does anyone else think he's hot stuff?
And How about IDOL. Do you watch? Do you have a favourite? I love the show. I like raw talent, although it doesn't take long for them to be IDOL-Ized and lose their freshness. So at the risk of upsetting the Apple Cart, here are my takes on the current top 11. Feel free to chime in here.
Scotty - Although I think this guy does the "country" thing well, to me it lacks authenticity. I feel like he is play acting at being a Country Singer. Are you a Singer or an Actor SCOTTY ??He needs to- _ _ _ _ or get off the pot.
Pia -Perfect in every way. The judges love her. She's gorgeous and sings beautifully. I want to see her be vulnerable NOT PERFECT. Wear jeans and you hair in a pony and dance Girl, dance.
Paul. LOVED Paul on the first few weeks, but he deflated this week and last. I like the way he moves, so maybe he needs to put down the guitar and get tangled up in his dance and song again.
James I think this guy has talent, is very entertaining and would be good as a warm up act for a bigger band, but I am getting a bit ticked with his ego. Steven said something people didn't really get this week about "overstaying his welcome" and I think he was referring to the endless bows and kisses and bows he takes after he thinks he does really well for himself. Be HUMBLE Boy.
Jacob Lovely voice....moving....is he a front man or a back up singer?
Naima The lovely fluctuating Naima seems to be trying too hard to be something that she either is or isn't. She looks fab with her African inspired outfits she wears to rehearsal, then she dons some garb with the Jamaican flag and pushes Elton to be Reggae and she seems to lose her Authenticity. I like her. I want to see the real her.
Lauren Not sure if she has made an impact yet...
Hailey She fun and REAL and sexy and uber talented. Yes I would pay money to see her perform in a club.
Stephano BEAUTIFUL VOICE. I want to see him in Musicals not IDOL.
Thia So young and fresh...not going to win, but has many years to hone her craft. I thought she was great last night.
Casey I think I needed saving after the drama of his save last week. At first I thought he was different and interesting and true to himself. I Liked HIM. But over the weeks, I am not digging him anymore. And that drama over the judges saving him, seemed way over the TOP. Did you think he was going to vomit.???? Was that all real?
And now for something completely different. Susan from oldgreymare has an interesting post today on Blogger etiquette with respect to bumping your blog up the ladder on the blog roll. I completely agree with her and think it bad manners to do so. You can read what Suzan had to say HERE
Painting by Sherri Ward.