Throughout this season of Australian Idol I’ve sat down most Sunday nights and watched the singing – not because I really love the show and think it’s fantastic, but because it’s something light to watch that JJ can sit down with me for a bit before he goes to bed.
Actually he doesn’t sit down and watch it with me as I discovered a few weeks ago. He likes to show off his dancing skills (I particulary like his bending over bum wobble). Therefore the music in Idol lets him do this while providing me with a good laugh from his enjoyment. Last night I let him watch 3-4 of the songs.
I’ve thought throughout the series that Emily will win but based on her performance last night I began to doubt my theory. Her take on ‘Emotion’ left me quite emotionless. I will never like what I call oversinging – instead of just doing a note, the end of the bar has gotta be sung all over the place before it finishes. I also liked Kate’s version of the ‘winners’ song a lot better.
While Kate was doing the ‘winners’ song I did wonder how Lee would have handled it. Could he, would he have punked it up? I’m so glad he didn’t get into the final two as I don’t see him as a singer, more of an entertaining frontman for a band. I’m sure he’s got his niche, but not as Australian Idol.
But what I thought would be a reasonable night of Idol telly viewing did not do it for me at all. JJ bouncing all over the lounge room was definitely my highlight. I even got up to tidy up in the kitchen before the show finished. I don’t think I will sit through two and a half hours of waiting for the winner announcement tonight. When it boils down to it I really don’t care. Actually the best part of this show is the audition bits at the very beginning of the series.
After Idol finished I watched the last episode of CSI (the Las Vegas one) because it was written and directed by Quentin Tarrantino. I don’t normally watch CSI in any of its incarnations but couldn’t resist this one. I could definitely see the Tarrantino touches (the dialogue between the 2 guys in the locker room for instance). I didn’t realise that it was to be continued at the beginning of the next season though. Bugger.