Tuesday, May 23, 2006

kat v. taylor: a simulblog...

It's been a long season. And a very brief one. And it's ending tonight, because tomorrow is all about fun. Well, until we crown one and execute the other, shoving him or her to the side so that we can make room for confetti.

Three songs, one original that no one will like tomorrow, and two that are getting their second run, now on the really big stage. And this is a simulblog, written as it's happening, complete with typos and misplaced commas, with breaks at every important stop. There will be no worst to first ranking, at least not until the morning after.

And I must say, that as a voter with no dog in this fight, it is awfully relaxing to watch without the aid of antacids or adult beverages. Well, maybe some adult beverages, but only cause I want to.

Because THIS is American Idol.

Randy, Paula and Simon are giving mundane advice before we're treated to both of their journeys, because with only six songs, even counting the Bad Day song planned by Daniel Powter, we've got a lot of time to McPhill. (Sorry.)

YAY it's Chris Daughtry! And Dad McPhee isn't crying yet.

And Katharine is up with Black Horse and a Cherry Tree. And thankfully she is on her feet this time, but in a really terrible shirt. Smart girl. But her drummers are back, and she's pulling some Tayloresque dance moves. Randy agrees with me that this was a better vocal than the last time she delivered it. Paula is typically Paula. Simon calls it a warmup, because the occasion, he says, is bigger than the song she selected.

Taylor is up with Livin' for the City, his Stevie Wonder performance, and he's in the brightest purple velvety blazer I've ever seen. He works his way through the audience [Elliott sighting!!], up to the stage, back to the audience, up on the catwalk and back to the stage, and ignites the crowd into one of the longest applauses this season. That was terrific. Randy says it's a hawt one. Paula has lost her mind and it's still early. [Ace sighting!] Simon has to pan the jacket. [Pickler/Bucky sighting!!] but gives him the Simon thumbs up.

Round one: Taylor in a knockout.

So Katharine is going to run the risk of crapping on her moment from last week by sitting on the stage and pounding out Somewhere Over the Rainbow. And I actually think I like this week's version better. McPhather is bawling, and the audience won't shut up. Randy says she "worked it out." Paula calls her possessed by one thing or another. Simon says it was again her best performance of the season. She's happy, I suppose, that she was given good critiques, but happier that she started on the right key, considering her earpiece was picking up the Comedy Channel or something. But as long as she's happy, I guess that's all the matters.

Taylor's dad introduces his boy's Levon, one of my personal fave performances from the semi-finals. [Lisa/Melissa sighting!] Randy calls it pitchy, Paula says it's not pitchy it's Taylor (whatever) and Simon gives this round to Katharine. I agree.

Round two: Katharine by a field goal.

We get to see the requisite parent-remembers-kid-growing-up-singing puff piece, and she's climbing the wall of death, commonly and affectionately referred to as the crappy original song. Hers is My Destiny. And this is the first time all season I've said this: she looks stunning. It's very Inside My Heaven-ish, but makes some of those crappy original songs seem, well, exciting. She does get a choir though, and they have robes on. That's always a plus. Randy hates the crappy song, but says she sounded good. Paula assures her that she didn't write the song so it's not her fault just in case Kat decides to go all last week on them, and Simon gives her essentially the "it's been nice to have you" speech. Ouch.

Taylor's crappy original song, Do I Make You Proud, starts with about the same amount of excitement as the one that preceded it, but then busts into that obligatory choir chorus and, yep, sure enough, here come the robed ones. "Everybody needs to be loved" seems to be the main message here. Oh Taylor. You're gonna have to record this crap. Please Taylorize it in the studio. Randy hates the song only slightly less, but loves Taylor. Paula loves Taylor. Simon tells him he's just won the whole thing.

And I agree. Without question.

But will he?

See you tomorrow. Now go vote.


Anonymous Maggie said...

hey Jennifer? I don't think I heard the same performance the judges did when Katharine sang her second song, how bout you?

8:33 PM, May 23, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This original song that Kat is singing is just AWFUL!!!

8:47 PM, May 23, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Preliminary opinion:

Taylor is having voice control problems... Levon was weak

But Katherine is weaker

8:55 PM, May 23, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...





9:00 PM, May 23, 2006  
Blogger laura said...

it was definitely a taylor night.

Kat did look stunning the third song, but that doesn't make up for the absolutely awful song (this is american idol...can't they get, like, carol king or diane warren or something?)

9:14 PM, May 23, 2006  
Blogger Kathryn said...

I think that Katharine's song started out great but she started getting awfully squeeky and strained at the end.. and with Tylor I think it was the opposite.. I was really worried at the beginning because he had a look like (oh my gawd do I have to do this?).. but when he got going on it he blew me away... so I think that overall Taylor was the strongest but I think, like Simon says, that Katharine has real potential.. but what do I know.. lol

9:16 PM, May 23, 2006  
Blogger jennifer said...

I've come to love the crappy song; it's such a part of the fabric of this show.

But what cracks me is that they will go through chapter and verse telling these kids about song selection, blah, blah, but when it's time to put the shoe on the other foot, well...

9:17 PM, May 23, 2006  
Blogger Kathryn said...

Sooo true jennifer.. so true..

9:18 PM, May 23, 2006  
Blogger lorguru said...

Great show...Taylor all the way!!! I can't get through to vote though. I guess I can wait an hour or two.
Jennifer, your post for tonight really cracked me up. Your simulbogs usually do. Thanks for that! You're the best!

9:21 PM, May 23, 2006  
Blogger JR said...

You just can't beat a fake Gospel choir doing the chorus to a power ballad...it's sooooooooooo Hollywood!!!

9:22 PM, May 23, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ya'know what? The worst part of idol being over (aside from all of this free time, now) is that I probably will have to set a new home page, becuase I have used your blog, Jennifer, for the last many months. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

9:25 PM, May 23, 2006  
Anonymous gavintiegirl said...

Anyone notice the alternate ending of Taylor's last song during recap?
When he sang the song he ended it with the mic in his hand in front of the mic stand during the recap he was standing behind the mic with his arms open wide. What gives?

9:25 PM, May 23, 2006  
Blogger Frances said...

I live in Alabama near Birmingham and I can't get through to vote for Taylor.
Don't worry, I'll keep trying.

Honestly, I'd vote for Taylor even if he had come out on stage and wet his pants, but I sincerely believe he was better than VCM tonight, so I have no guilt about voting for him.

9:25 PM, May 23, 2006  
Blogger jennifer said...

Those recaps are filmed during dress rehearsal and they've differed from the live performance a lot this season, I've noticed.

And thanks for the homepage! It's either going to be a long time till this show is back, or it's going to feel like next week. I'm going to miss it. And everyone who stops by.

9:31 PM, May 23, 2006  
Anonymous rbk said...

to answer gavintiegirl: the recaps come from the dress rehearsal so they have time to edit them.

otherwise: I'm a huge kat fan but it seemed like her voice was just strained tonight. but while taylor may have sung better, he was also much more arrogant tonight while kat was strangely sweet. the "soul patrol"s got totally out of hand -- I mean, wait till AFTER the judges say good things. and I loved kat's thanks to the fan clubs and her little wink to the mcphather.

everything is upside down -- what a strange bizarro-world of a final!

9:33 PM, May 23, 2006  
Anonymous rbk said...

sorry to echo your answer!

9:34 PM, May 23, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just hafta' say that I thought this whole show was beautifully done. Okay, so call me a Sentimental Slob (been there, am that). From Ryan's opening in the darkened theater, to his "This IS AMERICAN IDOL", even through the crappy third songs, to the "Bad Day" ending with all the "Bad Day" footage...sigh...I'm gonna' go all weepy on y'all. I loved it! As for my assessment...the Best One had a Bad Day 2 weeks ago, but of the two left standing, Taylor's IS the Next American Idol (or should be).

Next up...

9:36 PM, May 23, 2006  
Blogger jennifer said...

The final performance show is always a bit of a letdown, with two songs we've never heard and always hate, plus four songs we've seen already. But I guess for the first-time viewers it was fun.

Taylor's first song was the highlight for me. After that I went to sleep. But tomorrow!!!! Oh the finale. LOVE the FINALE!!! Cannot WAIT!

9:39 PM, May 23, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great blog as always Jen, I completely agree with your assessments. Anyone else think the judges were being super nice to Kat at the end? I mean she pretty much butchered it towards the end there, but it WAS a pretty bad song to begin with so I think they felt bad for her.

By the way, anyone know whats up with DJ Slim's page???

9:40 PM, May 23, 2006  
Blogger jennifer said...

Don't know what's up with Slim, but it looks like his server got slammed. He's been having that problem. Too many people accessing and trying to leave comments all at once. Bad timing for him.

9:43 PM, May 23, 2006  
Blogger Kathryn said...

Well once the American Idol show ends the Canadian Idol show starts so that's where I'll be hanging my hat for the summer... Kat (no not that Kat.. I wish)

9:43 PM, May 23, 2006  
Blogger Dave said...

I'd say DJ Slim probably is using up more bandwidth than he is paying for. Thank god for free Blogspot!!!!

If they're going to stick the two finalists with a crappy song, they could at least stick them both with the same song (like they did to Bo and Carrie).

This year, VCM clearly got the shaft in the "original" song selections and it will probably cost her the competition

I thought that going in to the third round, it was a dead heat, but because he got a little bit better song, Taylor is going to win. Unless the Katharine voters are so enraged by Simon's premature coronation (I hear they make a medicine for that, now), that they burn up their phones calling/texting away for her, I don't think there's any doubt that we are going to have our second male American Idol.

Let's just hope that he's a little more successful that Rueben and that FRC is no where to be seen tomorrow.

9:58 PM, May 23, 2006  
Blogger jennifer said...

It does make it impossible to compare two separate songs, but it was a concession to Taylor who didn't want to sing the other song. (Who would blame him?) Kat should have been assertive too. And Simon's remarks might just light that fire like you say. Would surprise me at all.

And you know FRC will be there. Anywhere there is a camera, he's there... Saw him on Idol Tonight.

10:02 PM, May 23, 2006  
Anonymous Erik J. Heels said...

Erik's rankings (best to worst): Taylor (68/75), Katharine (62/75).

Erik's pick to go home: Katharine.

(ErikJHeels.com is 80% accurate in picking the bottom American Idol contestants.)

10:12 PM, May 23, 2006  
Anonymous Laura said...

OK, I have to ask...FRC?

As far as the original songs, I thought they were almost equal in suckage. Taylor's was slightly better, but just slightly. He sure made the song work though and Kat totally blew it on hers in my opinion.

10:14 PM, May 23, 2006  
Blogger jennifer said...

LOL FRC (Faux Rocker Constantine)

He was there tonight, right behind Pickler.

10:16 PM, May 23, 2006  
Anonymous Laura said...

I figured that's who you were talking about based on the "Anywhere there is a camera, he's there" comment. But I just could not figure out what the FR stood for. Thanks!

yeah, i was yelling at them to stop showing him a lot tonight...but my name for him wasn't nearly as nice as FRC.

10:19 PM, May 23, 2006  
Blogger Frances said...

I had to go to Dave's blog and scroll all the way to the bottom(ok, I stopped to read a few of the posts) to find the glossary because I could not figure out who FRC was.

Thank you Dave and Jennifer for making me laugh.

If only I could get through to vote.

10:21 PM, May 23, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I managed to get through for Taylor twice - voting internationally takes SO LONG. :P

10:37 PM, May 23, 2006  
Anonymous Soul Patroler said...


Keeo calling til you get through, it's been busy, but I've gotten through several times. Let's dial our Taylor to VICTORY

Beast over Beauty

Rah Rah Rah

10:40 PM, May 23, 2006  
Anonymous Getting Curious said...

You go soul patroller!!

So I thought tonight's show was OK, I miss Elliott though.

I thought Katharine performed her 2 (non-original) songs well but they still didn't do much for me. I AM SO TIRED OF McDAD. Seriously, they need to stop putting the camera on him.

Taylor's first was great - what a crazy jacket!! And his second was good.

Both original songs were awful!!!! Man, did they get railroaded!! But Taylor brought his together in the end and did well with it. Katharine didn't have a chance, poor girl, that song was just terrible.

I watched with a first time viewer who said, "Honestly... I don't like either of them." Kind of made me chuckle. I wish she had seen Elliott!!

My vote: Soul Patrol all the way - I've gotten through 8 times so far and I will not give up.

See y'all tomorrow night!

10:53 PM, May 23, 2006  
Anonymous Getting Curious said...

Oh yeah, Frances...

"Honestly, I'd vote for Taylor even if he had come out on stage and wet his pants"

That was HILARIOUS. Nice job.

10:55 PM, May 23, 2006  
Anonymous Nancy said...

getting curious, good post-I totally agree.

11:16 PM, May 23, 2006  
Anonymous Nancy said...

Forgot to say


11:18 PM, May 23, 2006  
Blogger mamacat said...

Thank you SO MUCH Jennifer for providing us with a super great website.I look forward each week to your writings. Here's to the next season of American Idol. GO Taylor! You are right about tonight's show - boring after Taylor's first performance!

11:44 PM, May 23, 2006  
Anonymous SoulPatroller said...

West Coast here...

I've just gotten through the first two songs for each. I agree with Simon and Jennifer's assessment: Round 1 Taylor, Round 2 Katherine (as much as I loathe conceding that point to Kat). Her vocals are very good on "Rainbow," but the fact that her choreography is exactly the same as last week's makes me feel she's disingenuous. There's no real emotion there, and because of that I still prefer Taylor's "Levon." But from a purely close-my-eyes and only-listen-to-the-singing perspective, I have to give round 2 to Kat.

Oh...brb...Kat's about to sing her 3rd song...

Yeeesh! The judges were being kind! What an awful song! No, that wasn't Kat's fault. However, she did not deliver vocally. Made me long for Ayla, who would have done a better job with the song, imho. Kat was out of tune and looked like she was in pain for the entire second half of the song. But yes, she looked amazing. Oh, the other problem I had with this performance (as I did with many of her other ones throughout the competition), is she cut off the end of her song and dropped her microphone before the song was actually over. A true performer will milk those sustained notes for all their worth. She giggles at the end of all her songs like this is the Gong Show or something. Sorry, hated it.

Oh! brb...Taylor's about to sing again.

Ummm...HOMERUN! TOUCHDOWN! TKO!!! Keeping it real (rolling my eyes), it was pitchy in the beginning. But by the middle of the song, especially when the choir came out, he kicked it up a notch...BAM!!! He sounded fantastic! Gooooo Taylor!

I completely agree with Simon. And I'm off to vote!

See you all tomorrow when Taylor will be crowned King of AI! woohooo!

J - SoulPatrollerAKAFormerlyKnownAsChrisROCKS

P.S. I'd like to give a shout out to my honey, "L," who's away on business. I [heart] you! But, even YOU have to admit Taylor was the better performer tonight. ;)

12:08 AM, May 24, 2006  
Anonymous SoulPatroller said...

All circuits are busy...

DialIdol results as of 9:06 p.m. PST:

1. Taylor Hicks 72.427 1.217
2. Katharine McPhee 62.935 1.411


J - SoulPatrollerAKAFormerlyKnownAsChrisROCKS

12:13 AM, May 24, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I CAN NOT get through at all for Taylor!!! Numbers, scnumbers....I don't care that they are showing Taylor ahead of Kat....I wanna get through!!!!!!

Go Soul Patrol!!!


12:22 AM, May 24, 2006  
Blogger lorguru said...

Wow, I finally got through...at 12:20am. I'll admit I haven't been trying consistantly, but I have dialed many, many, many, many times up until now...for Taylor of course. I feel like I can go to sleep now. I'm not expecting to be disappointed tomorrow.

12:25 AM, May 24, 2006  
Anonymous Gina'sLovingthatSoulPatrol said...

I finally got through on the 06 number for Taylor. God, I love his voice!!!

12:33 AM, May 24, 2006  
Anonymous Getting Curious said...

Got through 87 times for Taylor in 3.5 hours.

My fingers hurt.

12:40 AM, May 24, 2006  
Anonymous gina'slovingthatsoulpatrol said...

I got through 40 times so far...4 minutes to go on East Coast. Go WEST COAST!! GO TAYLOR GO!!!


1:02 AM, May 24, 2006  
Blogger tracyintpa said...

Just completed 4 solid hours of soul patrolling voting for Taylor Hicks (hopefully your next American Idol!!!). He rocked the house tonight.... his song was just as sucky as Kats, but he jazzed it up in his style and made it palatable. She looked rather petrified singing her song,which honestly, I cant' blame her. My favorite moment of the whole night was the shot of Elliott yelling out Soul Patrol. What a guy. I heart him too! I love everybody.... Goodnight all!!!

1:21 AM, May 24, 2006  
Anonymous Laura said...

tracyintpa said..."My favorite moment of the whole night was the shot of Elliott yelling out Soul Patrol."

That was my favorite moment as well! I totally screamed ELLIOTT!!!

1:27 AM, May 24, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wouldn't have dialed this much to win a gazillion dollars, but for Taylor, I went the distance. Got through 94 times in 4 hours.

The sun king over the snow queen



1:55 AM, May 24, 2006  
Anonymous Soul Patroler said...




1:55 AM, May 24, 2006  
Anonymous Idol Brain said...

Dial Idol has Taylor up over 11,000 votes. Lookin good for the Soul Patrol.

I can't wait to see his reaction upon becoming this year's Idol. Get the Kleenex ready, I just know I'm gonna cry.

This will be my favorite season of all, finally a non-cookie cutter winner. (Though I would have loved to see Elliot take second, he's such a wonderful person.)

2:00 AM, May 24, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I kept voting right up until bedtime at midnight last night. Got through about 60 times in 3 hours. Dialidol has Taylor winning the entire thing by quite an impressive percentage and I am THRILLED to wake up to that! I was worried about the West Coast voters, but there was no need. The true talent will prevail tonight. I, for one, cannot wait to purchase Taylor's first album! And, I can't wait to see his face tonight when they tell him he won. I will be sobbing like a baby! SOUL PATROL!!!

5:54 AM, May 24, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Taylor's song was written for CHRIS and that he tried to make it his. Kat's song may have been written for someone else, I think IDOL was surprised by final 2.
But I am a Taylor fan over Kat.
I will miss your blog every morning and look forward to next season, unless you do the blog for the upcoming DANCE show.
thanks for you have done this season.

6:46 AM, May 24, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great show! As much as I hate to admit it, Simon was right on the mark (again). Taylor is the next AI.

Ryan was right too - dad's all over America welled up just a little.

I'm soooooooo looking forward to tonight. Kudos to all the kids and as far as they got - another great season.

7:06 AM, May 24, 2006  
Blogger purplvr said...

(sigh ...)

I tried for all four hours on all three numbers and NEVER got through to vote for Taylor! Here's hoping nobody else got stuck not being able to vote, like me, because I WANT TAYLOR TO WIN! Based on what I'm hearing, he probably will ... (keeping fingers crossed here)!
If he does then I'll have to sell my fiance for his "prediction powers". Early in the season, immediately after Taylor's original audition, my guy said,"He's going to win this competition."
Hmmm, do I have a potential money-making soothsayer on my hands here??? ;-)

7:55 AM, May 24, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I found it funny that the ONLY Ex contestant that Ryan pulled out was Chris...like he's already a celeb! I'm so excited to see Chris tonight with Live! Thank you Jennifer for such a fun AI season! Rooting for Taylor to win although never got through to vote for him! SOUL PATROL!!


8:05 AM, May 24, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey guys, I cant remember who is performing what and with whom tonight. Can someone fill me in? Can't wait to see Chris again! I still heart Chris!!!

9:38 AM, May 24, 2006  
Blogger angelof_mercy81 said...

Frances said: "Honestly, I'd vote for Taylor even if he had come out on stage and wet his pants."


You're funny. But yeah, I like Taylor, too. Both he and Kat had their moments last night.

I especially loved Taylor's first song, jacket included. Somehow I think he was one of the few Idol guys who could pull off that look. And speaking of looks, Kat looked stunning tonight, very classy. I don't always like her outfits, but last night she looked really nice. I was pleasantly surprised by her reprise of "Rainbow"; nice job again. I was worried that she'd totally take away the "magic" of last week's performance, but she definitely pulled it off.

But what was with the crappier-than-usual original songs? I know Idol wouldn't be Idol without them, but still...I agree with Laura; why CAN'T they get Diane Warren to write a song or two for them? If they can get Meatloaf and Stevie Wonder and even Elton John, why can't they at least hire someone to write a decent first single for the contestants?

Honestly, I wasn't crazy about either song, but I thought Taylor pulled his off moreso than Kat did. I still believe, like Paula said (wait, did I just agree with Paula?!?), that Kat couldn't help that the song wasn't that great. Still, though, I think we may have our first male American Idol in ages.

10:10 AM, May 24, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If we were to base the winner solely on their vocals, Kat won.

Taylor's voice was weak, and Kat held back a little, IMO. If everyone can say that Kat over sings, then you can def. say that Taylor under sings, and sounds really poor when he does. The only time the crowd got excited was when he was yelling and dancing, and screaming Soul Patrol.

Oh it's so good to know that Simon can say what he says even though he personally doesn't feel the same way about what he actually says...okay if that didn't make any sense let me say it like this, he is saying Taylor is the winner, but I know he's not Simon's choice, Simon is pretty much like a big portion of the country, he could care less who wins now that Chris is gone.

I thought this was a singing competition, Simon? You would have thought that Taylor was the underdog this whole season. I wish it would have been Elliott, over Taylor.

10:25 AM, May 24, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate to say, I was a bit pissed that Randy kept saying that no matter what Taylor sings, he's comfortable...maybe because he's NEVER stepped out of his comfort zone. 99% of his songs he knew heart and soul, making everything he did a breeze. He never once worried about his vocals because when he was supposed to be singing he was running around and you could barely hear him. I spoke with a lot of people last night during the show and they all said they felt Taylor's voice was going and he can't sing the low notes properly.

Once, just once they should have made him sing a song that was written after 1985 and out of his comfort zone, like all the other contestants had to do. Everyone else was called on it except him.

10:31 AM, May 24, 2006  
Blogger Kitt77 said...

Oh I definitely didn't feel like Taylor's voice was weak. I think he did a great job overall. I was disappointed in Kat doing the same choreography (as someone pointed out earlier) as she did last week with "Somewhere Over the Rainbow".

The other thing I noticed last night was at the end of the show, I was delighted to see Taylor reach over in a kind gesture as to say good luck to Kat. It was such a Taylor thing to do.

Unfortunately I was only able to get through one time to vote for Taylor. I wonder if Elliott was calling and voting for him too? lol

10:40 AM, May 24, 2006  
Anonymous Juliane said...

Man, i feel terrible because i cant vote for my favorite wich is Kat, but iknow she willwin at all, because Taylor can be good, but not as she is...
GO KAT, GO!!!!

12:33 PM, May 24, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It wasn't disappointing to hear a desperate Katherine screech the last part of her original song after blowing the low register notes (singing them off-key as well) at the song's beginning. She's done it all competition, at least she didn't forget the words this time. I guess she's improving, after all.

Too bad the judges were cowered by her constant whining and complaints about their being too hard on her. When Randy comments on how good she looks, you KNOW that's the kiss of death.

I will miss an encore of You've Had a Bad Day sung for Katherine tonight, I was dying to see her stomp her foot and throw a hissy fit on stage. The good news is this is the last time I have to see daddy McPhee blubber like a baby beluga over all the money he spent on braces for her teeth.
Get that guy a case of Kleenex, what a putz.

If Elliot couldn't win, at least Taylor can be the ABK (anyone but Katherine) winner.

Prediction: she goes absolutely nowhere outside regional musical theater playing Belle, in Beauty and the Beast. Maybe she can sing that on key, then again, maybe not.

1:18 PM, May 24, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Katherine would be perfect for Disney's High School Musical 2

Someone get central casting on the line

1:27 PM, May 24, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations to both of them for their great performances through this season.

I think Taylor probably won it last night. It was pretty even after the first two songs but Taylor did better on his crappy coronation song. Given that I think he was probably favored going into it, I would be suprised if he didn't win it. Kat's my favorite but I like Taylor a lot too so I don't have a big problem with that outcome. I'll buy both of their CDs when they come out.

I can see something with Simon's point about Black Horse and the Cherry Tree not being a big enough song for the occasion. But I think Kat was alluding to a valid point, that its a current song and singing something recent is a way to try to rally the younger crowd to vote for you.

She pretty much nailed Somewhere Over the Rainbow again I was happy to see.

As far as the crappy songs go, you guys are the biggest show on television, you made millions just last night in advertising. Can you hire some better writers? :P For Kat's song it sounded like it was meant to get belty at the end. Which, after four to five weeks now of telling the girl that she isn't a belter couldn't someone maybe have communicated that to Clive and the Crappy Coronation Song Committee? That being said, it certainly wasn't her strongest performance.

Still very happy she made it to the finals and look forward to what she does in the future.

Looking forward to all the performances tonight.

-- Allen

1:29 PM, May 24, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a better idea

"With Love, From Chris to Katherine" the could screech together

Someone can make a fortune selling earplugs

1:30 PM, May 24, 2006  

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