February 25, 2006

Sunday Brunch Entertainment

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American Idol
4 out of 5 stars

American Idol

Sun, 11.25am onwards, ITV1 [Fri, 8.15pm onwards, ITV2]

If you thought Xfactor was good, then watch this. It's tenfold more enjoyable, tenfold more entertainment, and there are at least 2 men and 2 women [or boys and girls] that can sing!

If you think talent shows are rubbish and detrimental to good taste, but can't help thinking why you're hummin' along to that Kelly Clarkson song, watch this show.

It's not too much of yesterday's news, as like More4's Daily Show, it is broadcast within a day or week of the American airing [last night's ITV2 show was a combination of the Tuesday and Thursday shows of last week in the States]. Sunday will show the pre-final or post-theatre shows, where all 24 remaining contestants sing their 1-minute song and 2 boys and 2 girls are voted off by the American audience.

It's blatantly got lots of Americans loving themselves and telling about their struggles and how they dedicate their song to X or Y. It's blatantly got people chosing the cheesiest or most mellow of songs afraid to show off their voice. It's also got those few people who know what they can do and give it all and make it worthwile to watch. And yes, it's got Simon Cowell who seems to be the only level-headed person in this circus of sorts. Oh and the presenter is alright.

Lucky for you, the American audience seems to have a slightly better idea of who to vote off, so next week there will be no more renditions of Barry Manilow songs.

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  1. Have to say it is a surprisingly good programme. There are some very good singers in the running, and none that are that bad. Some just annoy me by being themselves, but still can sing. The best bit was when they all sang together before some got voted off. They can sing better in harmony with the others than alone it seems!

    25 Feb 2006, 18:11

  2. Vey well summarised… Copacobanna on Idol.. hmmm what was he thinking haha My top 4:

    1. Ace: link

    2. Katharine: link

    3. Paris: link

    4. Elliot: link

    These 4 can really sing.. and watch out for Lisa "Disney" Tucker and Taylor "Father Ted" Hicks .. the rest are forgetable… David, Kevin, Gideon – hmmm how did they get into the top 24??? Why do they always have these sort of horrible singers in every yearrr!!! Good Telly I ssuppose. There were many others who are 100 times better and commercial than them.. talking about x-factor… they should be X-ed!!

    26 Feb 2006, 16:25

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