I had a blast today going up to L.A. for the dress rehearsal of tonight's American Idol show. Since everyone I was with blogs (Curtis, Kristi, Matt and Christie Walker, and JJ Peterson's girlfriend, Rachel) I won't go into details here. I'm sure they'll provide lots of fun posts. (Kristi has quite the story to tell. Those of you in the Los Angeles listening area, be sure to listen to Ryan's early morning show tomorrow on KIIS-FM. She'll be giving him a call.) It was so much fun seeing the studio and watching how they run the show. Of course, hearing the singers perform was not bad either.
But tonight . . . I felt like Randy was just way too negative about the early contestants. (Hence, the dragon graphic.) It was like he had to be "tough guy" for the first few numbers. So, what happened with Jason's song? This afternoon I was yawning through the ukelele number, yet, all THREE of them loved it!!! Am I just an idiot or something? I thought the performance was plain silly, and was amazed that the three judges were so enthusiastic about it. (I can see Paula being ga-ga about it, but Simon and Randy?) This is at least the third time Jason has sung that he seemed to have wowed the judges. I just don't get it! (My apologies to all you Jason fans who may be reading this. But, will one of you please tell me what I'm missing here?)
A special shout-out to our dear friend Lisa Dondlinger for making it possible for us to go to the dress! (She's a violinist on the show.) It was terrific! (Despite the dragon!)
Oh yeah...Lisa says tomorrow night you should have some Kleenex handy for the Idol Gives Back show. (They taped it over the weekend.) Should be really special.