This is what we do for the joy of the King,
For His peaceable Kingdom,
For a world in despair.
And this is why we bring any hope we can give,
Any bread from the table,
Any touch of His hand.
This is what we do.
This is where we go.
This is why we sing.
This is how we live.
This is who we are.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

What up, Randy?

What was with Mr. Jackson tonight???  
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.


Diane Davis said...

who was your favorite? does the dress rehersal look the same as the live event (do the singers get into it the same, etc?).

i thought all were okay but none of them really wowed me tonight.

Don said...

The sound is much better in the theatre. (I suppose if you have a great home sound system it would be comparable.)

I really like Sayesha and I thought her performance tonight was outstanding, in spite of Randy's review of it. My favorite is David Cook. I also love Carly...her performance in rehearsal today was much better, in my opinion.

As I said in the post, I think Jason's "Rainbow" was nothing special, but you would have thought a young Sinatra had sung it to hear the Trinity gush over him. Yuck.

Diane Davis said...

I agree with everything Simon says about 95% of the time. Paula always appears high and doesn't "keep it real." I didn't mind Randy last night. Good thing I'm not the one being judged since I guess I appreciate the candor!

JJ said...

Thanks for taking care of my lady.

Glad you guys had fun.

Don said...

Your lady is ultra-special! AND a JBC grad!! How much better can it get??