- “American Idol” lost to “Top Chef” for an Emmy and deservedly so. Glad to see “Top Chef” get the crown. I love that show as much if not more than “The Amazing Race,” which had won the prize every year since the Emmys introduced the reality show competition category.
- Nigel Lythgoe told KTLA before the Emmys that he expects Randy Jackson will be back for sure. Let’s hope they announce the judges’ panel soon, like this week. I’m beyond tired of it all.
And he gets kind of bee-yotchy when he blamed Simon Cowell for the lack of chemistry between the other judges and Ellen DeGeneres. Really? Shouldn’t Ellen have equal blame? Or is the burden on the existing judges?
The fact is the Paula-Randy-Simon combo somehow worked chemistry wise. We won’t know about chemistry with the new crew until we have a new crew.
- And the Chicago Sun Times reamed the ‘hometown” visit of the “Idols Live” tour, especially Lee DeWyze. (Sadly, I would tend to agree):
A dime-a-dozen coffeehouse player, Mount Prospect’s DeWyze opened his set — his golden moment before a cheerful hometown crowd — by draining every ounce of passion out of U2’s “Beautiful Day,” knee-capping its bounding rhythms and simply strumming it like a Hootie & the Blowfish ballad. His utter emasculation of the song was kind of impressive. He repeated that feat with Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” and the way he took the soulful swing of “Treat Her Like a Lady” and turned it into three minutes of plodding, personality-free hollering — well, it’s a dreadful talent to possess, but he owns it. He makes Kris Allen sound like Screamin’ Jay Hawkins.
And Crystal Bowersox enjoyed her homecoming appearance in Toledo for the “Idols Live” spot there. She is such a sweet gal. Here’s what she told the Sandusky paper:
“I’ve lived so long without, there’s not much that I need,” she said. “Insulin, obviously, and my guitar and my son. That’s been the hardest thing in the whole tour is going without him … I don’t need much in life — just love, family and friends, and that’s it.”
She’s destined for 1,000-seat venues like the Variety Playhouse but she’ll do well in that environment
-I just noticed Randy Jackson sang a bit with Jimmy Fallon durins his “Glee”-inspired “Born to Run” on the Emmys last night: