American Idol: the day after
Some of you may recall that I sorta, kinda, like, follow "American Idol." Yes, it's the populist in me.
I'm actually somewhat more interested in the soap opera aspect of the show (correction: the "human interest" aspect of it) than the music. Oh, whatever; it's fun.
This week--and the week before--I missed it; had other fish to fry. That shows you that my commitment is somewhat less than rigorous. But no matter; the blogosphere came to the rescue and pointed me in the direction of videos of the performances of my two favorites this year: Chris and Elliot. Ann Althouse has her usual no-punches-pulled roundup, and The Anchoress has obliged with comments of her own and links to the videos. Enjoy, if you care to see what all (or at least some of) the "American Idol" fuss is about.
And Dean Esmay comes aboard to prove that the appeal of Chris and Elliot is not just limited to the distaff side; he agrees, they were awfully good.
And to those who complain that it's more a popularity contest than a music contest I say, "Du-uh!"