I watched the American Idol finale tonight. I’m not really an Idol fan, but I had my reasons.
Anyway, there was plenty of schmaltz, but there were a couple of performances that really stood out to me. First, the Dionne Warwick/Burt Bachrach performance was stellar. “Walk On By” was just great. Second, Prince! That guy is so bad ass. I loved when Prince was done, Seacrest strolled out there and Prince just turned around and crused off stage. Nice.
I haven’t heard either of the finalists enough to draw any conclusions. It was obviously young cute girl versus gray (gay?) old guy. I’m sure young cute girl will have plenty opportunites despite the loss. There aren’t really enough singer/actress/models around these days anyway. And, if all else fails, there’s always Playboy. I keed, I keed.
I will say that the list of performers was pretty good. To get Live, Bachrach, Warwick and Prince is better than most American Music Awards line ups.
Why am I such a smartass?