How can the “judges” on Idol this year be so freaking stupid?!
Ok, let’s back up a bit.
For the last couple of weeks, ever since she started to really prove herself to be a contender, the “judges” have been saying the stupidest things about Haley Reinhart. Sheisphenomenal. Every week she has great performances, and last week, it wasn’t just the performance of the night, it was the performance of the season.
Yes, she got a standing O for that performance, and yes, she got one for “I (Who Have Nothing)” tonight, but she got ripped apart by Randy and J-Lo for no freaking reason for her first song on both of these nights. It’s usually something like “that wasn’t the right song for you baby” or something like that. Note the word “song”. Nothing about her performance, which was amazing. Especially for last week. She chose an unreleased Lady Gaga song to sing, and of course was amazing. But they criticized her for not picking something that everyone knows. Umm, what about James Durbin singing a 30 Second to Mars song and Scotty McCreery singing some country song by some dude I’ve never heard of before? Those were songs that probably no one really knew. But because they’re 2 of the chosen ones, they get a free pass. The “judges” always talk about making a song their own, and Haley did that. And they yelled at her.
Then they go and heap tons of praise on James Durbin, when his pitch is all over the place (and he can’t hold himself together), and Jacob Lusk (ugh). What are they freaking listening to?! Why don’t they like this amazingly talented girl? Is it because she doesn’t have an interesting enough backstory? Are they trying to give her this really come-from-behind epic story? From where I sit, it’s definitely not the latter. I just don’t understand why they don’t like her. She outperforms Scotty and Lauren combined. Especially when Scotty keeps singing those super boring country ballads. Snore. The only reason I didn’t say she outperforms James is because he has an ego the size of Texas and always has some special effect going on when he sings. Mainly to distract us from how not on pitch he is.
I just hope Haley makes it through to the top three. Hopefully at the expense of James. I’m really tired of him. That’s why I, who never vote, spent about 30 minutes voting for Haley tonight. Though, I have a bad feeling about this.