Monthly Archives: May 2011

Platinum Hit S1Ep1

Another music competition – this one is about songwriting, something I need to keep in mind because there’s a lot of singing and that shouldn’t affect results. Although, yes, it will. A dozen songwriters with all sorts of genres and … Continue reading

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Top Chef Masters S3Ep6

Using only one sense to identify foods. First is only taste. Nose plugs, blindfolds and headphones. Floyd is claustrophobic and has a balance problem. Hugh is worried because he might gag and Mary Sue can’t taste without her nose. Floyd … Continue reading

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American Idol Finale

So, there was a two hour plus finale, and during that finale, a bunch of kids performed to show the world (and the music industry) what they could, and in some cases, could not do. Also during that finale, a … Continue reading

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The Voice S1ep5

So, this time, it was who did the better duet. By that, I mean, who actually worked it as a duet instead of a battle. Christina’s duet between Raquel and Julia was…close because neither really grabbed me. They were just … Continue reading

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American Idol Top 2 Performance Night

This is actually the shortest performance show this season – one hour. So, the answer to the question of the evening is – Lauren is singing. Her voice is recovered enough from the strain. Steven didn’t bother to dress up … Continue reading

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American Idol : Inevitability

So. The Idol season that began in a flurry of promises and innovation, with heartbreaking back stories and judges who seemed to live music – the one that seemed to say “We’ll be different. We’ll give you songs you’ve never … Continue reading

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American Idol Top 3 Results

Guess what? If you fast forward through all the commercials, all the packages and all the guest performances, you can get through an hour’s result show in 30 minutes – and still have time to get dinner out of the … Continue reading

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American Idol Top 3 Performance

Top three night – and each contestant gets to sing three songs in the two hour block – their choice, Jimmy Iovine’s choice and Judge’s choice. Note, please, that it’s collective judges, not individual. I think maybe it’s Jimmy Iovine’s … Continue reading

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The Voice S1Ep4

I really am enjoying “The Voice” right now. Today, it wasn’t just that the coaches are people I can respect (yes, even Blake Shelton – he may have his problems, but at least he knows music AND can speak in … Continue reading

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Top Chef Masters S3Ep6

Seven chefs. Table of luxury food items. Floyd is relieved that’s both real and nice food – the sort of ingredients he’s used to. Quickfire – take the diners to heaven. In 7 minutes. 7 minutes in Heaven, huh? I’m … Continue reading

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