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May 23, 06 09:23 PM

And On Thursday Morning, What Do They Expect Me to Do? Pay Attention to the World Around Me? No Thank You.

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I like the McPhee and the Hicks because they are both friends with singing black people that wear robes.

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Because they took the opportunity to début both the McPhee's and the Hicks' singles, they showed me the terrible truth; no matter who wins, the music will sound like mush to me. Air-conditioning music.

The omnipresence of Daniel Powter, throughout the season, should have been taken for the dark warning it was.

I was stoked to hear the judges ho-hum the singles, too; surprised (perhaps naively) that Simon's not really a part of the A&Ring process.

Also surprising: Paula, not drunk.

I tip my hat, as a professional, to the McPhee for suffering through her busted in-ear monitors and still staying in key--make that starting the tune a-capella and in key. That shit is hard. No wonder she was giddy afterwards.

But: I still think she's boring. I will enjoy hearing the Hicks emote, even on a wack, committee-written song. And here's hoping that somewhere down the line, he will stun the world with some quality Yacht Rock.

I would like to thank Cingular for being an Idol sponsor, thus allowing me to text 35 votes for the Taylor Hicks in under 1.5 minutes.

I would also like to thank the inept cameraperson, who, when the caption said Katherine's Family and Friends, was actually focussed on a confused Tori Spelling.

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Posted by Mike at May 23, 2006 9:23 PM