Voting:: American Idol vs. American President

By Andrew J. Wilhelm Congratulations to the latest “American Idol” David Cook, who received the majority of the 99.7 million votes cast. While the inconvenience of college cut into my T.V. viewing, , I am a big fan of the show. The overall premise of the show, to give an amateur singer the chance ofContinue reading “Voting:: American Idol vs. American President”

David Cook’s Crown

I’ve been watching all season, and I just noticed that DC is either left-handed or likes playing his guitar backwards. The guitar, incidentally, is his brother’s with the initials “AC” (Andrew Cook). David’s brother is the one who got him to try out and has been suffering from cancer. Incidentally, Mama and Papa Cook seemContinue reading “David Cook’s Crown”

American Idol Does Neil Diamond

The one and only Neil Diamond. Simon hit the nail on the head when he said, “This is officially the strangest show we’ve ever done.” Indeed it was a strange night on “American Idol” with Neil Diamond being this week’s mentor. I know; it sounds like the subject of an “American Idol” sketch on “SundayContinue reading “American Idol Does Neil Diamond”

It’s A Cook Off!

The very single David Cook. Yes, ladies, David Cook is single. That’s one of the fascinating tidbits viewers picked up with tuning in to “American Idol’s” elimination show tonight. This season viewers can now call in on elimination nights to ask questions to the judges or contestants. Naturally, the questions are always of a seriousContinue reading “It’s A Cook Off!”

The Puppy Bowl Alternative

On Sunday night, millions of people will tuning into the 42nd Super Bowl to watch the Patriots demolish the Giants (That’s for my friend, Patti, who is a huge Patriots fan). There are those of us who aren’t into sports that go to parties (to meet cute guys) or watch the Super Bowl–just for theContinue reading “The Puppy Bowl Alternative”

American Idol: “We’re Brothers Forever”

OK, I have no idea what’s up with this guy, but he’s the greatest thing on “American Idol” since Sherman Pore. Is he mentally ill or just strange? No clue. But he seemed to have a good time and wasn’t scarred by the experience. He’s 44 and from Reno, NV so clearly he wouldn’t beContinue reading “American Idol: “We’re Brothers Forever””

Local Reaction to Alexis Cohen on “American Idol”

Type “Alexis Cohen” into search engine like Google and thousands of websites will pop up, most of which call Alexis “bizarre, crazy, insane” and so on. Even Allentown’s local paper, The Morning Call, published an article yesterday talking about Alexis titled, “Bizarre Rage on ‘American Idol’”. Today the paper published another article, “Televised ‘Idol’ rantsContinue reading “Local Reaction to Alexis Cohen on “American Idol””

Does American Idol Exploit Mentally Ill?

That’s the question on my mind today after watching the season premiere of “American Idol”, which broadcast the first round of auditions last night. Since my best friend, Sarah, seems to enjoy “American Idol” I go along with watching the show, even though sometimes it makes me wretch. Sometimes they put through some of theContinue reading “Does American Idol Exploit Mentally Ill?”

Chicken Soup for the American Idol Soul

Simon, Paula, and Randy are back berating dooey-eyed youngin’s who have the dream of becoming the next “American Idol”. Plenty of viewers will tune in to watch the trio sock it to the losers who can’t sing and offer a golden pass  the worthy contenders off to Hollywood. Meanwhile, Ryan Seacrest will walk around actingContinue reading “Chicken Soup for the American Idol Soul”