Wednesday, May 19, 2010

American Idol - Just as I Hoped

Woohoo! We're in for a Bowersox/DeWyze showdown for the finale! Although I initially was cheering on Crystal, Lee DeWyze has grown on me more with each show. Dependent on what exactly he records, I could see me listening to him.

On the other hand, Casey sang "Daughters" again. I apologize, but both John Mayer's actions and that song both creep me out.

On the third hand, I'm a huge Leonard Cohen fan and was thrilled to see Lee sing "Hallelujah" last night. I'm not so keen on the back-up singers, but that's American Idol for you.

The real thing ... Leonard Cohen (King of the Back-Up Singers) performing "Hallelujah" during his recent concert tour:

Another of my favorite Leonard Cohen songs (again with back-up singers) --


SueGee said...

I 100% agree with you on Idol this year. Crystal is good. but has not progressed. Lee has really become quite the performer!

My favorite LC song is of course "Suzanne", but that probably shows my age and my folky music leanings...

Sue (on the Left Coast)

Sally said...

I'm a Leonard Cohen fan too, also dating back to the Suzanne and Bird on a Wire era. I may not always understand his lyrics, but his songs are captivating. And Hallelujah is one of my favorites. I'm happily surprised that Simon selected that song.

joy n said...

I loved Casey (so cute!) but knew he wasn't going to stay.

I liked Crystal too but Lee had become my favorite a couple of weeks ago. I really hope that he wins. Love his voice and his style.

OT - CBS announced that Survivor will be moved to Wednesdays starting next season.