What are these Idols' names again?
Some guy sang some song. What was his name? Oh yeah, it's Peter Noone. Then, some lady, who looked smoking hot for a 60-year-old, sang some unknown song. What was her name again? Had to rewind that one too to remember it was Lulu. Finally Stephanie gets voted off, and I only remember her name because I realized last night that up until then I still had no idea who she was. And that about sums it up for me tonight.
I have a good memory, I swear!
I'm extremely into '60s music. When they started reading off the British band names last night, I got pretty green with envy. I tried so hard to get Van Morrison and Beatles songs cleared for television, but only got shot down time and again. Apparently not much has changed since then, given the fact I didn't recognize any of those songs with the exception of maybe two or three.
But why do a British invasion week if you can only get the D-list catalogue of songs? And only book the D-list British invasion celebrities? Is it deliberate? I mean, Idol's got to be raking in enough cash and ratings to rope in whomever they wish. So, what the heck? Maybe they don't want risk Keith Richards' drunken antics on live television? God only knows.
So, while I'm still jealous, I'm very relieved that most of the songs I love were left untouched. All except one. But, with tonight as proof, it seems that forgetting is the key to getting things gone. So I won't mention that someone butchered a Kinks tune last night. And, I won't say that the same somebody made watching awkwardly entertaining and awfully unforgettable.
You outdid puppy dogs, mom, and apple pie with "make-a-wish Ashley." Bravo! I don't think anything short of kissing babies could have won you any more votes. What was your name again? If William Hung isn't enough proof that anyone who gets enough people saying their name can turn it into a buck, then you might be the second. What was your name again?
But, enough about what's-his-name. I'm feeling empowered by the strength of un-publicity, so I'm thinking we should spread it to what's-her-bucket with the long legs (even though I'm not sure the show should get rid of its eye candy) and what's-his-face with bald head. What were their names again?
Jon Peter Lewis was a finalist on the third season of "American Idol." His newly released debut album, "Stories From Hollywood," is available everywhere online and can also be downloaded at americanidol.com. Visit Jon's Web site for more.