Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Never thought I'd say this

But I voted for David Cook last night on Idol. I feel shameful just thinking about it, but I need to come to terms with it if I am ever going to move on.

Here are my reasons:
1. Even though he dared to sing a U2 song (and one of my favorites at that), I think he actually brought something new to it without "changing" it...and I think that's the mark of a real good performer.
2. I actually thought the song he chose out of the songwriting competition was most fitting of him and his style and not just another boring "look how I've made it...a moment like this or in this moment or whatever..." type song.
3. I appreciated the fact that he did something different for the song of his choice.
4. I don't like Archuletta--he looks like an ape in the face and his "Oh, really? You like me?'s too much.." act is older than he is. Plus, everything he sings I don't feel any emotion to it. It's as if he's sans emotional connection. He's like a robot. A well-programmed robot, but a robot nonetheless.
5. David Cook kind of looked as over with the whole thing last night as I have been for the past few weeks, and I appreciated the sentiment.
6. Even though I'm still salty about him taking songs and slowing them down and everyone licking his balls about his "originality," at least he isn't just getting up there, performing a sure thing song and then acting all surprised when the judges like it.

So, for the first time in over a month (since Michael Johns was voted off), I picked up my phone and texted some votes.

And now seeing that I have some good reasons for it, I'm not feeling as dirty. Maybe just dusty.

Here's the decent performance of U2's brilliant song, "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For."



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