Katharine’s first official review.

From Barnes & Noble:

[Katharine McPhee’s] unexpected new look, however, does compliment her unexpected new sound. Initially, it’s surprising to hear the Broadway baby — who during her Idol stint wowed the judges with her soaring rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and got footloose performing an acoustic guitar-anchored rendition of KT Tunstall’s “Black Horse and the Cherry Tree” barefoot — belting “Open Toes,” a pop-and-R&B-kissed ode to sexy footwear. In fact, on her self-titled debut, McPhee sounds more like Christina Aguilera than fans will remember. Luckily, she has the pipes to support the junior diva comparison…Like Clarkson and Underwood before her, McPhee is one of Idol’s most promising graduates.

It’s a nice review, and it makes me interested in hearing some of the ballads on her album. If they really are Christina-esque (doubtful in my mind; remember that B&N is actively trying to sell you this album), I’ll be pleasantly surprised.

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What the kids are sayin’



"I hate them all. The judges, TPTB, the blatant manipulation, the songs, the contestants, everything. I'm a die-hard Cook fan, but for the love of god, at least try to look like you're enjoying yourself up there! Please? Syesha was awesome but she ruined it by being completely shameless and disgusting. Yes, being on American Idol is exactly like the civil rights movement, except for the part where you're fighting to make the world a better place."



"All I can say after the disgusting display tonight of favoritism towards the mediocrity that is David A. - good luck trying to market and make money off of that kid, American Idol. (Not to mention good luck dealing with his father.) All the teeny boppers may buy up his American Idol coronation single, but they will quickly forget about him before the album comes out. And I shudder to think of a David A. album - song after song of unrelenting sameness and heavy breathing. Why they are pimping him for the win is beyond me."



"This show was simply a hot buttered mess tonight. And Jason "needs to be arrested for what he did to I Shot the Sheriff. But I hope he stays. He amuses me. "

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