Don’t count your chickens.

EW chats up the Top 12 (just like they did last year), and it’s a veritable cornucopia of arrogance. Last year, all we got this early in the game from EW was a slightly eyebrow-raising statement from Katharine McPhee about how she brings so much “soul,” “blues,” and “jazz” to Ella Fitzgerald’s “Ain’t Got Nothin’ But the Blues” (which she later, um, didn’t). This year, it’s practically a race to the top of Mount Ego. Good Lord, when did this turn into Smug Idol?

Chris Sligh, on theme nights he’s not looking forward to: Diana Ross is going to be tough, because she had this weird range, about seven or eight notes, and that’s about it. So it’s really hard to, like, rock out to Diana Ross, you know what I’m sayin’?

Damn, even McPhee waited until the season was over to go all snotty high-school-clique-leader on Meat Loaf. And no, the question wasn’t loaded; the contestants were asked about theme nights they either were or weren’t looking forward to. Sligh also says that he wanted to perform one of his original songs, but that Idol “wasn’t ready for it.” OR maybe, similar to the rule that contestants aren’t allowed to play instruments, they want to keep the playing field as evenly balanced as they can. (Yeah, I know, they play favorites, but at least on its face, the game’s fair.) Not everyone’s a songwriter, just like not everyone’s an instrumentalist.

In other news, Stephanie Edwards and Gina Glocksen want to cut their hair super-short, Brandon Rogers thinks that the guys this year represent an excellent crop of talent (snerk), and Sanjaya Malakar wants to sing something by Jet.

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2 Responses to “Don’t count your chickens.”


  1. 1 Osiris Shot Down March 12, 2007 at 9:56 am

    Somewhere baby jeebus is crying… Sanjaya wants to do a JET song?! Wouldn’t that, y’know, require some *energy*? Maybe he’s TRYING to get the voting public to put him out of his (and our) misery.

    And… oh, wow… what an unpleasant bunch of jackasses. “Mount Ego”, indeed. That definitely strengthens my resolve to not vote this year.

  2. 2 MaryS-NJ March 12, 2007 at 10:17 am

    Have to agree. Chris Sligh is a smart-ass, but he can be a smart-ass and still be funny, without being an asshole. Whatever the truth about Diana Ross’s vocal range, it’s pretty arrogant that Sligh feels he can publicly state something like that about an “icon” of American music. Of course, I suppose he could have been taken out of context (like THAT hasn’t happened before) and sarcasm doesn’t always translate into print.

    So, I’m going to guess that ol’ Sligh is the Idol who thinks he has it in the bag that Sundance was hinting about.

    I do think it’s really cool that some of them are excited about Tony Bennett. I know I’m excited about Tony Bennett.


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