Night #2 on “America’s Got Talent”

| June 3, 2010 at 8:51 AM EST

Night number 2 in Dallas on “America’s Got Talent”..

Taylor Matthews was good…especially for 18! But come on…”Over the Rainbow?” did anyone learn ANYTHING with the bad choices of song on AI?? I see him more on a show like AI…he was good no doubt, just not spectacular for me! I feel so bad for anyone that has stage fright like that though! That is the WORST thing for anyone getting ready for a performance..it’s “The catch” with playing a cool show..cuz NOTHING can help you get over it except getting on stage and after about 30 seconds, it’s over…none the less, stage fright sucks! Even some of today’s biggest stars experience it…we’ll see what he does in the next round..

We seen a little rapper, C.J. Dippa and yeah right Piers! Move over Eminem? And he LOVES the kids attitude? The kid was good, but NOT that good! The problem for me is, he’s doing the stereotypical “Rap” thing..and to me? THAT’S why most rap sucks! The kid admits to being a “player” at age 11..so all I see is wrong after wrong!! Yet the judges encourage him…make him think he’s the S***! That can be a HUGE mistake with young artists, and I realize this is a talent TV show but still! Nothing like making him an arrogant kid huh! Arrogant kids turns into “All about me” adults, it’s how it all starts…Whatever! I would have X-ed him! Sorry…I’m mean like that…lol

I still think there’s way too many people who have no business even being there, but I think that’s the shows point! It highlights their good acts, and I realize that..but it still sucks sometimes watching it, no? Like the turkey baster “musician”? Come on man!! And even though she got the judges attention, mostly Piers when she sat on his knee, I don’t think the burlesque dancer should go through…like Oh boy! A burlesque dancer! For me it would have been BUZZ..NEXT!! LOL

“Arc Attack” was pretty cool…the crowd seemed a little freaked! The genital daredevil guy can go! I mean come on…who wants to see that? I’m like holding myself watching it! That Jenna chic can fill out an app at a strip joint, cuz singing IS not gonna be her thing! Howie had it right with the dolla dolla bills! 1st hand strip club patron! LOL..The karate guy was cool, but cool enough for AGT? Ehh..I guess…even though you know he won’t be a serious contender..For some reason I’m a sucker for the dog acts, so I was glad to see them go through..Ms. Donna was ok I guess..as she’s half blind, I can see why they wanted the front rows cleared! LOL..

Tuesday night’s season premiere of “America’s Got Talent” drew 12.3 million television viewers, making it the highest-rated show in its time slot – higher than the popular Fox musical-drama “Glee,” the season opener of Fox’s “Hell’s Kitchen,” the season premiere of ABC’s “Wipeout” and reruns of the CBS drama “NCIS.”..

BTW, I have to apologize for missing “Hell’s Kitchen”!! I’m on it next week for sure! I thought it was on Thursday nights…my bad!

Killer K

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SYTYCD 7: Top Ten Spoilers

| June 2, 2010 at 7:38 PM EST

For all of you wanting to get past the silly So You Think You Can Dance audition routines and check out those ten special dancers who will be dancing for our votes with the allstars, read on for the spoilers thanks to sytycdism.

There is a twist to the top ten and that is Nigel must have made an executive decision and cast 6 boys instead of 5 so we have a top 11.  The names are in no particular order as follows:

Girls:

1. Cristina Santana (salsa)
2. Melinda Sullivan (tap)
3. Alexie Agdeppa (jazz)
4. Lauren Froderman (contemporary)
5. Ashley Galvan (lyrical)

Boys:

1. Jose “Full Deck” Ruiz (breaking)
2. Billy Bell (contemporary)
3. Alex Wong (ballet)
4. Kent Boyd (contemporary)
5. Robert Roldan (contemporary)
6. Ade Chike Torbert (contemporary)

After two episodes of more of the same crappy auditions that I can hardly stomache, although I will admit it hasn’t been as bad this season, I want to see more of those who made it to Las Vegas and much less of those people trying to get their five minutes of fame.  Hopefully the changes this season will give the SYTYCD show the makeover it needs and I’m looking forward to seeing these previous contenders back on the stage.

How do you think things are going so far this season?

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America’s Got Talent Returns!

| June 2, 2010 at 7:39 AM EST

America’s biggest talent show returned last night as the 5th season of “America’s got Talent” officially got under way! I was falling asleep watching most of it thinking, “They better have some better acts than this”!!

Going into last night, I stuck to my previous claim that there should be no solo singers! I just didn’t see the need! A band? fine…a duo? Maybe…but a solo singer? Especially after last season with the whole Kevin Skinner thing? NO WAY! It’s a little too “American Idol” for me..That was until the last act..more on that in sec!

Little side note here…can we PLEASE stop getting the shot of Nick Cannon side stage? It’s beyond Corny..and it’s like every single act!

I think something else should be halted on the show! And that’s these 20 member dance teams! I LOVE to watch good dancing…but there’s already a ton of dance shows! You know? It’s like ..go on “SYTYCD”! Go on “America’s best dance crew” or whatever…I mean seriously, can you really see yourself paying to see a show in Vegas with some of these dancer acts? NO WAY!! And I’m the guy who paid 100 bucks for “Blue Man Group” tix!!

This show almost stuns me more than AI!! I just can’t believe the people that come out in droves, thinking they have talent! Most of them wouldn’t know talent if it came up and bite their nose off! Seriously! I was struggling to get through last night’s episode! From the freaks drilling and sticking things in their faces, to the ridiculous singing of “Dust in the Wind”, or the chainsaw chics, or the terrible bartender deal! Come on already!! LOL…

That Hannibal guy could actually sing, but he’s looks like the devil in my version of hell! I mean damn! I’d probably RUN in the other direction if I seen that dude walking down the street! The old man who danced was cute to see, if that’s Uncle Joe at a family wedding or something…but on AGT? Ummm..that would be a big fat NO! There were a couple decent acts..the painter chic was ok..the french street dancer was pretty cool, but for the most part…this 1st episode wasn’t all that! UNTIL Michael from Mississippi came on…and blew me away! Damn!

I had already prepared this next section in my mind..blasting the “singers” because there’s already such a huge outlet for them! That was until Michael Grimm come on and absolutely KILLED it with “You don’t know me”! I mean WOW, is this guy awesome or what? I don’t even like that song or that style of music in general, but I’m telling you…this kid ROCKS! I’m SOO glad I didn’t turn it off before he sang…cuz I almost did!  Here’s the video in case you missed it.

You won’t hear me rant and rave about many singers/acts on these kinda shows very often..So get ready cuz here it comes! 30 year old Michael Grimm STOLE the show, and has set the bar very high! It’s going to take some major talent to get me to change my mind!

As great as it is to see someone like Michael..with talent oozing out of him, to me it’s sad that this guy, and many more like him AREN’T already signed to major label deals! To me it’s sad, that someone of his caliber has to even tryout..to have to perform on the same stage as most of these people who THINK they have talent!

It’s SOO not fair! The music industry should be questioning what’s going on in music?! If I’m the head of a major label? I’m calling this kid today and signing him right now! I just can NOT believe that NO ONE noticed this guy before! You KNOW this isn’t his 1st time playing out! You know he’s probably been playing a long time, yet he goes unnoticed..probably has to work a normal job..it’s ridiculous! The best musicians/singers should be in the music business! Just like the best baseball players should play baseball…I think the music industry is about the quick buck these days instead of making money off true talent..Think I’m wrong? Turn on the radio sometime…music these days is in trouble!

Instead of a band getting signed cuz of who they know at the record label, they should break out the good ole “A&R” department and FIND people like Michael Grimm! Am I only the one who wants the best people playing the best music? Just think of all the good songs, the good music in general, that we’ll never hear because so many will never get a real shot!

His performance was flawless! No band backing him up! His guitar playing was dead on…I’m telling you people..this guy is good! I know they’ll be people who disagree..or think it was just so-so…but IMO? He’s the man to beat!

BTW, did you see when he called his grandma? This isn’t some cocky jackass acting like, “I’m the man!” bragging about how good he is! He called just like a normal guy…not knowing how good he REALLY is!

Talent AND a good guy in general? That’s a powerful combo! Too bad no one’s noticed it..til NOW! Kick some ass Michael Grimm! I got ya my man!!

Killer K

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American Idol: It’s Over and Time to Move On

| May 28, 2010 at 10:26 AM EST

It’s time to move on from the American Idol world.  People can’t seem to quit talking about Crystal losing but like I said in my previous article, she would get a record deal and she does.  She and Lee both signed their recording contracts yesterday with 19 entertainment so expect their albums to come out later in the year but if you haven’t gotten enough, you can go to itunes to download both of their singles, Lee’s “Beautiful Day” and Crystal’s “Up to the Mountain”. 

Now it’s time to get geared up for the Summer’s reality shows.  So You Think You Can Dance started last night with their auditions in New York and Miami and we got the same old thing with seeing absolutely horrible dancers who think they were born to be stars and some brilliant dancers that made me think this is going to be the best season to date. 

The Bachelorette’s premier was last Monday and we got to see Ali entertain her 25 suitors with some crazy characters who are sure to turn this season into some more drama filled episodes that we’ve all come to expect from the producers. 

Starting this week we have the return of Hell’s Kitchen and America’s Got Talent and premiering July 8, the summer’s #1 reality show, Big Brother, is back with an all new cast who will backstab, lie and compete for the $500,000 prize and we will break down all the gossip and storylines so get ready because it’s going to be a great summer!

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Lee Dewyze is the next American Idol

| May 26, 2010 at 10:54 PM EST

We have a winner and it isn’t Crystal Bowersox.  Lee Dewyze won the night on American Idol and will record “Beautiful Day” as his first single.  I must say I’m happy with the results.  I know there are a lot of Crystal fans out there and you shouldn’t worry, she will record an album as well. 

Tonight was a long one for the finale and it was full of surprises.  Alice Cooper showed up to rock the house with the top 12 and Orianthi jamming on the guitar.  It is about time we got a true rocker on the show.  I mean this guy is a legend.  He was doing heavy metal before there was heavy metal lol.  His international fame spans almost 5 decades and he can still rock it.

I didn’t see the need for the Bee Gees or Hall and Oates.  I mean these guys are way past their prime and while they were awesome in their day, that day is past.  I thought Idol could have gotten some more current entertainers for Simon’s last show.

I liked Crystal with Alanis Morisette even though I see her more as a Melissa Etheridge type singer but Etheridge couldn’t perform due to a contract she signed with DWTS saying she couldn’t sing on this season of idol.  Hmmm is DWTS a little jealous or what?  I don’t see what the big deal is and why it was necessary to have her sign that kind of a contract.  Talk about going to extremes and hating another show lol.

Idol producers thought it would be something for Lee to sing a medley with Chicago since he is from Chicago and I’m sure Lee was thinking WTF after Crystal got Alanis but now he’s stuck with TPTB at least for a year.

Casey James got the best performer of the night.  He came out singing “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” and I was thinking is he about to sing with Poison without Bret or what.  I never thought Bret would be there but by God, he came out jamming and it was awesome.  I love me some Bret!  I had posters all over my room of him when I was a teenager lol.  How much better could it get to have Casey and Bret sing on stage together.  Here is the video of their song.

Even though Lee Dewyze was crowned the winner and Crystal Bowersox is the runner up, mark my words, Casey James will be the one to make it big. 

How did you like the finale tonight?

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