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It’s been a little over two years since I started this blog, and with some of the changes I’ve been making recently to my social media activities, I thought this would be a good time to give my fans a little taste of who I am and what makes me tick as a writer. Learn About My Journey
Or did Jennifer Lopez and her white dress outperform every contestant on tonight’s American Idol telecast?
I’m not one to usually praise JLo, as I am not a fan, but the performance of her song from the new movie Home was pitch perfect tonight, and the magic that was her dress was, simply put, a stunning bit of techno-graphics. Watching her stand in the middle of the stage as the light show magically performed around her — turning her into a painting of constantly changing visuals — was absolutely breathtaking and no doubt one of the best moments on a night of mostly mediocre performances.
Could the producers of Dancing With the Stars have been more unoriginal? As the opening routine to their brand new season, producers chose to steal a page from So You Think You Can Dance and copy almost everything from the latter shows amazing opening dance routine, from starting in the parking lot, to showing them in front of faux-makeup chairs, right down to the seamless tracking shot of all of their dancers through the studio. Did they want to show homage to a much better dance show (in terms of talent, from whence several Dancing pros have originated), or did they think, just because they have a much larger audience, that no one would notice? Don’t Stop — There’s Plenty More
The competitors going into the finals of the next MasterChef have been chosen and they are… Check out the Finalists
That’s right. Bill Nye, the Science Guy is back! He will be joining a shockingly decent cast on the next installment of Dancing With the Stars, which includes Leah “King of Queens” Remini, Elizabeth “I’m so excited” Berkley, and long-time TV vet Valarie Harper (who it seems was diagnosed earlier this year with terminal brain cancer, so to Valerie, her friends and family, our hearts go out to you! Stay strong and positive!). Over the past few installments, the show seemed to be scrapping the bottom of the barrel to find their so-called “stars,” and though most of the names on this season’s list still aren’t A-listers, at least most of them, if not all of them, have clear name recognition. You may not like them and some of them may not have been around for awhile, but at least you know their names, and for Dancing With the Stars, that’s a step up (even if they did choose to add Snooki to the list… do we really need more of her on our TV screens?). Corbin “High School Musical” Bleu may have a slight edge right now on paper, however, I believe this cast will give him a run for his money. And though I’ve never watched this show (and don’t plan to break that streak any time soon), my particular favorite of the bunch is probably Bill “Here’s Your Sign” Engvall (who should also bring a lot of good laughs to the show), though I’d have to say that it’s Bill Nye, the Science Guy (love saying that name!) that I hope takes home the trophy.
UPDATE 9/10/2013: With Nigel Lythgoe officially announcing today that So You Think You Can Dance has been picked up for Season 11, it seems Fox was smart enough after all. Now let’s hope Nigel is just as smart.
If Fox is smart enough to renew So You Think You Can Dance for next summer, they should really consider hiring Paula Abdul as their permanent third judge. Unlike her nearly incoherent and always loopy commentary (and wildly eye-rolling antics with Simon, I might add) on American Idol, Paula brings an oddly warm and interesting take to the judges panel on Dance. It also makes complete sense, seeing as how she was always a much better dancer/choreographer than she ever was a singer. Add to the fact that the guest judges this season (and to some extent last season as well) have been hit-and-miss (for every Tyler Jesse Ferguson and Kenny Ortega we get a Carly Rae Jepsen), this seems to be where Paula Abdul belonged in the first place. Don’t Stop – There’s Plenty More
Let’s face it – this past cycle of American Idol was a train wreck. With a nearly unwatchable judging panel and a group of guys that seemed to be chosen simply so that a female would take the trophy (aka: manufactured drama), the show certainly showed its age. Now it seems the producers of the show are once again hoping to revive a show that has been getting buried by another, and some would say better, singing competition, The Voice. Yeah… where have I heard that before? (Answer: Every season since Simon left! Nothing much has changed, though.) And though kicking out Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick does help bring fresh blood in behind the scenes, for everything the show seems to be doing right, there seems to be a decision that doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. Don’t Stop – There’s Plenty More