Last night Kevin Covais was ousted from American Idol. This kid had to go. I understand that his high school is almost finished preparing for their spring musical, Little Shop of Horrors, and they need Kevin to go there and pretend he isn’t a loser while getting chomped on by a muppet plant.
Alright, I know that is a little bit harsh, but come on. This kid skated by on the novelty factor for too many weeks now. He just isn’t a polished singer and he lisps when he sings. The good news is that he is 16 and has the chance to figure out some things in the coming years. I am betting that once his 15 minutes runs out he will get sad and brooding for a while and start listening to rock music. A better thing couldn’t possibly happen to this kid. Listen to some good tunes, learn to play an instrument, and give it a real shot.
Seriously, could any of you imagine what this kid’s first album would have been like? No? Well then he isn’t a possibility to be a winner on the show.
Now, on to Chris Daughtry. I still think he is the best singer this season, but we need to get someone with some musical knowledge on this show. Randy Jackson, Simon, and of course, Paula, all got fooled this week by Chris Daughtry. They were flinging compliments around like he had just re-written “Stairway to Freaking Heaven”. Hasn’t anyone else in this world heard of the band Live with albums like Mental Jewelry, Throwing Copper, and Secret Samadhi? They already re-wrote “I Walk the Line” in the alternative rock way that Chris Daughtry performed the song. So, while I think Chris did a good job, let’s not get too crazy here. He was covering a cover version of the song just like he did last week with “Higher Ground.”
And honestly, doesn’t it bother anyone else that he was a fan of “Higher Ground” and didn’t know that the Red Hot Chili Peppers borrowed that song from Stevie Wonder?
I still think Chris is going to win, but if everyone would wake up a little bit, I would appreciate it. He is by far the best American Idol contestant this season, but he isn’t even close to displaying the kind of musicianship that many of the great band leaders in this country show on a daily basis. Lots of bands do cover songs every year and they do amazing things with them. Chris hasn’t done anything but cover the cover versions of songs that are already out there.
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