Wednesday Night TV and Open Thread

American Idol seems so lackluster without James Durbin. I really don't get Hailey. To my ear, she shrieks, yodels and is off key. I did find something to like about her performance tonight -- her father (who played guitar while she did her first song.) The judges are overly nice to her. They even praised her tripping and falling. Scotty was terrific, but he's very one-dimensional. While I didn't think Lauren shone tonight, I do think she's the best singer left. But none of these three should be American Idol.

Steven Tyler (and to a lesser extent Jennifer Lopez) all that's propping up American Idol and the only reason to keep watching. Idol also seems like amateur hour compared to The Voice. Not only in terms of the talent, but production. Every one of the contestants, and every performances is outstanding.

On to the finale of America's Next Top Model, which also had a lackluster (at best) group of contestants this year.

This is an open thread, all topics welcome.

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    All Aboard! (5.00 / 1) (#2)
    by kdog on Thu May 19, 2011 at 08:40:54 AM EST
    First stop on the 2011 Spring/Summer Concert Series...NY's own The Felice Borthers tonight at the Bell House in BK...be there or be square NYC.

    My baby told me, "Darling if you can't get a pardon, better get a parole"
    I told her I'd be out by morning when the sun is dawning with a money roll
    Ooh we, that gal's the gal for me
    She loves me tenderly

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    I enjoyed The Good Wife season finale (none / 0) (#1)
    by byteb on Wed May 18, 2011 at 10:37:41 PM EST
    last night. Next season looks like it'll be an interesting one.