happy to be back and gossiping

I don’t know.
I am in the mood to write…
I am in the mood to keep my blog on.
But everytime, I do that….the connection seems to be making a big sabotage in order for me not to continue. Well, it feels like I am new in this business. I cannot even control what is going to happen.

Let’s not talk about how I was able to be back. I am lucky enough to even post my American Idol views and that was fair enough. I miss clicking the soft keyboard of my notebook while thinking of something to write next.

I might have to continue this in my PDA cause, If I have to continue in this manner…..big chances that I might loose what I am in fact writing right now.

And by the way……..that Adam’s last song…..WAS TRULY AMAZING…

B back…

B-dazzled.

B squared.

 

American Idol goes 5

 Last night wasn’t a good night for Anoop Desai, neither to Lil Rounds. But apart from that………………… 5 happy faces made the Idol night a remarkable one. 2 down and 5 more to go. Who will bring home the bacon? Will it be Adam or Adam? Looks like we don’t have much of choice. And here is a recap of this week’s

AMERICAN IDOL

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The happiest five people in America Wednesday night were the American Idol singers still in contention for the Season Eight crown, but the four right behind them must have been the Idol judges. After the judges’ save was deployed last week on behalf of the mediocre Matt Giraud, the big worry was that a better singer might be a surprise elimination this week, what with two needing to go, and with no more save to fall back on. With Allison Iraheta in the bottom group as the time for the night’s second elimination neared, the judges and audience faced the prospect of losing a very promising young singer at least a couple of weeks too soon, and one who has outshone Matt every step of the way. And a final month of the season with only men competing would be monotonous indeed, not to mention that it would create some real issues when it came time to choreographing the results show group sings.

But Allison lived to belt another day, as singing folklore student Anoop Desai finally succumbed on his fourth consecutive visit to the bottom. Anoop’s departure was a mild surprise, less because he had a good night Tuesday (to the contrary) than because he had sung last, and no one who anchored the show had ever been voted out as early as the top seven. It’s a sign of how solid the support has gotten for Adam Lambert, Danny Gokey, and Kris Allen, none of whom have ever been in the bottom three, that Anoop couldn’t survive even with the huge break of getting the last claim on the viewers’ memories.

In contrast to the tension at the end of the show, the night’s first departure, that of faded diva Lil Rounds, was so anticlimactic that Ryan Seacrest didn’t even go through the motions of dividing singers into safe and unsafe — it was just “Come on up here Lil … oops, looks like you’re going home.” Lil had been defiant following her previous two performances, but seemed at peace with her fate on Wednesday and pulled it together for a pretty good encore of her “I’m Every Woman.” She had been the most hyped woman all season long, while Allison had been an afterthought until her semifinal performance proved her value, but now it is the fuchsia-haired teen who will reign as the female champion of Season Eight. But it will take a mild miracle now for either Allison or Matt to break into the top three.

Results night began with an Idol first: A group sing choreographed by one Paula Abdul, who made her living training dancers before moving on to singing duets with cartoon cats and talking about women’s underwear on Idol. Giving credit where it’s due, Paula was lucid and on point while putting the kids through their paces, and the night’s performance, set to the Jacksons’ “Shake Your Body Down to the Ground,” was easily the most entertaining group effort of the season (abetted by a clearly lip-synced vocal). It worked so well that Idol should arrange for Paula to make this an annual event. Hey, if they replace her as judge, she can become the fulltime show choreographer. Everybody wins!

As momentous and nearly shocking as the night’s two goodbyes were, the evening will likely be remembered most for the utter trainwreck that littered the stage about halfway through the hour. Three disco-era figures who have all seen better centuries performed a medley that will go down as the five most unintentionally hilarious minutes of television so far this year. Disco may not suck, but it certainly gasped during a roundup of the undead to rival a George Romero casting call.

First up was Freda Payne, whose biggest hit, “Band of Gold,” predated disco by several years. This would have been forgivable if Payne, who looked fantastic but is now 66, still had the ability to get through the song without literally stopping to catch her breath. Next up was Thelma Houston, whose “Don’t Leave Me This Way” is one of my favorite singles ever. Unfortunately, she is a recent escapee from a typhoon — that can be the only explanation for the loud yellow dress that exposed half her thighs and more than half her breasts. I had hoped to go another decade or two without seeing that much of a woman in her age bracket. Finally, it was up to Harry Casey of K.C. and the Sunshine Band, accompanied by some very bored looking dancers, to close things out with “Get Down Tonight.” Casey’s band put on quite a show in its heyday, but he was never all that great a singer, and well into a portly middle age, he looked like he was fit only to get down to the early bird special.

Proving that teenagers can be just as mediocre musically as their grandparents, David Archuleta, the bite-sized Season Seven runner-up, made his obligatory visit to the show, performing a forgettable cut from his debut CD. Archuleta was noted for occasional audible intakes of breath while performing last season, and based on Wednesday, that’s an issue he still needs to deal with. But at least he wasn’t embarrassingly inarticulate this time when speaking with Ryan, raising hopes that he’s finally growing up. Maybe by the time he comes back in Season Fifteen, he’ll need a razor.

Next week: Songs made famous by members of the Rat Pack. If Gokey does “The Candy Man,” I’m going to hurt somebody.

American Idol Judges Save Matt Giraud

At last. No, not the Etta James song every “American Idol” contestant thinks is their ticket to the winner’s circle. At last the judges busted out their one-time-only save Wednesday night, making “Idol” history by giving dueling piano player Matt Giraud a second chance after he landed in the bottom three again.

Though he didn’t appear to win them over with his singing Wednesday night, there’s clearly something about the Justin Timber-alike from Kalamazoo that continues to speak to the four panelists, who only had two weeks left to use the save before it ran out. The bad news? That means two contestants have to go home next week.

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After a hectic night in which time constraints forced the judges to give their opinions in pairs for the first time — and the show still ran over — the elimination night felt almost breezy.

Because this week’s mentor, filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, is one of the show’s biggest fans, it seemed he couldn’t help but put his imprint on the opening of Wednesday night’s show. With a doomsday showdown vibe fueled by an ominous voiceover, “Pulp Fiction”-style titles screens, quick edits and scratched-negative reels, the intro set up the elimination show as a do-or-die faceoff.

But before any drama could unfold, things got warm and fuzzy for a while. In keeping with this week’s movie theme, the top seven sang the “Flashdance” classic “Maniac,” with Kris Allen and Allison Iraheta taking turns flirting with the judges as the kids shimmied through a high-energy arrangement. We also got to see tape of the cast meeting Zac Efron at the premiere of “17 Again” after Tuesday night’s show and watch Iraheta get a bit tongue-tied as the boys teased her about her Efron crush.

Speaking of Iraheta, who got props Tuesday night for being the girls’ only hope left in the competition thanks to her gutsy take on Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing,” she was the first one to pass through to the next round. Though Simon Cowell didn’t love Adam Lambert’s cover of Steppenwolf’s “Born to Be Wild,” the leading contender on the show quickly took a seat as well, though Anoop Desai wasn’t so lucky despite good notices from the judges for Bryan Adams’ “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You,” landing in the bottom three for the third week in a row.

To shouts of “My sister loves you!” Kris Allen waited to find out whether viewers liked his cover of “Falling Slowly” from the movie “Once,” which Kara DioGuardi labeled his best, but which Randy Jackson called pitchy. Simon, who didn’t get a chance to discuss the song Tuesday night called it “brilliant,” the opposite of what he said about Lil Rounds’ cover of “The Rose,” which sent the one-time leading contender back to the bottom three again.

That left Matt Giraud and Danny Gokey as the last two awaiting their fate, with Giraud having sung an unevenly received cover of Bryan Adams’ “Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman,” and Gokey banking on his performance of Lionel Richie’s “Endless Love,” which Simon said he found boring and unoriginal. Gokey got the pass, which meant Giraud was facing the bottom three for the second time.

Looking the cellar dwellers over, Kara said the bottom three looked right to her. It wouldn’t be a long trip for Desai, though, who got yet another reprieve.

With only two more weeks left to use the once-only season save, Simon said, “You know, there is one I think that I would consider saving, and it might be a surprise to that person.” When pressed by host Ryan Seacrest if it was Rounds, who has come under repeated fire from Cowell, the judge said, “We’ll see who it is.” After a vote of more than 36 million, Seacrest sent Rounds back to the couches, leaving Giraud center stage to sing for his life.

Throwing a bit of rasp onto his usually smooth croon, Giraud gave the Adams song from the 1994 Johnny Depp/ Marlon Brando movie “Don Juan DeMarco” a bit of a country swing, appearing confident and energized as he faced down the judges. At one point, he stretched to hit a high note that he couldn’t quite reach, grimacing a bit, but then ended on one of his signature clean falsettos, which brought the audience to their feet. Paula Abdul and Kara, who swayed along and clapped during the entire performance, stayed on their feet as the crowd broke out into a chant of “save, save, save, save!”

Simon asked Giraud how many times he’d been in the bottom three and then told him that the performance was not as good as the night before. “I don’t see that you have really any chance of winning the competition,” he said flatly, as Abdul, Jackson and DioGuardi protested, “Oh, come on!” and waved their fingers.

“Matt, we’ve made a decision,” Cowell said. “Matt, it’s good news.” Giraud was swamped by his fellow contestants and burst into tears as Cowell looked on with a warm smile and warned the remaining seven, “I wouldn’t be so quick to congratulate him. Number one, two people are going home next week now. Second piece of bad news, next week is disco week.”

The show also featured the triumphant return of former “Idol” finalist, Oscar- and Grammy-winner Jennifer Hudson, who sang her latest single, the slinky R&B tune, “If This Isn’t Love.” The pre-taped segment featured Hudson unleashing some of her signature titanic vocals, providing further proof that viewers got it wrong when they prematurely voted her off in season three, a mistake that led to the implementation of this year’s save rule.

Also performing on the program was Miley Cyrus, who sang her new single, “The Climb,” while wearing a glittery silver ball gown on a stage enshrouded in fog.

In addition to the sounds of disco from the competitors, next week’s elimination show will feature music from last season’s runner-up, David Archuleta, singing his latest single, “A Little Too Not Over You,” as well as disco legends Harry Wayne “KC” Casey of KC and the Sunshine Band, Thelma Houston and Freda Payne, who will perform a medley of their boogie-fever hits, including “Get Down Tonight,” “Don’t Leave Me This Way” and “Band of Gold.”

Get your “Idol” fix on MTV News’ “American Idol” page, where you’ll find all the latest news, interviews and opinions.

WHO?

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Last night, Scott MacIntyre was booted out from the competition. 1 down………..7 more to go. Who do you think deserves to garner this year’s title of

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Day Six

It is the last stretch of my short holiday and it is a mixture of emotions.

Five days seemed to be like forever…..but I enjoyed it a lot. It’s the weekend….but it feels like it has been “the weekend” for me going through the last couple of days.

What happened today? Well, honestly, not that much. I planned to stay home. Earlier than that, I accompanied my mom and we went to Satwa and bought a couple of stuff. I passed by Oasis Center and took some sample approvals that I have to send before I come back on Sunday. It’s pretty boring to drive…..but what I kept on thinking was the moment that I first got my car (just to remove the bitchin’ anxiety attack)…..I just tried to remember how excited I was back then.

I went home and organized my files. I was surprised that I was able to fill the entire 1 TB hard drive with Music, Videos and Pictures…..plus some major rubbish.

I am excited to be back with my work. I can smell it from where I am sitting right now.

The result of American Idol today was a no surprise. I mean, let’s all be realistic……if Scott would have made till next week after the judges saved him, what is the assurance that he will stay till next week, till next next week….It is just not workin…It was “A”  tough decision but definitely a right one. (screw the fakes who are downloading in torrent….you wasted my time yesterday when I picked a wrong torrent.) I was so pissed when I saw that I was required to download some f*ckin Media Usage Rights…and all those crappy warnings. I searched the net and found a couple of solutions. I was desperate. I grabbed my credit card and bought some online DRM (DIGITAL RIGHTS MANAGEMENT) remover…..I spent $34 just to get one….and ended up watching nothin…….I was smokin’ irritated until I finally noticed that I have picked up a wrong torrent…..Damn, sometimes, too much of excitement can lead you into deep trouble.

Well so much of the Drama (which I certainly hate to do). Easy now…. Scott’s elimination was actually not the real ice breaker here…..wanna know what is it? just scroll down and grab the scoop for a brief recap of last night’s elimination show.

“American Idol” ran nearly nine minutes long Tuesday, preventing potentially millions of viewers who rely on their DVRs from seeing the performance of Adam Lambert — which, in turn, affected the number of viewer votes Lambert received.

Luckily for Fox, Lambert, one of this season’s most popular Idolettes, was not given the old heave-ho the next night; it was Scott MacIntyre instead who had received the fewest votes from viewers Tuesday night and was removed from the competition at the end of last night’s results-and-product-plugging show.

Neither host Ryan Seacrest nor any of the “Idol” judges in any way acknowledged the show’s potentially serious blunder. However, when the results show finally got down to it, Lambert was the very first Idolette Seacrest dealt with, and the host noted that the previous night Simon Cowell had had to speak for all the judges (because, of course, there had been no time for the other judges to critique Lambert’s performance).

But Seacrest didn’t ask Lambert how he felt about being handled differently from all the other competitors during Tuesday’s show. Rather, he was asked how he felt about having received a standing ovation from Cowell.

“I was extremely honored,” Lambert said. “I really appreciate that gesture. I’ve never seen that before, and I’ve been watching the show for eight years. . . . I’m very flattered — thank you.”

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Which, of course, is exactly what Fox had hoped he would say.

Seacrest also had the other judges — Randy Jackson, Kara DioGuardi and Paula Abdul — critique Lambert’s Tuesday performance. All three showered him with praise — 24 hours after those comments might have made a difference in how viewers voted.

 

In a statement yesterday, Fox said: ” ‘American Idol’ is a live performance show and as with all live programming, there are unpredictable elements that affect running time. But it declined to answer any questions about the overrun problem — more on that later.

“While producers attempted to end the show on time, last night featured eight contestant performances and was the first hour-long performance show of the season. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused,” Fox continued.

Here’s the problem with that statement. Yes, it was the first hour-long performance show of the season. But it is the eighth season with a first hour-long performance show. Shouldn’t they have it down by now? Did “Idol” producers forget they’d added a fourth judge this year, which would cause the show to run, you know, longer?

According to Nielsen stats, the difference between the number of people who watch “Idol’s” Tuesday show live and the number who watch later Tuesday via DVR is around 3 million. There are no stats that indicate how many of those 3 million watch “Idol” via DVR within two hours of the broadcast’s conclusion and could therefore cast votes for contestants. Viewer votes determine who is booted each week from the competition, and viewers have two hours after each performance episode to phone and text in as many votes as they want for as many different Idolettes as they want.

Viewers let Fox know how they felt about the overrun in no uncertain terms. Like this viewer who, on Fox’s “Idol” site, wrote:

How many thousands (millions?) of viewers didn’t even SEE the final performance last night because the show ran over and DVR technology doesn’t compensate for that? Regardless of who your favorite contestant is, that’s hurtful to whoever the final singer each night might be. FOX should really do something about them running over because however many millions might be voting without seeing the entire show. . . . is FOX even aware this is a problem???

And, in answer to that question, we’re guessing Fox knows it has a problem because it was in duck-and-cover mode yesterday in response to all questions about Tuesday’s performance show.

Fox, for instance, declined to answer a question as to whether the producers had done a full dress rehearsal before Tuesday’s live broadcast, including the judges (or stand-ins) giving comments on the performances to gauge how long the show would run. This would have been particularly important since, as Fox said, this week was attempting to jam eight Idolettes into a one-hour performance show for the first time this season.

Fox also declined to answer whether anyone in the network’s reality-TV department or among the show’s producers had heard from Fox’s Standards and Practices Department regarding the overrun. “Idol” typically has someone from S&P attend the Tuesday performance shows — that’s par for the course at TV networks when it comes to performance programs, because networks want to make sure all contestants are given an equal opportunity.

Fox also would not say whether changes were being made to “Idol” to make sure this kind of overrun, which could potentially affect voting results, would not happen again.

Fox did, however, post on its “Idol” Web site yesterday morning the following message: “DVR cut off? See what you missed for free!” and Lambert’s performance. (They were mulling charging a fee?) Of course, by the time they posted it, it was too late to vote for Lambert if you liked what you saw.

And Seacrest.com, Web site of the show’s host, who contributed mightily to Tuesday’s overrun, promised: “We got your back.” By that, he meant you could watch Lambert’s performance video there, boosting traffic to the site. Everybody wins!

On Tuesday’s show, by the time Seacrest shut it and the singing got underway, more than five precious minutes had been lost to the airing of baby photos and other nonessentials. The photos were used because this was Songs From the Year You Were Born week. Only after the seventh Idolette performed were there any visible efforts to pick up the show’s pace — namely, the judges’ critiques suddenly became very short — but by then it was almost 58 minutes past the hour.

Then, if you clock the judges’ comments Tuesday night — we went back and did — the judges seem to average 20 to 30 seconds of comments apiece per Idolette. This year’s additional judge, times seven Idolettes before Lambert, starts to add up. As we found out Tuesday.

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After watching American Idol, I immediately walked Valerie outside while my brother in law was playing Basketball. Poor girl wants to bond with me (and wants to pupu also). I noticed that she lost one of her nails. I think she was trying to bite it and finally get rid of it. I saw it and it was pretty long already. I missed her schedule for her check up with the vet. I am hoping I can take her on Saturday.

Well, that’s all folks….I am excited to see next weeks Idol performances. We are reachin the finals and I am sure everyone has got its own bets now…..Well…you don’t have to know mine….It is pretty obvious by a clear mile. ADAM FANATIC.

Tomorrow is going to be a brand new day….for me…for everyone out there.

Thanks everyone…till then.

B-dazzled.

 

 

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…………the moment you felt alone and lonely

Love is not a “Maybe” thing….always keep in mind that being in love is not enough. You have to be absolutely in love. Are you?

I ever wonder……….always wonder. Have you ever seen yourself in a picture, and see a stranger behind those portals?. It makes you wonder how many strangers have pictures of you. How many moments of other peoples life have we been in. Were we a part of someone’s life when their dreams came true or the moment when their dream died. Did we keep trying to get in? As if we were somehow destined to be there or did the shot take us by surprise. Just think, you could be a big part of someone elses life, and not even know it.

There comes a time when every life goes off course. In this desperate moment you must choose your direction. Will you fight to stay on the path while others tell you who you are?

Or will you label yourself?

Will you be honored by your choice? Or will you embrace your new path? Each morning you choose to move forward or to simply give up. I always try to keep myself away from deciding which is which. Because it´s only when you´re tested that you truly discover who you are. And it´s only when you´re tested that you discover who you can be. The person that you want to be does exist, somewhere in the other side of hard work and faith, and belief and beyond the heartache and fear of what life has.

You know it’s been said that we just don’t recognize the significant moments of our lives while they are happening. We grow complacent with ideas, or things or people and we take them for granted and it’s usually not until that thing is about to be taken away from you that you’ve realized how wrong you’ve been that you realized how much you need it, how much you love it. How much you have enjoyed having it.

There are moments in our lives when we find ourselves at a crossroad, afraid, confused, without a roadmap. The choices we make in those moments can define the rest of our days. Of course when faced with the unknown, most of us prefer to turn around and go back. Most of our lives are a series of images, they pass us by like towns on a highway. But sometimes a moment stuns us as it happens and we know that this instant is more than a fleeting image. We know that this moment, every part of it, will live on forever.

I miss how I was back then……it just makes me crazy thinking over it. What happened to me? What happened along the way. Damn…..imagine.

B-dazzled.

Day Five

Day Five started as a normal day. I woke up…..brushed my teeth……opened my notebook……answered a couple of e-mails…. Drove Ces and Dell to their pick up point, did a couple of house chores and the rest of the usual wake up scene. I slept late yesterday (that was around 2 am) after I finally finished organizing Mr. M’s Ipod. Finally I have crossed the finish line. I hope he goes mad while trying to finish watching every content of it. You should see my movie collections. It is bound to set world records. 😉 I’ve noticed that most of them were not converted yet so I had it done overnight and finally, it is all set.

Day Five is also a movie day for Beautiful B. For the second time, I watched the first season episodes of “The Hills”. I just loved repeating it coz the first and the last time I was watching was like a little bit chaotic with all the construction works going on around me so I did not have much of time to really absorb it. These series has made me felt like I was part of the show. Have you ever felt something like that? Feeling like you are one of “IT”. It was so inviting. It has crossed over the norms but in lovely way.

Also, I was able to see the movie “Rumor Has It” by Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Costner and Mark Ruffalo.

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It was a typical movie. Not bad but nothing to be crazy about. Nothing much fancy about it. If it was not Jennifer Aniston and Kevin Costner who was acting on it, I would have given the movie a 2 out of 10. Worst will be a boo. But somehow, I managed to enjoy it. I have mad love with Mark Ruffalo. It all started with “View from the Top” and “13 going 30”.  He looks like my ex-boyfriend back home. Ughhhh….enough. I say enough.

NAP TIME. I got a serious nap after watching. The thing which I am surprisingly getting nowadays. Just feels good to have such kind of privilege. 😉 Sleeping after it doesn’t mean that the movie was boring. You be surprised if I fall asleep while the movie was still playing.

I was browsing the net today and it was pissing to know that American Idol is still not showing in the torrent download list. I mean, hellllllooooo….are you gonna make us wait like forever. Cruel Bastards. Couple of hours after….”got a big smile”. I finally was able to get a copy and started downloading it. Here is recap of what happened during the show.

I ordinarily top off these “American Idol” reviews with a picture of one of the performances, but the image of the night was Simon Cowell up on his feet, giving a standing ovation for the first time in a long time, if ever. (Can anyone remember him doing that before?) Thoughts about what Adam did to absolutely deserve that, and all the other performances, coming up just as soon as I apologize for my bad attitude last week…

Danny Gokey, “Stand By Me”: How you feel about this performance depends largely on how you feel about contestants cheating the theme. Yes, Mickey Gilley recorded a cover of the Ben E. King classic in 1980, but Danny wasn’t really using the Gilley arrangement (which you can hear here). He wasn’t doing the King version, either, though, and I did like his gruff R&B take on the song in that usual Danny Gokey way. But the purist in me dings him for not picking an actual 1980 song.

Kris Allen then does a Seacrest-erview where he tells a story about some Ferris Wheel operator trying to use him to hit on Adam Lambert, and Seacrest doesn’t even raise an eyebrow. Is it possible that “Idol” might be moving past its sniggering attitude towards being gay? Nah…

Kris Allen, “All She Wants to Do Is Dance”: Well, it’s a night for different arrangements, and while I think Randy is a moron (as always) for complaining that he was paying attention to the song and not the singer, I do agree with Kara that it was just a bad arrangement, surprisingly lifeless in spite of the tempo and the presence of those big horns.

Afterwards, Simon gets in the line of the night, as a girl in the audience screams out, “Kris, you’re hot!” and Simon replies, “But so am I, but it’s not about that.” Whether Kris is in the bottom three this week will prove a nice test of that theory.

Lil Rounds, “What’s Love Got To Do With It”: This will be the first of two Throwing Things links in this post, as they nailed this as the obvious pick for Lil. Unfortunately, it was too obvious, in that it exposed her as an imitator — and not a very good one this week — rather than an artist. Say what you will about all the other arrangements tonights, some of which worked, some of which didn’t, but at least all the other contestants were trying to inject their own personalities into the songs. This was just copycat, minus Tina Turner’s phrasing and charisma. Bad, bad, bad.

Anoop Desai, “True Colors”: After a patented Damage Control Seacresterview, in which Anoop apologizes profusely for being snotty to Kara last week, Anoop goes with a song choice that’s all about saying, “That jerk last week isn’t who I am; these are my true colors!” After Adam, Anoop probably has the best pure singing voice of anyone else who’s left, and while the arrangement got a little dull in the middle, the falsetto was great, and he sang it with the same passion he brought to his great “Always On My Mind” performance on Country Night. Now if Anoop can just find a way to do an uptempo number without ticking off the judges, all will be right with the “Idol” world.

Scott MacIntyre, “The Search Is Over”: You may have missed the most self-aware line on the show in a long time, since the band started playing over it, but just before Ryan came over to give Scott’s numbers, he said, “At least I’m versatile. I wanted to show that before I went home.” I’ll give Scott credit for that: he knows where he is in the pecking order, knows he’s on borrowed time at best, and is now just trying to catch the eye of some adult contemporary record label out there. Given that, I’m not going to bother pointing out all the things wrong with this performance. If he somehow survives to next week, I’ll pile on him again, but I liked that moment.

Allison Iraheta, “I Can’t Make You Love Me”: As our only contestant born in the ’90s, Allison made a fairly disappointing song choice. I love the song, but we’ve heard it a bunch of times on “Idol,” and 1992 had so many other possibilities for her (see the Throwing Things link above for their suggestions). While she started off the performance fairly understated — for Allison, anyway — when she hit the chorus she started doing the stupid runs and other vocal gymnastics that please Randy but are completely unnecessary for such a beautiful song. Just sing the notes correctly and it’ll sound great! Geez!

Matt Giraud, “Part-Time Lover”: I’m going to reproduce my notes verbatim (with the profanity altered for family consumption):

Interesting arrangement… I kinda like how he sounds on it.. SING THE (BLEEPING) SONG! OH MY GOD, THERE IS ONE NOTE THERE! SING THAT NOTE! NOT THE 12 SECRET HIDDEN NOTES YOU BELIEVE ARE WITHIN IT! STOP THAT! RIGHT NOW! SING! THE! SONG!
Predictably, Randy loved it. Kara, too. (I am so done with her.)

Adam Lambert, “Mad World”: You want to know why I got so irked at the previous two for not just singing the damn notes? This is why. Adam sings the song, doesn’t resort to meliasma, is remarkably understated (as understated as you can be while singing in a falsetto under a neon green spotlight, anyway) and sounds amazing.

Was it the best performance in “Idol” history? Probably not, no. But I think what Simon was responding to when he got to his feet there was the way that Adam has so clearly distanced himself from everybody else this season. There are a number of very good singers left, but he can sing rings around them and he’s a hundred times the showman any of them hope to be on their best day. He can be annoying at times, and I can certainly see scenarios where he doesn’t win (either because people dislike him, or because he gets cocky and starts doing self-indulgent stuff like that “Ring Of Fire” again), but if there’s a reason I’m watching “Idol” for the rest of the season beyond professional obligations, it’s because I can’t wait to see whatever it is Adam Lambert’s going to do next.

Best of the night: Adam. No doubt. I may need to start doing a running feature on whoever the second best of the night was. (Here, probably Anoop, since I’m docking Danny points for the theme-cheating.) And while we’re talking about Adam, you really, really, absolutely must go and watch The Adam Lambert Roundtable. It’s one of the funniest things you’ll see all week.

In danger: Scott, definitely. Lil, probably. If Kris isn’t in the bottom three, it’s a testament to the power of the pretty. I could see Anoop there, as he has some factors working against him (good but not brilliant, performed in the middle of the show, plus whatever residual bad feelings there are from last week), or Allison, if Simon’s right that people just don’t like her very much and are only voting for her when she’s great — which she wasn’t here.

What did everybody else think?

I was surprised to see Simon Cowell giving Adam Lambert a standing O. We know for the fact that he never does that. I am watching it again….so standby. I am excited who’s next to go home and sing Chris Daughtry’s anthem.

Anyways, I also read the article about Carrie Underwood winning the ACM Awards as “Entertainer of the Year”. It was not a surprise because it was indeed a well deserved win for her. Who can be most renowned to have that spot. If it’s Carrie…..It must be good. But that was not the surprise. The surprise was when people made a big noise about her joke to Matthew Mcconaughey’s introductory story (which was fairly hilarious). Here is the scoop.

Carrie Underwood was overwhelmed to have won “Entertainer of the Year” at the American Country Music Awards on Sunday night, but the moment did turn a little mortifying when she made a sexual reference joke to wanting to see Matthew McConaughey’s “boots” in her acceptance speech.

The Texas-born actor presented Underwood with the big award, but before his official duties he entertained the audience with a story on how he and his brother once took a road trip thru Texas to see Dwight Yoakam perform. While there the brothers tried to “pick up” a few ladies by telling them that they made a livin’ exclusively custom-making George Strait’s boots.

“We’re like, ‘Oh yeah. Say, as I a matter of fact, out in the parking lot, in the trunk of our white Corvette, we have the next year’s new edition white ostrich quill George Strait signed series that he’s gonna wear on tour next year.’ And they got pretty excited about that and said, ‘Well, can we see? Can we see? Can we see?'” McConaughey told the audience. “And we obliged … Point of the story is, we got lucky that night. Thank you, George.”

After taking the trophy from McConaughey, a tearful Underwood caused jaws to drop when she said:

“I don’t know what to say. I got nothin’ … I want to see those boots, Matthew.” (The audience erupted into laughter but somehow we don’t think his leading lady, Camila Alves, was so amused). And clearly, Carrie regretted the spur-of-the-moment sexual advance.

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“I’m so embarrassed, I totally embarrassed myself. I just blanked,” Underwood told Tarts backstage, burying her head in her hands. “You want to say something eloquent in a moment like that and I embarrassed myself. I’m sorry Matthew, I’m sorry to my family. I’m totally embarrassed

She even admitted that she “blacked out” after hearing her name called and couldn’t remember much between making it from her seat to the stage and then to the press room. But as only the 7th woman in the 42-year history of the awards to take the coveted “Entertainer of the Year” honor, it is no wonder Underwood got caught up in the craziness.

“It is definitely a male-dominated genre of music. But this (winning) is just indescribable. I can’t wait until the day when having a female nominated in the category is no big deal,” she said. “I accept it for all the women before me who kicked butt and never got the recognition they deserve and didn’t get the opportunity to get nominated.”

 

Well, are you sure we are in America. I just can’t believe that people will tend to put salt to this kind of non-sense incident. Poor Carrie. But I am certainly in Carrie’s side. What other people may think is basically not Carrie at all. It was a joke….end of quote.

BB Gandanghari (popurlarly identified as Rustom Padilla) finally got his own blog site. You can check it out through www.bbganganghari.blogspot.com

The sun is about to set. My holiday candle is melting as well. It is about to end. I am glad I have accomplished much. I must say, I will come be back on duty with a big smile on my face.

B-dazzled.

Day Four

Day Four is family bonding day. I got to spend it with my mom, my sister and my brother in law as we explore the longest kilometer walk to Dragon Mart and had a little spin. Too bad Valerie can’t make it. It could have been more fun.

DRAGON MART DAY

DRAGON MART DAY

I have to admit, I am feeling a little bit uneasy today. My day is full of anxiety. It makes me think about so many things. It is like ten thousand of things running in my mind like a halo one at a time. I am trying not to think about it. I just feel scared. I know a lot may not understand me..as it sounds so deep..but soon and in time they will.

After endless kilometer of walking…..I felt hunger. Felt starved. So we decided to go and have lunch at Marrybrown. My favorite. Missing the old days. Marrybrown means Merry-brown.

I was browsing the net when luckily I was able to get hold of some wi-fi signal (rarely happens, just once in a blue moon). I was able to check my mails. Hoooooo….again, just for one day of limelight absence, millions came in.

This morning, I overheard the news regarding the incident which took place in Boracay last night regarding some catfight involving some famous beauty queens and celebrity personalities. I saw Maggie Wilson and Danielle Castano. They are the only familiar faces. I was a bit far from the tube and I was not able to wear my glasses so the glimpse was quite blurry. Another incident was regarding Andrew Wolfe. I tried googling both but I was able to pull out stories about Andrew Wolfe only. He is cute. But what a waste…he always get involved with these kind of brawls. Major turn off. Here’s the scoop.

Actor-model Andrew Wolfe was arrested Monday evening for grabbing a gun from one of the security guards of a mall on the island of Boracay.

Initial report said one of the actor’s friends, who was allegedly drunk at the time of the incident, had a heated argument with the guard that resulted in a brawl. Wolfe’s friend reportedly even tried to strangle the guard.

Wolfe reportedly came to the aid of his friend by grabbing the guard’s service firearm during the struggle.

The scuffle was stopped when authorities arrived in the area.

ANDREW WOLFE & MAGGIE WILSON

ANDREW WOLFE & MAGGIE WILSON

The three involved in the brawl were rounded up and charges were reportedly filed against Wolfe and his friend.

Investigation is still ongoing, report said.

courtesy of abs-cbn news

I passed by Oleander pet shop somewhere in the afternoon and I was able to see a couple of male chihuahua puppies available. They are adorable and cute. Again, both of them are like staring at me…asking me to house them. I remember the first day that I saw Valerie. It was the same type of hypnotism.  She was so cuddly in her black coat that time. Unfortunately, they are already booked. (As if I will be able to afford them both). Damn, again I forgot to take pictures.

While staring at them. Red called. I miss the voice. I miss his voice. He is inviting me for a day out in Abu Dhabi this coming Thursday. Panic. Panic. I immediately checked my palm and checked my schedule. (Ellloooo….B, before you forget, let me remind you that you are officially on leave.) I didn’t say Yes. But I didn’t say No either. Tomorrow is my last day to decide. I was happy to learn that he was able to show some effort to call me in my other number. What surprises me is the fact that he just calls me just to talk. How fun was that? Hell looooootzz of lovin’.

I have to admit and spill it out. He is asking me to join their company. 😉 Admiting that he misses me of course. Crap. Ok…ok….at some point I wanted to believe it. But it’s like a stroke of heaven….seemingly amazing but not feasible.

———–woosh! I was going through mean mina’s DSD corner and I love the new look. Very current, very artistic….and intellgient choice of colors. Good job minamins. I love it. Seriously. Can’t wait for more to come.

Time is running. 2 more days and I am back to the norms. Which just simply means I am back in Hell.

Tomorrow is Day Five. It is American Idol day. I can’t sleep and wait to see it. What will Adam Sing…….I can’t wait.

B-dazzled.

 

Day Three

It’s the third stretch of my holiday as I am enjoying like a pig while I stay half of the day surfing the net while my mom baby’s me like no other. I was a spoiled bitch. I was like a hog….being fed when hungry. 😉 It’s nice to feel like a real queen.

Again tomorrow is American Idol. I can’t wait for it. Still, I cannot get over Adam Lambert’s performance 2 weeks ago. I searched in the net the lyrics of the song since it is starting to become one of my favorites now.

I had arranged my music files and I was surprised to see that I can be a DJ now. I have tons of collections that I didn’t expect to grow in bulk. Amazing 😉

Love this song……I certainly have reasons why….

 TRACK OF MY TEARS

People say I’m the life of the party
Because I tell a joke or two
Although I might be laughing loud and hearty
Deep inside I’m blue
So take a good look at my face
You’ll see my smile looks out of place
If you look closer, it’s easy to trace
The tracks of my tears..
I need you, need you
Since you left me if you see me with another girl
Seeming like I’m having fun
Although she may be cute
She’s just a substitute
Because you’re the permanent one..
So take a good look at my face
You’ll see my smile looks out of place
If you look closer, it’s easy to trace
The tracks of my tears..
I need you, need you
Outside I’m masquerading
Inside my hope is fading
Just a clown oh yeah
Since you put me down
My smile is my make up
I wear since my break up with you..
So take a good look at my face
You’ll see my smile looks out of place
If you look closer, it’s easy to trace
The tracks of my tears

I hope he will be consistent with his song next week and he’ll continue to enchant us with his ground breaking momento. That voice is really arggggghhhh.

Mr. M. bought his own Silver Ipod this morning. I met him in Festival City specially for that and asked me to load songs and movies on it. He just got jealous while he sees me carrying my weapon. My Ipod. Believe me…it was a good call. A fantastic decision to have one. I say welcome to the group……. mate.

Tomorrow is going to be a busy day for me. It was my sister’s last day from work yesterday and we are planning to roam around the city tomorrow with her husband. Sounds fun……My mom of course will be joining us.

—-EVery 1 back home was busy packing their BAGZZZ

The T.V. tube was just next to me and I heard in the news that a lot of people are already planning their inter island trips back home. Isn’t it funny that nowadays, people wait for Holy week…..not because of the real and actual purpose that it supposed to make us understand, but instead, more thrilled by the fact that they will be able to party till ground  zero? I hope I am wrong but it seems that this is now becoming a trend for majority of us. I have to admit that when I was back home, I use to be one of them….but I never forget its real meaning. I just can’t understand why do people have to spend thousands of cash just to “find their selves” and “internalize”. Well, I certainly believe that we all can do it by stayin’ home ryt? Well, it’s none of my business anyways……(by that, I am starting to sound like a dirty old bitch sourgrapin’)

In my own little corner, I thank the Lord for everything. I may not be his best son….but I always believed in Him. In the weakest point of my life…even if  in the minutest instance, I felt that He wasn’t there during that moment….I know….he never turned his back on me. He is the reason why I never gave up with any obstacle that I came across.  I thank him for taking care of me….my family. Keeping us complete while I stay healthy and be able to eat 3 times a day. I just thank him. I simply run out of words when it’s all about him. To him…I surrender everything.

I may not be his best son…I repeat

….But for me…..he  is my no. 1.

Like a BFF…you don’t have to be SOMEBODY all the time to prove that….

B-dazzled

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