Guest blogger Claire Meyerhoff enjoys a night at the movies:
I had a very special wish for American Idol’s Movie Night. At 8:00 p.m. EST, I crossed my fingers, closed my eyes and pleaded with the powers that be…
“Please, please, please…someone sing “Sister Christian” from the movie Boogie Nights and dedicate it to the late Marilyn Chambers.”
My American Idol Movie Night dream did NOT come true : (
Ah yes, movie night. With Quentin Tarantino. Interesting concept, having a film director mentor the contestants (…because? …why? )
Big problem with tonight’s show… Because the producers can’t seem to time out the show, they let just TWO judges comment for each contestant. This is VERY BAD because I completely rely on Simon’s critique to form my own opinion. (Only partially a joke)
Red Hot Red Head Allison sings an Aerosmith song from that movie I didn’t like with Ben Affleck, I think. Simon says she’s “Hot and Spicy.”
Anoop Dog, sings the Brian Adams song “Everything I Do.” Randy and Kara like it, Simon doesn’t get to speak, so I’m at a complete loss.
Adam runs around shrieking “Born to be Wild” and it’s wacky. When I go to sleep tonight, in my dreams, Adam will sing “Sister Christian” dressed in an Armani suit.
The guy who sort of looks like Justin Timberlake plays the piano and sings “To Love a Woman.” Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Robert Downey Danny Gokey Junior, sings the Brooke Shields movie song “Endless Love” and there is a HARP involved. Doesn’t he know the HARP is the international symbol for sappy?
Kute Kris sings “Falling Slowly” from the movie Once. Randy doesn’t care for it but Kara says it’s one of Kris’s best moments and I agree with Kara. On Facebook, my friend Kivi Leroux Miller, trapped in Lexington, pings, “Love it.”
Last up is Lil Rounds and my “Sister Christian” hopes are officially dashed. Instead, she chooses the gorgeous movie classic “The Rose.” I really like Lil, but her version is all over the place. Then again, when it comes to this particular song, I’m very biased. If you were lucky enough to attend a certain 1987 Pender County pig picking, you’ll remember that Winston-Salem’s own Lee Anne Pearce BROUGHT US TO TEARS with her moving rendition of “The Rose.”
Maybe Lil will survive another week, but in my very humble opinion, she may end up in the bottom three along with…hmmmm…the JT guy and possibly Anoop.