Considering I kept busy on my computer all the while Idol played out tonight on my TV screen, only giving the occasional glance up to notice that Lee Dewyze got his hairs cut, Kara got her hairs styled in a flattering manner that I can't quite put my finger on as to why they were so flattering and Simon's buzz cut looked especially unflattering ... I guess you could say it was all one big unnoticeable snooze fest until Crystal "Mamasox" Bowersox took the stage. So really, all I care about commenting on is her for now.
Wicked Mic Stands and Wet Eyes: Now I don't know if Crystal got overly wrapped up in the spirit of today's date, but someone should have told her pot paraphernalia is not allowed on the Idol stage. Oh, I keed. I keed. Crystal's extraordinary mic stand was made from an old lamp with which she always used to perform in her pre-Idol days. Could that sentimentality be what brought on her sudden outburst of tears at the end of her emotional "People Get Ready" performance tonight? Or were those waterworks perhaps an afterthought to her feelings of being so overwhelmed with the show, that she actually considered leaving it earlier in the week? (Noooo! Thank God for Seacrest who talked her off the ledge by telling her the best thing he ever did was buy his mom a house. And then followed it with, "You could buy your mom a house." Aw!)
Regardless of where her tears were rooted, Crystal did "school" the fledgling American Idol Class of Season 9, wherein a guy named Turban is a transient heartthrob, a girl named Siobhan is the awkward social outcast, and well -- all the rest will just become once-recognizable names and faces in your faded high school yearbook in which you look back and go, oh yeah, Casey James. Remember that time he sang "Jealous Guy" at the end of that one talent show? That was really cool. Whatever happened to him?
So what did you think of tonight? My DVR unfortunately cut off too early (again!) But I hear there was a sweet moment between Mamasox and Seacrest. How did you like Siobhan's "I just traveled through a rain forest" look? What about Ms. Alicia Keys as mentor? And finally, who do you think will be voted off tomorrow night???