as pretty as David, as robotic and numb as Victoria

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Top 12 and Sanjaya's Hair Perform

Another Tuesday, another "Idol", another predictable Diva-Off between Melinda Doolittle and Lakisha Jones. Bo-ring. Yeah, they've both got amazing voices and deliver each song with personality and confidence - but this is TV! And since there are no random "Lost" polar bears running around or explosives a la "24", we've got to get our drama on somehow!

And that's where Sanjaya comes in. Or, more accurately, Sanjaya's ever-changing hairstyles, keeping the show interesting (and tone deaf). He's done permed, sleek and shiny, hidden under a fedora, and even the Rachel cut. I can't wait to see his magnificent up-do when he wins "American Idol" because for some disturbing reason AMERICA REFUSES TO VOTE HIM OFF.

I'm not afraid to admit I've got mad love for Blake Lewis, the only contestant to make each and every song his own, particularly last night's Diana Ross cover "You Keep Me Hanging On". This beatboxer from Seattle has his own unique contemporary style and that's what sells records, not amazing voices attached to the past (sorry Melinda and Lakisha) or hairstyles (I will never apologize to you, Sanjaya).

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