Last night A.I. was chock-a-block full of greatness and sorriness. Let's recap the highs and lows.
It was great to see some of my booted faves back on stage like Brooke, Michael Johns, and Jason Castro. I was glad they all got to sing another song. I can't believe how many tunes the Davids had to belt out while waiting to find out who was the big winner. Brutal.
Their "Hero" duet was lovely, but you could see in their eyes they were so over the musical numbers and ready to be done.
Mike Myers showed up shilling his new movie Guru Pitka. I though it was kind of funny, but also whorey. I did like the look on Scooter's face when Myers made a joke about the wee one making boom boom in his diaper.
Syesha was paired with Seale and her performance proved she was not a contender for the title. She stunk that song up. But Seale was enjoyable.
Jason Castro-ponic sang Hallelujah, again. It was lovely, but I believe he's the only top twelver that sang a song they'd already crooned on the show. Deja vu. I'm sure he told the producers, "Man, my dead brain can't learn any new songs. Anybody want a hit?"
I enjoyed the Donna summer medley though that rocker chick had to have been drunk. She looked like she was having a mild stroke while slurring her words. Ugh. She was terrible. Donna herself looked confused about where she was and what she was doing. And was she wearing tennis shoes?? Such a casual look didn't really go with her big wig or rhinestone mic.
I thought Carly Smithson and Michael Johns rocked the house with "The Letter". They were great together and the show had missed them.
Jimmy Kimmel's comedy bit was funny, but a little stiff. Loved the Simon mean montage.
The boys performed a Bryan Adams medley and it reminded me of two things: 1) how much I love Bryan Adams and 2) how much I hate that stripper guy. I was stoked when Bryan Adams came out because I looooooove him. But, there was an awkward moment where Cook kinda put his arm around Bryan while he was trying to perform. Don't touch B.A. while he's rockin out.
I did not love ZZ Top and Cook's performance because I'm not a Top fan. I just don't get it, but apparently Paula does because she was up dancing to a completely non-danceable song.
Someone please tell me who that goofy bitch was in the gold saran wrap dress they had stationed in Cook's home town? She clearly traumatized Cook's poor old music teacher! Can anybody be an A.I. correspondent?
Brooke singing with ancient Graham Nash was sweet. I'm still a Brookie.
And what would any show be without the Jonas Brothers? They're little squeaky, shiny faces creep me out. Though, I will be watching Camp Rock in June....
O.k, the Asian pimp with the school band.....I....uh....it....
Anyway, One Republic and Scooter sang "Apologize" and it was awesome. I love that song anyway, with or without A.I. Even Simon gave a standing O.
Jordan Sparks in a tin foil caftan was b-o-r-i-n-g.
Loved the fake pips with 70s Gladys.
Carrie Underwood is my favorite A.I. champ of all time. She put on a good performance even though that's not my favorite song of hers. I thought she looked beautiful, but for the bat wings on her jacket. She almost tripped on them several times.
The final group-sing was dedicated to George Michael. Again, I was reminded how much I hated that stripper guy. On his part in "Father Figure" he sang, "to be bold and naked, by your side..." Except he whispered naked in a way that made me vomit in my lap.
I was excited when George came out, but his song was kind of weird and so was his face. I think he and Castro-ponic spent some time together before the show.
Just before the big announcement was made, Simon apologized to David Cook for his comments the night before even though they'd been pretty accurate. But I appreciated Simon's attempt to be nice to a nice guy.
Of course, everyone knows David Cook won. I had wanted him to win, but kind of felt bad for Scooter because I think he needed the win more for his career. Still, the better man won.
Thank God it's over. Moving on to "So You Think You Can Dance?"