Monday, January 25, 2010

American Idol - Can You Dig It

American Idol - Can You Dig It

I wanted to share with you guys one of my favourite 'bad' auditions from a past season of American Idol.

Singer, dancer, musician Leroy Wells with his abundance of energy trying to convince the judges and guest judge Gene Simons to get him to Hollywood. Though the effort didn't pan out, he has to be one of the most entertaining characters I've ever seen on the show. I just wish they would make a reality show around this guy. I practically don't care what he'd be doing, as long as they let him pitch his talent to random people or execs, or just let him be himself in public with different challenges every week.

Leroy, screw American Idol. I haven't been that entertained from any other audition thus far. You rock!

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Monday, January 11, 2010

Simon Cowell Leaving Americal Idol for X Factor

Simon Cowell Leaving American Idol

After being part of America's most popular show, news hit that Simon Cowell has decided to leave American Idol after this season.

Simon Cowell was making a reported $36 million a year to be on American Idol and offered much more to stay but as the reason for leaving is to bring his own show over (The X Factor) which is already popular in Britan, chances are if it becomes a hit here, $36 million would be just a fraction of what he'll earn. Fox has already agreed to take the show on so expect a new talent show to keep track of soon.

The decision comes as a surprise to loads of fans, me included. After all, let's face it. Simon rocked and was the only honest judge who maintained focus, judging the performance and singing of each contestant that stepped on stage honestly, and not deviating his comments to other unecessary compliments to soften the blow. Yes, this is a Paula hit. No one cares about their nice shoes cause no one will pay to go see them walk around and sing off key all night. It's not helping anyone.

That said, the producers of Idol are faced with one heck of a dilemma. Not only did they loose Paula who even I enjoyed watching from time to time to see what would come out of her mouth next or see her slurring words, but now they are loosing the most popular and coolest judge ever. I would not want to be holding too many stocks in Idol after Simon leaves ...

So who would be a good replacement anyways? Personally, I'm finding it hard to think of Idol without him, but American Idol is such a machine. It is the reason behind the careers of some of the most successful artists of our generation. I'm sure they have a good team behind them that have a few candidates in mind, and probably the name and money to get anyone they want ... except for Simon it seems.

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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Mariah Carey Drunk Acceptance Speech

Drunk Mariah Carey - Highlights from her acceptance speech:

I had to share this one with you guys for anyone who hasn't seen it yet. What class. I couldn't stop laughing.

These were the highlights of Mariah Carey's acceptance speech for her award as "Breakthrough Actress" for her performance in "Precious" at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. As she's escorted to the stage, even before she could open her mouth, you could see the girl is drunk. It was the first time I was excited to hear what she had to say.

I don't blame her. These things are hours long and get boring. Even the edited versions you watch on TV can sometimes get lengthy. I for one would probably watch many more award shows from start to finish if I could expect a few drunks to give deep and intellectual speeches like Mariah.

Good job Mariah Carey. I wasn't a big fan before but I'm starting to like this one. Bottoms up!

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Monday, January 4, 2010

Compare Music Download Sites in 2010

Happy New Year everyone! Hope you had a great holiday season. Went by a little too fast as usual but what can you do.

We've been meaning to revamp the site and this year, I've decided to add it as part of a lengthy resolution list. I figure at least a few resolutions will stick and this one has been put off for a little while but I think it's time to take the site to a new level.

We want to work on putting together a new look for the site and in the process, adding a few new sections to help users. Some ideas are floating around for now (mobile phone music download service reviews, top portable music players, album reviews, ...) but we wanted to open the floor to your ideas so if there's something you wish you would see on the site, contests, free music, whatever, feel free to contact us, share your thoughts, suggestions, whatever you have and we'll try to work in as many positive ideas as we can. In the end, the goal of this site was to educate users on how and where to legally download music which I think we do pretty well so might as well kick it up a notch.

If all goes well, the site revamp will get started in a few months but never the less, it's never too early to get some juices flowing so send us an email, we want to hear from you!

Either way, be sure to subscribe to our blog if you haven't already as we will keep bringing you relevant and interesting music news, personal music picks, great music videos, and much more through this music blog.


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