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I was kind of gratified to see Chris Daughtry knocked out this week; his singing technique works very well for a few specific genres, but not well for all the varied styles that the show has demanded.
Of course, everyone has an opinion -- here's a particularly fannish mash note to Daughtry, with the obligatory slamming of all the other contestants:
This is a typical kind of rant that you would see on fan-boards, or on a livejournal, or on a blog (heh). But in this case, it was Robin Givhan writing in the Washington Post.
Yes, she got paid cash money to whine about her personal emotional investment in a reality show and stamp her foot over how the rest of the country must have absolutely no taste because they disagree. How nice for her. I would have thought that might go in the Letters to the Editor section rather than the Style News.
(Lots of people disagree about Chris' self-evident awesomeness btw... google "Chris.Daughtry goat" for a small sampling of one branch of dissent.)
Elliott's still who I'm rooting for. When he started on the show he wasn't very polished but he clearly had a lot of potential. In the weeks since, clearly he's not just been getting a lot of good advice, but working darn hard to put it into practice and succeeding.
At this point I think he's evolved to be the best all-around singer on the show (IMnshO), transitioning from musical style to musical style with real skill. Chris just didn't evolve enough.
The Nationals have had some awfully rough losses in the last week.
Last night in particular was a nightmare of a 9th inning -- we came into it with a two-run lead over the Braves, but then there was an immediate solo homer, the Braves loaded the bases with one out... Cordero did get a strikeout to make it 2 outs, & he looked like he might pull it out, but then BOOM, the Braves knocked out a last-minute grand slam.
And this is after a horrible last-inning loss two nights before, too... SIGH.
We keep losing games at the last minute; it's very disheartening. I tried to think of what would be a worse way to lose a game than this, just so I could comfort myself that it could have been worse... the most demoralizing scenario I could come up with was:
That's about the most awful way to lose I can think of, and I hope to never see it; last night felt too close to it already.
(I shudder to ask, but... can you think of even more agonizing ways to lose?)
Update: Oh thank goodness, we got some dignity back today by smacking around the Braves, 8-1. Ha. Baseball 1 comment(s)
Yes. Please, beat up on the braves. The Mets need all the help they can get!!!!!!!Add a comment...
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