Big wootey-woots for this year's American Idol contestants. There isn't one of them I'm dying to ship home. I can't even tell you the name of last year's winner and don't get me started on that Chris guy beating out Adam Lambert the year previous.
All of those guys, ALL of 'em, would have had their hands full on 2011's stage. They're just crazy good and I'm having a hard time picking one favourite.
So far, though, it's gotta be James Durbin. Man, that guy can sing. His whole presence has strength. His hands don't flail about – he holds them close and I can feel the man of him coming off those arms in waves. He owns the stage and tonight he slammed down a McCartney song the same way he slammed down last week's metal.
But I'm also smitten with Casey Abrams, Pia Toscano and Jacob Lusk.
Casey, wow, he makes me cheer for him out loud in the living room. I love the fearlessness of this guy and he's easily the most musically experienced kid on the show.
Pia - she reminds me of Linda Ronstadt and I'm such a Ronstadt fan.
And Jacob - unbelievable the pipes on that kid.
I also like the deep voiced country kid, Scott McCreery, but he needs to inject more emotion into his songs. And take a lesson from James - quit flailing your hands around!
Who you liking so far, dawg?