In regards to the "stories" about Kellie and the rest of the contestants. Unfortunately, ever since the dawn of American Idol time... we've ALL talked and shared stories of what we've learned about them. Either good or bad. It may not have anything, whatsoever at all to do with singing.. but being in the spotlight, that's one of the things they must get used to now.
In every aspect of ANY career in showbiz, the history of these people are always looked at. It's nothing new.
If people weren't interested in hearing about someone's family life, criminal history, bf or gf's, kids, schooling, etc, etc, etc... then we wouldn't hear about it at all. Period. But the fact that we have talk shows, magazines, newspapers (ad nauseum "ways" to find out) about our "favorite famous person" tells me that Yeah, people DO want to know this stuff.
I can't remember the last time there has been an actor or actress being interviewed by Jay Leno where there weren't personal questions being asked.
Who cares if people "wonder" about the Kelli's brother? Does it really matter in the long run anyway? I mean.. let people wonder and talk about it.. big whoop.
At home, we surmised that, by the way he was acting, that he's probably hating his sister and all this damned attention she's getting! (sibling rivalry) Not REALLY, but we were joking about it.
Also, we thought it was mean how the grandpa was saying, "WE couldn't do that" (get on stage and sing) to the brother. How does he know THAT? What if this little kid WANTS to become a singer? Who's to say the kid won't be WAY better than Kelli? Way to keep the kid down gramps!
If she's that great of a singer, then she'll prevail. Which, I don't think she will win..but she'll be "famous" after AI, no matter what, unfortunately.
Fantasia took the MOST flack because she can't read and has a child. But she still won. FOX is "providing" the backstories, but if it wasn't them going straight to the point of it..unfortunately, we'd have the National Enquirer exploiting the family just to get the story out first.
I never understood why people get so mad when Joe public discusses these peoples' lives. It's going to happen no matter what. Oh, and more often than not...the contestants bring up the stories themselves.
Last edited by Maveno; 04-13-2006 at 05:25 PM.
All things beautiful do not have to be full of color to be noticed; in
life that which is unnoticed has the most power.
I like Katherine and Kellie both, but would hope to see Kellie win over Katherine.
As far as pitch problems, who hasn't had them this year or any other year? Most of these people are not professional singers. We can't expect them to perform as if they are. That's one reason I enjoy AI is becaue they ARE amateurs.
Kellie's performance on Tuesday was my favorite of the night. She is so interesting to watch and is becoming quite the performer. Her voice just keeps getting better and her charm was back in full force. "What's on paper?"
Does anyone have an image of Kellie from Tuesday's performance night? I Googled but no results. It must be from Tuesday because of her hairstyle (which to me, and someone else I asked, looked not unlike David Bowie's from "Labirynth").
"Don't piss off the chicken gods. :nono" -Stargazer (on Lydia, Steph and Danni eating the sacrificial chicken on Survivor)
She has stage presence and that is what I think Simon meant by his comment that she was better than Carrie. A lot of people complained that Carrie had no personality. Like it or love it Kellie has personality in spades.