So I wonder which Stevie Wonder classic she'll turn into country cattle fodder next week. Something good may come of this though -- like a plane ticket home!
"There's no crying in baseball!"
-- Tom Hanks, A League of Their Own
I don't know what happened, but somewhere along the way, I soured on Kellie. When we first saw her, I echoed the judges comments that she was such a nice girl who I want to see do well in the competition. Even then, I didn't think she was the best singer, but with some work she could be really good.
I'm not sure what happened between then and now because I now find myself disliking her... and I can't explain why. I think she still has potential, but she isn't capitalizing on it. She still seems like the nicest, sweetest girl, but I haven't been enjoying her performances.
I don't know. Hopefully she'll do well next week and renew my faith in her. We'll see.
Degarmo made it to runner up, so anything is possible for Pickler. Remember this is still very early and we havent seen any growth from any of the contestants yet- not even the "stand outs" or "superstars", so we'll just have to wait and see.
I must say that I was a big Kellie fan when she first auditioned...her story was heartwarming. As the AI competition has progressed, it disappoints me to see a beautiful, talented young woman act so dumb...there is nothing cute about being dumb. Regardless, I wish her all the best, and I hope her "grandpa" gets lots of free sandwiches from all of this publicity! He must be bursting with pride.
Kellie is actually my favorite female from all of the seasons of American Idol. I think her combination of charm, performance style and singing ability just appeal to me. I don't think that she is the best vocalist of the females, but for me she has the best vocals/performance combo. I think that it some of the other girls that have better voices has half of much personality this season I would be rooting for others, but they don't yet.
Whenever you see darkness, there is extraordinary opportunity for the light to burn brighter.
Ready for her to go home. Her whole persona is waaaay too cutsie and contrived, and frankly I don't like it when people try to manipulate me. That said she is only passable in the singing department. Simon needs to put the crack pipe down. Seriously.
To me, she behaves completely naturally and is by no means contrived or pretentious. Unlike other contestants, her persona has not changed or altered throughout the competition -- she's real and raw!! She's never tried manipulating anyone, and she is not "only passable" with her singing. "Only passable" people don't pass in the Hollywood Round.
Besides, she has a dog named Comet!!