Re: American Idol Top 12 - Week 1
Maybe it's just me, or maybe it's just the TV feed, but I thought the band and backup singers sounded very distant and lifeless, like a karaoke track, rather than a backup band. To that point, the performances all sounded more exposed and less connected to the music. What's odd is that it felt like they improved it over the course of the show, with Chris being the only performer who got solid backing.
BTW -- I literally could not watch Kevin sing. He has a nice classical voice and probably gets all the solos in choir. But he has no idea how to perform, his range is limited, and his tone doesn't fit pop or rock well. Part of this is projection and self-identification, but you can see that this is a kid who's terrified but whose ego is being pumped up by the show. He's not full of himself at all, he just doesn't know how to handle the spotlight. I probably would've been a friend of his in high school, but I'm embarrased for him at this point.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.
Last edited by RedsManRick; 03-15-2006 at 06:48 PM.