location: the t dot! haha ontario, canada
what first drew you to american idol ? there was alot of media coverage, and i saw some commericails with these funny auditions, so i tuned in and got hooked. besides that was when i really enjoyed watching "making the band". :P
did you watch both seasons ? more of the 2nd season. but yes both.
which did you like better? why? after awhile the first season looked like it was going to be justin all the way, however the plot thickened...*music* but still the second season was my favorite. the people on that show weren't all "pop star" material and it went beyond looks, it was talent as well.
which idol did you like better, kelly clarkson or ruben studdard ? i perfer kelly more, i really enjoyed her singles off her album thankful. *sings miss independent*
In the first season, who was your favorite? why? Tamyra Gray, i really enjoyed her singing and her voice was just beautiful. it's really a shame she did go farther on the show, but getting on Boston was great for her
Between Justin Guarini and Kelly Clarkson, who did you want to be the American Idol ? why? I wanted Kelly to win. I loved her singing and she's just so good to watch! Justin had a good voice, but there was something i didn't like about him - it could have been his additude and the way he talked to simon?
In the second season, who was your favorite? why? well i must say, the run away favorite on season 2 is...clayton aiken. he stole my heart when i first heard him sing. he's a cute kid, really knows how to sing and i love his quirky personality plus he's a giver
Between Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard, who did you want to be the American Idol ? why? Well, i really wanted Clay to win, but i think it's nice not to be sterotpyed and have this huge label pasted on to you. i'm sure ruben will do fine, because that's just his personality (gotta love that),i know he'll still be around after AI has faded.
oh, but why i wanted clay to win - he's just the average, nerdy boy but he had blossomed so much on the show, and well i love his singing.
Who was your favorite judge? hands down, simon. he's at times creul, but nothing is sugarcoated. it's his honest opinion, even though it could use some tact sometimes. (he called Kurt ugly! :P)
If Simon wasn't your favorite judge, what did you think about him?
Did you go to any of the American Idol Tour Concerts? no i wasn't able to.
What did you think?
Did it change your opinion on any of the contestants?
Have you met any of the Idols of either season ? nope, not yet anyways. if they come to another taping of canadian idol, i'll go and visit! :)
If so, what did you think of them ?
Have you ever stalked any of them ? no, no stalking for me. these people are humans too, i wouldn't appricate people staring at me like i'm a goldfish, so i won't do that to them.
What do you think of Kelly Clarkson's music career now ? it's going swell! she's no longer labelled as american idol winner, but it's now grammy nominated :) bravo kelly.
Do you have her cd ? If so, what do you think ? no i don't own her cd, but i've heard her singles. they are very good, they suit her voice well. does anyone have any suggestions for their favorite kelly song? i would like to sample some of her stuff.
What do you think of Clay Aiken's music career now ? i'm kind of bias on this issue...lol. Clay's musical career is very bright, he's getting promoted at the right times, asked to do the right shows and is giving it 110%! I love watching him getting praise and selling his cds/magizines, it's soo well deserved!
Do you have his cd ? If so, what do you think ? yes, i bought his cd on the first day - to support his album sales of course. lol. but i also knew that his cd would be reflectant on what kind of person he is. his voice is extermly powerful and you know when he's singing there is emotion behind it. i personally love his cd, i alternate his with ryan malcolm's. (the cnd idol)
What do you think of Ruben Studdard's music career now ? ruben i think is just starting the path. he's got a long way to go, but his charisma and charm is definitly going for him. i just think he needs to be more assertive and get on those tv shows, do the PR stuff, get your music heard. i haven't honestly seen him do anything that wasn't related to AI yet. like on late night shows, or parades etc. has his single been released yet? in canada i haven't heard him at all! :(
Will you buy his cd ? if i hear his music on the radio and if i enjoy what he puts out, for sure.
What do you think about Justin Guarini's music career now ? he's on the right track now, i heard he's got j-lo's ex-producer. distancing himself and making a name for himself will really help his image. and his reputation in my books.
Do you have his cd ? If so, what do you think ? no i don't. i didn't hear anything i really liked, maybe i'll heard some soon.
What do you think about his record label dropping him? Do you agree ? i don't know all the details, but i think being on his own will be benifical. besides if he got dropped he'll get picked back up and find a groove he'll fit into - not what those people tried to fit him in.
Your Opinion of...
Kimberly Locke : powerhouse of a voice. great bubbly personality, but she earned my respect when i saw her real human qualities on the "on the road" special. the part when she was homesick and when she made the bus stop, those were great moments. :)
R.J. Helton : i really don't remember him, i'm sorry. all i can tell is that he was pretty shy and a cutie.
Frenchie : she was memorable. i saw her recently on that VH1 show, wow she's very good. kinda silly how they made such a big deal out of her, i felt like she was being used as a big marketing/media stunt. :(
Kimberly Caldwell : she's got the looks, but i didn't think her voice was all that strong.
Nikki McKibbin : i was a little upset that tamyra did not get the 3rd spot, but her rendition of the songs were excellent and she made them very good with her edgy voice.
Tamyra Gray : you go girl! haha. she has a lovely voice, i'm hoping she'll go far.
Trenyce : she really didn't deserve to be in the bottom two with ruben. her voice was amazing and she knew how to please a crowd. she's got grace and class.
Carmen Rasmusen : she's a sweet girl, i didn't like her voice all that much. she just needed to refine it, but she's really optimistic and takes critism well.
Charles Grigsby : i didn't watch the earlier episodes of AI, so i don't really know him or his voice.
Christina Christian : it's a shame she had to leave in the middle of the season, but now she's getting really sucessful and i've seen her on the xmas specials, wow can she sing.
Julia DeMato : she's really matured and grown through out this show. i didn't think she had the strongest voice, but i'm glad she's worked on it and gained from this show.
Have you ever tried out for American Idol ? no, i don't apply to the rules...would i try out for canadian idol? lol no thanks. :)
What was your experience ?
Are you planning on trying out next season ? no i dont have any singing ability...but kareoke is great!
Are you excited for next season? What do you expect ? yes i'm thrilled for the next season, i really can't wait. there are so many "diamonds in the rough" and undiscovered singers out there. and i'm looking forward to what simon cooks up next. hehe.
Any other opinions you want to include ? maybe some personal stuff, like who's your own idol? i think that would be cute. and stuff about the other idol show? like opinions on an international winner ie will or hienz. haha world idol was fun!
Do you consider yourself an "OBSESSED" American Idol Fan ?
i try not to be obsessed with anything, just really excited :) i'll tune in more when AI3 starts, but sometimes they are better things in life than a tv show. haha. i'm more like a dedicated, faithful fan. ^_^