Every once in a while I like to post something on this dead blog just to mess with people.
Anyway, here’s the parting song (“Somos Novios”/”It’s Impossible”) for American Idol Season 12 contestant Devin Velez. I’ve always liked Devin, though I do appreciate why he was eliminated. He is an amazing technical singer, and he has a lot of confidence on stage, but he does have a tendency to get so caught up in technique that it disconnects him from the song–as if maybe he’s inside his head a bit too much. As a result, I suppose he wasn’t the most exciting performer, and after a few weeks of being at the bottom of the pack, it wasn’t surprising that he was eliminated.
I do think, however, that if the judges were going to use a save, they should have used it for him. Because frankly, I think he was probably the best overall singer out of the male contestants (though I’ve usually liked Burnell more), and this season is getting pretty boring with the female dominance. If the judges are so confident that their female contestants are unmatched, then they should have had the guts to burn their save and give Devin another chance. Because, honestly, the boy can sing, and for me, this was one of the most memorable parting songs I’ve seen in a long time.
Anyway, watch this, and then…
Watch this performance by Angie Miller from the night before, and try to explain to me why Devin was eliminated and Angie wasn’t even in the bottom three. Because this was embarrassingly dreadful.
On a completely unrelated note, I just approved 26 comments on this blog about Heath Ledger vs. Jack Nicholson. I cannot believe this debate is still raging after all this time.