Here's what I think: Starting out
This is my first blog attempt, let's see how it goes.
My name is Heather. I'm 25 years old and I live at home with my parents. Awesome, I know. I moved back to my parent's house a little over a year ago in an attempt to pay off some bills and save up money for when I get married and have to support my student husband (no I'm not engaged but let's not open up that can of worms.)
Now that you know a little about me, here's what I really want to say:
Stop voting for Scott on American Idol!
Okay, so he's blind. So he's a nice enough guy. So he plays the piano marginally well. That does not make him an American Idol, or even a good singer for that matter.
I don't want to be mean, I feel for him. I feel sorry for him every week during the judging. Could the judges drag on longer with him standing there looking confused and clearly not understanding sarcasm or the playful banter between Paula and Simon?
Here is a little re-cap of what Scott has done with is opportunity on American Idol. He starts with a slow rendition of the song, twinkling notes on the piano, and teasing us to believe he's going to sing a ballad. Then after the first verse, he mixes it up. The tempo increases and his vocal abilities go down the drain. He shouts out the songs in the same key he sings every song in. His mouth strains uncomfortably making his pitch bright and his appearance unsettling. This happens every week.
I'm not saying he isn't a decent singer. If he would like to stand up at church and sing with the choir, by all means, that's a good avenue for him. What I am saying is that he is not American Idol material and I'm disappointed he has made it into the Top 10 and will tour. Good luck with that.
Please, we all know he's a great guy, but let's not delude ourselves and go teary eyed over his situation and prolong his time on Idol. There are better contestants and I'm sure they would like an opportunity to advance.
Don't vote for Scott!