Tonight, I tuned in to watch the phenomenon that is American Idol. I am at the point now where I would probably skip the first couple of weeks of having to watch all the poor, embarrassing souls getting their dreams crushed and stomped on while everybody secretly laughs at them behind their back. I mean, did you see Temptress…the singing football player?!?! Poor thing. They really need to be over that part already.
Luckily for me, Mel appeared about 15 minutes into the show, sandwiched right in between Yucca, the foreigner with the love for soul music, and the ”let my people go” deep-voiced James. There she was, beautiful as ever, with her nervous voice in full effect, smiling from ear to ear. She sang that Natasha Bedingfield song and the judges loved her. Well…Simon was “neither here nor there” but it doesn’t matter. She got her golden ticket to Hollywood and millions of Americans got to appreciate what I have adored for years. I was so proud. It’s an acknowledgement that you are one of the best singers in the country, but it’s also just freakin’ cool!!!