The top ten were finally chosen and at the writing of this blog, they are down to 8 performers. Last week was my favorite so far because the contestants performed Beatles songs. When I heard this I was torn between being excited, and afraid someone would screw up some of the greatest songs ever written. At the end of the night I had two favorites: Candice and Angie. This isn’t a surprise (to me at least) because they have always been in my top favorites. My third favorite of the night was a surprise – Devin. He hasn’t been at the top of my list before. However, his performance of The Long and Winding Road tapped into something. He made me feel what I want a current hero to feel (of course it could simply be that the lyrics are amazing). Now, if I could only express those emotions in the writing. I may have to download the iTune so I can listen when I need to write those scenes.
I don’t watch any show live because I can never manage my time that well so anything I don’t want to miss is recorded. I already had six shows waiting before I started playing catch up, which I managed to do this weekend. But truthfully, I am not into Idol as much this year. I don’t know if it is because it isn’t as interesting, there isn’t that “wow” contestant I can’t get enough of, or I simply have other interests that have become more important. Yet, I will still watch the full season and the real reason: Keith Urban. Enough said J.
Idol isn’t the only reality show I enjoy. Not long ago I watched the last episode of Next Great Baker. I am always amazed at the cakes. I am lucky if I can manage to frost a cupcake and I certainly wouldn’t dream of taking on any of those challenges. I also watched the last episode of Top Chef, having been glued to both shows for their entire run. I was disappointed in that my favorite didn’t win. I really liked Brooke but the drawback of watching a cooking show on TV is you don’t get to actually taste what the contestants made.
I am also currently watching Face Off. This is of particular interest to me because I do enjoy learning various aspect of makeup since when I am not writing I am at the theatre doing hair and makeup. I just finished working on Wizard of Oz and in design mode for The Little Mermaid.
Then there is also Project Runway and I love how they have made everything about teams this season. Tim Gunn will always be my favorite on that show and the inspiration behind a favorite secondary character of mine.
There are other reality shows that I watch through the year, and may currently be watching but I can’t think of them right now. However, I don’t watch The Bachelor, The Amazing Race, or Survivor. I was just never able to get into those shows and I realize I am in the minority because they are watched by thousands.
Do you have a favorite Reality television show? Which one and why do you like it so much?