That other Quentin Tarantino appearance on American Idol

American Idols Top 7

American Idol's Top 7

Yes, I’ll admit it. I watch American Idol.

I didn’t realize last night would be “movie night.” But isn’t it ironic how I was just saying the other day that somebody on Idol should sing one of the songs from the Nightmare Before Christmas soundtrack? Hmmm? Oh, I wasn’t saying that to you? Well, none the less I was saying that I’d like to hear another cover of “Sallys Song” or “What’s This?” or “Making Christmas.”

(Yes, I am familiar with the Nightmare Revisted album.)

But last night no one sang any of the songs from that album. (What’s the matter? It’s good enough for Amy Lee and Fiona Apple, but not good enough for Allison?)

Instead Quentin Tarantino was there (why?) coaching the 7 finalists as they sang the same set of movie soundtrack songs we always hear.

I wasn’t particularly blown away with any of them, and I’m not going to bother reviewing their performances (I’m hardly qualified to do so, then again… I can say “you look beautiful” and “I didn’t care for your song choice” or “it was a little pitchy,” so may I am).

I will simply say… I wish you guys would’ve paid Disney’s royalty fees and covered at least one Nightmare song.

Oh, and… Adam Lambert (who looks an awful lot like the bartender I was worried might get jumped a few weeks ago) clearly does not need the show. He’s talented, he’s doing his own thing, but do not misunderstand me… I’m very impressed that he is enjoying himself, respectful, and in now way showing any sense of how good he really is. He’s very easy to root for.

Lil and Matt I’ve had a enough of.

Anoop seems like a really nice guy with talent, but not a star. The other four…. Danny, Kris, Allison, and Adam are headed for big things (and I’m most impressed by Allison and Adam).

This concludes our American Idol coverage for the remainder of the year.

Oh, and if you haven’t heard the Nightmare Before Christmas covers, check ’em out.

Contributed by: Scott Copperman


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