Actually, I also tune in to monitor Paula Abdul's lucidity. Some weeks she can barely put a sentence together, but then there are times when she's fairly with it. I look forward as well to see just how many items from her HSN jewelry collection she can wear at one time. I reluctantly watched the nation wide auditions to see how the new judge Kara DeLawhatever would fit in and if her presence/ possible future replacement threat would affect Paula's sobriety. It seemed to have helped. Paula was as clear and concise as she could be during that segment. But now that they've settled into the regular program, well, the wheels are starting to come off the wagon. I especially enjoy when she gets really excited and sort of stands and flails her arms around when she's offering her critique. I've been taking yoga classes on Friday and what Paula's doing reminds me of a transitional movement called Monkey. Or as my instructor says, "Half lift to Monkey.... hold here for a moment.... and back to downward facing dog." I don't think Paula's practicing yoga during the show as that usually yields clearer thoughts. Sorry, I digress.
As the title would indicate, I'm a fan of Adam Lambert. He's a star in a sea of forgettable singers. Adam even managed to make that terrible Michael Jackson song "Black or White" enjoyable. His octave- defying, Fred Mercury-ish voice made it easy forget that he was singing that horrible song. I drew Adam after his bring the house down, all you others should go on home--- performance. I hit pause on my TIVO remote as teary eyed Paula was giving her glowing review. His eyes began to water a bit as Paula started off rather clearly in her praise.
Though her review began well, it seemed that Paula got a little lost, rambled, oddly gestured, and Adam's eyes dried. Below I've drawn her in the Half lift to Monkey pose, gushing praise on Adam.
Here's Adam's performance......
Go you Adam! I'll mention, as most of you probably already know, that there are some photos of him all over the Internet making out with another guy. I'm not going to link to those as I don't wish to sensationalize that any further. I'll just say--- big deal. He's gay. He's hot. He should be making out with other guys. What a waste if he wasn't locking lips with another willing fellow. Hey Adam, I'm willing. I'm in a long term relationship but I think my partner would give me a day pass if I asked nicely. Actually Adam, we don't even have to kiss. I'd like you to give me a hair makeover and teach me how to hit those high notes. In return, I'll draw lots of pretty pictures of you and introduce you to my bottle of wine a night hobby. Or we could just make out.
There you have it. I've stated for the record that I totally enjoy Adam and whether or not he wins--- I know he'll have a big future. Not sure if I'll continue to draw from the show..... Maybe? While I have you here, I'd like to walk you down a little memory lane of past American Idol postings.
Here's a previous painting of Paula.
I do believe I was questioning what was in her red cup?
I don't remember if it was last season or the season before (they all blur) but I do remember Ryan and Simon got into a little homoerotic name calling which inspired the below illustration. Meow!
Sorry, that above illustration made me puke a little. In that same yuck mode, I created a little Randy and Sanjaya Gone Wild.
And lastly, I was inspired by the hair stylings of Sanjaya and made this pen and ink illustration celebration.
Thanks so strolling down my memory lane. As you know, some memories are frightning!
Real Housewives of NYC drawings coming shortly.If you enjoy looking at my drawings online, the next step would be having one or two or three in your home. Interested? Click on over to my etsy shop and take a gander. And your credit card. :) Much appreciated!