Friday, May 20, 2011
AMERICAN IDOL: WOVEN INTO OUR CULTURE
Scotty McCreery is from Garner, North Carolina, my hubby's hometown. Both Clark and our son-in-law Philip graduated from Scotty's Garner Senior High, and the filming of his trip back home featured familiar landscape--the list could go on and on. We lived in the Garner area (south Raleigh) for 15 years, and we still have family there.
Ryan Seacrest always does a superb job at hosting the show, and the judges have actually had some constructive comments along the way (they were starting to say the same things over and over last year), if one disregards Stephen Tyler's bleeps. Randy Jackson has given helpful advice, coined his signature statement, "in it to win it," while Jennifer Lopez and Stephen Tyler have also added some very good suggestions and comments. They are real, down-to-earth celebrities who sincerely want to help these hopefuls.
I am personally pleased that these two were chosen by America, and I look forward to following their careers in the future!