Thursday, 16 April 2009
Satisfaction (Part I)
The only thing that didn't quite seem to fit was the audience and in that respect I see where Paula and Randy's comments were coming from. He wasn't over the top, it was American Idol that was waaaay beneath him. The American Idol audience just didn't seem worthy of him and his perfomance was much too great for such a small TV talent show audience. None of the other contestants came anywhere close, and I'd never seen anyone else pull something off like he did in this kind of competition. I found myself asking why he hadn't already been discovered. He received the comments graciously and positively, and seemed to be very different to his performing persona, showing a shyer alter ego, but did assert himself when it came to Simon's comments about polarising the audience.
I became hooked, watched the repeat on ITV2+1 and couldn't wait to see his next performance, deciding that he's by far the most exciting contestant on any show.