American Idol Top 14

American Idol Top 14

If you haven’t watched a single episode of American Idol, you are missing it. It’s on ABC this year.

Here are your top 14:

Ada Vox

Ada Vox

Cade-Foehner

Cade Foehner

Caleb Lee Hutchison

Caleb Lee Hutchinson

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Catie Turner

Dennis Lorenzo

Dennis Lorenzo

Gabby-Barrett

Gabby Barrett

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Garrett Jacobs

Jonny Brenns

Jonny Brenns

Jurnee

Jurnee

Maddie Poppe

Maddie Poppe

Mara Justine 1

Mara Justine

Marcio Donaldson

Marcio Donaldson

Michale Woodard

Michael J. Woodard

Michelle Sussett

Michelle Sussett

All of the contestants could be the next American Idol.

Tune in Next week Sunday, April 22, 2018, on ABC at 8 pm!

Wow, Mara Justine has an amazing voice. Did you know she was a contender on America’s Got Talent season 9 (2014), she was in the top 12. She has a gorgeous and beautiful hair. She really wants to be discovered. She is very talented. She wants to be a megastar. She sang with Rachel Platten strip down version of “Fight Song,” it was phenomenon, her voice is stunning.

Garret Jacobs and Cobie Calliat sang Lucky to the crowd. He was missing his girlfriend, and he was lucky, she was in the audience – that was a surprise.

When you have too much of excitement, you will bound to rip something, that’s what to Katy Perry – she ripped her pants, the best way to cover it up – used duct tape!

The top 14 will perform for the audience and the TV audience as well. You have to watch and vote for your favorite. Go to American Idol for voting information.

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American Idol: Life Learn and Life Lesson

LIONEL RICHIE, KATY PERRY, RYAN SEACREST, LUKE BRYAN

Did you watch America Idol? It is on ABC not FOX anymore. They have all new judges R&B legend Lionel Richie, pop diva Katy Perry, country singer Luke Bryan and returning host Ryan Seacrest. All of these judges are from the music business, and they know what they look for a pop singer – not for an opera singer. If you are an opera singer, they could have sung a Mariah Carey song.

 

“Truthfully, we are in the music business this Country, Pop and R&B standing here in front of you and I am telling you that voice is not going to work for records. We are looking for an Idol for popular music that is unique music” Lionel said to Koby, who sang opera and in the musical theater actress.

“I think you know you are quirky, crazy and you get caught up and come down to this route you are doing yourself a disservice,” Luke Bryan said.

In other words, it’s all about your niche, if you sing opera you don’t sing opera to executives who are in country music, pop music, and R&B music. Broadway is your choice. If you want to get exposure, then exposure you got and the humiliation in front of the judges and millions of people who are watching you. Maybe someone will see her and end up on Broadway. Know your niche and your genre of song. Sing a song that voice can sing. Don’t embarrass yourself.  And don’t beg to go to Hollywood and don’t have an attitude, be professional they will see right through you. Let the judges decide.

Katy Perry is right, the truth hurts, Simon Cowell was right the whole time when looking for talent. You got to have something to impress the judges. It is not an easy task. You see thousands of bad singers and good ones on YouTube. Some got rejected, and some succeed. It’s hard work. Life learned and Life Lesson.

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“You are 16 years old, you have to understand something this is not a business of being cute, and you love to sing. It’s a mental game, ok? If I follow Katy path I don’t want to give that opportunity, and you get here, and it will destroy you. I want you to understand that you are going into the fire!” Lionel Richie said to Layla Spring who is 16 years old and has a beautiful voice. She got the wise words from Lionel Richie, but it’s up to her. It’s drama and pressure of being a teen singer in Hollywood and lots of Hard work and not an easy task.

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Harper Grace from being the worst singer when she sang the national anthem at the age of 11 to WOW a beautiful control voice and a gorgeous, quirky, and a country girl.  She got a Golden ticket to Hollywood.  People can sing better when they are humiliated and learn to be a better singer.

Glad it wasn’t opera.

Watch American Idol on Sunday and Monday nights on ABC!

 

Kevin (Probably) Saves the World

 

Kevin World

This show is a quirky comedy. Jason Ritter is a genius to Kevin, his comedic talent is sure laughable and where does he get it from? From his father John Ritter who passed away in 2003.

Kevin Finn is struggling. Directionless and clueless self-serving, he seems to be drifting ever closer to total despair. With his life spiraling further and further out of control, he heads home to seek refuge with his widowed twin sister, Amy,( JoAnna Garcia Swisher) a university professor who works for Astrophysics and her young daughter, Reese(Chloe East), niece to Kevin, and a rebel teenager.

On his first night there, life takes an unexpected turn when he receives an unlikely celestial being named Yvette (Kimberly Hebert Gregory), a guardian or an angel who came from a meteorite crash. The Guardian helps Kevin and his family to have a stronger connection together. The Guardian has a mission for him: to save the world. It’s going to take a lot of trial and error, but maybe a bigger purpose is exactly what he’s needed all along. Kevin ex-girlfriend worked as a high school teacher.

This show reminds me of Highway to Heaven, but different. Everyone needs a guardian or angel to help with the tough times.

So Watch Kevin Probably Saves the World on ABC on Tuesday Night.

Caitlyn Jenner the Breakfast of Champion

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Caitlyn Jenner accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPY Awards on Wednesday night, and the 65-year-old Olympian took the stage to deliver a powerful, emotionally-charged call for compassion and acceptance. And she looked stunning and gorgeous in a white Atelier Versace gown. She addressed her critics and shared important messages with those who aren’t ready to accept and respect trans people and issues. By the way, she is not in drag out fit, that’s really her. Looked at her features.

“If you want to call me names, make jokes, doubt my intentions, go ahead because the reality is, I can take it. But for the thousands of kids out there coming to terms with being true to who they are, they shouldn’t have to take it.”

You can vent that she doesn’t deserve it, but she deserve it. Being Bruce Jenner in the past, really paid off. He worked hard to become a successful athlete.

Jenner used her public platform to share an important message about the difficulties facing thousands of trans men and women across the world, and redirected the spotlight from herself to the plight of others struggling to find acceptance.

“All across the world at this very moment there are young people coming to terms with being transgender. They are learning that they’re different, and they’re trying to figure out how to handle that, on top of every other problem that a teenager has,” Jenner said. “They are getting bullied, they are getting beaten up. They’re getting murdered and they are committing suicide.”

Jenner went on to share the tragic stories of 17-year-old woman Mercedes Williamson, who was found murdered in Mississippi, and 15-year-old Sam Taub, who committed suicide. Jenner shared that the deaths haunted her, and that she found herself wondering if anything could have been changed if she had done what she could to shine a spotlight on trans issues earlier.

“With attention comes responsibility,” Jenner told the audience of celebrities and sports stars. “As a group, as athletes, how you conduct your lives, what you say, what you do, is absorbed and observed by millions of people. Especially young people.”

“I know I’m clear with my responsibility going forward: To tell my story the right way, for me. To keep learning. To do whatever I can to reshape the landscape of how trans issues are viewed, how trans people are treated,” Jenner added. “And then, more broadly, to promote a very simple idea. Accepting people for who they are. Accepting people’s differences.”

Jenner struggled with her own identity for years before transitioning, and she admitted to even contemplating suicide at one point in her journey. Jenner’s struggles were documented in a poignant video package, narrated by Jon Hamm, that preceded Jenner’s speech.

Since Jenner introduced herself to the world in Vanity Fair in June 2015, she’s received a lot of support from fans and the public. However, she has also been at the receiving end of a lot of hatred, vitriol and criticism.

Jenner also took the opportunity to thank the people who meant the most in her life, and was brought to tears when she acknowledged the support she’s received from her children and family, who were in the audience to support her.

Jenner thanked her mother, who joined her for the grand occasion just days after undergoing major surgery.

“I have always thought I got my courage and my determination from my dad, who landed on Omaha Beach and fought all the way through World War II,” Jenner shared. “But you know what? I’m realizing now mom that I think I got all those qualities from you.”

Jenner also shared a very heartwarming message of gratitude with him children, who sat together in the audience.

“I’d like to thank my family. The biggest fear of coming out if I never wanted to hurt anyone else. Most of all my family and my kids,” Jenner said, fighting back tears. “I always wanted my kids to be proud of their dad for what he was able to accomplish in his life. You guys have given so much back to me, you give me so much support. I am so, so grateful to have all of you in my life. Thank you.”

Most of Jenner’s family turned out for her big night, and the group even snapped a pic backstage commemorating the occasion.

Her speech was inspiring and she was confident and strong. Being a woman makes other women stronger. I think that was her messages throughout the whole speech. Making other women stronger and being a transgender. Don’t poke fun of children, because they would not understand. Poke fun at adults, we can take it. Because we are responsible, and what action we can take. People have to learn. We have to teach them what’s right and wrong. Give them information and we can stop the violence and hatred. If we don’t. We will go to hell, that’s today reality. Teach your children and teens. They can be anything they wanted to be, only they have to work hard at it and it will take time.

Caitlyn Jenner is a new role model for children and teens. He is the breakfast of champions!

By the way, did anyone watch the ESPY awards last night?

Notes:

http://www.etonline.com/tv/168061_caitlyn_jenner_delivers_powerful_espy_awards_speech_gets_emotional_about_her_family/

Academy Awards 2015

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As you may know “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” or “Birdman”, that’s what I would called it, won for Best Picture.  Other nominees in this category were “Boyhood”, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”, “The Imitation Game”, “Selma”, “The Theory of Everything”, “Whiplash” and “Fifty Shades of Grey”. What?  Probably for best use of sex toys in the movie.

Birdman won three awards, Best Director went to Alejandro G. Inarritu, Best Cinematography went to Emmanuel Lubezki, he won last year for “Gravity” in 2014. I have got to watch this when it comes on DVD and see the photo techniques that he used and apply it for taking pictures. I am photographer and like the cinematography in the movies.  And it won for best original screenplay. As long, it won for technical stuff. Working behind the scenes is always important in the film making process.  Got to get it right, the visionary aspect of what to see and how to put it together.

Eddie Redmayne won for best actor for “The Theory Everything” bio film of Stephen hawking. He is best known as Jupiter Ascending 2015.  On television, he was in the Doctors (2003). Les Misérables (2012).

Julianne Moore won for Best Actress for Still Alice. She is best known as Sarah Palin in the Game Change (2012) and received the Emmy Award, Golden Globe Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award, all for Best Actress. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997). From 1985 to 1988, she was a regular in the soap opera As the World Turns, earning a Daytime Emmy for her performance.  Her first screen role came in 1984, in an episode of the soap opera The Edge of Night.

Patricia Arquette won for Boyhood for Best Supporting Actress. You may remember her in NBC’s Medium, she played fictionalized version of psychic medium Allison DuBios. In other words, she saw dead people. She won awards for her role. She won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in 2005, as well as nominations for a Golden Globe in 2005, 2006 and 2007. While making Boyhood.

J.K. Simmons won for best supporting actor for Whiplash. You may recognize him in the Farmer Insurance ads. Also the short live and cancel show of NBC’s Growing Up Fisher, he played a blind lawyer. I like that show. Watch on Netflix. He was in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man. He played Jonah Jameson, newspaper chief editor. And he also does the voice for the animated series in the Ultimate Spider-Man, Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. and Avengers Assemble.

“Birdman” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel” tied for the most nominations. The Grand Budapest Hotel took home Best Original Score for Alexandre Desplat, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design and Best Makeup and Hair styling.

Poland’s “Ida” won Best Foreign Language Film, the first film from Poland to ever win the Oscar in the category. “Big Hero 6” won Best Animated Film. Laura Poitras’ “Citizenfour” won Best Documentary.

Graham Moore Acceptance Speech

Common and John Legend won Best Original Song for “Glory” from “Selma.”

Lady Gaga did a fantastic job in singing the medley of the Sound of Music 50th Anniversary of the movie. It is celebrate and love by all America.

Other Winners are:

Best Picture

“Birdman”

 

Best Director

Alejandro González Iñárritu, “Birdman”

 

Best Actress

Julianne Moore, “Still Alice”

 

Best Actor

Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything”

 

Best Supporting Actress

Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood”

 

Best Supporting Actor

J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash”

 

Best Adapted Screenplay

Graham Moore, “The Imitation Game”

 

Best Original Screenplay

Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris and Armando Bo, “Birdman”

 

Best Foreign Language Film

“Ida”

 

Best Documentary Feature

“CITIZENFOUR”

 

Best Animated Feature

“Big Hero 6”

 

Best Film Editing

“Whiplash”

 

Best Original Song

“Glory” from “Selma” (written by Common and John Legend)

 

Best Original Score

Alexandre Desplat, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

 

Best Cinematography

Emmanuel Lubezki, “Birdman”

 

Best Costume Design

“The Grand Budapest Hotel”

 

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

“The Grand Budapest Hotel”

 

Best Production Design

“The Grand Budapest Hotel”

 

Best Sound Editing

“American Sniper”

 

Best Sound Mixing

“Whiplash”

 

Best Visual Effects

“Interstellar”

 

Best Short Film, Live Action

“The Phone Call”

 

Best Short Film, Animated

“Feast”

 

Best Documentary, Short Subject

“Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1”

What you missed, they were cancel

People are not watching television shows anymore. Why? Maybe the shows are getting bored, especially the plot lines or episodes every week. Especially around the eight o clock hour and the rest of the hours, that goes up to eleven o clock in the evening and then we go to sleep.  The shows and their plot lines have to be intriguing with story and character of the shows.

When critics watch these shows and they think we should watch these shows, we may watch the first episode or pilot show of the new season. We may like it, but it all comes what plot lines for every episodes and the actors in the show that we like to see in our living room every night. And do we have to time to watch it?  Reality shows are great to watch. How about scripted shows?

Here are some of the shows that will end soon this year and never coming back, because they were, cancel because of low ratings of TV viewers. Or they never seen these shows, until now.

State of Affairs – NBC

This political drama from NBC sees Katherine Heigl playing a CIA analyst who advises the first female African American president (played by Alfre Woodard) on matters involving national security. This show was getting low ratings and it will be cancel by NBC soon. Heigl’s star power has certainly faded in recent years and this series wasn’t what she needed to get back on top. State of Affairs got mixed reviews from critics. “The writing does no one any favors, failing even to make the most of Alfre Woodard as president,” said a source. With poor ratings and reviews, it doesn’t look like there’s much incentive to keep this one around.

Hart of Dixie

The CW has been on a winning streak recently with its first ever Golden Globe win for Jane the Virgin, as well as top ratings for its DC Comics-based shows The Flash and Arrow. The one weak point in the network’s lineup seems to be this Rachel Bilson-star, in which she plays a New York doctor who decides to take a job at a practice in Alabama after going through some personal turmoil. Heart of Dixie will end after four seasons on the CW.

If the Jane the Virgin can hold up, since they won for best TV show from the Golden Globe awards a month ago and the actress too. Maybe a better time slot and the viewers can watch this show and see why this show is funnier and intriguing to watch.

CSI

CSI will be cancel from CBS, they don’t have to investigated what happened to this show after 15 season on CBS. The spin offs are better and getting good reviews. Crime is crime and they solve numerous mysteries death by using CSI techniques. I really like one episode, when they killed off Justin Bieber. He was a fan of the show. Look how Justin Bieber rose to fame and downhill it came.

Stalker

CBS’s attempt at a new crime procedural failed with this mess of a show about LAPD’s Threat Assessment Unit and victims of stalking. They should have taken real life cases of stalkers crimes and it could have been a hit and mention in the beginning of the show that these episodes are real cases and use actors to represent the story. But the show itself was misguided of being not stalked by viewers to watch this show. It will be cancel soon.

Resurrection

This ABC drama about a group of people who have to deal with the fact that a bunch of their family members suddenly rise from the dead and rejoin life as if nothing happened probably would have been more successful if it was the zombie show it kind of sounds like it should be. It’s a zombie show. The show is based on the Jason Mott novel “The Returned”, which also spawned a French series that critics say is miles better than the US version.  “You should watch Les Revenants; it aired on Sundance and is now on Netflix, and it’s really good. Resurrection is not as good. It’s a little too sunny, a little too perky about people coming back from the dead,” said Vulture. This show is not be resurrected. Eat brains.

Forever

ABC drama about an immortal medical examiner is going to be cancelled. While the examiner’s 200 years on Earth give him insights into his profession that no one else has as he solves murders in New York City, it seems like this show just wasn’t destined to live forever. The last remaining nine episodes is being shown and it is not Forever.

Revenge

At the end of the third season, the show had been teasing all along finally occurred and now the show is attempting to figure out how to continue without that tension. “Going forward, though, Revenge is going to have to determine what the show looks like without Emily going after the Graysons at every turn, because as shown in this episode, they haven’t quite figured that part out yet,” It seems likely the show won’t get the chance to work that stuff out. So will she get revenge of the low ratings and viewership of the TV audience.