Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Imagine There's an Extra Verse in There
So the American Idol finale is over and done, and although I'm willing to concede that David Archuleta did a hell of a job with Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me (I never claimed the kid couldn't sing), I still think Cook was and is a better all-around performer.
His version of Collective Soul's The World I Know was spectacular.
But why should music fans across the country see to it that Cook wipes the floor with Archuleta -- what unforgivable sin did Disney Boy commit?
He omitted the first line of Imagine, which, ironically, is musical fucking heresy. Archuleta knew full-well that the heartland's Jesus-Loves-Me-This-I-Know crowd -- his bread and butter -- might not take too kindly to him singing "Imagine there's no heaven," so likely at the request of his conniving dipshit of a father, the kid just decided to edit one of the greatest songs by possibly the greatest rock songwriter in history.
Please, please, please people -- TAKE YOUR KIDS' CELL PHONES AWAY.
John Lennon will thank you for it in the next life.
(Update: Check the comment page for my ridiculously shameful conspiracy theory regarding the judging on last night's show.)