A couple more hours lost to Idol this week; it was a good escape, but it certainly wasnâ€™t thrilling this week.Â The only clear favorite, in my mind, was the guy who had sung as a back-up singer for Christina Aguilera.Â No one else had fabulous talent (though I suspect theyâ€™re withholding the clips of the talented people until â€œHollywood weekâ€).
But how heartbreaking was the sixty-four year old guy who sang for his recently departed lady love?Â That one got to me (many kleenex used), though I donâ€™t really understand his motivation for auditioning.Â What mattered was that his emotion was true, and his voice was sweet and heartfelt.
And since Iâ€™m multi-tasking right now:
JUST announced on the Today show:Â Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be released at midnight on July 21, 2007.
And Al Franken will run for Senate.
Thatâ€™s enough pop culture for one day.