Well, last night, I was fuming in front of my TV again.
Want to know why?
Because the flippin' Canadian Idol judges SUCK!!
They've clearly taken a major dislike for my boy Sebastian. I thought last night, he did a pretty good job. Of course, it was right up my alley that he chose to perform "Love Me" by Elvis Presley on Rock & Roll Heaven night. His performances are always honest, genuine, and how can you not love the hips?? Maybe he could push the vocals a wee bit, but otherwise, I thought he sounded great, looked great, and the whole performance was great!!
Now, brother Luke did make the comment last night that Sebastian could come out on-stage and fart the alphabet and I'd think it was great - that may be true. But honestly - the judges are wayyyy too harsh on this guy. If I could see anything wrong with Sebastian last night, it was that he might have seemed a little bit stiff and nervous.
Geez! Wonder why! After last weeks' comments from Jake, Sass, Farley & Zack, he was probably second-guessing his every decision. In the audition rounds, I thought Sebastian oozed confidence. His strength was smart song choices, and he brought sexy charm to every performance. The judges continually praised him for understanding his limitations and maximizing them with the right songs for his voice.
Maybe when big brother Oliver was booted from the show, Sebastian lost some of his swagger. Maybe he was more comfortable playing the cutesy sideshow in Oliver's shadow. Maybe now, with his brother forced to play the role of cheerleader, Sebastian feels a little lost & alone out there on that big stage.
Who knows. But one thing is for sure - Sebastian just doesn't seem like he's having much fun up there anymore. Can you blame him? After last week's episode, when the judges seemed to gleefully drag him through the mud, they probably killed his confidence. Stamped out his joie de vivre.
I thought they were there to give constructive criticism and help the contestants better themselves. They haven't done that with Sebastian. And it's obvious that the "You can't sing...but hey, you look good!" comment is starting to wear a little thin with him. After hearing it again from Sass last night, he replied cooly, "Thanks, Sass, that's what I was going for", tongue clearly in cheek.
The biggest problem with it all is that I know Sebastian can sing. And he didn't sound nearly as bad last night as they made it out to be. I thought his voice was smooth, and hit the right notes at all the right times. Beyond that, I've checked out his Myspace page, and the music he has on-line is really, really good.
Still doesn't seem fair that that pudgy, goofy pain-in-the-ass Mark Day gets big praise for his Drama Queen theatrics while a truly soulful, passionate artist like Sebastian Pigott gets stomped on all the time.
I voted my butt off again last night, but I'm once again preparing for the worst.
The only consolation if Sebastian is voted off tonight -and I'm fully expecting he will be - is that I know he's better than that silly show, and I look forward to seeing what he brings to the table after the Idol glow has faded away.