Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Confidence Killers

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.

8 comments:

Sharon said...

It really sounds dumb... like why are there judges if the people get to vote... and what happens if all the people are tone deaf. Then the idol is someone who can't carry a tune... I don't... and if the judges are that mean in their statements to people... obviously the guy can sing if he's still on the show at this point... hello people.

papi said...

Jill I was forced by Meghan to watch e-talk last night and they said that your boy Sebastien....by the way who names there kid sebastien.......is the worst dressed contestant.

thought you would want to know that

papi said...

Jill I was forced by Meghan to watch e-talk last night and they said that your boy Sebastien....by the way who names there kid sebastien.......is the worst dressed contestant.

thought you would want to know that

Jill said...

Really? They said he was the worst DRESSED?? Well that's different...all they ever do is tell him how good he looks. Poor Sebastian. Can't win.

PS - I've been suggesting "Sebastian" as a possible name for Kara & Chris' new baby, if it's a boy - but they don't seem as keen on it as I do...I love the name.

Anonymous said...

i dont like the name either - just because i think of a crab and the pyscho that was screaming at my house one morning at like 3 am...sorry - could be a cute name i suppose but i would just think of that!

Stacy

oh and i feel bad for the guy - its true - i dont get why there are judges when its the people that vote!
do you watch Nashville Star? Now that is a good show also to watch!

Jill said...

Oh geez...I can deal with the crab, but now that you've reminded me of the Quyon Psycho, I might have to rethink this love that I have for the name "Sebastian"...lol

Kathleen said...

LOL, Jill your baby brother is right, he could fart the alphabet and you'd praise it. This was even worse than last week. Thank you though, you are providing me with very good entertainment, its funny watching the judges rip him apart.
I think they have the judges to make things more interesting. It kind of provides the contrast between what a pro might think and what the average person thinks. You see this all the time, we have movie critics who'll universaly bash a giant piece of poo movie yet the audiences will eat it up like ice cream. I'm no expert either but the guy was so out of tune it was awkward. Its a joke that his brother is sitting at home watching.
Oh and Sebastien is a very popular name here. Jill you should move here, its like every second guy has that name.

Jill said...

Glad I'm entertaining! lol I hate how the judges rip him, though, they really are being unfair. Give the guy some advice, maybe? Other than "you're a superstar, just not in the music industry" (the most constructive criticism he got on Monday) - The dude already has a music career (from what I can tell on the 'Net) - so saying that is just a slap in his face. Sebastian can sing, he just hasn't had a good couple of weeks on the show. Because I think he's nervous and shaken. But anyways, just what I think...