Jamie Burnside's Articles In Entertainment
April 13, 2007 by Jamie Burnside
Hey. Late report. . . This week Haley was eliminated. That is too bad. Along with Blake, Haley was the other contestant about whom I cared.Sorry about the lack of articles. I just haven't felt like writing this season. There is a lot of competition on-line, and I find that I'd rather enjoy the show, rather than write about it.Maybe I'll write about Hell's Kitchen in June. I LOVE that show
April 5, 2007 by Jamie Burnside
Click here for my latest article. Tonight was Gina Glocksen's turn to go. Interesting that the bottom-three are "involved".  Haley is engaged.  Gina has a boyfriend.  Phil is married. If a person wants to become a pop star, he/she should at least try to at least minimally conceal his or her relationship. Look at Daughtry.  His attached-ness led to his early elimination. Presumably single people win these contests.  (That's why Jordin is a genius. ...
April 3, 2007 by Jamie Burnside
Click here for my latest article I will do it a little differently tonight.  It is spring break, the Twins are playing, and I wasn't in the mood to take notes on tonight's show. Instead of what I usually do, I will just make a few comments on what I remember from tonight's show.  (Then I will go watch a Doctor Who DVD. -In case you're wondering which one: It is "The Armageddon Factor" from 1978.) My two cents: I like big band/ swing music.  It seemed that everyone had ...
March 28, 2007 by Jamie Burnside
Click here for my latest article Tomorrow's headline will certainly read: "Sanjaya Safe Again."  That guy has really caught the imagination of America.  Amazing. . .  Take Scott Savol, John Stevens, Carmen Rasmussen, and Ryan Starr; mix them all together; add water; and you'll get Sanjaya Malakar.  Amazing!  (Most people would mix in Kevin Covais or Jasmine Trias, but I don't think either of them was that bad.  . . . actually, come to think of it, I was a moderat...
March 27, 2007 by Jamie Burnside
Click here for my latest article Tonight's episode featured the coaching and music preferences of Gwen Stefani.  I have enjoyed No Doubt's and Gwen Stefani's music over the years, but I surprisingly haven't seen her interviewed.  I felt that Gwen Stefani came off really well on camera and in the coaching sessions.  She is really down-to-earth for such a famous individual. The performances on this evening's show were up and down.  There were a few who delivered surprisin...
March 22, 2007 by Jamie Burnside
Andy Richter is one of my favorite comic actors.  He used to be Conan O'Brien's sidekick on his late show.  He had a really good show on FOX called "Andy Richter Controls the Universe".  Sadly that show didn't last so long.  I always wished that they'd restart it. Andy Richter also had a part in Chris Elliot's movie, "Cabin Boy".  Critics hated the film, I liked it a lot. Andy Richter's newest project is a sitcom about a CPA-turned-Private Eye.  "...
March 21, 2007 by Jamie Burnside
Click here for my latest article. Tonight's show: As usual, they started off with a recap of Tuesday's show.Peter Noone sang a song.Ford commercial.  We watched "real time" tonight, so we actually saw the Ford commercial at our house tonight.We find that Phil and Sanjaya are safe, and that Chris Richardson and Stephanie Edwards were in the bottom two.LuLu sang a song.Stephanie Edwards gets sent home. Thoughts: After doing a good job of predicting the bottom three and the "loser" l...
March 20, 2007 by Jamie Burnside
Click here for my latest article The first night of the spring gave us a fun, interesting, and exciting show.  The performers, host, and judges were happy and loose.  There were a number of excellent performances, as well the history-making "worst Idol performance ever". Tonight's Performances: 1. Haley Scarnato sang "Tell Him".  Looks like Haley has decided to turn up the sex-appeal.  Her outfit and dancing were probably enough to help her overcome the dea...
March 14, 2007 by Jamie Burnside
Click here for my latest article Tonight we were treated to the first mercifully short half-hour results' show.  The group of twelve was cut down to eleven.  Nice show, kept moving. Quick Recap: Group song: everyone got together to sing some Diana Ross songs. Brandon Rogers and Phil Stacey were sent into the bottom three. Diana Ross sang a song.  With the way her dress straps were hanging, I was worried that we'd have "Wardrobe Malfunction version 2."  Was her dress ...
March 13, 2007 by Jamie Burnside
Click here for my latest article Tonight was our top twelve's first trip to the big stage.  The theme for the evening was "The music of Diana Ross."  It was an interesting show, with a few outstanding, a few average, and a few poor performances. Tonight's performances: 1) Brandon Rogers sang "Can't Hurry Love".  Went on first, sang a hackneyed song, forgot words, and wasn't quite memorable.  Dangerous combination for Brandon.  GRADE: D 2) Melinda Doolittle sa...
March 10, 2007 by Jamie Burnside
Click here for my latest article For the past few years I have dedicated an article to handicapping the ten/twelve finalists on American Idol during the weekend before the first show featuring the twelve finalists.  Well that weekend is now, so here goes: This year (like every year) we have three groups of contestants: Those who are likely to be in the final three, those likely to round out the final six, and the six contestants who help extend the show into May Sweeps. I will list...
March 8, 2007 by Jamie Burnside
Click here for my latest article. The studio shows are over.  The top twelve is set, and next week the show will move to the big stage.  There were a few slight surprises in the eliminations.  What we're left with is a top-twelve, half-filled with superstars, and half-filled with "cannon fodder." Over the weekend, keep an eye open for my annual "odds" article.  I will predict (with odds) the eventual winner of the competition.  (Although I daresay picking this year...
March 8, 2007 by Jamie Burnside
JoeUser was down last night.  Here's what I wrote, but was unable to post: (Cut and paste from Word seems a bit awkward.  I doubt that enough people will read this to justify a major edit.  I will leave it as-is.) There it was, the last performance show before the final twelve are announced.  Once again we saw that the best talent in the competition is on the women’s side of the coin. So with Ryan Seacrest leading us wearing a “Tribute to Carl Sagan” outfit, let’s...
March 8, 2007 by Jamie Burnside
Click here for my latest article I know that I don't pay for this service, I know that JoeUser is maintained out of the goodness of some software developer's heart, I appreciate that I can find my articles on google, blah blah blah. . . That said: I don't know of any personal blogging site that has as much down time as Joe User.  It is really frustrating when I have an article written and ready to post, and then JoeUser is down for a twelve hour span. Here's what I wrote after last...
March 6, 2007 by Jamie Burnside
Click here for my latest article This is a nice part of the season.  Eight contestants, one hour, over, and done.  At the end of tonight's show, the panel was discussing how many of the men actually deserved to be in the final twelve.  Randy and Paula said four, Simon said three-and-a-half. Personally I think that three of the men belong in the final twelve: Chris, Chris, and Blake.  The others don't really even have a chance. With that said, here are Tonight's P...