Ace. It's sad that Ace, who once was the front runner in the competition, is now only the front runner on marriage proposals. Oh, and Paula did NOT like that. Can you picture her during the breaks? "Ok... what's my competition like... who else wants to marry this hottie... Let's see 1, 2, 3, 4....5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10....12, 14,16, 20, 29... Jesus... does everyone think they can just come in here and propose? I counted 34 signs, Ace, not including mine". Paula starts singing "Will you marry me, boy" as she holds up a sign. I don't know what's happened to Ace since making the final 24, but I've written a haiku about it:
Back to your old hair
Get rid of the vacant stare
Lose falsetto face
Ok, now, you guys should see me counting on my fingers the 5, 7, 5 iambic pentameter for THAT one... looked like a 2nd grader.
But Ace is clearly in the competition for the chic demographic that Fox yearns for, thrives for and buys their diet coke promotions for. He has an average voice, but that's what overly produced artists like Britney Spears and Ashlee Simpson are for. Oh, and lip-synching.
Vocals alone don't sell records. There's an image, too, y'know. I think the only 2 people in the competition who will have crowds around the block at Tower Records and those people are Chris and Ace. You don't LAUGH at an Idol and your eyes don't pop out of your head because you're so embarrassed for them... like we all do for Kellie, Taylor, and Kevin. And as wonderful as Katharine is, she might as well be the great and all mighty OZ, just a voice behind the curtain. Mandisa and Paris I don't think will form the lines around the block and Bucky and Lisa... well... come on.
Ace - In The Still Of The Night
Well, Ace, you're back. I think you and Chris are rubbing off on each other. Which is a sight. Chris was wearing one of your shirts again during his stint with Manilow. And both you and Chris were the only 2 who "made that song your own". Keep up the good work, wash your hair, go back to the beanie, back to the layered shirts, call me.
This week was very impressive.
I think once the few weak ones are removed, this is gonna be a competition like no other. Filled with more surprises than a Cracker Jack box. Only I want my prize to be a beanie wearin' boy from Colorado!