Tuesday, March 3, 2009

American Idol Review 3-3-2009

American Idol has been really really good tonight. Tonight's show was like watching the top 12.. It's been the best group so far.

The first contestant to perform was Von Smith. Von performed "Your All I Need to get By". I have to agree with Simon. I was reminded of Clay Aiken throughout his performance. Although, I don't think he is as good as Clay.. Just reminds me of him. I wanted to like his performance, but for some reason I couldn't enjoy it. I think he will be voted off tomorrow night.

Taylor Vaifanua performed "If I Ain't Got You". Her performance was kind of bland. It wasn't terrible, but it wasn't anything that stood out. I honestly probably won't even remember her two weeks from now.

Alex Wagner-Trugman took the stage next. Alex was a character to say the least. His moves were the best part of it. lol. He can't really sing that well. He screamed most of the song. It sounded like he was growling at the audience.

Arianna Afsar performed next. To be honest, I forgot about her until they replayed the show at the end. She performed "The Winner Takes it All". She tried to change an old song into a new song. For some reason, it didn't work for her. It was very bad and boring.

Ju'Not Joyner sanged "Hey There Delilah". I don't even like the song "Hey There Delilah" so I wasn't to thrilled about this. I was wrong. I was impressed with Ju'Not's version of the popular song. I really did enjoy listening to it.

I am actually a fan of Kristen McNamara previous of American Idol. Kristen was a contestant on Nashville Star(another one of my favorite shows). Although, I am a fan of hers. I was disappointed in her performance tonight. Kristen can sing. She is a really good performer. I think she picked the wrong song choice. She sang "Give Me One Reason". She just didn't shine tonight.

Nathaniel Marshall is my least favorite contestant of all time. He has been a drama queen since day one. Nathaniel just seems like a waste of air time for the show. He can't sing at all. Thats all I'm going to say about that.

Felicia Barton performed "No One". Felicia wasn't one of the actual contestants for Group 3. However, another contestant got booted so she got to take her place. I am soo glad. She was really really good. I can see her being a celebrity. I mean she already has the skills to become the next big pop star.

Scott MacIntyre performed next with "Mandolin Raid". Scott has an amazing voice. His style kind of reminds me of Josh Groban. I didn't care for the song choice. I do hope he gets another chance.

Kendall Beard impressed me with her singing ability. She has a really good country style voice. She sang "This One's for the Girls". I do hope she gets to the next round.

Jorge Nuñez performed "Don't Let the Sun Go Down". I thought it was going to be an awful performance, but I was wrong. It was one of my favorites of the night. Jorge has an amazing voice.

Lil Rounds from Memphis,TN was performing next. Of course, I was rooting for the girl from Memphis. I'm almost positive Lil Rounds will be in the next round. She had the entire audience on their feet and clapping. She was by far the BEST performance of the night.

This group was sooo good. I can't even predict who's going to be the Top 3. Although, I'm pretty sure Lil Rounds will be one of them.

I guess we will see tomorrow night! :)

Thursday, February 26, 2009

American Idol Review 2-26-2009

American Idol had a good show tonight. I really like how they are bringing back former contestants from previous seasons to perform.

Brooke White performed tonight. She did really really good. She has improved alot from last season.
The top three to enter the top 12 were Allison Ireheta, Kris Allen, & Adam Lambert.
I am sooo excited to see Allison & Kris enter the top 12! They are my two favorite contestants so far. I'm really rooting for them. I'm not a fan of Adam yet, but I knew he was going to go get the votes.
Also, I think they will bring Jasmine Murray (the girl from Columbus,MS) back to American Idol with the Wild Card picks. The judges really seem to like her.

The Wrestler Review

I just got finished watching the movie everyone has been talking about, The Wrestler. I honestly didn't know what to expect of it. I haven't ever heard of Mickey Rourke until this movie came out.
Mickey plays Randy(or should I say Robin lol) "The Ram" Robinson. The Ram is described as a "broken down piece of meat." He isn't as popular or healthy as he once was. He has alot of personal problems, but is offered an opportunity to have a rematch of his all-time memorable match. I'm not going to tell everything that happens in the movie because I know everyone hasn't seen it.

The Wrestler is a must see for anybody involved in wrestling. I didn't expect to get so into the movie. It was rather sad, but also inspiring. It showed a man who was so alone and depressed outside of wrestling. When he stepped into the ring, he was so "at home" , like thats where he was suppose to be.

I can now see why Mickey Rourke is getting all the great reviews. Mickey is very very real in the movie. They couldn't have got a better person to play The Ram.

If you hadn't seen this movie, you need to. It's a must see.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

American Idol Review 2-25-2009

American Idol is one of my favorite shows EVER! I am totally addicted to it. I am going to start reviewing it each week.

The first contestant to perform on the show was Jasmine Murray. I was pretty excited to see Jasmine on the Group 2 Top 12 since she is a Mississippi girl. However, her performance disappointed me. She sang Love Song. It wasn't the worst performance on the show, but it was pretty bad. Jasmine was very pitchy throughout the song. Very disappointed in her. I highly doubt she will be in the Top 12.

*I don't think we will be seeing the American Idol cameras coming to MS anytime soon.*

Matt Giraud was the next to sing Viva La Vida. I highly doubt if America will even remember him. He didn't do anything to stand out. I think he was the worst of the night.

The third singer to perform was Jeanne Vailes. Jeanne had millions of people staring at her legs due to the judges tonight. LOL! That's all that I remember the judges making their comments about. I didn't like Jeanne. She just couldn't sing that well.

The first three were incredibily boring. Will the show pick up?

Of course, it did because Nick Mitchell performed. This guy is hillarious. Nick's performance was the most entertaining of the night. He's just so different and funny. I don't think he will be make it to the next round, but I do think a comedy show in Branson will hire him. You can't forget this guy.

The next girl, Allison Ireheta stoled the show. She did amazing. I didn't think I would like her at first because how she was acting in her interview before. She was acting like she was doped up. Maybe she was nervous. I don't know lol. Anyways, I judged to fast. Allison is what American Idol is all about. She will be in the Top 12! She got my vote.

Kris Allen performed Man in the Mirror. Kris did really well. I really like his soulful voice. He was my favorite guy. Although, he is a little forgetable . I don't think America will remember to vote for him.

Megan Corkery performed Put Your Record On. I really enjoyed her performance. It was really fun and up to date. I can totally see Megan being a star.

The next singer was Matt Breitzke. He sung If you Could Only See. None of the judges liked him..I thought he could really sing. I have to disagree with them on that. However, I thought his attitude was bad when the judges were giving their opinons.

Ryan Seacrest asked Matt would he have changed the song choice if he knew that all four judges didn't like it. Matt's response was No.. Dude, if you have four music professionals telling you not to sing that song and you sing it anyways. That's dumb.. His 15 minutes of fame are over with anyways.. He's not going to the top 12. That's for sure.

Anywho.. Jesse Langseth was up next. She sung Betty Davis Eyes. I was not impressed at all by her. When she sang, it was like she wasn't opening her mouth wide enough to get the words out.. I couldn't even understand what she was saying.
The judges didn't like Kai Kalama. He performed What Becomes of the Broken Hearted. The judges thought it was boring, forgetable, and to old fashioned for Kai. However, I really liked it. I thought it was one of the best performances of the night.

Mishavonna Henson sung Drops Of Jupiter. *everytime I hear this song, I think of Arkansas trips.. because Everytime we go to Arkansas, we hear this song at least 12 times in a 3 hour trip lol* Back to the subject lol.. I think Mishavonna can really sing. I enjoyed it. Adam Lambert was the last to sing. Adam sang Satisfaction. Adam reminds me soo much of Ashlee Simpson's husband, Pete Wentz. Simon was right on when he said that Half of America will Love it and the other half will hate it. Half of my household Loved it, while the other hated it. I was one of the ones that hated it. I thought it was sooo tacky. It was horrible. However, I think Adam will get all of the young teenage girls to vote for him. *The girls that are into the Fallout Boy type music*

These are the top three that I would like to see make it to the top 12: Allison Iraheta, Kris Allen, & Kai Kalama.

However, these are the top 3 that I think America and the Judges will vote in: Allison Iraheta, Adam Lambert, and Megan Corkrey.

I'll be back tomorrow after the results show. :)

Friday, September 5, 2008

When I think about my childhood

As a kid, I was obsessed with Wrestling. I woke up thinking about wrestling, went to sleep thinking about wrestling, and even had wrestling dreams. Everyone who knew me knew that I was a wrestling fan. My teachers always laughed about how every project that was assigned, I would somehow turn it into a wrestling assignment.

I grew up watching wrestling in the 90's. That's when I remember wrestling at its best. I would get a thrill out of watching USWA, WWF, WCW, & ECW. I remember the days when I would get up early on Saturday mornings to go to my MeMaw & Papaw's house. We would eat my Memaw's homemade gravy and biscuit and then watch USWA. It was a tradition. One of my favorite childhood memories would be my dad taking me to Memphis to see USWA. I was always star struck to see my "heroes" live in person.

When shows came to Tupelo, I was the kid that was dressed as her favorite wrestler or with her favorite wrestling t-shirts. I had my hands full with posters that I had created for the show. My money was spent on souvineers. I always had my little notebook to get all my favorite superstars autograph. When WCW would come to town, they would always have wrestlers signing autographs around town. My mom took me to see each and every one of them. My childhood rotated around wrestling.

I have been around wrestling so long now. I feel that it's just another part of my life.

Even though, I rarely watch wrestling on television these days. I do have to admit that when I meet the wrestlers I grew up watching, I still feel the excitement. Just like I did when I was a kid.

When I think about my childhood, I think about wrestling.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

First, I want to thank you for all of my Get Well wishes and phone calls. I really do appreciate each and every one of them.

I had surgery to get a cyst off of my spine. After surgery, I had 20 stitches & a open wound with a tube coming out of my back. It was a tough surgery. Last week, I got the tube out of my back. Today, I finally got the stitches out. The doctor gave the okay to start getting back to normal. Slowly, but surely. I am still very sore, but am on the road to recovery.

During my recovery, I have had plenty of time to catch up on tv & movies.

So I wanted to do a bit of tv/movie review!

Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy, & Jamie Kennedy stars in this 1999 comedy. Bowfinger is about a bankrupt movie producer taking one last shot at fame and fortune. Bowfinger embarks on a radical scheme to trick the biggest name in the movies into becoming to the star of his low-budget film. I would rate this movie a B+. It starts off a little slow, but definitely turns out to be a classic comedy.

Shoot 'Em Up follows a loner that gets caught up in complex conspiracy once he aids a pregnant woman who is being chased by a hitman. This movie is an action packed movie. I would rate it an A. It has alot of fast action, but also follows a good plot.

Now on to television.

My favorite show at the moment is I love Money. The producers took former contestants from I Love New York, Flavor of Love, and Rock of Loves and put them in challenges for an attempt to win $250,000. This has to be the most backstabbing television show. (reminds me of wrestling lol) It does make good tv though.

Vh1 is my absolute favorite channel. I love reality tv. New York goes to Hollywood is hilarious. I can't believe a real life crazy lady and her crazy mama can get on tv and make it rich. I do love to watch them. You never know what they are going to do next.

Okay, one television show that I do not like is Brooke Knows Best. It is not entertaining at all. Plus you can tell that most of it is scripted. Don't get me wrong. I know most reality television shows are probably scripted, but at least make it look realistic. It's awful. Plus, I thought that the show was suppose to focus all on Brooke, but it seems like it's the Brooke & Hulk show. Hulk is on it as much as she is.

That's my review for the week! Hope you guys have a fantastic weekend! :)

Sunday, June 29, 2008

How long will it take before we see female referees in the area?

Whenever you think of you a referee, you typically think of a man in a black and white striped shirt. However, their are a few women referees out there enforcing rules & doing their job.

How long will it take for a female referee to appear in the area? Especially after this story.

McGraw gets down close to the action to make sure nothing illegal is going on.
Kristina McGraw had very little wrestling knowledge before meeting her husband.She started watching wrestling with her husband in 1997. She quickly became hooked with the physicality and the showmanship of the sport.

Don't be fooled by the "little-girl" braids. Kristina McGraw is tough and knows how to keep order in the ring!
In September 2001, she joined the APW "Bootcamp" and made it about three months before getting injured. Although an in-ring injury often derails the career of a pro wrestler trainee and causes them to leave the business, it didn't for tough Kristina McGraw. Instead, Kristina simply altered her goal slightly and focused on training to become one of the best referees possible. Now wearing her stripes for over half a decade, Kristina is fast-becoming one of the most popular referees--male or female-- on the West Coast.
Ref McGraw can hold her own in the ring even when officiating matches between the big men.
Kristina hopes to one day become experienced enough to perhaps be the first female referee to land in WWE, TNA, or working in other countries.

Another Popular female referee is Katie Kincaid from South Carolina. Growing up as a loyal wrestling fan, Katie decided to pursue her dream of being a wrestler. She contacted Shane Helms, who lived a few hours from her. Shane advised Katie to contact CWF Mid Atlantic to train. While training, she started to referee matches with other trainees and fell in love with refereeing.
Referee Katie Kincaid.
She has worked many promotions such as Appalachian Championship Wrestling, Ringside Championship Wrestling, CWF Mid Atlantic, and Southern Wrestling Alliance in Tennessee.
Katie gets right down into the action to protect a defeated wrestler.

It is a very big deal to Katie to be constantly improving. Her main goal is to continue getting better with every show. She would love to get a chance to work in Ring of Honor.

Katie pals around with GeeStar.

Female referees are rare to find. Although these two ladies have made a name for themselves in the wrestling world. It doesn't matter whether it's a match between two ladies or four giant 350-pound men in a violent tag team brawl. Kristina and Katie won't back down from doing their job.