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MAY 19, 2007

Song of the Day #810

Song of the DayThis Guy's (Girl's) In Love with You features the words and music of Burt Bacharach (whose birthday was last weekend) and Hal David. Listen to audio clips of renditions by Herb AlpertHarry Connick, Jr.Aretha FranklinDionne WarwickPetula Clark, and Dusty Springfield (audio clips at those links).

Posted by chris at 09:17 AM | Permalink | Comments (3) | Posted to Music


This song (Herb Alpert's version) is Peri's and my song; love it. :)

Posted by: Mick Russell | May 19, 2007 02:21 PM

Huh. One I like!

Posted by: Rick Giles | May 20, 2007 06:57 PM

Happy to hear it is your song, Mick and Peri!

And glad the law of averages finally went our way, Rick! :)

Posted by: Chris Matthew Sciabarra | August 3, 2007 07:52 PM


MAY 09, 2007

American Idol 2007: And Then There Were ...

Three? After tonight, there will indeed only be three left.


Any predictions? Will the American Idol be Blake? Lakisha? Melinda? Jordin?

Your thoughts and predictions are welcome...

Posted by chris at 07:03 PM | Permalink | Comments (7) | Posted to Film / TV / Theater Review


My wife likes Jordin the most, because she seems to have the most versatility. I think Jordin can win if she stays at the top of her game. Melinda has been the favorite for a long time but she might need to do something to stand out more. Blake is my personal favorite, but he'll have to pick his songs carefully and perhaps not overdo it on the beatboxing (although I like it when it's done well).

Prediction: Jordin will win if she does her best.

Posted by: Geoffrey Allan Plauche | May 9, 2007 10:13 PM

My money is on Jordin; but, to be honest, this season has been disappointingly lackluster.

Posted by: Mick Russell | May 10, 2007 03:41 PM

I've started watching AI this season and I don't see what the big deal is.

And why do they drag it out for two nights? And why do we need de facto commercials like the one for the Fantastic 4 last night?

Posted by: Neil Parille | May 10, 2007 06:58 PM

Sorry for the long silence on this topic... just a bit behind. But I think Jordin has a good shot at this point.

I confess that I was really sad to see Melinda go; she was my favorite singer on the show. I really thought she would have given us a great finale, and I am still scratching my head over this one. She never placed in the bottom 2 or 3 for the entire season... and then, it ended up she came up short for the finale. Sheesh.

As for AI, Neil: you're right... they drag it out much too long. In truth, it isn't a big deal at all; it's just another talent show... in the grand tradition of all those "amateur hours" from the Golden Age of television, with a twist: "Regular folks" vote for their favorites.

In any event, one more week to go, and I'll be watching.

Posted by: Chris Matthew Sciabarra | May 17, 2007 07:26 AM

Congratulations, Jordin Sparks!

Given the final face-off, I think she was the right choice.


Posted by: Chris Matthew Sciabarra | May 23, 2007 10:09 PM

I didn't watch the finale, but I agree that Jordin was the correct choice of the two contestants left standing. As a frequent visitor to Dialidol, I had a good idea that Jordin was going be this season's American Idol winner.

A shout out to Melinda Doolittle for her version of My Funny Valentine, in my opinion, this season's finest performance.

Posted by: Mick Russell | May 24, 2007 08:15 PM

I agree with you, Mick; I loved Melinda's "My Funny Valentine." And I expected Jordin to win too.

So much time has gone by, since this post! Sheesh!

In any event, if you folks aren't watching "So You Think You Could Dance" (season 3), you should be watching it! :)

Posted by: Chris Matthew Sciabarra | August 3, 2007 08:03 PM