Wednesday, March 26, 2008

THE GREATEST SINGING VOICE OF ALL TIME: WAT.

The American Idol-type karaoke contest at my local gay bar FUEL last night was pretty cool. It was the finals of the fifth competition of this sort they've held so far; I was in the original one sometime last year when I was unfairly eliminated way too early. It's an unjust popularity contest at times, because there can be a mediocre singer with lots of friends voting for them, and a really good one that loses just because they didn't have enough audience support. The indisputably superb of all the singers last night was a young man I've known of for years, but only really have gotten to "know" just recently. When I knew of him back then, he was a bit overweight and seemed a bit aloof. His singing was okay I suppose, but never really that spectacular to me.

But what a difference years of training and practice can make! I'm not sure how old this young man is now, but years later, he is much more confident, has lost considerable weight, and is quite a handsome lad after all. His presence on stage last night was so amazing, so moving, that it literally almost brought me to tears listening to him perform some Josh Groban song. I rarely get that excited about an independent artist or any singer for that matter, but this kid has some terrific gorgeous voice. I almost wish I sang that amazingly, although I'm not too shabby I must say, but I don't think I've ever brought anyone to tears, unless it was from cringing at some of my renditions. HAHA! Yes, kudos to him and I have no idea as of this time who won the $1,000 grand prize, since I had to leave a bit early last night and get to bed. I'm hoping it was him for sure, but I have yet to find out. Do check out his website though and stuff. I tells ya, the boy has got talent, and I rarely go out of my way to acknowledge anybody like this because I tend to be very jealous that I wasn't graced with an amazing gift like that; I'll just have to conform with having a giant penis I guess. LOL! And the best of the three judges of the night was this girl, who won the original contest; her comments were dead-on and most entertaining! I told the bar owner to let me be a judge next time, and I'll gladly fake a Simon Cowell British accent.

Violence in Iraq has increased, we got 4,000 dead American soldiers now, the cost of the war is beyond comprehension, and China's handling of the Tibetan rioters is a bitter reminder of how horrible that government is in dealing with human rights, let alone what poor animals go through in that country. As hypocritical as Western governments can be, I do hope the EU, the French, and anyone else for that matter boycott the upcoming Olympics to be honest. The Chinese are very very proud of hosting the Olympic Games this year, and to have Tibet go into such unrest is pissing tha hell out of them for sure, because they are seriously counting on this event to show the world the "economic miracle" they have become. The last thing they want is for countries not to show up, for it would be a very big slap in the face, but the way things are going, they may be facing a big protest of competing nations! This will be interesting to see unfold...

Back to work now. And please comment voraciously to make up for my less than stellar voice.

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UPDATE: Yes, the boy with the golden voice won after all, and deservedly so.

10 comments:

LBIC said...

Awe, you totally need to do a video of you singing.

And that chadwick guy can really sing. I hope he ended up winning the competition.

Todd said...

do you really think the US would boycott the Olympics? Not when China controls a huge part of our economy and have been buying up t-bills like crazy. no, China is our economy. now the rest of the world may think differently....

Lewis said...

A singer? In our midst? We must hear! As for David A., he has a fantastic voice...but last night absolutely sounded like an amusement park (as Simon said). It was good. But not competition material. Michael Johns and David what's his name are on the top....and I think Carly could easily be there too. Kristy and Ramiele need to go bye bye.

Darci said...

Hey, I am glad you enjoyed my flippant 'tude last night! :-)

Chadwick won, just in case no one told you. That kid really can sing.

Scot said...

Someone's crushin'... Have fun WAT.
You like to see the boys sing; one of these days you'll have to come se me dance.

LBIC said...

Glad he won! I (obvs) didn't hear the other contestant but I trust your judgement.

Oh, and I grant thee an entertainment blogger award :)

phd girl said...

I have to agree with Todd. Just check out the % of food, clothing, electronics and stuff that is made in China for us to consume. China owns us.


Wat, I would love to see your blow dryer, and maybe post a picture of it on my blog. Can you send me a pic?

Christopher said...

I need to come see you in action soon...singing I mean...unless you have videos of you, in the other kind of action...cochino!

:: besitos en tu nalgas ::

Gary said...

I love how supportive you are for this guy. I went to his website and he does sound pretty good so congratulation to him on the win.

I want to hear you sing sometime.

M- Filer said...

I get the logic behind a boycott, but I think it's the wrong way to go. Boycotts never achieve the desired result, and the people who suffer most are the athletes who have trained for years, most of whom will never get another chance. The Olympics were designed to transcend politics. Jimmy Carter was wrong in 1980.

Free Tibet!

You should record a free Tibet song, and post the audio. That would be even better than a boycott of the Olympics.