I don't think this will be as long as the last one, though.
This here is Heejun Han, who I have posted before is my favorite singer on American Idol, which I watch because my wonderful wife does.
He has been raked through the coals lately, and I really thought would go home last night. He pulled through, finishing 9th (out of 10) in fan voting last night. His time on Idol is probably coming to an end, which I'm actually okay with. He isn't the best singer on the competition. But I still have a bone to pick.
He may not be the best singer, but there is a very good argument that he is the most entertaining singer. He clearly has a goofy personality, and he really let that shine in this past week's performance. I actually thought his was one of the better performances in a night of badly butchered Billy Joel.* And he was killed for it.
*In the interest of full disclosure, my dad is a big fan of Billy Joel, which is probably why I too am a big fan of Billy Joel. Could also be why my older (half) brother is, too, but that might be a little more complicated. Too complicated to delve into here, for sure. Especially without his input.
I don't understand why he got hammered so hard. He was staying true to himself and having fun. If you can't have fun with music, then why are you doing it? My (apparent) nemesis, Jimmy Iovine, keeps saying Heejun needs to take things more seriously and doesn't know if he's a singer or a comedian. I just want to know why a singing competition is such a serious matter. I would rather have a million more performances like Heejun's than another pageant singer belting out yet another power tune without giving me anything interesting to watch.
When you boil it down, American Idol is essentially the world's biggest karaoke competition. If you can't have fun doing karaoke, then you're doing it wrong. Keep doing what you're doing, Heejun. You, sir, are doing it right. And maybe you're