Friday, April 16, 2010

Hell-O Gleek Out!

Glee is back, I'm watching American Idol again and OMG Sue Sylvester does Vogue! tv life is good again.

Fox made sure everyone knew Glee was back ON! Even if you weren't in the U.S., you can FEEL it returning after its super long hiatus of what felt like a year! The cast of Glee minus Lea Michelle were in the audience for Wednesday night's American Idol (Tuesday if you're the U.S.) and Cory Monteith (sigh Finn!), Jane Lynch (Sue Sylvester ftw!) and Matthew Morrison (Mr Schuester) were even onstage to close the show with Seacrest.

Considering I haven't watched two weeks worth of AI (seriously had no urge to watch last week's show at all), I tuned in this week because my favourite Idol persona was on - Glambert. And boy, was he worth the 1am - 3am viewing. (I watched Glee from 12am - 1am, more on Glee later).

Thank gawd for Adam who was super honest and constructive unlike the other guest judges so far who have sugarcoated and hemmed and hawed their way through their mentorship duties. Ok, Usher wasn't too bad. But Adam really said it like he saw it. And I just have to say, I loved Tim Urban. Best performance for me last night. Totally deserved not to leave - for last night anyway.

As for Andrew and Katie going, I predicted it (to myself la, since no one was up for me to talk to), everyone's tired of Andrew not hitting that 'Straight Up' stride again and Katie's been on her last legs for a while now. When the two of them stood on stage together at the end watching the 'goodbye package', I felt kinda sad, cos they were first two I followed on Twitter just cos I thought they had the most potential at that point in time.

Big Mike's fans got a huge wake up call, and unlike alum Matt Giraud, Mike's fans got the message and voted like siao to keep him in - he wasn't even in the bottom three.

Elvis night was not bad. Everyone did fairly well. Had no idea what Casey was singin' about. Apart from T'Urban's haunting 'Hallelujah-like' rendition of 'I Can't Help Falling In Love With You', the other performance I enjoyed was Lee's - good call by Glambert to get him to smile more. As Tyra would say...'smize' (smile with your eyes).

The best part of the show for me, wasn't even the performances, it was catching glimpses of the Glee cast when the judges were talking! Every time Simon spoke, I had to listen harder to hear what he was saying cos my eyes would keep straying to see the expressions on Jane Lynch's and Matthew Morrison's faces - to see if they concurred or disagreed with Syco.

And of course seeing Adam in mentor-action was a real treat too. Love that guy. Just LOVE. HIM.

Highlight of the results show for me was of course Adam's lasered up performance of 'Wattaya Want From Me'. Seriously Siobhan this season's Glambert? Not even close. I love the girl, she has loads of potential, but not even an eighth of his personality, and it was even more apparent when they were onscreen together. Adam has always just oozed starpower and presence, even when he was a mere contestant.

Ok, enough Glambert-praise.

So how did Glee's first ep after hiatus hold up? Well lemmetellya-it.was.just.AWESOME!
I loved seeing Cory Monteith sing solo. And it was a pretty strong one too. His rosey cheeks and duh-duh looks sometimes made me wonder how he could be the school's top jock when he was so wimpy everywhere else, but when he takes on songs like that, rowrr. Good job Finn.

Loved Sue's less than savoury tactics to get herself reintstated in the school - drugs, sex (or the illusion of it) and blackmail. Very Cheerio. Would have liked it if they didn't snuff out the Will & Emma romance so quickly though. However, the introduction of a new love interest for Will and Rachel, both from the enemy camp of Vocal Adrenaline, was a great distraction, albeit a little predictable.

Best song of the episode....Rachel's duet with her new 'boyfriend', Jesse St. James. They sang Lionel Richie's 'Hello' accompanied by piano. I've forgotten how beautiful that song was. Thank you Glee. And HELLO! Welcome back!

xoxo, s.

ps. CANNOT WAIT FOR NEText ColorXT WEEK'S EPISODE - Sue does Madonna!!!
First, check out the promo for next week's episode.
ROTFLMAO - "Somewhere in a stately manor home, Madonna is weeping!" - Sue Sylvester

Next, watch Glee's music video parody of Vogue, featuring Sue Sylvester. Goode one!

For the latest episodes of Glee, the legal way, ;) do the mio TV season pass. New episodes every week just a day after the US. Hello--- I've just gotta let you know.......

1 comment:

  1. Adam was quiet pretty on the performance night if you had realised :) Just love him <3