So I've been watching American Idol since Season 1, which is scary, since they're now in Season 7. But I am a sucker for any reality show where the contestants have to have some actual talent, and the personal drama/annoying personalities are kept at a minimum. This is why I don't watch Survivor or The Apprentice, and also why I *LOVE* Project Runway.
We're still early in the American Idol season, which means there are a lot of throwaway contestants still and one has to TiVo through a lot of mediocrity. But occasionally there's a performance that keeps me riveted. Where I feel like if I move, I might miss some part of the awesomeness unfolding on stage.
Last night it was David Cook with his freakin' amazing cover of Lionel Richie's 'Hello'. I can't wait until the AI machine makes him record the full length version so I can buy it. For now I'll have to content myself with YouTube and the short clip offered on iTunes. Check it out: