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It’s about time one of us showed up

October 1, 2011 Leave a comment

So, yeah, I admit it. We are reality TV people. We don’t watch a huge number of shows, but we’re fans of the reality shows on the major networks. You know, the usual: Survivor, The Amazing Race, SYTYCD, American Idol (before Simon left and the show began sucking). This year, since American Idol was so awful last season and because we (okay, maybe just I) missed Simon, we decided to watch The X Factor. After a rocky start on the first episode, it has, so far, turned into an interesting show. I’m curious about how good it will be after switching to its so-called “boot camp”. Let’s hope it is still entertaining.

Now, to the main point of this post. Finally, after all these years, a “Pagan” made it onto reality TV. Yeah, that’s right, a Pagan. Well, not exactly a Pagan like us (pronounced Pay-Gun) but still a Pagan (pronounced Puh-Gone). That’s the Latin American pronunciation of the name (which apparently is about as common as Smith in those countries).

Jeremiah Pagan tried out on X Factor and actually received a whole minute of air time. Not a lot, but still not bad. He was pretty good, too, and was passed through to the next round. It will be fun to see how well he does as the competition continues. Though he’s not my favorite singer so far, I’ll still have to root for him just because he’s a fellow Pagan.

Go Jeremiah 🙂

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I’ve been waiting for this

September 23, 2011 Leave a comment

Ever since Simon Cowell left American Idol (said show becoming nothing more than a mere shadow of its former self thanks to the combined love-fest of Steve, Jennifer, and Randy), all I’ve ever hoped for was either Simon to come back to the show or for him to become a part of another similar show. Well, I got my wish and was x-static when the X-factor was announced. Why? Because none other than Simon Cowell was going to be a major part of the show and be its primary (or at least most well known) judge.

While I’ll leave reviews of the show to others (my feelings after one episode are mixed), I can say that Simon literally made my evening during the second hour. All I’ve talked about since I heard about the X-factor was how forward I was looking to hearing, once again, one of my favorite Simon-isms. And last night, I got just what I’d hoped for. So here, for those who may have missed it, is Simon at his best:

Thank you, Simon. You were missed.

–dp

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