The Amazing Race: 5 Teams left…Any truly deserving?

Here at the Yak, we love our “reality.” Well, not our own little reality because sometimes that gets crazy, but “reality” TV nonetheless. As real as it can be. Voting people off islands, walking down a runway, living in a house, giving people flowers, singing, dancing, and world travelling. Sounds like the start to a bad book. Even so, we get entertained.

the-amazing-raceTonight, we get closer to the end of another race around the world. We have 5 teams left. Only one will cross the finish line. Who’s left? Click on to see what this Yakkster thinks about each team and why they deserve/don’t deserve to win! Then join us in our forum to let us know what you think!

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Crystal Bowersox – Original tunes

More and more on the internets, I am finding that Crystal already has several original songs written by none other than herself.  It would be nice if these songs were already for sale, or an album to be had!  Alas, they are not yet available, but hopefully, in the near future, they will be.

This Yakster (and many others in the forum) are big fans of hers.  She is a “modern” throwback if you will, with the soul to sing songs from the likes of Janis Joplin to Melissa Etheridge, Bonnie Raitt to Alanis Morrisette.  I wouldn’t mind hearing her belt out a meaningful Pink ballad as well.  She is current, and quite frankly, too good for the AI amateur stage.  Don’t get me wrong, I am so glad she found her way there, and I really hope she can use this experience and platform to push her up to the stardom she so rightly deserves.  I am truly jealous of those who had the honor of hearing her play on the street.  She fills the gap for the young acoustic hippie that this tree hugger was definitely missing.  She is looking to have her guitar signed by powerful women, and I’m most confident that she should be signing it herself as well.

This coming week, Adam Lambert is the mentor on the show.  Now I know, there are MANY Lambert fans out there, (of which I am not one…sorry) but I gotta say, huh?  How is he even remotely qualified to be a mentor?  He has not even been off the show a full year, isn’t that widely successful (yet) and didn’t even win… So I really don’t get it.  This should be interesting, especially for an artist like Crystal.  What advice could he possibly have for her?  I guess we will see??  Just weird.  I will say I am very happy that Crystal continues to do her own thing.  She already knows who she is, the artist she is, and needs to change nothing.  Kara has from the start given her the wrong advice. Hopefully she continues to listen to herself, and even Simon Cowell has agreed.

Here is another treat, an original by Crystal called “Mama” – A big thanks to the Crystal Bowersox Blog who posts all these gems from her.  Would love to know if we will ever be able to get our hands on these songs.  I would really like to put them on my ipod to take with me on my drives and chill time!  Give it a listen, then come join us in the forum to let us know what you think!

Oh and… let’s throw some votes over to Big Mike this week as well peeps!  This wonderful positive soul should NOT be leaving this show this early!

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American Idol’s Top 12 … Do we have a season?

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Thursday night we were revealed with this season’s Top 12 contestants to compete week after week for America to win the title of the next American Idol. With names like Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, David Cook, Kris Allen, and Chris Daughtry in the mix (Daughtry not actually winning the show), expectations should be set high – even if we have had a few flubs here and there. So … what does season 9 bring us? A flood of singer-songwriters. I personally think Idol flubbed big time by tipping the scale so heavily to that genre. Love the genre, but it’s tough to have a competition when only one or two might already have it in the bag. Who has a clear shot? Who could be the underdog? Who’s easy on the eyes? And what about the judges this season….click on below to see what some of us here at the Yak think and get my prediction on the Top 4. Check out our Idol Top 12 thread, vote in our Winner Prediction thread and join us here for everything Idol!

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American Idol 2010

Well, American Idol 2010 is off to a, well, start.  So far I really haven’t been all that impressed with this years crop, minus a few.  (Which I have a feeling not many have, seeing as we haven’t posted much about it on the front page.)  I do like “Big Mike” Lynche, Lilly Scott, Lee…

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67th Annual Golden Globes Awards

The 67th Annual Golden Globes Awards air LIVE tonight 8PM EST/5PM PST on NBC. Don’t miss all the action, comments, and up-to-the-minute award updates right here at the Yak! Come join us in our discussion thread during the show and tell us what you think about the winners, losers, presenters, and more! Check the Yak’s front page and our discussion thread as we update the categories as the awards are handed out! See you on the Red Carpet!

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Anyone for Rat?

[singlepic id=179 w=180 h=260 float=left]Yep, you heard me right.  Two men from the British version of the show “I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here” are being charged with animal cruelty after they decided to kill and cook a rat during filming.  Chef Gino D’Acampo and actor Stuart Manning were charged after animal welfare…

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The Lambert Saga Continues ….

[singlepic id=55 w=280 h=120 float=left]Well, Mr. Lambert, American Idol’s latest runner-up, is getting exactly what he wanted. People talking about him. ABC announced today that they canceled his appearances on both the Jimmy Kimmel Show, as well as his appearance on Dick Clark’s Rocking New Year’s Eve Special.  All this on the heels of his provocative performance at…

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Grady Sizemore Racy Photos emerged

Photos appeared yesterday of Cleveland Indian’s Center Fielder, Grady Sizemore, who is entrancingly hot.  He has his fan club of ladies, whom no doubt will be absolutely fawning over his body.  He claims that they were for an ex-girlfriend, but they were stolen from his e-mail.  Sucks to be a celebrity when you can’t even…

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