American Idol Recap: Oklahoma City Is Burning

The audition weirdness concludes tonight, my friends, and not a moment too soon. We’re in Oklahoma City, and it’s a windy day, which seems unimportant because we’re in a climate-controlled environment, but I guess we have to do something. It does provide a genuinely nearly humorous moment in which an Oklahoman gentleman goes running after a lady’s cowboy hat that has blown off, manages to retrieve it, then tumbles down himself, sending his own Stetson off into the wind. It would be entertaining, but they bludgeon the joy out by cutting it up with shots of the auditioners singing "Oklahoma." I sigh so heavily that I blow myself across the room. Read More...


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