Wednesday, February 20, 2008

What is a huckleberry friend? Do we know?

It's something Johnny Mercer just made up. Like zip-a-dee-do-dah. Like moon face, starry eyes. Like Strip Polka.

O! I fear for Jason from Grand Prairie who chose to sing Moon River but halfway into it became Pat Boone. If nothing else, American Idol has certainly taught us that good-looking people should never sing and smile directly into the camera because apparently only cruise ship performers do that. But gosh Jason is cute. Maybe contemporary Christian market segment cute but still cute.

Jason from Rowlett, whom I did not want to like but of course now love, and the 17-year-old who's completely inarticulate outside of song—they won the night.

C'mon though: Moon River. The only time we've ever heard Audrey Hepburn's own singing voice on film. A guy ought to get a break just for making us remember that.

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