If you are anything like myself you haven’t actually tuned in for a full season of ‘American Idol’ since Fantasia won her freedom papers. With show producers doing their best to bring in as many viewers as possible without pissing off folks who live in Bible Belt states, the show featured divas from all walks of life for the Season 12 finale.
Aretha Franklin took the crown for Most Stunts Pulled By A Seasoned Queen for Skyping her performance in from a studio in New York. Outfitted in one of Loretta Devine’s signature muumuus, ReRe The Body performed a medley of her hits while contestants awkwardly sang under her teleprompter. Kanye girl, take notes. This is how a true bad bitch gets by in life.
Mariah Carey has been skipping out on late night Fruity Pebbles feasting (see the “Cry Baby” music video) to get her body right — but too bad she was a few butterflies short of a fertile garden. With her best pre-recorded tracks and hand motions on deck, the ‘Idol’ judge fell victim to bad editing, leaving her looking lost and confused. Where is Mona Scott Young when you need her?
Jennifer Hudson always finds her way to tip somebody’s stage, doesn’t she? Finally wearing a decent wig and leaving her knocked-knees back at the house, her performance with ‘Idol’ winner Candace Glover looked like a live edition of her before and after commercials for Weight Watchers. No shade, just stating the facts. I personally would have preferred Fantasia barefoot and sweaty but this was a close third.
Closing out the night was Jennifer Lopez performing her new single which features the Latino Explosion version of Future — Pitbull. Don’t be fooled by the rocks that she gots, she still pussy pops like the girls on the block! She might have be a little stiff but that didn’t stop her from serving body. I’m still not going to put down this two piece and a biscuit but I will drink water instead of Tampico tonight. It’s the little things that count.
Click here to check out all of the performances. Which was your favorite of the night?
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