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My office thought long and hard and figured that putting a stop to the flow of creative juices among its staff was the best way to increase their bank balance. And how did they go about doing that? Looks like the boss had a word with some guy from the IT department (the most incompetent I must add) and decided to block our blogger and facebook accounts. It is called webscensing!!! So every time I try to access my blog, I get a rude feedback telling me that it is filtered or nonsense along those lines. It has been a frustrating time no end.

Therefore since I could not blog, I had to find other means of entertainment outside free Internet at work. Now, I am a sucker for reality shows, if for nothing else, just to scoff at the lack of reality in the show. Yes, am the girl that sits through project fame, project runway, idols, big brother, the apprentice, top chef and my all time favorite, beauty and the geek and wonder how someone can keep a smile pasted on their faces for that long without cracking around the lips, or musing at how really easy it is to manufacture tears.

Anyway, so this is how I know that Idols East Africa has started. And like everything else we try to steal from the west, we just never manage to pull it off. Take apprentice Africa for example. Anyone seen that show? Neither did I. It put me to sleep instantly. Now, Idols East Africa. To begin with, the judges are the stereotypical 2 male and one female American Idol judges. A fat (ish) easy going version of Randy, a pretty senseless Paula wannabe complete with the fake endearments, and then a corky rapper supposed to be Simon Cowell. But what these judges have in common is this; they cannot see talent if it slapped them in the face- which is what I hopped someone would do before auditions were through.

But it was the contestants that I loved best. This one girl (lost sheep)walks on to the stage clearly looking like she has no business being there. But, this is a show that gives everyone chances so no one was going to deny this poor gal her time in the limelight.

Phony judge1: so what do you have for us today?
Lost sheep: (mouth open) huh?
Phony judge3: (rather impatiently) wha’rrrr you gonna sing forrrrus?
Lost sheep: eeeeh. I want to sing “noah” by “shakeez”
Phony judges all together: which one?
Lost sheep: “noah” by “shakeez”

The judges, all nodding, but obviously not comprehending, urge her on. Lost sheep opens her mouth and belts out, “no one” by “Alicia keys”

19 loungers burdening me:

kissyfur said...

You lie! I swear Antipop I dont believe you. (((Rolls over Laughing)))

Sergio said...

U liE!!!!!! Noah by shakeez??? I have a new joke for my drunk friends, now to see them roll on the floor and throw up in disgust and laughter!!

DeTamble said...

*sniggers*

Lev said...

I want to see this. Lol

31337 said...

This conversation? On TV? I might just be tempted to tune in, now that i let my subscription lapse....

Cheri said...

Lol...this is STELLAR Antipop...

Reminds me of some YouTube vidoe of Idol in some country in Eastern Europe (Austria or some Baltic state) Where the chic came on to sing a song called KEN LEE that turned outto be CAN'T LIVE with out u, by Mariah Carey.

tres jolie said...

not a lie, I watched the show too!!! I disliked the lady judge with her "sorry babes" to guys, "oh you so cute" blah blah and the scar faced judge with a pretentious smirk should just stick to rapping......that dude doesnt know anything about normal music....i hate the show but what can I say, am glued. I like seeing people make fools of themselves, the judges and contentestants......sorry gal for the long comment.

antipop said...

@kisyfur and @sergio, i lie not!
@detamble, whatever sniggers means, i hope it is a good thing
@lev, no you dont!
@31337,if ludicrous convos are what you are into, idols is what you should tune into.
@cheri, ken lee??????
@tres jolie, thank you for gettin me out of his one. least now we know am nt manufacturing blog posts. plus feel free to leave an essay all you want...

The 27th Comrade said...

I never managed to stand them things, for one. :o(
TV ... it sucks for me.

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DeTamble said...

Snigger, kind of like quiet derogatory laughter. In this situation it's good, cause I'm laughing at how bad those tv shows are.

Mr.Back2Basics... said...

Off the hinges...
No other words.
even better than when Dee was at work and someone called her saying someone called "snooze" keeps calling him!
Hinges down!

Duksey said...

lol those judges are in their own world

val said...

lol...I have laughed!! for real???I want to watch Idols so badly..I keep hearing all about it..but "Shakeez"??...classic!!!

DeTamble said...

Yo Popsicle face! I freaking tagged you!! Get to!!

Afrobabe said...

Wow, did she sing it properly?

wonder how ppl can sing differently from the way they talk...

Tandra said...

imm havin a blast with idols.. like all that goodness!! LOL..

Anu boy said...

my lawd....

kai.... i almost did fall off my chair, but the chair strong... Noah by shakeez

anyways, how did the singing go.... or did it just sound like noah by shakeez....

this is mad funny

Our Kid said...

Noah... Noah... Noahhh

That is a version of misheard lyrics that should seriously be released.

Check all our Kenyan brothers and sisters in their glory moments on this link

http://ourkidbert.blogspot.com/2008/04/idols-east-africa.html

James Tubman said...

they wouldn't know talent huh lol

do you know talent

let me hear you sing

c'mon now belt out something

i can't hear you lol

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