Friday Five: American Idols

As posted by yours truly at RevGalBlogPals:

Yes, it’s true. I’ve been watching Season Six of American Idol with my daughter, our first time dipping into this particular well of pop culture. In the spirit of believing you can do anything, as the auditioners so clearly do, please fill in the following five blanks.

1) If I could sing like anyone, it would be Mary Travers of Peter, Paul and Mary.
When I was a little girl, my daddy bought two of their albums, which I listened to over and over for years. I remember reading something on the liner notes that compared her voice to a cello. I’ve always loved their harmonies, and it would be fun to sing like her. A close second would be Jearlyn Steele, who sings on a favorite radio show (see more below).

2) I would love to sing the song _________________.

3) It would be really cool to sing at ____________.

4) If I could sing a dream duet it would be with ___________.

5) If I could sing on a TV or radio show, it would be __________________.

These are all connected. I would love to sing with Garrison Keillor on A Prairie Home Companion, at the Fitzgerald Theatre. There are many, many songs I have enjoyed hearing him sing (especially "What’ll I Do" in a duet with Meryl Streep on the most recent 4th of July show), but my all-time favorite, in which he led the whole audience, had to be "Abide With Me." I have a soft spot for old-fashioned hymns.

You don’t have to be a RevGal to play the Friday Five; I hope you’ll join in!

23 thoughts on “Friday Five: American Idols”

  1. that would be “choice”
    What can I say?–its Friday and I have a sermon, two funerals and a “Teen Town” on my agenda for the next 48 hour. Sounds like a bad movie…
    Peace Out

  2. I once famously took all my daddy’s records out of their jackets, laid them out on the rug in our family room, then walked around on them in my little bare feet. They were so cool and smooth!

  3. Oh Songbird! I did mine before I looked at anyone’s comments too.
    I love PP&M! When I was 4, I scratched all of my sister’s albums by trying to put them on her record player, with which I wasn’t supposed to play … she used to sing me to sleep with PP&M and Beatles songs.
    And PHC –d’you suppose GK would invite all RGBP’s to be a choir on his show?

  4. excellent choices, and thanks for this great Friday 5- I’d go for hymns too- but have gone a little different- maybe my Britishness has shown through!

  5. Ah…Peter, Paul and Mary! How could I forget? I purposefully didn’t read anyone else’s postings before writing mine, for fear of influence, but I’m down with the Peter, Paul and Mary. And we both picked Prairie Home Companion! Great minds…we’ve connected over singing before, Songbird…

  6. I want to see PHC live before I die. If we could arrange a RGBP concert at the same show, it would be fantastic! Yes, please do send me the info again on how to link to the webring, songbird.

  7. This was a great Friday Five and love your responses, Songbird. I too grew up on Peter, Paul, and Mary. Favorite album as a kid had to have been Peter, Paul, and Mommy. I also didn’t read yours before picking PHC for my answer. I would love to be in a RGBP choir for the PHC show. That would be sweet. Ah… a new fantasy.

  8. I KNEW it! I knew you would be a PHC wannabe! Me too, but I figured half of RGBP would want to be too, so I chose another place to make my big debut!
    I think you would make a great Mary of the Peter Paul and Mary group.

  9. I adore PPM, grew up with them thanks to my mom. My DH thinks they are AWFUL and so I listen solo…nice quiet alone time. Great in the car. I know every word of every song on probly 6 albums!
    My parents and I saw them in concert when I was in college! They rocked!

  10. I love it when Garrison Keillor sings “Children Of the Heavenly Father” in a duet- I’m belting another “harmony” along with that radio!
    For me, that show is like returning home… where the women are strong, the men are good looking and the children are above average.

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