My Nouvelle Star Julien is still en route to international stardom. Since Sanjaya, Haley, and Antonella have been booted by America I'm turning my Idol obsession to France. Nouvelle Star, the "French Idol" never ceases to amuse me. I love their massive sound stage, giant screens scrolling performer photos, and above all it's kitsch. People are starting to take American Idol too seriously, the French have the right idea, keep it light and hip.
Julien's brilliant rendition of Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel" is near perfection. His rendition of "Like a Virgin" by Madonna was earth-shattering. It was equal to Sanjaya's version of No Doubt's "Bathwater". Enjoy Julien, I'm sure we'll see him in America real soon.
Yours Truly, Tim