Last night on American Idol Crystal Bowersox wowed us yet again by taking on Gladys Knight & the Pips’ “Midnight Train to Georgia,” stepping out from behind the acoustic guitar to behind a piano and then stepping out from behind said piano. Despite what Simon said, it was lovely to see another side of her, because no matter the instrument or the shoes or the hair it was still quintessential Bowersox.
But, as my sister remind me, many of us (or just my sister and I) best know this classic tune as performed by Kirk Cameron and Tracey Gold on Growing Pains. Could it be that Bowersox grew up addicted to the show just like us? Will she put her own spin on “Show Me That Smile” during “Classic TV Themes Week? One can only hope and pray (although it seems that Chris Daughtry has beat her to it).
The Seaver version (starts about 30 seconds in):
Definitely yes, no, no, maybe. 2ish out of 4 ain’t bad.
Just to tie a bow on yesterday’s John Stamos-Beach Boys-DWTS post, here’s last night’s surf rock medley, with Stamos performing not one, not two, but three instruments, and looking, in the words of my mother, adorable: [via Gawker.TV]
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Could this be a storyline for that long-awaited Full House reunion? Uncle Jesse goes on tour with his teen heartthrob twin sons Nicky and Alex? But the show is cut short when niece Stephanie goes into labor? How rude! Younger sister Michelle shows up at the hospital just in time, barreling into the waiting room exclaiming “I’m coming, I’m coming, I’m coming. I’m here!”? You got it, dude!
Also Gawker.TV did what I couldn’t do and found the classic clip of the Tanner clan joining The Beach Boys on stage for “Barbara Ann.” I hang my blog in shame.
And so ends the Full House portion of our week. Or does it?