A sad but unabashed confession: I've actually been getting into Canadian Idol for the first time since Newfoundland's Jenny Gear stole my heart away during the show's first season, lo those many summers ago. (Don't snicker -- Amelia Curran played on her album. Cred=yes?)
In any event, my delight with this year's competition is almost entirely the result of the fact that I'm platonically smitten with the only Nova Scotian contestant left in the running: Port Hood's Mitch MacDonald (largely because he vaguely reminds me of a chum from my university days.)
Happily, this week's David Bowie-themed Idol had a couple of awesome presents to bestow on both lovers of MacDonald and lovers of the absurd:
1. MacDonald's still in the running to become the next Ryan Malcolm(woot?), and2. In honour of the Bowie theme, he sang "Moonage Daydream," quite possibly the weirdest song that Bowie ever wrote. Behold the lyrics to the song's first verse alone: "I'm an alligator/I'm a mama-papa coming for you/I'm the space invader, I'll be a rock-n-rollin' bitch for you/Keep your mouth shut: you're squawking like a pink monkey bird/And I'm busting up my brains for the words."
Yes, those really are the words. (It was a good week to be a closet-reality-show enthusiast.)