Just eating lunch reminds me how much American Idol sucks
Earlier this afternoon, I decided to run up to Petite Robert Bistro for their $4.50 Soup du Jour, which, regardless of the jour, is always delicious. (Today it was Cream of leek and green bean.)
It seems on Sundays, Petite Robert now offers live jazz. So I took my seat downstairs near the jazz trio — a bass player, a keyboardist, and a female vocalist named Mary Davy. I am assuming this only because the name of the group is on the bistro’s website — the Mary Davy Trio. After doing a bit more research, I discovered they were students at nearby Berklee, which is quite common anywhere with live jazz in Boston. Sadly, however, I have been hard pressed to find anything else on this girl, hence, maybe its made up. During my freshman year in college, some guys I knew formed a band called The Ron Jeremy Experience, yet obviously, none of them were Ron Jeremy.
As I sat there gorging my face with delicious soup while reading The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest (I ordered the import, b/c I was not waiting until May for the U.S. release), I found myself transfixed by Mary Davy and her incredible voice. I was once again reminded how most people who go on American Idol are complete shit, and the most talented of individuals are probably performing just a few blocks down the street from any of us on any given day. Davy sang in both French and English and I don’t believe she is capable of hitting a bad note. She was certainly not bombastic (I hate that diva belting out big notes crap), her vocals were gorgeously smoky. She was somewhat petite, which a shock of curly blond hair framing her face.
I began thinking, what if this girl was on American Idol? How far would she get? Even while singing jazz standards, her voice was wholly modern, and you could easily picture her being championed for a “Adele or Amy Winehouse” vibe. She was just insanely good…which means she would never have any interest of going on Idol. Smart girl.
(In an effort to discover more, I went to the Berklee website, where I was reminded Jason Castro is playing down the street from me later on this week. Hmmm…should I go and check it out? There will be frauen there, right? And its in walking distance. Hmmm…..)
HOLD UP. I think Petite Robert misspelled it. Or someone did. Her name is Marie Davy. And since I found this database, I also decided to see if Season 9 Top 24 contestant Ashley Rodriguez was listed. And yes she was! With a featured track. Some shite called Runaway With Me. It reminds me of Jennifer Lopez. Like some Loubitins inanity. It’s TERRIBLE! TERRIBLE! She also lists her residence as Los Angeles, with the last login from December 2009.
I found a recent video of Marie Davy doing background vocals for a performance of Could You Be Loved with Mario Evon. Again. A bunch of talented singers trying to make it who will never go on American Idol. Another reason people should get out more…and not watch this shit show for anything else besides pure entertainment value.
But check out some of her solos…there are several on Marie Davy’s MySpace. And they’re well worth listening to, trust me. Much more so than anything you hear on American Idol.