Taylor Hicks makes me cry too.

If you’re at all interested in American Idol, (and I won’t judge you if you are because PittGirl watches it religiously), including the fact that the top ten tour stopped here in the Burgh last week, then click yourself over to this YouTube video. Apparently some totally obsessed Burgher hung out near the Civic Arena, er … Mellon Arena, as the idols arrived, signed autographs, and then left.

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Of note, you’ll get to see:

Taylor Hicks making some Burgh girl cry all snotty and stuff, and he tells her not to cry or she’ll make him cry. Right. When weird old men make you cry like that, it might be time to evaluate your life a little bit.

Elliot “Still Fug” Yamin just wandering around looking like his puppy ran away and took his kitten too.

Ace Young being his gay self … his HOT gay self.

And speaking of American Idol, check out this letter to the entertainment editor at the PG:

Goofy? No, great!
I knew John Artale’s review of the American Idols’ concert (July 28) was written by a man as soon as I read “goofy dancing.” It’s only because he’s a man that he could see Taylor Hicks’ dancing as “goofy.” Trust me. Women see it entirely different. It is a pleasure to watch! You just have to be a woman to understand, John. Thanks, though, for the review.

Trish O’Brien

Trish? Last time I checked, I was a woman, and the last time I saw Taylor Hicks “dance” I pretty much thought he looked like a fish thrown on the dock and injected with some crack. If I had been writing the review, as a woman, I would have quoted an extremely old teeny-bopper movie I used to watch called “Sing“:

“That’s not dancing … that’s organized pain.”

Hot dancing? That would be Dmitry on “So You Think You Can Dance!” Hello!

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Yum. For real.

And having written that, I’m thinking that when a shirtless Russian ballroom dancer makes me drool like this, it might be time to evaluate my life.


  1. Julie_Gong
    August 3, 2006 1:22 pm

    I really can’t believe I just watched that whole clip. That was painful. Crying over Taylor Hick. Lets get serious. He could’ve been some of those girls Dad. Kids…

  2. Awesome Comet
    August 3, 2006 4:30 pm

    Insofaras hot reality show dancing goes, i think the 19 year old las vegas contortionist, whose name I don’t feel like googling right now, on America’s Got Talent last night takes the cake.

    Insofaras crying goes, I think the forumula is fame + close to me = tears. Butterstick probably would have produced the same reaction.

  3. CivicMinded
    August 3, 2006 7:28 pm

    You certainly don’t have to correct yourself for calling the arena by its true name, PittGirl.

  4. pittgirl
    August 4, 2006 8:40 am

    I’ve been close to famous people and have never once even had a lump in my throat. However, likely, when David Conrad finally asks me to be his BFF, I’ll probably lose my shit and start snotting up and bawling and stuff.

  5. Heidi
    August 6, 2006 12:08 pm

    “Maura” needs to get a grip! I can’t believe the way she was blubbering all over those people. I think Chris asked for her name so he would remember her if she began stalking him. I love American Idol as much as the next guy, but that was creepy.