dispatches from the pop scene...minus the corn syrup.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

I'm Over It, Katharine McPhee

Oh, Katharine McPhee. Remember when you were floundering around with that JoJo/"Too Little, Too Late" knockoff, "Over It," two years ago?

Sure, it's probably gotta suck looking back and realizing that you were the runner-up to Taylor Hicks and a product of the least successful American Idol season to date. (Then again, that Fantasia/Diana DeGarmo season was pretty dismal, too.) And, yes, you were dropped from your label after your album tanked and "Over It" undeservedly flopped at #29 on the chart.

But did you have to go and whore your wares in The House Bunny last year? And this new single "Had It All" (out today on iTunes)...isn't turning to country after-the-fact now usually viewed as the last ditch attempt of pop's fallen hookers? (See: Jessica Simpson, Donna Summer, Olivia Newton-John, etc.)

The press release states the following:
"Katharine traveled between Los Angeles, Nashville and Boston to write and record [upcoming second album] Unbroken, which was produced by John Alagia (John Mayer, Jason Mraz)."
Why didn't they just write:
"Katharine scaled mountains, swam through fjords and build a hut made out of Popsicle sticks and tin foil in order to bore you so much that you'll jam scissors into your eyes."
Oh, who am I kidding. I've been playing "Had It All" all morning. Call the doctor—I've got McPheever!

* Musical Styles Katharine McPhee Should Have Tried...



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