My most embarrassing secret crush

by DaniGirl on March 25, 2008 · 10 comments

in It IS all about me

About a million years ago – actually, it was 2004, which only seems like a million years ago – I developed a wicked crush on Canadian Idol contestant Jacob Hoggard. A crush that has endured, I might add, to this day. I don’t know which is more embarrassing: admitting to following any incarnation of Canadian/American Idol with any sort of regularity (let alone having a crush on a finalist), or admitting to a crush on someone young enough to be my (ick!) son. Could I be more of a geek?

In the intervening years, I’ve fallen out of my Idol habit. I’ve watched fewer and fewer episodes of each season, but Taylor Hicks is just no Jacob Hoggard, yanno? The most satisfying celebrity crushes of late have come from watching Ozzy scaling palm trees and listening to Desmond’s delicious Scottish accent. (I’m obviously a sucker for a Scottish accent, because Ewan McGregor, especially in Moulin Rouge, can fry my bacon any day.)

And then, a couple of weeks ago, I just happened to flip on American Idol for something to watch while I was nursing Lucas and I tuned in just in time to see David Cook’s kick-ass rendition of that old cheeseball standard from the 80s, Lionel Ritchie’s Hello. And I was just intrigued enough to tune in the next week to see if it was a one-off or if he really was that cool, and was again blown away by his cover of Eleanor Rigby.

He’s delicious. Think he needs a sugar mama?


{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Sharon March 25, 2008 at 1:52 pm

I agree. He is AWESOME! I would totally love to be his ahem Mentor…well if I could sing.

I thought you were going to say you had a secert crush on me… Now I’m heartbroken.
šŸ˜‰

2 Holly March 25, 2008 at 2:06 pm

good. it’s not just me… šŸ˜‰

3 ali March 25, 2008 at 3:36 pm

i think he needs some hair plugs.

4 nancy March 25, 2008 at 10:43 pm

Not a fan of him in a ‘crush’ way, but his voice gives me shivers….I thought tonight’s version of Billy Jean was fantabulous!!

5 Ingrid March 25, 2008 at 11:06 pm

he’s a great singer, but isn’t his hair just a little weird? or am I just an old fogey?

6 Chris March 25, 2008 at 11:23 pm

I was a late comer to David Cook, but after tonight’s rendition of Billie Jean, I am on board big time. I think he might just have the chops to win this thing. Young Arch, this night, didn’t bring it nearly like David Cook did.

7 canadacole March 26, 2008 at 7:44 am

i didn’t like him at first, but he definitely had me at “hello”. last night was awesome. he’s winning me over.

in addition, did you see jason castro’s baby pictures last night? i just want to adopt him. he’s not good enough to win AI but he’s so adorable.

8 Mac and Cheese March 26, 2008 at 7:59 am

He does add a lot of “cool” to the show, if I’m even allowed to use the word “cool” in conjunction with anything Idol.

9 Chris March 26, 2008 at 1:04 pm

oh holy macaroni, david c. was on FIRE last night. The audience was, too!!! i think a few more performances like that and we might have ourselves a WINNER.

10 nomotherearth March 28, 2008 at 2:12 am

David Cook is my favourite. When he auditioned he totally had Flock of Seagulls hair.

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: