I don’t watch American Idol, but it doesn’t mean I am not aware of what goes on over there. First of all my friend Kara DioGuardi is one of the judges and Mike and Conroy swear by the show, so I am usually pretty up to date. Last night at dinner we talked about the newest contestant, Joanna Pacitti, and the controversy that is surrounding her this season. Joanna was recently dropped by her record label (just being signed to anything put her light years ahead of the sad losers that pass for singers on that show) and she also got dropped 10 years ago by a bunch of Broadway producers!

That reminded me that Chris and I did a bit about Joanna on our old public access show.

Enjoy this clip (click on the picture) which took over 10 years to sort-of be relevant again.

firedannie Gripe does Joanna Pacitti jokes in 1998

Chris and Gary and the New York Post article

After watching that again after 11 years I really think Claudia was ahead of her time. Too bad American Idol wasn’t around in 1998 because the performance below (click the picture to watch) would get a ‘yes’ all around. I’d even ask Kara myself to make it happen.

firedannie2 Gripe does Joanna Pacitti jokes in 1998

Claudia wants the Annie gig!

Now, if I can convince Chris to move from Florida to Los Angeles we can revive this show and continue to taunt Joanna Pacitti.

One Response to “Gripe does Joanna Pacitti jokes in 1998”

  1. Joe Mafandone says:

    Damn, that Annie is friggin’ hot!

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