All I can say is that everyone looks so fresh this week! Did they have some kind of team building day at the spa or something? Ryan is freshly fake-baked and has the fauxhawk perfectly quaffed. Randy has a nice even airbrushed coat of brown on, and even Simon is looking dapper in his non-v-necked knit shirt.
I really like Amanda. I just like the way she doesn’t really care about this whole American Idol thing. I finally found out why tonight, too with her comment that she was going to sing to her fans, “…even if I have to sell out a local bar in Lafyette…” Everyone thinks that American Idol is some rocket ship to the top of the charts, but this girl understands that there is so much more to the music business that superstar-dom, and that any kind of lasting greatness only comes after you have sang a lot of bars and lounges.
You are so freaking lucky to be here this week, and I think you know it. The biggest problem I have is that she doesn’t really engage with the song when she sings it. She’s like in La la land with every note. I thought it was a good song choice, but it won’t keep her safe for another week.
I absolutely loved the “musical wallpaper” comment. Does Simon read this blog? That sounds like something I would say…
I’m really a little nervous about her ‘blowing him out of his socks’… I think what she meant was she was going to blow his socks off… you know, as in “knock your socks off…”
Note to self… keep the off the cuff remakrs to a minimum when on national TV. You never know when Freud will pop out.
Wow… another awesome performance by our resident Jabba the Hut Tongue Meister! He really connects with every song he sings. I think what I like about David is that he still isn’t comfortable with being adored… he’s still like ‘awww shucks.’
SIDENOTE: Holy crap… is American Idol going to turn into a freaking awkward iPhone commercial? Yup. Looks like it… And the coke cheers? Gimme a break. How much more mileage do these sponsors want out of this show? News flash: no one in America wants to feel like we are being sold. Cut the crap.
I think he made a good song choice for him and his voice. I don’t really care about in-ear monitors or whatever the judges were saying. Simon did go a little too far saying it was a complete mess. However, I still don’t think he’s that strong of an artist… and I still don’t know why my Lovely Sister ever liked him… Mitch says he enjoyed the backup singer’s solo.
“Here Comes the Sun” was a good song choice for her voice. I will say (once again) that I love the unique sound to her voice. However, I don’t think she actually needed to dress up like the sun to get her point across… woof on the yellow dress. Also her ‘having fun’ moments in the song are just a little forced. She’s just so awkward. So adding to her ‘thank you thank you’ annoyances is now the “It’s OK… It’s OK” like she was actually trying to convince herself that it was OK to get a less than glowing review by the judges. You know, you can actually disagree with Simon, Brooke. In fact your whole “it’s OK” bit made me a little sick… (spoken in a george mcfly voice) “it’s OK.. no, really. I probably shouldn’t have even tried out. NO really, I really stink, it’s all right.” Man, woman. Stick up for yourself a bit.
Every week David is making me more and more of a believer. A few weeks ago when someone said he could be the next Daughtry, I kind of scoffed… but this week, I’m seeing it more. He just needs to keep playing it cool. Don’t get all David H on us and think you’re all that.
Oh and criticism #2 is: What is this? Some kind of one man band A.D.D. I’m good at everything convention? He wants to sing, play the guitar, and then play the weird voice box thing. Dude… it’s American Idol, not America’s Got Talent! (I’d take Cowell over Hasselhoff any day of the week)
Blackbird is perhaps one of the best Beatles songs of all time, and she totally made it awesome, especially the 2nd half of the song. I have to say, I have never really liked her, but I feel a little obligated from the last couple weeks to start becoming more of a fan.
Please, please, please wear sleeves . Your tat is nasty. I’m just saying.
SIDENOTE: OHHH RYAN… what is up with the bad French? Yeah, you’re wishing the show wasn’t live now… boy do you feel stupid after that! It is nice to know you are human and have stupid moments, but why are you having stupid moments every episode?
This is a perfect song for him. It has that easy going, smitten feel that he does so well. I thought it was good, better than the judges gave him credit for. Simon is absolutely right, though, that his personality is selling his songs more than his voice is. For now, it’s not going to be good enough to get him into the top 5.
I was hoping her scare last week would inspire her a bit more. I thought it was a good song, but she really needs songs with more money notes to pay the bills. I think she hasn’t been making enough deposits, and is taking too many withdrawls. I feel like I’m in a Syesha recession… she really hasn’t come to fruition like I hoped she would. Please don’t force me into a JPMorgan/Bear-Stearns… PLEASE!
I thought the beginning of this song was awesome… so I started looking at my computer to write a few thoughts, and then I thought suddenly we had cut away to some other show, cause this awkward country thing started happening. What did he do? Go down to the hoedown on the farm? I didn’t get that total change of style halfway through. The country thing really rubbed me the wrong way, but it was SO much better than Kristy’s attempt.
BOOOOWWWWWWWWOWWWWOWOWWWW… awful, terrible, horrible. Worst of the night. Pitch was off, and what was up with the harmonica interludes? What’s her excuse for such a rotten performance? Did her cat die or something? Or was she just so bent out of shape from Danny and David H being voted off?
Top Performance: Carly
Who should go: Ramiele
Who will go: Kristy
Top Performance: David A
Who should go: Ramiele
Who will go: Kristy Lee (makeup for last week)