Wednesday, April 1, 2009

American Idol - Top 9 (Part 1)

This week's American Idol had 2 great performances and then a whole lot of disappointment. It was Top Downloads Week and that meant that if a song has ever been downloaded, they could sing it tonight. Just looking at my downloads, I was looking forward to some kickin' tunes. Oh well, looks like Idol was not sexy enough for Right Said Fred tonight and it will be just another day without Jon Secada. I'm on today. You are in for a treat, readers.

Anoop Desai - "Caught Up" - It was weird. He slowed it down so much. Urshur would not be happy with this. Plus he had that chain that I'm thinking was holding his left arm on. Again, weird. Anoop should be fine.

Megan Joy - "Turn Your Light Down Low" - That was awful. Spiggles needs to go. It sounded like she was trying to do Charles Nelson Reilly. I couldn't wait for it to be over. I've already listened to the Lauryn Hill version six times this morning to try to get rid of it. Not working.

Danny Gokey - "What Hurts The Most" - Danny Gokey's grandfather died since the last show. It is both fortunate (haters are tired of his grieving) and unfortunate (the guy can't grieve) that it did not come up. Anyway, it was really good. I'm glad he did this because he's had a couple of rough weeks. This was one of those two great ones I talked about earlier.

Allison Iraheta - "Don't Speak" - I like her but I didn't love it. Still she's better than most. The judges were really focused on her clothes. I guess they didn't love it either but want her to stay in the competition so they picked on the outfit. Allison should stop listening to the stylist. Doesn't she remember how awful they made Carly Smithson look last year? Also of note: Paula called her guitar an axe. That sounded about as natural as a bear and a hamster getting it on. Don't be cool, Paula.

Scott MacIntyre - "Just The Way You Are" - Oh man, does he try to out-boring himself each week? "This week, I'm going to drone a single low note and next week, I'll sit in the middle of the stage with my back to the audience for three minutes doing nothing." Son of a... The judges thought it was his best performance so he's safe. Grrrreeeeeaaaaat.

Matt Giraud - "You Found Me" - This might be the newest song ever done on Idol. At the start of it, it seemed like we were headed back to Coldplay territory but he got it back. The judges did not like it and thought it sounded too much like The Fray. He may have taken a step back this week after some great weeks. At least, he can curl up with his giant face mole for comfort.

Lil Rounds - "I Surrender" - Celine Dion? Really? Why Lil? Moving her way through Destiny's Child looks, this week she had a Kelly Rowland thing going on. Well, Kelly Rowland if she was going to the prom. It started off a little crummy but then she belted notes and it was good. She should be fine but, like Simon said, she seems to be fading in terms of confidence and just flailing on the stage. (Not physically flailing like she's miming falling off a building but metaphorically flailing.)

Adam Lambert - "Play That Funky Music" - This is asking for trouble. I am not going to like this. It's the worst. The judges loved it. I don't get him. Does anyone else notice that he screams and looks ridiculous? It's all an act. A terrible, rapist-looking act. He makes me uncomfortable.

Kris Allen - "Ain't No Sunshine" - Brilliant. That was so good, I am going to spell his name right from now on. He's earned that. He's my new favorite. Hands down. Is it too early to Kris-en him the champion? (Oh God, that was so well done. I told you I was on.)

Bottom Three: I think Megan, Matt, and Lil are in the bottom three. I want Scott in there but I think he's going to get a huge boost from the judges' comments. Lil will be ruined mentally if she is in the bottom three but I have a bad feeling that's where we're headed. Matt was not great this week so I don't see how he avoids last week's fate. And Megan was downright terrible.

Going Home: Megan Joy


jim said...

Well Tor Megan should go but a lot of young dudes are following her so it might be Matt or even Anoop mes thinks.

Kevin Tor said...

I was going to put Anoop instead of Lil but I think Anoop is ok even though he should keep his mouth shut when the judges criticize him.

jim said...

A current Yahoo poll shows 59% of 17,000 + voters pick Megan to go and Anoop second with about 19%