Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Live Blogging Idol: Top 8 Inspiration

It's charity week, y'all! That means, I do believe, delayed results this week. Yup, Ryan confirms it. Paula needs to put some clothes on!

We will be treated to songs of inspiration tonight. Should be interesting.

Michael Johns: Starts out good. What in the world is this ending? YIKES. Should have skipped that bit, and I'd have liked it better. Good song. Randy is not necessarily digging it. Paula compliments his looks. DEATH!! I agree that the whole blues thing is a bit of a better for direction for our lovely Michael.

This commerical with Kelly has been on for like a year now. Time to update!

Syesha Mercado: Instead of talking about Syesha, we talk about Rami! She's singing a previous Idol's song...not a good choice. Didn't Lakisha sing this on the same night last year? I think Syesha has a lovely voice but wants to be a "diva" when she doesn't necessarily have those skills. That's a bummer, because I like her voice. As per usual, they talk about how Fantasia is awesome and Syesha not so much. Note from Amy to Idols: Please refrain from singing songs that are closely associated with other Idols.

Jason Castro takes on Kat McPhee's signature song, with a twist!: Jason is a different sort and I actually love the simplicity of this version. This is one of my favorite songs, something about how it's so sad and hopeful at the same time. Nice job, Jason!

Kristy Lee Cook: She's singing a Martina song! Um, maybe I just don't like country music type voices. (confession: I don't like Carrie Underwood's voice) This is a pretty song, great words, but Kristy stills fall short to me. Randy says it was pitchy, I agree. I think she was just alright.


David Cook: "Innocent" I don't think I know this song. I don't think he's one hundred percent sure of why he chose this song...I think he just wants to sing it. Ok, you know I love David and while that was a good performance, I don't think it was a good choice for tonight. It was ok, but not necessarily all that exciting. Paula heaps some praise on him. Does the white jacket represent innoncence? Gosh he's cute, though.

Carly Smithson: singing a Queen song. I think she's dressed nicely tonight. I do not like this performance. I think Carly is in danger. She needs to have an awesome performance. Saying the song is not engaging is saying it well. She always comes across as a bit defeated to me.

David Archuleta: I expect him to pick a good song. "Angels" hmmm...I don't know this song. David's playing the piano. Once again, I'm underwhelmed. I guess it was ok. The crowd seems to like it. I agree with Simon...the vocal was a bit off.

Brooke White: I LOVE this song. I think this is a good song for her and for tonight. Let's see....Nice performance from Brooke. I agree, nothing to jump up and down about, but lovely.

Tomorrow night is charity night. Will you watch? Do you like that Idol highlights needs like this? Who was your favorite tonight? I must know!


Megan said...

Jason sounded great.

"I don't think he's one hundred percent sure of why he chose this song...I think he just wants to sing it." I agree totally. Officially hate the haircut, but love the beard. Love the jacket. Didn't see deep meaning in it.

Love the live blogging as always.

Amy said...

Lol, it's my reader/writer mind always looking for significance where there's not meant to be any!

Who do you think will go home?

Sally said...

My fav last night was Jason. That song version was SO HIM and the ukelele - a nice touch. Hard to know who bottom three will be - would still like to see Kristy leave - maybe also Carly. I don't know who else. Didn't like David Cook at all tonight (even though he's still one of my favorites). Don't know what that song was about.

Chaotic Hammer said...

Michael - I actually thought this was pretty decent, my wife didn't care for it. But yeah, the blues do suit him better.

Syesha - She has now officially become my Ramiel. Yes, she has a fairly strong voice, and can mostly hit the right notes. But I'm just sick of the diva-wannabe, week after week. I have yet to feel any connection between vocalist and song with her. She's just someone with a strong voice, singing a song to show off. Not good.

Jason - Gotta admit I loved this. He knows his style, doesn't try to be something he's not, just flows with it. Easy and carefree, but seems to make a connection with song and audience.

Kristy - She is what she is. Country. I'm not a country fan, but I still think she's fairly decent at this genre. One of her better performances, really.

David C. - I didn't get this at all. Awkward song choice, seemed a little drowned out by background vocals at times. He strayed a little too far from his main strengths with this one.

Carly - Yikes. Simon's right, she almost seemed scary or menacing with this one. She does have a strong voice, but seems to be at a loss with what to do with it lately.

David A. - Still has a strong voice, but was a little off on this one. We wondered if playing piano and singing was a slight distraction for him.

Brooke - Not fantastic, but still very good. She's consistent, you know what you're getting with her. I'm a fan.

Overall, not really a spectacular night. It probably doesn't help that they all had to do so much other stuff, and prep for all the Idol Gives Back performances.

Yes, we watched Idol Gives Back but did a lot of fast-forwarding. It was very long. I think it's great that they do that, you can never have too much help for the poor and hurting people of the world.

Personally (and this is just me, I don't mean to impose this on anyone else) I prefer to continue giving through Compassion International, because while I think it's great to relieve suffering and show focus on the needs of real people, I prefer the holistic approach that heals the spiritual needs as well as the physical. But having said that, I will never criticize human kindness and compassion in any form, and consider everyone to be on the same team when it comes to relieving suffering in the world.

Amy said...

I agree, C-Ham. A lot of my giving is to Compassion, but someone mentioned in comments on their blog that with Compassion Sunday being this week, Idol Gives Back might actually help make it more of a success.

I think Carly or Syesha might go tonight. I really hope it's not David C.

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