Wednesday, March 26, 2008

American Idol - A Soon to be Grandma's Guide to the Top 10

Tonight the singers had to choose a song from the year they were born. This sounded like fun at first. But I have to say, as the night progressed, it got a teensy bit boring for me. Most of this group is starting to sound like they are stuck in a rut.

Ramiele - sang Alone. She has a really big voice and uses lots of emotion when she sings. She apparently wasn't feeling well - but I couldn't tell by her performance. She did a good job - but the song wasn't familiar to me and the whole thing was not memorable.

Jason C - sang Fragile. And it was. I love Jason and I wouldn't even mind him winning the whole thing. But he has got to try something more daring and less safe. I'm afraid if he doesn't venture out of his comfort zone - he will be venturing into a danger zone.

Seyesha sang If I Were Your Woman. She was very classy. Beautiful performance.

Chikizie sang If Only For One Night. This performance made me think of a night club. And I have never been to a night club so I'm not sure why it made me think of one. This guy has talent - but I think he is still trying to figure out what he does best.

Brooke White sang Every Breath You Take. She is just so sweet. She started out wrong on the piano and she quickly started over. That takes a tremendous amount of self-control to do. She impressed me. I think she shines.

Michael Johns sang We Are The Champions and he did a good job. I think he is a great singer and he may be just the one to stay under the radar and come out on top in the end.

Carly sang Turn Around. I thought she did okay. But like Amanda from before, she seems stuck in a rock-y sounding genre that just might come back to get her.

David A. sang Your'e The Voice. Simon said he sounded like a singer in a theme park production. I must admit, it did have a Disney sound to it. But this young man has such talent. Any my heart just melted with the video of him dancing with his little sister.

Kristy Lee picked God Bless the USA. I was totally surprised at the positive reaction from the judges. I was quite sure they would tear her song choice to pieces. But they loved it. I thought she did okay although she hit some flat notes along the way. She had a great ending. Simon thought it was good enough to pull her through another week.

David Cook sang Billie Jean. I have to say, that although I'm not a fan of his, he did a brilliant job. He changed the song so much it was nearly unrecognizable, yet it worked really well. He seems to be a natural. I think he had the best performance of the evening.

This week I predict the bottom three to be:
Jason C (although it pains me to say it)
Carly (I was shocked last week when she was in the bottom 3, but I won't be this week.)

I predict the one to leave will be:

And I should just say that so far I have not guessed it right a single time. I have been pretty much correct in the bottom three picks but I have always guessed Kristy would be the one to go. Oh, one more thing. I really hated Paula's gloves.

And as soon as BooMama gets her bloggy troubles cleared up you can go there and check out some other American Idol opinions.


gail@more than a song said...

Good observations! I like Brooke a lot and David A, although it wasn't his best. I haven't been much of a fan of David Cook but I think he could win and I think he might be the most marketable and a better stage performer. Michael Johns finally sang well! I think your bottom 3 are ones I might say too, although I think Chikieze could be in there or Syesha, from poking around online and seeing some other things a/b it. It's been so crazy with how things go I don't even know if Brooke is safe!

Dawn said...

Not only the gloves - but that crazy, mixed up top! I couldn't figure out what in the world it was supposed to look like.

I have to agree with you on most everything. Especially the reaction to Kristy - like you, I was sure they'd do something totally unpatriotic or anti-Christian when they made their comments. I was very pleasantly surprised.

Bev said...

I'm laughing at you here, with your guessing, then saying in spite of that you havent been right yet. I did actually guess Chakizie this week, but I also thought Carly would be in the bottom. I dont need anything else on TV with this fun show!

Lysa TerKeurst said...

Can't wait to meet you at She Speaks soon!

And my kids and I had a blast watching AI this season.

My kiddos wanted David A to win but I was a David Cook fan all along.