Wednesday, April 30, 2008

American Idol - A Soon to be Grandma's Guide to the Top 5

Oh dear. Where are my priorities? I totally forgot to blog about American Idol last night! Thanks Becky for the reminder! My life has just been a little left of crazy right now - at least that's what I'll blame it on.

Okay, let's see. It was Neil Diamond night. I love me some Neil Diamond. My husband and I went to one of his concerts once. After I got acclimated to the height and stopped my nose from bleeding(we were in the very top row of the arena),I loved it! He is quite a performer. I wonder if these kids know how great it is they are getting the opportunities they are getting to work with such talented people. My kids asked us "Who's Neil Diamond?"
I know.
It's just so sad.

This week the performers sang two songs each. It seemed to have a very hectic pace. I can't remember what order they sang in so I'll just work down my list.

David A. sang Coming to America and Sweet Caroline. I thought he did okay. Not great really. I was surprised at the raves he got from the judges on his last song - Coming to America. I thought it was kind of simple.

David C. sang two songs I've never heard before and I don't remember the names right now - sorry. He sounded good - probably the best of the evening. I truly think he is going to win this contest. I won't be buying his CD's - he's just not my style - but he is talented.

Jason sang Forever in Blue Jeans and September Morn. Two really great songs. But he didn't do anything special or memorable with them. I think he will definitely be in the bottom three.

Sayesha - My goodness this girl has really exploded the last couple of weeks. I thought she was phenomenal. She sang Hello Again and Thank the Lord for the Nightime. She knocked both of them out of the park. Good job Sayesha - and I loved the hair. I've also noticed that she sings the best when she is barefoot. Interesting.

Brooke sang I Am I Said and I'm a Believer - two popular Neil Diamond songs. I thought she did much better on the second one I Am I Said. I love her at the piano. The first song - not so much.

Okay, that makes five. Five performers. Three judges. One of the judges is incredibly ditsy. Can you guess which one? Here's a hint - her name starts with a P and ends with an aula. She embarrassed herself totally last night by critiquing a performance that hadn't even happened yet. Oh dear.

Bottom three - Jason, Brooke, Sayesha (not because she should be. If it were people that should be I think Paula should be there!).

Going home - Jason.

See what others are saying over at Boomama's.


Becky said...

Well there you go. Paula in the bottom three! That's the ticket.

Kelli said...

Paula in the bottom three...LOL! I'm waiting for Jason to go home at this point.

gail@more than a song said...

Paula should be in the bottom, good idea! Poor thing, she was very confused or something!
I was sorta hoping Jason would go but Brooke's time had probably come too.

Dawn said...

YOu could have knocked me over with a feather when Jason was the first one to be safe. He should have preceded Brooke in going home - though I like him, he's not that good. He must have a tremendous fan base of young girls who have unlimited phone access. I hope they don't carry him through to the end! Poor Brooke - she's so emotional! I shed a couple of tears for her.

Mamacita said...

Cute idea for Paula. :) I agree about Syesha. She really has come into her own...

Barb said...

I completely agree with everything you've said. I think it'll come down to the Davids and hope, hope David Cook wins. I felt so bad for Brooke though. She's such a nice girl, I hated seeing her so upset.