Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Idol Chatter

Now, with a promise of no more Kal Penn jokes, here is your final eight:
  • Danny Gokey, singing Mickey Gilley's "Stand By Me": It's the light disco version! Definitely more Robin than "Batman". But everyone can agree on this version, even Joe Clark! He's solid, keeps putting up solid performances. Maybe he'll have to get spectacular to beat (shudder) Adam Lambert, but that time hasn't come yet.
  • Kris Allen, singing Don Henley's "All She Wants to Do Is Dance": After telling us about his love for a sixteen-year-old Jodie Foster, he decided to channel Nick Jonas in his performance. It's hard to get excited when the people around him didn't look that into the performance as they slowly clapped just off-beat. Kind of boring, but again, good enough for what he does.
  • Lil Rounds, singing Tina Turner's "What's Love Got to Do with It": Ugh. I'm turning on her big time. Horrible. You make a gutsy choice like this and then sleepwalk through it while screwing up the phrasing? This is the third awful week in a row. She needs to go.
  • Anoop Desai, singing Cyndi Lauper's "True Colors": An interesting song choice, but nice job to get away from the Usher crap he tried to pull last week. It was a little weird that he was able to drop twenty on Michigan State in the middle of the performance. Ain't nobody from Chapel Hill losing anything this week.
  • Scott MacIntyre, singing "The Search Is Over" by Survivor: He stinks. I mean, this was painfully bad. He had more pitch problems than the Nationals. He was more off-key than [joke deleted for taste's sake]. When did he become the cocky jackass who talks back to the judges? The road's over for this monster of schlock.
  • Allison Iraheta, singing Bonnie Raitt's "I Can't Make You Love Me": She has a really good voice. I'm sure I've said that before. She would do well with a Heart ballad, not that Heart was still around when she was born. She'll be in this for a while still.
  • Matt Giraud, singing Stevie Wonder's "Part-Time Lover": With the hat and all, could he just skip wardrobe and wear a sign that says, "You should pretend I'm Justin Timberlake!" Well, here's a big old revelation for you... I actually have Timberlake's FutureSex/LoveSounds on my iPod and this kid doesn't sound like him too much. They all thought it was brilliant. I thought there were pitch problems. Either way, he's probably not going home tonight and he's almost definitely not going to win this.
  • Adam Lambert sang "Mad World" by Tears for Fears, but the show ran over and my DVR didn't tape it. I'm going to assume I thought he screeched too much and I was confused at how much the judges liked him.

Scott has to be finally going home, right?

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