American Idol – Disco Fever

Last night’s show was surprisingly well done.  It coul dhave easily been a train wreck, but turned out to be pretty entertaining.  Here is my run down.

Li’l Rounds was not very good.  I’ve decided that she is simply not as good as originally thought.  She is not a musician, she’s a singer.  And not even a great singer – just an okay one.  I hope she goes home tonight.  Callous?  Yes, yes I am.

Kris Allen is the exact opposite of Li’l.  He knows exactly who he is as a musician and is really good at it.  He voice is nowhere near as impressive as Danny or Adam, but as far as musicality, he’s excellent.  I thought he did great last night.

Danny Gokey is good, really good.  And, for once, I agree with Paula (for once I sort of understood her, sheesh), Danny’s got a really sexy voice.  I love the rasp.  My only problem is I still don’t know what kind of music he’ll sing.

Allison Iraheta can really, really sing.  I seriously cannot believe that girl is only 16 years old.  She was like a combination of Kelly Clarkson and Christina Aguilera.  She did great, I thought.  I still don’t want her to win though.

Adam Lambert is just a freak of nature.  And he looked awesome last night.  And that’s all I have to say about that.

On a side note, does anyone else think that Ryan is starting to look like an Oompa Loompa?  I think it’s time to lay off the tanning.

Matt Giraud did great.  He was funky and cool and his voice sounded great.  If he goes home before Li’l and Anoop, then I’ll be really, really mad.  I know, you’re all scared aren’t you.

Finally Anoop.  *sigh* I didn’t even watch it.  I heard the first two bars and decided I couldn’t take it.  He looked nice in his hot pink sweater and tie set, but he was almost too pretty.  Even looking at him made me cringe.

And there you have it.  My Wednesday run down.  Who should go? Anoop and Li’l so we can get to the real competition.

Now I’m off to make breakfast for my kids who have been up since before 6:00.  On a day when I have a ton of work to do.  *sigh*  They are just further supporting this theory.

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American Idol and other stuff

So I’m kind of enjoying talking about American Idol on Wednesdays.  It’s an easy topic idea that requires little thought – and I’m all over that which requires me to use minimal brain power.

So here it goes, and this is going to be brief because I’m tired today: I did not love Danny, especially the beginning.  I did like Kris and actually really enjoyed the big band feel to the song.  

I don’t understand the judges sometimes – make it your own, and then a contestent does and they yammer, you made it too much your own, blah, blah, blah. 

Li’l appears to have run her course on the show.  Scott is a doll but I think even he knows he’s on borrowed time.  Anoop did well last night but he still rubs me the wrong way so I didn’t love him.  Allison was good, but really?  What does a sixteen year old know about making someone love her?  That was a little weird.  Matt rocked it out.  He was crazy good.  And Adam, well I don’t know because the show went over and my DVR cut off.  It would appear from Simon’s reaction, though, that he did very well. 

In all, a pretty good show.  And I’m sorry my recounting of it is so dry.  I was up almost the entire night with Landon who is indeed sick.  Remember the awesome hugs and snuggles I told you about yetserday?  Yeah, it was a fever.  So I’m tired and feeling lazy today.  Don’t these kids know that mama needs her sleep?

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American Idol: Thoughts

I know you’re all dying to hear my thoughts on this season’s American Idol.  Well wait no more!  Here is exactly what I think.

Anoop: I’m sorry, but I have no mad love for Anoop.  He just kind of gets on my nerves and has from the beginning.  I think it’s unfortunate that he lasted longer than Alexis.  Last night was no exception.  I mean really – Usher?  I do feel for the guy because I think he’s trying just a little too hard, but honestly – nobody should try and do Usher unless they can back up the vocals with the entertainment.  Usher is an amazing performer – Anoop is not, therefore his performance came across as really bad karaoke. 

Megan: Oh how I want to like this girl.  She’s adorable, she’s got a great attitude and she has such a unique voice.  But she’s just not keeping up.  These last two weeks she’s sounded like an old lady in a seedy bar.  Megan needs to stick to coffee shop type song choices – Ingrid Michaelson, Adele, even Sara Bareilles.  And, for once I understood, and agreed with, Paula – Megan needs to sit on a stool because blessherheart, I’ve never seen someone more awkward in their movement.  Yeesh.

Danny: I do have mad love for Danny.  He looks like a man, he sings like a man and he has a great attitude.  But I did not love his song last night.  It could have something to do with the fact that I am apparently the only person in the world who doesn’t like Rascal Flatts.  So sorry to offend, but the lead singer’s voice is like fingernails on a black board for me.  So that was one hit against Danny.  And I thought he was so pitchy through much of the performance.  But the judges love him and I’m sure he’s just fine.

Allison: Before last week, Allison really irritated me.  Then she slayed Papa was a Rolling Stone and suddenly I kind of liked her.  But last night reminded me again that I’m not crazy about her.  No doubt about it, the girl can sang.  But I could not listen to an entire CD of her sanging screaming.  She’s cute and definately precocious, but not my favorite.  She is, however, the only girl who seems to have some longevity.

Scott: Oh sweet, sweet Scott.  I think he’s reached his peak on the show.  He’s a doll, but honestly, I would rather just sit and listen to him play piano rather than sing.  He has little control over his voice and I’m always a little nervous for him when he heads up into the upper part of his register.  And the hair?  Oh no – nononono. 

Matt: I do have me some mad love for Matt.  But he needs to develop more of a personality.  I think that’s why he keeps ending up in the bottom two.  He’s just not very interesting.  He’s a wicked performer, but he’s a little flat when he’s not singing and playing.  But I have hope that he’ll pull through because his version of Let’s Get It On from last week had me all swoony and stuff – so you know…C’Mon Matt!

Li’l: What is the matter, Li’l?!?  You can flippin’ sing, but why in the world would you think Celine Dion was a good idea?  People have been comparing her to Mary J. Blige for weeks, but she hasn’t done anything Mary J-ish since the early rounds and that’s going to hurt her.  She needs to step up her game or she’s gonna be out of there fast.  I did, however, want to pick up her daughter and give her a little squeeze because oh the sweetness!

Adam: I do like Adam, I really do.  That guy is a freak of nature.  I mean, seriously, he sings higher than I do!  I didn’t love last night’s performance as much as last week’s, but he still killed it.  Unfortunately I do not think I could listen to an entire album of him screeching like that so I’m not overly thrilled with the prospect of him winning.  But he’s still crazy good.

Kris: I love Kris. He’s adorable, first of all, and his wife is adorable.  He’s genuine and he’s really, really good.  Last night was, by far, his very best performance.  It was the first time that I thought he not only had the chops as a singer, but also as a performer and a personality.  I really hope he makes it to the top three along with Adam and Danny, because that would be a real competition wouldn’t it?

Alrighty then.  So there are my thoughts.  My hopeful prediction is that it will come down to Matt, Kris, Adam and Danny with either Danny or Kris ultimately taking the whole thing, though I do think Adam may be the one to beat. 

Aren’t you glad you stopped by today?  So tell me – what are your thoughts?