March 21, 2012
Billy Joel Week
Yes, I'm old enough for Billy Joel to be a favorite. So listen up Idol wannabes - don't screw this up.
Deandre - Apparently no listening to my warning. What is the weird head bobbing about? Have you never heard this song? Do you not understand the lyrics? He's trying to get a girl to sleep with him so it's possible you don't understand. That was dull and boring and I can't stand him. Or the hair. What is the audience cheering about? No Steven. It _was_ too happy. Thank you Randy. One voice of reason. And if only the good die young? Deandre will live to be an old man
Erica - New York State of Mind - oh diddy, they don't sing this at Yankee Stadium. They sing this at Citi Field. tsk tsk tsk. Wow! What a makeover. I think I like it. Good song choice. Really like her this week. So much better than hair boy. So what will the judges do? Ah a bit of sanity. lol And then J Lo.
Points to Ryan for the Sanjaya ponyhawk reference.
Joshua - She's Got a Way - probably best voice in competition, I just don't always like him. Nice rendition but a little to gospel and again I don't know if he understands the song. I don't feel a connection, just a voice. And J Lo agrees with me. That might be a bit scary.
Skylar - Shameless - good girl. good choice. she's so adorable. umm, where are the boots? i wanted more from her. end picked up though so she'll be ok. possibly too many changes to the song. i don't know. something didn't sit right for me but it could be because i have sobbed along to that song too many times.
elise - vienna - so far so good. another good choice. very impressed. standing ovation from the judges. interesting. i really think she could do well.
phillip phillips - way to stick with what you know. - moving out - sounds great. he is perfect. don't screw with him. my favorite so far easily. and at least the judges recognize he knows who he is.
hollie - honesty - powerful voice but faking emotion might not sell. she looks like pedestal barbie. i'm not liking it. something is off. judges are harsh and podium barbie is now excuse barbie.
heejun - anthony's song (my life) - oh heejun, it is definitely time to go home. the theatrical shit needs to stop. so awful. this is like keeping blind guy. see ya heejun.
jessica - everybody has a dream - bad song choice. not loving this so far. bored now. and billy joel is crying.
colton - piano man - i was afraid that i would resent any changes to this song. it's a classic. but i would buy this one right now. absolutely brilliant.
phillip, colton, erika - my favs for the night
please send heejun or deandre home
March 08, 2012
sending first one home
I had forgotten just how much I hate group numbers. Only time they were fun was when blind guy was dancing. And sure that's mean. But face it, he was hilarious.
Colton, you are quickly going from guy I liked to creepy ass poser guy. Phillip, you are adorkable.
At this point, there are so many of these people I would love to send home, I can't imagine I will care who goes tonight.
Nice! Make the giant girl a giant and then cover it up by adding other "giants."
Jessica, Elise and Hollie - Obviously, Jessica is safe. She's gonna peak way too early. No surprises here. Elise is in bottom three. Judges pretty much made sure of it
Heejun, Jermaine and Colton - Pleeeeeease send Heejun home. How is J Lo pimping him. He's awful. I like Colton a lot more before. And yes, I'm sure Jermaine is very sweet. But a low voice isn't always a good voice. I don't like him at all. I'm thinking they're all safe. But I'm hoping Heejun goes to bottom 3. Ugh. oh well.
Kinda weird and creepy performance by last year's runner up. She looks like she might still get eliminated tonight. haha.
Erica, Shannon and Skyler - This is a no brainer unless tall girls all united to keep her in the competition. Wow!! Erica???? They screwed this up big time. Shannon you knew this was coming.
Joshua, Phillip, Deandre and Jeremy - I love Phillip. The rest, I don't care about. Joshua and Jeremy can sing but bore me to tears and Deandre just completely squicks me out. Jeremy and Joshua. Makes sense to me.
Jermaine, Shannon, Jeremy and Elise - Jermaine is safe. Whatever. The judges are gonna keep pushing him. How the hell is Shannon safe after that train wreck of a performance????? Elise should stay. I'd be surprised if it was Jeremy unless JLo is just gonna gush about how sweet he is and how he "feels" the music.
Thankfully they made the right call. Jeremy wasn't going any where and I think Elise might have a week or two left in her.
And really? Scotty?