Wednesday, March 3, 2010

American Idol--Girls Up Tonight

Welcome back Crystal. Hope the nurses were nice to you! Now, get out your harmonica girl and let the battle begin!

Idol—Crystal Bowersox, the love child of Jodie Foster and Melissa Etheridge. WOW, what a voice—it just wraps you in earthiness and warmth. I love that she is missing a tooth. I think if this girl doesn’t win AI, there is no justice in the world. I can see the light and it is surrounding Crystal Bowersox. I love her, love love love love love her.

Idol—Haley Vaughn—back to country! She is like a young Niecy Nash. The Climb--she is only singing it because Miley sang it and she is trying to capture the country mojo. This is a song that should be sung by an older person—and definitely you shouldn’t be smiling through it. She didn’t do it justice. So she is more Smiley than Miley.

Idol—Lacey Brown, love her look, but her speaking voice gets on my last nerve. Maybe she could have a show on HGTV where she re-does furniture and sings. Her southern accent comes through the song too much for a pop song, but maybe she could really rock a Reba song. That’s a BIG maybe, but I will give her the benefit of the doubt because anything is better than what she did last week. Let’s take a vote, how many people think she will be singing Happy Shiny People next week???

Idol—Katie Stevens—gigantic NERD alert! A good performance on this show should make you forget the original for a minute. I never forgot Corinne Bailey Rae, in fact, I longed for her. I might have to just go and find her song right now. It was an okay performance, but I wasn’t inspired. Maybe she needs to learn how to say Vote for me in six different languages. Everything she does just feels forced.

Idol—Didi Benami got her look together, meow. Weak start at the beginning of Lean on Me. She needs to stick to something more modern. I was bored with the song and her performance. I would like to see her kick it up a notch. I agree with Simon, a whole bag of cats. Chin up Didi, you can recover! We like you; we just didn’t like the performance.

Idol—Michelle Delamor—she is very pretty. I love her hair and she can rock the big hoops like JLo. I don’t dig her version of this powerful rock ballad—she seems to have completely watered it down—where is the deep emotion? It almost seemed whiny. This would be a great song for Lee Dewyze to sing, but not Michelle.

Idol—Lilly Scott—She reminds me of Debbie Hairy with that hair or Cyndi Lauper. I think she could lose the guitar. I liked her performance of the song, but she could have done it without the guitar. It didn’t seem to be received very well by the audience.

Idol—Katelyn Epperly—there is something about a piano playing songtress that I really like. Think Alicia Keys or Lady Gaga. She controlled the song well. Very intimate, and I loved the song choice. She was 10,000 times better than last week. I can see why she made it to the top 20. Beautiful performance.

Idol— Paige Miles—it cracks me up that she colors. I love that about her. Okay, so you want to sing Kelly Clarkson? I worship Kelly Clarkson, in fact my ring tone was Kelly Clarkson for sometime. She is no Kelly, but you know, it wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be. She didn’t offend my Kelly sensibilities. So, she scores on that point alone.

Idol—Siobhan Magnus—I have said this before, and I will say it again. There are certain artists you need to stay away from on this show—to wit Mariah, Whitney, and definitely Aretha. No one can take you to church like Aretha. Siobhan, as much as you wanted to, you just don’t have it in you. I will say she has cajones! The last note was good, but I was not a fan of the entire performance. It might have gotten me on the steps of the church, but not through the doors.

Who won the night, duh, Crystal Bowersox, baby! Katelyn Epperly is the runner-up.

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