Wednesday, March 12, 2008

American Idol - Top 12 Finalists

To say that I'm a huge American Idol fan would be an understatement. It would also be an understatement to say that I used to be a HUGE fan of the Beatles, especially back in high school...I am still a fan now, but I'm not so obsessed with owning every album they ever made or anything like that...anyway, when I heard that American Idol's theme this week was going to be the Lennon/McCartney song book, I was pretty excited...and then they sang, and well...I was pretty disappointed. There were a few shining moments in the night (keep reading to find out), but in general, I was pretty bored & let down. They just didn't do those songs justice...The songs were either completely murdered, or BOOOORING...let me know if you agree...
We'll start with the shining moments and work our way down -
1. David Cook - What an awesome guy, an awesome song & an awesome musician. It is so cool that he stays true to who he is week after week, despite the changing genres and time periods.
2. Carly - I am definitely beginning to like her more and more each week. Last week was the first week that I actually started liking her, but she's got mad talent (I just had on my Randy Jackson costume! Could you tell???)
3. Brooke - I thought she looked beautiful & I love how open & raw she sounded...just her & the piano. Great song for her (she seems so earthy & natural).
4. Chickezie - He's such a cool dude and so entertaining to hear and to see. I love how Simon said he looked drunk (ok, so he did), but he said it with a completely entertained smile, which doesn't part from Simon's lips too often.
5. Syesha- I thought she sounded good, but she's easily becoming forgettable...there wasn't much in that song that could really showcase her voice.
6. Michael - I thought he was just OK - I read an interview with Randy Jackson this week where he was talking about the artists that are the "real deal" - he only mentioned Brooke, Carly, David A & Michael - I was kind of mad, because while I think he's a good singer, I think that David Cook is more musically talented all around.
7. Jason - I wasn't impressed. It's such a great song, but it seemed to sit too much on the area right between his upper and lower ranges, which made the singing really uncomfortable.
8. David Archuleta - I can't believe I have him way down here on my list. His problem was that he went into it with no confidence & it showed in every ounce of his performance...this was the first time that we really saw that he's only 17...I hope he improves next week because I'd hate to see him go. He is sooooo much better than he showed last night.
9. Ramiele - She's so cute and tiny & her voice is amazing, but the song was just boring. I think she stands a chance of going home this week.
10. Kristy - I thought that the song was a cute spin on a Beatles tune, but then, Beatles tunes aren't really meant to be cute...she couldn't keep up with the double-timed pace of it & it quickly fell apart.
11. David Hernandez - As soon as I heard the song that he chose, I couldn't believe my ears...of all the AWESOME Beatles songs out there, he chooses one that was re-done by an 80's bubblegum pop star?
12. Amanda - I just don't like her voice - I know some people think she's awesome, but the whole Janis thing just isn't my style.

Who might go home tonight? Ramiele or David H. are my guesses
My predictions for the top 6: Brooke, Carly, David A., David C., Jason, Michael


Anonymous said...

I agree with you about Amanda. I'm really surprised she made it to the final 12!

Teri said...

Hi Teri!

How funny that we basically said much of the same thing about Idol!

I read through some of your posts earlier in the had commented on my blog party. The strength that comes through in your post is amazing.

I look forward to reading more of your journey, and seeing our God show His faithfulness!

I'm puting you on my favorites list...just so I don't forget to come back!