|Sally's American Idol recap
of the Cinema on American Idol
Jimmy Iovine mentor*
Here we go:
T H I S I S A M E R I C A N I D O L !
1) Paul McDonald, "Old Time rock 'n Roll," Bob Seger - from the movie,
OMG he looks even more freaky than usual, dressed in an old Elton John
cast off, and playing
his tambourine with the blond bimbo, the sax player, he made an ass of
Paul answered an age-old question:
What would it sound like if a drunk and sick Rod Stewart
sang a Bob Seger song at a karaoke bar? Why in the name of
all that's unholy is he still here?
I still get the feeling that it's Dana Carvey doing a 'sketch' on SNL
as a quirky/horrible singer
that can't much sing or dance ... and is named Paul.
S loves your crazy wild abandon.
J every time you come out you let go a little more.
R first number at a Paul McDonald concert.
Paul's suits are breeding and
making suit babies. This must stop.
2) Lauren Alaina, "The Climb," Miley Cyrus - from the film, 'Hannah
Montana: The Movie.'
Iovine: "Lauren, you miss Pia - you cried when she left. So now go take
LOL! Miley just threw her bong through her TV screen.
Another diaper/PJ/unflattering outfit at rehearsal, followed by a black
ballet skirt with cowboy boots
for the performance. I can almost hear her Mom whispering from
the wings, "Smile for the camera, dear.
Stand up straight.
Basically she looked like she should have been on Toddlers & Tiaras
instead of Idol. ha
Fashion Police needed here...
Oh, and for her performance, it’s a
MILEY CYRUS SONG.
Not a great piece of musical accomplishment here - meh...
J loved hearing you sing that,
blah, blah, blah.
R yo! The Lauren we saw the first time in Nashville, is back. Amazing...
S love what you bring to a song, and what a song brings to you. He's
moved to tears...
*Is this girl actually gaining weight each week, or is the terrible
outfits chosen for her?
3) Stefano Langone, "End of the Road," Boyz ll Men - from the movie,
Jimmy and Will think he is going to win this season.
First of all, Stefano sounded
weak-voiced to me, and despite all the contorted faces, he's just as
boring as usual.
<>I really hate that fake jazzy stuff,
and he gave us 100% of it tonight. Oh, and he was not on pitch
Stefano’s goal was to start fresh this week and try to justify being
here instead of Pia.
"End of the Road" is a really unfortunate song title, for you, Stefano.
I'm just saying...
R slayed the song. Best performance to date.
S not the end of the road for you.
J you got it, you now know the key.
*These judges and mentors are SO full of crap... I'm just going to call
him, "LongGONE" after this.
4) Scotty McCreery, "Cross My Heart," George Straight - from the movie,
While I don't care for his selection, he is so good, it doesn't matter
to me. That being said,
what is that wire doing coming out of his ear? Sign in the audience
reads, "Grandma's For Scotty!" Nuff said!
J wow, really good.
R yo, stay in your roots. A star is born on this stage tonight.
*Oh yeah, he is great!
5) Casey Abrams, "Nature Boy," Nat King Cole - from the film, "Moulin
Same wire in his ear, Hummmmm?
Did he clear his throat in the middle of the song?
- was flat as hell when he wasn't doing those weird grunts. He
hit some seriously bum notes, and I
just can't look at him anymore. (One thing that would have improved his
appearance is some
teeth-whitening strips, I might add.)
J flattery, flattery, music touches people. Hopes America got it.
R real true artist. Brilliant! Proud to judge you...
Casey is the NEW Michael Buble, y'all. *(Only not.)
S you are an artist in the truest sense of the word...
Casey tells Ryan he feels like he’s
going to cry. He wants people like Esperanza Spalding
to see this. He wants to play and educate people.
* It's about being an Idol, not an artist, meathead!
6) Haley Reinhart, "Call Me," Blondie - from the film, "American
This girl is growing on me. Looks less trampy than in the beginning,
more hot than anything else.
Good song choice, and rendition - love the dress!
R didn't love the start, very karaoke. He doesn't think it's a "singer
song." Did not a showcase for your voice.
S agrees with Randy, just loves outfit and chorus.
J loves it when you start wailing at end. You've had two past
performances, she hopes "America" votes on that basis...
*Guess you need to tone down the
sexy stuff, if you really want to stop pervy, 63 year old,
Tyler saying things like 'I'm gonna look up your (ad)dress.' Oink,
7) Jacob Lusk, "Bridge Over Troubled Waters," Simon & Garfunkel -
from the movie - "The Pursuit of Happiness."
Will.I.Am thinks he's, 'corny.'
Iovine blathers something, something, and Jacob looked like he was
going to cry...
I feel bad for Jacob. He seems so beat down, and then Iovine and Will
dump on him. I suspect they want him gone.
S you put a lot of 'you' into the song. Phenomenal. God bless you.
J thinks you are a gifted vocalist. You come from another place. She
R I believe you when you sing. It comes out special. Great job.
*I concur. He has a good future in the Gospel/Christian market for
8) James Durbin, "Heavy Metal," Sammy Hagar - from the movie of the
James is rockin' it tonight! He's screeching, shouting, has flashing
lights, doing backbends, and lots of tech's.
James is the best entertainer by a million miles away from all the
other ones here. Zakk Wylde (on stage with him)
just ramped up the coolness factor to 11. Great crowd response. He's
bringing down the house!
The judges are standing and applauding him... That's a good sign.
J sounded real! You killed it! "Who would have ever expected THAT
INSANE FORBIDDEN CRAZINESS on the Idol stage?"
R my God! Zakk Wylde on base guitar - he played with Ozzie
Osbourne! (He said more, I couldn't catch it over the roar of the
S nice lip to Jimmy!
Ryan asked Zakk what he thought about James, and he said, "He (James)
sang his ass off!"
*Yes, good lip from you James!
More talk from Ryan about Pia going home... Thanks for reminding us.
JLo AKA the 'Most Beautiful Woman In The World' takes pimping to new
Guess the Judges have decided to put Haley out to pasture this week
instead of getting rid of dead-weights, Casey or Stefano!
I don't believe Haley was so dramatically worse than anyone else to be
the only one who gets criticized.
In fact, given the way the judges slobbered over everyone else, the
criticism of Haley just seem totally premeditated.
The judge's , 'love fest' over every performance is not just annoying,
it has gotten boring.
Someone needs to let out their inner Simon, and real soon!
Will.I.Am and Iovine can both leave any time as far as I'm concerned.
As for Mr I.Am,
is he in some sort of work-release program that Fox put him on as
punishment for that
Super Bowl half-time show, or what? Want to go home: Will.I.Am
And, while I'm at it, Jimmy Iovine is what's wrong with the music
industry today. There is no imagination
in music anymore, just packaging. It's all about whoring yourself out
with either outrageous costumes/behavior
(Gaga/Stephani) and being 'edgy' with offensive lyrics. As for the,
'Good Wholesome Market,' it all depends on
your image/beauty/innocuousness, and not much at all to do with your
voice or musicianship
You have to have a 'hook' because
without it nobody would ever pay attention.
Will.I.Am is on FOX constantly
because he's in that Fox-produced movie "Rio."
They certainly wouldn't like the song just because it's GOOD MUSIC.
Sorry for the Rant here...
Read me next time,
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