|Sally's American Idol recap
from the 21st Century"
The show opens up with a gaggle of
past LOSERS, The "Sent Home Six!"
Aren't they supposed to be OUT?
As in voted OFF?
Okay, even though Naima did a
fierce jump kick at the end of their number, who else cringed when Paul
came in singing the wrong lyrics in the wrong key, wearing his hideous
suit that got him voted OFF last week??
(Ryan asks the judges if they miss this group, and Randy actually
shouts "NO!" before he realizes what he's saying. Heh!)
But OTOH, at least it reminded
viewers that there were women on this show!
(NOTE: I've seen more of Paul and
Pia this week - whoring out to every talk show they can - than when
they were on the show...)
Did I see Mark Ballas in the audience? Is he there for Pia?? (FYI, next
week, on DWTS, he will dance while Pia sings.)
Wonder if, "Twilight" star Nikki
Reed is there for her LOSER (alleged BF) Paul McDonald??
Ooh, there is the cast of Glee filling up the audience! Love them!
Steven's grown up daughter is here as well...
(Must be a good story there...)
Okay, enough gossip.
Here we go:
T H I S I S A M E R I C A N I D O L
1) Scotty McCreery, "Swingin'," LeAnn Rimes.
He is just plain cute, and C&W all the way. Actually, he was
cheesetastic, in the best sense of the word!
If you just listen to Scotty, you forget he is only 17, his voice is so
rich and mature sounding. I'll bet
big money that he is going to make the big bucks in the future. I like
him, and don't care who knows it either!
S loves Scotty and LeAnn. But, he wants you to, 'Boot Scoot' more.
J wants you to pull out your big guns. Loves your storytelling style,
but wants, 'more!'
R thinks Jennifer is correct. You were too safe, and he, too, wants
better choices from you.
* guess they've decided to throw Scotty under the bus tonight...
2) James Durbin, "Uprising," Muse.
James singing an anti-establishment anthem slays it again!
Great entrance, 'Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' drum
corps!James' voice sounded
really good tonight - great screeches, but I love screeches, even
Jennifer's as she yells, "Play it out!"
to the boys in the band... :)
J amazing, several times...
R more 'Amazing's" and he has to mention he knows group members in,
"Muse." "Probably best of the evening!"
S stay out of my closet... "Mad Max meets Storm troops." Crazy good!
Beautifully out of your mind.
* love, love James, but I question Randy saying, 'probably best of the
evening' before the other's perform, you know?
3) Haley Reinhart, "Rolling in the Deep," Adele.
Sitting on chair in red dress, you can't help but notice what an
attractive woman is she.
I did have a hard time hearing her against the backup singers though.
That being said, not only
was she perfectly in tune, but the choices she made with the phrasing
displayed true musicality.
She comes out fighting every week, and deserves to stay a while longer!
R perfect song for you.
S started slow, but you brought it up beautifully.
J it takes guts to take on an 'Adele' song. At 'moments' you did it,
*catty review Jennifer, does she threaten you or what??
4) Jacob Lusk, "Dance With My Father," Luther Vandross.
By now, Jacob may be so demoralized by Iovine and his bad advice, that
he may not care what
America thinks of him anymore. That being said, nothing about Jacob is
fresh contemporary, hip, or cool.
If we didn't already know that before, the poor guy certainly proved it
tonight. But then, it is what it is...
S so good, reminds me of why I love music.
J you perfected that song.
R you don't 'hold back,' but it didn't make me 'jump up and
He needs you to, "go off the roof, go off the top."
*I think Randy is ready for you to just go home...
5) Casey Abrams, "Harder To Breathe," Maroon 5.
Casey's doing still another semi-aggressive angry song while using his
guitar tonight. Lots of background tech,
and zombie-like musicians accompanying him. There he goes, 'Scatting,'
which I detest as much as I do him...
What, in bloody hell, was the kiss thing with Jennifer all about? I
just don't get Casey. Everything about him is
so loathsome. He's a terrible singer (when he doesn't have all of his
bells and whistles and it's just his voice - meh),
and he makes the creepiest angry faces I've ever seen. He was pacing
that stage like a possessed serial killer.
I swear he was two seconds away from eating J.Lo's face tonight...
J you have soft lips. Loved it, great performance.
R what he loves about you is; "it's surprise, surprise, surprise." You
continue to take chances.
S millions of people in America now are angry with you, blank, blank,
blank. We, the home audience will
never know his spellbinding words about this, however, as
whatever he said, was beeped out, least our
fragile ears hear the obvious 'F' word being tossed into his thoughts...
*the sound on my TV must be messed
up, because I am not hearing the same fantastic sounds that the
judges are - after listening to the judges fall over themselves
thanking Casey for, "Changing the course of the show."
I want to know what these guys are smoking, and where can we get
6) Stefano Langone, "Closer," Neal.
Stefano is singing a song that apparently has one line. One line
repeated endlessly. But, he actually moved
around the stage tonight! Stefano's dramatic Chippendale turn at the
beginning of his song - awesomely cheesy.
The smell of his desperation was wafting through my screen
tonight, and, while it was really, unpleasant
- he's still better than Casey!
(And I'm almost sorry...)
R "me 'n Jennifer" thought you worked it out.
S good job.
J speaking for, "me and all the girls in the audience," you did a
really good job...
*Jesus wept, to think that millions of kids are listening to these 3
judges rape the
English language is just too much for me tonight...
7) Lauren Alaina, "Born To Fly," Sara Evans. *Pimp Spot*
I have yet to blown away by this supposedly amazing voice. More
echo-effects on her vocals, and more
overpowering back-up singers. Lauren is just missing some critical
component like maturity or confidence
(or being remotely interesting).
S so good naturally. He loves your
swagger. "Please sing some Shania Twain for me, okay?"
(Steven, she already did Shania Twain and it didn't work out so well.
Remember? Oh yeah, never mind.... )
J you have a special voice. Lots
of, 'color' in your voice.
R yo! When we first saw you (Auditions) you were singing with Steven,
you need to regain that - you don't know how good you are.
*yeah, I can see her in Nashville. She has that country girl, Lauren
Faye Baker, 'loose' look about her...
Some false eyelashes and, Un huh, sing it baby - till the mascara runs
down your face...
No Will.i.am tonight! Bet you didn't even miss him, huh??
Did catch a glimpse of, 'Rock Mafia," but FYI, Mafia, the world does
not need another Miley Cyrus
...even if this one is younger and chubbier...
I've had issue with a lot of songs from AI contestants this year, where
I like their vocals
but don't like the very canned sounding music.
That's just me though...
Read me next time,
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