Hey Bart, here's my second attempt at Idol reviewing.
I notice that the judges could be replaced by
If Ellen is being paid big bucks for what she's
doing she should
pleasure her agent for the rest of her or his
life for making the deal.
Voted off, Jermaine Sellers and John Park for
the boys and Michelle Delamor and Haeley Vaughn
They’re gone, now lets check out ladies night.
Katie Stevens. Sings Kelly Clarkson’s “Break Away”
Well nice voice and a gutless version of a not
Randy doesn’t get it, Ellen is glad she took
their advice, Kara thinks she needs
to find herself and Simon says he should have
advised a different song.
Siobhan Magnus, does “House of the Rising Sun”
Sings it straight mostly with a couple trills
in the second verse. Good choice not to try to soul or blues it up on her
It’s a good sounding white bread version of the
song and she does it well. This would fit on a country album.
Randy, Ellen and Kara like her. Simon decides
that she should have jazzed the song up.
Lacey Brown does some song, (Brandi Carlile's
She’s still doing the slides and breaks between
notes that she was trying to do first time I saw her.
It sounds less like loss of pitch control than
Still not very exciting stuff.
Randy likes the slides and breaks now, so does
Ellen, and Kara thinks she’s brilliant.
Simon votes most improved and likes the way she
mugs to the camera.
Katelyn Epperly tries Carol King’s “I Feel the
Odd hair choice. I guess she didn’t get the note
that hippies didn’t really have nasty hair.
Not a very exciting version of the song. I expect
she’s going to get some “make it your own notes”.
Randy likes the hair, Ellen babbles, Kara doesn’t
think that Katelyn “ was there to play”.
Simon likes the hair to. Gives the usual piano
Didi Benami sings Fleetwood Macs “Rhiannon”.
Does the trills and breaks that Lacey tried,
just not as big. Not a great version of the song.
Randy votes improved, Ellen thinks Didi can take
a hit. Kara thinks it’s a favorite moment.
Does Kara swing both ways? Simon likes it.
Paige Miles Does Chaplin’s maudlin “Smile”.
Starts a bit breathy. Doesn’t quite make the
transition from sweet and sad to loud and emotional.
Randy doesn’t like it, Ellen doesn’t think songs
should be sad, Kara thinks it’s a boo boo.
Simon does the piano bar line again.
Crystal Bowersox does Tracy Chapman’s “Give Me
The song all the drunk girls sang at the bar
when it came out.
She gives a good country rock version of the
song. Janice is not rolling over in her grave.
Randy, Ellen, Kara, all babble. Simon votes extra
Lilly Scott does “I Fall to Pieces”, Patsy Cline.
She falls to pieces. Picks up the pieces as she
goes on, but doesn’t quite make it.
Randy, Ellen, and Kara liked it. Simon wasn’t
Saw some more high school singers last week. Musically
they were far worse than the worst of the Idol kids.
But I liked that show better than Idol because
I had an emotional investment. Hopefully I’ll start to really really like
one of the Idol kids.
It’s the men’s turn.
Lee Dewyse, “Fireflys” by Owl City
Nice alternative take on the song and he didn’t
mess anything up. FM radio quality.
This is sound alike singing, there are probably
a dozen singers that he’s interchangeable with.
Randy says he made it his own. Ellen babbles.
Kara likes the confidence. Simon thinks it’s ok.
Alex Lambert does "Trouble" by Ray LaMontagne
So cute when he pretends to be an adult. This
guy has the voice but not the soul behind it.
That makes him perfect Idol material.
Randy liked it but wasn’t wowed. Ellen babbles.
Kara wants him to be simple and so does Simon.
Tim Urban weeps "Hallelujah" by Lenny Cohen. Can
we please kill this song?
As if he heard my wish Tim does just that.
A simple and straightforward version of the song
that only lacks talent to make it adequate.
The panel likes it. They like that he listened
Andrew Garcia: "Genie In A Bottle" by Christina
Ok he’s doing an acoustic version of a pop girl
song. I think the judges will be mad at him for listening to them.
It’s one of those things that sound ok till you
actually listen to it. Andy needs to pick different girl songs.
Randy says pitchy and it didn’t work. Ellen says
it’s great and can’t, not mention Paula.
Kara thinks he peaked to early. Simon thinks
he needs to find himself.
Casey shirtless boy, "You'll Think of Me" by Keith
Hmm, not bad, a few false notes, but over all,
the pretty boy did fine.
Randy thinks it was too safe. Ellen rambles.
Kara pretends she doesn’t have a big crush.
Simon votes good enough to pass.
Aaron Kelly tries "I'm Already There" by Lonestar
Well this kids leaving. Breathy and trembly are
not a desirable thing in a song.
Just so you know if you’re scared and have to
sing, pick a song that’s loud and without many long notes.
Randy says, sing loud and you won’t tremble.
Ellen babbles somewhat improved. Kara says he should
know the songs meaning. Simon tells Kara to stuff
the advice. That’s something all the judges should be told.
Simon says he was sufficiently emotional.
Todrick Hall, "Somebody To Love" by Queen
Todrick takes it to church. This is a kinda light
take on the song, but it works ok.
I'd like to see Todrick get his "Little Richard"
on. Randy likes it. Ellen notices something.
Kara likes it but worries it’s too theatric.
Simon thinks it’s theatrical in a good way.
Big Mike "This Woman's Work" Kate Bush
Starts with a nice falsetto run. Merges into
a standard soul take on the song. Not bad.
Randy babbles. Ellen babbles. Kara cries and
babbles, I guess she knows the back story.
Simon thinks it’s the best evah.
Over all I vote the men most improved as a group.
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