Bart, now's the time to pick your fav and get
involved in the Idol process.
If we lived in a rational world the final eight
would be fairly easy to guess.
Of course we live in a Sanjia world and anything
Big Mike ('Miss You'). Takes back the blues
from the English white boys. Solid version that isnít overly showy. Maybe
a bit safe.
Randy loves it. Ellen babbles. Kara likes it.
Simon says Big Mike is corny.
Didi Benami ('Play With Fire') She pretty much
pretends to be a tuff girl and tries to make up for lack of singing with
emoting. sprecht stimme.
Randy thinks sheís on fire. Ellen thinks the
emoting was real. Kara thinks she was intense and dark. Simon agrees. The
panel votes much improved.
Casey shirtless boy ('It's All Over Now') Add
in some steel guitar and we have an OK pop country version. Pop stuff that
Randy thinks he was Jonny Lang. Ellen does some
pre-scripted material. Kara says shirtless boy is a rock star. Simon wants
the boy to dance.
Lacey Brown ('Ruby Tuesday'). Not quite
on pitch. I gotta say her quirkiness is a bit wearing. The intro said JeZuZ
was on her side.
Randy is surprised she didnít totally mess up.
Ellen actually noticed something. Kara says 50/50. Simon says it looks
Andrew Garcia ('Gimmee Shelter'). Oops no girl
song this week. Does a fairly emotionally intense, vocally simple version.
Good if forgettable.
Randy calls pitchy. Ellen thinks itís the best
yet. Kara thinks he missed the songs meaning. Simon is 50/50.
I notice Simon uses the word ďhonest/honestlyĒ
Did you notice Kara kept referring to the Rolling Stones in the past
The Stones were a legendary band - Mick was a great stage
And besides the Stones, who ever called them "The worst greatest rock
n roll band?"
Katie Stevens ('Wild Horses'). Not a lot
to say about this. Too tepid for snark.
Randy says pitchy but good. Ellen needs to higher
a better gag writer. Kara says good intentions.
Simon likes the song, thinks she failed in the
Tim Urban ('Under My Thumb'). Supposedly the xtians
are taking Tim as one of their own and thatís why heís still here.
Is he really trying a reggae version of the song?
Well itís original and someone with talent could have made it work.
Randy calls weird. Ellen babbles. Kara pats Tim
on the head. Simon says it doesnít work, calls Tim crazy in a bad way.
Note: USAToday says Tim Urban could win
because (I don't get this) AT&T gives girls under 15 free texting
so they can vote hundreds of times for the dreaming
(but can't sing) Tim Urban.
is asking people to vote for Urban - he might me in for a long ride.
And not that I care, but remember how last season
Kris (nobody remember his last name) was from
Conway, AR and AT&T showed up at a giant watch party
and gave out hundreds of phones and showed fans
how to send ten texts at a time. Almost like cheating.
Siobhan Magnus ('Paint it Black') Itís good for
Idol. I like this kid, but I donít think this is the best she could do.
She lowered her quirkiness factor.
Randy says hot. Ellen babbles. Kara calls Adam
Lambert. Simon thinks it was way good.
Lee DeWyze ('Beast of Burden') Top 40 indy rock
version. Lacks the testosterone that the song calls for.
Randy says he brought it home. Ellen babbles.
Kara says heís growing. Simon really likes him but says his personality
Paige Miles ('Honky Tonk Woman') Paige is much
improved after the Chaplin fiasco. Still better doesnít mean good. She
starts shaky, ends Ok.
Randy says sheís all right. Ellen babbles. Kara
thinks she hit big notes. Simon says itís great all things considered.
(Paige has laryngitis)
Did you notice how Ellen keeps saying the same
thing 2-3 times?
Aaron Kelly ('Angie'). Doesnít mess up. Disney
is calling. ha ha
Randy thinks it was hot. Ellen uses another pre-written
bit. Kara votes most improved.
Simon thinks he picked the right song and sang
within his limits.
Crystal Bowersox ('You Can't Always Get What You
Want'). Good stuff, more Lilith Fair than Joplin.
She does put her own stamp on the song.
Randy thinks it was darn good. Ellen is a jackass.
Kara contradicts herself in the same sentence.
Simon thinks she was second best tonight.
I would have liked to have heard Todrickís take
on Ruthless People. But Tim Urban is just too dreamy to lose.
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