Last week still another 4 contestants left - none
save Indie singer, Lilly Scott will be missed by me!
Two former Idol contestants made a visit on elimination
night. “Tell Her About It” was a cheesefest,
but it was great to hear Matt Giraud (looking
a way more cool than in Season 8) and Scott MacIntyre riff
on their pianos. Piano duels are an instant win.
When Scott said, “It’s good to see you too, Ryan,”
I did a double-take and had a good laugh...
Now for Tuesday night. Let's start out with those
dreadful intro tapes that make you want to kill yourself with anguish...
Michael and his weeping Mom, Oy. Casey, I didn't
know you had such a tough time as a baby!
Andrew, your father was in a gang, and your Mom
Crystal, please, don't write anymore songs about
your father, he can't handle them...
OMG, what? Aaron was adopted? Paige's father
was in a wheel chair??
Oh, what's that? Paige's father isn't in a wheel
oh, because he died? Oh, sorry 'bout that...
And, look at those kids work their itsy bitsy
home towns in Podunkville, America.
Know what? I don't freaking care!! TMI!
Let's get on with the SHOW!
Hopefully, this week the top 12 will come out
swinging with songs from The Rolling Stones!!
1 Michael 'Big Mike' Lynche, “Miss You,”
showed us (again) how natural Michael is as a performer.
With his incredible falsetto, Mike made the R&B
mix of the song, sound modern, though it could have used a bigger finish,
Big voice, big talent, love that guy.
2 Didi Benami, “Play With Fire.”
In her intro piece, I guessed that she has false teeth, and that she really
as the 'dumb blond!' Furthermore, her performance
never really went anywhere. Not even near a, "WOW" moment,
and the lyrics flubs killed it for me...
3 Casey James, “All Over Now.” Gorgeous
Casey is from Cool, Texas. Seeing the entire Casey family in his intro
I see that, "Cool" Texas must be the home of
the sleeveless tee. The James’ are not a classy bunch, you see...
Oh, Casey, you are a great guitar player, and
so cute - but I fear that your singing and performing makes you come off
as a smalltime blues singer, darlin'.
4 Lacey Brown, with a string quartet version
of “Ruby Tuesday.” The minister's daughter (Both her parents are pastors
- imagine that) in her outlandish high heel shoes,
lookin' like a hooker on 42nd Street, had a good musical start, and then
ran the song into the ground. This is why I dread
AI giving rank amateurs decent material to slaughter onstage...
5 Andrew Garcia, “Gimme Shelter.”
In his intro clip, Andrew's dad thought he would become a custodian because
liked to collect keys as a kid. (Set those goals
high, dad...) Andrew, I thought it was decided last week -
you were to
ditch the guitar and just sing - flat notes and
all... The song is about the war in Vietnam, and Kara thinks he, "Lacked
Simon asks, "Did you seriously want him to
come onstage in a bloody tank?" Hahaha, yer slaying me, Simon!
6 Katie Stevens, “Wild Horses.” Perched
on her high stool, wearing her best pageant dress, I realized what a beautiful
girl is she.
I don't care what the judges thought, I found
it a powerful vocal performance! I do like this girl... That being said,
there is just
something Kat McPhee about her to me. And boy,
did I detest that stuck up bitch! I suspect Katie is a lot sweeter than
7 Tim Urban performed his reggae version
of “Under My Thumb.” Groan, I'm not impressed... Urban is just not
in the same
league as most of these contestants and needs
to go home! That being said, Tim's Mom reveals that he was mistaken for
a lot when he was a kid. Wow, in case you didn't
know it, this was way embarrassing for your son on national TV, uber Mom...
8 Siobhan Magnus sings, “Paint It Black.” A haunting
mixture of rock and roll and Phantom of the Opera - HOT!!
I called her out from the start. She, Mike, Katie
Stevens, and Crystal are making the show for me!
9 Lee Dewyze, “Beast of Burden.” (Made his parents
turn away while he sang. Please, no, I'm snorting water out of my nose
Okay, Lee, stop getting high before every performance.
You COULD be great with your gravely voice, you almost made the song
current and soulful - but your diction IS dope
(and not the good kind)! No more, "Dark Horse" for you!!
10 Paige (should have gone home last week) Miles,
“Honky Tonk Woman.” Freaking C&W? Give me a break!
Not the song choice for you little girl. You
are running on fumes...
11 Aaron Kelly, “Angie.” (His mom's name
is REALLY Kelly Kelly? Make them stop...) Seriously, why is a 16
is singing this song is beyond me. It needed
to have more grit and less precision (and I'm being kind here). I don’t
original or memorable about this kid, or his
song! Anyone else find it creepy watching a prepube try to emote sex and
as if he knew what life was all about?
It doesn't work for me. It's probably because I don't have a cell
phone covered in glitter,
or tiny texting fingers either...
12 (Pimp Spot) Crystal Bowersox, “You Can't Always
Get What You Want.” No, 'Wow' moment, but soulful and professional
nevertheless. There is something about watching
someone so unassuming, yet confident, perform. You get comfortable, and
and too soon it's over - before you know what
hit you. She's awesome, so, what else do they want her to bring to the
You just go, girlfriend!
That's a wrap, but one more thing, I was really
annoyed by all of the "fan section" waving their arms around and the camera
that seemed to show those arms all the time.
I know they've had that section for a while, but it seemed much more obnoxious
this time around!
In a few hours it will be all over for someone???
Who will it be?
Till next week,
Sally P :)
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