THIS IS AMERICAN IDOL, "shocker" week. Who could
ever forget the Daughtry bomb, a few seasons back?
Yup, this is WEEK FOUR - week of the unexpected
elimination! What if this season is desperate enough for an
impossible elimination, and Crystal will go home
tonight - or, the shocking prediction of Lee?? I could live with the latter...
Jamie Foxx is the Mentor for, "Movie Night"
AKA "Songs from the Silver Screen." Ugh...
I'm just gonna say it here: Jamie Foxx needs
to take his tee-shirts and shove them up his pompous ass.
Jamie, if AI ever asks you to mentor again, you
should just say, "No" because other than pumpin' a lot of hot air,
you are just BAD! (Especially following Harry
One more note of interest before we get started.
I'm guessing you (readers) didn't see the official song list. There
were 50 songs,
most of which were overdone 1980's cheese. If
the contestants were not allowed to choose from outside of it (don't know
it is an unfortunate road block for all of them
- and that's all I'm sayin' about the choices made last night...
Show Time, so here we go:
1. Lee Dewyze, "Kiss From a Rose," from one of
the many Batman movies. Holy spray on tan Batman!
Is it my imagination, or did Lee look like he
was dipped in bronzer this week? On stage, Lee hid behind his guitar, in
a brown tee-shirt, and a plaid shirt. The
shirt was the most exciting thing about this performance. All I got from
kissfromarrows 'muttermumblemuttermumble,'" in the Key of Lee.
Back in the stable for you, big fellow...
2. "Big Mike" Lynche, "Will You Be There," from
the soundtrack of, "Free Willy." Starting the song on the stairs
(with a heavenly choir of backup singers bathed
in rays of blue light behind him), we expected BIG things from Big Mike.
Unfortunately, his low notes at the start, were
too weak - in fact, they were barely there. He rewrote around it the next
he had to sing that phrase, but I think the whole
song should have been moved up a key. OTOH, this version was at least
energized - unfortunately, it didn't build to
any gospelly excitement, which would be hard to accomplish in under the
allotted minutes anyway... I could be prejudiced
here, because I REALLY love old time Black gospel music - and,
Mike was almost there - almost being they
key word here...
Duet: Crystal and Lee,"Falling Slowly," featured
in the film "Once."
Anyone else think that Lee and Crystal really
sound like they should be a country singing duo anyway? :)
They worked together in good harmony and balance;
and it was just lovely.
Awesome big note ending from Crystal as well!
(Didn't know you had that in ya, gf!)
3. Casey James, "Mrs Robinson," from the 1967
movie, "The Graduate." Casey wore a teal jacket and his trademark
shiny blonde hair. Oh, my... As for
the performance, using a mandolin gave the song a different sound, and
it was really cool.
As usual, the judges panned him. Mrs Robinson,"
AKA 'Kara the Cougar,' gathered a LOT is innuendo from the judges.
Childish, but humorous, I expect...
Casey, however, remains unflappable. Clearly,
not winning American Idol won't be the end of his world or dreams.
Whatever happens, he'll still have his incredible
pretty working for him! :)
"Okay, I don't care what this guy sings, I'm
gonna dial for him till my fingers ache!" (And, I did it too!!)
4. Crystal Bowersox, "I'm Alright," from the
movie, "Caddyshack." Arranged as a country-rock-type song, it was good
- but compared to what?? Simon said, "She's
back," therefore, she's all right? The highlight of the whole damned
occurred at this point when Ryan ripped on Crystal's
geeky boyfriend, for having no rhythm and then, quickly we got a
glimpse at Crystal's heartthrob, in his American
flag bottoms. Talk about pantriotism...
Kidding aside, it seems to me that Crystal may
have peaked a bit too early.
I'm missing the magic that I used to get from
her, you know??
Duet: Big Mike and Casey, "Have You Ever Really
Loved a Woman?" From the film, "Don Juan DeMarco."
There they were, toting dueling acoustic guitars,
and Casey's guitar playing was outstanding! (I knew he was a
talented string man, but I didn't realize he
could pull off the Spanish-acoustic stuff that well!) That being said,
Mike was smooth of song too... Really unexpected.
The song was cheesy but they made it work.
As for her comment on the performance, Ellen replied,
"As a matter of fact, yes, I have loved a woman,"
which totally cracked Simon up! Oh snap...
I thought it was somewhat weird that all 4 contestants
used guitars in their duets. It was like the battle of the guitars
I must say, if this was Guitar Idol (or even
Mandolin Idol) Casey would win it hands down.
Although they were very good, I didn't think
either of the tonight's duets were anywhere close to the way
Adam and Allison blew the roof off the Idoldome
last year. "Slow Ride" was Effin' awesome! Memories...
Tonight's show includes Bon Jovi, Fantasia, and
Daughtry - and then the ax will fall...
Two weeks until the finale! WHY AREN'T YOU MORE
Till next time,
Sally P :)
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