Tuesday, April 14, 2009

American Idol: Top 7

I figured I'd do some live-blogging on tonight's AI. Tonight's guest mentor is filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, who actually went to my high school. I think he's a bit younger than me. Better check imdb. Nope, he's actually older, much older, than I am. He was born in 1963, so he's got 3 years on me. I don't remember the guy in high school...apparently, he was a high school dropout.

Tonight, the top 7 will be singing songs of the cinema.

Allison Iraheta

She's singing an Aerosmith song from the movie "Armageddon" (not a bad movie, by the way). I'm quite surprised that she's been in the bottom 3 a couple of times...she can really sing. I must say, though, that I don't really like this. The females in the home are complaining about her hair and her outfit. Paula thinks that Allison possesses the same authenticity that Adam Lambert does. Simon follows it up by saying that she's the girls only hope left in this competition (that must make Lil Rounds feel well). The other 2 judges didn't say a thing. What's up with that? Oh, I was just told that only 2 judges are going to speak after each singer. That's lame!

Anoop Desai

He's singing "Everything I Do I Do for You" by Bryan Adams (from the movie Robin Hood, which is also a pretty good flick, if you can get by Kevin Costner's gag factor). A little boring, but not bad. Randy thought that he's in the zone and that he rocked the house. Kara says that Anoop has definitely found his place. How can we have a performance without Simon commenting? Well, at least Paula can sleep through 3 of the songs.

Adam Lambert

Singing "Born to Be Wild" from the movie "Easy Rider" (never seen it). No contest...he is so much better than anyone else in this competition, it's not even funny. Wow, this guy can sing. Paula was very impressed. Simon says that it was vocally incredible.

Matt Giraud

Singing "Have You Ever Loved a Woman?" from Don Juan De Marco (seen parts of it). He's good, but I much prefer Bryan Adams. Paula's clapping, the audience is clapping, Randy's saying, "Yo." Randy thought there was a rough patch and that he tried to do too much with it. Kara thought that he took away some of the core melodies that made the song great.

Danny Gokey

Singing "Endless Love" by Lionel Ritchie. He was the guy I wanted to win when I first saw him in auditions. I still think he'll be in the finals, although I think Adam is a superior singer and performer. Not a big Lionel fan. Not bad, though, I guess. Rather dull to me. Paula thought that he pulled it together in the middle and then finished well. Simon was disappointed with the harp and with the very traditional version of the song.

Kris Allen

Singing "Falling Slowly" (never heard of it) from the movie "Once" (never heard of it). I think Mr. Allen may find himself in the bottom 3 for the first time. I think the problem is that most people probably don't know this song. I would rename the song "Falling Asleep Slowly." Randy just didn't get it, thought it was pitchy. Kara says it's difficult to pick an obscure song, but says it was one of his best performances.

Lil Rounds

Singing "The Rose" by Bette Midler. Oh no, this is a song I just don't care for. Actually, it's a song that I can't stand. I'd rather she sing some revivalistic tune from the Psalter Hymnal. She seems like a nice person, I hope this doesn't send her home. Paula says that she could not have sung a more beautiful lyric. Simon is rolling his eyes at Paula...hilarious! Simon thought that the song was too soft and too middle-of-the-road.

BOTTOM 3:  Allison Iraheta, Anoop Desai, Lil Rounds

1 comment:

amy said...

See! The Quintin things proves it. You guys always think you are older than you are.

Stop it I say.

And as far as AI, I can not imagine watching it without a fast forward button. Mike and I watch the opening of a song decide if we are bored and more often than not skip to the comments. It rocks!