Wow, I found myself wandering around the house and gasp, doing laundry, I was so not interested in most of the performances tonight.
When I sit down with pen and paper at the beginning of each show, I jot notes as each AI contestant gets up and does their thang. I always write my gut reaction first, then if I feel like it, I’ll mention what a judge has to say. The reason I’m telling y’all this is because I have, much to my surprise, developed quite and ear. I’m seeing and hearing the same things the judges are and am saying it out loud to my husband before the judges give commentary.
I think some of my ear has to do with the fact I’m a writer who is constantly evolving. I understand what the judges are saying. I understand what the contestants are feeling, how badly they want to succeed, to break out and standout. To be the next American Idol. I want to be a New York Times best selling author. To achieve that, I must have an ear for what works.
Now onto the show. I was really hoping Diva Diana would give these kids something really poignant to chew on. She didn’t. Oh, well.
Oh, oh, wait! How funny was it when Ryan and Simon were joking and Simon told Ryan to come out of the closet? LOL and Ryan took it like a trooper. Do you think he’s gay? I’m really not sure. I’m also sure I don’t care, but I find him rather fascinating in an odd way.
Ok, on to the show!
Brandon: Can’t Hurry Love. Hmm he needed to hurry up and make his voice heard! His voice seemed to get lost in the music. Forgetting his lines didn’t help. Oh yeah, and like Simon said, the dancing was horrible. I give him a thumbs down.
Melinda: I didn’t catch the title of her song, but all I can say is as I listened to her I wondered if there was a song she could screw up. I really liked her shoes. After the performance I could have sworn I saw Paula crying! OMG! She was!
Chris Sleigh: Endless Love. Could be his end. Let’s see, no glasses, coiffed curls and a shaky voice. The performance lacked passion to me. If he gets voted off the island I won’t be surprised. Thumbs down.
Gina: Love Child. Okay, if I haven’t mentioned it before, there is something about this girl that rubs me the wrong way. She gets on my nerves. So maybe I am a bit bias in my comments. However, tonight I made a point of just closing my eyes and listening to her song. I thought she did a good job. There were some pitchy screamy moments but over all I enjoyed her energy. I thought she did better than what Simon said. Thumbs up.
Sanjaya: Ewww! His hair! And his song? Ain’t No Mountain High Enough? He’s right, there ain’t no mountain high enough to squash his whimpy voice! Okay, that was mean. And you know what? I bet he is a really sweet guy. In fact I’ll lay money down he is, but I swear, if he is not voted off the island tomorrow night, I. WILL. NOT. watch another episode of AI this year! Thumbs and toes down!
Haley: Missing You. Frankly, it wasn’t very strong. BUT! I think it was her best performance yet—she really needs to project herself, throw herself out there, belt it out. She has the voice. Let loose for crying out loud. Um, and don’t forget the words. I loved what Simon said afterwards. We’ll all remember who Haley is now. I thought she was adorable afterwards. She totally redeemed herself in my eyes. I’m going to vote for her tonight.
Phil: I’m Gonna Make You Love Me. Okay, I don’t mind a guy who shaves his head, but, um Phil’s head looked kind of, well, pornographic to me tonight. As far as his performance tonight, I think it was his best yet. I was pleasantly surprised. I didn’t think he had it in him. Good job and a thumbs up.
LaKisha: God Bless the Child. And she should thank God for the blessing of that voice. You know what it is I love about her? She is not afraid to use her voice.
I loved the dress, didn’t care for the color, and would have used a mike stand. 😉
Blake: You Keep Me Hanging On. I love this song. Hated what Phil did to it. I like the song moody and deep, less hip. I found Phil’s performance boring. He needs to stop messing with the arrangement and mess with his voice. That said, although I found his performance meh, his voice was clear and consistent. One thumb up the other down.
Stephanie: Sweetest Hangover. She has so much style. I thought she sang really well. The performance though was a little boring. Thumbs up.
Chris R: I forgot the song, and I thought his voice was weak and shaky. No bueno. Thumbs down. 🙁
Jordin: If We Hold on Together. She looked great and I thought she sang really well, except for a few of those screechy parts, but again, nothing spectacular. One up, one down.
So, how do you think everyone did? And While it’s a given Sanjaya should be voted off, who do you think actually will be voted off?