American Idol Week 6 â€“ Top of the Pop or not, with Gwen Stefani
My guest hostess today is Cele, with the AI update!!!
Thank you, Cele.
So many possibilities and yet each year when they have pop week I’m surprised by the choices. This year was no different, but I guess I have to start my comments on rant. Good Lord what is it Sanjaya Malakar? The poster child of Vote For The Worst is a total clown, they chose their mark well, and for it we will continue to suffer. Singers far superior will be out of the competition while he continues on. He is a farce. A crappy singer who has to make his mark by being a joke, I want so much for him to respect the competition and his opponents â€“ I know it won’t happen.
What is it with the judges? Wow, usually it’s just the audience that doesn’t let Simon finish his critiques. This year not only does Paula pooh â€“ pooh his insights, but now Randy is too. And they are both sooo wrong, in my humble opinion. Or I’m just getting bitchy. Hmmm. No, they’re just wrong.
Now to the performances….
Lakisha kicked off the evening with a cover of Donna Summer’s The Last Dance. My immediate response, I thought this was Pop night â€“ er I’m not a disco person. She has far too much voice for the song. I just didn’t like the performance, although she was good.
Chris Sligh â€“ Performed the Police’s Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic. Good song choice, when he started singing I thought of Christopher Cross for some reason. I didn’t think he was bad. But the darn echo effect was terrible, it kept pulling my attention away from the performance, but not enough to miss the flat spots.
Gina â€“ I love Gina. Boy she picked a perfect song for her, The Pretender’s I’ll Stand By You. A great song choice, she performed it well, put her own mark on the song and sang her heart out. Kudos. She was the best female performance until Melinda sang. But I didn’t like the top she was wearing.
Sanjaya â€“ Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh!!!! So many thoughts, none are positive and ranting won’t make me feel better about this guy. First off, what a suck up, last week, this week, next week, and the week after he will suck up. What’s with the hair? A Faux Hawk for a Faux Singer. Dude, No Doubt is a Ska band, they sing Ska songs, get a clue. No amount of Bath Water will help you.
Haley â€“ Looked pretty, she chose a pretty song, changed up the arrangement, and sang a pretty cover of True Colors it wasn’t Cyndi Lauper and definitely not Phil Collins. It just fell flat for me.
Phil â€“ chose Every Breath She Takes by the Police. I was impressed. I remember several weeks back he did a song, I can’t remember which, but he impressed me. In the weeks since I’d wondered why. Tonight I remember why, he was very good, wonderful, his ability shown through, and he under played the song perfectly. But the echo, sigh.
Melinda â€“ wow, she too chose Donna Summers, but it was night in day for me from Lakisha’s performance. I don’t even like Heaven Knows but OH.MY.GOSH when Melinda sings it doesn’t make a difference if you don’t like the song, she is so wow factor.
Blake didn’t beat box tonight â€“ and for me it was down hill from there. I love his beat box, it gives everything a Blake touch, tonight’s song was bland, but it wasn’t terrible, it was just bland. Oh, Blake sang a love song by The Cure.
Jordin â€“ I can’t believe this girl is only 17 years old. She is so incredibly talented. Covering No Doubt’s Hey, Baby she remembered it was Ska, she gave it her own personality, she made it her own and she had a good time doing it. I loved it.
Chris R â€“ Sang No Doubt’s Don’t Speak and all I can say is Boy Band. He just doesn’t cut it for me.
My Favorites for the week…
Malakar was by far the worst, and he has to go, but I know he will survive because the Dark Force is with him.
But I have faith. Vote for the Worst can’t keep the cream from rising to the top. They may have supported and consider Taylor Hicks their victory, but this is week number seventeen for Chris Daughtry and band in the Billboard 200. Their album is now double platinum. While sitting at number 4 on the album charts this week, their first hit, It’s Not Over is number one on the Hot Adult Contemporary and CHR Charts, for five weeks, solid gold. Just proving you can’t keep a good man down.