First of all, I wasn’t surprised John and Etyda went tonight, but c’mon, as much as Billy Ray is warming everyone’s cockles, he stinks on the dance floor! At least, unlike Heather Mills (oh, and fyi, I chatted with two British authors at RT and the English don’t care for her a’tall), we like the guy and it’s ok if he keeps squeaking through. Oh, and I wanted to say, the judges were far too harsh on my boy Apolo and his sweetheart of a partner Julianne. Give the kid a break. He’s the best out there and they expect him to dance like a pro? I’d love to see Len get out on the ice after only a month and half of training and win a gold or two. Sheesh. But kudos must go to those who deserve it, and Laila Ali is smokin’ the hardwood. Is Maks gay? I think he’s pretty sexy.
So next week, unless the front runners screw up, Billy Ray will hit the skids.
Now on to AI. Is Jon Bon Jovi a living doll or what? I have always loved his music and him, and I love the fact he is still fiercely loyal to his wife and children after all these years. Rock on Jon-Boy! And he was one of the better mentors. In fact after Lulu and Peter Noone, he was the best mentor.
Now on to the performances.
Phil: Blaze of Glory. Love the song and wow, I closed my eyes and listened to Phil belt it out. He has come a long way. I never would have believed he could control his voice so well. How about that last note and the way he held it? Excellent. But here’s the thing. As good as he was, he doesn’t have a distinct voice. Does that make sense?
Jordin: Living on a Prayer. She looked great, and day-um! She is an Amazon! I really enjoyed the band—but I felt like she rushed the song and there were some inconsistencies in her voice. I disagree with Simon on how she looked. All in all it was not Jordin’s best night.
Lakisha: This Ain’t a Love Song. All I can say is the woman when she sings the right song (and even some that aren’t so right) she can belt out lyrics. She has such a rich voice with such a range. And, after Simon kissed her, who can resist him?
Blake: Was the title to the song Shot Through the Heart or You Give Love a Bad Name? Actually it doesn’t matter. I loved his performance. In fact, I think out of all the performances so far this season that was my favorite. I LOVED IT!!!
Chris: Wanted Dead or Alive. Band was awesome. For me personally, out of all of Chris’ performances I liked this one the best. And while he may not have the control over his voice like say Phil did, Chris’ voice is distinct.
Melinda: Have a Nice Day. I wasn’t over the moon with this performance (sorry I could only hear Jon-Boy sing it). Melinda seemed to shriek a bit here and there. And while she is very strong, I just wanted it to end.
My fave tonight was Blake.
Isn’t it amazing to see these wonderful kids go back and forth, play to their strengths and get knocked down one week only to bounce back stronger than ever the next week? While I will admit for a while there this season seemed a bit lack luster, I am really enjoying seeing the serious progress with so many of the Idols. Speaking of an Idol’s progress, has anyone heard Bucky Covington’s new release, A Different World? It’s really good. And he’s cleaned himself up some. New teeth, decent coif and wardrobe (and he is getting divorced 🙁 ). What a difference a year and a dream team make.
So? Thoughts? Who do you think is gong this week on AI? Oh! Wait a minute. Since they didn’t boot anyone off last week, they’re booting off two tomorrow night! Yikes!
🙁 No! Not two!
Ok, I predict, Phil and…who else?