lol so tonight hubby and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary. My youngest daughter and her fiancÃ© were taking us out to dinner to one of our favorite restaurants, but hubby woke feeling a bit under the weather. So dutiful daughter bought some fabulous filet mignon, fresh scallops and shrimp and whipped us up great dinner. Future son in law picked up a bottle of ’03 Silver Oak cab. Boy was it good. So we sit down to dinner and I realize AI is just about to start. As we’re finishing our salads, future son-in-law sets his salad plate aside, and dutiful daughter asks, “How was that, babe?” He looked right at her and without missing a beat he says, “It was good but not memorable.” I almost spewed my wine all over the table. It was hilarious! I could not stop laughing. Dutiful daughter almost dumped the shrimp and scallops in his lap.
So without further adieu here we go. First I have to say Paula’s dress looked ridiculous. It did nothing for her figure. And did she look loopier then normal to you tonight?
So Michael starts off the night with Dream On. I liked it, but for me it wasn’t his best performance but it certainly was not bad.
Randy said, “Pretty good song choice, but some pitch problems. It was all right.” I agree.
Paula said dumb stuff.
Simon said, “I thought it was a very good performance.” Then he made a comment about not trying to impersonate but to be your own voice. I totally got that.
Syesha sang, I Believe. Strong but pitchy. My daughter said “She sang the hell out of that song!” I thought it was solid.
Randy said, “I didn’t find that special connection.”
Paula said, Oh wait, who the hell cares! Would she just shut up!
Simon said, “Technically I thought you sang it well. But it lacked a big wave of emotion.”
I heart Jason. He sang Somewhere Over The Rainbow. I love the song, love that rendition, and LOVED the performance. But y’all know he could sing a commercial jingle and I’d love it.
Randy said, “Jason Castro is back in the hunt!” Whoo hoo!!
Paula said, “Definitive sound.” Her two intelligent words for the night.
Simon said, “Fantastic.” 🙂
Kristy Lee sang, Anyway. Great song choice for her. She did that long note really well. It was one of her better performances. But I had to check my notes to remember what she sang. As future son in law would say, “Good but not memorable.”
Randy said, “Actually that was really good for you.”
Did Paula speak?
Simon said, “You have the opportunity to show who you are. I thought you were very good indeed. Tonight you look like a star.” Wow praise indeed.
David C sang, Innocent. Started slow for me, but it picked up. Not my fave but it was still good. I mean the guy is technically and vocally so sound he can sing anything well, and some things off the charts. Tonight was not an off the chart performance. I’d delete this one from my David Cook repertoire.
Randy said, “Not sure it was one of your strongest weeks.” I disagree. The performance was strong, as it always is, but the song didn’t resonate.
Paula said, “You are it.” Karin says to Paula, “You are redundant.”
Simon said, “I didn’t like the performance very much.” I watched Paula’s reaction, I think she took too much of whatever it is she takes.
Carly sang Show Must Go On. Let me begin by sounding a bit Paulaish here. Carly’s makeup was perfect and she dressed much better this week. Hubby said, “She actually looks kind of hot.” Though he didn’t care for the performance. She once again seems to over try. She forces emotion where she doesn’t have to. She really needs to just kick back and sing what she sings best and hope for the best. Personally, I was okay with the performance. Not really feeling it was very good or even very bad. It was, okay.
Randy said, “It ended up just okay for me.” Hmm great minds.
Paula said, “I just didn’t feel engaged.” Wow, deep.
Simon said, “You look good. I thought it was an unusual choice for you. You over sang it and it came across as an angry performance.” I think Carly may hit the road Thursday night.
David A sang Angels. I was prepared for one of his soulful whiny ballads. He did not disappoint. Sorry, the kid sings songs much too old for him. He’s 17! Hubby is tired of David A. Apparently the teeny boppers aren’t. And did you see the dad ditched the ball cap and went with a regular cap. Hmmm, interesting headpiece choice.
Randy said, “Check it out, Dawg-That was your hottest moment all season.” Meh.
Paula said, blah blah blah
Simon said, “Best song choice of the night so far. I’m not going to say it was your best performance to date, but I’m being nit picky. You’ll sail through to next week.” And he will, and he will also sing the same song.
I heart Brooke too. She sang, You’ve Got a Friend. I really enjoyed it. Maybe more than I should have it. But then I love Brooke. As I have said, she reminds me of my oldest daughter so I am very partial. Brooke is so sweet and wonderful and earnest and genuine and emotional I just want to hug her to death. That said, I did not like her dress. Hubby said she was going to go. I almost hurt him, 25th anniversary or not!
So Randy said, “It was okay for me. It was all right.” Phooey on Randy.
Paula said, blah x 3
Simon said, “A pleasant walk in the park.” And he left it at that because he did not want to hurt her feelings. Neither do I, so America better vote for her!
I think we’re going to see the girls again in the bottom three. And if my memory serves me correctly isn’t this the week that two Idols go? Anyway, Syesha, Carly, and Kristy get my vote for bottom three. And I don’t care which one of them goes.
And remember elimination night is Thursday this week. Wednesday is the Idol gives back night.