Okay, so Mariah Carey aka Mimi has never really done it for me. Until tonight, if you asked me to name a Mariah Carey song, I’d look at you with a blank stare. But I did recognize a few of them tonight (so I am not totally still living in the seventies). But before I go there, was it me or is Mimi one cold fish? Yikes! And it was exacerbated by how the idols reacted to her coolness. Hey, I understand the whole, I’m a living legend thing, but damn she was so not approachable. Sigh, I guess some people just have intimacy issues. Whatev.
So tonight, I’m wondering how the guys would pull out those girly songs. Surprise surprise, they out sang the goils all night.
The evening began with David A. I had no idea what he sang, but he sang it with gusto and it sounded like everything else he’s sung. Great if you like that. I was bored, but admittedly impressed with his vocals. He’s like reading literary stuff. Really well done, and boring as hell. No thanks. Give me commercial.
Randy said, “You can sing anything. That was the bomb.” Okay, if you say so.
Why bother with what Paula said? She said the same thing last week, last moth and last year and the year before that. Who cares?
Simon said, “I thought it was very, very good. You set the benchmark.” Yeah, for boring. No wait, Brooke gets that title tonight.
Carly sang a song I recognized, not because Mimi sang it but because Nielsen did. Can’t Live. I can live without Carly. Okay that said, I kind of liked her performance. But she didn’t quite hold those notes. I didn’t care for the way she cut them off. It sounded to me like she was chickening out.
Apparently the judges felt the same way.
Randy said, “It was pretty good.” Hmm kiss of death.
Paula made a comment I could use. She said, “You swelled and soared.” Kudos to, ya Paula baby for an original thought.
Simon as usual was not impressed with this girl. Do ya think he has a grudge against the Irish? Anyhoo, he said, “I really wanted to hear you sing this song. I don’t think you pulled it off. But I think you’re capable of it.”
Syesha sang…I don’t remember. I’m glad I took notes because if I hadn’t, I’d have sworn they forgot about her. ‘Nuff said.
Randy said, “So you always pick the toughest songs. You did a good job…all things considered.” Ouch.
Simon said, “Once again, technically very, very good” But he wasn’t impressed with the song choice.
Okay so is Brooke too cute or what? Hero is a song I did recognize. While her vocals were good, it just sounded to me as if she were singing the same thing over and over. And I could see toward the end there she was getting nervous. I think she knew.
Randy said, “Check it out. I thought it was pretty cool and was digging it until the bridge.”
Simon said, “I think it was a bit like ordering a hamburger but only getting the bun.” I totally got what he said, and resent Paula chastising him for his opinion. I’d really like to see her go next year. So, Brooke’s performance had not meat. Gotcha.
Kristy Lee sang…not sure, but call me amazed. I actually liked it. Her voice came through tonight. Yes there were a few bumpy notes, but overall I liked it. I still can’t believe she’s there and Michael isn’t. 🙁
Randy said, “You know? You definitely stepped up in the end.”
Simon said, “You didn’t give me chills. A little whiny at times. You were quite smart, it wasn’t great though.”
David C gave me goose bumps. But I was getting a wee bit annoyed with the mumblely stuff. But he is a true artist. No doubt about it.
Randy said, “Yo, I think more than anyone on the show you are ready to make an album.”
Simon said, “Original, daring. Stood out by a mile. Potential great artists take risks.”
Jason. He is such a goof and every Tuesday night I can’t wait to hear him sing. So of course I’m totally biased. Go ahead, arrest me. Despite the fact Jason can do no wrong in Karin’s book, I thoroughly enjoyed his performance. His voice was soulful, sexy, real.
Randy must have had his head up his ass during Jason’s performance because he said, “For me I didn’t really love that. It was weird for me, like some distant music at a beach luau. I didn’t get it.” Pfft.
Ding dong Paula said, “I’d like to be at that luau.” She is forgiven for all of her previous ramblings of the night.
Simon said, “I have to agree with Paula. It was a cool version.”
So, Randy, go home.
I see Syesha going home. Or Kristy, or Carly or even Brooke. But dumb ass America will probably vote my boy Jason off. After last week anything is possible. I’m bracing myself.