A Few Bright Spots Tonight (and the Winner of WHEN HE WAS BAD!)
But for me David Archuletta was not one of them. I’m really sorry, but I think Randy must have some side money on the kid. I do not understand his fascination with the kid. And allow me to clarify: David A has talent. He has a strong voice, but everything he sings sounds the same to me. He’s boring to watch and I’m tired of his goofy quinty-eyed look. That said, I have no doubt the teeny-boppers will vote him right into the next American Idol slot. Fine. David Cook will go on like Doughtry and break record records.
So without further adieu, here is my recap of tonight:
David A sang Paula’s choice for him, And So It Goes. When he said in his wispy voice, “It’s a real pretty song,” I just threw my paper and pen on the table. But hubby and future son-in-law reminded me I had a commitment, and to take notes. Only because I love you ladies did I pick my pen back up, but I did it under protest. So, he sang well. Of course he did. David always sings well. But as per his regular performance, it was predictably boring.
Crack baby Randy said, “Paula chose a dope song. You are in it to win it!” How much are you getting paid to say that, Randy?
Paula said, “It was a pure and stunning performance.”
Simon who I adore said it, “Yeah, it was a very good performance, a bit predictable. I didn’t think it was outstanding.”
Next song, David ‘er his dad (who has officially been banned from backstage) picked; With You by Chris Brown. What a freakin’ train wreck. Sigh, I actually felt embarrassed for the kid. I hope his dad was happy with his lousy choice. When David sang the line “my boo” I nearly spewed my Diet Pepsi. And this performance brings me precisely to my point about David A. He has no pop/commercial appeal. And he is no Michael Buble or that other crooner Josh Grobin. The teeny-bopper girls drive me nuts. Now to be fair, I was really glad to see David try something different. But he failed. But he was brave and I give him props for that.
Of course I was waiting for Randy to tell us the performance was the bomb, and was very relieved to hear him say, “All right so â€“not sure that was the right song.” Duh.
Paula is on crack.
Simon said, “I applaud you not doing the shrieky ballad (lol, way to get a dig in), but that performance was like a Chihuahua trying to be a tiger.” Right on!
Okay so the last song was picked by the producers. The title escaped me but I rolled my eyes. Sadly, predictably it was more of the same. So let’s get this over with:
Randy said, “So, very interesting song choice. You can sing the phone book.” True but we’ll all be asleep before he gets to Aa.
Paula said, throwing hands up, who the hell cares?
Simon said, “You sang the song very well…I thought the song was gooey, something a 95 year old would pick.” In David’s defense, he didn’t pick the song, the producers did. Can’t blame the kid’s dad for the crappy song choice–this time.
Randy picked If I Ain’t Got You for Syesha. Frankly I didn’t pay much attention, but future son-in-law said it was awesome.
Randy said, “You’re peaking at the right time.”
Simon said, “That was very good. You look gorgeous by the way.”
For Syesha’s second song, she picked, Fever. I knew as soon as I heard the title it was not going to be good. Fever is a low sultry song, Syesha sang it too high and the tempo was too fast. Overall though, I thought it wasn’t half bad.
Randy said, “A very interesting song choice. You sang it amazingly well tonight.”
Paula said, “I’m surprised you picked this song. Not sure it shows Syesha.”
Simon said, “I think you may regret this. You did a lame cabaret performance.”
Not sure what the song was that the producers chose, but it was a toe-tapper. Even so, here we are another week to go, and I have no idea why Syesha is in the top three. I really don’t think she has it.
Randy said, “I can see you doing a Rihannasque song. It was just okay for me.”
Paula said, “You did the song very well. Not sure it’s the type of song to define Syesha the artist.” Agreed.
Simon said, “You had your best moment last week with Sam Cook. It didn’t define you.”
I think the handwriting is on the wall for Syesha. I will be shocked if she does not go home.
So now we come to David Cook, a man who has really grown on me. Simon’s pick shocked me, but I totally understood why he chose it. He wanted to show David’ skill off, and David delivered. I really, really, really enjoyed this performance. I wish he could have sang the entire song.
So Randy’s comments pissed me off. He said, “I wish Simon hadn’t picked something so predictable.” Whaaaaaat???? “You’re a rocker.” And you Randy are a biased A-hole.
Paula said, “It’s not about this, it’s about you, David.”
Simon said, “One of your best performances. This is what makes you brilliant. Round one to Cook and Cowell.” I loved it!
Second song, David picked Dare You to Move. Not my fave.
Randy said, “Performancewise, not your best. A little pitchy, baby.”
Paula said, “You just got to the beginning when you ended the song.”
Simon said, “I don’t think it was the best melodic song…All of you, an okay second round.” Agreed.
So the producers picked Aerosmith’s Don’t Want to Miss a Thing for last. Not a bad performance.
Randy predictably said, “For me, predictable. It was okay.” Pfft.
Paula said, “See you in the finals!”
Simon said, “David Cook wins the night!” Yay!!!
Okay, so are we all agreed Syesha is on her way out?
And the winner of WHEN HE WAS BAD, Cynthia Eden’s May Brava release is Holly D!