3/18/2010

AIS9: Top Eleven...

You know, I'm not sure what to think about last night's results show. On one hand, it had an incredible performance by American Idol game changer, David Cook. On the other, it still felt the need to fill the other 56 minutes with mostly garbage (Cough! Cough! Ke$ha! Cough!).

I was 2 for 3 on my guess as to who would be in the bottom three, and I was wrong (but glad) on my guess about who was going home with the elimination of Lacey. This, of course, means I'm starting out this season with a record of 0 for 1. Don't worry, I'll get better.

Before I give my thoughts on this week, I wanted to make sure I linked you to Michael Slezak's Idol recap at ew.com. I was mad at him most of last season for his hatred of Danny Gokey, but he's always a good read. And so far this year, we hate and like the same people. So for now, we're friends.

Alright, on to the thoughts...

  • Big Mike knows how to work a stage! Looking past his cheesiness to something that actually matters, he's got a little bit of a problem sustaining notes in his lower register. This could be solved by learning how to breath properly...

  • Whenever Kara opens her mouth, I usually close my ears...

  • Casey James is awesome on guitar, but his vocals are weaker than I'd like. Of course, this season, that might not matter...

  • I think it's funny that Lacey's whole backstory was about how she's a pastor's kid and sings in church, but during Hollywood week, she acted like a jerk to the other people in her group...

  • Also, Lacey's so pretty. Why does she want hair like Sharon Osbourne...

  • If there was ever a question in my mind about how Ellen would perform as a judge this season, last night eliminated any doubt. She's terrible. She's a combination of 50% Paula (only saying positive because she wants to be liked) and 50% panelist on Hollywood Squares (every time she opens her mouth, she starts with a super lame joke)...

  • Andrew Garcia has a super weak voice. He chose a song (Gimme Shelter) that requires a strong voice. As a result, he gave a very sub-par performance. Guess what the judges did? They talked about his performance of Straight Up. FACT: the judges will mention it every week he is on the show.It was a moment that he will never top and, as a result, I hope he's put out of my misery soon...

  • Siobhan Magnus has started every performance slow and a capella. Also, this week, she dressed like she was attending an 80's prom in a John Hughes movie. And that last note? Ugh... Glambert 2.0. Simon said some will love it, some will hate it. He was right. I hated it...

  • I wanted to knock myself out with a bat while the judges critiqued Lee Deweze. (especially when Ellen spoke.) That is, until Simon spoke. He said Lee just doesn't shine. He's boring. Thank you, Simon...

  • Paige Myles' vibrato is very Tarzan-ish...

  • So Chrystal Bowersox's thing is the acoustic guitar? I wonder how she'd do without it? Ellen actually nailed this one. Chrystal seems effortless. She also gave a shoutout to Lilly. Oh, Lilly...
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