Thursday, February 28, 2008

American Idol...Season 7...Top 10 Girls....

Well, last night the top 10 girls rocked out, or didn' songs from the 70's.
I was not impressed with a single one. To me, it seemed that the majority of the girls, were just picking the wrong darn songs. I thought they were better last week, which allowed the guys to outshine them this week.

Let's recap...

So, the former recording artist, Carly Smithson..was up first...she sang "Crazy on You" by Heart..(I love heart)...her performance was pretty good...I give her four out of five stars.

The judges comments:

Randy~The beginning wasn't so good, but it was better towards the middle and the end. You seem to have more problems with the lower notes, kind of pitchy.
Paula~You are an amazing singer and you did an amazing job.
Simon~Much better than last week. You are an incredible singer, but I don't think that was the right song for you.

I agree with Simon....she did ok....not one of my favorites...but, I think she will be around for awhile.

Second to perform...Syesha Mercado..singing "Me and Mr Jones" by Billy Paul...

I like this girl....I thought she did fairly well last night. The song wasn't right for her. She definitely needs to up her game as far as song choices go. More upbeat, high tempo song would be so good for her.

Here is what the judges had to say:

Randy~That was not a great song choice. You need to pick songs that work with what you have, songs that you can really belt out. It was soft~went nowhere. Just alright for me.
Paula~I like your interpretation, what you did with it. But in softer songs, you tend to go off, fall out of pitch.
Simon~It was a bit indulgent. That song was not written for a girl. It was a silly thing to do. It was not designed for your voice; not a clever choice for you.

Third up...our other little pre recording artist...Brooke White...singing "You're So Vain" by Carly Simon....

Brooke is your wholesome next door kind of girl..I like her...last night she chose to sing with her guitar..nice touch, but I think she does better with piano. I give her four out of five stars.

Here is what the judges thought:

Randy~It was a great song choice. I liked it. But, I don't think you brought anything different to it.
Paula~It was the perfect song for you. It suited you. You brought familiarity to it.
Simon~I absolutely loved it. It was the perfect song for you, absolutley connected.

I don't think Brooke will be going home tonight, that's for sure.

Next up..the little woman with a powerful voice...Ramiele Malubay...singing "Don't ve Me This Way" by Thelma Houston.

She is such a little cutie....I thought she sang well, but not as well as last week.
I still give her four out of five stars. If you can make it on cuteness factor alone, she will make it to the top three females.

Here are the judges thoughts:

Randy~It was just ok for me. The song choice was weird.
Paula~You are the one to beat. Your vocals are amazing. Although, I don't feel like with this song, you were able to perform your magic.
Simon~You were much better last week. This was not a memorable performance.

Memorable or not, Simon..this little chickie is going to be around a little longer.

Fifth to perform...Kristy Lee Cook..singing "You're No Good" by Linda Ronstadt....

I thought she was just ok...she looked good. She is a very pretty girl and I think that alone will keep her in for a while. She will most definitely be in the top 8 I am thinking. For her performance last night, I give her four out of five stars.

Here is what the judges thought:

Randy~100% improvement over last week. It was a better song choice, In tune and I liked it.
Paula~You're back. It was a good song choice for you.
Simon~It was a huge improvement. At this point, I really don't know how to label you. I think you should go the Country route, that is where you have potential.

Who knows, if she listens to Simon, she could end up being the next Carrie Underwood...nah.....

My, oh my....what I am about to show you next..there is no words..what the hell happened to my home girl...Amanda Overmeyer...Honey the stylist screwed you over last night...WTF???????? Here is Amanda...singing "Carry On My Wayward Son" by Kansas...

Girl looked like Cruella Daville...she sounded terrible, looked terrible. I am so afraid, because of this performance, she is going home. I gave her two stars out of five. have let me down.

Here is what the judges thought:

Randy~That was not the right song for you. There was too much melody. The verses were pitchy.
Paula~You got some moves. You can dance. You are a brilliant artist and you need to do what feels right. That was not the right song for you.
Simon~That was terrible. From the hair, to the clothes, to the song. I couldn't wait for it to finish. It was contrived, nothing was real about it.

Wow, Amanda...I just don't know what else to say. I would rather see you try to be Janis Joplin.

Seventh..Alaina Whitaker...singing "Hopelessly Devoted To You" by Olivia Newton-John..

I believe Alaina has potential.....she just needs to work on being herself. As far as last nights performance goes...I give her four out of five stars, even though I feel the song wasn't right for her.

Here are the judges comments:

Randy~It wasn't the right song for you. You have a strong voice, when you belt it. That was restrained. Very pitchy.
Paula~I think you did a good job. I forget how young you really are. You are very mature for your age.
Simon~I like you, but it was almost as if your grandmother prepared you for this performance. It was very old fashioned. Almost pagenty. You are one of the dark horses of this competition. Sort yourself out.

She is definitely a beautiful girl, that alone will keep her in for awhile. She is not going home tonight.

Eighth...Alexandria' Lushington...singing "If You Leave Me Now" by Chicago...

I thought it was just ok...kind of mundane, robotic. Nothing impressive. I give her three stars out of five...she is definitely in my bottom three.

Here is what the judges had to say:

Randy~It was safe. You have mad vocal skills and you need to challenge yourself more. It was boring.
Paula~I have never heard a female take that song on. I feel you made it your own. I am impressed and I feel you are relevant to this competition.
Simon~I was a big fan of you in the early stages of this competition. I think you are struggling now. You were in and out of tune. It was boring for me.

Ninth....Kady Malloy...singing "Magic Man" by Heart...

It was just ok for me, she is just another "pretty girl" of the competition. She does nothing for me. If she doesn't up her game, I see her going home soon.
I give her two out of three stars.

Here is what the judges thought:

Randy~You never found the notes. It didn't work for me.
Paula~When you powered it, you sounded great, but on the low notes, you lost it. You really need to come back, define yourself and who you are.
Simon~I am frustrated. Everything you do on film is fantastic, but you come out here and it does not go anywhere. There was no melody. look great, but you sucked. Stick to your impersonations of Brittany.

Last on the show last night, but possibly first to go home tonight...Asia'h Epperson...singing "All By Myself" by Celine Dion....

All I can say is that it was terrible. What the hell was she thinking. Celine Dion is an amazing one can come close to replicating her vocals...especially not some want to be little girl. I gave her one star, just because she killed this Celine Dion song...and I love Celine.

Here are the judges thoughts...

Randy~It was a difficult song. I think you did a good job.
Paula~You did it. That was great. The ending was what counts.
(um, no Paula...she screwed up the beginning and a half assed singer does not sell records)
Simon~That was one of the top Diva songs of all time. You are not that good of a singer to be able to pull that off. That song showed you up. You almost got away with it, but fact didn't. It was a silly decision.

Simon, I couldn't agree with you more.

So, my choices for going home tonight are..Amanda Overmeyer and Asia'h Epperson.

For the guys...Luke Menard and Danny Noriega.

Who do you think is going home tonight?

Tune in tonight for the vote-off.



janet said...

didnt see the boys, but i'm totally with you on the girls. we shall see ;-)

Toni said...

Alaina looked a lot like Carrie Underwood last night. The rocker chick is SCARY and was terrible. I liked her before but bleck...

Flat Coke and Flies said...

I just watched the vote-off. Poor folks just crying & sobbing like somebody died!!!

Motor City Monk said...

Alaina created the perfect Idol moment last night after she was booted she feared she wouldn't be able to sing her goodbye song with tears and all but with the help of her friends was encouraged to do it and then she found her strength - loved it when she stepped forward to sing totally on her own. Hate to admit it but that nearly had me close to tears.


Janet..I was so far off...I suck.
Toni..I agree, on both counts.
Flat...pathetic weren't they? too....I hated to see her go.