Wednesday, April 23, 2008


Well, American Idol is now split down the middle...3 guys...3 girls...
Last nights mentor was Broadway icon Andrew Lloyd Webber...and the top 6 had to take on his compositions.

None of the songs were easy, it seemed each Idol had their own personal struggles with their song selections. As Lord Webber made clear, the challenge they faced last night was not just to belt out “money notes” but to connect with a song, with the character behind it and use it to tell a story.

So, lets recap and see how well they did....

Syesha Mercado..singing "One Rock and Roll Too Many"...

I believe that Syesha truly found her mojo. She did much better than I expected her too. She finally showed some personality and had fun with the song.
I gave her five out of five stars.

Here are what the judges had to say:

Randy~You are in your element, after could truly be a huge broadway star!

Paula~(as usual) This is your happy are good at it.

Simon~Syesha, that was really very sexy. I liked it, one of your best perfomances so far.

Jason Castro singing "Memory"...

Man, his performance was really bad. The song was so far out of his element. I feel like he will totally be in the bottom three because of this..I doubt he will go home though. I think he will still get his freaking "aw, I am adorable/cute" votes.
I only give him two out of five stars.

Here are what the judges had to say:

Randy~Totally not your thing, too much melody..bit of a train wreck, dude.

Paula~It sounded like a pop ballad; wise choice for you to do this song.

Simon~Came across to me as a young guy being forced to sing that song at a wedding you didn’t want to be at. That was the longest two minutes of your life wasn't it? Because it was for me.

Brooke White...singing "You Must Love Me"

Wow...Brooke...Brooke...Brooke...totally forgot her lyrics...again. This does not bode well for her and will insure her a spot in the bottom three. Not only did she forget the lyrics at the very beginning, but she stopped, paused and started all over...that in itself is a big no-no...because of this, the whole song, Brooke included, was very tense. I feel like she is losing her confidence. Even with the mess up at the beginning, she didn't do too bad. I still give her three out of five stars.

Here are what the judges had to say...

Randy~Wasn't great for me. Once you got going, it was ok..but vocally, it was a little tough.

Paula~You must never start and stop.

Simon~Your voice was tense, too dramatic. I think you are going to be totally disappointed when you watch this back.

David Archuletta singing "Think Of Me"...

Once again, I didn't like it...I think he is overrated and I am not impressed. Week after week, he does nothing for me...not once have I thought, man, can't wait until he has his CD out so I can rush out and buy it. Just ok for me.
I can't even rate him...for some reason though, a lot of people do like him and the teenage girls are voting and keeping him in. I do believe he will end up in the final two, dueling it out with David Cook.

Here are what the judges had to say:

Randy~Dude, that was the bomb...this boy is the one to beat.

Paula~Perfect..absolutely perfect.

Simon~I thought it was pleasant..but, one of your weakest performances. Not memorable, but it will get you onto the next round.

Carly Smithson singing "Jesus Christ Superstar"...

I feel that this was a good song for her. It wasn't her best, but I am not a big fan of Carly either. She had fun with it though; I liked the t-shirt thing at the end.
I gave her four out of five stars.

Here are what the judges thought:

Randy~It was good, not your best performance, but good.

Paula~I love what you did with it, especially in the chorous.

Simon~Actually, that was one of my favorite performances of the night.

I agree with the judges, but I don't think it will save Carly from being in the bottom three.

David Cook singing "Music of the Night"...

WOW!!!!!!! Once again, an unbelievable performance. His voice is top notch. I really like how he had respect for the song, without rearranging it, he totally knocked it out of the park! I was totally blown away. He really is a singer, not just a rocker.
I give him five out of five stars. I truly feel he is going to win this thing...we have our next Chris Daughtry with him, I'm telling you..he is our next American Idol.

Here is what the judges had to say:

Randy~That was an amazing vocal performance.

Paula~This songs proves how well rounded of a performer you are.

Simon~You made the most of it.

Well, there you have it is really getting down to the nitty gritty here...

Who is going, who is staying?

My choice for the bottom three:

Syesha Mercado
Jason Castro
Brooke White

Who is going home?

Brooke White

Tune in tonight for the vote off.



.:| Melissa |:. said...

Sayesha: I loved it! I too, think she found her style!

Jason: um. that is all I have to say about that!

Brooke: ut oh! I really didn't like that. I can forgive messing up and forgetting the lyrics. She's human, not a robot, but I didn't care for the singing on this one! It seemed very forced. 'Course, that could have just been nerves. But, still.

David A: I missed his performance! I don't know why people feel the desire call me ONLY when Idol is on! Good Gawd! Saw the recap it was ... eh. The poor boy just bores me! Again, he doesn't have that "it" factor.

Carly: pretty much missed her performance too. Saw the recap, she seemed pretty good! Jesus Christ Superstar is one of my favorites from that play, and I know it well. Mom had the album and I grew up hearing it a LOT.

David C: I thought it was ok. I wasn't "feelin" him though. Everything from him that is to be sincere, just seems so fake, to me. I don't know. Just me, I guess? But, I think he will probably be the one to win!

Bottom three tonight:
Unsure on a third one.

Going home tonight:
Wish it was Jason, but I think it'll be Brooke.

Daddy Forever said...

I saw yesterday's show. I liked Syesha because that's the type of music I like.

i beati said...

Cook fantastic/ how can Castro never havce heard Memories before ?Give me a break. This girl Brooke I've had it with lyric forgetting. Archuletta way overrated and I disagree with judges not that GREAT.we'll see seems to me David A's to win, but I like David Cooks vcersion a lot!!


Melissa..well, Syesha is safe to sing again, and surprisingly so is Brooke. I was totally shocked Carly went home..didn't see that coming. My predictions are getting worse and worse. Ha!

Daddio..yep, Syesha showed a totally unexpected side of herself..I like that kind of music as well.

Beati..I totally think Cook is going to win..when it comes down to it, Archie is too much of a baby...too meek, too restrained...everyone loves a rocker bad boy, think David Cook is all that....he is sure to win.