Tuesday, April 21, 2009

American Idol, Top 7 (Take 2)

This week's theme: Disco.

Lil Rounds - “I’m Every Woman”: She looked good ... you wouldn't catch me dead in a black spandex body suit in public. Performance ... not so good. We are at the point in the competition where just being a good singer no longer cuts it. Lil just brings nothing original and unique to this competition.

Kris Allen - “She Works Hard For The Money”: Best performance of the night by a mile. Why has no one discovered this guy before? I can't wait for his album to come out. He is consistently one of the best performers week after week.

Danny Gokey - “September”: I like that this song had a little original spin on it by Danny, yet still sounded "Disco". Danny seemed to be having a fun time on stage and that made the performance fun to watch.

Allison Iraheta - “Hot Stuff”: Allison does what she does (with the punk rock thing) very well ... but week after week, I am getting a little bored with it. According to my hubby, it looks like she borrowed her outfit from Kiss. A good performance, but nothing special in the land of Allison.

Adam Lambert - “If I Can’t Have You”: I am liking Adam and the suit and slicked back hair. This was a good, controlled performance. I liked it. He seems to be a very humble person always giving shout outs to the band, arranger, etc.

On a side note, could Paula please GET A ROOM with herself and all her swooning over Adam. It made me feel just a little bit uncomfortable. The weird camera shots during and after his performance did not help the situation at all.

Matt Giraud - “Stayin’ Alive”: This performance was 100 times better than last week and should put Matt safely in the top five. With that being said, I didn't watch the show until later on the DVR and missed the voting window. Not my favorite performance I have seen from Matt, but definitely good.

Anoop Desai - “Dim All The Lights”: The first part of the song was great and really showed off Anoop's vocal skilz, but when the tempo picked up, it was all down hill. The tempo never really seemed to pick up enough and Anoop was really pitchy from that point forward. I am afraid this may be the end of the road for Anoop.

Talent wise, Anoop and Lil deserve to go home this week. They are good, but in this group, they don't bring anything really special to the table. As Simon would say, they are "forgettable". Kris was my favorite by far. See what other people thought here.

1 comment:

Smoochiefrog said...

I'm so hoping Kris goes Contemporary Christian with his CD. That would rock!