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American Idol – Top 7 (Performances and Results)

I’ve been sick all week, so no recaps.  Sorry.

Sanjaya just got the boot.

Blog Friend Andrea: why is he crying

Blog Friend Andrea: he shouldve left 2324 years ago

 Back to bed…thanks for reading!  Full recaps return next week!

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American Idol – Top 8 – RESULTS

Got home late, so now live rant, sorry.

Blog Friend Andrea on Hot Haley, Chris the Final and Phil Bottom Three

Blog Fried Andrea: how much do i rock

Blog Fried Andrea: I CALLED THE WHOLE THING

Blog Fried Andrea: PERFECTLY

Blog Fried Andrea: -D

Blog Fried Andrea: i = amazing

Really dull, overly-long one-hour show.

Sayanora, Hot Haley.  I’ll definitely miss muting your performances.

Ahhh…Haley.

Next week is Country week!  Thanks for reading!

American Idol – Top 8 – Performances

Tonight is Jennifer Lopez night!!

Let’s take a look:

 

I think I need to add her to The Approved List.   I mean, she IS America’s favorite Fly Girl!  The scary thing is that I KNOW some of you reading have NO CLUE who the Fly Girls were.  And that makes me sad.

– Seacrest explains that it’s actually “Latin Night.”  Sounds good to me.

– He then introduces the band and the judges.

Blog Friend Andrea: i wanna see sanjaya sing jenny from the blockdont be fooled by the rocks that he got.

– Did you know the her latest album is #1 on the Billboard Latin chart?  Me either.

– Seacrest then refers to the Top 8 as “The Top Ocho.”  Yeah…

– First up is Melinda, with “Sway,” a song Lopez did in Spanish.  Well, Melinda may not be the sexiest contestant (thank you, Hot Haley!), but she rocked a modern Tina Turner look.  As for the singing, she was fantastic.  She’s so good.  Randy said it was another solid performance.  Paula called it sultry, smooth and sexy.  See-moan didn’t like it, claiming it felt lounge-cabaret.  Said it lacked the “WOW” factor.

– One of these days I’ll have  to revisit my pet peeve with the show, in that it does not allow genre-based artists to really blossom.  (see: Daughtry, Chris)  (and yes, I know Underwood, Carrie won…I’ll rant on this soon)

– LaKisha is in the Sponsored Cola Lounge.

– Ms. Jones is singing “Conga.”  She is definitely shaking her groove thang.  Completely different side to LaKisha this week.  And y’know what?  I dig it.  However, I think she is falling down the depth chart. She peaked too early in the competition.  But this was fun.  Randy really liked it.  Paula wasn’t feeling it.  See-moan said it wasn’t a singer’s song and criticized her dancing.

Seacrest: What I would pay to see you  [dance]!

See-moan: I’m sure you would!

ZING!!!!

Ahhh, and here’s Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine!

– Wait, wait, wait.  “Smooth” by Carlos Santana and Rob Thomas counts as Latin?  The MUSIC is Latin, but Rob Thomas?  His WIFE is Latin…he’s not.  And he wrote the song!  Ah well…I love the song, so I’m not mad.  Just sayin’…  He dresses like Rob Thomas for fun.  Not really liking this tonight.  Weird pacing, odd key.  Not tonight, buddy.  This could be it for Chris.  Randy and Paula liked it.  See-moan liked it, too.  We can agree to disagree.

– Hot Haley is up next!  She’s going with “Turn the Beat Around.”  And NOW I have a MAJOR problem.  This was a DISCO song that Gloria Estefan COVERED!!!  It’s not LATIN!!  Don’t believe me?  Read it for yourself!  This show is losing credibility BIG TIME tonight.

–  I don’t know about the singing, because I’m caught in her legs!  She hits a high note, I think.  OK, honestly…good energy with this one tonight.  Randy called it “karaoke.”  Paula called it fun.  See-moan exposes Haley for…umm…exposing herself.  See-moan: “You can’t do well in this competition based on your voice because there are much better singers.”  Burn.

– Phil picks another track off of Santana’s “Supernatural,” “Maria Maria.”  Which, by the way, is also only marginally Latin, based on the guitar player.  Tsk Tsk.  Hahahha…Phil forgets the words because he’s like, “Holy mother of pearl, it’s Jennifer Lopez!”  I would, too.  Really cool (in a jazz way) performance by Phil.  Probably his best one since “I’ll Be” way back when.  I really enjoyed this tonight.   Randy didn’t feel it.  Paula liked the vocal.   See-moan wasn’t all that happy.  I kind of liked the voice cracking…very emotional…

– Jordin is in the Sponsored Cola Lounge.  Yawn.  Whoa…she was born in 1989.  I feel OLD!

– She’s also sticking with Gloria, with “The Rhythm is Gonna Get You.”  She looks more and more comfortable on stage each week.  Again, not a good singer’s song, but she sang it well.  And she twirled.  Can’t underestimate the on-stage twirl.  Randy: “That was the YO Factor on BLAST!”  Paula gushed.  See-moan felt it was OK.

– Beatbox Blake has the biggest balls of the group, going after “I Need To Know,” written by Lopez’s husband, Marc Anthony.  In 1999 when the song came out, Anthony was about to marry a former Miss Universe while collaborating with Lopez.  Ok.  Let’s take a second.  Marc Anthony dumped MISS UNIVERSE for Jennifer Lopez.  What does that make her?  Miss All-Encompassing Hotness of Hot??

– But I digress.  Blake sang her husband’s song that he wrote about another woman to her.  Brass grapefruits.  Here’s the deal with Blake.  He’s the most creative person in the competition, by far.  He is probably the most fun.  He’s not the best singer, though.  But I like his performances, and this was no exception.  Randy liked the song choice and the performance.  Paula called it “smart.”  See-moan called it the best of the night.

– Final performance of the evening is Queen Sanjaya.  He’s singing in Spanish.  Also ballsy.  But, as we established above, he’s got rocks. He switched to English halfway through.  I guess it was OK.  His voice sounded decent enough, but I couldn’t understand a thing.  He shoots the judges a smug look.  Randy liked it.  And complemented Sanjaya’s brains.  Paula called it “nice.”  OK.  See-moan: “I’m going to hate myself for this…it wasn’t horrible.”  Me too…

Most Valuable Performer: Blake.  Melinda is right behind.  I enjoyed Phil, even though the judges didn’t.
Thanks for reading!  Results tomorrow!

American Idol – Top 9 – RESULTS

Last night was American Classics night and now it’s time to send someone home!

–  Seacrest welcomes us and previews the madness.

–  Recap of last night.  I watched it last night, so I fast forward.

–  Sponsored music video butcher job is “One Love.”

Here’s how it should sound:

–  Whoa, whoa, whoa!  Kermit D. Frog makes a cameo.  He says he loves being green, TOTALLY contradicting himself:

–  The Top 9 are pre-divided:

– Group One: Beatbox Blake, Last Chris, Queen Sanjaya

– Group Two: Hot Haley, Gina, Phil

– Group Three: Jordin, Haley, LaKisha

– Group Three is, of course, not the bottom three.  That was brain surgery there…

– Group One is safe, as well.  Hot Haley, Gina, and Phil are on the chopping block!

– We meet last week’s Stupid Trivia Winner, flowing nicely into this week’s Stupid Trivia Question.

– Allstate has joined the “Idol Gives Back” parade.  Cool enough.

– Tony Bennett was supposed to sing, but got sick, so Michael Buble fills in.  He really is a throwback to another generation.  Good stuff.

– Buble confesses he still votes for Skankilicious.  That’s a good one, but still not enough to give him Blog Hero Status.  That is reserved for Rick Astley!

– Back with the Bottom Three: Hot Haley, Gina the Good Witch, and Phil.

– Phil is safe, meaning either the eye candy or one of my guilty pleasures will be going home!

– The judges are wary to criticize them…well, except for See-moan.  He isn’t shocked at all.

– America Voted almost 33 million times.

– HOLY CRAP—Gina goes home??????  Not cool.  She’s having trouble keeping it together.

– OK.  We’re to the point where it doesn’t really matter who goes home in what order.  Everyone has “made it” now.  But seriously, Gina has much more talent and future than Hot Haley or the Queen.  But this is the most messed-up season ever.

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American Idol – Top 9 – Performances

It’s American Classics night, which is always a fun one, complete with songs I’ve never heard of!  Score.

– Seacrest welcomes us and reminds us that Tony Bennett is the guest teacher.

– The gang is here, from band to contestants to judges.  Thanks for that, Seacrest.

– Bio on Bennett.  He’s The Man.

– Beatbox Blake kicks us off with “Mack the Knife.”  Great song, great song for him.  This will be a stretch for him, but I think he’ll do alright.  He moves slickly, to add his personal touch.  Not his strongest vocal, but good enough.  I think he played to the camera a little too much.  Nice little 3-second beatbox at the end.  Randy liked it, despite a few pitch problems.  Paula: Blake=pizzazz and cool.  See-moan gave it a 7 out of 10.  Sounds about right.

– Seacrest talks about “Idol Gives Back.”

– Phil is growing his hair back…interesting.  His choice is “Night and Day.”  I’ve never heard of it.  Ahh, he shaved his head again before the show.   Very soupy performance.  He hit the high note.  And that’s really all I have to say about it.  Bland and mostly forgettable.  Randy didn’t feel the passion and called it “disconnected.”  Paula compares Phil to Frank Sinatra as See-moan goes apoplectic.

– That brings us to Melinda, performing “I’ve Got Rhythm.”  This should be good.  She’s looking better tonight that she has at any point this season.  She owns the stage, with just the right amount of inflection and attitude.  Another TERRIFIC performance.  This wasn’t the biggest “WOW” she’s had, but it was great!  Randy: “This is how you do it, America.”  Paula called it flawless and mapped out Melinda’s career.  See-moan liked it more towards the end and says the judges can’t criticize her.  He admits that he likes being mean to people occasionally.

– The Last of the Chrises is in the Sponsored Cola Lounge.

– Chris the Last cools down to Duke Ellington’s Mr. Saturday Dance, which I also have never heard.  It had some good moments, but Chris Finale isn’t winning the competition, so what does it really matter?  Randy loved it.  Paula thought it was his best of the season.  See-moan liked it, too.

– Rising Jordin reminds us that she’s really young, by telling us she’s so excited to sing “On A Clear Day”  because “it’s such a cute song.”  Probably one of her most mature, complete performances, although she’s had better vocals.  She hits a string of high notes at the end to finish strong.  Randy preached the word and Paula calls her “a magnet of joy.”  See-moan called her “Magnet of Joy!”  HA!  He then called the other judges “Squiggly and Diggly.”  Which one is which???

– Gina the Good Witch sings “Smile,” which was a Charlie Chaplin song.  It was there.  Good enough, but totally unremarkable.  Paula said it was flawless.  See-moan can’t rave.  Judges didn’t gush, so I’m thinking they agreed with me.

– Queen Sanjaya takes on Sinatra‘s “Cheek to Cheek.”  He still looks like a little boy playing “lounge singer.”  Nothing fun with the hair this week.  Randy calls him an entertainer, refusing to talk about the vocals.  Paula agrees.   See-moan calls it “incredible,” but it’s in jest trying to get him kicked off.  Rock on, See-moan!

– Hot Haley keeps channeling McPhee in the Sponsored Cola Lounge.

– Hot Haley goes with “Ain’t Misbehavin’.”  She teases giving a guy a lapdance.  Haley and the Final Chris are in the same boat.  Good looks, nice talent, no chance at winning.  See-moan compliments her legs.  I agree.  Judges didn’t love it.  But she has a rockin’ body.

– Running desperately late here….someone went long!

– LaKisha brings us home with “Stormy Weather.”  Here’s where I’m at with LaKisha.  Is she one of the favorites?  Sure.  Did she peak too early?  I think so.  Her first few weeks were so phenomenal that she may have played herself out of the competition.  But honestly, she’s made it to at least record one album.  Very emphatic, emotive performance.  She sold the song all the way through.  Great performance!  Randy loved it.  Paula loved her outfit.  See-moan liked it a lot.

– Most Valuable Performer: Melinda, of course.  Best of the night.  Phil also had a good evening.  Nobody was actively terrible.  The Queen stunk, of course.

Thanks for reading!  Results tomorrow!

American Idol – Top 10 RESULTS

No full-blown recap tonight. Sorry.

Chris Sligh went home.

I was a fan of his from the beginning. I mean, he auditioned with a Seal song! That’s major points in my book.

However, it was obvious even then that he was not championship material.

At the end of the day, Chris gave us some good entertainment. Seemed like a nice enough guy and I hope he makes it in the performing business.

My suggestion has always been for him to become Meat Loaf 2.0.

Take a look at the original:

Of course, Chris would have a LONG way to go before reaching that level. But that is the mold he should use when creating himself.  Just my two cents.

And it goes without saying that Sanjaya was the worst last night.  But I  think this competition has lost all touch with reality.

Also–Gwen Stefani.  HOT!  HOT!

Thanks for reading!  Back for the Top 9 next week!

Equal Time for Sanjaya Fans.

OK, I think I’ve made my opinion on Sanjaya quite clear.  I think he belongs watching American Idol from his sofa at home instead of being on the show.

However, he definitely has his supporters…which is why he’s made it so far.

I say, “to each their own.”  Some people still don’t care for Chris Daughtry, who I rooted for from his audition.

In the interest of equal time, please check out the very impressive http://www.sanjayafannetwork.com website.

Now, not everyone like Sanjaya.  Trust me, I’m one of them.  But the following photo, uncovered by webmaster Clint, is AWESOME:

And on that note, have a great Hump Day, dear reader!  Spread the URL and I’ll see you back here later tonight for the results show recap!

To help you make it through the day, here’s an oldie but a goodie, dedicated to Blog Friend Andrea!