What? You haven't ever heard that quote? Yeah, well, neither had I. I had to google "inspirational quotes" because I couldn't think of a title for this blog. Somehow "American Idol Update" seemed too boring.
For those of you who couldn't care less about AI and are about to stop reading, come back later this week, my sister convinced me to finally get all the videos off my computer, so I'll have some new stuff NOT about AI this week!
Now, back to our regularly scheduled program. I'm TiVo-live blogging, and I'm going to do my best to comment before the judges. Sometimes, listening to them while I type makes me want to rewind and re-think my opinion.
I like to be a leader, not a follower.
Here we go.....
WHOAH, sorry to start this way, but Paula's boobages are a little....well, smooshed. How uncomfortable!
Oh, sporting the ascot again, hey, daredevil? I bet you checked your myspace page and got a lot of compliments on it, huh? I used to own a vest like that. I wore it with my jeans in middle school that had the pleather on the front. I was hot. I was 12.
Oh wait, this is a singing contest. He is doing a good job. Great song. Uh oh...spoke too soon. That wasn't falsetto...it was just false. That doesn't make any sense, but he could have done without the ending - switch it up a bit, dude, when you can't hit the note.
Man, Michael must have thought that Brooke talking back to the judges was a good idea. Michael, it is NOT a good idea. Zip the lips.
And Paula's comment about him sounding as good as he looks...is that a good thing or a bad thing?
And are we calling our breasts "chihuahuas" now? Because, if so, her chihuahuas are smooshed.
Only she could wear white pants.
Fantasia? Really? Why does she keep picking songs that are SO distinctly linked to the original singers' style? Becs....you need to let her know how I feel about this. She is doing a good job. I don't like Fantastia, so I definitely like Syesha's version better! Mainly because she's not stomping her feet and getting that Klingon forehead like Fantastia does. Nice falsetto, Syesha. You should have worked with Michael on his. She has some pipes, that's for sure.
(by the way, I googled Klingon to make sure I spelled it right and found this. Are you kidding me?)
Oh no....now she's talking back to the judges. Umpfh.
Let the chihuahuas go, Paula. They can't breathe.
I do agree with Simon, whole-heartedly. She sang it really well, but it is missing something.
GREAT song choice for you, buddy. And the ukelele....um, uekalaylee...how on earth do you spell that? I'm going to pause and google. Be right back. Ahhh...ukUlele.
Okay, back to the show. Is it me, or is the ukulele making his pants look tight?
I really like him, but he doesn't WOW me much. But I do feel like I could totally play his music on my ipod while sitting on the beach.
I am surprised that the judges liked it so much. I liked it, but I wasn't blown away. When things like that happens, I wonder if maybe he needs a little bit of a boost in the voting arena, so the judges give him some kudos. We all know that America tends to lean toward Simon's comments.
Kristy Lee Cook
Martina, huh? Bold choice. One of my favorite songs.
So, she's definitely picking it up. Maybe that's the key - don't stick out right away with an amazing song, because we'll expect that from you from then on. She did a really great job, in my opinion. Some pitchy areas, but I am sure she's feeling a little down after being in the bottom three so many times. This was her best, definitely.
Ugh, Paula just said the same thing I did. Now I want to change my opinion.
She is going to be a good country singer. We need more young, pretty, thin blondes with perfect skin and teeth in the country market.
OH. MY. GOSH. So you think you can dance is coming in May. I should really just start a new blog where I talk about all the reality shows I watch. This is a sickness.
Who is sitting on Simon's lap? Mike Darnell from Fox. Sitting on Simon's lap. Why? Weird.
Innocent. Good song. Bad, bad, baaaad jacket. Does he realize he left his red Livestrong bracelet half-way on his hand? Probably not, he's too focused on making sure his other hand doesn't sweat so the "Give Back" will show up. That was gay. Really.
Seriously, I just really like David Cook. But, this week didn't do it for me. He's so good that he needs to really blow us out of the water to get noticed now. That's a good, but tough position to be in. It's a good thing I'm not his adviser, because I'm trying to think about what he could do to stand out again and...I've got nothing.
I love her tattoos. I know not everyone does. But, I hope she covers them tonight. No luck. She's wearing a speedo. Yeah, that's GOT to be a speedo. And the slacks equivalent of mom jeans.
And she dyed her hair a reddish color. I truly believe that the hits I've been getting on my sitemeter from California are her. Carly, I love my hair color too...glad you chose to jump on my bandwagon. (no, Carissa...I'm not serious. Those hits are DEFINITELY from Simon. definitely.)
She is sitting in the same position David Cook is sitting. She's usually so good, she needs something special. Something a capella, maybe?
Oh, she's blaming Simon now. It's not Simon, Carly...it's that swimsuit.
This should be a good night for him. He's always talking about the message in a song. So introspective for a youngster.
His voice is like velvet. No, satin. Whatever...some really soft fabric.
I love this song. It's contemporary, rather than the songs he has been choosing. He's tamed down the lip-licking quite a bit, too. Good job, David. I guess you're reading my blog too. This blogging world is pretty influential. Say hi to me next week...mmm-kay? BFF!
Great job. Even though this wasn't his personal best, it was the one of the best tonight.
Oh, Carly Simon. I love love love this song. I can smell the vinyl right now. (and if you don't know what I mean, google it, you young readers of mine) She isn't making it too original, but it's still good. She's so solid and really connects with the audience. At least this audience in my living room. She's safe.
Oh man, she's talking to the judges again. Stop stop stop it!! Definitive is the Paula's word of the night.
So, overall, tonight was pretty good. Nobody really stood out to me.
Going Home: I say nobody, because they usually keep everyone
for the Idol Gives Back week, right?
I love it when you comment. It's like Christmas morning for me.
Sad, I know.