I love TiVo, but I hate that I can't watch my recordings anywhere in the house. TiVo is downstairs, desktop is upstairs. JD's laptop is broken. I don't like writing during AI. I prefer to type, I can multi-task.
Seriously, if I were a Miss America candidate .... wait a minute, that's funny..... and totally not even believable. Let me start over.
If I were a Miss Poteet Strawberry Festival candidate (much better) and they asked me what I would want to do to change the world, that would be it. Making TiVo more readily available to all the tvs in the house for one low price of $5.99 a month. Yep, that would be my platform.
Where was I?
I see Paula isn't going to showcase her chihuahuas tonight. That's good.
But, Mariah is the mentor tonight - I'm sure she'll be picking up Paula's slack. Oh yeah....she's taking care of booby business tonight. Hers aren't suffocating, but they sure are .... there. I wonder if she's wearing Spanx under that horrendous outfit. Cindy, my character for Mariah tonight is Sandy Olsson from Grease. What'ya think? David A - I'm not understanding this. I think there is something wrong with the tv. Is he wearing leather pants? No, it can't be. That's like seeing my daughter with a cigarette in her mouth. It just doesn't look right. And the power ballad to boot. WHO told you what to wear? And why did nobody comment on it?
His voice is stellar. I think there are folks who love him and folks who down-right can't stand him. I'm part of the former group. I think he rocks. I'm glad Mariah suggested he go into his falsetto. We've not seen that from him yet. Not my favorite David A performance, but he's safe.
Carly Smithson - wow, she covered up her arm! She looks terrific, with or without the tats. I have been waiting to see what she looked like with them covered, though.
Did anyone else notice the big pink bandaid on Mariah's hand?
No, of course not ...... there was so much more to see
Perfect song for Carly. I like her arrangement. This song is so well-known, I bet it's hard to come up with an original way of manipulating it. I bet David Cook could figure something out, though.
She's way cute. Voice and performance - always solid. I guess when I'm writing by hand, I use a lot of fragments.
I'm surprised that Simon felt it was "just okay." I'm going back to watch it again. Yeah, he's probably right. She held back at the end, for sure. I was too busy writing.
Syesha - Her dress in rehearsal rocked. She is solid gold for tonight's performance, though. Look at that glitter! And her piano player has his beard in a ponytail. But, is it still called a ponytail then? Or a chintail? What's the opposite of "pony?"
Wow, Syesha. That. Rocked. You might have just secured a spot for yourself for next week.
That poor girl can't win for losing, though. Simon wants her to pick a more popular song. Why? We all know he'll compare her to the artist if she does that.
Sy....if you make it to next week, show us ALL you've got, girl. Your voice is awesome, but that's as far as you go for me. I need to see more of who you are. Otherwise, I'm over you. Just saying.
I'm really sick of writing.
Brooke - Hero, huh? She's not one to switch up an arrangement at all, so this could be dangerous. Yep, this is pitchy. Unfortunately, this could get her sent home. I still have yet to hear Kristy Lee, though.
This was boring. I love Brooke, but this just isn't good enough at this point in the competition.
As odd as Simon can be sometimes, I think he was right on with his critique tonight of her. "It was like ordering a hamburger and just getting the bun."
I don't want to write anymore.
Kristy Lee - Mariah said she got goosebumps hearing Kristy Lee sing? If she had covered up her chihuahuas, maybe she wouldn't be getting hit with the draft. Ever thought about that, Mariah? I'm thinking Kristy might possibly have a girl-crush on Mariah.
Is Kristy wearing a wig? I think I might have the credentials to be an authority on this matter, so I can say that. It's at least major extensions.
Nice job, better than Brooke. But I certainly didn't get goosebumps. It was just "a'ight."
David Cook - I cannot WAIT to hear what he does!!! Linda, you don't know me, I stalk your blog....and you probably have never even been to mine, but I wanted to steal something you said. I'm totally a "COOKIE!"
David is always so original with his arrangements. I'm currently writing in what little shorthand I remember from high school - I hope I can read this when I get in front of the computer (at least I think that is what it said?)
Seriously? I have said it for weeks now....the guy is phenomenal. Can we just crown him the winner and get this over with?
Jason Castro - His hair looks like a bunch of bamboo, no? Or maybe a farm animal?
Anyone going after David Cook should have the right to forfeit, really. He did a good enough job to be safe this week, but not outstanding. I'm really at a loss for words anymore with him. He's about the same every week.
Best Performance: David Cook - I'm buying his concert tickets, for sure!
Going Home: Brooke. Sorry girl - not good enough. I still think Kristy Lee should go, but because of a certain website I won't be advertising here, she'll stay around.
I really wish I had something witty to say. I don't. I hit my quota when I kissed Michael John's ascot goodbye.
But, go see Cindy or Scott. They'll keep you laughing.