Anybody else think it's kind of weird that this was a 60s show without any Beatles tunes?
Paula was in full la-la mode tonight, which is highly entertaining. I love it when she doesn't know exactly what to say and stammers, "You know [insert contestant's name], you're up there ... and you're just ... you're up there, and you're doin' your thing; and you're up there ... and ... you move me."
I thought she was going to break into "True Colors" when she was going on about seeing all of the contestants' colors. It made me want to say, "Paula, you know; you're up there, and ... you're just doin' your judgin' thing, and you're just out there, you know, really really out there, and I love you for your 'out thereness.'"
My least favorite performance tonight? Easy, Breezy, Chikezie Eze. I thought he definitely seemed like a former Carnival Cruise Line entertainer. Least favorite personality: Danny Noriega.
I really liked Jason Castro's rendition of "Daydream." He's very humble and therefore likeable and most importantly, talented. Do you think he looks a tad like John Travolta?
And although I have been a fan of Michael Johns so far, I didn't like tonight's performance so much. I thought he was vocally pushing the performance, almost yelling at times.
So my first pick tonight is that adorable boy, David Archuleta. That kid has natural vocal genius. How do his parents stand it? How do they not rush the stage and hug him? My favorite moment of the night was when Ryan was teasing David about the girls liking him and people adopting him, and he was so taken aback that he elbowed Ryan a couple of times, which amused Ryan, who elbowed him back. He's just such a real kid who doesn't seem full of himself at all.
And now you know my opinion--which sprang forth maturely developed from my head pretty much like Athena from Zeus, just like that--my opinion based on my well-informed, expert musical judging ability. I, who, the last time I sang a duet in my little home church when I was about 10, completely messed up and sang harmony when that was not my part, and when my duet partner, assuming I would stay with harmony switched to melody, was mortified to find my voice chasing her back there, as well. I never sang in public again.
Except in my car, really loud, to REO and Carly Simon. 'Cause you know, I'm just out there, drivin' my car ... out there, drivin', givin' it my all, showing all my colors and, well, just moving myself.