Tuesday, April 08, 2008
Inspiration Week--Caution: Falling Spoilers
*I hope I'm not too mean or snarky tonight. I'm rushing to get in on BooMama's link, so there's no time to edit, unless I link tomorrow, and that's a little anticlimactic. If I offend, mea culpa. I don't know what that means exactly, but Dear Abby always said that when she made a mistake or an apology.
And who knew that Dear Abby spoke Latin? Wow, emotional IQ plus intelligence IQ [yeah, I know that's redundant], and a rockin' beehive hairdo to boot. She was the whole package. But now on to Idol:
Well, it was inspiration night. The big question is: Were you inspired to vote for anyone?
Michael Johns opened the night with Aerosmith's "Dream On." I'm still not as crazy about this guy as most of you are. It was ... good. I don't think that's enough at this point in the game. But I'm sure he'll be back next week.
Paula, on the other hand, did not disappoint with her chihuahua comment. Why, oh why, did she have to say "chihuahuas" when she had her "boosts" all boosti-ayed up, just begging smart alecs everywhere to make a middle school joke about her chihuahuas? And yet Ryan snatched it up and sic'ed the joke on Simon, who looked confused. Ah, the high points of American Idol.
Did Simon's hair look squarer to you tonight, by the way?
Inexplicably, Syesha took on yet another icon this week. I do not get why she does not get it, do you? Who would not think, "If I sing her signature song, they're going to compare me to [the diva], and if I'm compared to said diva, I will probably not be the favorite?"
Oh, little John Travolta, Jason Castro, Simon has blessed you tonight, which shocked me. When he announced this song, I thought, "Oh no, everyone's going to remember Katharine McPhee singing this." But no one brought that up.
Did you all notice how many contestants hit falsetto notes tonight?
Country Lee Cook rocked the audience. Insert eye roll. (Still not a fan.)
So you all who love David Cook, what did you think about his performance tonight? It didn't do a thing for me, personally. And I did not like the hand message, either. I thought it was gratuitous.
Carly Smithson, I'm so glad you wore a sleeveless outfit tonight because we can't get enough of the second face. I agreed with Simon's evaluation of the song--overdone to annoyance.
David Archuleta. Teen heartthrob. Balladeer extraordinaire. Still, I thought it was pitchy, but I'm admittedly not musical, so I could be wrong.
Brooke White: The perfect song for her. I would've liked to hear a little more variance, vocally speaking. Like I said, I'm not musical, and typically, I do not like ostentatious runs, but I kind of wanted to hear her do a soulish, low something, for interest.
Best performance of the night? Archuleta? Not sure.
Worst? Smithson or Cook for me.
Who would I like to see go? Well, I don't enjoy seeing anyone go, except Danny Noriega. I think Syesha might go. I would say Kristy, but what's the point? She has Sanjaya staying power.
Highlight of the evening: The Meatloaf commercial.
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