American Idol Live Blogcast, Tonight's selections are songs of cinema with guest Quintin Tarentino. If you are tuning into the live broadcast, just click refresh after each contestant.
This week should be a good one. I like all the remaining contestants, with my favorites being Allison and Kris. I also am a fan of Danny.
1. Allison is singing Aerosmith's-"I Don't Want to Close My Eyes"-First stanza was more of a whisper than song, but now that she has hit the chorus she is strong vocally. I thought it was a good song choice for her. "Props" to my girl!
2. Anoop is singing "Everything I do, I do For you " by Bryan Adams. I Liked Anoop's version. Beleivable. He sang it with conviction. Soulful. I actually preferred Noops to the original. Anoop's was more soulful than sappy."Nooooooop!"
3. Adam is singing "Born to be Wild" by Easy Rider.-Each week Adam reminds me of someone different-Elvis, Kurt Russel, Eddie Munster...this week it is the lead for The Cult. IN appearances. And a bit vocally too. Its a fast paced up tempo, yet fierce song. As with the different persona's each week, I change week to week if I like him or not. This week I do. I really do. Wow! That was FIERCE!!! That's all I can say. And funny because usually I agree with Simon but this season in regards to Adam, I am not. I HATED last week, he gave it a standing O, tonight I liked it. But it had that hairband sound that I am drawn to.
(looks like Kristin and I are not in agreement with Adam this week. I can say usually I am not a fan, but I liked this one. I do love Allison, like you do Derek. I love her raspiness in her voice.)
4. Matt is up next. He is singing "Have you Ever Loved a Woman" by Bryan Adams (Don Won DeMarco). Once again, I tend to think Bryan Adams is a bit to sappy for me. I would like to see Matt shake the song up a bit and see him change the arrangement a bit more. It was a good performance, but for me it was not a stand out of his. He stayed pretty much as Bryan Adams. I wasn't overly impressed with his performance tonight.
-going to commercial, Danny is on deck. Derek, I agree with your comment. I am a fan if Matt, but tonight, he was not a standout. And yes...this must be the year of the piano man. But I like to see folks playing an instrument in addition to using their voice.
5. Danny is preparing to sing Endless Love by Lionel Richie. He isn't changing it up to much, but I like it. Oh, that note was to high......ok better.....I love the gravely in his voice. It was good vocals, but I don't think it was a standout of the night. I wish I could've seen Danny give it more soulful.
Derek, I am impressed that you play piano. I wish I could. I have a couple guitars that I peck around on. I hope to get some lessons one day when life slows down some. My daughter also has a guitar maybe when she starts playing well, she can teach me.
I didn't mind the harp either, I do wish he had added some more of his own flavor to the song.
6. Kris- Is singing Falling Slowly. I am not familiar with this song. Oh, I hear several bad notes. Shoot. Ya know, he sounds much like Jason Castro tonight. I didn't like the song, maybe because I wasn't familiar? And you know I like Kris. He is the dark horse to me. I didn't enjoy it.
Commercial break... Oh, Derek, I like fiddle too. If you ever want to learn, look up Bethany. She is the fiddler with Act of Congress (.com). She gives lessons and is amazingly talented. Kristin , you and Derek liked the song by Kris. I just couldn't dig it I guess because I didn't know it it didn't resonate with me. I did hear some pitch problems.
7. Lil is singing The Rose by Bette Midler. Wow! Ambitious! Let's see how she does....the first verse was a bit shaky...but now she has given it a gospel undertone in the second verse. I like that she is doing a little something different with it. But still, I am hearing some pitch problems.
Ambitious, yes, but I don't think it takes the prize tonight.
Derek and Kristin , I agree with both of you on Lil. Derek, I think you said it best that her rose wilted.
Best performances tonight-Allison and Adam with Anoop close behind
In trouble- Lil and Matt.
I think Lil should be the most concerned about going home.
If it was up to me I would send Paula home. We are still overtime.
This was fun guys! Thanks for playing along!!!
I know this isn't a Dancing with the Stars post, but I have not been true this year in my post for it. As I turn the channel to DWTS, I just have to say WOW. Guiles rocks. And poor Ty could be in trouble. Looks like this might be his last rodeo as far as the dance floor goes. Also in trouble, Steve O, who I would personally vote to leave.
Ok, Night Y'all! Thanks for tuning in, this was fun!
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