I’ve been weeks behind during this whole season of American Idol…WAY behind schedule. Once my nephew got kicked off, I didn’t feel such a pressing need to watch…I sort of fell off the American Idol wagon. However, I am now caught up and I have to tell you, I am REALLY enjoying the judges. Still!
The whole thing with Chris was strange. We have our theories about it, but the bottom line is, there were past contractual questions and some controversial things from past people who have wanted to take him to the top, but fell through. Stinky business. The judges loved him and gave him props. It just wasn’t meant to be, I guess. We’re sure glad he’s back home, but want all the best opportunities for him, too.
Here’s when I get a little bitter about it though…when I have to hear Scotty McCreery.
FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!!!!
Nate’s been saying all along that Scotty looks like George Bush and that it just seemed wrong somehow. President Bush singing on American Idol…BABYTURNTHELIGHTSDOWNLOW and all. But then he mentioned this guy…
I can’t get past it, y’all. Between feeling like President Bush is trying to sweet talk me and thinking about Alfred E. Newman…can’t get past it. This picture makes me laugh until I wheeze and have to use my puffers.
So ready for Scotty the Smurker to get the cowboy boot home.
The judges like him more than I do. I’ve come to think that Steven Tyler (you are delightful!) can’t say anything bad about anybody. (Did you watch Bambi growing up, Steven? You are precious, but you’re a judge now. Get your truth serum on!)
Naima has been told by the judges that she’s pitchy and she doesn’t prove them wrong this week. I think she shouldn’t have done the accent. Nate’s saying the same thing as I type. Jennifer and Randy let her know it’s not good. Steven tells the positive thing~ that she picked a song that’s good for her. (Truth serum, truth serum.)
Paul McDonald, I dig ya. I don’t think you’re going to be the American Idol, but I would go hear you live in a heartbeat. Your voice is so fun, funky and original. That smile is infectious. I wish you well.
Ha! They mention him doing toothpaste comercials! I’d like the girl version of that suit, please. I think Paul should always play guitar. His dancing is awkward, but even then, kinda fun. When he hits it, it’s really nice. His pitches are too all over the place. I’d still take him over Scotty and Naima any day.
Steven exposes some of his thinking with Paul. He likes the imperfections. That’s his “cup of tea.” Aha, so now we’re getting somewhere. You genuinely like pitchy. (Seriously, Steven, I think I’ll even let you off the hook for that one. Who knew you were so charming?)
Pia…my first bit of advice would be to change your name…just a thought.
But anyway, she’s a great singer, Pia or not. Super pretty girl. I don’t like that they compare her to Celine because, um, no…BUT, she is really talented.
Greyley mimics her perfectly, saying (in a monotone voice), “Because I’m such an emotional, passionate person…” Ha! She nails the voice. That’s my girl.
Pia nails the song too. It’s good to hear her add a little soul to her ballad. Hearing her sort of makes me miss Catherine McPhee.
Nate wishes they’d tell Scotty to change it up instead of Pia. Yeah, right?! They know Scotty isn’t capable of changing it up, that’s why they don’t bother.
Stefano…the little fella can sang! I am incredibly hopeful of him rocking Tiny Dancer. I wish he’d be in there for another several weeks. When he’s good, he’s REALLY good. He’s top 5 good when he’s ON. The judges loved it. Come on, America, keep him on the show!
Boot Scoot And Boogie On Out Of There, Scotty!
I liked Lauren and then she seemed overly confident, but then she seemed to get bad press and humbled up and I liked that Lauren a lot more…make sense?
She’s young and sweet. She doesn’t deserve the hating. That being said, I haven’t loved her voice since her tryouts. It’s time for her to step it on up. She’s really good, but I think she’s going to be a lot better in a few years. She does a great job with Candle in the Wind.
Randy thought it was her best performance. Steven is hilarious with her. Jennifer compares it to the first time hearing her and says it’s the best of the night.
James is a wild card for me. I want him to do well. His story stuck with me from his first time on screen. And his personality is so fun. He screams a little too much for me, but he does it pretty well! I don’t love his voice, but I like him and don’t want to ever see him cry.
They showed him as a baby and he slayed me, OK? The ticks, too, I love him the more for them. I cannot see him cry.
Whoa. Piano on fire. Whoa. I have no words.
That would be a cool band name.
Thia Megia. That’s such a fun name to say. I think it’s time for her to go. She’s pretty as can be. She’s nice. I just don’t really have to ever hear her sing. She’s not bad, she’s good! I just don’t need to hear her sing.
She wears beautiful dresses, doesn’t she? Last night’s wasn’t my favorite, but was still pretty. Good taste, Thia!
Daniel is Nate’s favorite song. She sings half of one line and Nate’s pointing her toward the door.
We’re missing Simon in this moment…who knew that Randy would turn into the heavy on the show? He finally gets to say what he really wanted to say all along, I think.
Did Thia just say her brother’s name is Quia?
Charred Strings. Charred Strings. Charred Strings.
Quia and Thia Megia? Moving right along. Charred Strings.
Casey! My favorite. I think nothing will ever compare to his tryout when he played the upright bass…that was such a moment. I’m worried about him~ he does not look well/healthy. It was distressing when he got kicked off last week and so wonderful when the judges kept him anyway.
He goes to the barber shop. Yes! I’ve been anxiously awaiting this day.
No! Casey, the trim helped, but you can do better than that…
He’s one of the few contestants who seems to just have music down deep in his bones. He feels it. That’s better than hitting notes flawlessly, although he gets it REALLY right…but the emotion behind it is so much more powerful.
Yes, Casey!!!! Woohoo! My favorite of the night. So glad the judges saved him. I have got to start voting. He better stay. Either way, though, the boy has a career in music. He is GOOD.
Jacob has the ultimate church voice. He over-dramatizes…Jimmy Iovine’s words. And it’s true. He has got such a voice, though. I want to hear him in church or Broadway. Either would be awesome. He can do anything with his voice. Wow.
Haley…I think she’s got an incredible voice. It’s the way she delivers that is so off-settling…I wish she’d stop trying to be sexy and just sing. I think if we could all just hear her and not have to see her, we’d all like her a lot more. That and no more growling for the rest of the show.
Greyley says, “Does she know that piano was on fire earlier?”
Hope she doesn’t char her bum!
When she hits the chorus~ good grief! The girl is singing!
We didn’t hear the very last part of her song~ my boy is suffering with a cough that has lasted about a month. It’s been awful at night for the last couple weeks, the ashma stuff kicks in. Pray for him, please. He had a particularly bad time of it last night…
Did Haley keep up the good work?
Who’s your favorite on American Idol? Who do you want to see go?
I would like Scotty and Thia to go. Or Scotty and Naima. Or Scotty and Scotty.
I would like Casey to please stay. I think Pia is safe. I don’t want to see James cry, so let him be safe, please.