Tuesday, April 6, 2010

American Idol-Top 9

Thanks for all of the well wishes last week. The surgery went great, he's feeling better and better each day, and now we just have to get him in to his physical therapist. She's awesome and he should be as good as new in no time!

 American Idol

Now on to the show. This week we get to hear the Lennon/McCartney catalog by the kids. Last year was interesting when they did this...Certainly mixed reviews. The songs are difficult, and if you're going to 'change' them then it has to be a home run or it will be awful. I'm looking forward to it!

Aaron-The Long and Winding Road-There were good moments in this...but not very many. I've decided that he enunciates too much when he sings- some of that is good, but too much makes it sound really forced. The judges seem to agree that it wasn't great.

Katie-Let it Be- This is the best she's sounded in weeks. I'm glad for her; she's a sweet girl. It certainly has bought her into next week.

Andrew-Can't Buy Me Love- I kinda like the rockabilly/big band influence in this. He certainly made this "his own,"  just like they always want them to. Not my favorite performance ever, but solid.

Michael-Eleanor Rigby- This is what I meant last week. This is different, interesting, and what he should be doing with each theme, rather than sticking with safe ballads. I totally disagree with Simon on this one.

Crystal-Come Together- Seriously? This show should be renamed the Crystal Bowersox Hour and just let her play for the whole time. This was modern, rockin', and totally excellent. Hands down, the best of the night.

Tim-All My Lovin'-Boring. I'm just not impressed with him. I'm actually wondering how he got this far? I'm sure he's a perfectly nice person, but he's way, way, way out of his league. 

Casey-Jealous Guy- I'm not super fond of this song, (have I ever even heard it before?,) but he is doing a great job. Great emotion, and the guitar picking is really cool. He's safe, for sure!

Siobhan-Across the Universe- "That was really pretty," courtesy of Headless Dad. She did a nice job. It sounded soft and pretty, but like Randy, I thought it was a little sleepy. And, like Kara said, it takes some processing since it was such a departure from her norm.

Lee-Hey Jude- Love. It. The. End. (Um, bagpipes? Okay...) It really sounds like he would do that live in his own concert. Not too much departure from the original, but it was great.

Bottom 2: Tim, Aaron. I'm afraid that it will be Tim's week to go home. There was just too many other great performances for him to slide through this week.

Head on over to Sophie's place to catch more Idol opinion!

Headless Mom


Compare Satellite TV said...

i love how katie stevens did it :)

Sturgmom said...

Stopping by from Boomama's...

I already typed a long-ish comment, but I got an error message when I tried to post it, so I'm just going to say that I agree with most of your assessment of last night, except that I hope Tim slides through 1 more week b/c I'd rather watch him perform instead of Aaron. Here's to hoping it's Aaron's last night!

Just Breathe said...

I agree with you. Tim need to be on Glee. I think he is cute but not an American Idol. Same with Aaron. Pretty good show last night.

Some Guy said...

Hey, thanks for stopping by. I think all the school girls' votes are keeping Aaron and Tim around for a while.

Suzy said...

I think the votes had it right. I think Michael should've gone - he's not going to win so WHEN he leaves is sort of irrelevant. I'm not an AG fan, either. He's been more misses than hits for me. In the end, I think we'll have Lee, Casey & MommaSox. The order the rest of them leave in doesn't matter much now that they're past top 10.