Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Top 13-Personal Idol

This week the contestants are doing songs from their personal idols, which I think is a great idea. Here we go!

1-Lauren Alaina- Shania Twain "Any Man Of Mine"- Lauren is one of my favorites, since the auditions. While I agree with the judges that it sounded good, what I thought that she should have had more energy. That song lends itself to lots of dancing and jumping around on the stage and she just didn't work it like she could have.

2-Casey Abrams- Joe Cocker "With A Little Help From My Friends"- I'm not a fan of Joe Cocker, but I LOVED that!!! He sounded a MILLION times better than Joe ever did. All the judges loved it, and so did I. Dang if he isn't cute too!

3-Ashton Jones-Diana Ross "When You Tell Me That You Love Me"-It was good, but not great. There were some not so great notes, but all in all it was a'ight. The judges agree with me. Heh.

4- Paul McDonald -Ryan Adams (I don't know the name of this.?????)- Um, He's gotta go. Even though I don't know the song it was pitchy for me, and whatever raspy voice wasn't working for us.

5-Pia Toscano- Celine Dion "All by Myself"- Yeah, Pia's got it. Headless Boy #1 says "Thumbs Up!" (Steven Tyler is drooling. Did you see it?) As good as this week was for her? Last week was better. We'll be seeing lots of Pia this season.

6- James Durbin- Paul McCartney "Maybe I'm Amazed"- HB#1 says 5 stars! Yes, James really did a great job with this one. Smooth, heart-felt, comfortable.

7-Haley Reinhart - LeAnne Rimes "Blue"- I haven't been much of a Hailey fan but she really sounded great tonight to the ear. I don't really like her physical movements, though, so in the end I kind of agree with Randy.

8- Jacob Lusk- R. Kelly "I Can Fly"- The judges loved it. (I missed the whole thing since I was putting the boys to bed and only caught the last note.) On the one hand I'm rooting for him, on the other, I don't think he can go the distance because I haven't always loved him, (like last week. I thought it was awful last week. Oh well.)

9-Thia Megia- Michael Jackson "Smile"- She is pitch-perfect, but when the song sped up it got boring. Meh.

10- Stefano Langone- Stevie Wonder "Lately"- This started really bad, and was a poor song choice. And? Dude has white-guy dance moves. While the judges liked it, we did not.

11- Karen Rodriguez- Selena "I Could Fall In Love"- I really thought that she would kill it and she didn't.

12- Scotty McCreery - Garth Brooks "The River"-  OMG this is my FAVORITE GB SONG, EVAH. He did awesome!!!!! And how cute is he???

13- Naima Adedapo- Rhiana "Umbrella"- She's having a great time up on the stage tonight. While I'm not fond of that song I do think she did a good job.

Best of the night: Casey, Pia, James, Scotty.
Will make it: Lauren, Haley, Jacob, Naima.
Questionable: Ashton, Paul, Thia, Stefano, Karen.

What did you think?

Headless Mom


Erica M said...

You missed a remarkable performance by Jacob. He'll need to win over a very large fan base to make it round after round, but on technical and emotional merit, it's possible.

I was disappointed in Thia, and I think Casey was overcoached. These kids get so nervous and want it so bad, they'll take any old piece of advice during the week then on performance night, it's a mess.

Naima will have a nice niche career, but I'd be surprised if she makes it much further. American isn't into unique looks.

My favorites are Jacob, Casey and Thia.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I'm watching the last nights show right now. I love Casey, really liking Scotty, and Jacob too! The girls are okay but I really like the guys this year.