Monday, March 26, 2012

The Top 11 Perform - American Idol 2012

Oopsie! I forgot to post this last week, so here ya go!

The theme for the week was Songs from the Year the Contestant was Born.

First of all, Jermaine Jones got booted because he has 4 active warrants, which he did not disclose to the show’s producers.  How in Goober’s name do you expect to go on a T.V. show that is watched by millions with 4 arrest warrants, and not expect to get caught?  Not cool, big guy; not cool at all.

Phillip Phillips - Hard to Handle - Phillip had kidney stones this week and had surgery, and dude still came out and spanked this song.  This was the perfect song for him, kinda rock and kinda soul.  He performed without his guitar, which was refreshing and showed that he’s not hiding behind his instrument.

Jessica Sanchez - Turn the Beat Around - Jessica wore the most awesome pants I’ve ever seen, which I’m pretty sure she stole from Steven Tyler.  The judges criticized her timing and seemed to want her to sing yet another ballad.  I personally enjoyed the up-tempo song, and let me tell you:  this gal knows how to work a crowd.  She added a little break and then a key change that she performed flawlessly.  Her confidence for a teenager is phenomenal, and I totally disagreed with the judges on this one.  Ballad after ballad gets boring and will get you kicked off prematurely.

Heejun Han -  Right Here Waiting For You - Well, it wasn’t perfect, but I’m in love with the tone of his voice.  He sounds so much like Michael Bolton, who really melts my margarine when he sings.  Heejun is also a wonderful singer, and I hope he does better next week.

Elise Testone - Let’s Stay Together - I loved this!  I thought her voice was soulful, and her timing was impeccable.

Deandre Brackensick - He sang Endless Love, and ahhhhhh…..I felt like I was at a wedding back in the 1980’s, complete with mauve bridesmaids dresses.  Was it old-fashioned?  Yes, but he sang it well.

Shannon Magrane - One Sweet Day - Well, the girl’s got balls.  She went from Whitney Houston last week, where her voice cracked, to Mariah Carey and Boys 2 Men this week.  She had some nice runs and some excellent high notes that I didn’t know she could hit.  However, I think she’s falling into a bit of a rut of singing only ballads.

Colton Dixon - When I heard he was singing a song by White Lion, I was excited.  Then he started singing Broken Heart, and my heart broke just a little bit.  What the hell?  I’m a rock fan, and I’ve never heard this song.  My husband is a rock fanatic, and he hasn’t heard it.  Colton, please sing something that normal people know.  It was a bit whiny sounding in places, and I just wanted to forward through it.

Erika Van Pelt - Heaven - Erika has a great voice, but she was trying to change the song up too much.  It was very choppy throughout.  Also, why is she dressed as a first-year student at Hogwarts?

Skylar Laine - Love Sneakin’ Up On You - She stayed in tune the whole song, but that’s about the best I can say about it.  She seemed to growl every other word, which just seemed rather desperate.  The judges loved it, but I was just kinda “meh.”  

Joshua Ledet - This dude sang so hard he had to take his jacket off about halfway through the song.  He’s definitely got a great voice, and the judges said it was the best thing they’ve ever seen on American Idol.  I tend to think he oversang it quite a bit.  Ok, y’all can yell at me now.

Hollie Cavanaugh - Power of Love - This girl is definitely talented, but she hit a couple of notes that were flat, and the last note was kind of wobbly.  Somehow, the judges just ignored this and carried on like the girl cured cancer or something.

Results:  The bottom three, per America’s voting, were all girls:  Shannon, Elise, and Erika.
My tall girl, Shannon, was sent home.  {sniff, sniff}

1 comment:

  1. I actually listened to a couple of them last week. Don't get excited, there was nothing else on. :)