Tuesday, March 17, 2009

American Idol - Top 11

I'm back!!  Last week I watched Idol in our nation's capitol at a viewing party at the White House with Barack and Michelle.  Fun was had by all.  Although I did have to call it a night when the Pres broke out in the Thriller dance.  There's only so much a girl can take. 

Ok, well, I WAS in DC and I did watch Idol.  Hopefully I'll get around to doing a post on Homeschoolers Go To Washington soon. 

Grand Ole Opry Week!!  Yahoo!

Michael Sarver - "Ain't Going Down (Till the Sun Comes Up)"  Love me some Garth Brooks y'all.  I denied my love for country music all through high school and believe me, I was in the minority.  I finally gave in in college and accepted my fate to love the music of my people.  Ok, enough about me.  Michael keeps saying he isn't a country singer, but who you kiddin' Texas boy?  Probably not a great song choice overall but a good performance. 

Let me say right here that talking back to the judges is one of my pet peeves.  STOP. IT.

Allison Iraheta - "Blame It On Your Heart"   Good song choice, fits her voice well.  She's a great performer for such a young one.  Is it just me or does she NOT sound 16?  Daniel thinks she matched her jacket to her hair.  Probably not an easy thing to do.  

Kris Allen - "To Make You Feel My Love"  (Hey, from Hope Floats, Faith!)  Ok, before he starts, let me say I seriously like this guy.  And I thought it was tacky when Simon said he shouldn't have brought out his wife yet.  They're so cute!  Now, I think he's singing this well and I love that it's a little different than Garth's.  Unfortunately, he's been overshadowed by Danny and Adam so far.  Maybe tonight that'll change.  "Tender moments from my dawg Kris."  Randy really has a way with words, doesn't he?

Lil Rounds - "Independence Day"  Not loving the dress.  Doesn't say 'country' to me.  Definitely not her style of music but girl's got some pipes.  The last half showed that off.  Cracked me up when Simon called her "Little". 

Adam Lambert - "Ring Of Fire"  Ok, seriously that video of Adam and Randy was funny, awkward, and made my day.  I don't really like Adam and I'm hating this song choice.  I mean, do you really do THAT to a Johnny Cash song?  Not loving it.  I feel like the judges all want him to win and he can do no wrong.  And now I love Simon.  He's the only one up there with any sense. 

Scott MacIntyre - "Wild Angels"  That was pretty good.  The beginning was a little slow for me but he picked it up at the end.  And for the record I like him playing the piano. 

The judges are arguing a lot tonight.  I'm a little annoyed by that. 

Alexis Grace - "Joleen"  That was ok for me.  Is she off a little?  It sounds a little flat or sharp or something.  Oh, I don't know.  Let's see what the music people say.  Ha!  I was right! 

So now we're just having all out conversations with the judges?  Shut. It.

Danny Gokey - "Jesus Take the Wheel"  Bless his heart, he's choking in front of Randy Travis.  Hopefully he does better live.  Not sure he should have picked a song so related to another Idol.  He's rockin' it though.  Not loving the white coat.  Just sayin'.  He's still my fave. 

Seriously, it's like Simon and I are sharing a brain tonight.

Anoop "Dawg" Desai - "You're Always On My Mind"  Two lines in and---Yo dawg!  Anoop's back!!!  I absolutely love that arrangement.  LOVED IT!  Yeah baby!

Megan Joy -  "I Go Walking After Midnight"  When did she become just Megan Joy?  I'm not sure she's quite popular enough yet to drop her last name. I seriously don't think she can sing without doing that little dance move.  Wouldn't have guessed she was sick.  If I close my eyes so I don't see the tatoo or the dance, I like it. 

Matt Giraud - "So Small"  Y'all I'll admit it.  I was not crazy about this season at first, but there are some great singers this year.  Matt does not disappoint.  Great job. 

I can't pick a bottom 3.  I can't even pick a top 3! 

My favorite of the night was Anoop.  Least fave was Adam. 

What did you think? 


Melissa said...

Well, I am totally bummed because I got caught up in biggest loser and didn't watch! HELLO! Oh well... thanks for the recap! I sorta know what happened now! THANKS TO YOU MY FRIEND! Hope your throat is all better! Love you!

Sherri said...

Visiting from BooMama's - HI!
Agree with you on lots of points, esp. Adam, I wish he would be gone, but doubt that will happen this early in.

Smoochiefrog said...

I think Adam was everyone's least fave last night. It was really bad, and I like Adam.

MiMi said...

As I was watching last night I couldn't help but wonder "what Jen was going to have to say about this!" Love these AI recaps!

After last night, I am really loving Matt, too. I actually like Adam --I think he is very talented and has an incredible range, although last night may not have been his best performance! I could see him being very successful as an entertainer.

I think this year definitely seems to be the best talent they have had! I don't really want any of them to go home.

Kat said...

Loved your recap. I HATED Adam's performance, it was just plain creepy and so wrong on many levels to do that to a Johnny Cash song. I loved Anoop, Kris and Danny and Matt.

Danny's white jacket looked like a cross between ABBA and an astronaut.

Heather said...

I love your recap! I was screaming at the TV when the contestants kept talking back to the judges!!!!
If you do recaps every week, I am going to have to keep coming back....I love re-living the performances in blog land!

Sturgmom said...

I agree that I thought this season was a sleeper, but I'm totally getting into it now!

And I agree about Simon. My husband said that if he were ever to be on the show (which won't happen for many reasons, the most of which is he can't really sing), that he would only listen to Simon's advice and forget the rest of it.