Tuesday, March 31, 2009

American Idol: 9

This week the song choices are wide open. The kids can choose anything from the popular downloads on iTunes.

Anoop Desai - Caught Up
Anoop is wearing a next generation Michael Jackson suit. And his performance is not that great. He brought back some energy, but the vocals weren't very good. It was Usher karaoke. 2.

Megan Corkrey - Turn Your Lights Down Low
I'm a little confused as to who keeps voting for this chick. She wasn't even in the bottom three last week. Is it 'cause she's cute? I mean, maybe she is, I'm just not diggin' the tattoo. And her voice is kind of not that great. A little Nelly Furtadoish. Except not successful. 2.

Danny Gokey - What Hurts the Most
I think this was a really good song choice and a really good performance. At times it seemed a little like he was yelling the lyrics. But overall he did a great job. There was a lot of emotion in the song and Danny nailed it down. It's almost worth rewinding and listening to it again. 5.

Allison Iraheta - Don't Speak
Starting out she sounded all right. Then she got to the chorus and it kind of fell apart. She's all over the place pitch wise. Not her best performance. 3.

Scott McIntyre - Just the Way You Are
He said he wants to strip the song down. That's what he's done every week. Here's the thing with Scott, he's got a good voice and he's a talented pianist, but he's boring. He's done the same style of song just about every week. Last week there was a little more energy but it was still boring. 3.

Matt Giraud - You Found Me
I'm not sure what it is about him tonight. It's almost like he doesn't have a lot of confidence backing up his performance. It just didn't sound all that good tonight. 3.

Lil Rounds - I Surrender
Not the best of the night, but she did a really good job. It was kind of an old soul kind of song. Vocally she did pretty well. 4.

Adam Lambert - Play That Funky Music
And tonight his hair looks like something out of I Was A Teenage Werewolf. And this sounds nothing like the original. I think this risk will pay off for him. It's actually really good. I'm kind of impressed. 5.

Kris Allen - Ain't No Sunshine
Instead of the guitar, he's behind a keyboard tonight. In his video intro, he said he was trying to create one of those "moments" where he becomes memorable. I don't think you can necessarily create those moments, they just sort of happen. Nice touch with the string quartet behind him. It was really good though. He's another one that's growing on me as the weeks progress. 4.

My bottom three are Megan, Anoop, and Scott. Anoop could be the one going home, he did perform first. That's kind of the forgotten position. We'll find out tomorrow night.

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