Thursday, April 16, 2009

American Idol: Songs of Cinema.

I was so busy talking about my ladytown issues and va-jay-jays, I appear to have missed posting about American Idol this week. Fear not, I am still chalk full of opinions, if not a day or so late.

Alison Iraheta - I Don't Want To Miss a Thing: The more I hear this girl sing, the more I love her. Her phrasing, musicality and vocal quality are bananas. I wasn't crazy about the shortened arrangement, I would have liked to hear her sing the whole song.

Anoop Desai - Everything I Do, I Do it For You: Omg, I hate this song. Also, apparently Anoop wants to be the Indian Barry Manilow. If he does one more cheesy ballad I am going to pelt my television set with tampons.

Adam Lambert - Born To Be Wild: This was an interesting arrangement - definitely a new spin on a classic. Adam has a terrific pipes. Scott thinks he sounds like he should be on Broadway. I don't completely disagree, I mean the guy wears more makeup than I do. If he makes it to the final 2 it will be hilarious to see his rendition of whatever craptastic song American Idol writes for the first single.

Matt Giraud - Have You Really Ever Loved a Woman: I have never heard this song before. I thought this performance was pretty weak. I'm glad he went back to his piano though. The song seemed a bit rambley - he took too many liberties with the melody. I wasn't surprised that he was in the bottom 2.

Danny Gokie - Endless Love: I thought it was amazing that Quentin Tarantino told him not to make all the crazy hand gestures and to channel his energy into his voice. Danny wasn't able to do it during his performance, and he hit a pretty ripe note at the beginning of the song. I think this song was a little too close to home for Danny and he wasn't able to deliver as strong a performance as he would have liked. I also agreed that he should have done something new with the arrangement - nobody is going to top Lionel Richie doing Lionel Richie.

Kris Allen - Falling Slowly: I'm not familiar with this song. I think the key was wrong for him - especially in the verse section. The melody requires a huge range though, so I can see why he picked that key. It just didn't go anywhere for me and was low energy overall.

Lil Rounds - The Rose: Wtf?? The Rose?? Really?? Someone needs to sit this girl down and explain to her that she needs to start picking songs that will truly show off her R&B chops. And I don't mean taking a Bette Midler song and trying to church it up, I mean take an R&B song and sing the sh!t out of it. She is really lucky she wasn't the lowest vote getter as I don't think the judges would have saved her.

Bottom 2: Matt Giraud & Lil Rounds

Voted out: Nobody! The judges chose to save Matt, which I was a little surprised by. Next week 2 singers will get the boot. I hope Matt & Lil are in the bottom 2 again. That would be Lols!


  1. I couldn't believe that two of them (TWO!) did Bryan Adams songs. And also, I can't believe you haven't heard the "have you ever really, really, really, ever, really ever, really loved a woman...really, ever" song. It used to drive me nuts on the radio when it was popular. The lyrics are horrid.

  2. Maybe I have heard it and I just blocked it out.

  3. Ever ever ever really really ever really ever really loved....a wo-oman.

    (I am now sobbing at my desk, secure in the knowledge that this shitty song will be stuck in my head for days. Sigh.)

    Falling Slowly is really pretty, though, when it's sung well.

  4. ummm ... missed the episode but just looking at the picture in the post is scary. Don't the idols usually get flashier by now? That pic looks like a reject from a highschool yearbook!