Tuesday, March 3, 2009

American Idol - Top 36, Week 3

It's the last group we get to vote for, America! Pay attention!

Von Smith "You're All I Need"
I applaud his bravery. He's not such an awkward dancer as we have seen in the past. It's a pretty rangy song and he hasn't done anything glaringly horrible yet. I'm not sure I like it, but I don't hate it. His sister is somewhat unfortunate looking. If he's in the first spot, the rest of the show must be great, right?!

Taylor Vaifanua - "If I Ain't Got You"
Utah in the house!! I feel bad that she's the first girl. I hoped she would have a more prominent spot. Her low range is great. I don't like how forced her vibrato is. And her head voice isn't great. Simon is going to say this was a forgettable performance. Wow - she should not have sung a song she already did. I was right about Simon. I rule. And wow - Ryan is short.

Alex Wagner-Trugman - "I Guess That's Why They Call it the Blues"
Ummm....who? Not sure this is a good song choice. He's sung the first line, and I can tell you that it isn't a good song choice. Also, stay at the microphone. And no you DIDN'T just rewrite an Elton John melody. Boo Doop! to you. I really don't want to hear him growl during the "under the covers" lyric. I'm not sure if he did in fact growl that part, but based on the other growling he did during the song, I'm guessing he might. And I just don't want to hear it.

Arianna Afsar - "The Winner Takes it All"
Don't remember her in the auditions. Not sure about this song choice. It's kind of a depressing, old song. She's doing too much with her head voice for me. She's a little flat on the big notes. And she had the ending note for a bit and then she cracked it out. Poor thing. She's cute. I like her.

I'm really not loving this show.

Ju'not Joyner - "Hey There Delilah"
Cutest kid I've ever seen besides G-Man. I wish they had shown him more through the auditions. I like this arrangement of the song so far. Nice! I like this better than the original song. He's my favorite so far.

That helped the show get a little better. Crazies after the break! Nathaniel & Kristen!

Kristen McNamara - "Give Me One Reason"
She's actually got the chops to sing this. I hope I don't hate it. The fact that she is a karaoke host is kind of glaring at me right now. Her dress is awful. I don't love the arrangement. The band sounds stupid to me. She's got a good voice, but I don't love the performance. I don't hate it completely, but I don't love it. And thanks to Randy for validating my karaoke feelings.

Nathaniel Marshall - "I Would Do Anything for Love"
Cry baby crazy piercing boy is up. Ummm....Nathaniel....there's a reason no one has ever sung this song on the show. It's stupid. I'm sorry to say this, but this is way too reminiscent of a drag queen performance right now. Between the song, the sparkly blue headband, the lighting and the horrid dancing. And yes, I do know of what I speak. :)

Felicia Barton - "No One"
The Replacement! I'm totally rooting for her. I love this song. I hope she kills it. Weird that she looks a little like Alicia Keys. Ack! She cracked! Overall though, this is another favorite of mine. I can't believe they cut her. Especially now I've heard most of the other girls. 1-866-IDOLS-08

Scott MacIntyre - "Mandolin Rain"
I really love this song. It isn't done much. Glad he's sitting down. I wish he could play the piano on this. I'm nervous that he stood up. I'm sure he knows how many steps to the end of the stage, but still...it's distracting me a little. He's got a great voice. How fun to watch him do this well!! So cool. This is the most energy anyone has gotten from the audience tonight.
Vote for Scott!! And cutest ever that he gave Ryan a high five. Love it. What a cool guy with a great sense of humor and sense of self. 1-866-IDOLS-09.

Kendall Beard - "This One's For the Girls"
Carrie Underwood clone. She's just too cute for words. And this is really a great song. Her low range is a little shaky. And so is her high range. Yikes. Not good. Ouch. Props to her for doing what she is supposed to do - show us who she are and what kind of artist she will be.

Jorge Nunez - "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me"
He's got an outstanding voice. Seriously great pipes. I don't love this song, but he really sang it well. And after his exchange with the judges, I find him much more endearing. I'd love to see both he and Scott make it through. But I liked Ju'not. I'm torn. This is another strong year for the guys. 1-866-IDOLS-11

Lil Rounds - "Be Without You"
Such a great song. She seems a little nervous. I want to see some more sass. It's getting better as the song goes on. Nice on the last note. Got to have chops to sing Mary J. Totally deserved the pimp spot. And nice to have a girl sing so well. Paula - no jokes from you. Please. 1-866-IDOLS-12

My favorites were Scott, Lil, Jorge, Felicia and Ju'not. I hate having this many favorites when only three people go through.

Vote for the Worst is definitely voting for Nathaniel tonight. Wow - I just checked their website and I'm wrong. They're voting for Alex Wagner-Trugman. Still, none of their picks have gotten through. Let's keep it that way, America.


Michal said...

I didn't really get to concentrate on the show -so I was glad to read I was not the only one unimpressed by most. (Michal is in town, and we spent 10 hours at Disneyland. Came home feeling like I'd been hit by a truck. The good news is, Michal felt the same way, so it's not just my age) Looking forward to the wildcards - but afraid I have more than 3 favorites for that spot.

Michal said...

oops - just noticed I am logged as Michal. It's really me: Nana

Emily said...

I love to read these posts. I never vote until I see who you liked. It makes me feel good to see that we usually feel about the same way except you're opinions are a bit more educated.

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