Idol Thoughts

Thursday, March 22, 2007

What do I Know?

I liked Stephanie's performance on Tuesday night. Apparently I was the only one. I believe Simon liked Chris' performance so I guess I 'm not alone in my deaf ear. I need to get the phone number of LuLu's plastic surgeon. She looked a lot better than she sang. I'm trying to think of a word for Idol fatigue or something to describe the lack of talent this year. Any suggestions.....

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Gotta Love the Ballads!

This is Vanna....
Maybe I just liked the music, but EVERYONE sounded better last night. You could tell the coaches have performed live, because that is certainly what they prepared the kids to do. I know the judges still put Melinda at the top of the list....but for me, it's Jordin. I think, as they sing different styles of music, we'll find both Melinda and LaKisha uncomfortable when they move away from the style they do so well. But with Jordin, it's such a pure, unmanipulated sound, she may be able to make the adjustment better.
And the guys, Blake is so different he really stands out, that might be a sound that will sell. On the other end Sanjaya--well he did get his moment with a crying fan. You gotta love him, but really isn't at the same level with the others.
(Has the 2nd Chris developed a lisp?)

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

No Back up for the Back up Singer

I was hoping Brandon would get a few more chances. He has a great voice but forgot the words...as did a couple of others. I was surprised Sanjeya stayed, but I think people really like him. Phil needs to just grow some hair to cover those ginormous ears. He creeps me out a bit. I think Diana Ross looks great. I don't know how old she is but it must be up there. I was listening to her sing and wondering how the judges would rate her performance????

Good Grief....

How can we be to the final 12 and hear singing that makes your skin crawl? Not to name any names you know! We can, and will, make all kinds of excuses for these kids--but there seems to be a clear divide between 3-4 good singers and all the rest. My fav last night was Jordin, she seemed to have the whole package. As for the guys, I thought Phil had the best performance. Poor Brandon---maybe he should stick with being a really good back-up singer. I was surprised to hear him sing so flat the entire time. And Haley, who should be long gone, fell apart-breaks your heart to see that! I know the judges liked Chris R, and I agree that he is quite the showman, but close your eyes, would you listen to that nasal sound on the radio? I know this isn't popular, but Simon really seems to give the best evaluation....(this is Vanna, by the way)

Friday, March 09, 2007

Got it Wrong Again

Sabrina deserved to stay, I thought, for at least a couple of weeks. No surprises about Antonella. She would have been a big draw on the Idol tour though. Sundance and Jared. I can hardly even remember what Jared sang or looks like. Speaking of looks...Carrie Underwood. She looks great. Greater than great. I know I'm a bit obsessed but I think she must have had something done. She was always a pretty girl but she now looks like a supermodel. Nonetheless, she is an awesome performer.

BYE-BYE

In case you were caught up in ACC fever last night....here's the list of who went home: Antonella Barba, Jared Cotter, Sabrina Sloan and Sundance Head. I was wrong on all counts!! I'm sure Sabrina would still be there if she had been up against the guys. Oh well...what do I know? Next week, 2 nights and purple (guys-blue and gals-pink makes purple--get it?)!!

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Different Show

Vanna's 2 cents worth....
As Randy said, it's like 2 different shows between the guys and the girls. Wonder if the guys are up to sharing the stage? Good for Simon...nice show of support for Antonella, and I think we all wish she could sing better. Gina was interesting, not my favorite music, but kudos for being herself. In my humble opinion....Best Voice-Lakisha and Best Performance-Melinda.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Where's the "Wow factor"

This is Vanna....
agreeing with Simon, I didn't want to jump out of my seat last night. I'm not sure the guys get it when they're told to kick it up a notch. They just sing with more tension and shout. Hopefully they'll relax into it by next week when they share the stage with the gals. Just haven't seen idol material so far.....but there's always next week :o)

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

What's up with the Guyts?

Although I thought they were better than last week. I find it hard to believe there will be a guy in the finals. I didn't see the last few. Gotta get those kids to bed but I didn't love anyone. Randy and Paula loved Blake. I thought he was extremely dorky and didn't sing that well. Like I've said before...let's hope it sounds better live than on TV. AJ reminded me of a stripper. Sanjaya is the cutest thing ever but I don't think he'll get too far. Bring on the girls!