Tuesday, April 21, 2009

American Idol: Top 7, Revisited

It's Disco night on Idol! Since the Judges used "The Save" on Matt last week, Two Contestants will go home tomorrow night. No Mentor this week, No silly introduction for the Judges. I like this! I think they are trying to save time and they may have figured out how to edit some of the "Fluff" - Yay!
Up first tonight is Lil. She looks fantastic tonight! Lil chose "I'm Every Woman" and I had high hopes for her. Chaka Khan is exactly the type of artist Lil should be singing. I really liked this performance, and I would even go so far as to say it was her best to date. You could tell she was having fun. The Judges must have heard something different than I did, because they didn't care for it. Randy thought it was wild, Kara said that she had been waiting for Lil to do some Chaka and it wasn't worth the wait, Paula clued us all in that Lil had no voice yesterday, so she thought it was a great recovery, but Simon said it was her last performance. No Vote for us.
And please don't talk back to the Judges!
Kris is next. I was prepared to be disappointed when Kris revealed he was going to sing "She Works Hard for the Money" by Donna Summer. I just didn't see how he could pull this off. I've got to tell you though, Kris knocked my socks off! This performance was SO COOL! He completely changed the arrangement, slowed the tempo, played the guitar, and I loved it. I would buy this single. It reminded me of David Cook last season with his rendition of "Billie Jean". (How he made it his own) Kara told Kris he took a risk and it paid off - BIG TIME, Paula said it had a Santana feel to it (She was right! The only thing she said all night that made sense) Simon said it was Original, well thought out and a Fantastic job and Randy told Kris he was ready for the BIG TIME. VOTE
"September" by Earth, Wind and Fire was Danny's disco tune. I liked this performance. It was very high energy from start to finish and his vocals were fantastic. Was it my favorite Danny performance? No, but this isn't the type of music I see him making either. I don't think he hurt himself any with this song choice and performance. Randy said he was worried about the song choice, but felt that Danny worked it, Good job! Kara agreed with Randy and said Danny's pitch was SO RIGHT ON, Paula said he had a Sexy voice (Okay, two things Paula got right tonight! Must not have put the additive in her Coke glass yet) Simon said he couldn't fault the vocals at all, but he didn't get "Star Power" from the performance. WE VOTED!
Allison was next with "Hot Stuff" by Donna Summer. WHO is dressing this child? Her outfit was a Hot mess, and so was this song for me. I don't like what she did with the arrangement and I'm ready for this to be OVER. This girl can sing, but this performance didn't do it for me. Randy didn't like the arrangement either, but he said he loved Her, and thought she was one of the best singers in this thing, Kara agreed with Randy(She does that a LOT) Paula babbled and Simon said he thought it was a Brilliant Performance. No Vote for us.
Adam chose "If I Can't Have You" from the soundtrack for Saturday Night Fever. Randy said Adam is ready. RIGHT. NOW. Kara said he was Brilliant, Paula cried, She could FEEL him, (She's found the additives for her Coke) and Simon thought he made it something original and it was memorable. I think you know by now, No Vote for us
Matt is back with his hat! He went with the Bee Gee's "Stayin' Alive". One problem, Matt isn't the Bee Gee's and I don't think he is Stayin Alive. Randy didn't love the song choice or the arrangement, but thinks this is a talented group of kids this season, Kara thought he brought Disco back, Paula said Matt picks songs like she bowls - sometimes you get a gutterball, and sometimes you get a strike. Tonight was a Strike. Simon didn't like it. No Vote for us.
Anoop finished the show tonight with Donna Summer's "Dim all the Lights". I didn't like this either. Maybe I'm too tired tonight, these songs are just making me crabby. Randy, Kara and Paula liked it. Simon said it was Mediocre at best. No Vote for us.
So that's it for Disco week. The Best Performance for me tonight was Kris. Hands Down. I think we will see a repeat of last week's bottom three - Lil, Matt and Anoop. I predict Lil and Matt go home.
What did you think? Let's Discuss!


2nd Cup of Coffee said...

We summed it all up similarly!

Smoochiefrog said...

Yup, Kris hands down!

Stacie said...

my favorites, in this order, this week: kris, adam, danny... okay. that's it. not concerned about the rest. good summary this week, girl!

Headless Mom said...

Yep. I think Lil and Matt are goin' home.