I haven’t really made my feelings about American Idol public yet, but I suppose with six contestants left, now is the time. I love it. I always have loved it, I always will. Even when it’s ridiculous and people who shouldn’t be there don’t get kicked-off and awesome people don’t stay… it’s a fixture in my life. I can’t deny it.
I was so excited to hear that tonight was all about Andrew Lloyd Webber songs, that’s such a classy step up for the show. I’m not gonna get into all the ins and outs of everything, but here is my brief assessment of the performances:
Syesha– I loved it! It was pitchy in places, and let’s not forget this was the second time she’s utilized the ol’ getting on top of the piano scenario….but I thought it was one of her best performances and she did great.
Jason– Dude. It sucked. It’s a big song and he has a small voice. Clay liked it ok, but I had a hard time listening to it without cringing.
Brooke– Eh. Not great. I felt so bad for her when she forgot the words, we’ve all done that at some point. She definitely lost the magic after that. But she’s also one with a rather small voice, and I don’t think it could handle Broadway, even that song.
David Archuletta– As expected, fabulous. I liked that he switched it up a bit. But, as Simon is fond of saying, so what. I just can’t get myself to care about him. He needs to sign a deal with Disney and be the next Hannah Montana and get off American Idol.
Carly– I loved it! Not my favorite song in the world, but she totally rocked it.
David Cook– Oh, he is definitely my favorite by a longshot! I loved what he did with the song tonight, as always it was innovative and vocally spot-on. The high notes, especially the one at the end, were incredible. He can sing anything, and tonight proves it.
Ryan Seacrest– Oh yes, let’s not forget his tiny serenade at the end of the show! Seriously, what WAS that?!!!! hahaha!!!