American Idol Part III
I'm violating a Junkette rule and posting on an already-posted-about-twice subject. (Query whether there are too many hyphens there.) But it's necessary. I think last night's American Idol show was one of the best in Idol history. Michael Slezak of Entertainment Weekly agrees in today's post-show column. I'm just going to comment on last night's 7 show-stoppers:
Mandisa: OMG. She was plain amazing. I got chills. Really, chills. And she looked gorgeous.
Chris: I loved the twist he put on Johnny Black's Walk The Line. Granted he made it sound like every other song he's ever sang, but it was still brilliant. I would definitely buy his version of that song if it were for sale.
Paris: Again, I got chills. I thought she was perfect. She again reminded me of what I loved about Fantasia, but I think Paris might even be better. Wow.
Katharine: Again, I got chills. Yes, that's three sets of chills in one night! I don't know what else to say except that I think I have a girl crush on her.
Taylor: It wasn't my favorite performance of his, but still good enough that I called my dad as soon as he finished, yelling into the phone: "Isn't the grey-haired guy sooooo good??"
Elliott: I'm really rooting for him. I love his voice, and he has soul. I should throw this out there, though: I might secretly be rooting for him because he is Jewish and who would have thought there could possibly be a Jewish American Idol? Not me! Has a Jew even made it as far as Hollywood week before?
Kellie: The song was perfect, she sounded great, and I actually rewinded my DVR and watched her performance a second time to make sure I wasn't going crazy.
As for tonight's results show, I have a feeling Lisa will be gone. Though it probably should be Bucky based entirely on last night's performance. Kevin wasn't as painful as usual, but c'mon, what the hell is he doing in this competition? Seriously kids.