I'm just going to jump to this week's critiques.
Danny Gokey. "Stand By Me." Oh no. We're five notes in and I know this is going to be very, very wrong. The judges thought it was great, and I feel like I'm on a different planet. Simon said it was good?! I'm at a loss.
Kris Allen. "All She Wants To Do Is Dance." This was really bad too. It's kind of sad, because although I have been thinking Kris is really bland and forgettable, he has been better the past couple of weeks, and then this week was terrible. Paula continues to be her erudite self, describing the song as "the most melodically same notes song."
Lil Rounds. I just remembered this week's theme. Songs from the singer's birth year. And here's Lil singing "What's Love Got To Do With It." I cannot believe this song came out the year she was born. Wow. Lil is interesting to me. I feel like she has a really good voice, but she has been picking the wrong songs.
Anoop Desai. "True Colors." I'll be unhappy if he ruins Cyndi Lauper. Guess what? I'm unhappy. Yet the judges aren't. This is so weird.
Scott MacIntyre. "The Search." My mom's favorite song. Yes, seriously. Oh my god--this is one of the more hysterical things I have watched in a long time. This was a perfect choice for Scott because it's so over-the-top cheesy and he can sing all over-the-top cheesy and it will seem okay.
Alison Iraheta. "I Can't Make You Love Me." I have never liked this song. I really like Alison, though, and think she is really talented. As I say every week.
Matt Giraud. "Part-time Lover." No. He was not born the same year as "Part-time Lover." How old is he? 12? I really like Matt and I really hate this. I mean, I don't understand what he was thinking and don't know what to say. Of course, on this absolutely bizarre day, the judges adore it and think it's the greatest thing ever. I'm just floored.
And...that's it. My recording stopped at one hour, but Adam hasn't sung yet. Which means I can't watch. And they gave him the pimp spot, so he probably kicked ass. It's been six minutes since I wrote the previous sentence. I called my parents and they confirmed that Adam did, in fact, kick ass. And that Simon gave him a standing ovation. And yet the video is not available on youtube. I can't believe youtube has failed me.
Okay, it took an hour, but I found it. Adam Lambert singing "Mad World," by Tears for Fears. I thought he was good, but I didn't think he was amazing enough for Simon to actually stand. In my internet search for Adam's performance, I found that the show did go long, and anyone on the east coast who taped the show missed Adam. How does that impact Adam's votes? I would think that having all of the DVR viewers in the eastern time zone missing the performance would have a pretty significant impact. Will they just give everyone a reprieve and go into next week? Will the judges just use their save on him?
Top two: Adam, Alison (this was a pretty weak week)
Bottom two: Anoop and Danny
Who will be in the actual bottom two: Scott and Adam (if they actually count the votes and don't make an exception)
Going home: Scott
Labels: American Idol