American Idol top 7 — April 21, 09
A sweet friend challenged me to blog about tonight’s American Idol. Here ya go darlin!
Unlike last year of the Davids, this year has not sent me to Itunes to download any songs, yet I feel that this is a very strong group of talent. However, my top picks will want most Idol fans to string me up, as I don’t think I follow the country on who is my favorite.
Lil Rounds: Song: I’m every woman— Judges gave her a pretty harsh time, as they have most weeks, yet she has stayed around. I thought her song was pretty karaoke but what has me “bedazzled” is– dang… her hair has grown really fast since she first showed up to audition… lookie here. (okokokokok I’m jokin!) and she is very brave to wear that skin tight uni-tard-thingie…. You go girl!
Kris Allen: Song: She works hard for the money— He is so darn cute! He brought his acoustic guitar with him and I thought was brilliant. (also it’s nice to see a guy have an appreciation of those working women.) For the most part the judges enjoyed how he turned a disco song into something original, but I was totally shocked that no one mentioned that he and Simon must have emailed one another on the matching outfits. (both wore white tee shirts– and looked might fine I might add.)
Danny Gokey: Song: September — Sang very well and the judges pretty much agreed. He steps up every week. What I like most about him is that he sings with JOY… often the judges criticize his on stage presence or awkward movements, to me, he simply loves what he is doing and lets his body follow the music. It isn’t contrived or preplanned, and while I know choreographers will disagree, he is refreshing and makes me smile every single time. The boy likes glasses like women love shoes!
Alyson Iraheta: Song: Hotstuff– This 16 year old girl has pipes! It kinda scares me that she so often appears very very comfortable singing songs I would much prefer OLDER girls to sing. (yikes there’s that over protective mom in me poppin out) but I think she is the only female that deserves to be around in the very top. Her shoes were awesome!
Adam Lambert: Song: If I can’t have you–No doubt this guy has a knack for making a song original. The judges enjoyed him as usual, but it kinda makes me queezie when Paula literally gets teary eyed when she listens to him sing. (maybe it makes me more queezie that the camera man knows to show her eyes close up when Adam sings– ewww) I know the whole country loves him, but he doesn’t move me. I don’t see myself going out buying an album of songs that will surely have at one point, him screaming. (before anyone gets the rope thinking I’m a fuddy duddy… I like rockers… example I did purchase Chris Daughtrys.)
Matt Gerade: Song: Stayin Alive— Saved by the judges last week, I agree with Paula (I think it was her) when she said he saved himself this week. He sang with such heart and the jive he put into this rendition was great. I love when he wears his hats. He is humble and I think he will be around a bit longer.
Anoop Desai: Song: Dim all the lights– Mixed feelings on the judging, but Paula thought he was great…I personally didn’t care for the song choice but I do think he delivered it well and he seems to be really enjoying himself. Loved the scruffy day old beard and was crazy for the pink shirt. “Real men know how to wear pink.” I totally agree. He is sexy.
I really enjoy this crazy show. I adore how America views week after week and how we cheer for the real talent.
It brings families together. Heck! I know my fantastic sister in Montana is sitting in her front room watching with her hubby, Coach Jerry; and my sister Beeb is watching with her hubby and SAM kitty! Though we are in totally different locations– we are all together! I remember the year fantastic sister called me and said,” if they don’t kick off that Sanjaya I don’t think I can keep watching!”
Finally her prayers were answered, as well as Simon’s!
My guess– being the loyal follower and expert that I am– cough!– Lil Rounds and Anoop will be bidding farewells. (well, done kids!)
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