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American Idol – Barry Gibb Edition

Tuesday, May 8th, 2007

Tonight we’re down to 4! Hard to believe we’re here already. The songs all come from Barry Gibb tonight. Can’t wait to see what Blake does with this genre. Each contestant gets to sing two songs tonight, too – cool! HOLY HELL. I guess I haven’t seen Barry Gibb in a while – that man has aged something fierce! His face actually doesn’t look that bad, I think he just needs to dye that hair.

First up is Melinda Doolittle singing “Love You Inside Out” and I didn’t like it that much. It was pretty boring.

Second singer tonight is Blake Lewis singing “You Should Be Dancing”. He’s dressed totally funky, as usual and he’s also sporting blonde streaks in his hair. The stylists are having a good time with this guy. When he breaks out with that whole beat box thing… man! Chills! It doesn’t even sound like something that could come out of a human, it sounds completely synthesized. Incredible. The judges hated it, though! Oh well. I might be slightly prejudiced.

Next is LaKisha Jones singing “Staying Alive”. I’m expecting some major screaming with this. Girlfriend does not need to be wearing that outfit. Who told her it was okay to wear spandex pants on national television? Cruel. I do like what she did with the song, though – even though she did do some shouting. I liked the funky thing with the beat she did, I thought it worked, but the judges don’t agree with me.

Wrapping up the first of the performances is Jordin Sparks singing “Love Somebody”. She did such a great job with that. It was simply beautiful. And I agree with the judges on this one – she was the best so far.

Singing her second song of the night, Melinda chose “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart”. She really needed to come out with something fun this time, but she didn’t. The beginning put me more to sleep than the first song did, but she finished it with a bang. It was good, but I still think she should have done something more dynamic.

Blake chose “This Is Where I Came In” for his second song. He’s back to his prep school boy look. Hmm. This song was pretty boring, too. I think he should have done something more well known. I didn’t love it and I think he might be in some serious danger tonight. Rut roh time for my baby.

The second song for LaKisha is “Run To Me”. I agree with Simon on this one – it wasn’t horrible, but it certainly wasn’t great, either. I can’t say it enough, though – her boobs are just freaking ginormous and distracting.

Closing the show, Jordin is singing “Woman In Love”. She’s going to put this competition in the bag with this, I think. Great song choice! She looks stunning tonight – I love her gown and earrings and her hair and makeup are fierce, too. I thought she sang the song beautifully, but the judges didn’t love it. It was a rough night for all four of them.

It is going to be a toss-up tomorrow to see who goes home. I hope since Blake is the only guy left, he’ll get plenty of the female votes. I’m going to say LaKisha goes home tomorrow night.

[tags]American Idol, reality television, Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson, Ryan Seacrest[/tags]

Blake Lewis – You Give Love A Bad Name

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007

For those of you who missed Blake’s most awesome performance last night – here is the video:

Tell me he’s not one bad mother effer. Love him.

[tags]American Idol, Blake Lewis, Bon Jovi, You Give Love a Bad Name[/tags]

American Idol – Bon Jovi

Tuesday, May 1st, 2007

Tonight the contestants all get mentored by Bon Jovi and then perform his songs. I think Phil and Jordin will be the only ones to pull this off successfully. Tonight’s votes will be combined with last week’s votes and two contestants will be sent home tomorrow night.

So, here we go. Man, Bon Jovi has aged well, hasn’t he? I see him fairly regularly since he owns the Philadelphia Soul AFL team – and I see he’s wearing their t-shirt tonight – but I’m always amazed at how good he looks for some reason. He’s just a cool guy.

And Phil Stacey is going first singing “Blaze of Glory”. No surprise there. Whoa. He gave me chills. More than once. This was damn good. I love how he made it his own, but didn’t stray too far from the original so you still know what song it is. He totally should have worn a cowboy hat, though. I mean, cover that dome up whenever possible, man. You’ve got the perfect excuse – singing a Bon Jovi song – use it! Ha! Randy had to get in that he recorded this song with Bon Jovi! Also, he hit the nail on the head when he said Phil was channeling Steve Perry. I see what Simon is saying about not making it until next week, but not based on this performance.

Jordin Sparks is singing “Livin’ On A Prayer” and she made me feel so old by saying her mom grew up on Bon Jovi. Egads! Love her wild and crazy hair! Check this girl out, decked out in black with bright yellow heels. I don’t think this was a very good song choice for her. I’m not sure what other song she could have sang, though… but those low registers are hard for her, she’s struggling. When she can belt it out, it’s good and she’s so totally cute it almost makes up for the surprisingly mediocre singing. Gotta put in some extra calls for her tonight since I don’t want her going home over one bad song.

And now we have LaKisha Jones singing “This Ain’t a Love Song” – a song I don’t know. Bon Jovi says he would bet she’s not going to go home after singing this song. We’ll be the judge of that, Mr. Bon Jovi. She looks sultry tonight, but that tube top/bustier combo…. dude. I guess she’s playing to the boob angle the way Gina played her body. I have to reluctantly admit that she gave me chills with this. Damn. I guess Simon got chills, too, since he gave her a kiss afterwards. He just wanted to get close to those succulent lips. HAHAH! He just told her he loves her lips – the look in his eyes said, “I love your DSLs, baby!” Nice.

Up next is Blake Lewis singing “You Give Love A Bad Name” in dark hair! Whoa! He’s going to put his spin on this song and Jon is worried about it. His mixture of beat-boxing and soulful singing just blows me away. I don’t care what anyone says, this guy has got what it takes to make it. He is just so unique and charismatic and original. LOVE HIM! Loved this song! Picking up the phone for him tonight for sure.

Chris Richardson is singing “Wanted Dead Or Alive” and he’s sporting his Members Only jacket again.
How embarrassing to not know all the words to the song in front of the original artist. And Chris gets the smoke backdrop. Maybe the producers are trying to distract from that jacket paired with the white belt. This song bored me. It wasn’t bad, and he seemed to hit all the notes and remember all the lyrics, but it was just blah. Nothing special about it.

Wrapping up the show, Melinda Doolittle is singing “Have A Nice Day”. This is a newer song that I like. I have no doubt that she’ll kick this song’s ass. Ha! As soon as the song started, Connor yelled out, “More cowbell!” Funny kid. Melinda looks hot tonight – love her outfit and hair. I want her hair. And I’ll take her voice, too, while you’re at it. I think she did a good job. It didn’t blow me away or anything, but it was good.

Oh my word. The President and First Lady have a clip thanking everyone for their donations. That was random.

So my favorites of the night were Blake and Phil.

Phone numbers:

Phil Stacey: 1-866-436-5701 & 5707
Jordin Sparks: 1-866-436-5702 & 5708
LaKisha Jones: 1-866-436-5703 & 5709
Blake Lewis: 1-866-436-5704 & 5710
Chris Richardson: 1-866-436-5705 & 5711
Melinda Doolittle: 1-866-436-5706 & 5712

Going home tomorrow night? Chris and Phil.

[tags]American Idol, Simon Cowell, Ryan Seacrest, Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul, Jon Bon Jovi[/tags]

Idol Gives Back

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

So last night there were no results on American Idol. I was kind of pissed when I realized I sat and watched the entire two hours to discover not only were there no results, but that there was only a crappy 2 minute clip with Bono in it. What the hell was that? The overall show wasn’t too tortuous to watch, so I guess that’s something, but still. I liked Ellen, Jack Black, Ben Stiller and a few others they had on, but the disappointment over the lack of Bono left a bad taste in my mouth at the end of the show.

Next week, all of the results for this week will be combined to vote off two contestants. Should be interesting!

[tags]American Idol, Idol Gives Back, Bono, charity[/tags]

American Idol – Idol Gives Back Show

Tuesday, April 24th, 2007

We’ve got a star-studded show lined up tonight with the launch of the new charity project “Idol Gives Back”. For the first 50 million calls, News Corp will donate $.10 per call, plus there are other sponsors who have made donations, as well. And, most importantly, my most beloved Bono is mentoring the contestants tonight. OMG! Chills. All songs tonight will be “Songs that Inspire”.

Chris Richardson is singing “Change The World” by Eric Clapton. This is a great song, and I think might be a good song choice for him. Let’s see. Uh, well if he could sing in tune, it might have been a good song choice. Wow, he is all over the place with this! And wait a minute – where is the footage of Bono mentoring Chris? What the hell? The song got a little better once Chris stood up, but I still hated it. And the judges do not agree with me – even Simon. Oh well, I stand by my opinion. And what in the world happened to Simon’s shirt button? Who is he showing all that man cleavage to? Weirdo.

Melinda Doolittle is up next singing “There Will Come A Day” by Faith Hill. I tried something different tonight and listened to her from another room, not intentionally, but nevertheless – and she sounded just incredible, as usual. Once I got back in the room, I saw that she looked awesome, too! Way to go, girl. Oddly enough, the huge conglomerate of a necklace doesn’t draw attention to her lack of a neck, in fact, I think it does the opposite. Interesting. But, again, no Bono. I’m starting to get a little pissed now.

Next up is Blake Lewis (my honey!) singing “Imagine” by John Lennon. I bet Bono loved that he chose this song – ha! (Bono hates this song, for the record.) However, this is one of my favorite songs, so Blake sticks to being in tune with me. We are soul mates, I’m telling you, people. Blake just sat there and sang, and very prettily, I might add. He could have used the falsetto a bit more, I think he was weak in that area. Overall, I liked it, though. Still no Bono. I’m about to jump through my TV screen.

And now we have LaKisha Jones singing “I Believe” by Fantasia. I’m scared of her boobs. Seriously. I thought they were going to reach out and touch me. Her weird mouth thing is really starting to bug me, too. I need to leave the room and not watch her like I did with Melinda, maybe. I didn’t love it. And neither did the judges, even if Randy and Paula had a hard time expressing themselves. Again with the no Bono. Not even in the Africa clips and we all know how often he is over there – they couldn’t get him on film anywhere?

The scary headed Phil Stacey is now singing “The Change” by Garth Brooks. He got good reviews after singing country before, he could be smart to do it again this week. His voice started out pretty, and had some nice tones in the quiet moments. When he hit those big notes, though, he went horribly out of tune – like real scary out of tune. And apparently Randy and Paula are tone deaf tonight. And Simon is delusional because he thinks people like him. Eh. Do I even need to say it? No Bono.

Finishing up the show is Jordin Sparks singing the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, “You’ll Never Walk Alone”. Wow. That blew me away. Damn, I love this girl. She looks great, she sounds great, she’s got the whole package. Love her. Didn’t love not seeing Bono. That was such a total sham. Why even mention he mentored them? Ugh!

My favorites tonight were Melinda, Jordin, and Blake, as usual. I think LaKisha is in real danger of going home tomorrow night.

[tags]American Idol, reality television, Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul, Ryan Seacrest, Bono[/tags]