Wednesday, March 18, 2009

AI: Country Week, YEE HAW!

Sorry I haven’t written a review in a while, but life got the best of me, and I was super busy. Anyway, I am back, and I am sorry to say that I did not watch the entire episode of Idol last night but I did have a chance to brush up on the contestants that I missed. Thank God for YouTube!

Below you will find my review, followed by the three I feel should be in the bottom. Remember, this is all my opinion. Also, please note that I am obsessed with spoilers and I check in with Dial Idol for their predictions every week before the elimination show. I almost didn’t write a review for this week, because I became nervous when I read who they predicted to go home. Let’s just say I am NOT happy with it and I am praying that for once, they are wrong. Anyway, enjoy the review and thanks for reading!

Danny Gokey—Song: Jesus Take the Wheel
I thought this was an interesting song choice for Danny. Out of all the songs he could have chosen, I never would have thought in a million years that he would sing this one. And it was actually pretty impressive to listen to. He makes singing seem so easy. Like he makes me want to attempt songs I would never attempt, and he makes me think I would actually sound good singing them (scary thought). I think for sure he is safe for many weeks to come.

Anoop Desai—Song: Always on my Mind
Wow this was a trillion, million, BILLION times better than last week. This is the Anoop we saw in Hollywood and in his earlier auditions. He has such great control over his vocals, and I am so glad he chose this song because it really showed his strength. I was worried we would lose his talents too early in the competition.

Lil Rounds—Song: Independence Day
I don’t get what the big deal is about her. I personally don’t think her voice is all that great. I was slightly ticked off, because it sounded like she lowered the song a half step, but whatever. She sounded good but in my opinion it wasn’t great. I’m hoping she will be one to go early.

Matt Giraud—Song: So Small
Matt is someone I wish does really well in this competition. I agree with Simon that he isn’t getting as much credit as he should. He is pretty up there vocally compared to the other guys, and I think he has the potential to go far. Matt is very modern/pop and just what Idol needs, I think, to push some future record sales. I’m cheering for him!

Kris Allen—Song: To Feel Your Love
LOVE him. Wow, I had no idea he was that talented, and this is one of my favorite songs! I am starting to think that the guys are way more talented than the girls this season, and it shows just by how many guys versus girls are in this competition. I really want Kris to do well and hope that he lasts on the show for many weeks to come.

Adam Lambert—Song: Ring of Fire
Look: you either love Adam or you hate Adam, and I HATE him. I think he is way too dramatic and way too over the top, and I don’t get his “creativeness.” It's just way too much for me. Whatever, I don’t think he is a big deal and I don’t think he will have a great music career but what do I know - I’m a nobody in the music world.

Michael Sarver—Song: Aint Going Down Till the Sun Comes Up
As much as I would love to pull for the average American working guy, Michael did not do a great job tonight. He picked a good song, he just didn’t perform it to its potential. There were too many words and he seemed so nervous that he might forget the words. It was just bad.

Scott MacIntyre—Song: Wild Angels
One word: BORING. I mean, seriously, I don’t know why they picked him to be on this show. He does not have that great of a voice. Also, he picked such a boring, only heard of if you love country music song to sing. Sure, he can play piano, but this show is about finding a singer, not a piano player.

Megan Joy Corkey—Song: Walking After Midnight
I’ll be honest - I was surprised when I heard she was singing this song, and I was even more surprised that she sounded decent. I can’t believe she sounded and looked that good while having the flu. Good for her, but I have a feeling she won’t be around too long. I would imagine she doesn’t appeal to that many viewers, but I think she is cool.

Allison Iraheta—Song: Blame it on your Heart
I love, love LOVE Allison and I think she is extremely talented for her age. I am not sure she has shown America her talent yet. I am waiting for her to perform something that will just blow us away. This song was good, but I am worried American wont like it. I hope everyone voted for her, because she is one of my favs and I don’t want her to go to early. (SPOILER ALERT: Dial Idol has her as potentially leaving tonight and I really, really, really hope she isn’t because I love her).

Alexis Grace—Song: Jolene
Alexis was another one of my early favorites but I don’t like the way she changed her style tonight. She sang much calmer than she has before, and it takes away what I love about her. I don’t think this is going to be a good week for Alexis. She may be one to go early just simply because she didn’t stay true to what got her there in the first place. SPOILER ALERT: Alexis is another one Dial Idol is predicting to go tonight…: (

My Bottom Three: Scott Macintyre, Alexis Grace, Michael Sarver

Going home: Michael Sarver

What do you guys think?



Lauren said...

Well you got the bottom 3 pretty close - Alexis definitely did not deserve to go home this week with people like Scott and Michael still there. I don't think she would have won but she should at least be on the tour over some of those people.

Andrea<3AI!! said...

I agree and I am so sorry I didnt write a review for this week but I am disappointed that Alexis went home over some of these other people. I'm glad Michael finally went home though.