Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Idol: Part 1 of the Finale

The final two - Who will be left standing?

Okay, so I would have never guessed this season would come down to these two contestants. It’s a surprise finale for me. But, I am always excited to hear the tunes each week on American Idol. The contestants will be performing three songs tonight. YAY, I am excited! Enjoy my review tonight, and I will also write a major review tomorrow night, so be prepared for that. It will be a recap of the entire finale, and I can’t wait! Anyway, enjoy the review, and I can’t wait until they post where they will be auditioning this summer.

Song 1: "Mad World"
Since we already heard him sing this song, there isn’t much to say about it. He sounds okay, but I guess I’m more concerned with what he is wearing, so dark and dreary. He is creeping me out tonight with his look and outfit. Nothing special for me so far. He will need to up the game in the next two songs.

Song 2: "Change is Gonna Come" (Simon's choice)
Wow, his look isn’t creeping me out on this song. He looks good, but I'm not sure if I would have picked this song for him. I don’t like this on his voice, and I’m actually confused as to why Simon Fuller picked it. He makes funny faces when he sings. Not so sure about that song for Adam tonight.

Song 3: "No Boundaries" (co-written by Kara, who happens to be an amazing song writer)
I can tell from the start that I am not going to like how Adam sings this song. This song doesn’t fit his voice, as is what usually happens with these Idol songs. Yeah, not a good song for his voice at all - I actually feel bad for him. I hope America doesn’t take this song into much consideration when voting tonight, because I’m pretty sure both contestants are going to sound bad on it.

Song 1: "Ain't No Sunshine"
I loved when he did this song before, and it’s a great song choice for him tonight. He looks great and sounds great tonight. Once again, it’s hard to say much since they already sang these songs on the show. I love that he played the piano as well and changed it up a bit from the first time he performed it on the show. He and Adam are so different. I have no idea how America is going to vote. Wow, Kara is really getting into the judging tonight.

Song 2: "What’s going on" (Simon's choice)
Great song for Kris. Good choice! He sounds great and I like that he is playing the guitar. He is really showing his talent tonight. Adam and Kris are so different. I don’t know how this season is going to end, but I know I am voting for Kris tonight. He is just amazing me tonight with each song. He is one truly talented guy. I guess Simon cant appreciate something stripped down and NOT over dramatic.

Song 3: No Boundaries (Kara’s song)
I was hoping he would play the guitar on this song, but I kind of figured he wouldn’t because Kara wrote it. He sounds much better than Adam did on this song. This song would do well on the radio if Kris released it because it just didn’t fit Adams voice at all. I will be voting for Kris tonight!

Well, it was an interesting night tonight and I feel that both contestants did fairly well this evening. I have no idea who is going to win but I know that I am voting for Kris Allen. Stay tuned for my biggest review of the season tomorrow night (or Thursday morning depending on when I get it all typed up!)


(Editor's note from Lex: I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED the show Glee last night. Anyone else? Also, please enjoy this video of a very.......different Adam Lambert singing "It's so hard to say goodbye to yesterday" at his high school graduation.)


Alicia said...

Man, I wish we would've done something like this at our graduation. I would've rocked the shit out of this my Cartman voice. Haha.

Lex said...

Alicia, this reminds me - Millie applied to be the new principal at Perry. No, I'm not joking. My mom said that suggestion was met with a big fat LOL.