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3/26: American Idol recap, top 10 Motown night – Adam Lambert tracks to the top

Motown night proved how great these songs are, no matter how overplayed. And several folks rose to the occasion (Adam, Allison, Matt, Kris) while others stumbled (Michael, Lil Rounds, Megan).

It’s easy to pin the bottom three tonight (before I check dialidol.com)

Biggest surprise: Adam Lambert

Biggest disappointment: Lil Rounds

Who will be in the bottom three: Michael Sarver, Megan Joy Corkrey, Scott MacIntyre

Who will go home: MIchael Sarver

My ranking: 1- Danny Gokey 2- Allison Iraheta 3- Matt G. 4 – Adam 5 – Anoop 6- Kris 7- Megan 8- Lil Rounds  9 – Scott 10- Michael

Tonight, they didn’t introduce the contestants in order so we don’t know the “pimp spot” person up front. I guessed halfway through that Allison (who was unfairly placed in the bottom three last week) would get it cos she hadn’t had the shot yet. And I was right. 

First up: Matt Giraud (”Let’s Get It On” Marvin Gaye). He has Justin Timberlaked it. He pours on the sugar a bit heavy. I’m not sure his suit and tie/vest get-up works with this song. He ends strong. Randy: “You worked it out baby.” Kara: “You’re coming out of your shell.” Paula: “You showed a sexy cool vibe.” She thinks his riffs are respectful and not over the top. (I don’t necessarily agree.) Simon: “It was a brilliant choice of song… it was a cool performance. Your voice suits that type of song.”

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Second: Kris Allen (”How Sweet It Is” Marvin Gaye) – He brings out his best John Mayer vibe. He’s alawys going to a boring personality but he is a fine vocalist and emotes well. Strange shirt choice. Overall, it was pretty darn good. Kara: “You didn’t do james Taylor. You didn’t do Marvin Gaye. You did Kris. You had different phrasings and rhythms. You did everything right.” Paula: “It’s nice to see you come on your own.” Simon: “You have to start believing in yourself. You don’t have that swagger and confidence. Right now, you could be at a bus-stop.” Randy: “It’s all good, baby!”

Third up: Scott Macintyre (”You Can’t Hurry Love” Supremes). What’s up with the, um, pink pants? Smokey Robinson says he makes the song sound up to date. Huh? It sounds again like 70s AM radio, a bit like a piano player you’d hear at a bar. It’s good but not exceptional. Paula: “When you feel it, the audience feels it.” Simon: “It wasn’t a great version of the song… it was the honky tonk piano. The backup singers were a mess. I thought it was completely the wrong song for you. It was a bit cheap to me.” Randy: “It was a very hotel type of performance.” Kara: “You brought some tempo. But you did take liberties with the melody… you have to nail it. You had some good ideas but the execution was not perfect.”

Fourth up: Megan Joy Corkrey (”For Once In My Life” – Stevie Wonder) It was a bit cheesy but her jazzy vibe worked fairly well. Her vocals were a bit all over the place. Randy: “It was so bizarre… you needed to slow it back. It was so rushed and hectic.” Kara suggested “My Guy” as a better song. “This was all over the place. You hit bad notes… you weren’t dominating the song. The song dominated you.” Paula: “The camera loves you…this was not the right song for you.” Simon: “Bad news is it was horrible.”

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Fifth: Anoop Desai (”Ooh Baby Baby” Smokey Robinson) – Anoop is going for the ladies’ heartstrings by going all ballad-y and expunging that MJ “Beat It” performance 15 days ago. Kara: “That was very hard to do and you did a pretty good job. You have a skill set.” She wants him to change up the melodies a bit more. Paula: “Your phrasing, your delivery and your falsetto is mostly spot on.” Simon: “It was a great vocal. But you looked half asleep. It was a little bit someone singing within a musical.” Randy: “Next week-get the party on!”

Sixth: Michael Sarver (”Ain’t Too Proud To Beg” Temptations) He will always strike me as a solid bar singer but a star? I just don’t see it. Tonight, he pulls out all the vocal stops and isn’t half bad but doesn’t really add anything to the song that’s going to make me remember the performance in 10 minutes. Paula: “It felt Las Vegas lounge-y.” (She sounds pained being critical.) Simon: “No idea what you just said… I couldn’t wait for it to end. Here’s the problem: you are taking part in this competition. You have no chance of winning it based on that type of vocal. It’s a reality.” Randy: “The song is a little too big for you.” Kara: “Who are you as an artist? That’s what I didn’t feel this week.”

Seventh: Lil Rounds. (”Heatwave” Martha & the Vandellas) Vonzell Solomon and Jennifer Hudson have sung this before. She starts a bit rough. She’s hitting some strange notes, even in the chorus. It does feel a bit rushed. Make that very rushed. It’s like she can barely keep up with the arrangement. It was not her best performance by any stretch. Randy: “The front of the song was a little tortured for me. It wasn’t the right kind of song for me for you.” Kara: “You got this voice with melodies that breathe more. We need more from you. It was screaming at certain points.” Paula: “You owned that song.” Simon: “It was too fast. If you had chosen something like ‘I Heart It Through the Grapevine,’ you could have had a moment.”

Eighth: Adam Lambert (”Tracks of My Tears” Smokey Robinson) – He evokes Elvis (or is that k.d. lang?) in looks and dials back his usual theatrics. He’s virtually unrecognizable. Smart move on his part. I think his vocals are good but his voice isn’t as distinctive on a quieter scale than when he rocks it out. Nice final note. Kara gives him a standing O. She says: “I have six words for you: one of the best performances of the night.” Oh, that’s eight. “You showed artistry on that stage.” Paula: “You have that gut instinct of the element of surprise. I love the clean look.” Simon: “It was the best performance of the night.” He credits him for his originality. 

Ninth: Danny Gokey (”Get Ready” The Temptaions) – He looks sharp tonight in black. A great song pick. Upbeat, fun, showcases his growly voice. He again proves why he may just win this competition. Paula: “A first-class performance.” Simon: “A bit amateurish.” Randy: “You remind me of the great Levi Stubbs. I love the energy of it.” Kara: “I loved your personality. It was good, not great.” 

Pimp spot: Allison Iraheta (”Papa Was a Rolling Stone” The Temptations) – Amazing. She has looked like she sings like a 35 year old. She sings like a 35 year old, too. And that’s a compliment. She shows amazing mastery of a difficult song. I also appreciate her genuineness and her stage presence. Randy: “That was blazin’ hot.” Kara: “You were in the bottom three last week. Are you kidding?” Paula: “You kept your rocker edge. I just want to say, you are awesome!” (As she covers up her crayon mustache). Simon: “You are a survivor… that was one of your best performances.”

555 comments Add your comment

Justin

March 25th, 2009
9:55 pm

According to Kara, Alexis was a good singer, but…picked…some…bad songs…the last…few…times… um… she only had a few performances, Kara, and she only picked one bad song…

1. Matt Giraud- I thought he did a good job. He showed range. I mean, there were quite a few weak spots, but overall it was pretty good.

2. Kris Allen- He did pretty good. Not his best, last week was definitely his best. Quite boring to say the least. I almost said karaoke, but I heard some moments. We’ve got a good cast this year. If only Alexis were still in for the ride….

3. Scott MacIntyre- Did this really, really? Really? Really? Really? This beat Alexis? Uh? You’re joking? Alexis? Come on! Don’t pull my leg. Again, expectedly, boring. Sorry, Scott. I’m tired of playing the sympathy card saying he’s a good guy, but… so I’m just gonna say it – Just average. He can play piano, though. But really- how boring is he gonna be on tour? Totally boring… Bring Alexis back!!! Real question is- why does Paula have a coloring book w/ crayons on American Idol? Does she color during the break? Um…..

4. Megan Corkrey- Ouch, that was pitchy. It was still cool though and I like Megan, always have. It SUCKS only have 3 girls. Wikipedia says she’s a Font Designer. Is that true? She designs fonts for like… word documents? Cool.

5. Anoop Desai- I think what he’s trying to do now is show that he has a voice, but that was boring. I think if you’re gonna do that you need to pick a GOOD song, like a really good one. Cause that was a touch of indulgent. I don’t think some of the guys are as good as the judges are trying to lead us to think… we have our own minds, we don’t have to agree. I don’t think Anoop’s much different than past contestants…

6. Michael Sarver- Agh….. here’s the thing.. he’s not a bad singer, he’s actually a pretty good one, but I don’t like mediocrity on American Idol. So, 2 extremely mediocre performers in the competition, and they sent Alexis home? I just don’t get it… not at all. They’re both going on tour! Scott and Michael! Alexis anyone? ;-)

7. Lil Rounds- I didn’t think this would be a good song choice for her, but she did well with it. It was strong. I think the hair though was a total mistake. She comes back strong, but looks like a completely different person. I don’t think that’s smart. We all know Syesha made a dramatic hair change throughout, but it still looked like her. Yeah, Lil, go back to the short! I believe next week will be her week.

8. Adam Lambert- He was good tonight. My favorite performance of his by far. He’s still not getting the look quite right for me, but it’s his best look as well. The hair, though is a little weird. I just wish he’d come out naturally. No need for the make up thats just… no, no emo. Really nice performance, though. Paula criticized his past look and how it improved into tonight. That’s the smartest thing she’s said all season.

9. Danny Gokey- That was fun. He did a good job, as usual. I remember in Hollywood when he sang “Kiss From A Rose” and there was something else as well, can’t remember, but it really highlighted his vocals. I’m kinda ready for him to do that again. He needs to remind that he does have a good voice.

10. Allison Iraheta- Even though I still liked David Hernandez’s version of this last year, this girl has an incredible voice! Just great. I think it was just because the back-up singers played too much of a part. Allison is great. She is certainly the dark horse now that Alexis is gone.

RxDawg

March 25th, 2009
9:55 pm

Allison, my new favorite girl (bye bye Alexis). I expect to be entertained….

Hella yeh! Blew it up! Loved it. Right there with Danny, maybe better tonight. She was better. Fantastic job. 9.5/10.

Best performence tonight.

Judy

March 25th, 2009
9:55 pm

they lost alexis and they are boosting her so we wont let another female go before michael and scott. it is so obvious. that was not blazing hot.

Cadre

March 25th, 2009
9:55 pm

I know my rankings probably won’t agree with everyone else but here they are…

1 Danny
2 Anoop
3 Matt
4 Kris
5 Michael
6 Adam
7 Allison
8 Lil
9 Scott
10 Megan

Allison was good but it was not her best performance.

Cammi317

March 25th, 2009
9:55 pm

The fact that she sat there at the Judge’s table and let Simon draw on her face…. Strange, strange, strange.

gg

March 25th, 2009
9:56 pm

1. Adam
2. Alison
3. Danny
4. Anoop
5. Matt
6. Lil
7. Kris
8. Michael
9. Scott
10. Megan

gg

March 25th, 2009
9:56 pm

1. Adam
2. Alison
3. Danny
4. Anoop
5. Matt
6. Lil
7. Kris
8. Michael
9. Scott
10. Megan

Eclecticdiva

March 25th, 2009
9:56 pm

Oh, just hearing Meghan singing again makes my ear hurts.

Sarah B

March 25th, 2009
9:56 pm

What the hell were Puala and Simon doing???? Drawing mustaches on each other? What is this kindergarten? Scott and Megan can both leave.

gg

March 25th, 2009
9:56 pm

sorry to hit the submit button 2x.

harriett

March 25th, 2009
9:56 pm

Adam, Allison, Danny, top three.

Eclecticdiva

March 25th, 2009
9:56 pm

My top 3 -
Adam, Allison, and Danny

Eclecticdiva

March 25th, 2009
9:57 pm

I would like to hear Adam sing a Prince tune.

tnecvolfan2001

March 25th, 2009
9:58 pm

matt, kris, anoop, adam, allison were the best in my opinion

RxDawg

March 25th, 2009
9:58 pm

It’s either Scott, Meagan, Sarver gone.

I’m going to say it’s Scott.

Couple of surprise boots, Lil and Anoop. Very doubtfull though.

Everyone else should be safe by a mile. If anyone left is booted it’s a gaurenteed judge save.

Sarah B

March 25th, 2009
9:59 pm

well a lot of us agree Adam, Allison & Danny

Deirdre

March 25th, 2009
9:59 pm

Good show tonight. The bad ones were really bad and the good ones were really good;

1. Adam
2.Allison
3.Matt
4.Danny
5.Anoop
6.Kris
7.Lil
8.Michael
9.Scott
10.Megan

Rodney Ho

March 25th, 2009
9:59 pm

Allison did a wonderful job, too. Overall, a good night!

Sarah B

March 25th, 2009
9:59 pm

time to watch Survivor.

harriett

March 25th, 2009
10:00 pm

Matt was good, but in comparison to Adam, Allison, and Danny, he did not measure up. IMO.

Eclecticdiva

March 25th, 2009
10:00 pm

Well everyone I have to get up early in the AM. See ya’ll tomorrow and enjoy!

Rodney Ho

March 25th, 2009
10:00 pm

It’s time for Sarver to go home. Or Scott.

Judy

March 25th, 2009
10:00 pm

megan was so horrible she has to be the one gone

Nana

March 25th, 2009
10:00 pm

My top three Adam, Allison, Danny with the bottom three Michael, Scott and Megan.

IdolWatcher80

March 25th, 2009
10:01 pm

Allison was Awesome! #2 behind Adam for me.

Sarah B

March 25th, 2009
10:01 pm

Yep Nana, we may have a age difference but our musical ears are the same

Judy

March 25th, 2009
10:01 pm

i might could learn to love adam if he could give me 3 more weeks of tonight and no screech owl.

Rodney Ho

March 25th, 2009
10:02 pm

I think Scott’s fans will keep him here one more week. I just don’t believe Sarver has the fan base. We’ll see.

Cadre

March 25th, 2009
10:03 pm

Survivor is a recap show. I hate those bleh!

Judy

March 25th, 2009
10:04 pm

BUT MEGAN WAS HORRIBLE!!! oops megan joy

Mike S

March 25th, 2009
10:04 pm

Well, Allison just threw a monkey wrench into my last pronouncement by stealing the entire night! WOW WOW WOW!!!!

And tomorrow night! Smokey and Joss Stone… that should be kewl… and Stevie Wonder!!! And of course the velvet teddy bear himself RUUUUUUUUB BBEEEENNNNN STUDDARD!!!!

Exit Now

March 25th, 2009
10:08 pm

Until tomorrow night then. Good night.

Nana

March 25th, 2009
10:09 pm

Sarah B – You have mail.

Justin

March 25th, 2009
10:09 pm

So rankings and predictions: didn’t get to do this last week so..

1. Adam Lambert
2. Allison Iraheta
3. Danny Gokey
4. Matt Giraud
5. Lil Rounds
6. Anoop Desai
7. Kris Allen
8. Megan Corkrey
9. Michael Sarver
10. Scott MacIntyre

That was easy.

I think the bottom 3 will be obvious as well.
It definitely has to be Megan, Scott, and Michael. They were the worst all in all.
So that’s my who should and who will.
And I think that even though it’s possible for Megan to leave, but a shame since girls are limited this season, that Michael or Scott will leave. I’m hoping it’s Scott, but Michael next week.

Nana

March 25th, 2009
10:13 pm

Well, my fellow bloggers, I’m calling it a night since my getting up time is 3:30. Have a wonderful evening, what’s left of it anyway. Will see ya’ll tomorrow.

Good Nite………..

Rodney Ho

March 25th, 2009
10:14 pm

Have a good night everyone! See you in the morn! We are already up to 400-plus comments so I’ll try to post something by noon.

harriett

March 25th, 2009
10:16 pm

I just hope we are not blindsided like last week with the bottom three. Gone to vote, then to bed! Enjoyed spending the night with everyone. West Coasters, you will enjoy tonight. Everett, JT, GAGirl…I am leaving someone out, but I am still talking to you and looking forward to reading your opinions in the morning. Night, all!

Mike S

March 25th, 2009
10:17 pm

What a fantastic night. I love all the songs the contestants chose to sing, and to see Barry gordy and Smokey both looking fit and healthy was awesome.

1A. Allison Iraheta – Papa Was A Rolling Stone – Where does that voice come from. Kara was right, it is truly a gift from God, and Allison is doing wonderful things with that gift.

1B. Adam Lambert – Tracks of my tears – An absolute fantastic interpretation of an alltime classic. I really loved this. Absolute perfection.

3. Danny Gokey – Get Ready – great job again by Danny.. he is this season mr. Consistency!

4. Anoop Desai – Ohh baby baby – The sweet soulful sounds of Anoop-Dawg keeping you company all night on WAJC… Good job, not on the level of the top 3, but very good.

5. Matt Giraud – Let’s get It On – Marvin would be applauding this interpretation of his signature song. I think Matt got a lot of fans tonight.

6. Kris Allen – How Sweet it Is – Loved his take on this. A cool rockabilly feel to a motown Classic. Excellent job.

and then the bottom fell out……..
7. Michael Sarver – Ain’t to Proud To beg – Karaoke yes. Will Micheal win? No, Simon was correct. Still, not as bad as the judges savaged him.

8. Lil Rounds – Heatwave – Totally the wrong song choice. very Karaoke, and way to fast and big for Lil. Randy was dead on in his advice – long phrasing and power notes, those are the songs she needs to choose.

9. Scott McIntyre – You Can’t Hurry Love – Good, great piano playing, but just not up to the level of the rest of the competition. nice guy, ok singer, great piano Player, but not the American idol

10. Megan Joy – For Once In My Life – A total trainwreck. I love Megan’s voice, I love her quirkyness, and I love her phrasing and interpretations of songs; but this week she totally blew it. Not good, not good at all.

Bottom 3 – Michael, Scott and Megan — I know I put Lil 8th, but lets be real no way she is bottom 3 with her fan base.

Should go Home Based on this week – Megan. That was a total disaster.

Will go home – Michael. Scott and Megan have enough of a fan base to save them. No way the judges use thier save for any of those 3.

anne24

March 25th, 2009
10:25 pm

Since I am boycotting the remainder of this season now that all my favorites have been snubbed or eliminated, I will take pleasure in watching each if these cast of clowns or freaks(that’s you Adam)be eliminated one by one, starting with the atrocious Megan, who deserves the title as the least talented tour member AI history. Has Sleeve hit a high note this entire competition? Has she sung a song that has a high note in it? Megan must go and end this farce of lasting longer than Ann Marie, Kristen, Jasmine and Alexis. And that freak Adam has to go next week. There is something radically wrong with her, I mean him.

Since I’m no longer watching the performances, my final prediction is LiL Rounds, and Jasmine 5-7 years from now, have the only shot at real singing success. The rest of these losers will fade into anonimity like all but a handful of alumni have. AI has officially become a parody of itself. Now that most of the adult audience has switched to Dancing With The Stars, all that’s left are the screaming little girls who the show blatantly caters to. Perhaps they should have Miley Cyrus or the Jonas Brothers lip synch on result night.

ironlady29

March 25th, 2009
10:28 pm

just got home and watched dvr. i like adam much better when he’s doing his thing..last week was amazing. loved ring of fire. i hope he’s not trying to pander to everyone who says he should tone it down. he should stay true to himself. this was boring compared to the first 3 weeks for him

Mike S

March 25th, 2009
10:32 pm

Anne, put down the crack pipe and back away from the typewriter….. AI had 3 times the audience of DWTS last week, so your assertion there is just completely assinine.

And while you may think Adam is a “freak” (BTW I do too), the fact is the boy can sing rings around almost everyone in the competition. As for kristen, Anne-Marie and Jasmine — they had no chance of winning and were voted off exactly when they should have been. I agree Alexis should still be here, but the is no crying in baseball!

Now, yes, Jasmine will be a star one day, no doubt about that, but she was not ready this season and deserved to leave when she did.

Sarah B

March 25th, 2009
10:32 pm

Cadre

March 25th, 2009
10:03 pm
Survivor is a recap show. I hate those bleh!

I just found that out – I hate recap shows as well – they tricked us!!!

Sarah B

March 25th, 2009
10:34 pm

Mike S there is “no crying in baseball” I just watched that again last weekend – I love that movie!

Mike S

March 25th, 2009
10:35 pm

HEADS UP!!! Vote off show is on at 8 ET (7CT) tomorrow night instead of the 9PM slot it would have had tonight

Sarah B

March 25th, 2009
10:36 pm

must be beause of BB tourney.

anne24

March 25th, 2009
10:36 pm

Yeah yeah yeah, cheap little crack pipe jokes Mike. Is that the best you can do to counter my valid points? AI is a joke now and I will enjoy watching its demise. As for Megan, she couldn’t win a $100 karaoke competition, let alone AI.

Sarah B

March 25th, 2009
10:37 pm

ouch a shot at Mike S…

Mike S

March 25th, 2009
10:39 pm

Early dial Idol — Adam, Allison, danny, Lil — WAYYYYYYYY Safe — Megan, Scott, Michael wayyyyyyyyyyy behind.

anne24

March 25th, 2009
10:40 pm

BTW Mike, Kristen and Ann weren’t voted off. They were snubbed by the judges. Simon wanted the prettier woman over Kristen at the mansion even though she couldn’t sing a lick which supports my point that AI has become a joke.

Mike S

March 25th, 2009
10:40 pm

Valid points on another planet maybe.

Mike S

March 25th, 2009
10:42 pm

One last thing Anne — check my comments on tonight’s performances — I had megan last and said she needs to leave; and in my reply to you I never mentioned her, so bringing her up is disingenuous and a Straw man that totally negates your argument. But thank you for playing. Now this is a discussion of AI by AI fans so feel free to find the “I hate AI” blog.

Sarah B

March 25th, 2009
10:43 pm

Genny

March 25th, 2009
10:43 pm

Mike S – I agree the Adam looked like Kurt Russell tonight but am I the only one who thinks that Matt Giraud sometimes looks like a young Tom Hanks? I keep seeing it each week and no one else has mentioned it.

anne24

March 25th, 2009
10:43 pm

That jab was weaker than Megan’s singing Mike. ;-)

Sarah B

March 25th, 2009
10:44 pm

If Anne24 hates it so much why is she here???

anne24

March 25th, 2009
10:46 pm

Don’t get me started on Freedom Of Speech again Mike. You are so easy to manipulate. LOL!

Mike S

March 25th, 2009
10:47 pm

Genny, I can see the resemblance.. Another look Like is Danny Gokey for Robert Downey Jr.

Genny

March 25th, 2009
10:48 pm

Definitely agree with that also Mike.

anne24

March 25th, 2009
10:49 pm

I’m here to rub it in when each of your favorites take the Walk of Shame! There can be only one!

Genny

March 25th, 2009
10:49 pm

I read you guys all the time but have never blogged before. Kind of fun. I too agree that Allison did great and most of the time that I tried her number it was busy so she should be safe this week.

Mike S

March 25th, 2009
10:50 pm

PLease, feel free to babble nonsense all night if that is what floats your boat. I just don’t understand why a person who so pbviously hates the show spends so much time watching it and talking about it. Seems pretty stupid to me. You want it to fail, yet you help its ratings and success by watching it. But hey, who am I to argue, if watching something that makes you miserable and then bitching about it is what your life is about, I hope you have a ?pleasant? one.

anne24

March 25th, 2009
10:51 pm

Robert Downey Jr. Now there’s someone who really does need to back away fron the crack pipe. Paula Abdul too!

Mike S

March 25th, 2009
10:52 pm

Now we agree Anne!!! :-)

anne24

March 25th, 2009
10:53 pm

So much time talking about it? These are my first posts in three weeks!
Now who’s cracked out Mike?

anne24

March 25th, 2009
10:58 pm

Well this was fun. I like being a brat, always have. Well, nighty night bloggers.

Sarah B

March 25th, 2009
11:04 pm

nighty nite Anne24 – bless you heart!

Renaissance Man

March 25th, 2009
11:09 pm

My top 3, Adam, Allison and Kris. For the bottom 3 I agree with most everyone, Michael, Scott and Megan. Michael will probably go home, though any of those 3 deserve to go. Lil was a huge disappointment this week. It was truly her week to shine. Just shows once again how important song choice is. I don’t get the love for Danny Gokey (HOKEY)! I find him trite, treacly and VERY mediocre. Pity his young wife died but that’s no reason to keep him around. But I guess mainstream America loves a sob story. Alas, he’ll probably be around for a few more weeks.

GAgirl

March 25th, 2009
11:16 pm

Starting on the West Coast:
Matt – Got it on!!! Good Job..Loved it

GAgirl

March 25th, 2009
11:23 pm

Kris – he’s just so darn cute and I’m really starting to like him a lot. Loved his version of the song.

GAgirl

March 25th, 2009
11:37 pm

Scott – Bad song choice, bad performance

GAgirl

March 25th, 2009
11:46 pm

Megan Joy – just plain awful – my ears hurt!!!

flbravesgirl

March 25th, 2009
11:49 pm

Mostly good tonight!
Matt- Rowrrr. Me likey.
Kris- Surprisingly good. He keeps improving.
Scott- He’s sweet, good story, pleasant voice, yada yada…. But I’m over him. Sorry, Smokey, but that was not contemporary.
Megan- Ooh. Many many pitch problems.
Anoop- Wonderful.
Michael- Better than last week but just not great.
Lil- What a disappointment. She should have owned this & the song just ran away with her.
Adam- Holy ****! He cleans up nice. I thought it was a remarkable performance & very smart of him after scaring some people off last week.
Danny- This fit him perfectly. Really enjoyed it.
Allison- Yeeaahh!!! Love this girl. She channeled Kelly a bit tonight.

JTesla

March 25th, 2009
11:56 pm

Megan was a mess, maybe Simon threw her a save by saying she was in trouble. Scott… yawn. The first two were great, hopefully the rest of the show takes after then.

Nicole

March 26th, 2009
12:01 am

Kris Allen puts me in the mind of Jim Carrey. Am I the only one who thinks so?

Nicole

March 26th, 2009
12:02 am

Adam was the best tonight by far.

GAgirl

March 26th, 2009
12:02 am

Anoop – OOOOHHHHH Baby baby..very very good..

GAgirl

March 26th, 2009
12:11 am

Michael – disappointing
1st half:
Matt
Anoop
Kris
Michael
Scott
Megan Joy

GAgirl

March 26th, 2009
12:28 am

Lil – should have blown everybody away but failed

GAgirl

March 26th, 2009
12:35 am

Adam – didn’t like the “new” look any better than the “old” look. Didn’t like his performance. Sorry but I just do not get the “love” for this guy…..

JTesla

March 26th, 2009
12:41 am

GAgirl, we are on the same page regarding Adam and Lil.

GAgirl

March 26th, 2009
12:47 am

Danny – Rocked!!! Had me up and dancing in my living room

JTesla

March 26th, 2009
12:52 am

Danny should have listened to Smokey, and it was kind of cheesy. Idol put two of the best at the start. Allison did great AGAIN.

GAgirl

March 26th, 2009
12:56 am

Allison – WOW!!!! I am loving this girl. Best performance of the night!!!!

My ranking:
Allison
Danny
Matt
Anoop
Kris
Lil
Scott
Michael
Adam
Megan

JTesla

March 26th, 2009
1:19 am

Somehow I missed the Anne24 discussion, but I think she confused Mike with me.

It is nice to see you again Anne24, but if you are boycotting and no longer watching how will you be able to take pleasure watching all but one be eliminated? And, sorry but you are still relying on the VFTW forum methods of arguing and it is not a doing you any favors. In all seriousness, and this from someone who missed you the last few weeks, the hyperbole, ad hominem attacks, and straw man arguments that you learned from VFTW just don’t work. Yes they may get a lot of traction on forums that are frequented by uneducated or juvenile posters, but you generally won’t find that here. Step it up a bit, truely valid points do not need those three items to support them, because those three methods fail. Always.

JTesla

March 26th, 2009
1:19 am

Genny the Adam = Kurt Russell comparison was spot on. Keep blogging!

everett

March 26th, 2009
2:47 am

Last word from the left coast-

Best? Adam, Allison and Anoop
Worst? Megan, Megan (no, that wasn’t a typo), Scott, Kris

Thought Danny G was better than the comments levied by the judges.

And good morning, Atlanta! Hope y’all are doing well.

everett

March 26th, 2009
2:52 am

And Neg, I missed your commentary tonight. Thought you were gonna get it on here with great and funny (OK, unintelligible if you’ve had a party night) posts. I only say this with all due respect, because you are the Wise One.

everett

March 26th, 2009
3:11 am

And Nana…..a writer at MSNBC is calling Ooh, Baby, Baby a “slow and boring song” !!!!! Help me out here, girl…that’s one of the best Motown songs ever produced!

Andi

March 26th, 2009
3:39 am

Alright here’s the middle of the night post from Atlanta – since I didn’t get home from work until almost midnight.

Good show tonight, and there’s a definite majority for the bottom 3 of Megan, Michael, and Scott. In no particular order.

Matt – did fairly well, not too bad for me. He still tends to be somewhat forgettable each week though.

Kris – Also did okay, but just okay. Middle of the road also, like Matt. But I liked Matt better than Kris this time.

Scott – You could see him visibly trying to step it up, but…it just ain’t gonna happen. Bland, bland, bland. Put him in a piano bar and he’ll do fine.

Megan – there are no words! That was the single most horrible performance I have seen on here in a long time (short of the “let’s put them on for the entertainment value” trainwreck auditions). Poor thing.

Anoop – Not sure if I like him more upbeat or ballad-y, but I enjoyed him tonight. Not perfect, but pretty smooth over all. Good job. Someone commented though on his preppie clothes again and I agree.

Michael – don’t think we’re gonna see him next week. Megan was worse, but he’s been the consistent so-so bar singer. Can’t say much more on him.

Lil – disappointing. I’m not hugely enamored of her anyway, but think she’s still better than a handful of others. Tonight, to me, she blew it. Agree with lots of others and the judges that she could have done so much better and picked a better song. She screamed too much and didn’t show any range.

Adam – I really hate admitting this because I have never felt the love for Emo-Elvis-Eddie boy, but I really liked this tonight. He sang, no “performance” and did it well. He won’t stay there, but I’ll give credit where it’s due this week. Only.

Danny – good, fun song. But some folks said something I was thinking too. That was not a one person song. It made it a bit awkward for him. I like him, but still can’t find myself blown away by him. For me he’s like a recipe that’s gone wrong – lots of great ingredients, sounds like it would be great on paper, but never quite tastes as good as you thought it’d be and you can’t put your finger on what’s missing.

Allison – love her! I have liked her consistently all along and am finally for the first time this season finding someone I get excited about listening to and wanting to vote for. I thought she did a great job!

One other thing I was wondering. We always laugh when the judges get stuck on certain phrases for a while (or a season). Has anyone else noticed that all of the contestants seem stuck on the phrase(s) “I just had fun (a blast, a great time…) out there!” I’m just saying…

Sorry for the rambling, I need to go to sleep.

Good morning to Nana, who is probably waking up now.:)
See ya tomorrow night (or tonight to some) for the results.

Andi

March 26th, 2009
3:46 am

BTW Rodney, I saw the news earlier about the AJC job cuts. I certainly hope they leave you alone.

Nana

March 26th, 2009
6:47 am

Good Morning one and all!!! Hope ya’ll had a very pleasant evening.

Today’s Quote: “The only place where success comes before work is in a dictionary.”

everett – I agree that Ohh Baby Baby is one of the best from Motown. One had to live through that era to appreciate the sounds and music.

In a way, last night was alittle disappointing. Lil should have knocked the ball out of the park and ran. Instead, she didn’t even get to second base with her performance. I feel she could have done much better with another song selection. The biggest surprise, IMO, was Allison and Adam. Overall, I will have to say the show was not to bad. Not as good as some Motown weeks have been, but tolerable.

Mike S

March 26th, 2009
7:55 am

Well, for the first time I can remember Dial Idol is very clear cut. They actually have 7 people safe and a clear bottom 3.

Allison, Adam and Danny were the top 3 by a mile. Then a group of Matt, Kris, Lil, and Anoop all bunched tightly together.

Then Scott, MEgan and Michael out back by a ton. DI shows Michael in last now, but the bottom 3 are so close it could be any of the 3. I do think it will be Michael though. Also, I do not see the judges even having to deliberate over a save of any one of these 3.

Deirdre

March 26th, 2009
8:08 am

Morning!

That was a fun show last night and some great blogging!

I don’t think there is, or should be, any doubt about the bottom 3. My concern is the truly awful performance by Lil. That girl has the voice to be in the top 3 but she clearly has no idea how to use it right.

harriett

March 26th, 2009
8:28 am

D, I know. I am afraid for her unless she steps it up. Why, oh, why did she sing that song? I am waiting for her to break out with some power ballad or other. Someone is giving her bad advice–really bad.

Mike S

March 26th, 2009
8:42 am

Speaking of advice did anyone else get a chuckle out of Simon’s comment to Megan :
“whoever is advising you, You should fire them!”

said 3 minutes after Smokey Robinson told Megan her take on the song was wonderful and she shouldn’t change a thing.

LOL

Sarah

March 26th, 2009
8:45 am

Wow, my girl Lil was a major bomb (in the bad way) and letdown on Motown night. She probably won’t be in the bottom 3 based on collective performances but based on last night and last night alone, she should be. Scott was nothing short of bad. Michael, you’re days are numbered. Megan, you’ll be waiting tables this time next year. Danny, Matt, Kris and Anoop all did well. Adam was so current, so today…. in a league of his own. Smokey Robinson is so nice of a man, he just couldn’t bring himself to say a bad thing about anyone, what a nice guy! The four judge thing is wearing thin on me. Overall a good show. Oh yes, Allison rocked the house! By far the best female on stage last night.

sharon

March 26th, 2009
8:53 am

Wow! Danny was amazing. He even looked good. Kara’s critique of Lil Rounds was dead on! I thought I was the only one who thought she was screaming and shouting the song. Meagan was a train wreck and so was Micheal Karver. I thought it was funny how Danny ended up not taking Smokey’s advice even though he said he would. Please send Scott home.

JTesla

March 26th, 2009
8:54 am

Well let’s hope that DialIdol got it right. Those three were clearly the worst of the week, and I would say they have been the worst of the competition.

jes8

March 26th, 2009
8:56 am

Good morning! I don’t often post, but I read your comments every week. I was very surprised (and disappointed) by Lil last night. She’s starting to verge into Fantasia territory for me (and that’s not a compliment, I hate F) very nasally. I don’t think she’ll go home though. And while Scott is very sweet and charming, somebody please put this poor boy out of his misery. Michael’s a goner. I liked him at the beginning but am over it now.

I totally disagree with Rodney btw. Danny wasn’t the best. Allison was. Followed by Adam. And I’ve never been a fan of Megan, and she sure proved why last night. Ugh. I wanted to cover my ears. She SHOULD be going home.

Lara

March 26th, 2009
9:23 am

Good morning my blogster buddies! Man, y’all were all busy last night on this thing! I have not watched the show yet – I was at BUTCH WALKER, and didn’t get home until after 11pm. So, hopefully tonight I can play a little catch up.
Sounds like a good show!