Lil Rounds, in her exit interview, was pleasant and bland.
I asked her if she expected to go last night. She did.
“I actually had a good feeling that it might have been the right time to get ready to go,” she said. I kind of started coping with the idea of leaving before the show.”
And did she ever felt she could make the music “her own”?
“I thought I did make ti my own vocally. I think they wanted me to change as far as the music. Whenever I would do a song, I always stayed true to the way the music went with the song. But I felt vocally I did do some changing. I wanted to it to fit me as an artist. That’s me being an R&B soulful singer. I wanted to make sure I get that vibe in there. As far as making it my own, I did do that.”
She also felt the judges’ comments were inconsistent and sometimes confusing. And her hubby got her a puppy she’s looking forward to seeing when she gets home.
Here’s the best of Anoop Desai, who threw out the standard cliches of how everyone got along and that he was going to work on a music career. (His style: pop/R&B with a Ne-Yo touch.)
I asked him what he’d love to sing on the summer Idol’s tour he didn’t get to sing on the show. His answer: anything by his idol, Stevie Wonder. He said he learned early on that he had to sing songs the audience liked, not necessarily what he enjoyed. He also said he would have loved to have done Rat Pack songs (though he didn’t specify what he had in mind.) I tried to do a followup to reference his Michael Jackson pick but the operator had moved on to another caller.
“It’s amazing how many people were sure they were going to go home last night. It was really a tossup,” Anoop said.
His philosophy on finishing in what order on “Idol” outside of No. 1: “I don’t think it changes anything. As we all know, the only real order that matters is who is No. 1 Everthing after that, you can do whatever you want with your career. So it didn’t bother me [getting eliminated in sixth.] In terms of the elimination, I actually told Ryan before the show, ‘Don’t mess around with me tonight.’ [he's been in the bottom three four times.] I was glad it was relatively quick.”
“If I had a choice, they’d mail me the results.”
-The theme next week will be “Rat Pack” songs. That’s Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, that martini lounge-like music. I’ll mull over picks tomorrow or Monday though this is definitely not a genre I’m deeply familiar with.
- Season four winner Taylor Hicks will perform his latest single next Wednesday on the results show.
-OK magazine had a salacious cover story packed with anonymous sources revealing tension between Kara DioGuardi and the original judges.