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6:44 pm March 30, 2010, by Rodney Ho
With Atlanta’s Usher helping out, maybe the top 10 will be able to channel his on-stage mojo. Probably not, but we can always dream, right?
American Idol top 10 performance show live blogging
March 30th, 20106:14 pm
Should be an interesting night, if now that is what the fast-forward button is for.
March 30th, 20107:29 pm
JT, I can’t do that. I am on a mini in a hotel room with wi fi. Maybe it will be better than we think
March 30th, 20107:35 pm
Here’s the spoiler list:
Siobhan – Through The Fire
Casey – Hold On I’m Coming
Mike_ – Ready for Love
Didi – What Becomes of a Broken Heart
Tim- Sweet Love
Andrew – Forever
Katie – Chain of Fools
Lee – Treat He Like A Lady
Crystal – Midnight Train to Georgia
Aaron: Aint no Sunshine
March 30th, 20107:38 pm
Aaron…Ain’t No Sunshine. Big mistake. Kris was masterful on this tune.
Tim… Sweet Love????? Anita Baker?????? Are you kidding me?????
No surprise from Crystal which should get her a lot of complaints tonight.
Chain of Fools, Katie???? Oh my Lord!!!!
I feel a scream coming from Siobhan.
March 30th, 20107:39 pm
And the typo on Lee’s song is hilarious!
March 30th, 20107:45 pm
March 30th, 20107:48 pm
Interesting list… Har:riett, it’s always better then we think it will be, except on those nights where it isn’t. Tonight should either be a good quality night or a good trainwreck night. Tonight I feel like watching a disaster, and I think that might be what we get.
March 30th, 20107:55 pm
OMG!!! Deirdre! I totally called it on Crystal – Midnight-frickin-Train to Georgia. JTesla….baby you got to give me props on that one. I feel you….you feel me! And I DID not have a sneak-peak. I just know Crystal. Yall don’t want to believe me – but she she’s a one-trick-pony.
March 30th, 20107:56 pm
Hope not JT.
March 30th, 20107:57 pm
I’m believing Big Mike has the best chance of winning this season….Mike S loves to “mark his words”….come on friend…join me in this one.
March 30th, 20108:00 pm
Deirdre…thank you for the sneak-peek. I REALLY was just bogus on what I thought Crystal would pick because I was doing tongue in cheek —- and oh my god. Midnight Train To Georgia. Swami would love me right now. Swami —-here’s to you and your crystal ball.
March 30th, 20108:03 pm
yeah, miss Mike, LOL, thanks eagle for bringing him to mind so clearly!!!
March 30th, 20108:05 pm
Come on eagle…I know swami when I hear him!
Anyway, I think a lot of us thought Crystal would take on Midnight Train. But congrats on the call. Although I disagree on Mike “Cheesy” Lynche winning.
i just don’t see many of these so-so folks doing R&B, well, maybe MODERN R&B, usher style, but R&B means something a lot different to me…”soul music will last forever” … yeah, but i’m not so sure what YOU do is what i call “soul” music… well again, MODERN maybe but not what i grew up with!
March 30th, 20108:06 pm
I think Usher may have caught the “cheese” disease from Big Mike!
11:36am, March 30….I said Crystal would perform something easy like “Midnight Train To Georgia”. Guys! I promise you! I had no idea! I even tried to google sneak peeks at what they were singing for R&B week cuz I love this genre. 30 minutes ago I read – Crystal – Midnight Train To Georgia!!!! Swami rules!
March 30th, 20108:07 pm
and so the filler begins… 10 singers, do they actually get to sing for 3 whole minutes? that’s the only way we get 30 minutes of singing…
March 30th, 20108:08 pm
JT…we need some love here sweetie! Usher – 45 million records sold, 5 grammies….he’s the def of swagger.
March 30th, 20108:09 pm
that was good advice about her “style” (lack thereof?)
March 30th, 20108:11 pm
hmph looks like she wrapped some cloth around her…. meh… that was …. okay.
March 30th, 20108:12 pm
Poor Siobhan! That was ROUGH! and I’m her fan.
i’m going to have to leave in a bit, hubby’s truck needs to be picked up at the shop *sigh* and has to be done before he goes to work at 10 soo….. i’ll dvr and watch it back later.
March 30th, 20108:14 pm
eagle… props for calling it, but love for Usher? He doesn’t get my scorn, but he doesn’t have the swagger of Diddy.
i have to pretty much agree with Simon on that…
March 30th, 20108:15 pm
pitchy pitchy pitchy… surprising, but safe for sure
March 30th, 20108:16 pm
eagle, honey calm yourself. We’ve all gotten one right on occasion. Nobody here thinks you’re psychic.
Siobhan will get votes from me tonight because high expectations can kill one of the few who are actually good this season.
ok the Comment Team was probably told before THIS show that they could talk allllllllllllllllllllll they want, and boy they took that seriously!
Har:riett —- I am with you… in a hotel in Central time too… had to gulp dinner and swig wine to be back by 7:00… a true idol fan!
March 30th, 20108:18 pm
Ya know…the coolest thing about Idol is we THINK we know who’s gonna bring it. But Siobhan just killed it in the wrong way. I’m almost winging it Big Mike for the season win….
Swigging wine is NOT a bad thing! You shoulda brought some back to your room!
lol, Nick, that’s why they make “doggie bags” … eat a few bites, ask for a go-box and get thyself back by 7!!!!!! Might want to grab an Alka Seltzer or Tums!!!!
March 30th, 20108:20 pm
JTesla….absolutely baby. Nobody swaggers better than the white suit Diddy…but Usher is his up-n-comance! Roll that Fedora and he’s cool as he wants to be!!! Love you Tes!!! U know me!
March 30th, 20108:22 pm
Good evening everyone. Wine is never a bad thing! I am not impressed right now by anyone.
March 30th, 20108:23 pm
He sounds pretty good so far…
March 30th, 20108:24 pm
Dierdre – have scotch in the hotel room!
I think we may be under-estimating young Casey James. He, every week, gives solid(if uninspired) performances. All he has to do is inspire us ONCE and he becomes the next Kris Allen.
Never would have thought he had a chance, even though the song was not vocally that challenging, that was really good.
There you go, Nick! That’s just what this show needs this year…scotch!
March 30th, 20108:27 pm
Deirdre – you may be correct about Casey. This year’s talent is ALL over the place!
March 30th, 20108:28 pm
A few weeks ago this was much more like an IM than a blog? Am I on the wrong site for that to happen? I enjoyed the “instant” banter without having to refresh!
March 30th, 20108:29 pm
And where in the hell is Rodney?
Will Big Mike reject the cheese tonight? Doubt it!
Aside from me, does anyone remember Usher on Ed McMahon’s Star Search?/
March 30th, 20108:30 pm
Nicks…Rodney is recently married….wifey is feelin romantic!!!
Nick…go to the top of the page, click the blue “more” and you can get on coveritlive. However, I’m sorry to see you go as I have enjoyed your company.
March 30th, 20108:31 pm
OMG eagle, you’re right!!! I had totally forgotten about Star Search!!!!
Nick….ROdney’s over on the live chat, the one you’re looking for, but i cannot tell you how to get into it, that’s why i’m here, that and some of my fave people stay on the “slow” blog, LOL
Rodney is on the coveritlive site. Can’t do that because my tv in behind me when I face the computer and I get dizzy.
Kris Allen…god help us. Yes he had a good voice but he’s no Carrie Underwood….or Adam Lambert for that measure.
March 30th, 20108:32 pm
but now, sigh, i have to go away for a while, so i’ll post after-the-fact i guess
Wow, a topsy turvy night. Siobhan just ok and Casey has really brought it, first time imho!
March 30th, 20108:33 pm
Okay my new idol friends… I have seen your names for years as I run an idol pool with over 30 people (for the last three years)… a few weeks ago I did enjoy the quickness of the other blog, I have little patience to refresh! Promise I will be back!
March 30th, 20108:34 pm
eagle, I didn’t watch Star Search so much cuz my boys were little and kept me pretty busy. I had no idea Usher was a Star Search veteran. Thanks for the info!
Nope, the more brings me back here, so you are stuck with me… and big Mike is pretty good so far!!!
March 30th, 20108:35 pm
See ya later, linny!
March 30th, 20108:36 pm
Nick, when you click “more”…wait a few seconds before scrolling. A big blue box will appear with a play arrow. Hit the arrow and you’ll be on the live chat.
Hey Linny Kat….yep…Usher…big-time R&B. How about those Feral cats they want to scoop at Lake Lanier? I would take’em in a second! Oooooh….here’s Mike….so far…he could so better. kay…he’s not up to par with R&B as should be…very dissed!!!
That was good…
March 30th, 20108:37 pm
Sorry…I thought Mike was boring!
March 30th, 20108:41 pm
Deirdre…it’s painful how our kids dominate our viewing choices……Ed McMahon’s Star Search was tops for MANY peeps. Bobby Brown was a top model who appeared in the Cherry Pie video…JTess…help me out here..who was the band?
March 30th, 20108:42 pm
D….I also thought Mike was boring..this was a genre he should have OWNED!!!
March 30th, 20108:43 pm
That’s what I thought, eagle. It was like Carrie making a country song boring!
March 30th, 20108:45 pm
Didi does NOT have an R & B voice. This should be interesting.
Didi? Poor girl…she’s good but should probably stick to plays and musicals.
March 30th, 20108:47 pm
oh wow d…did not know we where channeling the same thoughts for Didi…and now that we’re hearing it? She is SO going home this week. It’s really bad….my fish just dove into the deep end….
March 30th, 20108:48 pm
That wasn’t that great….
March 30th, 20108:49 pm
I think Didi might be in trouble this week.
March 30th, 20108:51 pm
I think Ryan loves Didi just a little bit.
March 30th, 20108:52 pm
I have to mute the judges when I watch the show.
March 30th, 20108:54 pm
Ugh. I like Didi, I hope she stays but that was just so average…
March 30th, 20108:55 pm
Don’t tempt me, Tarknot! Muting the judges is FORBIDDEN!!!!!!!
For me, the upset continues. Loved me that Lynche, and Didi’s emotion made me like her performance for the first time.
On the stretchy 2-hour nites like this, also helps to have a crossword puzzle and good book at hand!
Yeah Deirdre, Ryan may love Didi but I don’t think the feeling is mutual. Did he NOT get her memo that she DIDN’T WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT! Geez some guys are clueless.
March 30th, 20108:56 pm
OH NO!!!! Its’ TUrban!
Deirdre…worst for the night so far for me is Didi. I actually like Tim so he will have to be the worst of ALL time to rank worse. Didi’s performance was that bad for me.
okay Deirdre…TU…I like the TU!
March 30th, 20108:59 pm
Not feeling the luv.
March 30th, 20109:02 pm
Tim can hit the notes but he can’t project the feeling of a song. It’s flat…it’s unemotional…it’s like watching a robot sing.
I’m not taking the credit for the TU…that was linny.
March 30th, 20109:03 pm
okay…tim def on key but not all that….but def not the worst of the night peeps!!! Didi was WAY worse. Tim is here another week.
March 30th, 20109:05 pm
At least Didi FELT what she was singing. Tim was DEFINITELY the worst of the night imo. So far.
March 30th, 20109:06 pm
Deirdre…what are we to do with Tim? He’s a trainwreck we actually look forward to!!!! Never had THIS before on Idol!!! He’s good. Is he too cheezy for singing? Maybe modeling/acting for Christ is more his gig.
March 30th, 20109:07 pm
I shut my eyes and just listened about halfway through Tim and it actually didn’t sound that bad to me.
He needs to stop singing…whatever he does!
Deirdre…if I had to choose between Di and Tim? Tim…..all the way….
March 30th, 20109:09 pm
Yeah, he can sing. NO, he CAN’T perform. I love that song and that was like a cardboard cut-out. No depth. NO emotion. Just a kid pretending that he knows what he’s singing.
March 30th, 20109:12 pm
That was a good performance! Go Garcia!
Like Andrew a little bit better tonight. That was pretty good.
March 30th, 20109:19 pm
Watched Siobhan on YouTube … she had a great performance! And nice clean highs … not screaming at all … and very appropriate to the song. The judges are were just cruel this time around.
March 30th, 20109:22 pm
I don’t think her highs were the problem tonight, Tarknot. Her lows were very unsteady
March 30th, 20109:24 pm
I’m liking Katie tonight…who woulda thought it? She’s really getting into the whole R&B thing.
March 30th, 20109:28 pm
I really enjoyed that performance! Go Katie! Boo Simon!
March 30th, 20109:30 pm
I am back… going to play with the fast people and the slow bus… no offense meant! So who is in your bottom two so far?
March 30th, 20109:31 pm
I’m glad to see Katie do well. The girls were starting to worry me after Siobhan and Didi
Simon and Kara
Tim and Didi
March 30th, 20109:33 pm
I like the backstage shots.
March 30th, 20109:34 pm
I agree, Deirdre, the backstage makes it real!
March 30th, 20109:37 pm
OMG, that was awesome!
March 30th, 20109:38 pm
Great job from Lee!
March 30th, 20109:39 pm
That was great… he is one of the best of the night!
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