Lil Rounds – The Way You Make Me Feel: Sounding good. Comfortable on stage. Weird “you’re the one for me”. It’s professional, but at that Vegas show level. Good, but not Wow.
Randy, Kara and Paula are over compensating in their praise. Simon knows what he’s talking about.
Scott MacIntyre - Keep the Faith: Could be a smart move picking obscure song. Sounds like there’s a reason it’s obscure. Not sounding good. Bad damn song choice. Sounds like a bad, 80’s TV show song opening. Scott no longer invincible.
Kara’s blowing him with the”message” compliments. The Simon – Randy tandem is right.
Danny Gokey - PYT: Strange opening. Does good in the first chorus. Stand out of the night so far, but nothing special. His voice isn’t distinct enough. but he’s putting out a good vibe.
Paula’s nuts. Good of Danny to admit to his dancing awkwardness.
Michael Sarver – You Are Not Alone: Weird Phrasing. Corn ball big moment. He’s says “Awwrooone”. Lame end. He’ll get a lot of votes unfortunately. I wouldn’t stop if I heard that coming out of a lounge.
Jasmine Murray – I’ll Be There: The best looking of the contestants package wise. Not the best singing. She doesn’t sing the meaning of the words. “Theee (break) air” She sings like those kid stars that want to market themselves in all mediums. Bland.
She doesn’t interact with the judges. Just smiles nervously. She has no chance of going far.
Kris Allen – Remember the Time: Good choice potentially. Sounding good. At this point, this is the most commercial performance. He’s got the girl vote. Singing was ok, but the performance got him a following.
The info the judges are pouring out about him helping the other contestants will put this guy in the lead at this point. “Very well, job done” said Randy.
Allison Iraheta – Give in to Me: Biggest voice of the night. Her store experience is working for her. She’s comfy up there. Good job. If she changes up her performances, could go far.
Anoop Desai- Beat It: That jacket is hideous. Guitar sounds wrong. “Maach-oo Maaa-an” no. Song emphasizes what a geek-bro he is. Not the best choice.
He’s getting the kareokee from all the judges, but they’re right. Possibly gone this week.
Jorge Nunez – Never Can Say Goodbye: Who doesn’t like Jorge? He sounds like he pinches the back of his nasal area. No. Another kareokee. Sounds like a dated song that wasn’t brought up to date. Jorge could go.
Megan Corkrey – Rockin Robin: Why the hell is she singing this song? She can obviously sing, but this song is so fucking wrong. It’s amusement park singer time. She looks good.
Hey. Justin Guarini is sitting behind Simon.
Adam Lambert – Black & White: Damn. He’s singing it right. He’s definitely entertaining to watch. Good screaming. He ain’t going home. But I still don’t dig his voice. He’s a pro. I would bet this is one of the most viewed youtube clips from this show.
Matt Giraud – Human Nature: Good choice. Nice singing. Doing good on the high parts. A break in the highs. Decent, but can’t win it all.
Alexis Grace – Dirty Diana: Unexpected. She’s getting the sweet lighting and direction. Outfit is lame. Not a good song choice. Her vocal is getting lost in the music. Sang good, but bad song to sing.
If there were placements, this is how I would go:
i still like Jorge and don't want him gone, but that was a baaad song for him to choose. His singing was tight instead of smooth. i put Anoop ahead of him because at least he had train wreck appeal. A lot of the people tonight weren't acting like they believed they should be there. Jorge didn't have any command of the stage tonight.
Lambert would have done Dirty Diana better for sure, but that's a song i could never get down with and don't think it has aged well. Paula overpraises everything. Can't get the cheerleader out of that chick.
That save factor should be interesting if it gets used. It's good that it has to be unanimous, used only once up to the 5 and 2 are gone the next week. i could only imagine at this point 3 of the 11 don't have a chance at a unanimous vote: Anoop, Megan and Michael. The other 8 have a shot at getting all 4.
Using Scott in the dance numbers is strange. If they want to get the best out of him, just have him play and sing during the song. i admire the way they're pulling it off, but there's a better show in there than the "everybody dance" routines. The rest can dance around him. If they could get the other players in there, that could be a good opening number if they could pick up the song fast enough.
Kanye was a'ight.
Kelly was sounding good. She's definitely one of the better singers that get to sing on the television. Whenever i come across her on a show, she's always singing pretty great. That song should do very good for her.
Introducing the hosts as the priest and pristesses of Idol again. Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Country week? Sarver's safe. Randy Travis in da house. Congratulations Carrie!
Michael Sarver - "Ain't Going Down til the Sun Comes Up" - Bad song to choose. He's not showing off the singing, just getting through the words and the end (yeah, yeah yeah), corny. He's safe unfortunately.
Simon gives him 1.2 out of 10? Maybe 1.9.
Alison Iraheta - Blame It on Your Heart - She has a great speaking voice. Kinda ok, but she came out big in the end. Best voice of the show, no doubt.
Kris Allen - He has the good opening crane shot. Close ups on his noggin is getting him votes. He's making the song his own. He has an echo? Ladies are drinking this up. Great song choice for him. Good high note at the end.
Lil Rounds - Independence Day: Lookin’ hot Lil. Her voice isn't big enough. She's a good singer and knows how, but her voice isn’t standing out.
Simon calls her Little? Not good. Hello Paula's boobs.
Adam Lambert - Ring of Fire: This is terrible and fascinating. That boy just committed sacrilege. Randy pulls out the NIN comparison. Randy just committed sacrilege.
Scott MacIntyre - Wild Angels: Scott's pure and all, but his singing is thin and sounds like it comes from the back of his head. Not a good song choice. Scott needs to get out more. His song choices are dull and that's making his performance dull.
Alexis Grace - Jolene: Could be good. It isn't. No story telling going on here. Sing the story and you should be fine. "I had fun"...she knows she did meh.
Danny Gokey - Jesus Take the Wheel: He's borrowing Anoop's jacket. Ok, he's nailing the chorus. The beginning was ok. He's got the kick ass lighting. Winner of the night at this point.
Anoop Desai - You Were Always on My Mind: Eh. How could you not think of Elvis when someone sings this song? Sings from his head. Come on. It wasn't that good. Judges are victims of low expectations.
Megan Joy (what happened to Corkney?) - Walkin After Midnight: Purty. Jazzin it up not good. Makes you think of a lounge. Ok, she gets flu points.
Matt Giraud - So Small: Playing to win. Great job. Matt is going to get Scott kicked out. He's playing with soul and confidence. Scott is singing uncertain. Best of the night
Here’s how I’d go:
11) Scott (could go home)
10) Sarver (should go home)
9) Lil (not standing out)
8) Alexis (Where are the guts?)
7) Megan (nice and gets sick points)
6) Adam (Terrible, but interesting)
5) Anoop (exceeded expectations)
4) Alison (girl’s got a gift)
3) Kris (solid and heart felt)
2) Danny (Big finish, voice is good)
1) Matt (coming off as the complete package)