Wednesday, May 09, 2007

"I've been very careful not to sing about being a loser on American Idol.": American Idol

Ah, well Melinda ... unfortunately everyone is a loser when it comes to American Idol.

Tonight was yet another miserable showing from America's #1 show. As opposed to doing something interesting with the theme "Boogie Music" AI decided to limit the songs to those from Barry Gibb. Joy.

Perhaps I should explain something to the producers of the show. If you limit songs to those from a man with approximately 3 recognizable songs, then have him 'mentor' on a night with EIGHT songs performed, IT'S GOING TO BE A BAD NIGHT. Gah. Not brain surgery, people.

Let's get this over with.

1. and 5. Melinda Doolittle - "Love You Inside and Out" and "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart": Most everyone had a slow start tonight, and Melinda was no exception. "Love You Inside and Out" was fine, if bland, though the judges were less than impressed, but they don't get to talk, as, well, see above. Doolittle was stronger with the more familiar "Broken Heart" and the judges were receptive. Let me just say this again: Doolittle is obviously the strongest, most talented contestant of the entire season. If she does not make the final two, you'll have a different reviewer for the finale. So. Yeah.

2. and 6. Blake Lewis - "You Should Be Dancing" and "This Is Where I Came In": Again, a slow start for Lewis with the very familiar "Dancing" but he too brought it for the second go round. Choosing a less familiar song, Lewis was able to make it his own, which, no surprise, the judges hated. Lovely. Of course, according to DialIdol, their negative comments have had the complete opposite effect intended, and, well, that's all I have to say about that.

3. and 7. LaKisha Jones - "Stayin' Alive" and "Run to Me": Jones, the slowest starter of all, literally slowed down "Stayin' Alive" making it forgettable and unremarkable. Unfortunately for her, she didn't do much to redeem herself with her second song, making her the easiest mark for elimination.

4. and 8. Jordin Sparks - "To Love Somebody" and "A Woman in Love": Sparks was easily the night's winner with two sound performances with "Somebody" trumping "Woman" as her best of the night. As big of a Sparks fan as I am, I'm alarmed at how blatantly the show has begun pimping her, and a crazier me would accuse them of manipulation. But Barry Gibb thinks she'll be one of the finest female recording artists of all time, so, I guess I'm just nuts. Eh.

Tonight was a disappointing show and I have to say I'm wary for tomorrow's results. Tonight was remarkable though, for it showed the purpose of Seacrest for the first time ever, as he deftly shoved people out of his way and cut off rambling individuals in order to get the show in on time. Let me say, I'll take that over a needlessly 2 hour episode, any day, so kudos to Ryan Seacrest.

Tonight's winner: Jordin Sparks
Tonight's loser: LaKisha Jones
Tomorrow's loser: LaKisha Jones

1 comment:

Louise7 said...

Melinda Doolittle in her first-ever Nightclub engagement

November 17-21, New York City

FEINSTEIN'S AT LOEWS REGENCY, the nightclub proclaimed "Best of New York" by New York Magazine, will debut MELINDA DOOLITTLE in her first-ever nightclub engagement from November 17 – 21. The “American Idol” finalist will perform an intimate evening of jazz standards, pop hits and Broadway classics, in addition to selections from her CD, Coming Back To You. All shows are at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue at 61st Street). For ticket reservations and club information, please call (212) 339-4095 or visit and