‘Idol’ Recap

I’m out of practice because I missed last week, but here goes…

 

3 – Up

Adam – Like Quentin Tarantino said, it’s just fun to anticipate and look forward to what Adam is going to do each week. He pulled out all the rock-star stops tonight, and it was awesome.

Quentin Tarantino – Am I the only one who thinks that Quentin Tarantino might be the best celebrity mentor we’ve seen in a long long time on AI? He actually gave constructive criticism and made toughtful suggestions to the contestants. He won my undying approval by being (as far as I’ve seen) the only person so far this season to criticize Danny for anything. Quentin’s suggestion of using his eyes instead of his hands to convey emotion was spot on. Did you notice that Danny didn’t wear his glasses during the peformance this week? He managed to follow Tarantino’s advice for the first part of his song, but it looked like he got nervous halfway through and reverted to being a pointer.

Kris – Randy got it wrong, Kara got it right. His performance tonight was outstanding. It was heartfelt, touching, and haunting. Definitely in Kris’ top two performances this year.

3 – Down

Allison – The judges seemed to like it a lot. I didn’t like it all that much… Her voice has always sounded a little rough and scratchy (and I like that), but now it’s starting to sound worn out to me.

Matt – Most of it sounded like a karaoke version of the original. The parts that didn’t sound like a karaoke version stunk, except for the ending. He was out of tune in parts, and all the ‘soulful’ stuff he added in didn’t add anything worth listening to. I think he’s in trouble.

Paula’s thought process – She tried to get philosophical tonight, but eight years of American Idol have taught us that intelligent thought is not Paula’s strong suit. I kept expecting to see the cameras catching her looking at a cheat-sheet of inspirational thoughts or a copy of ‘Chicken Soup for the American Idol Contestant’s Soul’.

 

I think the top two or three contestants are setting themselves apart. I was really disappointed to see L’il biting back at Simon this week. I think he’s been a little hard on her, but she really hasn’t been performing up to her potential. She started to show a little bit of an ‘I deserve this’ attitude tonight, and that’s never a good thing. It should be interesting to see who goes home tomorrow.

Peace.

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