Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Top 36: Take Two

I thought that the show ran a bit smoother tonight; glad to see that they did away with the family interview up in the loft. I did a lot less cringing with embarrassment as a result.

First up: Jasmine Murray. And I had high hopes for Jasmine Murray, but those hopes were squelched tonight.

Despite what the judges say, I didn't mind Matt Giraud's Viva La Vita. He was no Chris Martin, but he made it his own. And then he lost me when he got all mouthy with Simon as he tried to defend his song choice. "That's the kind of song I want to sing." Apparently Matt is 20 going on 12 and so Simon suggests that he zip it. I concur. You blew it, Matt.

Jeannie Vailes? Wow. The bad news is...her Idol career is over before it started. The good news is...she burned a good 700 calories during that performance. Not that she needs to burn even one calorie with those legs of hers. Waaaay too much going on up there, girlfriend. I felt like she was singing, dancing, and playing Charades all at the same time.

Nick Mitchell. I cannot stand this guy. Seriously, is he mentally challenged? I think he might be so I won't say anything mean about him. So. Not. Funny.

Next up...Allison Iahetta (or something like that). She's 16 and kind of looks like a bad version of Kelly Clarkson. Actually, a bad version of Kelly Clarkson/Miss Piggy. She is in dire need of a makeover and I don't know whether to start with the hair or the eyelashes or the dress. But she's got a great voice and gave a rrrreally good performance...but...I just don't like her. In fact, I dislike her. Simon said she needs to get a personality, but the fact of the matter is...she's got one...I just don't like it. She's probably a typical teenager riddled with angst and bored out of her mind. Yeah, I'm so not interested. But I think America will be and she'll get the nod.

Kris Allen is cute. He's very cute. He's adorably cute. Was that a Member's Only jacket he was wearing? I liked his version of Man in the Mirror, but he's another one with a personality issue. Or lack thereof. Very vanilla.

I don't know about Megan Joy Corkscrew-dancer, either. She is beautiful and I think she's got a nice voice, but her little jiggy-wiggly-shimmy thing was annoying the bejesus out of me. But I believe she will be a top vote getter. Does she go by Megan? Or Megan Joy? She's a quirky one, for sure. (And her brother looks like Philip Seymour Hoffman - hat and all.)

Matt the Welder. Matt, Matt, Matt. Matt the Welder, with his very sweaty-head, was never one of my faves and tonight sealed the deal. Challenging Simon is the kiss of death and Matt will soon learn that lesson. Shame he didn't learn it before his performance - not that he would have picked a new song, mind you - he loves that song. Well have fun singing it into your welding mask, my friend.

It's Jesse Langseth's turn to take the stage.... I'm sorry, when did Season 8 become Single Mother Season? Kara says she's slinky and sexy, but she reminds me of a cat. And cats scare me.

Kai Kalama: Blah, blah, blah.

Mishovanna Henson: Blah, blah, blah.

And last, but certainly not least...Adam Lambert. I love him. I really do. I agree with Simon; he's a bit of a train wreck. But I can't look away....he rocks a crowd and I think we'll be seeing more of him.

So...who will America vote for? I say Allison, Adam and I guess Megan Joy. Unless the Vote for the Worst groupies are out in full force....then I'm afraid that freakazoid Nick will be back. Let's hope not.


Anonymous said...

I love Adam Lambert too!! He may be the best ever on the show. Prediction: he'll be a superstar. And that "freakazoid" Nick is just smart: he'll get lots of comedy gigs now, with all that exposure. And at least he made a great song choice...

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the laughs, Laurie. The Matt the Welder observation is hysterical. Megan Joy Corkscrew is gorgeous but I want to scrub her tattoos off with a brillo pad. Allison Red-Head has a great voice and stage presence but she could benefit from charm school. Did anyone like the girl who sang Drops of Jupiter? She's got a great voice! I can't stand Adam's 1980s throwback hair. I think he's very good looking otherwise and "blew it out da box" in Randy's terms. I can't get past that stupid hair though.

I like Norman Gentle. I want to see more of him. I bet he's a wild card.

L. said...

The Drops of Jupiter girl wasn't as bad as the judges made her out to be. I think she looks like Debi Mazar who plays Shauna on Entourage. And I'm with you on Adam's hair - lack of symmetry bums me out. I don't know how he deals with it? But I love his confidence and his coolness. You can have that assclown Norman, though. No comedic value whatsoever. Man, he bugs me....