Tuesday, April 28, 2009

American Idol, Top 5

This week's show will be called "The One Where Paula Forgot to Finish Sewing Her Dress". Seriously, what was up with that dress? If anyone needed a hanky anytime tonight, they could have just reached over and plucked one from Paula's dress.

Jamie Foxx was the mentor for the Rat Pack night. Huh? I have a hard time taking him seriously because every time I see him, all I can think about is Wanda on In Living Color. And if you don't know what I'm talking about, check this out... But first, a warning, Coke could spew from your nose if you happen to be drinking one while watching this. Just sayin'.

Kris Allen started the show with "The Way You Look Tonight". This boy knows who he is as a performer, although someone should tell him his tie bar was a bit high. It looked strange while he was performing, but then when he was standing next to Ryan (who was rocking the tie bar, by the way) it looked really odd. And thanks to Ryan for questioning Simon on that whole "wet" comment. I thought surely I had heard him wrong. Alas, no. Apparently, sitting next to Paula every week has finally gotten to him. It was bound to happen.

I kinda felt like I wasn't going to like Allison singing "Someone to Watch Over Me". I love this song and it reminds me of Mr. Holland's Opus, which is a movie I adore. And I was right. I didn't really care for her rendition. But for once, I wasn't confused by her outfit. Oh well. Allison and I just can't seem to get on the same page.

On the flip side, I thought I would really like Matt doing "Funny Valentine". It seemed right up his alley. But it didn't do much for me. I don't pretend to know a whole bunch about music, but dude, he wasn't quite hitting all the right notes. But, boy howdy, the make-up folks did a fine job on him. Y'all, he wasn't the least bit shiny, and you know those lights are hot. Looking for the positive spin, peeps, that's what I'm all about.

Bravo to Danny for being able to sing with Jamie Foxx all up in his face. I couldn't have done it. I am all about personal space. Don't mess with mine, and I won't mess with yours. I won't charge you any extra for that little tidbit. I saw a whole 'nother side of Danny tonight with "Come Rain or Come Shine". I was taken back. It was bluesy. It was a bit gritty. It was AH-MAZE-ING.

Kara is getting on my nerves. She tries to make witty remarks, but apparently she doesn't "test drive" them before letting them loose on national television because they either don't make sense or they're just downright stupid. Either way, she needs to stop.

Not everyone can pull off the white suit. Oh no, they can't. But leave it to Adam to try. That Adam is gutsy. On a sidenote, Jamie Foxx might be my favorite mentor ever. If Queen had ever put out a version of "Feeling Good", that would be how it would sound. If Queen ever wants to put out a version of "Feeling Good", Adam can help you out. I didn't hate it. And incidentally, Adam's tie bar was in a much better position. If you're keeping up with the tie bars. Which I'm sure you are. Ahem.

My prediction is either Allison or Matt goes home. Really, it doesn't matter. I don't think either of them has much of a shot at winning anyway. Kris, Danny and Adam should be the top three. Period.


  1. Oh my gosh, you're a HOOT. Wanda in In Living Color! I about snorted an orange tic-tac outta my nose!

    I agree with pretty much everything you said, and may I add...

    I think AI is rigged. Well, maybe not “rigged” exactly, but I definitely think Simon has an agenda. One he pushes - heavily. I mean, he’ll say something negative about a performance (even if it was flawless - even if I think HE THINKS it was flawless) just to try to sway the voters. Take Allison for example. She was pretty darn close to perfection last night. Looked great, sounded amazing. Strong, pure power in her voice. I can see her selling lots and lots of CDs. What’s to complain about? Enter Simon, who claims she “doesn’t care about winning”. Ha! I think the man fancies himself a Puppeteer. Ooo ah ah… Pull the strings and watch America dance to my commands.

    It really irks me sometimes.

    Hmm. Perhaps I’m a tad too emotionally invested in this stinkin’ show. Whoops.

  2. I love Jamie Foxx and this clip was hysterical. Thanks. :)


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