Tuesday, April 21, 2009

American Idol, Top 7 ...Again

And this one shall be called "The One With No Mentor, Because Really How Can You Top Quentin Tarrentino?" Because, really, can you top Quentin Tarrentino as a mentor on a singing show? I think not!

Lil Rounds started out the show with Chaka Khan's "I'm Every Woman" in a black catsuit. Oh, yes she did! The booty was out there. I thought she did a good job, but the judges hated her, and I honestly thought she was going to run crying from the stage. It was a little weird that they went straight from Ryan saying "This is American Idol' in his oh-so-dramatic voice straight into Lil singing. Apparently, Fox realized how ignorant it was only having two judges speak per contestant, and they are looking for other ways to cut time. It didn't do Lil any favors. Can you say awkward?

I'll take American Idol for $100, Alex. The answer is: "The last song you'd expect Kris Allen to sing on disco night." Oooh, ooh, I know...."She Works Hard for The Money" by Donna Summer! Yet he did, and I mean He. Did. He did an acoustic version, it was risky, and it was awesome! Who would've thunk it? Dudes, I think he has a chance of going all the way.

Seriously, I like any song that starts out sounding like Shaft. Period. Danny Gokey rocked it with Earth, Wind and Fire's "September". I loved the Knight Rider look he had going on and the stubble. And he had his glasses back tonight. I honestly think it helped his performance. If you can improve upon perfection...

Oh my, the Apocalypse is upon us. Vince Neil is in the audience on disco night on American Idol. I got one word for you, "Why?!?"

Allison chose "Hot Stuff" and put a rock spin on it. I was once again distracted by her choice of attire. A herd of cows gave their lives for that outfit. That, or a herd of naugahyde 70's couches. And a bedazzler, which I guess is fitting for disco night.

I actually enjoyed Adam's version of "If I Can't Have You". I know, will wonders never cease? There was no screeching or Spinal Tap's screams. It was understated and nice. I like nice. You know what was not understated? That giant snake pinky ring. Nope, not understated at all. As a side note, could his friends and family have gotten any more dressed up? I mean, really, it's just national television. By all means, put on your best shorts and t-shirt.

I think Matt's outfit was more punk than disco, but I'm not faulting him for that. I thought he did a bang-up job on "Stayin' Alive". Can you really get more disco than the Bee Gees? I hope it was enough to save him.

Paula was full of odd analogies tonight. Or maybe Paula is just odd. Yeah, that might be it....

Anoop closed out the show with "Dim All the Lights", a 5 o'clock shadow and a Pepto pink sweater. I'll bet he borrowed it from Randy. The vocals seemed a bit strained. I think I would have liked it better if he had kept it slow the whole way through. But that might have been a bit weird with the whole "Dance the night away" line. Ouch, Simon just didn't like anybody tonight.

I'm guessing the bottom three will be Lil, Anoop, and Allison, with Lil and Anoop going home. But honestly, at this point, I'm just pulling stuff out of the air (or some place a little lower that I just couldn't bring myself to type.). All I know for sure is that Danny and Adam will be the final two and Kris should round out the top three.


  1. We can only hope Lil and Anoop say bye tomorrow.

  2. Don't worry - the only thing that died for Allison's outfit were a bunch of black, shiny intertubes. Pretty sure it was rubber.

    And yes, the catsuit was hideously distracting. . . and I surmised the same thing about their time issues.

    Great recap!

  3. It's looking like we all agree on last night!


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