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American Idol: VOTE to 5702 & 5703

Posted in music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 13, 2009 by kc2

Ok, not going to do a big review here. Just wanted to give a quick thought to tonight’s performances.

Danny – Can sing his ass off. He has bored me and greatly undershot my expectations. He was awesome when the competition started, easily set himself as a front-runner amongst all the less talented. For a while, I was hoping him and his buddy would go all the way to being #1 and #2. His talent alone got him this far. He’s got a great personality along with it. But his performances recently have been lackluster. For the first time I am saying: this needs to be the end of the road for Danny Gokey.

Adam – Anyone who doesn’t think Adam is talented – please comment with a good reason why not. Then I’m going to say this, there is no good reason why Adam shouldn’t be this season’s winner. Easily the best performer. The guy is just plain cool. If “gay” is something you have a problem with…please refer to Rob Halford and Freddy Mercury. If broadway is another term you’d want to throw around, remember that Sebastian Bach (Skidrow) has been just one of many rockstars on broadway. He’s the first true “rockstar” that’s come along on this show. Daughtry is a good singer/songwriter…but doesn’t have the personality and charisma. David #1 from last year is elevator music comparatively. And, I don’t even know what that one long haired guy’s name is…

Kris – So, I can’t believe I’m actually full-on supporting Kris Allen for the finals. The guy has been SO damn boring to me this whole season. But, he and his funny mouth impressed me tonight. He did a decent version of “Apologize”, which would have been just fine on any previous show…but a little tame at this stage of the competition. Then he whips out “Heartless” – Kanye take notes: he smashed you on this song. I’ve hated this song when it comes on the radio, because Mr. West’s version is injected with entirely too much Auto-tunage. Kris stripped it down, just his vocals and his acoustic. One of the coolest songs of the whole season.

Idol – 4 are left…

Posted in music with tags , , , , , , , on May 6, 2009 by kc2

Finally, rock nighrdit! Now we’re talking in my language…

Duet one: Kris and Danny – cool song, decently sung. Danny was head and shoulders above Kris during the solo verses, but together they were sounding pretty sweet with the harmonies.

Duet two: Adam and Allison – very cool song. Allison did so much better on this than her solo. I was worried that Adam would just blow her out of the water…but she held her own. Like (somewhat) what Paula said, they fit together.  

4. Kris Allen – I guess that answers that question: What would Jason Mraz sound like if he’d turn up the distortion on his guitar? Honestly, he didn’t do terrible with the song and I’m not putting him lower because of bias (this week), but his low ranking is the combo of not owning the song along with EVERYONE has done this song. Don’t cover it unless you can sing better than the Beatles, Steven Tyler, and Michael Jackson – combined.

T2. Danny Gokey – Just based off the first part of the song, he would take 2nd place on my list all to himself. But that last scream…

T-2. Allison Iraheta – The 2nd most likely “rockstar” after Adam (do what Adam does, even if just using the same hair-lady) I expected more from Allison though. Her vocals rock as is…but with all the awesome female rockers out there, she could have gone a totally different route and totally own it.

1. Adam Lambert – As if there was any possibility of anyone else doing better during rock week. Adam owns vocals totally match up with Robert Plant’s blue print.

 

—side note—  I’ve seen a lot of talk on other sites about people not fully supporting Kara being a judge on the show. I have to say, I was skeptical at first. But really, she’s got every right to be there. She gives better advice than Randy and has a much more respectable background than Paula, not to mention being more coherent. If Simon were to leave the show, at least Kara has the resume to command that kind of respect.