I've been waiting for tonight's show since forever, so I'm really hoping it won't disappoint. My week starts on Wednesdays and end on Thursdays. The rest of the actual week is just kind of a blur to me. Here we go...
Haley Scarnato - "Tell Him" (Billie Davis) 10
It's probably been pretty well established that I am not Haley's fan. The fact that she had to show her legs tonight is a sign of desperation for me. All I remember was ass and tatas. I guess it's pretty effective because even the judges were mesmerized. I happen to love this song, but it really was disturbing to listen to her. I hate how the judges were slayed by her clothes or lack thereof. This girl needs to get her clothes and talent on, or she's got to go. I prefer the latter of course.
Chris Richardson - "Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying" (Gerry and the Pacemakers) 3
What one song can do for me. I totally absolutely freaking loved last week's rendition of The Boss, that all subjectivity and criticism for this boy has just somewhat gone out the window. I can't help myself. So this week, when I heard his song, I was surprisingly forgiving and I actually enjoyed it. I liked how he used the acoustic guitars instead of the full band. I loved how he didn't do too many movements and just stood still, yet he really delivered. I still think The Boss was better than this week.
Stephanie Edwards - "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me" (Dusty Springfield) 7
I know that Nadia Turner sang this in season 4 and it's not really my favorite song. So now that Stephanie rehashed it, it was just blah. yes, her vocals were pretty good, but I was bored. Stephanie really needs to step it up and not miss the important notes because the Jordin is slowly making her way to the top and that would leave no place for poor Stephanie (who I really like). Dad said some of her notes were flat, and I'm not sure, but what I noticed was she was sort of out of breath in some of the notes and that's not really good. So step it up, girl!
Blake Lewis - "Time Of The Season" (the Zombies) 1
I love how Blake knows when to beatbox and when not to beatbox. This week, he didn't need to beatbox, but it was so fabulous that he did and he totally pulled it off. I didn't know this song, but it was definitely a great performance. It sounded different from the others and yet it wasn't far out. I'm glad that Simon finally understood what Blake's been trying to do -- making things more current, because I would have died if Simon dissed Blake this week. Thank god he didn't.
And did I mention how Blake = TEH SEX!?! This guy wasn't even eye-fucking the camera and I could feel his hotness emanate from the screen. Imagine how hot it would have gotten if he looked into the camera. The alternating beatbox and singing was just so fantabulous. I was fanning myself the entire time. That was hawt!
Lakisha Jones - "Diamonds are Forever" (Shirley Bassey) 5
I'll call her Mau Jr.. She's sung two of the songs Mau sang in season 1 of Philippine Idol and I can't blame her. They're both superb singers who have the same range. It's funny though because I enjoyed Mau's more. I can't believe I'm saying this, but it sucks for her that she had to come after Blake, who totally modernized his song, while she was left with the traditional version. She looked really good though. I loved how green her dresss was. Still, it was definitely a great performance considering it wasn't her "best."
Phil Stacey - "Tobacco Road" (The Nashville Teens) 8
Oh Phil. You know I'm your hugest fan, but this song was just WTF?! I can't see how you could do anything redeeming with it. Even Melinda couldn't do anything with that. So from the start, bad song choice. There wasn't much he could do with it. Thank god his vocals were okay because that's what made it sort of listen-able for me. I guess I'm just not that big a fan of this type of music. His presence onstage was sort of reminscent of Chris Daughtry (or maybe it's just because they're both bald and carried the mic stand), but I actually really like Phil. His wife was so cute in the audience really rooting for him. Phil needs to really really really step it up next week, if he's still there that is. Save Phil Stacey!!!
Jordin Sparks - "I Who Have Nothing" (Shirley Bassey) 4
Jordin's song was the saddest thing ever. Not that sad is a bad thing, but it was just freaking depressing. Her vocals were really good, but depressing. I thought the song was too old for her, but hey she seemed to pull it off. I was shivering from her notes and she really sustained them well. She looked really fabulous too. Her style is fabulous and I so want to dress like her. They really should watch out, because this week, she and Lakisha sang Shirley Bassey songs and she rocked it more for me. She was that good for me.
Sanjaya Malakar - "You Really Got Me" (the Kinks) 11
I have to give Sanjaya some props for making a girl cry. I don't know why she was crying though -- either from sheer pain or extreme jubilation. Either way, Sanjaya's performance was so riveting, he drove a little girl to tears. Oh the Fanjayas. I have to give them props for dedication. Thing is, it wasn't my favorite Sanjaya performance -- then again, what was my favorite performance? I thought his vocals were too weak for the song. But I have to give it to him for trying to be different this week. Was it any better? Not quite.
Gina Glocksen - "Paint it Black" (the Rolling Stones) 9
This girl really belongs in my other favorite singing contest, Rockstar: INXS or whatever reincarnation it is now. I thought her performance was okay, but it just didn't do anything for me. I actually know this song and it makes me want to get up and dance, but she didn't do that for me. I was just staring into the space next to the TV screen because it just wasn't anything great. Gina can stay a few more weeks, but she can't stay longer than Phil or the Chrises. When Haley and Sanjaya go (hopefully one after the other), Gina will have to go.
Chris Sligh - "She's Not There" (the Zombies) 6
I liked Chris's song. Listening to it, I thought he sounded great. Okay, so he can't do the Constantine-eye-fuck, but at least his vocals do something. Chris has been pretty consistent for me and I like that. He looked a little awkward with his dance moves, but it's all good in the end. He can step it up though, it wouldn't do him any harm. I thought his banners were cute. I saw signs that said, "Bringing Chubby Back" and "Fro Patro."
Melinda Doolittle - "As Long as He Needs Me" (from the musical Oliver!) 2
Is it Nadia Turner night? Seriously, two songs in one evening is just too much and they weren't exactly two of my favorite songs either. Melinda's vocals were on a different league, as usual, but performance wise, I know she could have hooked me if the song were different. I can't blame her though because it's very hard to keep topping amazing performances. I'm just afraid that people will get complacent and stop voting for her. But of course, she did a fantastic job, and the voters better come out and represent! Melinda is in this for the win and it's just a matter of guessing who goes before her.
My Bottom Three
1. Sanjaya Malakar
2. Haley Scarnato
3. Gina Glocksen
My bottom three really doesn't seem to change. Those who I wanted out last week are still here, so it's not really going to change. And their performances this week didn't really do much to change my mind. America, please vote right this time around. Brandon was a premature elimination. Let's make this week worth it.
Who had the best performance?
Who had the worst performance?
Who should be in the Bottom 3?
Who should be eliminated?
Over-all, tonight's performances were
Who will go tomorrow? According to DialIdol, things aren't looking so good for Haley and Gina, but really, DialIdol wasn't ever exactly right. I don't know who to believe anymore. I can't wait 'til tomorrow.