Paula, what is up with your fingerless black gloves?!?! I’m opposed.
I was writhing in agony…. It’s painful. I’m cringing… you know it’s bad when I am totally focusing on listening to the backup singers more. You were all over the place, pitch-wise. It was shouty, it was awful. “I give you credit and brave” is what Paula says… I say, I give you a big fat plane ticket home. That was terrible, and Simon couldn’t have been wrong-er.
And what’s up with the stupid “my voice went bye bye” cutsie thing…
She may as well have been saying, “where’s my binky!”
When this guy sits down with his guitar and sings, he does one of two things, either he transports us to a new world, or he just goes there himself without really taking us along.
It was as ‘just fine’ performance, but he totally went to that other world tonight without taking us there with him. I think that’s the difference between the ‘chum with a guitar in the subway’ (as simon would say) and a real artist.
With performances like this you will make it into the top 5 or so, but unless you do something else, you are sunk soon.
Oh, and be careful, you’re teetering on pulling an Amanda… not visibly caring enough on TV about what happens in the competition.
In spite of you being engaged now you are still my WOOMAN, and this was an awesome performance. So engaging and beautifully executed. It wasn’t quite the breakout moment as David’s “Imagine”, but it was brilliant!
I am totally upset at the judges for their less than glowing comments on this one. I thought it was one of your best performances since Hollywood week, and they were just lukewarm on it. GRRRR…
She really doesn’t deserve a video, but I went ahead and made one anyway, cause I was so excited for her to finally do really well, and ticked at the judges for not acknowledging it… (I’ve been waiting for this!)
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I am now official fans of the EZE Family! His parents are awesome.
“Chickezie is like smooth milk chocolate!” TLB says. I think I agree.
I loved it. I couldn’t disagree more with those judges (again). I thought this was a great moment for him. I don’t think he picked up a lot of new fans with the song, but it was MUCH better than they gave him credit for.
With every step you take… I’m watching you Brooke White. You are just lovely and blonde.
I thought it was good, aside from forgetting your first pitch. 🙂 I thought your playing the piano didn’t add a whole lot to the song, and you would have sold it better up on your feet.
Oh, and I love how you went to a totally black outfit tonight after last week’s SUNSHINE EXTRAVAGANZA! (maybe a slight overcorrection… but oh well)
Well, I will say that this is much better than his past 3-5 weeks. He did leave it out there, but it still didn’t quite do it for me. I didn’t think he should have started with We Will Rock You. The transition was awkward, and he couldn’t hit the high notes in the middle. I’m not convinced. It seemed like a great, fun choice, a real crowd pleaser, but nothing I would go out and buy a CD over.
Man… she sang the devil out of that song. I thought the arrangement was bad, it didn’t back up what she was throwing down out there. It was slightly forgettable for me.
Whats up with Randy’s little fits tonight? Somebody put a quarter in him, cause he’s coming out with all kinds of opinions tonight!
The little Archuleta siblings dancing their Mexican dance was freaking amazing.
Too bad I can’t say the same about Little Davy’s song tonight. Being the only one with the liberty to pick a song from the 90’s, I would expect that he would have picked a MUCH better song. The beginning was shaky… really shaky for me… He sold it by the end, though (in spite of the bouncing up and down all over the stage) He moves almost as awkwardly as me.
Two weeks with terrible song choices does not bode well for America’s favorite 17 year old.
I’m going to say it since Simon didn’t get a chance to: this is exactly what I would have heard at any local state fair!
HOWEVER – It was probably the smartest song choice a contestant in her position has ever made on American Idol. The judges and audience can’t pan the song, and likewise they can’t pan the singer. She now has the entire southern and ‘heartland’ vote tonight. Smart cookie, even if the song was a cheesy, karaoke version of the original.
So if Kristy Lee Cook is the BAD COOK on American Idol this year, then David Cook is the GOOD Cook. In fact, he’s like the gourmet five star executive chef! Bringing together flavors and memorable entrees for weeks now!
It was stunning. It was brilliant. I had to watch it over and over and over again. Then we watched it yet again even. Brilliant.
With David’s performance tonight, he has cracked my upper echelon of American Idol contestants this year. Previously this position was only held by David A (who has been slipping lately). David Cook is gaining solid ground in my top 2.
This one deserves a video: (only the 2nd video yet)
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And now for predictions:
TLB: Ramiele, Kristy, Jason C
Braun: Ramiele, Kristy, Carly
WhiteEyebrows: Ramiele, Chickezie, Kristy
Who Should Go (We all agree): (umm… i don’t know… anyone who pouts a lot and has a comb over… or who says “bye bye” a lot)
Who Will Go (Brauns): Ramiele
Who Will Go (WhiteEyebrows): Kristy (she’s got to be sick of hanging out in the bottom 3 every week… put her out of her misery already, America!)