American Idol Finale-The Performances
You know, when Elliott was voted out last week, my heart went along with him. I don't care if Taylor or Katharine wins. I only hope they don't bore me to death tonight.
Kat reprises "Black Horse & The Cherry Tree". Getting off the floor, she dances around a little bit and has some funky fun with the band. This is a good song and it's exactly the type of song Kat should sing, but I don't think it's showy enough for the finale. She's gotta bring down the house.
Taylor does bring down the house with "Living in the City". He's wearing some purple, velvet blazer and looks like a complete asshat, but he sounds great and he's having fun. And, as we all know, when Taylor has fun, we have fun. That's the secret to his charm.
Round One goes to Taylor.
Guess what Kat's going to sing? You guessed it: "Somewhere Over The Rainbow". I don't get why everyone thinks this is so fabulous. It's nice. That's it. It's a very nice performance, but it's not a shining Idol moment like Kelly's "Stuff Like That There" or Bo's "In A Dream".
Taylor, in a huge strategic error (in my opinion" chooses "Levon" for his second song of the night. In this song, Taylor mistakes singing mush mouthedly to singing with passion and feeling. I think people can sing passionately without sounding like they have a mouth full of marbles. He gets down a little bit in the second half, but it still sucks.
Round two: Katharine.
So it all comes down to the final performance (okay, actually, I'm sure that Taylor is going to win no matter what. But, let's pretend otherwise to preserve the drama).
Katharine sings her possible first single, "My Destiny". Aw, it's a song about dreams. How novel! In the universe of Idol winner's songs, it's not the worst. Yes, I realize this is faint praise, but work with me people. I'm trying! If this came on the radio, I would wait at least 30 seconds before changing the station. And, since I would no longer be listening, I wouldn't hear the absolutely horrid notes Kat throws in at the end. Oh dear. If she ever had a chance to win, it's gone now.
Taylor's coronation will take place to the strains of "Do I Make You Proud?" Ugh, this is another boring ballad. What's up with this show making the contestants sing these awful ballads about dreams? This dreck is way worse than Katharine's song, but Taylor is singing it slightly better. But seriously, neither of these songs is going to inspire anyone other than rabid fans to go and download it.
Round three: Taylor
And, dear readers, I hearby predict that Taylor is your next American Idol. What do you think?
Posted by at May 23, 2006 07:55 PM
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|# May 23rd, 2006 8:07 PM james|
|a good 80% of the country thought that bo was better than carrie, too. look how that turned out. |
|# May 23rd, 2006 8:48 PM james|
|# May 23rd, 2006 8:52 PM kris|
|i'm speechless |
|# May 24th, 2006 11:30 AM jagorham|
|One of the things the judges harp on all year is song selection. Choose the wrong song for one's voice and style, and it's sayonara.
So... when someone else chooses their songs, why do they suck worse than the ones the contestants pick?
The singles (do they actually still sell "singles"?) for Kat and Taylor both sucked the big weenie.