Vital Idol - Hello Dolly!
It’s Dolly night, folks. I love Dolly Parton and have often tried to sing her songs and they are tricky to pull off. Here’s to hoping Kristy Lee doesn’t ruin “Here You Come Again” or “I Will Always Love You.” On second thought, I have to think that Syesha might have to slap a bitch for trying to take her Whitney song.
Brooke White - “Jolene.” Meh. Brooke starts off with one of Dolly’s finest and brings it into mediocrity with one octave singing and a simple strum on her acoustic. Not bad, but boring and definitely not the best cover that could have been done with this iconic song.
David Cook – “Little Sparrow.” Looks like somebody took a shower and got a haircut. Dave takes a play from the Sting when he could still sing live book with a nice falsetto. I like the arrangement and his soulful tone. I think this will keep him safe this week for sure.
Ramiele – “Do I Ever Cross Your Mind.” Finally she’s made a good song choice! At least until she totally drops the pitch in the middle. The cute outfit and nice hair should keep her safe this week.
Jason Castro – “Traveling Through.” I hate Jackson Johnson with the heat of a millions tirefires in hell. As such, I also hate wack Jack Johnson arrangements on Idol. I predict the bottom three for this lame performance.
Carly Smithson – “Here You Come Again.” Carly brings her cruise-ship stylings to the Idol stage again. This is so the wrong song for her. She should have picked “9 to 5” or “Why’d You Come in Here Looking Like That.” Tone is good, but a bit Celine Dion-y. On a positive note, her Spanx appear to be holding up well and it looks like she got herself a nice weave.
David Archuletta – “Smoky Mountain Memories.” Young Dave’s managed to pick another sappy, Star Search 3 and ¼ star performance song. He gets points for being more in key than Jason, Brooke and Ramiele, but loses points for being such a wussbag. More importantly, what the hell is Michael Kors doing in the Idol audience, other than having many fashion heart attacks.
Kristy Lee – “The Coat of Many Colors.” Very interesting styling tonight. I wish someone would go for the full-on brow wax, but that might only help her chances of getting votes. Alas, the song suits her and she is far from the worst of the night.
Syesha – “You All Know What Song She’s Singing.” What Syesha wants, Syesha gets, and I’m guessing she had some tussles with the Idol girls about who would sing this song. Good choice of doing the hybrid Dolly-Whitney version. I think it could have been a tad lower in register, but overall it was the best of the night so far, which is not saying that much.
Michael Johns - "It So Wrong, But Its So Right." Other than the ascot, he looks great. He picked a sultry number that suits his voice. It nice, bluesy and entirely in key. Best of the night by a mile.
Posted by PMW at April 1, 2008 07:59 PM
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|# April 1st, 2008 8:12 PM kris|
|Michael Johns was easily and far and away the best of the night. I'd pick Brooke second and Jason Castro third as I really don't hate Jack Johnson ;-)
I think Ramiele goes.
I had that same thought about Michael Kors. Carly alone must make him feel all farty ;-)
Great recap as always.
|# April 1st, 2008 8:18 PM themandownthehall|
|Wow, that was an average night. And for these people, that's pretty good.
First to worst:
David A: I really don't like this kid, but I have to give credit where it was due. He really nailed it.
Kristy: If she had gone and pedicured the toes, I would put her in first, as such, she's in second.
David Cook: Took a song and de-countried it. Well done.
Rami - Her best effort of idol.
Carly - Love that trailer trash look. Dang, I might just get over her tattoos.
Michael - did well. Could be put anywhere from 2 - here.
Brooke - Did better than the remaining 2, but will be going home.
Syesha - sucked.
Castro - sucked.
Brooke wasn't the worst, but she went first and that is a problem unless you nail it out of the park. She didn't. She goes home.
|# April 2nd, 2008 9:46 AM james|
|so bad. took me all of 6 minutes to watch the whole show. i think i might be done for the season. |
|# April 2nd, 2008 9:47 AM kris|
|Well hey, 6 minutes was four complete performances, that's not bad at all. |
|# April 2nd, 2008 3:22 PM aaronm|
|I heard that David Cook went to the hospital after the show. He had an elevated blood pressure and other ailments. It's said that along with the intense pressure of competition, his brother is battling cancer. |