American Idol impressions from someone who barely watches the show anymore
I haven't watched much of American Idol lately, but I've kept up with the season online, so I still feel like I'm entitled to my opinions on the top three (soon to be top two). In a nutshell:
Adam: has an incredible range, but is almost too polished to really be a rock star. I never get the sense that Adam is out of control and I think that with real stars, you should always feel like they're on the edge. For all of his looks and attitude, I don't really think that Adam is that edgy, although he is a really, really good singer.
Danny: I've never liked Danny's breathy voice and endless pimping by the show's producers (hey, did you know that his wife tragically died?). I don't think Danny has any sense of what is cool or current and is ultimately destined for a career in lite Christian rock, whether he wins Idol or not.
Kris: I totally underestimated Kris. He doesn't have a great, showy voice, but he has the ability, like David Cook last year, to make songs not only sound current, but to sound like they are uniquely his. I think his version of "She Works Hard For The Money" is one of the top performances ever on Idol. It's not as spectacular as Adam's "Ring Of Fire", but it's less gimmicky and therefore more lasting.
I guess I want Kris to win, although I think he'll probably be booted off tonight. Boo!
Posted by at May 13, 2009 09:52 AM
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|# May 13th, 2009 1:15 PM cherlynda|
|I want Kris to win also. I love "She works hard for her money". and really I think he is the most current. Adam has that horrible shrill to his voice that makes me want to cover my ears. Danny I think can sing well, just as a person he is too earnest. |
|# May 13th, 2009 4:24 PM kris|
|I find myself evaluating AI like it's an election. I feel like both Adam & Danny have people that absolutely love them and people that absolutely hate them, so if Kris happens to make it into the finals he'll win because fans of whoever was voted off tonight would vote for him as a vote against the other guy. |
|# May 13th, 2009 10:26 PM kris|
|Yay, Kris! So this is like the opposite of the year Taylor won where all of the good people went out 5-4-3 and the final two were both awful. |