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Old 03-26-2008, 12:17 AM   #781
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lol at what paula was wearing tonight...
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Old 03-26-2008, 12:33 AM   #782
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Yeah nice gloves
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Old 03-26-2008, 12:50 AM   #783
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I don't understand why people think that was a bad choice for Kristy.

It wasn't to my taste by far but it was perfect for the type of artist she would be and for the type of fan base she would have.

My mom said I only love Brooke because she's like a blonde Fiona Apple
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Old 03-26-2008, 01:13 AM   #784
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I've been so long-winded about the show before; this time, I'm going for a one-sentence review. Here goes:

We have Ramiele getting screamy on the high notes and getting her ass saved by an awesome backup singer, Jason being a pretty pony with but one trick, though it is a lovely one; Syesha being competent but still forgettable, Chikeze not realizing that he's better than the Luther 2.0 he's trying to be, Brooke learning that performing without the band is probably a smarter move than letting them join in, Michael inexplicably rocking the house, Carly singing decently in that oh-so-desperate manner she has, David A. looking like a Star Search contestant, Kristy Lee making me want to shoot my television with a song choice so cheesy it rendered me lactose intolerant, and David Cook singing a cover of a cover (again) extremely well (again) and the judges are still completely unable to understand that David did not in fact create the arrangement that they are praising him for.

Arrrggg.

(Okay, two sentences.)
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the judges are still completely unable to understand that David did not in fact create the arrangement that they are praising him for.

YES! Exactly. Thankyou.
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I liked David Cook, and I definitely knew he stole Cornell's arrangement of that song. However, I'm sure most people have no clue about it. Here's a live version Cornell performed:

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Old 03-26-2008, 09:01 AM   #787
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lol at what paula was wearing tonight...

Never mind the gloves, what the hell was she trying to say all night?
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Old 03-26-2008, 09:29 AM   #788
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With David Cook they announced it was Cornell's version of Bille Jean before he even sang. They made that mistake before with Chris Daughtry and not annoucing the updated version before the contestant sang. They did it this time and at no point did I think that he ripped it off. Chris Cornell got his props for the song.

Also my opinion that Kristy Lee sang the song that she did because she has not been exposed to that much music. In Hollywood she sang Amazing Grace again....probably because she does not know very many other songs!
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Yep, I heard the Chris Cornell mention as well - stop ripping David a new one, he didn't take credit for it. And he was the best of the night.

I loved how Simon called Kristy Lee's song choice "clever." I think he knows that song will make the hearts of all her fans swell and vote for her a billion times. I think Kristy Lee will be safe, and Ramiele will be out. I'm sorry she was sick, but that was pretty crappy.
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American Idol-The Top 10 Perform

It’s Tuesday night, performance night and the top ten are ready and waiting to perform. They will be singing songs from the years they were born. And I think a lot of us are going to end up feeling very, very old.

Ramiele was born in 1987 and decides to take a bite out of Heart’s “Alone.” I was an early fan of Ramiele’s but she’s been losing me for the past few weeks. And this performance doesn’t help matters. Her voice sounded screechy throughout and her performance skills were so stiff. I’m afraid we might say bye-bye to Malubay.

Jason was also born in 1987. In fact, it’s his birthday. Jason realizes that he’s an Aries. I’m sure before that he mistakenly thought Aries was a brand of rolling papers. He sings Sting’s “Fragile” while playing his trusty acoustic. He gives this song a slight Spanish vibe and though he doesn’t do anything new, I’m still a fan of his laid-back, coffeehouse performer style. Still, I want Jason to surprise me and do something different.

Like Ramiele and Jason, Syesha was also born in 1987. She sings Stephanie Mills’ “If I Were Your Woman.” If I were a fan of Syesha’s, I’d probably really like this performance. Her voice is in fine form throughout and she fills a certain R & B diva niche that Idol always needs. However, I wish the girls who compete on this show would refrain from the glory note ballads. It gets boring after a while. But Syesha is one of the best of the night so she’s probably safe.

Chickezie was born in 1985. He sings the Luther Vandross’ “If Only for One Night.” After a couple of weeks of high-energy Chickezie I’m enjoying a more subdued Chickezie. Simon may call him old-fashioned but I kind of like Chickezie’s throwback style. I think it needs to be introduced to a new generation. But I wonder if going fourth might get him lost in the shuffle.

Brooke (born 1983) stumbles a bit when she begins the Police classic “Every Breath You Take.” I was a bit worried she might sunny-up this song. If you listen to the lyrics, “Every Breath You Take” is a very dark and brooding song. But Brooke has a brain in her head and she does connect with the lyrics. Sure, her version is a bit lighter than the original but at least she doesn’t sing with a Miss America pageant smile on her face. Plus, I’m such a fan of her voice.

Michael Johns was born in 1963, I mean 1978. Being the Idol oldster, he’s able to take advantage of the Senior Citizen “Two for the Price of One” Special. He sings Queen’s “We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions.” This could have been a huge mistake, but I actually thought Michael was fairly decent. I felt like I was at a concert, having a good time. This can only help Michael because I felt like he was coasting for the past few weeks, and this was one of the better performances of the night. Still, Michael isn’t good enough to hold Mr. Mercury’s leather jock.

Carly was born in 1983 and was named after Carly Simon. Well, now my life is complete. She sings the Bonnie Tyler song “Total Eclipse of the Heart.” Apparently the spirit of Amanda Overmyer lives, because Carly screeched and yelled throughout the entire song. Plus, she seemed way too tense. It was as if she was concentrating too hard trying to convince us that she was intense instead of actually being intense. But can we give the back up singer a recording contract? She sounded great!

David A was born in 1990. What’s this? Oh it’s my AARP card. My fellow Idol watcher kmantoni called David the “American Idol Test Tube Baby” and this is so true. It’s as if he was mixed up in a lab somewhere. Some scientists combined cute looks, a good voice and non-threatening likeability to make the ideal Idol contestant. Sure, he’s talented, but there is nothing there for me to care about. David sings “You’re the Voice” by John Farnham, which is probably not familiar with 99.9% of the audience. I wonder if this will prevent him from getting some votes.

Kristy was born in 1984. She sings Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA.” Well, that should get her a lot of votes from the red states. Because if you don’t vote for Kristy then you hate America, the troops and probably God. Go back to Russia, you commie! Actually, I missed most of Kristy’s performance to wash up some dishes. That’s how invested I am in her.

David C was born in 1982. He sings Michael Jackson’s iconic “Billie Jean.” Hey kids, I remember when Michael Jackson didn’t have a nose that looked like a rose thorn. But onto David’s performance (he actually sang the Chris Cornell version of "Billie Jean"). Stripped of the original’s dance-soul pop sound, “Billie Jean” becomes darker and almost sinister. Though David rarely gets out of his alt-rock box I still liked this performance. I just hope the judges’ comments don’t give him a swelled head. One DAUGHTRY! is enough.

I think this was one of the least entertaining nights this Idol season. I found myself looking at my watch, counting the minutes until the show was over. This is supposed to be the most talented Idol contestants ever? Oh, and Paula’s outfit. It looked like her top was made of shredded disco ball and she was also wearing opera-length, fingerless leather gloves. Who is dressing this woman? Little Edie Beale?
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I think David C. is the new frontrunner. David A. made a major mistake with that stupid song choice. Even the judges didn't know what the hell he was singing! Simon was right with his comment about the disney animals dancing.

It's about damn time Michael Johns rocked the house! Props to him!

Ramiele or Chickezie could be out tonight. I liked Ramiele the very first week, but she just gets worse and worse.
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I think David C. is the new frontrunner. David A. made a major mistake with that stupid song choice. Even the judges didn't know what the hell he was singing! Simon was right with his comment about the disney animals dancing.
You're kidding, right? David Archuleta made a terrific song choice! Just cos the ignorant Idol judges (except for Simon) didn't have a clue about the John Farnham song doesn't make it a stupid song choice. Now I admit, David couldn't do full justice to that song. His voice is not mature enough to carry a chorus as huge as that. Look up the original song You're The Voice on youtube. It's a magnificant vocal with an almost U2 style chorus. Too bad Farnham is not known worldwide for anything else.
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As for David Cook, my appreciation has waned a bit after learning that it's basically Chris Cornell's version. I must've missed it being announced last night. Well, I mean David still did a great job! But once again the ignorant judges gave him all the credit.
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No, but singing a song that I would bet many of the viewers have never heard before makes it a bad song choice. It wasn't a big hit in the US (was it even a mild hit?), and the viewers of this show are mostly in the US.

It's great that you know the song and you like it, but let's be real here.

And yes, it was a very "up with people" kind of song. I agreed with Simon about his theme park comment.

(Edit: I'm trying to Google to see what it did on the US charts. It says #4, but I maintain my stance on never having heard the song. Apparently he was huge in Australia. So yeah, I think it would be a great choice if this were Australian Idol.)
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No, but singing a song that I would bet many of the viewers have never heard before makes it a bad song choice. It wasn't a big hit in the US (was it even a mild hit?), and the viewers of this show are mostly in the US.
Fair enough. But the theme park comment does not make sense to me. It sounds like another one of Simon's odd comparisons! If he had said that Archuleta's voice was not powerful enough to carry the song, then that would have made sense to me.
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