Let me start by telling you, before I start my ramble about American Idol tonight, that we WILL be getting more writers for the site soon. Why am I telling you this? Well, I am pretty sure with the popularity of Adam Lambert, that you are getting kinda sick and tired of my rants about dislike for this guy. So, keep that in mind… new writers, many that love him just like you do, coming soon to a YakkityYaks near you.
Ok, time for my critique, not that I am the connoisseur, especially when it comes to Rat Pack night. I am a pure rocker chick at heart… so this one is a little hard for me. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some Frank and Dean sometimes. But… FRANK and DEAN, not people singing Frank and Dean. I thought I was gonna be bored, and sometimes I was… just not as bored as I thought I would be. We will start with:
Kris Allen – The Way You Look Tonight – Kris did okay. I wasn’t overly impressed, but wasn’t throwing things at the TV either. That has to be a good thing right? I don’t want my TV to look like those phony YouTube videos of the Wii remote cracking the screen. I mean, that would suck! Wait… I got off track there. Oh yeah, Kris… ummm… Decent start to the show I guess.
Allison Iraheta – Someone to Watch Over Me – Ok this girl should never be in the bottom three. I personally think she is amazing, and for the first time, Randy brought up the name Pink when commenting on her. I have been saying this from the start of this thing. This girl is the new pink, in a Devil Wears Prada kinda way. No one can replace Pink. This girl can leave the show now and I would be fine with it, because she has a career to get going with. She needs this show like NY needed a low unexpected flyover, or like Mexico needs pigs… ok, that was pretty distasteful. What can I say? I’m good at that.
Matt Giraud – My Funny Valentine – They saved this guy? Why again was that? Yeah alright, it wasn’t that horrid, but it wasn’t wonderful either. And just because Paula wants to boink the guy doesn’t mean he should stay on the show. If I had to make a guesstimate, if the preteen girls who vote decide to give Allison a break this time, it will be him singing My Funny Valentine again for your pleasure tomorrow night.
Danny Gokey – Come Rain Come Shine – Now I like this guy. I like the tone of his voice, the bluesy feel… He reminds me of an updated Michael McDonald… oh crap, I think I am showing my age. The problem with Danny is that he has no uniqueness to him. He is the definition of Karaoke. Every week, he sings, well, someone elses song. Tonight was a bit different though, and it was about time. Good for Danny… I hope he keeps it up.
Adam Lambert – Feeling Good – I’m sure you are all dying to read what I thought about him tonight. Well, I can sum it up in one word, Broadway. Randy FINALLY touched on that tonight, slightly, but the judges don’t want to push that too hard… I mean, he is their horse for the win… can’t ever not like something about his performance now can they? I have been saying all along this guy belongs on Broadway, will have a STELLAR career on Broadway. Let him go to Broadway people! Keeping Adam on this show is halting his wonderful Broadway career!! Yeah okay, I know my pleas will not get heard, at least not until his record doesn’t sell like they thought it would, and NY brings him home to the stage. However, I do want to point out that as innovative, refreshing and artistic that many think Adam is for changing the songs to suit him… he didn’t. What he did tonight is already out there in this format by a really great band called Muse. If you haven’t heard of them, go get yourself some. Now that’s some stuff worth listening to.
Let me just also throw this out there real quick… I will probably elaborate on this with a video later… but anyone here old enough to remember the guy from Star Search… Sam something? Hold on, let me look up his name…. Sam Harris! Yeah… that’s the guy. This is who Adam reminds me of, and according to the place I just looked up his name, he has a pretty nice career on Broadway of all places! He can be Adam’s mentor! Or… maybe he already is???
Yes, more writers soon. Also, sorry about no pics with this post. I was feeling testy, so the pics would have been maybe one of those Lambert making out with another guy photos floating around on the internet. I thought I would try to remain somewhat tasteful, since I already spent my distasteful comment up above. If you wanna see those photos, it’s REAL easy to just type into Google!