Tuesday, April 22, 2008

If America Got it Right: Top 6

I was geeking out all week for Andrew Lloyd Webber night on Idol (I listened to Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on my way home from work yesterday). My best friend Annie joined me for the show (she was an American Idol virgin) and we relived our childhood as musical theater nerds. Here's who Annie and I think should be in the bottom 3 tonight:

Jason Castro - I love the kid, but he was totally out of his element this week. God bless him for singing Memory (even if there are about a dozen other songs that would have worked better) and not knowing it was sung by a cat, considering is from a musical called Cats, but whatever. Jason will have another scare, but will, ultimately, be okay.

Syesha Mercado - Her vocal was again pretty pitchy and, while she may have been in her element, it's getting down to the wire and she deserves a spot in the bottom 3.

Brooke White - First, she picked a song basically written for Madonna (a notorious non-singer). Second, she sounded even worse than Madonna (I didn't think it was possible either). I think it's time for the chatty nanny finally to pack her knives and go (sorry. wrong show).

The Best - David Archuleta. This kid is killing me. I don't really like him, but he really is very talented. His version of Think of Me could totally be a boy band hit...well, in Europe anyway.

I liked Carly Smithson and David Cook, too. Cooksie finally did a straight up cover and it was lovely. Annie totally got my obsession.

Song I'd Sing This Week - This is tough. I'm thinking either Wishing You Were Some How Here Again from Phantom (an acoustic-y version) or Could We Start Again Please from Jesus Christ Superstar.



Garney said...

Syesha shouldn't be in the bottom 3, but she might. Definitely Jason and Brooke, but I think they should and will be joined by Carly. She just wasn't funky enough for JC Superstar.

And for like the fourth time I'm predicting Brooke going home. I'm glad you agree.

I also agree that Archuleta was the best, and I'm glad David Cook surprised us with something softer.

I think I'd sing The Greatest Star of All from Sunset Blvd because if I don't think I can sing High Flying Adored any more without sounding like Antonio Banderas.

Happy Antonio BanWednesday!

Falwless said...

I think it's just down to bottom two now, not three. I'm gonna say it's going to be Brooke and Syesha, with Syesha going home. She actually did well last night, but I'm basing my guess on how big a fan base.

Some times you're in, and sometimes you're out. Syesha's tour ends now.

BeckEye said...

Maybe Brooke should've sung "Can We Start Again Please." Heh. Haha.

I wish I had known that song title when I wrote my recap. I totally would've used that joke.

Carly freaked me out a little. Who was she mad at? It was like "JEEEEE-ZUZ CHRIIIIST! Superstar. WHO IN HELL DO YOU THINK YOU AHHHHHHHHHHH??" Or however that goes. I don't think she fully knew the words.

I would've sung the Jellicle cats song so I could get the eff off of this show. Maybe that's Jason's plan...