This is American Idol… Vol. 3

17 05 2007

American Idol

Heyyyooo!! I know I haven’t been staying up on the American Idol blogs, everyone does it, but tonight… what I predicted from the start of the top 24! My boy Blake has made it to the finals! I know in my original post I said top 6, but you can ask the wife and everyone else I’ve talked to about American Idol, I’ve said Blake was going all the way!

Blake Lewis

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Sweet 16

7 03 2007

American Idol

The guys top 8 tonight… good, not great. Unfortunately, that sums up the night for me. You’ll hear it a few times in my run down of the top 8.

So here is how it’s going to work – I’ll give you the “Idols” name, the song or artist they sang and short little comment about their performance. I’ll have a little thumbnail icon of my top favorite of the night. Also, I’ll mark my two picks to get axed the following week(Yes, I know that only one guy leaves each week). Sound fair? Awesome, ’cause you really don’t have a choice.

Guys Top 8 Rundown:

  1. Blake LewisBlake311/”All Mixed Up” – Look everyone, I said it before and I’ll say it now, this guy is going far into the competition. Every week he picks good, popular, cool songs! America is going to love him. I for one am tired of hearing the contestants come out, try to belt out Stevie and Mariah, and pretend to like it! You go, Blake… here is your pass to the final four, you may pass GO and collect $200.
  2. SkullSanjayaJohn Mayer/”Waiting for the World to Change” – I don’t know if I spelled his name right, and I don’t care. Three words: Uncomfortable, Weak, Bye!
  3. SundancePearl Jam/”Jeremy” – Good news and more good news this week Sunny… Good News: Good song for you, sounded good I thought. More Good News: You wore an under shirt underneath your shirt this week! From all 32 million viewers in America, thanks for not showing your Chewbacka chest this week.
  4. Chris RichardsonKeith Urban/”?” – Good job, but please stop trying to be Justin Timberlake! I agree with Simon… good, not great. Something just weirds me out about this guy, can’t place my finger on it.
  5. JaredStevie Wonder/”?” – Dawg, don’t you know they have a Stevie Wonder night every single year! Don’t blow it on this week. You sounded like you were just barely getting those high notes, maybe straining a little bit? Overall top 12… maybe. Overall top 8… no!
  6. Brandon?/”I Just Want to Celebrate” – Great job tonight. He is definitely better than he has shown so far. Watch this one! See ya next week, Brandon.
  7. Skull PhilLeAnn Rimes/”?” – Phil… dude… sorry that wasn’t good! Your eyes did look scary. I like you, but that was BAD! Danger Will Robinson! DANGER!!!
  8. Chris Sligh?/”?” – I like Chris a lot, but the judges were right.. you can do better!

I love that this year people are doing songs that are current and popular songs. Some people are still trying to hang on to the oldies and just do it up like every other year. As you can see my two picks for the bottom 2 on the Guys side: Sanjaya and Phil. One of you guys will be ousted, rightfully so, and one of you will be REALLY lucky to be here another week. I will be totally shocked if Sanjaya sticks around for another week. Tomorrow night at 8pm it’s the girls. Unfortunately, I will be probably sitting in a airport, waiting for them to de-ice our plane. Lathroum, out!





7 03 2007

American Idol

It’s American Idol time! Guys night tonight… update forth coming, after the show! My man Blake is first! Stay tuned!





This is American Idol…

22 02 2007

American Idol

It’s that time of the year! This great indulgence of Americana kicked off last night with the top 12 guys performing. It started off a little week, the first few did the normal classics and ended up being a little cheesy. But from the middle of the pack on it got good. The thing that is setting this group apart is the fact that they are actually doing good, new, popular songs. Here are some examples and my favorites last night.

Blake LewisBlake Lewis was the first up. He came in during his initial audition and did some beat-boxin’. This normally spells death for a contestant because this is a singing competition. But “my dawg” can sing! For his song in this round he sang “Somewhere Only We Know” by Keane. A modern, popular song that is right on the edge between a ballad and up-tempo. And he’s not even the best singer out of the bunch but he has that cool(not cocky), hip vibe to him. I think that will get him pretty far… maybe top 6?

Chris SlighNext up, Chris Sligh! Look at this dude… he’s a big goof ball! He doesn’t look like he should be anywhere near a stage. Kind of like me, unless I’m behind a set of drums! Anyway, he came out and sang a awesome song that no one knew and rocked it! The song was “Typical” by Mute Math, and happens to be one of my favorite bands! Ok that might have something to do with Chris being one of my favorites. But the fact is he came out and really did a great job with a song no one knows! He’s like-able, funny, and he can sing. I think he’ll make the top 12, but lets face it… he’s the chubby guy this season(Yes, I know Sundance is there but he’s terrible, and I’m saving him for my “best chest hair” award). And the chubby guys don’t usually(except for Ruben) make it very far into the top 12. Sorry Chris… luv ya dawg!

As I’m here watching the girls perform tonight, with 4 left to perform, not a ton of them are sticking out. If I had to pick 2 favorite to make it to the top 12 right now: Sabrina Sloan, and Stephanie Edwards. She hasn’t gone yet tonight, but I’m pulling for Gina Glocksen. She’s a rocker, I think she is doing a Pretenders song tonight. She’s also been on the show before but didn’t make it past the Hollywood week and now has another chance. Alright, I’m out… gotta go watch Simon tell people the truth. Let me know what you guys think. Peace!