Wednesday, March 18, 2009

American Idol Recap: Top 11

There are probably a million and enough AI recaps out there today without my measly two cents, and I'm jumping on the bandwagon a little late (as usual), but I just have some things I'd like to say about last night's performances. I can't promise that I'll recap regularly, so let's just relish this moment together, shall we? Or ignore this moment completely because it ultimately means nothing. N-E-WAY....

Michael Sarver: I think he's reminiscent of Josh Gracin from Season 2. Not a powerhouse singer, but a likeable entertainer. He'll probably get a country deal, cut an album or two and make enough so that his family is set. And that will be all we'll hear from him.

Allison Iraheta
: I thought she was little bit country, a little bit rock-n-roll, but I'm not a huge fan. It was a solid performance, though.

Kris Allen: Is this guy 12? He has SUCH a baby face!! AND that baby face can SING! For some reason, I still don't find him incredibly memorable.

Lil Rounds: Country is NOT her genre, but she rocked that gorgeous necklace! I thought the performance was flat, figuratively and literally. But she probably has enough fan base to carry her through to the next round.

Adam Lambert: KA-THUNK! KA-THUNK! KA-THUNK!! Did anyone else hear that thudding noise? It was Johnny Cash rolling over in his grave. Dear Adam: LAY OFF THE FOUNDATION. And the SCREAMING. Thank you.

Scott MacIntyre: A decent performance. Scott's got an easy listening, Bruce Hornsby kind of vibe. Is Bruce Hornsby still alive? Is he still making records? I have no idea.

Alexis Grace: I thought Brooke White performed Jolene better last season. But Alexis was good. I wasn't sure what Kara was talking about when she said Alexis didn't show enough angst in her song choice. If losing your man to another woman isn't angst, then clearly I need angst lessons.

Danny Gokey: Hate the song, but he rocked it. Dressed like Inspector Gadget.

Anoop Desai: I got CHILLS during this performance. CHILLS!!!! What an excellent spin on classic Willie. Anoop reminds me of Clay Aiken in that he's got a goofy/nerdy vibe, but awesome pipes!

Megan Joy
: What happened to her real last name? She must have stolen a play out of Alexis's book (I'm assuming "Grace" is her middle name), but the problem is it's TOO LATE. We already know her real name. I got so distracted by her arm flapping and hip swinging that I barely noticed how her hair hanging down in the back made it look like she hadn't shaved her armpits, like, ever. I have one word for this girl: obnoxious.

Matt Giraud: It really bugs me that his last name is one letter off from those ridiculously expensive jeans I coveted in junior high. I never owned a pair of Girbauds. Or Z. Cavariccis. But I yearned for them every day of my adolescent life. Until they went out of style and we all started wearing leggings with jumbo sized sweatshirts from Express. But I digress... I think Matt is a perfect combination of Billy Joel and Justin Timberlake. LOVE him!

It's going to be hard to choose my favorite. So far I'm liking Danny, Anoop, and Matt.

It will be interesting to see what happens tonight. I'd like to see the girls picked off one-by-one and leave the guys to duke it out. I can hardly stand the suspense!


  1. thanks for visiting my Not Me! Monday! And I <3 A.I. I couldn't agree more about Megan, Matt, and Anoop. nice recap!

  2. I like your re-cap much better than all those other's on the web ... Firstly, I am in complete agreement about Megan ... she obviously got by on her looks ... cause she's got the vocal stylings of a cat in heat!

    My favorites are Allison and Matt ... they remind me of two of my most favorite artists: Kelly Clarkson and Justin Timberlake ... so I'd like to see these two still standing ...

  3. Stopping over from SITS.

    Awesome write up...although the whole show was so uncomfortable...what's next? 50s doo-whop night? Shudder!!

  4. Nice Johnny Cash Joke, where did you get it?

  5. Love your recap.
    I've picked Danny and Matt for the final 2 from the start.
    We'll see.

  6. Ditto to above comments. Personally I thought Adam's rendition sounded like a perverse seance but that's just me...I'm not into the whole creepy vibe thing. What is Megan's real last name anyways? I agree with Baby Face...I don't even remember his name but I loved the song he sang.


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