Tuesday, April 28, 2009

AI: Top 5

In the words of Paula Abdul, I'm going to keep this short.

And I'm going to repeat adjectives for emphasis. Stellar adjectives that are stellarly stellar stellar stellar.

Tonight's theme? Rat Pack.

Bless Kris's heart. He gently reminds us that all the members of the Rat Pack have passed away.

So AI gave us the next best thing... Jamie Foxx??

In a brief brainstorming session about the length of time that it takes for us to fast forward through the commercials, Jason and I came up with roughly 148 people who might have made better "Rat Pack" style mentors than Jamie Foxx. Roughly. But Jamie did play Sammy Davis Jr. on In Living Color. Who else can claim that? So maybe he is the most qualified after all.

I will admit that it seems like he was a fine mentor, using all his classically trained skills.

Now to the performances.

Kris: First of all, I LOVE THIS SONG! OK, it's a bit awkward how he's carrying that mic around weirdly like he's rocking it out when he's really crooning. But overall, I loved the crooning. Beautiful performance!

And I think Paula got her lips injected this week. Or her face is channeling Goldie Hawn.

Allison: I thought the beginning was a little weak as she tried to tone down some of her power, but it definitely picked up in the middle. I don't think she really "got" the song though. That's what's missing with Al. Do you think she minds if I call her Al? She's a great singer, but she can't really channel the emotion that comes through experience. The judges loved it, though.

Matt: He's doing something weird with his mouth and his words ala Jessica Simpson style. Other than that, and besides the fact that I like Matt better with an instrument (but I like any musician better with an instrument. It makes them more musical), I thought he did a nice job.

Danny: I can totally see him winning. 'Nuff said. And if he doesn't win, he'll certainly get a recording contract that will win him a Dove award or 20.

Adam: Well, I think AI might need a new mic after tonight. Doesn't Adam know we're having a swing flu outbreak and he needs to keep his mouth particles to himself? And I thought he was really bringing the theatrics tonight. Really?!?! Adam?!?! Theatrical?!?!? Huh.

I think Matt or Allison is going home. So if you'll excuse me, I've got to go vote for Kris (because I love him) and Matt (because I want him to stick around).


  1. ah - those were my votes too.

  2. i have to agree with you on who is going home...allison can sing, but simon was right, her personality is way overshadowed.

  3. I love your rationalization of why Jamie Foxx was a good mentor for a Rat Pack theme. Hilarious!

    Here's my (absolutely worthless) take on things...

    I think AI is rigged. Well, maybe not “rigged” exactly, but I definitely think Simon has an agenda. I mean, he’ll say something negative about a performance (even if it was flawless - even if I think HE THINKS it was flawless) just to try to sway the voters. Take Allison for example. She was pretty darn close to perfection last night. Looked great, sounded amazing. Strong, pure power in her voice. What’s to complain about? Enter Simon, who claims she “doesn’t care about winning”. Ha! I think the man fancies himself a Puppeteer. Ooo ah ah… Pull the strings and watch America dance to my commands.

    It really irks me sometimes.

    Hmm. Perhaps I’m a tad too emotionally invested in this stinkin’ show.

  4. I noticed the same thing about Adam. There was spit a flyin' EVERYWHERE!!!

  5. Yeah, the spittle definitely made me go "{Gasp!} Oh...disgusting!" Plus also his tongue hanging out of his mouth when he sings bugs me. I'm with you...Kris, Kris, Kris!


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