Here is my run-down of everyone (I can't remember the order of the singers, so pretend they are in the order they sang):
Ryan Seacrest: Am I wrong, or was he completely high last night? He acted so strange! So hyper! Usually I like Ryan. I don't like his attempts at verbal barrage with Simon very much, but I have to say he's a great speaker and a good host. But last night I felt the awkwardness and I wanted to reach out and smack him upside the head.
Syesha Mercado: Agreed with the judges. She's a very good singer --but she was way too nervous last night. I'm not sure what to make of her at this point. She has the confidence, but it seems a little forced. Ooh! Like she's acting or something. Makes sense, since she's an actress and all...
Chikezie: I sat there with my mouth hanging open. Wha!? I was so surprised, but in a good way; he walked a fine line, though. It could have very easily gone the way of "psycho", but luckily for him it worked well.
Ramiele Malubay: Beautiful song, beautiful voice. If she had sat down on the stage or stood in front of the mike the entire time and just let her voice do the work, it would have been amazing. But she made the mistake of trying to walk around the stage --and it ruined the song.
Carly Smithson: Awesome. I want to hate this girl so much (not sure why. I think it's the arrogance she had in the beginning? Or the hype? Maybe I'm jealous of her Irish brogue? Yeah, it's totally the accent. Jealous!), but I can't help but love her more every week. She nailed the song, too. Nailed it!
David Cook: Hooray for David Cook! I love, love, love his style so much! He's so fun to watch (yes, I'm even liking the big mouth) and his voice is so...so...mysterious. Is that the right word?
Amanda Overmyer: Eh. It was okay. I loved that she smiled more and her hair looks tons better with the streaks being more gold than white. She looked more comfortable, too. But, she's a one-trick pony. But I thought about this some more. David Cook and Brooke White are one-trick ponies, so why don't I find them boring? I decided it must be just difference in taste. I'm not really a Janis Joplin fan, so that might be why I'm not an Amanda Overmyer fan.
Brooke White: Fabulous. I love how they are comparing her to Carly Simon. I would also say she's like Carol King. Brooke is just consistently hitting the mark. She has confidence and shines in her niche. I love this girl! (her high morals may also have something to do with my strong opinion. I'll admit it. I have hated each girl that has used their sexuality to get votes throughout the history of AI. I don't care if they are beautiful. I don't care if they are sexy. If you can't sing, then what are you doing in the competition? Have they no shame? Okay, rant over. )
David Hernandez: Ewww. I liked him for about 2 weeks. I got over him last week, and last night was just...just...well, let's just say he's not my favorite. And I hate his vibrato. And his diction.
Jason Castro: Not as good as last week (agreeing with the judges here), but still pretty cool. I just like him. Even his weird facial expressions. I just dig this guy!
Michael Johns: I was sad at the judges' reactions --I thought it was better than their assessment. I really like Michael a lot --and yes. His Australian accent may have something to do with it. ~heehee~ But he does have a great voice --I'm still excited over his performance from last week. I really hope he's around for a long time...
Kristy Lee Cook: I could horse-whip that stupid drummer!!! The band started way too fast, and the singers and guitar people realized it --and they followed Kristy, or at least tried to, but the drummer?!?!? What was going on!? The beat was way too fast and it wasn't Kristy's fault. I thought her performance was really cool, but it fell apart because the stupid drummer! AHHHH!!! And yes, I have expertise in this area. After all, I was a percussionist in high school. (okay, it was just the pit. Whatever.)
David Archuleta: Another AHHHHHHHH!HHHH!HH!H!H!H!HH!H! What the?!? He forgot the words. HE FORGOT THE WORDS! You can't do that, David! You can't, you can't, you can't! I don't care if you've never sung the Beatles before, you can't forget the words! What's sad is it showed his one huge flaw: unless he's had years to practice certain songs, he might not do so well. Learning a new song each week is hard --very hard --but you have to know how to do it in AI. You have to, or you lose. Dang, I was so upset. I just covered my head with the throw pillow and waited until he was done singing. And then I felt so bad for the kid. He knew he didn't do very well, poor guy...
- People are talking about the video showing David Archuleta's dad in his garment top. If you didn't see it, don't worry. It looked like he was in a T-shirt and it was very brief; an old home-video. I figured most people didn't even notice, but I guess I was wrong...
- I like Simon even more this season. Paula was not as drunk last night and said some intelligent things, which surprised me. Randy seems to be disappointed in a lot of people this year. I wonder what's going on in his personal life to make him so...so...mellow.
- Someone at Nine Moons (link on "talking about") mentioned how Ryan was flirting with Brooke. Did you notice that? I sure did, and boy you could sense Brooke's uncomfortable vibe immediately. Ah, Brooke! I love you, girl!
David Hernandez. There are too many Davids.
Who do I think will get voted off?
Probably David Archuleta, just because he should stay the most. Kristy Lee has the country fan-base, so she'll probably pull through. But really, I never know. All those people who vote (yeah, I'm still not one of those, yet) end up doing weird things.
Back to the grind. I had to get spit this out before the next round of craziness hits. I will hopefully have some amazing anecdotes about my week by tonight. Maybe. Well, I'll try!