Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Let's Get Ready to Rumble!

I really enjoyed tonight's American Idol performances. The whole boxing thing was kind of dumb, but it was dumb enough that it actually worked. Figures!
Okay, here's my take on everything:

David Cook
  • I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For: Okay, I'm a HUGE U2 fan, so when I heard he was singing this, I was not happy. At all. Bono is a freakin' genius with his own music, and it's some of the hardest stuff to duplicate. But I have to give David props because he really did a decent job. But it was still kind of "eh" for me, because I couldn't help but compare him to Bono. Sorry, David! I couldn't help it.
  • Dream Big: I would buy this single. I would. It was very, very good! Maybe it helped that I had never heard the song before (or any of us, for that matter), because it was great to hear something that David Cook would be selling. I liked it. A lot!
  • The World I Know: I thought this was a great song, and a great performance. I would probably buy this re-make, too. But it was the wrong song for the finale of American Idol. Come on, David! You know that! The only saving grace was his pompous "I didn't want to do something I already did." Sure, David. That's fine. But David A. did, and that's why he's gonna win.

David Archuleta
  • Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me: Like Paula, I got goosebumps! He did a good job just singing it out --and it wasn't cheesy, either. I really loved it!
  • In This Moment: I don't know why the judges hated these new songs (like David Cook's), but I loved it. The melody in the chorus was just beautiful. Here's a shout-out to the composer! Anyway, once again, David just did a phenomenal job! He was flawless. Flawless.
  • Imagine: Not as good as when he did it in the Top 24 weeks (which week was it?). I think that is because first, it's not "new" anymore and couldn't take us by surprise like it did when he first did it, and second, I didn't like the runs he added. I wished he had kept it as pure as the first time he sang it. But still, it was awesome! Sorry, David Cook. David A. blew this one out of the park.
Who should be voted off?
David Cook

Who will win this whole competition?
David Archuleta

Who predicted David A. would win back in the Top 24 before anyone could even vote?

That's right, folks. I'm what you can call a "Pop-Seer". I can see into the pop culture future. Okay, maybe I'm just an American Idol Seer. Because that's the only place my powers exist. Ha!

What did you think? Who do you want to win? Did you vote?


Jamie J said...

I planned to vote, but then I forgot. I was going to vote for Archuleta anyway since I think he'll benefit better for the AI deal than Cook. I would buy David Cook's singles too and isn't that what really matters in the end anyway? I already have 5 of them.

Michele said...

I guess I am a pop seer too! LOL! I have predicted that David A. would win from the beginning. My family wanted to argue with me, but he has the amazing voice and the appeal-both looks wise and while performing. Sorry David C. you are obviously going home tonight. His song choices just didn't cut it, with it being the final round. And he just can't beat David A.s appeal.

Anonymous said...

Argh--blogger ate my comment!

To sum up:

new songs: lame

boxing thing: lame

Andrew Lloyd Weber: awesome

Mother of the Wild Boys said...

I want David to win! (oh, is that too vague in an all David final?) ;)

Julie said...

I am laughing at Mother of the Wild Boys! That should have been my recap title!

You can see how I felt from my post about this, but I will agree with bythelbs on this one -- the new songs were craptastic.

Susan M said...

Dial Idol has Cook wining.

The U2 thing was painful for me.

Jamie J said...

Susan M., Dial Idol has Cook winning It just got more interesting...

Lizzie said...

I have to root for David A because he's the hometown boy, I actually enjoyed David C better last night, but David A was more "American Idol-y". So, I don't know how I really feel, I guess. Neither of them are Brooke White, so I guess that's why I don't really care so much. Or maybe it's just that they're both very talented, they both deserve it, so it really doesn't matter, in my mind. It's win-win.

One thing that stuck out to me last night was how Paula likes to tie in the song titles into her comments. Like a few weeks ago when she said David C's "Hungry Like The Wolf" left her Hungry. And how last night she said the Sun will Never Go Down on David A. After that, I was kind of disappointed she didn't say he deserved to be In This Moment, or that she could Imagine him winning. It makes me want to go back over the season and see if I too can come up with cheesy comments that use the song titles... Hmmm...

Mother of the Wild Boys said...

lizzie, you're totally crackin' me up with the Paula comments! Ha ha ha

Brooke S said...

So, I didn't watch... Actually haven't watched since Season 2 when Carmen was in it - and I was ordered to watch because Carmen's bff is one of my bff's little sisters...

But was Dream Big Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband's songs?

Cheryl said...

Nope. It was a brand new song by somebody totally different. Same title, though!

Brooke S said...

So, the big question of the day is.... when Archie wins... do you think it will ruin his sweetness?

Desi said...

I love David A. and I do think he will probably win, but I also think it will ruin his sweetness.

I like David C. too though and I think he actually has better marketability. I think it might be like the Ruben vs. Clay season where the runner up does better on the charts then the winner.