Thursday, February 26, 2009

American Idol Week 2

I watched this quickly --didn't listen to the judges or any of the in-between stuff. I focused solely the singers (hooray for TiVo!). Also, I didn't read Flip Flop's post (the link is in the previous post) so I would be completely unbiased:

Jasmine Murray: Wow. Umm...she was out of tune a lot. I mean, she recovered at the beginning pretty good after the first flat run, but the end...? I was so disappointed. She has an amazing voice (amazing, yo!) and it was not what I thought it was going to be. Oh, well. At least she looks great?

Matt Giraud: COLDPLAY!? Whoah. I love that song, btw. LOVE IT. Not really him, just the song. Anyway...okay. He sounded out of breath during the whole song, and his vibrato made him sound out of tune. I didn't like it. At all. Dude, you can't sing like Chris Martin, and unfortunately, this song is still new enough that everyone is going to be thinking Chris Martin. Sadly, his interpretation did not work.

Jeanine Vailes: Ouch. Totally affected; out of tune and weird intensity. The last few measures were good --but the rest was awful.

Nick Mitchell: I know he's being a total crazy, and it's all a joke, but I'm tellin' you people --I love this guy. I think he's hilarious! And the best part?? He sings BETTER than half of the people who are taking it seriously. (Except maybe that one high note in the middle.) I hope he doesn't get through just because he's so obviously acting (duh --he even said he was), but I think he's awesome. And I LOVED the last note. I laughed out loud! Love him. Love him!!

Allison Iraheta: Heart, eh? I love this song --adore it, really. And FINALLY! Someone (besides Nick) who picked a song that not only fits their voice, but their personality as well. I loved it! I thought she did Awesome! I can definitely see her in the final 12. Oh, and I really love her hair.

Kris Allen: Cute guy! I didn't like the key change in the middle of it, but hey! He was in tune, it fit his voice, and it was believable. I liked it! I could see him doing well, too --like Allison.

Megan Joy Corkrey: I love her voice --but you have to understand that I love voices like Adele and Norah Jones, and she fits right in with them. Wow, she's gorgeous, too! The hip dancing was awkward, but I thought she did a fabulous job! Another good one. Bam! Three in a row. That was nice AND refreshing. She just needs to stop wiggling her hips. Seriously. Stop.

Matt Breitzke: I was trying to figure out what it was about him that was bugging me, and I realized it was the slow-moving dancing. This song needs some...I don't movements? Maybe? Yeah, umm...okay. He did okay. It didn't blow me away, but he didn't suck it, either, so that's good. He's a likeable guy, but it wasn't that great. Oh, well.

Jesse Langseth: Ooh! Kim Carnes! Huh. I don't like her voice --or maybe it's with this song? It just seems that there's not much variation in notes? Or something? So, it sounded boring and the same. And kind of...ummm...muffled? I don't know. I just didn't get it/like it. But that's okay.

Kai Kalama: He's kind of yummy! I mean...ahem...ooh, look over there! Okay. Umm...he did okay. Lots of okay's today! Wow. Anyway, he sounded good --I really like his voice --but it wasn't anything exciting or mind-blowing. Just okay.

Mishavonna Henson: She's actually pretty good. I don't think I like this song choice of hers, but I really like her voice. And she pulled it off just fine. But once again --I wasn't blown away or anything. Huh.
Maybe I'm just not impressed today?

Adam Lambert: He's kind of creepy to me. When he smiles, he looks great! But when he sings, he creeps me out. Why is this? My molly-Mormon-prude-ness? Perhaps it's because he's just creepy? Who knows. I am pregnant, though, so it could just be hormones. Anyway --his song was...meh. I guess I'm just not impressed. He has great stage performance, and the voice was pretty good, but I wasn't in love with it. I don't get it. Not him --me. I don't get why I'm so weirded out by all of these performances. Anyway, he did okay --some of it was fabulous, but some of it sucked. So, I don't know...

Who could go through to the Top 12:
Nick Mitchell (because people are funny that way), Allison Iraheta, Kris Allen, Megan Joy Corkrey, Matt Brietzke, or Adam Lambert.

Huh. So, even though this week was "whatever" to me, I have to admit they had much better singers than last week. Figures. Maybe that's why I picked 7 instead of 3? Not fair? Cheating? Whatevs. You know --like the whole show was last night.

What did you think?


Annette Lyon said...

It's still on the TiVo, waiting for me to watch it, so I have no opinion yet. I'll return to read yours after I've seen it!

Amber said...

Know what I think? I think it's the cheesy Kareoke(sp?) background music and singers. Really, it/they were buggin' me! I think the music they are singing to sounds SO cheesy.
I only saw the last 3 and I didn't like Kai's song choice, I thought Mishavonna did good. I liked hers. Adam's was kinda crazy but not too shabby. That's my 2 cents.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I hope you are having a good one. :) :0)

Fisher Family said...

Ooh, I think it will be Adam, Nick, and Allison! Congrats on the pregnancy! How have you been feeling?

Never A True Aggie said...

I only saw the last three singers and then the quick re-cap at the end. Whoa. I thought they all mostly stunk! Lots of out of tuneness. I don't like the format this year. I agree with you. I liked it better when they ahd more turns at bat to make up for a bad performance. The new judge is bugging me too.