Sorry I didn't blog last night, I was taking a breather after learning I was no longer employed. No need for a pity party- things will be fine. :) Fortunately, I have plenty of wonderful friends and family that are offering help and support.
My thoughts on last night--- meh. I enjoyed the shorter show, but it really seemed to be lacking in excitement. We may have the most boring top 12 in history this year. Instead of the cream of the crop, I feel like we might be getting the shiniest turds. It reminds me of the Year of Sanjaya. Looking at tonight, with the less dynamic batch of dudes, I am less than excited. Just glad that self righteous asshole got eliminated last week. :)
Haven't we had enough of this "ladies cuddling up to Simon" bit.
Lee Dewyze, "10,000 Fireflies"- the "Everyman" is making this song his own, alright. And it is no bueno. Randy said it was pitchy, but he made it work. Ellen likes that it is rock. Kara said that he made it a better song, blah blah blah. Simon says there is nothing to rave about. Thank goodness one of the judges is on it.
Alex Lambert- "Trouble"- I swear someone told him to sing this... and it is a good idea. It looks like he has gained some confidence- now he has to ditch the mullet... I am watching this with my tough Marine sister, who is concerned with his mullet as well. Randy didn't like it, because he is negative nancy this year, and I don't remember what the rest said. Ellen mentioned the banana again.
Tim Urban- "Hallelujah"- Sister says "he better not ruin this song." It is ok. I have never really liked this song personally, but I didn't feel one way or another about it. Randy hated it. Ellen had to get up and hug him. And it was really weird. Kara loved it, because she was really feeling it. Simon loved it. Tim talks about how he is grateful for all the judge's constructive criticism.
Andrew Garcia- "Genie in a Bottle"- Ha, love this. Sister is laughing. Said "Jack Osbourne called, he wants his look back. " Good call sister. I like this dude's voice. Randy said it didn't quite work for him, it was pitchy, had no range, blah blah blah. Ellen liked it, but thinks the "genie came out of the bottle a little too late." Kara talked about him peaking too early. Wonder if that is a regular problem. (wink wink) Simon thought it was "desperate," and "over-thought." Which it was. Because the judges have basically been talking about how he should be going back to what they loved.
Casey James- " You'll Think of Me" - I dig this dude's voice. I am sure the judges are going to say they didn't feel enough emotion. Randy said it was safe. Ellen loved it. Kara says it is better than last week, but it is missing that spark. Simon is meh. Said it was sincere but no something they will be remembering.
Aaron Kelly- "I'm Already There"- Of course. Ugh. Terrible. very shaky. And can we have a moment about believability? What life experience does this 16 YO have regarding being away from his kid? And it is rough. And Pitchy. Yes, with a capital P. Randy is an idiot. Ellen said it was a little too much song for him. Excellent. Kara brings up the fact that it is not relevant to his life. Simon says that is rubbish. Wow. Simon says it is the right type of song, but not a great vocal. And points out that they can't keep putting people down different paths, because they are all getting confused.
Todrick Hall- "Somebody to Love"- Of COURSE he is singing/ruining a Queen song. This guy makes me mental. OF COURSE Randy likes it. Ugh, todirck's mom is waring a shirt with his name on it. Lame. Ellen thought it was kinda gospel, in a good way. Kara said it was good singing, but it was SO DRAMATIC. Simon said it was good in parts, and tonight he has learned that it is helping him to learn about him as an artist.
Michael Lynche- "This Woman's Work"- To be honest, I missed most of the performance, but it sounded good. Randy is shitting his pants. Ellen is geeking out, and calls him the one to beat. Kara cried, and it was so PUT ON. And my sister is dying of laughter. Simon hugs Kara, and says it was so needed tonight, because he 100% nailed it. Best performance of all the live shows.
Smell ya later.
5 weeks ago