Wednesday, March 25, 2009

American Idol - Season 8: Top 10

Tonight's American Idol is Motown Week...aka the theme from every other season...or Alexis must be pissed she got voted out.

Matt Giraud "Let's Get It On" by Marvin Gaye
Very nice way of starting the night. Smooth vocals, although as a performer, I think I prefer on the piano.

Kris Allen "How Sweet It Is" by Marvin Gaye
I loved and agree with the judges. He made the song his own and didn't use any other interpretation. Wonderful job.

Scott MacIntyre "Can't Hurry Love" by The Supremes
Eh. I didn't like it. Agreed that the other song he wanted would have been, but I bet they wouldn't clear it for him. And with the combo of lukewarm comments and an early start, he might be the one going home.

Megan Corkery "For Once In My Life" by Stevie Wonder
What a disaster. Yes, I was entertained by it, because of it's trainwreck proportions, but wow. Can we please be rid of her? She got her ass handed to her by the judges (and the audience didn't care), but I think she'll be safe for one more week.

Anoop Desai "Oh, Baby, Baby" by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
Loverly. Love his voice and the song suited him well. Glad to see he's back on track.

Michael Sarver "Ain't Too Proud To Beg" by The Temptations
One of my favorite songs of all time and he murdered it. Boo. What a wasted performance.

Lil Rounds "Heatwave" by Martha Reeves and the Vandelles
Idol Rule #285: Thou Shall Not Sing "Heatwave" Or Thou Will Suffer the Bottom Three. I think Lil will avoid it, because she was trying to have a moment this week (agree with Simon, didn't work) and maybe she'll actually step it up next week.

Adam Lambert "Tracks of My Tears" by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
Wow. Did not think he had that in him. My favorite Smokey song and he did it justice. Best of the night.

Danny Gokey "Get Ready" by The Temptations
Love the song, but Danny was kinda screaming it. I will say that it was probably his best (the genre works for him), so there's that, although he pretty much said fuck you to Smokey by not taking his advice.

Allison Iraheta "Papa Was a Rolling Stone" by The Temptations
Love the song, love Allison and I liked what she did, but David Hernandez owns this one. His version last year during the semis was the best interpretations of this one. But Allison was good.

1. Adam
2. Kris
3. Allison
4. Anoop
5. Matt
6. Danny
7. Lil
8. Michael
9. Scott
10. Megan

Bottom Three Predictions:
Megan, Scott and Michael. They will send Megan back to the couches (but not before giving her a scolding on why she sucks) and then leave us with Sarver vs MacIntyre.

Goodbye to...
Scott MacIntyre. Michael and Megan got worse reviews, but we all know getting the worst reviews of the night (when it's still a group this deep) won't get you kicked. Mediocre reviews with an early start time get you booted. Sorry Scott!

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