Tuesday, March 17, 2009

American Idol - Season 8: Top 11

Tonight's American Idol is Grand Ole Opry Week aka Country Week. Yeeeeeehaw!

Michael Sarver "Ain't Goin' Down ('Til the Sun Comes Up)" by Garth Brooks
He took a risk (due to the lyrics), but I don't think he was up to the task. Try again.

Allison Iraheta "Blame It on Your Heart" by Patty Loveless
Outside of the contestants who mixed their songs up, Allison was the only one who stuck to the country song, without changing it up, and still made it sound her own. Very nice work.

Kris Allen "To Make You Feel My Love" by Garth Brooks
This was by far, the best performance of the night. Loves it.

Lil Rounds "Independence Day" by Martina McBride
I didn't like it when Carrie sang it 4xs when she was on, and I still don't like it. Plus I think Lil was crazy. She should have R&B'd it because otherwise, it becomes forgettable.

Adam Lambert "Ring of Fire" by Johnny Cash
It was an interesting arrangement, not sure if I loved it, but Adam's voice was killer. This will surely be a decisive performance.

Scott MacIntyre "Wild Angels" by Martina McBride
Can we have an embargo on Martina songs? They just are so hokey. Bah. Anyway, this was really safe and the judges made sure to not lay it on too thick, so he can get booted. Because having him on the tour would be nearly impossible.

Alexis Grace "Jolene" by Dolly Parton
The arrangement was awful. I really like Alexis, but this was not good. Shame. Brooke did it better last year.

Danny Gokey "Jesus Take the Wheel" by Carrie Underwood
Jesus hold my lunch. Bleh. The song blows (not even Carrie's version is good) and he overdid it. Next.

Anoop Desai "Always on My Mind" by Willie Nelson
And he's in it, to win it. If not for Kris, this would have been the best of the night. What a difference a week makes.

Megan Corkery "Walkin' After Midnight" by Patsy Cline
You know what sucks? When effing Kellie Pickler sings a song that you have picked and she does a better job with it. Yikes.

Matt Giraud "So Small" by Carrie Underwood
And that's how you make a Carrie song your own. Great work.

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

Bottom Three Predictions:
Alexis (because they gave her a bad review and she was left somewhere in the middle), Michael (because he was first and he wasn't good) and Scott (because he was also given the same criticism as Alexis). Michael is safe, which leaves Alexis vs Scott.

Goodbye to...
Scott MacIntyre. I really think the producers will ditch him because they don't want to deal with him during the tour.

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