Australian Idol – Chris Isaak night.
Can Chris Isaak be a judge on Australian Idol every week? It was like he made the other judges and hosts lift their game, when they realised he was getting all the laughs. Ok I had had my first alcoholic beverage in a fortnight so I did find Kyle Sandilands getting up on stage mildly amusing.
Has anyone else noticed that Marcia when she is giving her opinion has to wiggle her head alot, as there is barely any movement on her face anymore. I did not think it was possible to get botox on top of botox, but I think she has managed it.
Chris Isaak was his gorgeous, witty and enigmatic self. In an interview I once read that he had never been in a long term relationship. I am starting to think his love for Sydney combined with him talking about getting into rings, that the lady killer crooner may not be that interested in the ladies.
Anyway tonight the top four Idol’s had to sing songs that had been number one in the USA. This was an obviously timed for last week’s Presidential election, and Andrew G let it be clear that he was very happy with Obama winning.
Wes Carr – When You Were Young – The Killers
It was always going to be a let down the next song Wes sung after last week’s Michael Jackson masterpiece. But the frenetic pace of the song just irritated me, as did his hair flying everywhere. The highlight his safari suit style top.
Wes Carr “What A Wonderful World” – Louis Armstrong
Wes’s strength is his ability to connect or sell a song. He told us that the reason he liked this song was it soothed him after his numerous nightmares as a child. This was a stronger performance, and for the first half of the song it was just Wes and his guitar, but it is not going to get Cadbury’s most memorable moment.
Kyle’s comment on it looked like a muppet song cracked me up.
Teale Jakubenko – John Mayer – No Such Thing
This week Teale confirmed for me what a tool he is by picking two songs by overrated singers. On that basis alone he deserves to go. Performance non-memorable.
“What Goes Around” – Justin Timberlake.
This song and performance was the equivalent on nails on a chalkboard. It irritated me. This guy is this year’s Marty Simpson – it bewilders me how both of these two singers made it to the final four.It is time to go
Mark Spano – Baby Did A Bad Bad Thing – Chris Issak
I was worried about Mark doing this, but it was in fact one of my favourite performances of his. Maybe because I was all Chris Isaak loved up.
“Everybody Hurts” REM
This may win the Cadbury’s moment and it was a lovely performance with him just playing guitar onstage and not pacing around.
Luke Dickens – Arms Wide Open – Creed
Firstly Luke looks ten times better with that chin fluff cut off or as Dicko said his merkin. One of Luke’s strengths has been song choices over the past few weeks, and tonight I think he blew it with this song. It was so repetative.
“One Of These Crazy Nights” Eagles
Does Luke think his fans are 2WS listeners as that was smack bang in the middle of the road. I hope for his sake that he has enough fans to keep him in as it will either him or Teale going home.