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American Idol – Songs From The Movies

Considering the Idol’s had a vast range of songs to choose from I found tonight’s episode lacking in any highly memorable moments.

Yes Adam Lambert’s performance was the highlight, and it was a pity he did not break out the glitter lycra for his glam rock rendition of Born To Be Wild.  But as Simon alluded it was a bit musical theatreish.

Danny Gokey the other front runner has decided (or it has been decided for him) that he needs to slick up his image, and the contacts are in and the glasses are gone. Personally he still does nothing for him. His pick of Endless Love was a smart song choice as there was no way the judges could give him a bollocking as he was obviously getting his inspiration from his dead wife.

Lil Rounds version of The Rose was abysmal. I really don’t see a recording contract for her post Idol. She has done not one good song since she made top 12, and I am surprised she is still here.

Alison Irahae rendition of Aerosmith’s Don’t Want To Miss A Thing  was good but not one of my favourite performances of hers. I notice Simon  Cowell was starting to pimp her as a potential winner of the show. I hope this does not mean she will get voted out tomorrow night.

Kris Allen was ordinary, and I get the feeling he may have peaked two weeks ago and it may all be downhill from here.

And lastly I think Anoop and Matt Giraud time is limited unless they can pull something sensational out of the performance repetoire next week.

Either Anoop or Lil to be eliminated.

The other sheer lunacy of the show was two judges only talking to each song because of time reasons. It indicates to me the three judge format does not work.


1 RRr { 04.16.09 at 10:03 am }

The two judges at a time was ridiculous. If the judges get their comments out without the “you know”, “for me”, “for you”, “i don’t know”, “so….the thing is”…blah blah, there would be enough time for ALL four judges. Simon needs to judge! And how convenient that he got to comment on Adam, Danny, Allison, and Lil?

2 Injera { 04.16.09 at 10:28 am }

I was hugely disappointed with last night’s ep. For a start, I thought that the Idols would be singing songs from Tarantino’s movies and I was quite excited by the prospect of Adam singing “Girl, You’ll be a Woman Soon”. Lil could’ve had a crack at Randy Crawford’s “Street Life” and somebody – please! anybody? – would have earned a place in my heart by singing “Coconut”. Such riches! Such a waste…

As it was, amongst the performers only Adam was worth watching and, for the judges, it was fun watching Simon make faces when it wasn’t his “turn” to judge. What a stupid idea – two and two. Who cares what Kara and Randy think? (And did anybody else think that both their outfits made it look as though they were wearing seat-belts?)

The only other plus – I discovered that I am actually living with Simon Cowell. My partner pre-empted all of Simon’s lines, so I’m going to surreptitiously tape him and suggest him as a replacement when Simon moves on…

3 Injera { 04.16.09 at 10:29 am }

Oh, and is it just me, or is Tarantino a dead ringer for Crispin Glover as George McFly?

4 Reality Raver { 04.16.09 at 10:57 am }

Injera- Do you play to role of Paula Abdul to his Simon?? Lol re: the Crispin Glover – agree. Poor quentin did not improve with age as some geeky guys do.

RRR – The 2 judges was a disaster. Agree with you that it WAS NOT random the people that Simon got to judge.

5 Injera { 04.16.09 at 11:07 am }

Hadn’t thought of my role as Paula, however I have usually had a couple of glasses of wine so am increasingly incoherent… Guess that’s a yes!

6 Culinary Boner { 04.16.09 at 11:21 am }

As Injera suggests ‘Coconut’ would have been super cool…

She put the lime in the coconut, she drank ’em both up (3x)
Put the lime in the coconut, she called the doctor, woke him up, and said

Doctor, ain’t there nothin’ I can take, I said
Doctor, to relieve this bellyache, I said
Doctor, ain’t there nothin’ I can take, I said
Doctor, to relieve this bellyache…