Archive for March, 2009

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American Idol 8 – Top 10 – Studio Recordings [download]

March 28, 2009

I’m back up guys! And here are the studio recordings as promised! I hope you guys didn’t wait too long for this, my sincere apologies! Exams are inevitable, unfortunately.

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- American Idol 8 – Top 10 Studio Recordings -
50 Years of Motown Week

Track List:

  1. Matt Giraud – “Let’s Get It On”
  2. Kris Allen – “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)”
  3. Scott MacIntyre – “You Can’t Hurry Love”
  4. Megan Joy – “For Once In My Life”
  5. Anoop Desai – “Ooo Baby Baby”
  6. Michael Sarver – “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg”
  7. Lil Rounds – “(Love Is Like A) Heatwave”
  8. Adam Lambert – “The Tracks Of My Tears”
  9. Danny Gokey – “Get Ready”
  10. Allison Iraheta – “Papa Was A Rolling Stone”

While most are listenable, the standout track is Matt Giraud’s. His simply sound the best. Danny Gokey and Scott MacIntyre have equally horrible song choices. I expected more from Allison Iraheta and Adam Lambert’s tracks, but they sounded better live with their own versions. I think its super cool that the contestants get to record their voices over the original tunes in the background.

I might as well compile my weekly reviews in this post. Firstly, WTF? First Alexis Grace, next Matt Giraud? Matt did not deserve to be in the bottom two at all. He was awesome this week, one of the best of the night. Him being there just sends angry impulses down my spine. I seriously hope that doesn’t happen again. Michael Sarver was eliminated, thankfully. No save from the judges too. We expected that. But Matt, THAT was shocking. And uncalled for.

And another thing, Megan Joy Corkrey is now officially known as Megan Joy only. *headdesks* Time to change your tags, guys.

A tribute to Michael Sarver.

Enjoy! Please leave comments!

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Love Me, Hate Me, Say What You Want About Me.

March 22, 2009

Hey guys!

I’m not going to be around for this whole week until the weekend. So I won’t be updating the blog with my usual posts anytime soon!

I will be posting my AI reviews and the studio recordings post on this weekend, so I hope you’ll wait patiently for that! I will be up and running, back on business as usual next week.

Thanks for understanding, and keep supporting!

Love you guys!

Cheers!

Love and peace,
Raph

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American Idol 8 – Top 11 – Studio Recordings [download]

March 19, 2009

Thanks for the support guys. Keep ‘em comin’! I’m going with Mediafire for the whole season, since you guys have no objections with that. This week, the Idols tackle country music.

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- American Idol 8 – Top 11 Studio Recordings -
Grand Ole Opry Week

Track List:

  1. Michael Sarver - “Ain’t Goin’ Down (Till the Sun Comes Up)”
  2. Allison Iraheta - “Blame It On Your Heart”
  3. Kris Allen - “To Make You Feel My Love”
  4. Lil Rounds - “Independence Day”
  5. Adam Lambert – “Ring Of Fire”
  6. Scott MacIntyre - “Wild Angels”
  7. Alexis Grace - “Jolene”
  8. Danny Gokey – “Jesus Take the Wheel”
  9. Anoop Desai - “Always On My Mind”
  10. Megan Joy Corkrey – “Walkin’ After Midnight”
  11. Matt Giraud – “So Small”

Most of the tracks are decent, I love a lot of them. Turns out they can sing country afterall. Standouts tracks are Matt Giraud and Kris Allen’s. These two totally own the others this week. Amazing tracks with amazing vocals. Must have.

A tribute to the unjustful elimination of Alexis Grace.

Enjoy! Please leave comments!

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American Idol 8 – Top 11 – Results [review]

March 19, 2009

I still feel that the show is getting clumsier and messier each week.  This show is, unfortunately, going down the drain.

Stupid judges save. Alexis Grace got the boot this week. And that just shows how cruel America can be. One bad performance and you’re axed. The judges didn’t even bother to save her. I was desperately hoping that they’ll use the save on Alexis and dispose of it once and for all. It’s an evil thing, I tell ya!

alexis grace

Of course, despite singing her heart and soul out and choking on lyrics and already on the verge of tears, the judges thought “it wasn’t good enough.” Well, DUH! She’s obviously nervous and sad that she’s going home! How can a person who’s just received bad news sing well? Poor Alexis.

Although Alexis’ elimination wasn’t shocking (but unjust), Michael Sarver being in the bottom 3 was. Michael was one of the best yesterday, I felt that him being in the bottom 3 was just unfair. Allison Iraheta did decent too. These two shouldn’t be sitting on the stools at all. Fans, that’s what they’re lacking… Well, at least they’re going on tour!

Carrie Underwood came out. WTF is she wearing? Her dresser/stylist should be fired. Hehe. She sang beautifully though, while Randy Travis only sang like, what, 5 lines?

Motown week next week! Imagine how Alexis could’ve shine doing them bluezy songs.

GO MATT G!

AI8 – Alexis = good or bad? Please leave commens!

[Pics from Yahoo!]

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American Idol 8 – Top 11 [review]

March 18, 2009

Quick sprints!

Michael Sarver – The tongue-tying Norwegian! No idea what he sang, but loved his energy and his jokes. The quotes that came out of his mouth were more golden than Simon’s tonight. “If we were all perfect, we wouldn’t need this show.” WORD.

Allison Iraheta - Loved her. Loved her energy. She kept doing twos with her fingers. You know what? Dialidol.com placed her second to last tonight. Foreshadowing much? Hmmm…

Kris Allen – He shaved. Hehe! Very nice performance. Very heartwarming and sincere. Simon loved it and hinted that Kris could win this thing. He’s having a boycrush.

Lil Rounds – Painful. Painful whole way through. So awkward during judging. Poor Little. Hope you do better next time.

Adam Lambert – One expression:  0.O Ummm… What? Was is supposed to be satanic? Demotic? Hypnotic? Emo? Goth? Rock? EROTIC? Oh wait, its country week… Super weird. I could only glance at my TV screen in horror.

Scott MacIntyre – *yawn* Here comes the ballads! It was boring, but I must admit, Scott sure can crack jokes. I’m on Paula’s side, no more piano driven inspirational angel loving songs,  please. Simon vs Paula was hilarious.

Alexis Grace – I blame it on you, Ryan Seacrest. The whole way through Alexis’ performance I was thinking how much she looks like Dolly Parton. Whoa. Why “Jolene”? I didn’t really like it. Brooke White last season nailed the song though.

Danny Gokey – thinks he is an angel. *pukes* What’s up with the white overcoat with the popped up collar? He looks like a chubby polar bear with glasses. No offense, Danny. Besides dressing as an angel, he butchered Carrie Underwood’s “Jesus Take the Wheel”. Butchered as in ruined it. I preferred his first half of his song rather than his screechy second half, to be honest. Paula doesn’t want to admit that she’s wrong about Danny.

Anoop Desai – Anoop? You’re still there? I barely noticed. I walked away to grab some food during his performance. I heard that he ressurected from the dead. Oooh. He can join Danny the angel.

Megan Corkrey - I refuse to say Megan Joy. Poor Megan was sick with the flu. She did decent though despite the bad coughing. She looked absolutely stunning, singing aside. STUNNING.

Matt Giraud – I was right about him getting the pimp spot this week. Matt did “So Small”. T’was AMAZING. Seriously. AMAZING. I cannot wait for the studio version of this. Matt got compared to Michael Buble today. Let’s see… He’s got Elliott Yamin, Taylor Hicks, Justin Timberlake and Michael Buble under his belt. Wonder what he’ll get next week. Again, Matt was AMAZING. Paula almost burst into tears. Go figure!

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DialIdol hates Megan, Allison and Alexis. NOOOOOO…

My Top 3: Matt, Kris, Michael.
My Bottom 3: Lil, Adam, Alexis/Scott.
Who Should Go Home: Lil,  Scott.
Who Will Go Home: Alexis/Megan.
I Want Him/Her to Go Home ASAP: Anoop.

I hate the judges’ save. Its so bias.
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What do you think? Who did the best? Who sucked? Leave your comments!

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American Idol 8 – Top 13 – Studio Recordings [download]

March 14, 2009

Sorry for the slow upload! I’ve finally upped them since you guys asked for it. I’ll be uploading the studio recordings every week, so you know where to find them! Last year I uploaded the files to Evilshare, this year I’ve decided to change to Mediafire, hope you guys don’t mind that. I’m open to any suggestions! I will also be making my own album artworks every week, so hope you guys love them!

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- American Idol 8 – Top 13 Studio Recordings -
Michael Jackson Week

Track List:

  1. Lil Rounds – The Way You Make Me Feel
  2. Scott MacIntyre – Keep The Faith
  3. Danny Gokey – P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
  4. Michael Sarver – You Are Not Alone
  5. Jasmine Murray - I’ll Be There
  6. Kris Allen – Remember The Time
  7. Allison Iraheta – Give In to Me
  8. Anoop Desai – Beat It
  9. Jorge Nunez – Never Can Say Goodbye
  10. Megan Joy Corkrey – Rockin Robin
  11. Adam Lambert – Black Or White
  12. Matt Giraud – Human Nature
  13. Alexis Grace – Dirty Diana

Some tracks are enjoyable, while others are downright annoying just as it was live. Scott MacIntyre and Megan Corkrey sound better in the studio, Matt Giraud and Adam Lambert are just as amazing, and Anoop Desai and Jorge Nunez’s tracks are painful to listen to.

A tribute to Jasmine Murray & Jorge Nunez.

Enjoy! Please leave comments!

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American Idol 8 – Top 13 – Results [review]

March 12, 2009

What a clumsy result show. Anyone else felt that? Everything was disorganized, Ryan was singing, the cameras were inattentive, the contestants were not well informed, Ryan was talking funny, and Jorge sounded horrible. Tsk. What has the show came to.

Anyways! The new twist was revealed. The judges will have one and ONLY ONE chance to save  a contestant that they think is worthy of staying for another week. Consequently, two contestants will be eliminated in the next week. The whole purpose of this is to avoid another “shocker elimination”. I think that’s just silly. Shocker goners = fun. It’s they try to twist the show so much the whole thing is now twisted. As if it wasn’t confusing enough already.

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We got introduced to the new mansion that the top 13 are staying in. It looks cool and swanky, with a bowling alley and huge bathtubs and a swimming pool, but its nowhere near as great as the houses from ANTM. The contestants are of course psyched to be staying there. Who wouldn’t be?

The “bottom four” (Ryan didn’t really say who were at the bottom) were Anoop Desai, Megan Corkrey, Jasmine Murray and Jorge Nunez. No surprises, the four of them did the worst. I’m glad the results were justified. Jasmine and Jorge were sent packing. Goodbye Jsquared. We wont miss you. Seriously. Jasmine is a fine girl, but she just doesn’t connect with the audience, and her performances are so… off. Jorge on the other hand had a horrible night. He was atrocious. With his ridiculously accented “NO, NO, NO” at the ending of his song, it was painful. Judges didn’t even bother to save them. I would’ve sent Anoop home though, his performance was second to last worst. Alas, he’s got a huge fanbase…

jorge nunez

Contestant blunders! Ryan’s on crack tonight. Wassup with the last names, Seacrest? He made the contestants all jumpy and nervous. First, Matt Giraud was heading to the centre of the stage already before he was stopped by Allison Iraheta and Michael Sarver. Next, Kris Allen volunteered to walk to the centre of the stage as well, before realizing Megan was the one who should be taking the walk. It was definitely funny to watch them mess up. Best part of the whole one hour show, in my opinion.

Kelly Clarkson performed! Love her. It’s like Idol is trying their best to keep refreshing our minds (as if we need it) every single week that they own Kelly and that she is ‘the original Idol’. Fail. Kanye West performed. Whatever. He was jumping all over.

New goodbye song! It’s Carrie Underwood’s “Home Sweet Home”. I would prefer David Cook’s “A Daily AntheM” though.

We say goodbye to Jasmine and Jorge. Now the real competition begins!

GO MATT G!

What do you think? Satisfied with the results? Who did the best? Who was the worst?

I miss Season 7.

[Pics from Yahoo!]

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