Wow. Tonight’s performance can be summarized in one single word: trainwreck. Every single contestant fell short tonight. There was absolutely no standouts. And what was with all the duo comments? I mean, if you can cut the crap at the beginning of the show (all the ‘Your Highness, Simon Cowell!!’ nonsense), we would have more airtime for the contestants and the judges! Ridiculous.
Allison Iraheta – I thought she did decent, not too bad, not great either. It felt kinda old watching Allison perform this song, it reminded me so much of David Cook’s performance last year. Allison did her rock thing, and the judges are definitely starting to pimp her towards the end, ala Jordin Sparks in Season 6.
Anoop Desai – I really really hate to say this, but I thought that Anoop was the best of the night. It was smart of Idol to place Anoop in the second spot, this way he won’t make as much impact as those performing somewhere near the end. Anoop sang the tender moments on spot. Like Kara said, he’s definitely found his niche. But its getting boring, frankly. Enough ballads.
Adam Lambert – Idol just don’t have the guts to let Adam sing first do they? Another screaming performance from Adam. Like Simon said, there will be a group who love it and a group who hate it. I’m in the latter group. Amazing vocals no doubt, but all that screaming is just getting old.
Matt Giraud – I hate to say this too, but Matt was rather weak this week. He started off well with just the piano, but when the band came in it all just went downhill. Bummer. He could’ve killed it with just the piano. And more of the artistry bull from Kara. You can’t force the contestants into a box. They need to show variety. Hopefully he’ll live another week!
Danny Gokey – Danny tried to spice it up without his glasses. And it failed. He sang nicely, but just like Adam and Anoop, it’s getting old. Enough of Mr Emotion. The judges seem to be tired of it too. Simon hates harps. Hehe.
Kris Allen – Ouch, Kris. He started off good but then it just fell flat. I couldn’t feel the connection that Kris usually projects. It was definitely switched off this week. His voice didn’t suit the song at all.
Lil Rounds – This was soooo painful to watch. I wonder what Idol was thinking, giving Lil the pimp spot? She ruined it, I guess. “The Rose” is a beautiful song and Lil didn’t do it justice at all. It was so flat and toneless because she can’t sing those low, slow, soft notes cause Lil is a powerhouse. Her performance just went on and on. It was dreadful. And the Simon-Lil battle was immensely cringe worthy. I was hoping Lil would just burst into tears on stage, but instead she held them back and challenged Simon. I think that just sealed her fate that she’s going to be eliminated. Please just send her home already, I don’t think I can bear another week of them fighting. That’ll solve all the drama. And Paula wasn’t giving her props at all, she was telling Lil goodbye.
Simon was whacky tonight. He had so many facial expressions. From the vomiting to the eye-rolling, it’s like he’s tired of this whole competition, which is sad. There are some news flying around that Simon is going to quit Idol after this season. I really hope that doesn’t happen; Simon is the glue that sticks the judges together. And probably the one that makes the most sense.
What a horrible night.
My Top 3 2: Anoop & Allison.
My Bottom 3: Lil, Kris, Adam.
Who Should Go Home: Lil.
Who Will Go Home: Lil.
I’m betting on a Adam vs Allison final two. Danny will fall short and land in the top 3.
What do you think? Please leave comments!