American Idol – Top 9 [recap]

April 2, 2008

It’s Dolly Parton night! The wannabes sang Dolly’s popular songs.Tonight came down to one conclusion… Simon obviously doesn’t get country music. Tsk tsk. All these contestants are definitely growing on me. Less of them hate posts. Hehe.


Syesha Mercado with the original version of “I Will Always Love You“, made popular by Whitney Houston. Syesha can never do me wrong. She looked amazing, sounded fantastic. She’s a hell of a star. If only America can see that. No doubt her studio recording will be amazing too. Her performance here.

D-D-David Archuleta did “Smoky Mountain Memories“. It was awesome, he always is. Simon loved it, and so does the world. If only he doesn’t look like fainting on stage. His performance here.

Carly Smithson sounded very nice tonight, singing “Here You Come Again“. She got great feedback, with the exception of Simon, who hated her wardrobe. Uhhh… Talk about fashion sense. Her performance here.

David Cook sang “Little Sparrow“. David finally changed his hairstyle! Me likey! He’s less emo now. XD I thought his song was great, and it was good that he credited those who made the original arrangements of his previous performances before the show. Judges loved. David was rushed to the hospital the day before… Oh my. Poor guy. Hope he can make it through! His performance here.


Jolene” was sung by Brooke White. I love her song choices, they always suit her, or rather, she made them her own. I liked her little band beside her, even though Simon hated it. Her performance here.

KKKKKKristy Lee Cook sung “Coat Of Many Colours“. It wasn’t that bad! Country is definitely her genre, she has that country voice, so it was easy for her. Besides, she looked amazingly pretty. :O Oh-uh, am I turning into a Kristy fan? Her performance here.

Michael Johns with “It’s All Wrong, But It’s All Right“. I think he was one of the best of the night, but just not really my cup of tea. Anyway, he got the pimp spot = safe. Everyone loved it. His performance here.


Miss Ramiele Malubay with “Do I Ever Cross Your Mind“. Yes, Ramiele, you crossed my mind, but you’ve got to step it up! I thought it was good, but not good enough. She needs to choose better songs! Her performance here.

Jason Castro sang “Travelling Thru“. I don’t think it’s bad, but it’s alright! I’m frankly quite bored of Jason’s guitar. It’s definitely his best performance so far for me. I like how he presented the song. His performance here.

It’s very hard to throw away someone at this stage… I think all of them are great. Kristy’s country voice might save her another week. Ramiele and Jason might get thrown in the bottom 3 again. America is too deaf to get Syesha.

My bottom 3 predictions: Syesha, Kristy, Ramiele/Jason

My elimination prediction: Syesha/Ramiele


What do you think? Leave comments!

[Pics from Yahoo! TV]



  1. I would really love to have Syesha for another week! I didn’t like her at first, but I’m beginning to really love her performances. My bottom 3 prediction is the same as yours but I’m hoping for Ramiele to be voted off this week. 😡

  2. Ramiele made me dizzy, with all her bouncing up and down. Never been that crazy for Jason Castro or Kristy Lee Cook.

    I do like that this year the contestants can actually showcase their musical talenst and can play instruments this year.

  3. I think Jason should be tossed upp with THE AMAZING group, because I’ve never heard hos voice sound so strong and also I really liked his songchoice.

    Kristy Lee Cook should be in THE OKAY group. It was boooring. Just the same all throughout the song, nothing happened.

    Other than that I think you got it all right 🙂

  4. unfortunately, it was ramiele who got voted off tonight and it made me very sad. however, i had also predicted that she might be the one to leave tonight and damn me, i was right. i’m a big big fan of hers but not really crazy about her song choices. probably her song choices were affected by her family, being filipinos and all. for me most of her song choices are songs that filipinos would choose and would appreciate better than american listeners.

    not that i’m comparing, it’s just how i feel. i’m also a filipino so i absolutely know what i’m talking about. all in all, her performances in AI7 was WONDERFUL.

    i’m surprised that kristy lee cook is still on the show. hehe. it was so lucky of her that the challenge for this week is absolutely her genre coz i think if it wasn’t she’ll be the one to leave tonight. btw, i loved her song “God bless the USA” and I totally agree with you that she records fantastic pieces but she lacks stage presence.

    now that ramiele’s out i think (for me) that the top 3 would be david archuleta, david, and hopefully carly smithson or probably brooke whites.

    let’s still support the remaining contestants! love all of them.

    PS i must say that i love your site. simple yet helpful. keep it up!

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