American Idol 7 – Top 3 [recap]May 14, 2008
You’ve got to hand it to the judges. They are pros at choosing songs.
Tonight, each contestant performed three songs which consisted of the judges’ choice, the contestants’ choice and the producers’ choice. By a mile the judges knew what they were doing, and the contestants were completely clueless.
It was down to the top 3 – student vs actress vs bartender. Who will outlast the others?
Suprisingly, David Archuleta was the first one to go, singing:
- Paula’s choice: “And So It Goes“
- David’s choice: “With You“
- Producers’ choice: “Longer“
Wise Paula chose a song with high difficulty that suited him superbly. Ballads, ballads, ballads. David A can do no wrong with ballads. A bit boring, no? David chose Chris Brown’s “With You” for the second round. I have two thoughts about his second performance – 1st, he made it his own, it was nice; 2nd, he murdered the song. I guess it was smart choosing a song that everyone (especially you, tweentards and Noisy Screaming Little Girls (NSLG) ) know, and therefore making it a performance that people will like. His third song was announced and I could not help but sigh. Ballads, ballads, ballads. Zzzzzzz… Imagine David’s future album, packed full of gooey ballads, as Simon commented.
Overall, I think he did well. I have to comment on his wardrobe, whoever dressed him gave him really tight pants for the first round.
Syesha Mercado was stuck in the middle, being second. Her songs were:
- Randy’s choice: “If I Ain’t Got You”
- Syesha’s choice: “Fever“
- Producers’ choice: “Hit Me Up”
Syesha shone like a huge star in the first round. She looked gorgeous in her silver gown. Randy chose Alicia Keys’ hugely famous song. Syesha hit the right notes and it was a stellar performance. In the second round, Syesha went back in time and sang “Fever“, showing her sexy moves with a chair as a prop. The judges didn’t like that she didn’t showcase her singing ability. Her third song, “Hit Me Up” (which is from Happy Feet‘s soundtrack, sung by Gia Farell, love that song!) was a huge disappointment and I felt like she was set up. Come on producers, of all the songs you can choose from? Syesha barely sung any lines and was just pulling vocals throughout the whole performance.
Overall, I don’t think she did well enough with song choices, but who knows?
Pimped all the way, but no complaints, David Cook went last. He performed:
- Simon’s choice: “First Time Ever I Saw Your Face”
- David’s choice: “Dare You To Move”
- Producers’ choice: “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing”
The person who performs Simon Cowell’s song choice is guranteed a spot in the finale, and even winning. Same case scenario, Jordin Sparks last year. (what a coincidence, “Tattoo” is playing on the radio right now) The first song was nice, David sang the song amazingly with high notes, he deserves credit for that. His second song wasn’t that entertaining, but it was good nevertheless. The highlight of the night was definitely the closing song. It was amazing. AMAZING. No matter how much I hate that song.
Overall, Cook & Cowell ruled the night.
In my opinion, the best of each round:
- Round 1: Syesha
- Round 2: David A
- Round 3: David C
So each of them are pretty even, but, the results are incredibly obvious.
I have no doubts, no doubts at all, unless some crazy miracle happens, that the final 2 will be:
DAVID ARCHULETA VS DAVID COOK
Sorry Syesha. The David Squared will rule the whole season. In fact, they already did.
I hereby announce David Cook as the winner of AI7.
What do you think? Leave comments!
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