American Idol 8 – Top 9 – Results [review]April 2, 2009
So! The results show was better than I expected. Seriously.
Megan Joy Corkrey was sent home this week. That was predictable. No shockers or people-who-shouldnt-be-in-the-bottom-three-but-they-appeared-there-for-no-reason. Thank you, Idol. Megan was a good sport from the start, I loved her quirky personality and bright outlook on everything. Even while hitting the bottom three she still managed to smile and wave at the camera every single time, its like she’s completely oblivious to the fact that she’s going home. And when she retorted that she didn’t care about Simon’s opinion, that sealed her fate on the show. Nevertheless, she’s a good person, the kind of person you’d wanna hang out with. Goodbye Megan! CAW CAW!
Allison Iraheta landed in the bottom three along with Anoop Desai. Anoop’s there because he had a bad week. Allison is there simply because she do not have enough fans. Which is a pity cause this girl can rock. I think out of the remaining contestants, the ones with the biggest and most solid fanbases are Adam and Danny’s. Duh. Lil seems to have quite a big following as well. While for people like Matt, Kris and Allison, it depends on how well they do each week. They’ll receive votes from their comparatively smaller fanbases, and some boost from non-fans as well for their good performance.
I’m putting my bets on now. Either Adam Lambert or Danny Gokey will be in the finals. I don’t think there’ll be room for two of them, one of them will do. They can’t not win by the rate of their votes every week. It’s too high. Hopefully a dark horse will gallop around soon. So far, its fair game for everyone.
Other than the usual stuff, I think its totally great that Idol decided to show some behind-the-scenes stuff. Like the scenes from the mansion, studio recordings and just the daily routine of being on the show. We get to see what the Idols do and connect with them more. Matt being the impersonator totally cracked me up. His carbon copy of Danny’s “Hero” was totally spot on. Even Scott and his quadruple chocolate cake was funny. So was Anoop’s impersonation of Kris. Allison and Danny’s weren’t that good though. Hehe.
All in all, I think the highlights of the night would have to be the performances. David Cook totally rocked it with is new single. Hope that’ll boost sales! GO COOK! It’s nice to see him grace the stage again with his AC guitar. Who cares if its pre-taped. It’s DAVID COOK!! And congrats to Cook for his new frame for achieving platinum sales for his debut album. He can hang it next to his shiny “The Time of My Life” one.
However, Lady Gaga totally stole the show. She was AMAZING. I love the acoustic version of “Poker Face”, which then evolved into the main version. Genius. If Lady Gaga were to be an Idol contestant, the others can kiss the title goodbye. Lady Gaga was on fire!! Crazy dance moves + great singing = ZOMG performance. I hate the zipper thing around her eye though, that was creepy.
Allison’s “Hello familiar chair!” is stuck in my head. Something tells me she’s going to get along with those chairs more than she thinks.
Next week’s theme, “Songs From the Year You Were Born”. I’ll be looking forward to that. Here’s to Anoop or Scott leaving next week.
PO PO PO POKER FACE PO PO POKER FACE!
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