Wednesday, May 6, 2009

American Idol '09

Welcome to the jungle
We take it day by day
If you want it you're gonna bleed
But it's the price you pay

Gun N’ Roses

It is Rock night for our Fab Four. Which should pretty much make it easy for them all to find good songs to sing since that covers 1000’s of tunes. The biggest drawback that I can see is a lot of the songs could be really up-tempo and cause Paula to stand up and dance like a drunken bar wench.

The rumor out on the street is that each contest will be doing a song solo And a duet with a fellow contestant. How great would it be if Adam and Danny sang Wham’s “Careless Whisper” or Culture Club’s “Do you Really Want to Hurt Me”

And of course tonight’s guest mentor is Slash – while I hate the mentor-thing – I love me some Slash. I have no idea if he can still speak in complete sentences but I’m looking forward to him none the less.

And This is American Idol!!!!!!

Ryan is way too formal for rock night. Dude get some jeans and an old Zeppelin shirt.

Our Fab Four are looking their rocky best. I give Allison credit for looking the best overall, Adam the most outrageous, Danny the tamest and Kris the most out of character.

Nice video montage of Slash’s career and his approach to mentoring. He’s at the Roxy with a band and rocking with the idolettes. My favorite mentor by 1000 miles.

Adam is doing “Whole Lotta Love” by Zeppelin. He’s definitely got the pipes to do Robert Plant and he’s got the “Gay Bikers on Acid” look down pat. This song’s got more than enough crazy vocals for him to have fun with. And Adam kills it! Randy says Slash and Adam should do an album – exactly what I said during the song. Kara just goes totally “Paula” and really needs to be hosed down or horse whipped or flogged on the quarter-deck. Plus what’s with the ridiculous Rocker Chick look? It ain’t you babe. Paula probably lusted after Adam too but I’m trying not to listen to her tonight, it makes me homicidal. Simon basically calls it impossible to top.

Allison is singing Joplin’s “Cry Baby”. Miss Allison is sporting some new hair-do that she got from Adam’s stylist. And some black lizard-skin pants. Slash says she needs to get over her fear (which has been her problem this year). I think the advice helped, she looks more relaxed and comfortable in her skin. Randy doesn’t love the song choice says she should have done a song with more melody. Kara says she looked nervous – I don’t think she did. Paula says she should play Janis in a movie. Simon thinks she looked comfortable.

Up next we get Kris and Danny doing a duet. Man I hope this isn’t totally fruity. Oh who am I kidding that’s exactly what I’m hoping for. That means Allison and Adam will be singing together later – cool.

Kris and Danny are doing Styx’s “Renegade”. Have I ever told you people how much I hate Styx? No? I’d rather listen to Paula Abdul’s new album than Styx. That being said I actually like this version better than the original. They did well together (and this from a Danny Hater). Randy likes it. Kara calls it pitchy but good overall. Paula and ‘the girls’ babble. Simon says Danny was better than Kris. True.

And we are back with Kris who is singing “Come Together” by The Beatles. Kris gets to play Slash’s guitar – freaking cool!!! I’m not sure about the song choice; Kris doesn’t seem ‘bad’ enough for this song. Instead of The Beatles it sounds more like Aerosmith Light. Kris looks like he is having fun but he’s not a rock dude. Maybe he should have picked a mellower song. Randy liked it ok. Kara did not. Holy cow I find myself agreeing with Kara. Paula speaks and I stick ice picks in my ears. Someone let me know what she said. Simon calls it boring and safe and it’s like eating mice for lunch – huh? Oh he said ice. Huh?

Danny is singing “Dream On” by Aerosmith. Slash says Danny could go either way. Well now. I think Danny can do well with the slow parts of the song but is he gonna try and hit the high rocking parts? Well yes it appears so. Curse you Danny who have Paula dancing and a jiggling. I did not like the last half of that song. And he really can’t pull-off the tough rocker guy thing. I do give him credit for trying it. Randy agrees with me. Biker Babe Kara is not impressed either. She says she sees Danny doing earlier Aerosmith like "Crazy" or "Cryin’”. Kara, “Dream On” is from Aerosmith’s first album released in 1973! “Crazy” and “Cryin’” are from the 90’s! Some industry insider she is. The Dancing’ Lush says it’s not the right choice for him. Simon compares the last note to a horror movie scream but then puts in a plug for Danny. Why? Well because he’s Danny Gokey – one of the chosen ones.

And we finish off the evening with Adam and Allison singing “Slow Ride” by Foghat. Quite the interesting pants selection by Adam. A bit like Elvis in ‘Jailhouse Rock’. Unlike Chris and Danny, Adam and Allison actually look like they like each other and are having fun. Whereas Kris looked ticked to be stuck with Danny. Ok that was a whole lotta fun. RanKarula loved it and thinks they should record a duet together – why not? They share hairstylists. Simon says Adam may have saved Allison – whatever. Allison wasn’t bottom 3 last week Simon.

I liked the duets and say bring them back next year.

Prediction time.

It no longer matters when Adam gets the boot; he’s going to get a chance to make a record. Of course we have known that for weeks.

1. Adam – love him/hate him. He’s got some serious pipes
2. Allison - she seems to get more and more comfortable each week. Don’t think she can win but I can see her getting to the finals with Adam.
3. Danny – I can’t believe I’m putting him above Kris. But his solo was just as bad as Kris’s but he was the better half of the duet. I feel dirty now. I need a shower
4. Kris – sorry dude. I think it could be the end of the road for you. But I’m pulling for you. Vote for Kris people! Send Danny home!

But since this is basically a popularity contest at this point and no longer a singing contest, I have no idea who will go home tomorrow night. It could be any of the four – and that includes Adam.


momto5minnies said...

I can't wait to see who goes home. I think it is pretty safe to say that Adam will be SAFE, but I don't know about the other 3. There are still those (like me) who will pull for Kris even though he didn't shine last night.

We'll see ...

Mary said...

I almost agree 100% with your rankings, but I gotta put Danny at the bottom. Steven Tyler he ain't. That shrieking at the end caused our cats to run up the walls! Oh, maybe that was me.

Not much likelihood of ditching Danny--I'm really afraid that it will be Allison, which would be just wrong. Only Adam is probably safe for sure.

Mary @ cheerios said...

Hey! I will have to go with Kris or Allison leaving, although Alison leaving would be awful! I think she is a great singer so it's up for grabs!
As for Danny last night-eeeeek! But everyone loves him (and his love life story!) and he is Christian and that ROCKS!