The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
David Cook – Hungry Like the Wolf
Syesha Mercado – Proud Mary – DOWNLOAD
Jason Castro – Mr. Tambourine – DOWNLOAD
David Archuleta – Love Me Tender – DOWNLOAD
The Music of Neil Diamond (studio recordings)
Jason Castro – Forever in Blue Jeans
David Cook – I’m Alive
Brooke White – I Am…I Said – DOWNLOAD
David Archuleta – Sweet Caroline – DOWNLOAD
Syesha Mercado – Hello Again – DOWNLOAD
The Andrew Lloyd Webber Song Book (studio recordings)
Syesha Mercado – One Rock ‘n’ Roll Too Many
Jason Castro – Memory
Brooke White – You Must Love Me – DOWNLOAD
David Archuleta – Think of Me – DOWNLOAD
Carly Smithson – (Jesus Christ) Superstar – DOWNLOAD
David Cook – The Music of the Night – DOWNLOAD
I can’t help it. I have to say something. Lol.
Syesha Mercado: I like Syesha. A few problems with the beginning of the stanzas. Rocked out the chorus. Is she Latina? Might be forgettable since she was on so early into the evening. I hope not.
Chikezie: Not one of my favourites on the show. Loved his performance tonight.
Ramiele Malubay: Didn’t like her in the beginning (very throaty singing) but got better during the Top 24. Must be the vocal coaching. Getting kinda boring right now.
Jason Castro: He’s a cutey. I liked his performance. I actually agree with Paula Abdul. lol. I’m not a fan of dreadlocks. He is Latino. That’s hot.
Carly Smithson: Sang the song well but for some reason it bored me. The judges had wonderful things to say about the performance. Maybe the energy didn’t come through the television. I do love Carly’s vocals though.
David Cook: Had a few pitch problems but I really wish I could sound like that. I wanna be all “rock”. lol. I really like this guy. That voice is awesome. Do people naturally sound like that or do they train their voice?
Brooke White: Awesome. This girl is a performer fo’sho! Not the best pipes on the show but I think she has the most presence among the ladies. What? There are other ladies on this show? All I can remember is Brooke.
David Hernandez: Yawn. Not the worst performance of the evening for me. Not really one of my favourites. I don’t like the accent he has when he sings. And I find that weird nasal vowel that comes out every now and then annoying, on him. Definitely bottom 2, for me, tonight.
Amanda Overmyer: I like her. I like that she sounds different. I am, however, tired of that scarf. I think she did really well. Did you hear about her nude photos? Well, it seems, someone from her town in trying to sell nude pics of Amanda to the highest bidder. Dunno if it’s true. I don’t actually wanna see that. lol.
Michael Johns: If I were to have a secret season 7 crush, it would be this guy. But then if I had a secret crush on him, I probably wouldn’t blog about it because it’s a secret. Okay. So, I have a tiny crush on him. Again, it’s that rockery voice. I’d probably crush David Cook, but I don’t like his hair and I find his chin funny. Just don’t tell anyone because I’m going for a hardcore David Archuleta fangirl image. lol.
Kristy Lee Cook: Worst performance of the evening. I agree with Simon. Horrible arrangement. I actually sat up to try and hear the fiddle because I thought that concentrating on that sound might help. Unfortunately, the vocals and the instruments did not go very well together. If I turned up the volume it probably would have felt like fingernails on a chalkboard.
David Archuleta: You know I love him. No, I do not like that Michael Johns. David has a “forgetting the lyrics problem”. How do I know this? I download every video and song on the net that has David Archuleta singing. Yes, I am a crazy fangirl. It happens. I’ll get over it when American Idol is over. Bad job, David. But it’s okay. You have a lot of fans. No worries.
Bottom 3 for me…
Kristy Lee Cook
I read this story about how American Idol Season 7 is full of plants. That people (Simon Fuller, Simon Cowell and Nigel Lythgoe) are conspiring with artists and artist management to fill the top 24 with people who are talented but have had less than expected success from their music careers.
It looks like last year’s Sanjaya Fever has convinced the American Idol producers to find ways to make sure epidemics like Sanjaya Fever never happen again. Thank goodness for that. I didn’t even follow American Idol last year and I was iritated by Sanjaya Malakar. I think it’s great that they’re making sure people who can sing and look good get on the show. It makes American Idol so much more entertaining to watch. I’m back to being a fan of the show after 2 years of disinterest.
I have a little correction to the storythough. Kelly Clarkson had been working with famous musician and music producer, David Foster, before she auditioned for the first season of American Idol. She was discovered auditioning for the tv show Popstars, which produced the group Eden’s Crush. David Foster was a judge on the show and when he saw Kelly perform thought it best for her to become a solo artist. The most famous offspring of Eden’s Crush is Nicole Scherzinger.