Save the drama for your mama!!! Why hasn’t American Idol learned their lesson? Two words: BACKGROUND CHECK!
I think it’s ridiculous that the UN”GENTLE” Giant got this far in the competition. The top 12?! On top of telling us he was leaving, they had to show the tape of Jermaine being sent home. He didn’t even care that he had to leave! My Jersey pride was just knocked down a small notch. He was terrible anyway. Good riddance!
Now onto the meat and potatoes of this week. The birth year week. I find it hilarious that only four out of the top 11 were born in the 80′s. Oh wait….that just makes me old. On a side note, I think they should have brought Jeremy back because Jermaine was just taking up space. We are losing a week of valuable idol talent.
Despite how much I LOVE 80s music, I love 90s music just as much, if not more. The two performances that stick out are Phillip Phillips and Elise Testone. Phillip sang “Hard to Handle” by the Black Crows. He picked a fabulous song and he nailed it. HE HAD SURGERY earlier in the week! What a trooper. And like Jenny from the Block said, he was able to do well because it’s in his blood.
Elise was amazing also. She sang “Let’s Stay Together” by Al Green. She blew it out the box. It was growl-y, raspy, and amazing. She redeemed herself and I am so happy she made it into the top 10. She deserves to be there!
Now for the rest of the “Top 11″:
Jessica was mediocre. Her performance was way to sing-songy. But I disagree with Steven. I don’t think she should sing ballads every week!
Thank you for the strip tease Joshua. Not only was that unnecessary, but you’re not that good.
Colton was great, but no one knew his song! It’s a good thing he can sing!
Heejun was okay. I think he is starting to get on my nerves.
I’m on the fence about Hollie and her Irish brogue! She’ll have a great St. Patty’s day now that she’s in the top 10! Oh wait…..she’s 12.
I always seem to forget about Skylar.
And lastly, the bottom two: Shannon and Erika
I disagree with America for putting Erika in bottom. She is a good singer, but did a horrible job with one of my favorites, “Heaven,” by Bryan Adams.
And now……it’s time for “WTF?!?”, with Jen.
Shannon, you sang Mariah Carey….WTF?! Not only did you sing Mariah, but you sang “One Sweet Day.” It is one of the most popular, if not the best, Mariah duets ever. Why did you have to ruin it for me? WTF?! How did you get the least amount of votes if you’re on “Vote for the Worst“?! In my Idol Fantasy league, I had you going home last week, but you weren’t even in the bottom. This week you go home?! WTF?!
I’m glad I got that off my chest!
In my opinion, there is a three way race for the title between Jessica, Phillip, and Elise. Maybe my views will change as the weeks go on, but that’s what it is for now.
Here is Phillip’s amazing performance:
Below is Elise’s incredible rendition of “Let’s Stay Together”:
I can’t wait to find out what the theme is for the Top 1o show!
Until next week….
- American Idol Contestant Booted for Hiding Arrest Warrants (newsfeed.time.com)
- Jaimie Etkin: ‘American Idol’ Recap: Jermaine Jones Leaves 11 Contestants (huffingtonpost.com)
- American Idol – Controversy and All! (evelyngarone.wordpress.com)
- Elise Testone Bests Barack Obama, Bounces Back on American Idol (thehollywoodgossip.com)
- Phillip Phillips: Hard to Handle on American Idol (thehollywoodgossip.com)
- American Idol this week: Joshua shines, others not so much… (themaashup.wordpress.com)