American Idol Top 6: Why Mormons Shall Not Sing About Broken Hearts
Top 6…out of their comfort zones? Not quite. We will just have to see…D-Cook did major in musical theater for awhile in college. And his hair seems to be in a better spot tonight.
There are the Idols in Vegas! I bet Brooke and Eunuch were both wearing their maximum-strength magical underpants in the City of Sin! Gotta keep all that bad sinful stuff out!
Supermercado (One Rock & Roll Too Many)
Nice to see she is doing something a bit up-tempo…so this was the first time she felt she could be “animated”? Maybe she should have put a little of that into her other performances, that’s all I’m saying. Now I’m wondering if the band can see up her skirt, but nice touch, a little Fabulous Baker Boys-esque piano action. This may actually be the best I’ve ever seen her perform. She looked both engaged and alive. Definitely her best performance. The Broadway route is not such a bad idea. (Was she barefoot?)
Stoner J (Memory)
I still find his interviews the absolute best. “I didn’t know a cat was singing it.” AWESOME. AWESOME. That was kind of sweet and simple, or maybe I just always enjoy watching him because he always seems so “himself.” It wasn’t his strongest performance, but I think he injected a sad vulnerability into the song. I quite like this sweet stoner boy and really do not want him to go home.
(Who is Betty and how did she get trapped in the Most Pit? Where are the Keno Babes?)
Wholesome Hemmeroids (You Must Love Me)
Ha. “I don’t think that girl had a clue what she was singing about.” How is this girl a musician and unable to grasp the meaning of a song through lyrics upon first listen (i.e., Jolene). WOW. SHE BIFFED IT BIGTIME. “Can I start over???” Yeah, honey, I wish I could start over on a lot of things. Her “pained” face is getting on my nerves…these Mormons, Christ, they are missing out on the human experience. Recovered semi-nicely at the end, but she still biffed it bigtime. I think it may have been a little too late in the game for her to start learning how to emote a song’s true meaning. But any tiny iota of sympathy I have for her is lost once I see her pout to the judges. She always looks like she’s gonna just bawl. I can’t imagine being around this girl when she has PMS. (Uh, she said she had never asked to start over before. I distinctly remember this happening during Every Breath You Take and once during Hollywood Week.)
(NOTE TO BROOKE: Even Bambi has enemies.)
The Chosen Eunuch (Think of Me)
Once these little girls hit high school, they will no longer think the Eunuch is soooo cute. See? These Mormon kids are real tough to coach, and “opening his eyes” is gonna throw him off of everything he’s ever been taught. I vaguely remember liking this song, as I can handle some showtunes about broken hearts and unrequited love. Some, but not all, and I think he had kind of bastardized this song because he lacks the emotional capacity to truly “sing” it. (And did he forget a lyric?) Its become a happy little song sung to a little girl he met on the boardwalk and now they have to go home for the summer after chaste kissing while sitting on cabanas during sunset. ARE THE JUDGES BLIND? DEAF? The arrangement blew, the Eunuch blew, and yes Simon, it was definitely one of his weakest performances.
(I actually backed up to this Acura commercial while fast forwarding because the guy in it was smoking hot. Or maybe not. Maybe just kind of smoking hot. Smoking hot hair and profile.)
Carly (Jesus Christ Superstar)
I think this could really be her week. Andrew Lloyd Webber gave her the best advice of the whole season. WOW. It’s like a completely different singer. And holy shit, she actually looks like she’s having FUN. Damn. That was her actually pretty great. Oh come on, Randy, that was her best performance. (Of course, part of me really wants to see Amanda Overmyer belt that number out for some reason.)
D-Cook (Music of the Night)
The pimp spot of the night obviously, after last week’s performance. Was calling him “Lloyd Andrew” (or Lord…as Webber was knighted) deliberate? No guitar. No bombast. He’s going out of his comfort zone and singing it…as is? But I think the husky low ranges kind of go with it nicely, yet he did effectively hit that high note. And I quite like the way he ended it. He’s proved he’s an “artist” and now I think he quieted any doubts of vocal prowess.
- David C. / Carly
- Stoner J.
Hopefully, Brooke’s big time BIFF will get her the HELL out. I’m a bit fearful of losing Jason, as the producers of this show seem to be plucking them off boy-girl-boy-girl. But if Brooke goes, its going to be incredible entertainment. She’s gonna lose it. It’s going to be AWESOME, even if I try not to take pleasure in the pain of others…
(Thanks to Rickey for the photos!)