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Emma’s Awesome American Idol Tour Recap

August 15, 2009

I love it when people send me recaps. I really, truly do. So if you’re going to an upcoming show, or you’ve been to one and just want to write about it, PLEASE send them to me. I always enjoy hearing what concertgoers and anyone else has to say!

Emma went to the recent show and I MUST give her credit. Not only is her recap pretty damn funny, she also sent me photos of herself with a fake Lambert-esque tattoo…

Emma drew an Adam Lambert "tattoo" on her wrist for the American Idol Tour show

AND the tard signage they brought to the show!

Emma made a detailed tardsign for Adam Lambert :)

Ok. It’s now time to read Emma’s recap. Some of the finest moments are in BOLD. 🙂

I went to the American Idol Tour!! It was freaking amazing!!!! Everyone was oodles and oodles better than on TV. Let us start with my group. I went with my mom, my friend, her sister, and her mom. We sat in the nosebleed section, but with my dad’s expensive binoculars, I could see even a pimple on an Idol’s face. Then in back of us, was the most crazed Adam Lambert fan I have ever encountered. She regards him as her own son. Need I say more?

Ed. note: Sadly, even with Emma’s father’s binoculars, there was no QUATTO to be seen anywhere!

Ok so I am a really big Adam fan so before the show, my friend and I made a gorgeous Adam Lambert poster to bring to the show. As far as posters go, I’d say it kicked some ass. All us kids got T-shirts that cost $35 each.  Mine says Adam Lambert on it and it is pretty awesome. Oh by the way, I’m fourteen, I forgot to mention that before. Now, everyone sang 2 or 3 songs, and then the finalists sang more.  There were also some duets which I will talk about later.  Ok so not to bore you any longer, let’s start with the first singer Michael Sarver.

Ed. note: Emma is 14. Tard signs and fake tattoos (And hello? She draws A LOT better than I ever could at any age.) are perfectly acceptable for a 14-year-old girl.

Michael Sarver
I thought this guy could really sing!! He started off the show as the 10th contestant and really pumped us up. He sang about 2 songs, or maybe three, and was much much better than he was on TV. He could even kinda dance! He is much skinnier in person. He seems like a pretty nice dude.  Not sleazy like a ceratain Idol *cough* Gokey *cough*, and he actually had a good voice unlike a certain Idol, *cough* Gokey*cough*. I think he should have made it farther into the competition. I can’t remeber what exactly it was that he sang, but it was good.

Megan Joy
I always hated Megan and her cawing. This time I didn’t really hate her that much. The lady in back of me called her a whore. And I mean the way she was dressed, yeah she kind of was a whore.  She had a really short pink dress on with gold gladiator shoes. She danced and sung around the stage with a nasally voice, but i was just so excieted to be there in the same room as these famous people that I didn’t really care.  I can’t remember what she sang either, but it was ok.

Ed. note: Was this the same woman who also regards Lambert as her son? Not very nice for her to be calling Megan Joy a whore. And I must say, Megan Joy can pull off short dresses and she’s what? 23? So…live it up, cawing goddess, live it up!

Scott McIntyre
This guy was amazing!!!!!!!!!!! I never really liked Scott that much either, but i thought he was fantastico!  He even made Blind Jokes!! He sat at his piano the whole time but I mean, it was really good. Once again, i still can’t remember what these guys sang, but I do remember that after his first song, he got up and started making jokes about how he was blind and when people go to fist pump him he doesn’t know what the heck is going on. He was so inspirational and sang his little heart out.  Claps for Scott!

Lil Rounds
Lil Rounds. Hmm. I always thought she had talent, but not this time. She sang Single Ladies, and let me tell you, Joe Jonas did a better job. And he didn’t even sing. Lil was wayyy off and screamed too much. She made her songs painful instead of enjoyable. Her dancing was quite iffy, and let’s just say that many things were “jiggling.” The rear view from the binoculars was ridiculous.  Not to make fun of her for her butt or anything, but Holy Tushie!  That was one thing that I wish I would have gone without seeing. Her outfit was hideous, although very sparkley.  It looked like some 7 year old designed it.  Then all of a sudden she rips off her jacket and reveals a tight black tank top.  Let’s stop here.  I don’t want to relive this moment.

Anoop Desai
Anoop was cool. He had purple shoes, so i had to like him. He did his thing, he sang My Perogative or however you spell that, and he did a good job.  It was a little boring at times, but i think that’s only because I was so anxious to see Adam. Anoop’s dancing has improved so much since Idol. During his little halfway point he talked about who know’s what and then went back to singing. I decided that I kind of liked Anoop, but was dissapointed that he didn’t sing Jai Ho or something. I just love that song.

Matt Giraud
Woot woot! I adore Matt. Unfortunately, Quatto is officially gone. I looked. There is no more Quatto The Mole. Let’s take a moment of silence. Ok, now Matt sang You Found Me by The Fray and played piano and guitar during his performances. He wore his hat thing and danced around. I thought he, too, did an excellent job. Everyone’s voices have improved so much!  I just could NOT get over that these people were just right there in front of my eyes! There was Matt, Quatto-less and dancing around!

Right about here there was a little group number with everyone previously listed.  Megan did well, as did Matt and Anoop. Matt and Scott did a little piano number on a double keyboard thing. It was good-ish.

Then came a 20 minute intermission.

Allison Iraheta
Allison was the bomb. She had purple streaks at the bottom of her hair and awesome black boots and she just rocked it. She sang “Cry Baby” and “So What” and much more. Her dancing was great and her singing was better than ever. At this point I knew that Adam was so completely close I couldn’t stand it. Anyway back to Allison. During her little speech she just asked us if we were excited for the three guys coming up and of course there were a trillion screams for Adam.  Then she sang once more.

Oh I forget to mention the smoke.  There was so much smoke and fog in that place (Nassau Colleseum) that i could not get any decent pictures.

Danny Gokey
Snarl. I dislike Danny Gokey. He came out in a suit with a red shirt underneath and sang his stupid songs, which included “What Hurts the Most,” and others that I don’t remember. Then he talked about his dead wife and stated “Now I don’t want to make this about me,” and i was like “bullshit! are you kidding me?!?” Then he went on about the fricken president of america saying inspirational things like don’t let bad things get in your way and bring you down blah blah blah. I couldn’t take it. Then he took off his jacket and started to cha-cha and pole dance with the mic stand. Ewies! Did I mention that I could SEE his chest hair? *gag*

Ed. note: Once again, Emma illustrates how ultra-powerful binoculars are not always a good thing.

ADAM LAMBERT!!!!!!!!!!!!
Adam came out in a cloud of smoke and just was a complete god. He wore this incredible jacket and reminded us all of how good he was. He was just amazing. I was so excited to see him live and in person! He sang “Mad World” some Muse song, “Whole Lotta Love” and much more. His dancing was incredible. At one point, someone threw some underwear up there on the stage, and he picked it up and twirled it around and danced with it. I don’t think I have ever seen anyhting so hilarious. It was great. THEN! He whipped off his jacket and revealed himself in a black tank top and danced in a way that was not rated PG. It was spectacular. Adam made everyone else look so crappy. I don’t know how he didn’t win. I just don’t get it.

Kris Freakin Allen
Grrrrr. I like Kris. I really do. But how did he beat Adam? How I ask you!? He played his guitar and piano and sang “Ain’t no sunshine when shes gone” and “Heartless” and whatever else. He was good, but not good like Adam. Or Allison. Or even Matt for that matter! He wore a plaid button-down shirt and jeans and sneakers. He hit a high note at the end of one of his songs that was probably toward the lower end of Adam’s spectrum.  That’s all I have to say about Mr. Allen.

Ed note: It’s okay, Emma, I still like you even though you kind of dissed Hot By Default. But just think to yourself, would Adam Lambert be okay with you dissing HBD? Hee hee hee.

Then there were more group numbers. They sang “Don’t Stop Believin” and something else. There were some Kradam moments I observed through my binoculars. I was so sad at this point because the concert was almost over and I would never see any of them in person ever again. It was so sad.

In conclusion, Adam Lambert is the best thing that ever happened to American Idol and really rocked that tour. Woottttttt wooooottt!!!

Thanks again for your recap, Emma, and don’t be sad. I’m sure you will see all of them again one day.

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15 Comments leave one →
  1. iamamusicfan permalink
    August 20, 2009 6:09 pm

    Gokey voted for Obama? Really? With him and Pastor Rolex hatin’ on the gays, I figured Gokey would vote for McCain or somebody.

  2. August 17, 2009 1:49 am

    Every review that quotes Scott’s blind jokes mentions the same things. So the ‘banter’ he makes is the same script he quotes every night? Lame.

    Repeating the same blind jokes over and over as the only thing to make you memorable? Even lamer.

    • TopIdol permalink
      August 17, 2009 1:56 am

      I don’t think any of the shows are different in any capacity, unless you go by what color the bras thrown on stage may be.

      • August 17, 2009 2:20 am

        They need to pay people to sit through this dreck. I’ve seen better shows outside a pub at 1am.

  3. d. b. cooper permalink
    August 16, 2009 5:04 pm

    Some questions, the first for Top Idol, the next for Emma:

    1. Were the bold parts you highlighting or Emma highlighting?

    2. This:

    Then he went on about the fricken president of america saying inspirational things like don’t let bad things get in your way and bring you down blah blah blah.

    What did he say about Obama? Did he name-check him? Was it positive? That would be cool.

    • TopIdol permalink
      August 16, 2009 7:08 pm

      Actually, I think that’s the one good thing about Gokey. By all accounts, he voted for Obama.

      I bolded the parts I thought were rather amusing. 🙂

      When is your next concert, D.B.?

      • d. b. cooper permalink
        August 16, 2009 8:34 pm

        That’s kind of amazing about Gokey possibly being an Obama supporter.

        Mmm, whenever Shearwater or Okkervil River come to town, for sure. I’d even make the drive out to Athens to see them . But most likely Lee “Scratch” Perry on September 3rd, which I’m liable to see some crazy shit at. There’s a Goodie Mobb reunion coming up, but a) tickets are (relatively) expensive and b) rap usually sucks live.

  4. StopHurtsEars permalink
    August 16, 2009 12:08 pm

    “I decided that I kind of liked Anoop, but was disappointed that he didn’t sing Jai Ho or something.”

    “Oh snap, son!”

    I know! I almost choked on my cereal. Was that comment written through the veil of 14 year old sarcasm or ignorance?

    • TopIdol permalink
      August 16, 2009 12:16 pm

      A 14-year-old wrote the recap, I simply published it 🙂

      I will ask her. I think it was sarcasm.

  5. cimi permalink
    August 16, 2009 3:29 am

    Really…You think Matt should have beat Allen? hum.. interesting.

  6. badmood permalink
    August 16, 2009 12:47 am

    Hah, I’m amused by how protective you are of Kris. Though I do agree with the sentiment.

    Great recap though. On a related note, the fact that fucking 95% of the recaps on MJ’s are by mothers gets so tiring for some reason. Of course considering the readership I suppose it’s a given.

  7. d. b. cooper permalink
    August 15, 2009 10:14 pm

    I decided that I kind of liked Anoop, but was dissapointed that he didn’t sing Jai Ho or something.

    Oh snap, son!

  8. Kareen permalink
    August 15, 2009 10:10 pm

    topidol
    Your Recap is fantastic, thank you
    Are you sure you are only 14?
    LOL

  9. yuppie permalink
    August 15, 2009 2:18 pm

    Oh no she didn’t! She did not hate on my boy, Kris! Don’t make me . . . just kidding! Thanks for the recap, Emma. I wish I could go to one of these darn things.

    My only real issue is that Adam gyrated and humped the microphone stand and did moves that you said weren’t PG-rated, and that excite d you and made you happy, but Megan Joy wore a tight pink dress, and for that, you call her a whore. I hope you’ll reconsider that double standard.

    • cimi permalink
      August 16, 2009 3:26 am

      Exactly. WoW, never thought of it that way.

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