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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

When a Man Loves an Idol

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame week on American Idol.  Rather than think about the songs that might be sung tonight, I find myself wondering if everyone went to Cleveland or if Steven went there all alone. Cause that's the kinda chick I am. is the mentor?? That's the same guy who couldn't carry a tune to save his life last week, right?

Jacob Lusk: Let's Get It On, Marvin Gaye Man in the Mirror, Michael Jackson - This is not my favorite MJ song. Also, Jacob didn't add anything too great to it, but I do give him props for picking a song that meshed better with his convictions.

Haley Reinhart: Take Another Little Piece of My Heart, Janis Joplin -  I'm torn. Parts of that were amazing, but there's just this little something in her growling sound that turns me off. I can't quite put my finger on it, but it's like a phony accent. It just sounds wrong.

Casey Abrams: Every Little Thing She Does is Magic, The Police Have You Ever Seen the Rain, Creedence Clearwater Revival - So I guess this the week for changing song choices. While The Police song is one of my very favorite of all time, I think CCR was the better choice for Casey. It wasn't anything amazing, but it was solid and he made it sound like his, and that's a good thing.

Lauren Alaina: You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman, Aretha Franklin - Steven Tyler making googly eyes at this little girl makes me feel like a creeped out woman.  I can't really fault her singing, she's competent. But I don't think she's anything amazing. I don't understand why the judges aren't telling her - as in past years - that she's singing songs that are too old for her. Maybe it's cause she doesn't act her age.

James Durbin: While My Guitar Gently Weeps, George Harrison - I'd be a little scared if I was James, just cause I'm not sure his voice can hold up to a song that needs to be sung rather than screamed. I guess I needn't have worried, cause he managed to get a scream in there at the end.

Scotty McCreery: That's Alright, Elvis - This kid is gonna win, isn't he? My friend Sandy has been insisting that since the beginning, not that she likes him, but just cause he's so country and people seem to like country music for some reason. But I got news for Randy, he's still a one trick pony, cause it's not really a stretch for a country singer to sing Elvis music.

Pia Toscano: River Deep, Mountain High, Tina Turner - Where does this chick get her clothes? Everyday Woman, Mom's R Us. She needs some serious fashion advice. And this is coming from someone who wears pjs all day every day. Honestly, I was so caught up in the ugliness of her outfit that I missed what she did. I heard the glory note at the end, though, and as we all know, it's all about the glory note.

Look, Todd Rundgren in the audience. How the mighty have fallen.  Isn't he the one who Liv Tyler thought was her father for years until she found out it was really Steven Tyler?

Stefano Langone: When a Man Loves a Woman, Percy Sledge - I hate to say it, but I think even if the kid nails it this week, his days on this show are numbered. Stefano did a solid job. It won't help him, but he did a solid job.

Paul McDonald:  Folsom Prison Blue, Johnny Cash - Paul is in the pimp spot tonight.  Good for him. I don't he's gonna last long either, though, but I'm pretty sure that no one has ever been voted off when they were in the pimp spot. Plus, he's finally singing something upbeat and fast paced. Double plus, that was actually kinda good.

I think the bottom three will be Stefano, Jacob and Lauren, with Stefano leaving us. But maybe I'm wrong.

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