Welcome back to another week of American Idol live blogging, brought to you by BooMama.
Tonight the Top 8 performers will be singing songs written from the year they were born. Wow, I’m sure I will be feeling my age by the time this is all over with.
We’ve got the cuteness started here with baby photos of the judges and Ryan. Let me just say my Home Dawg, Randy was rockin’ the bow tie back in the day.
Let’s get this party started:
Danny Gokey—the oldest performer tonight…..yea, umm, I was in 7th grade when he was born. He chose to sing “Stand By Me”. It started off a bit slow for me, but he rocked it at the end. Top reviews from the judges. WOO, Danny!!
Kris Allen—How funny that his aspiration was to be a Taxi cab driver. He’s singing “All She Wants to Do Is Dance”. Shriek. Oh my. Stop the madness. He’s killing me! Fortunately it’s probably not too late to become a Taxi cab driver. NEXT! Bottom 3 material, for sure!
Lil Rounds—Well, America we have clarification on her name. Lil is short for Lillian, her grandmother’s name. “What’s Love Got to Do With It” HOLY MOLY at the studded stilettos. The girl can seriously work the skin tight ensemble WITH those shoes. The judges thought she was just ok and her song choice could have been better.
Anoop Desai—You mean to tell me this guy is still here singing?! Woop, represent the year I graduated from High School. Ahem. Singing “Your True Colors”. Zzzzzz. *snore* Oh dear, the judges loved it. Moving on.
Scott MacIntyre—He’s gonna give us a little Survivor with “The Search is Over”. He’s also broken out the guitar tonight. Well, he was just ok for me….and the judges as well. I’m gonna also predict he goes to the bottom three.
Allison Iraheta--Here’s the baby of the group, born in 1992. Ahem, my grad school years. She’s singing Bonnie Rait’s “I Can’t Make You Love Me”. Is it just me or does anyone else find it awkard to hear a 16 year old sing about turning the lights down, etc?? And what is with the Strawberry Shortcake hair color?! The judges liked her. She’s not my style.
Matt Giraud—Keeping it real in the angel costume, folks. He’s singing “Part Time Lover”. He’s dressed like Ryan from High School Musical. I am not digging his twist on this song. But I probably don’t know what I am talking about. Oops, clearly the judges think he hung the moon. Next!
Adam Lambert--Okey dokey. My daughter is getting a big kick out of his statement “I like to play dress up”. Moving on. His song choice, “Mad World”. The hubby has suddenly taken an interest in the show since this song was sung by Tears for Fears. Well, I guess Simon’s standing ovations speaks volumes. And to top it off, my husband’s facebook status just changed to “thinks weird Adam just KILLED that song!”
And with that I will have to shut this thing down.
Bottom three: Kris, Anoop, Scott
My favorite: Danny (hey, it’s MY blog)
Leaving: Scott (but I’m hoping Anoop)
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