Colton – All I can think of now is that episode of South Park where Eric Cartman apes Creed and makes a bunch of slightly pop songs with a Jesus feel that culminates in the following lyric: “I want to get down on my knees and start pleasing Jesus.” Oh for fuck’s sake, Colton made himself cry. He’s going to win, isn’t he? I thought it was dull compared to his last two weeks.
Skylar – I dig Stevie Nicks as a mentor. This reminded me of her semi-final performance. Energy wise she was brilliant and she was in pitch. I do wish she went somewhere vocally; the vocal kind of just remained in one gear. Was Randy wearing a candy necklace made of Nerds or Skittles? Who the fuck dresses his ass, an acid riddled Andy Warhol? Or, rather, just regular Andy Warhol?
Trio #1 – Elise may not have long on this show, but I dig her vocals a lot; she sounded a bit like Nicks without the vibrato on “Edge of Seventeen.”
Heejun – He really does have a nice tone. It was his best effort on the show thus far, but as someone who likes Heejun, I think this confirmed that he cannot improve in the time he has left on IDOL. Out of this group of 9, Heejun and Deandre are the weakest ones left. Then… the judges give him a standing O. Oh, I give up.
Hollie – Mo’ Jesus, Mo’ Pitch Problems. Just a nice, decent vocal on a song I can’t stand. Well, that’s not true; I did replace my daily lexicon cursing “Jesus Christ!” when “Jesus Take the Wheel!” much to the amusement of my college roommates. I think the idea of her being able to win is done and she’ll be lucky to make Top 6.
Do you think Ryan gets excited doing “the little people’s” work as with the snowblower? I mean fiscally little not little in a Ryan Seacrest little way.
Deandre – I thought his voice got a little crackly at the very top, but it was his best effort. His physical performance was a bit effeminate to me, which is fine, but it’s different for IDOL and I’m surprised to have seen it. It was quirky which I wasn’t expecting. Again, not sure why last week’s bottom 3 are all getting standing Os.
Jessica – Again, like with Hollie, I want to hear her go to the wall with something uptempo. “Sweet Dream” in its original form or “Single Ladies” or even something from the Destiny’s Child days. The staging is a little odd considering she had to walk out and be judged after shutting the door.
Trio #2 – Eh. White noise. Oh, the irony.
Phillip – And Stevie joins the frau. Though honestly? Phil’s what I wanted from Paul McDonald last year. That was really cool. Again with the standing O? C’mon.
Joshua – Very well sung, but I would’ve liked something a bit more edgy from him than Mariah. Jesus take the wheel with all the standing Os tonight. Am I insane?
Trio #3 – It wasn’t mind blowing, but it showed that Hollie and Jessica can do uptempo pop.
Elise – D’awww Elise and Stevie. Um… holy shit that’s how you school Lambert. Her tone and her comfort in singing that, but jeez. Pimp spot worthy. Wow.
My Top 3 – Elise, Skylar, Elise, Phillip, Elise, Elise… sorry, but DAYUMN.
My Bottom 3 – Colton, Hollie, Heejun
My Boot – Heejun. He doesn’t measure up to the others. I’ll accept a Deandre/Colton boot, as unlikely as they are.
Logic Boot – I think Hollie could go. It really is a deep field and these two weeks back to back have not been good for her.
Edited by Phan, Mar 28, 2012 @ 9:17 PM.