American Idol Top 13 Extravaganza
This is it. The boys and girls combined and we’re working towards narrowing down for the all-important tour. Last night’s show bordered on lame for me. Am I alone? I just can’t fathom sitting through a 3 hour concert featuring ten of these kids, although there are a couple I’d go see as solo acts. The theme for Wednesday night’s show was “The Idols’ Idols”; each contestant chose a song from their musical idol with poor Jimmy Iovine as the mentor this week, along with a motley crew of esteemed producers.
So let’s dive into the performances, thoughts and/or rants about them, and predictions for who will be crying to David Cook’s debut of “Don’t You Forget About Me” on Thursday night.
Lauren starts off and shares that her idol is Shania Twain; she sings “Any Man of Mine”. It was as good as any karaoke performance, but certainly not any better. Wow, the judges agree with me, and Lauren looks stunned. I’m sure she’s surprised since they’ve done nothing but fawn all over her until now.
Casey hauled out Joe Cocker’s “With a Little Help From My Friends”. They’re pulling out the whole backup choir pretty early in the season this year! He rocks it out, but it’s not the best I’ve heard him this season. Jenny from the block calls him “important”. Randy reminds us that it’s Idol Season 10: The Remix!! Steven calls him a rainbow of talent and a plethora of passion. Interesting.
Ashton, this year’s diva in training, tells us that Diana Ross is her (hair) idol. Actually, Randy told her that last week, and she was smart enough to take his advice and at least secure his support. She certainly proved that she can look like Diana, but sadly, NOT sing like her. Randy gave her a pass and Steven and J.Lo both seemed so enchanted by her hair that they didn’t notice her singing.
Paul’s idol is Ryan Adams, an Indie singer/songwriter, in keeping with his whole quirky thing. He is however dressed like an extra from Sargent Pepper, and he’s flat, and all in all, a little off, right? Steven loves him and his voice but agrees that he was pitchy and should pick a better song. J.Lo admits that she doesn’t know who Ryan Adams is (one more reason for me to make fun of her). Randy tries his best to get him votes by supporting him and Seacrest gets in the act and attempts to copy his chicken dancing.Continued on the next page