Thursday, April 24, 2008

American Idol - Broadway Bound or Bust

Top 6 Results - The Cut from 6 to 5

They have a whole selection of songs from musicals, with some songs that are PLANNED as ensembles, and they choose a song that was supposed to be a romantic duet from The Phantom of the Opera (seriously, how much do they have to plug this thing? Hasn't everyone in the world seen it already? Again, also, my theory of why a lot of people think they HATE musicals, because the only one they've probably seen is TPOTO which would make ME HATE musicals if it was the only one I saw, alright, enough ranting... happy thoughts... happy thoughts...) and they have all 6 remaining Idols sing "All I Ask Of You"? Wow, it wasn't good.

Let's watch the mess again!:

It was pretty funny that they sort of admitted that non winners get to go and live on doing Broadway, showing Tamyra Gray do Rent and Clay Aiken do Spamalot.

Then it's Hollywood yet again plugging Leona Lewis. What? Another plug? Who does she know? Who did she ----? I was going to post something about how everyone in Hollywood (and not just Simon) seems to be REALLY pushing her, seems a few someones out there REALLY wants to make sure she's big. She must be the daughter of a mafia guy or something.

Not that she's bad. She's hot and she sings really well and "Bleeding Love" is a pretty good song, but of the two Love songs out there from new female artist, I kinda like Sara Bareilles's "Love Song" a lot more.

Which Love song do people like more? "Bleeding Love" or "Love Song"? (If you don't know them because you live in a bomb shelter, I've posted the videos after the jump).

So after all that filler (and the requisite Ford surrealist video) AND a speech from President Bush (who apparently thinks running the country means appearing on Deal, Or No Deal and Idol this week, no wonder your country is going into the poopers), we finally get to the SHOCKING results.

At least they knew just to trot the David's out and announce their safety right away. Moving on...

So between Syesha, who had a good night singing Webber, and Brooke, who didn't, Brooke is safe! (I really really like Syesha and I think she's got talent but she's usually bland and even last nights that everyone else loved didn't do much for me).

Then Jason and Carly are trotted out and of COURSE, Jason is safe because there HAS to be a Sanjaya/Nikki McKibbon every year and instead, the far superior Carly is in danger. Especially on a night where Carly did well (though again, not for me, I didn't love it as much as everyone else seemed to, but I still think she's awesome).

So in the end, Carly Smithson and Syesha Mercado are the bottom two, even though they had "strong" performances this week, but in the end, Syesha, the less interesting of the two, survives another week, and we say goodbye to the Irish lassie, Carly Smithson. I'm shocked and yet I'm not surprised, because usually this is when something like this happens (Tamyra, Daughtry, Hudson etc) and it's already happened a few times this year (Michael Johns, Hernandez to a point).

Next weeks theme: Neil Diamond! Yay! So contemporary!

Was Liberace not available?

Alright, which do we like more? (pssst... SARA BAREILLES... she doesn't have Simon forcing us to like it...):

Sara Bareilles - "Love Song":

Sara Bareilles - Love Song

Leona Lewis - "Bleeding Love":

Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love

For more on American Idol Season 7:
Click here for the most recent posts.

Top 6 Performance Night -
[title of song] (includes videos of all the performances)

Top 7 Performance Night -
MC² = David x 2 = #1 (includes videos of all the performances), Results 7 to 6 - One Sweet Day Or When Idol Guesses Our Second Guessing On Our Second Guesses

Top 8 Performance Night -
Cause They Are Give'ers (includes videos of all the performances), Idol Gives Back - Giving Us The So You Think You Can Dance Dancers, Results 8 to 7 - Idol Gives Back SyeWHAT???

Top 9 Performance Night -
Dolly and the Two Big Ones (David and David) (includes videos of all the performances), Results 9 to 8 - Third Time Was A Charm

Top 10 Performance Night -
Okay, Now there Really IS A Race! Or I'm Just Getting Soft (includes videos of all the performances), Results 10 to 9 - Chikezie, Meet Daniel Powter... Back in Obscurity

Top 11 Performance Night -
That Old Awkward Phase (includes videos of all the performances), Results 11 to 10 - When The Stylists Finally Called In

Top 12 Performance Night -
Death Race 2008 (includes videos of all the performances), Results 12 to 11 - Strippers and Prostitutes Are Not The Same Thing

Top 16 -
Girls Night - Brooke's and Done, Boys Night - He Plays Piano Too?

Top 20 -
Boys Night - Who Are Those Hotties - American Idol Hairdo's Edition

Top 24 -
Boys Night- American, Should I Do Idol?

Thanks to Rickey for the photos.

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