Hmm…a lot of interesting (and even more,crappy!) songs there,and my mind remains unchanged.
The seventeen year-old favourite (not in my opinion,but apparently..) did justice to all of his songs.I think we’ll be seeing him,next round.However,I do not think any of his renditions anything very special.Paula Abdul picked “And So It Goes,” Billy Joel -typical,ballad-y…overall? Good performance.His own choice of Chris Brown’s “With You” was,I thought, a refreshing change from the usual but Simon took the words right out of my mouth when he declared it to be very ‘Chihuahua plays Tiger’. The last one (Producer’s choice) was (that sickening load of mush) “Longer,” by Dan Fogelberg.Now I haven’t heard the original, but from David?It was..ugh!Not that the vocals were at all bad,but honestly:
” Longer than there’ve been fishes in the ocean
Higher than any bird ever flew
…Stronger than any mountain cathedral
Truer than any tree ever grew
..I’ve been in love with you.” ? ‘Nuff said,I think.Weirdos.
I’m just glad that so far,my Top 3 have been the Top 3.Although,like everyone else,I wish Carly had stayed longer (maybe #4 ?)and that Jason had just ‘sat around the campfire and sung the campfire song’ (Spongebob,anyone?).Right now I’m stuck for a decision between Syesha and David A.
‘‘If I Ain’t Got You,” Alicia Keys (Randy’s pick) – Good one!
”Fever,” Peggy Lee – Again,she’s proved herself a pretty darn amazing singer and performer.And her vocal range,I’ve always been a fan of.I agree with Randy.Hmpf.
”Hit Me Up,” Gia Farrell– Honestly?Not lovin’ it.But, Ok.
David Cook (eeeeeeeep!OK,no..not really):
He still has my vote.Well,technically anyway- since I live in India.Sucks,no? Not really 🙂 Here’s hoping that our resident rocker doesn’t follow in Daughtry’s footsteps on this one,ah,thingy.
‘‘The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face,” Roberta Flack(Simon‘s pick)- “Round one goes to Cook and Cowell..” (quoting Simon).Ha ha..is there any way I can vote Simon? Satan,I’m glad he’s back to agreeing with me.About the singing? I am trying very hard now not to sound like a frikkin’ fan girl but ‘omg,i love him’!And that,folks,is my unbiased opinion.For real.If he does not win,forget Hell,there’ll be me to pay!
”Dare You to Move,” Switchfoot -Appropriate,to quote him.Not his best,though.Not least because the original is freakin’ brilliant..
”I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing,” Aerosmith – Perfect.I back Paula’s prediction,and would like to direct Randy to http://www.honestlywhatsyourproblem.net.
(Also : did anyone notice how Paula didn’t just gush through it all this once? Usually, it’s all “You are so beautiful” and “I am so proud of you” regardless of the performance.Nice change.Keep it.)
So.Basically,I’m heading the Cookie Jar Cult and I’d be happy no matter who takes second.Long post,what?
I’ll be seeing ya.
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