March 14, 2007

American Idol!

Is there any way to go ahead and eliminate all the guys? I really have no desire to see any more weeks of their wimpy caterwauling. Might was well go ahead and cut some of the girls, too, although I can at least cut off the sound and look at them if I don't want to hear them sing.

As it is, I'd much rather just cut everyone but Melinda Doolittle (who can sing, but looks a little too much like Smokey Robinson for comfort) or Jordin Sparks (who's cute, but can't sing quite as well as Melinda) and let them finish out the final weeks.

OH! And Diana Ross? Frightening.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at March 14, 2007 11:49 AM

I was hoping that Diana would have done a double-take on first seeing Sanjaya and saying "Michael??" He was the weakest link last night, but I have a sneaky hunch he'll sleaze on through for another week. Keep in mind that Diana Ross songs aren't well made for the male voice.

No love for Ki-Ki (or do you say Lakisha)? I though she cheated by choosing a Billie Holiday song, but her voice is strong enough to handle most anything. I wasn't as impressed as the judges with her version. Her phrasing and timing seemed to be off, and it seemed like she was trying to make it more of a Broadway version rather that straight jazz.

Posted by: Marc V at March 14, 2007 02:45 PM

Melinda Doolittle looks somewhat like Smokey Robinson, but I'm thinking more of a cross between Esther Rolle and him. Good times!

Posted by: Marc V at March 14, 2007 02:47 PM

I missed Lakisha except for the wrapup at the end. I can't say I'd be sad to see her go, mainly because she sings like she's got a chip on her shoulder. And not in a good way.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at March 14, 2007 03:00 PM