Dusty Hayes
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Ho-hum.  That’s the best way I can describe last night’s performances by the Top 12 girls on American Idol.  As usual, I agreed with just about every one of Simon’s assessments.  These included “boring,” “bland,” and “dreary.”  I took copious notes last night, and I needn’t have bothered.  There was not one memorable performance, though I think a couple of contestants crashed and burned. Crispy Critters
  • Haeley Vaughn—Don’t know how this annoying screecher made it in the first place.  Her ghastly performance of “I Want To Hold Your Hand” should put us out of our misery. 
  • Lacey Brown—I’m really bummed about this one.  I really thought Lacey was a sleeper to win this whole thing, but that desecration of “Landslide” was unbearable.
Best of the Rest (and that ain’t sayin’ much)
  • Paige Miles—She was the first performer, and who knew she’d be the night’s one bright spot.  I think she’s now the frontrunner.
  • Michelle Delamor—At least she stayed on key (pardon the pun) through Alicia Key’s “Fallin’”.  Solid, but not stellar.
  • Siobhan Magnus­—Not the brightest bulb on the billboard.  Simon called her a “dark horse” in the competition, and she asked “What’s a “dark horse”?  (Maybe she’s just sheltered, cuz she is kinda weird.)  I liked her version of Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game”.  Her voice is pure gold.
Coulda, Shoulda Woulda
  • Janell Wheeler—Heart’s “What About Love” was absolutely the wrong song for her.  Anybody who does that song is gonna sound lame compared to Ann Wilson.
  • Katie Stevens—She’s still one of my favorites, but that mom-ish version of Michael Buble’s “Feelin’ Good” was painful.  Ellen was exactly right—she’s got to “young it up” or she’ll be out.
 Let’s hope the guys put on a better show tonight.

02/24/2010 11:33AM
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02/25/2010 6:27AM
I heard a re-cap this morning and Kidd Kraddick in the Morning and wow! The talent, from a person who has not been watching regularly, is not nearly what it has been in the past. I hope it gets better. Maybe I will watch tonight...blah.
03/10/2010 6:16PM
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04/27/2011 12:25AM
Thank you for sharing your thoughts here. I really like it.
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