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.
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.
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.
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