Saturday, June 27, 2009

Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett - Idol Repost

This is really just my way of honoring MJ. I could take the time to type up a blog about what he meant to music globally, but I think people are aware of the magnatude of the loss of MJ.

I also want to take a minute to mention Farrah Fawcett and the fact that she died on the same day. Now of course MJ was a surprise and everyone knew that Farrah's was coming, but still, I'm sure her family appreciates the honorable mentions here and there.

Life is short people!!! Enjoy your family's while you can! What is the point of working like a dog for 60 years so you can save for your retirement?? What if you don't make it to 65?? Enjoy your family while they are here and don't try to make plans to do it later!!!

American Idol is rebroadcasting the Michael Jackson week on Idol Monday night so, just for kicks here's my blog post from that week along with the results for that week:

American Idol - Top 13: Michael Jackson Songs

So after a parade of judges and Ryan we are informed that two will go home tomorrow night :) Oh well, couldn’t last forever besides they probably couldn’t push SYTYCD back a week for the extra elimination of a 13th contestant..thank goodness :)

Anyway, so everyone has to sing a Michael Jackson song….ugh…they tell them not to sing icon songs then they give them and icon to sing after…sheesh!!!

Lil Rounds – “The Way You Make Me Feel” She can definitely sing and that performance was OK. I kinda wanted her to take the more soul side of it, but she opted for the R&B, I was kinda moving around the house while she was singing so I may have to watch it back again. All in all, she did well enough to miss the bottom 2 I think.

Scott McIntyre – “Keep The Faith”’ Not a popular Jackson song and he really did it no justice vocally. In all honesty that was a go home performance to me. I didn’t like it. He can play the piano and is probably a really good song writer, but he shouldn’t be out in front….behind the scenes is the place for him.

Danny Gokey – “PYT-Pretty Young Thing” I liked the arraignment and I liked his performance. I think he did a good job at sealing himself in a place for next week. I truly believe he will be one of the Top 5 when it comes to that point! *Rolls eyes at Paula*

Michael Sarver – “You Are Not Alone” I like this Jackson song and Michael used that BoyzIIMen soul sound he had in Hollywood week. It was OK, I’m not turning flips, but I think he’s safe for next week as well.

Jasmine Murray – “I’ll Be There” Not too bad. Better than I was expecting, but she’s still kinda just there to me. Her family seems really nice and they are a good looking bunch, but her voice does nothing special for me. Not sure if this was good enough to stay next week since two people will be leaving tomorrow! She does come off much older than 17, so maybe that’s all it is.

Kris Allen – “Remember the Time” Anytime I hear this song I think about the video with Eddie Murphy and the super model Iman and the whole Egyptian thing…can you tell I was an MTV kid!?! I think he totally ruined the song once he got past the 1st verse!! He was not thinking about pitch or controlling the song in any kinda way and it was just all over the place! Train wreck at the end even…disappointing since he actually started out really good. If he makes it to next week I don’t think he should sing with his guitar anymore! He did sound better at the beginning with the guitar, but not at the end!

Allison Iraheta – “Give In To Me” I’m not familiar with this songs original version, but I think she rocked it out!! I really enjoyed her performance although I had NO idea what she was singing!! I pretty sure she’s secure for next week.

Anoop Desai – “Beat It” Why???? I really wanted him to sing something like “She’s outta My Life” or maybe even Human Nature a capella. I’m really disappointed in the song choice it shows no vocal ability nor is he performing it like he wants someone to “beat it” He may have just doomed himself with that performance!! Come on Anoop!!! If you make it to next week you better flex those vocal skills buddy!!!! Now I think the judges were a little harsh, but I do think he can do MUCH better than he did! Song choices people…..Come on!!!

Jorge Nunez – “Never Can Say Goodbye” OK, although I don’t think he did all that bad, but he wasn’t impressive to me at all! I can see him leaving this week since he doesn’t appear to be as popular as let’s say Anoop who didn’t really do that well. I wouldn’t have mind hearing Anoop sing this song either…anything ballad wise!! Ugh….

Megan Corkrey – “Rocking Robin” Ok so she’s just really quirky all the way around! I actually kind of liked it. It kinda fit her whole quirky persona. I love the tone to her voice, it’s “interesting” I’m not sure how much longer she can hang vocally, but she is wildly more popular than Jasmine, so we’ll see.

Adam Lambert – “Black or White” Perfect song choice for him! He definitely knows himself as an artist! Again, not something I would buy to listen to, but can’t deny he is good in that genre!! He has definitely secured his spot! This may come down to a showdown between Adam and Danny!!! Can’t wait to find out!!

Matt Giraud – “Human Nature” Figures someone else would do it since I wanted Anoop to do it!! For Matt this was surprisingly good song choice for him!! I enjoyed it until he went into his falsetto range at the end and went all off key, but other than that it was a good performance! Like I said before with good song choices he can quickly become a serious contender for Top 5!!

Alexis Grace – “Dirty Diana” It was oversung in a few places, but overall she’s established her self as a soulful rocker to me! I like her and her voice…she is going to give the guys a run for it that’s for sure!!

So in the end after it’s all said and done the two I think are going home is:

Jasmine Murray and Jorge Nunez. I think they were the least impressive and then popularity of other contestants.

I would like to see Scott McIntyre go, but I think he’s still to popular for that unfortunately.

We’ll see tomorrow night!


American Idol - Top 13: MJ Song Results

I know this is extremely late, but oh well:

33 Million votes…wow, so early?? It’s usually not till the Top 8 or so that you start seeing those type numbers!!

Group song – this was a Jackson 5 medley that actually wasn’t half bad at all. This bunch sounds much better as a group than in the past…maybe it’s just me. Maybe they ought to start the American Idol Choir….for all those who’s voices are just slightly below par!! Hehe

The review of all last night’s performances is funny to me as well. They are ranking them and pretty much letting you know who got the most votes during this part.

FORD Commercial – It was done to the tune of We Will Rock You and I have to admit I liked it.

Ryan now starts the elimination process.

Michael Sarver – SAFE

Allison Iraheta – SAFE

Jasmine Murray – Center Stage

Matt Giraud – SAFE

Kris Allen – SAFE

Megan Corkrey – Center Stage

At this point I’m thinking just like I was the night of the performances. Jasmine and Megan were the worst, but Megan is more popular. I think Jasmine’s issue is that she just comes off like a stuck up snob. At least to me that’s what it is. She just seems to look at everyone with this look of “I’m so much better than you” and I don’t think that connects well with people at all. Her family looks fun as I don’t know what, but hey guys, stop spoiling Jasmine. She’s entirely too stuck up because of it!!!! Anywho, so of course the one going home was:

Jasmine Murray - HOME

So the new thing now is the Judges Save. The judges can save one person a season. They said that America claims that the likes of Jennifer Hudson, Elliott Yamin, and Chris Daughtry were all voted off too early, so this Judges Save is suppose to prevent this from happening again. So on this note Jasmine performs again for the judges and in my opinion it was worse than performance night. Ryan asks the judges if they are going to save her and with no explanation or nothing they flat out just said NO. hehe..I think I’ll like this part!!

Kanye West performs “Heartless” It was funny to me to have him perform this on this show when he’s using a machine to help him sing!! LOL Some of his music is OK, but for the most part, I can’t stand this guy!!

Now for the 2nd person going home:

Scott McIntyre – SAFE

Alexis Grace – SAFE

Danny Gokey – SAFE

Anoop Desai – Center Stage

Adam Lambert – SAFE

Jorge Nunez – Center Stage

Lil Rounds - SAFE

They force Anoop and Jorge to sit through Kelly Clarkson’s performance of “My Life would Suck Without You” Then they finally let Anoop know he’s SAFE.

Jorge Nunez – HOME

Jorge also does his performance for the “Judges Save” and is quickly told NO, again no explanation or hesitation…no second thoughts about it!!

So I’m uber excited that I got the first 2 eliminated correct!!! Hehe

Next week, Grand Ole Opry….who do you think will shine, who do you think will flop?? What do you want to hear them sing? I don’t know this genre well enough to pick anything.

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