Finally, Jason Castro has been sent packing from “American Idol.” What took America so long to realize that this dreadlocked stoner was not very talented?
Castro looks like a guy who entered the contest on a lark and was shocked that he made it to Hollywood. Week after week he smiled, flipped his dreadlocks and giggled like a school girl. He also proved that he was not much of a singer.
One or two of his performances — like playing the ukulele on “Somewhere Over the Rainbow — were cute. They were hardly the stuff of pop superstardom. Carly Smithson, Brooke White, Chickezie, Amanda Overmyer and yes even Michael Johns were far more deserving of Castro’s spot in the final four.
David Cook seems to be the front-runner now. He is the closest thing to a pop star. David Archuletta’s earnestness is getting a bit too much to take. The 17-year-old makes TV’s Beaver Cleaver seem like a bad ass. Syesha Mercado has a nice voice, but as I said before she seems more of a Broadway star than a pop star.
You have to wonder what the producers are going to do next season to boost the show’s lagging ratings. Remember “Celebrity Apprentice?” How about “Celebrity Idol?” The thought sends shivers down my spine.
American Idols viewers again made the right call, booting one-time nude dancer David Hernandez during tonight’s show.
Hernandez’s performance during the Beatles theme show was lackluster. At best, he was a mediocre contestant. Kristy Lee Cook, however, was lucky that the ghosts of John Lennon and George Harrison won’t haunt her for the rest of her days after her disastrous performance. She remains the most vulnerable of any of the women.
Michael Johns had better step up his game. His last few performances have been dull. If Johns didn’t have the Aussie accent that women find sexy, he would have been booted off long ago. Jason Castro, Amanda Overmyer, Ramiele Maulbay and Chikezie are also vulnerable.
My pick for the final two remains David Archuleta and Brooke White. White is my pick for the winner. Carly Smithson and David Cook. though, still have the potential to pull out a victory.
Amanda Overmyer, my favorite biker chick with a checkered past, scored big tonight on “American Idol” with a fantastic rendition of Joan Jett’s “I hate myself for loving you.” Sweetie Brooke White’s version of Pat Benatar’s “Love is a Battlefield” was stupendous. The rest of the women were just okay.
Overmyer ditched the Cruella de Vil look and actually appeared to be the 23-year-old the show’s Web site says she is. Maybe she’ll last until the next round. It was nice to see that the Rock `N’ Roll nurse wasn’t letting the tabloid scandals get her down. Overmyer, though, is too raw to be the next Idol which is why I like her.
White now is the girl to beat. She is one of the few Idols who can take iconic songs and make them her own. Moreover, America will eat up this girl next door from Mesa, Ariz. because she is so genuinely sweet.
Was it just me or was Paul Abdul even more incoherent than usual?
Asia’h Epperson and Kady Malloy deserve to be booted.