Attention “American Idol” fans, do you agree with any of the following:
- That there is more than just Coke in Paula Abdul’s cup.
- David Archuletta always looks like he’s going pee his pants
- Jason Castro should thank the legions of stoners and pre-teen girls that vote for him that are too stupid to realize how badly he sucks.
- Syesha Mercado is more of a Broadway star than a pop star
- David Cook wouldn’t know an original arrangement if it bit him on the ass
- All David Archuletta songs are starting to sound the same
- The fact that Jason Castro made the top four and Brooke White didn’t is proof that there is no God
- Salad croutons exude more sex appeal than David Archuletta
- Isn’t it interesting how the sound of some songs sounds terrible and great on others
- If Americans can’t pick the right top four American Idols means that we are not smart enough to vote for president.
When are “American Idol”voters going to wake up, smell the coffee and get rid of the marginally talented Jason Castro?
Sometimes Castro is charming. More often than not, though, his dreadlocks seem to be wound too tight. He has turned in some godawful performances such as tonight’s butchering of the Neil Diamond classic “Sweet Caroline.” For the past few weeks, Castro has performed with the grace of a deer caught in the headlights of an oncoming pick-up trucks.
My pick to win the show David Archuleta has floundered of late as well. Maybe the pressure is getting too much for the 17-year-old to handle. Brooke White, my second-favorite contestant, has been uneven as well. America’s girl next door has been acting goofy at times though I enjoyed her performances of “Love on the Rocks” and “Play Me.”
David Cook continues to successfully sing other people’s arrangements. Syesha Mercado seems more at home on the Broadway stage than the the pop charts. She may wind up in the bottom three along with Castro and White.
By the way, what was Paula Abdul smoking when she criticized someone for singing a song that hadn’t been sung yet? I guess it’s surprising when she is coherent.
Carly Smithson belted out a great rendition of “Jesus Christ Superstar”, which stole the show on tonight’s “American Idol” salute to Andrew Lloyd Weber which was filled with one awkward performance after another.
Jason Castro, in particular, butchered “Memory”: from “Cats” and may finally be sent home. Brooke White looked like a deer caught in the headlights. David Cook managed to do a decent job with his number from “Phantom of the Opera” though I didn’t think it was as great as the judges did. David Archuleta muddled through his performance.
The point of this eludes me. Isn’t the show called “American Idol” not “Broadway Idol?” Do most pop music fans really care about musicals? Not if they are under 40. Blame the decline in arts education for that one. That’s why most of the contestants had no clue about how to sing musical theater.
Andrew Lloyd Weber was the most entertaining of all the mentors. He actually gave Archuleta good advice to keep his eyes open which he managed to do for the most part. Smithson also wisely took his advice to sing “Jesus Christ Superstar.”
Castro, White and Archuleta may wind up in the bottom three
When I saw it was Mariah Carey night on “American Idol”, I wondered whether the producers wanted to purposely drive away viewers. Do people really want to hear power ballad after power ballad? I felt like I was at a high school dance.
The cream is rising to the top. David Archuleta is still the man to beat. He was great again last night, but Jason Castro is emerging as a dark horse albeit a goofy one with dreadlocks. David Cook, the one who cribs his arrangements, did a decent job tonight too. Unlike everyone else, I wasn’t surprised that Michael Johns got booted. He was coasting on his good looks and Australian accent for weeks.
Carly Smithson remains vulnerable. America isn’t going to put up with her tattooed arm or her husband’s tattooed face. Brooke White’s wholesomeness isn’t starting to wear thin. I’m starting to wonder whether the girl ever farts. Syesha Mercado may also be in the bottom three since she keeps picking big songs and just can’t deliver them.
The results show should be good.
Jason Castro, the dreaded freak, surprised me tonight on “American Idol.”
His version of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” was enjoyable, the best performance of the night. Brooke White’s “You’ve Got a Friend” wasn’t bad as was David Archuleta. The rest of them were pretty forgettable.
As of now, the bottom three are Kristy Lee Cook, Carly Smithson and Syesha Mercado. David Cook didn’t look too hot either.
It’s a pity that the inspirational show was anything but.
Randy Jackson was right and Simon Cowell was dead wrong about Carly Smithson. Her version of “Here I go again” on tonight’s “American Idol” was stupendous, even better than my favorite Brooke White’s performance of “Jolene.” David Archuleta, though, hit the ball out of the park with “Smoky Mountain Memories”, securing his place as a likely finalist in the competition.
White has the edge over Smithson and the talented Syesha Mercado. She has been the most consistent of any Idol finalist. Plus, White oozes wholesomeness from every pore of her body. Mercado is White’s most serious competition. I don’t think America is ready for a tattooed babe from Ireland to be the next Idol.
I found it interesting that Ryan Seacrest asked David Cook about the “inspiration” for his arrangements. Could it be that Idol producers were tired of the drubbing they were getting in the blogosphere over these copycat performances? Anway, his performance of what he said was his own arrangement was pretty good. Michael Johns wasn’t bad either. Archuleta, though, remains the one to beat,
If voters are serious, they need to finally send Kristy Lee Cook, Ramiele Maluby and Jason Castro packing.
America made the right call tonight in bouncing Chikezie from “American Idol.”
He was among the weaker competitors and lacked the charisma to be the next Idol. Jason Castro should count his lucky dreads that it wasn’t him being sent home. I am surprised that Ramiele Malubay has managed to hang on even though her performances have been mediocre at best. Kristy Lee Cook is another weak competitor, but she also is a hot blond which is helping her remain an Idol longer than she would have otherwise.
Brooke White remains the one to beat. I lost a lot of respect for David Cook after it was revealed that he has been copying his arrangements. Michael Johns and David Archuleta will likely be the the finalist for the men.