American Idol’s Final Two – May 25th 2010

Sorry for the late blog, but I had to jump out of a plane over Menominee, Wisconsin. Don’t ask…

 

Not a bad start. I like the idea that these two have a history within the show.

Oopsies Crystal, not a good start. Missed your mark, and dropped your microphone. Still, it didn’t seem to bother her.

Crystal opts to go second. Clever girl, maybe she can beat the ridiculous anointing of Lee that went on last week. In fact, according to the bio, he’s bloody well sponsored by Coke.

Lee Dewyse with The Boxer by Simon and Garfunkel

Woah, they are really throwing in the musical production value. Song was a little blah this time. Randy was right in saying it wasn’t energetic.

 

Looks like Crystal is sponsored by Coke, too.

Crystal Bowersox with Me and Bobby McGee by Janis Joplin

Is anyone surprised by this choice. She has just crushed Lee, but it aint over til the fat lady sings, or in this case, the girl that’s not ridiculously thin sings.

 

Lee Dewyse with Everybody Hurts by R.E.M. (Chosen by Simon Fuller)

Another choir is gathering in the back, but I’m afraid this is something of another downer, despite trying to reprise the shine of Hallelujah. Not to mention that the judges think he was off tune and not fully present. I have to agree.

 

Crystal Bowersox with Black Velvet by Alannah Myles.

Never liked this song much, but she belts it out. I have to say though, the ol’ girl needs to work on her movement. Dropping mics, missing marks, staring at her feet as she descends the stairs…

 

Lee Dewyse with Beautiful Day by U2

What? Is this some kind of f**k you to Bono, recuperating on his hospital bed? Do you have no compassion for me, Lee? No thought to how I have to wait another year to see the massive 360 spaceship in Gopher Stadium. Ach, fair enough, he doesn’t do a bad job, but he’s missing that energy again. The judges are trying thier best to be nice. This is a big difference from Cowell baptizing Lee last week with the choir and the lights and the performance order. He may as well have stood in front of him, whipped out his cock and knighted him on the spot:

 

“Arise”

Thwack

“Sir Lee”

Thwack

“Champion”

Thwack

“of American Idoldom”

 

Wait a minute! He’s going to release this if he wins? Is there a number to call to say you DON’T want someone to win?

 

Crystal Bowersox with Up To The Mountain by Patti Griffin

There it is. In terms of performance, she has just completely blown Lee out of the water.

 

My prediction then? I want Crystal to win. My blogs will show that she’s been my favorite for a long time, but that doesn’t change the fact that Lee came powering along on an upswing in the final shows while Crystal sat on cruise control. I think he might be the audience favorite, and while he’s not mine, obviously he’s bloody good. Then there’s the severe schooling he received tonight to consider.

 

In conclusion, I’m really not sure, and I’d like Crystal to win, but if she doesn’t, she’ll have lost to a deserving winner.

 

I have nothing to say about Will Young accept that I’m surprised he’s still going and he looks like my cousin, Rory.

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2 Comments

  1. Gerard McGarry

    Visual image of Cowell ‘baptising’ DeWyze was scary and hilarious. Are you suggesting that Mr Cowell is a friend of Ellen?

    I’m surprised you liked his rendition of Beautiful Day – it was karaoke at best. One of my personal favourite U2 songs, and his vocal just wasn’t up to the job. Funny you should say ‘schooled’ – because I think he still has a fair bit to learn compared with the delightful Crystal.

    Judging by the comments from the panel, Crystal certainly took that round. Now it’s up to the general public. Phone in a couple of votes for me, and I’ll buy you a pint in July 🙂

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