Forgive me if this blog entry seems a little off. Five minutes from my hotel and the start of [[American Idol (2010 Series)|American Idol]], I hit and killed a deer on a dark road in rural Iowa, making a few nice dents in my car and depriving it of a wing mirror. As if that wasn’t bad enough, I then had to go and watch Idol…
[[Crystal Bowersox|Mamma Sox]] with Long As I See The Light by Creedance Clearwater Revival:
That’s my girl – Brilliant brilliant brilliant.
[[Haeley Vaughn]] with The Climb by Miley Cyrus:
Pretty good, loses some volume and some pitch.
At this point, Simon makes a joke about climbing/falling off, and Seacrest attacks him for the uselessness of it. Good on you, Iron Hoof.
[[Lacey Brown]] with Kiss Me by Sixpence None the Richer:
Much better than last time. One or two off notes. Interesting arrangement. I agree with judges that she needs to step it up, but she is still my second favorite.
Where are these booers coming from? They sound exactly the same every week, and seem British, for some reason. Seriously, I get the distinct feeling that I’m watching the Saturday Superstore when they erupt.
[[Katie Stevens]] with Put Your Records On by Corinne Bailey Rae:
Not too bad. Seems very uncomfortable.
[[Didi Benami]] with Lean On Me by Bill Withers:
Little off, but gets better and has more energy this time. Kara makes a great point about a Karaoke performance for a supposed singer/songwriter, and she almost starts to CRY AGAIN. You know how you start to be able to read your lover’s expressions because you see them so much? I know this girl’s pre-bawl mug by heart now. No, that is not a good thing.
[[Michelle Delamor]] with With Arms Wide Open by Creed:
Stupid stupid song choice. Not bad singing, but not great. Some bum notes, nothing impressive. I’ll admit that the outfit did make my Wang Vera little bit.
[[Lilly Scott]] with A Change is Gonna Come by Sam Cook:
Very unique, great stuff. Not my personal choice, though. Technically very good, but a few bum notes
The judges go on about how they have more unique people this year. You mean this show was even more shit before? In past years, it didn’t have the likes of Garcia or Bowersox to redeem it even slightly? I suppose I should be thankful for having avoided it this long.
[[Katelyn Epperly]] with The Scientist by Coldplay:
Not a good start, but picks up with a good arrangement. She gets a big applause and really is very good. Could be a contender, I think. There is also the small matter of her being purty. I understand that the latter statement, and the fact I remember the Saturday Superstore, is concerning, but I’m not blind.
[[Paige Miles]] with Walk Away by Kelly Clarkson:
Pretty good, nice high note. Maybe not a great song.
[[Siobhan Magnus]] with Think by Aretha Franklin:
Yep, this is one kooky mofo, but she does kooky with style. Could be a dark (and slightly mottled) horse.
Right then, shant hang about. I have a $500 deductible/excess to mourn.