Wednesday, March 26, 2008

American Idol Top 10

It's Wednesday night, that means AI night, on YouTube, for my case. So I though I'd put a link to a YouTube site for the performances so that y'all can watch it like I did.

Tonight, they chose songs from the year they were born. Here's my take on the Top 10, arrange from "Most Likely to Stay" to "Most Likely to Go"...

Rank 1 - David Archuleta: 1990 - "You're The Voice"
Weird, 'coz I didn't really like it. It was sort of preachy, I suppose. Like a song at the end of a movie, or just exactly what Simon said, with animated creatures all around, and the whole chorus coming out to sing that last bit, complete with high C's in the end. :D Besides, it didn't showcase his sincere voice well, tsaka pumiyok sya sa gitna. Hehe.

Rank 2 - David Cook: 1982 - "Billy Jean"
That was hot! And then again, they say this version wasn't his original arrangement... Vocals were good though. Nice touch to a Michael Jackson classic.

Rank 3 - Michael Johns: 1978 - "We Will Rock You" & "We Are The Champions"
Blah. That song was way too big for him. C'mon man. I know you have a huge range, but Queen? The judges liked it anyway. Yikes. Ok, I liked the first part, but when he started belting out the big notes, he was being careful, I found it was still and not fun at all. To me, he sounded worried about not being able to hit the notes.

Rank 4 - Carly Smithson: 1983 - "Total Eclipse Of The Heart"
Awesome, but weird ending. The ending was like a biker chick baking cookies. Just really out of place dude. Although, still a strong contender despite her being in the bottom 3 last week. She won't be out soon.

Rank 5 - Syesha Mercado: 1987 - "If I Were Your Woman"
I knew she could sing, way to go! That was right on point. She chose a song that showed off her voice well. However, I think what is a disadvantage for her is that there have been a lot (a lot) of other singers like her. She is, by default (and it's not her fault) no longer original. I do think she will make it to the Top 5 though.

Rank 6 - Brooke White: 1983 - "Every Breath You Take"I liked it. :D Although, I think she wasn't able to properly portray the essence of the song, the sort of obsessive, almost stalker lines: every breath you take, i'll be watching you. I would have preferred more intensity to it.

Rank 7 - Ramiele Malubay: 1987 - "Alone"After her performance, Randy opened his review with a statement that Ramiele was under the weather. From a performer's point of view, I think that's a load of bull. I mean, when you have concerts, people will pay to hear you sing, and you can't make excuses to them saying you were sick. They shouldn't even know. But having said that, I think Ramiele did an OK job with Alone, not quite spectacular, she goes flat when she comes from a high note to a low note, but overall it was okay.

Rank 8 - Jason Castro: 1987 - "Fragile"The judges thought it wasn't good, but I think it was better than his Michelle. I hear he writes songs well, maybe he can just write songs for better singers. Hehe. Seriously, the reason why the judges didn't like it was because it was the same as every other week in the past. And the reason for THAT is he just can't do any other style. Sorry Jason, no offense meant. :p

Rank 9 - Kristy Lee Cook: 1984 - "God Bless The USA"
She's really not a very good singer, no? She needs to be kicked off the singing contest! She was very pitchy, I did not feel even a tinge of patriotism from this performance, and her lines even were oozing with cheese! Tough luck.

Rank 10 - Chikezie: 1985 - "If Only For One Night"Cheesy Chikezie. Haha! He's no Luther, but he can sing. Unfortunately, he wasn't relatable, he wasn't real. xp And American Idol wants someone who's real.

Bottom 3 are Kristy Lee Cook, Chikezie and Jason Castro.

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