Friday, April 29, 2011

American Idol 10: Top 6 Eliminations - Casey gets the boot


American Idol 10: Top 6 Eliminations - Who got voted off?



It was Casey Abrams, and surprisingly not Jacob Lusk, nor either or the 2 remaining ladies who got the boot today on the American Idol Results show. Jacob Lusk and Scotty McCreery were in the Bottom 3.


My review of Casey's solo last night: "Casey Abrams growled "Hi-de-ho" and tried to pass it off as a vocal performance. Sorry dude, as talented I think you are, I never liked the pretentious bluesy rocker whatever persona. I thought it was silly."

But I did enjoy his duet with Haley Reinhart. Haley, another Idol contestant who has little to no chance of winning this Season should consider creating a singing group or band with Casey. They sound really good together eh?

Who will make it to the finals on American Idol Season 10?



With 5 remaining contestants, who do YOU think will make it to the Top 2? Last week, our poll yieleded James Durbin on top, with Casey and Scotty tied for second place. Now that Casey is off the show, will it be Scotty and James in the Finale? Vote in the poll below...

Thursday, April 28, 2011

American Idol 10: Top 6 sing Carol King's Songbook


There was something about the show tonight that just left me, I don't know, kind of bored. I think Carol King's songs are wonderful and she sings them with such truth and sincerity, she makes you believe. Very few of the performances did that for me tonight....



American Idol 10: Top 6 Performance Reviews - the Music of Carol King

Jacob Lusk is in trouble. Granted we've seen him soar through beautifully on some songs this season, but with his lack of control - sharps and flats all around - I was certain he was going to get booted off sooner or later. Singing "On No Not My Baby", Jacob failed to impress me despite his sustain high notes. We've seen him do that before. Next!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Ferrari Cars Giveaway - Winner announcement!


My ride. Lol!

Ferrari Cars Giveaway!


In Reyjr.com's first giveaway ever, I wish I was giving away the car pictured above - but don't fret because I am giving away the next best thing (LoL!): 2 Shell Ferrari model cars: a 612 Scaglietti and a 599 GTB Fiorano. I realized I already had the whole set, so might as well give these 2 away to one of my lucky blog readers. :D

It's not a contest, but I do want to give it to who really wants it most. :) Here are the very simple mechanics:

Sunday, April 24, 2011

How To See Which Facebook Pages Like Your FB Page


How To See Which Facebook Pages Like Your FB Page

I have been using my Facebook Page for Reyjr.com to Like other Facebook Pages, and have recently found out how to see which Facebook Pages have Liked my FB Page back as well. Here are quick and easy directions for "How To See Which Facebook Pages Like Your FB Page"...

Friday, April 22, 2011

American Idol 10: Top 7 Elimination Results - Stefano goes home!


American Idol 10: Top 7 Elimination Results

We correctly predicted the bottom 3 - Stefano, Jacob and Haley, but it was Stefano Langone who sang "Closer" by Ne-Yo last night is the latest to get the boot on American Idol Season 10.

Stefano to me had the voice to really be a star, unfortunately he didn't have the swagger for it. It was like Jersey Shore the musical last night during his RnB number where he failed to impress anyone with his moves. He has a long way to go in terms of creating that persona of the smooth confident talker. :p

From our poll, this is how you guys ranked our Top 7:
1. James Durbin
2. Scotty McCreery
3. Casey Abrams
4. Haley Reinhart
5. Lauren Alaina
6. Jacob Lusk
7. Stefano Langone

I guess I should start listening to my audience here. Haha. They got it right again!

Who will make it to the American Idol Season 10 Finals?

So 6 contestants remain - see the continuing poll below - Can you predict who the Final 2 will be? Answer the poll below!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

American Idol 10: Top 7 "Songs of the 21st Century" Reviews


American Idol 10: Top 7 "Songs of the 21st Century" Reviews

The show opened with a lookback at th auditions of the Top 7 - the faces in the crowd who are now "stars in the making" - well, a few of them are already bonafide stars whatever happens. Don't you agree?

Top 7 theme is "Music from the 21st Century" - that's a whole lot of current and very popular songs to choose from. But before the contestants, the eliminated contestants sang a cringe worthy version of Pink's "So What" - I mean, did they really have to put Paul in that group of ladies? It was just really bad. Gah. Anyway, on to the performance reviews!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

American Idol 10: Top 8 Elimination Results - Paul is out!

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American Idol 10: Top 8 Elimination Results



It was Paul McDonald who got booted off Idol on Thursday - I wasn't able to get my bottom 3 predictions correctly, but Paul's ouster I got right. I kind of feel bad for him though, his departure was of no fanfare, almost expected by everyone there. The battle of the vocalists was becoming apparent - and Paul just wasn't that kind of a singer. He is great at what he does though, so he should stick to that!

Our survey this week showed the readers of Reyjr.com chose Jacob, Paul and Haley as the bottom 3, getting 2 correctly.  I think Jacob is in a bad position and may be going home next week, but Stefano who has been in the bottom 2 for 2 weeks in a row is probably the most in danger of going home. Well, there's still the possibility that someone would give a lackluster performance and lose votes...

Thursday, April 14, 2011

American Idol 10: Ranking the Top 8 - "Music from the Movies" Performances

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Hello everyone! I'm back! So sorry I wasn't able to make an American Idol post last week. I was on vacation. Apologies, I could've warned you all that Pia Toscano was going home. Hahaha!

This week, Jimmy Iovine is joined by Will.I.Am on the mentors panel - dishing out quips and jokes with his advice, but generally just sitting there being cute. I wished they had let him mentor a bit more. Or at least let him mentor during RnB week or something more along his line of work.

In any case, I thought the contestants did well tonight. Here are my notes from the show...

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

I survived iBlog7: The show must go on!

How cool is it that I get to share with you all what went down before our iBlog7 intermission number? ;) Such is the awesomeness of being a blogger.  Hehehe.


The iBlog7 Experience - the show must go on!

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In show business, we always say "The show must go on!", a credo all performers have learned and internalized, myself being no exception. On April 2, the 2nd and final day of iBlog7: The 7th Philippine Blogging Summit, I was set to sing a few songs as an intermission number with my choirmates in The U.P. Concert Chorus. But as fate would have it, just 5 days before that, I completely lost my voice...

Friday, April 01, 2011

American Idol 10: Eliminations - Thia Megia and Naima Adedapo are...


Doesn't it make you smile when your predictions are right on the spot? Hahaha. :p

American Idol 10: Elton John Week Bottom 3


Paul McDonald, Thia Megia and Naima Adedapo were in the Bottom 3 for American Idol 10 - Top 11 Elton John Week, with Paul just missing elimination by the skin of his teeth. It was that lucky floral coat I tell you. :p

That big voiced FilAmerican Thia Megia failed to impress America yet again with her emotional rendition of "Daniel" and Naima Adedapo's reggae inspired "I'm Still Standing" did not inspire America to vote for her...