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Category Archives: American Idol
|American Idol||Viewership||Ratings||Season Winner||Runner Up|
|Season 1 2002||23.021M||10.8/30||Kelly Clarkson||Justin Guarini|
|Season 2 2003||38.060M||16.8/37||Ruben Studdard||Clay Aiken|
|Season 3 2004||28.839M||12.0/32||Fantasia Barrino||Diana DeGarmo|
|Season 4 2005||30.269M||12.5/31||Carrie Underwood||Bo Bice|
|Season 5 2006||36.383M||14.2/36||Taylor Hicks||Katherine McGee|
|Season 6 2007||30.755M||11.5/31||Jordin Sparks||Blake Lewis|
|Season 7 2008||31.688M||11.4/30||David Cook||David Archuleta|
|Season 8 2009||28.838M||10.0/28||Kris Allen||Adam Lambert|
|Season 9 2010||24.215M||8.2/24||Lee DeWyze||Crystal Bowersox|
|Season 10 2011||29.288M||9.2/26||Scotty McCreery||Lauren Alaina|
|Season 11 2012||21.5M||6.4/18||Phillip Phillips||Jessica Sanchez|
|Season 12 2013||13.6M||3.4/11||Candice Glover||Kree Harrison|
This episode sucked! Most of the performances sucked and the duets were atrocious. So I’m not going to comment on all the performances.
Scotty was surprisingly good with You’ve Got a Friend. James had the best performance of the night with Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow. And Jacob is going home, I fear. Though I can wish for Haley to go home. Please unsuckIdol !!!
Well, the irony is not lost on me with the first six to go home singing So What? By P!nk. I mean, with lyrics like “Guess what, and now that we’re done…” My question is, can anyone help Paul a) remember the words and b) actually hit the notes?
And look who’s in the audience. It’s Mark Ballas from Dancing with the Stars looking all hot and sexy. I guess those rumors about Mark and Pia are true. Pia is 19. How old is Mark? 25? Hmmmm. And we all know that Pia is performing on Dancing with the Stars next week.
Scotty – Swinging, by LeAnn Rimes
He’s doing the version by LeAnn Rimes, but this song was originally done back in 1983 by John Anderson. I’ve always loved this song, but I can barely hear Scotty over the band. Only okay.
James – Uprising, by Muse
Great song! Stop screaming though. I still say this song should have been done by Queens of the Stone Age.
I’ve said since the beginning of the season that I was waiting for someone to do an Adele song on Idol. I mean, the album is brilliant. She’s been featured on everything from Grey’s Anatomy to Glee last night. And now the person I can’t stand the most is doing Rolling in the Deep? UGH! It would have been a good performance had she not growled through half of it. Again, ugh!
He recognized the pitch problem in the beginning and corrected it. Great middle and amazing end. But it didn’t WOW me like he usually does.
Casey – Harder to Breathe, Maroon 5
Well the irony here is that Adam Levine is a sex symbol for the heavens, while Casey is not. But they both have amazing voices. I can’t believe you just kissed Jenny from the Block! That tool balls!!! Wait, did Ryan just say “So this is what it feels like to be a man” ?
Stefano – Closer, by Ne-yo
Let me cool down first. I just witnessed a mass amount of sex appeal ooze out of my TV screen. Wow, that was hot! The singing was amazing as well. But get rid of those blonde bimboes singing back up. Final thoughts: I will come closer to you any day!
Gurrl! Oh, I was talking about the fiddle player. Don’t know the song at all, but it was a good performance. Not sure it was good enough to keep you safe.
Really? Ok this is now just getting ridiculous! Paul needs to go! Sorry VFTW.
Haley – The Climb
Great performance. She missed a few notes near the end, but should be safe. SHOULD.
Foreshadowing? We shall see. The first part was karaoke, but the second part was very solid.
Scotty – I Crossed My Heart
This was just the opposite. First part was amazing – authentic George Strait. The second part was only ok.
Casey – Nature Boy
Nice and sweet. Total hat tip for doing a Nat King Cole song. And doing it well!
UGH! Here is my concern. If Paul goes, she becomes the VFTW pick. I hate her!
Jacob – Bridge Over Troubled Water
I have to agree with Jimmy Iovine about preaching to America. But I love it when Jacob takes me to church. Preach on!
James – Heavy Metal
Here, I just don’t know.
Well it’s obvious America has different thoughts on who should go than I do. That’s okay, for now. I was pleasantly surprised to see Paul in the Bottom Three last week. This week on American Idol, we are “treated” to Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Week. Hmmm, okay. We are down to only three girls left. I only see maybe one of them making it into the Top Five. Maybe. On to the performances.
Jacob – Man in the Mirror
What a way to start the show. OMG! That’s Siedah Garrett! She’s awesome. And Jacob continues to impress. Werk it gur!
Haley – Piece of My Heart
Pat Benatar called. She wants her dress from the Love is a Battlefield video back. Actually a decent performance.
Casey – Have You Ever Seen the Rain
Nice to slow it down a little.
Great shoes girl. First part put me to sleep. A typical performance. VFTW tweets, “singing the song as if she just wants to get through it because there’s a cake waiting off stage for her afterwards.” Love them!
James – While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Scotty – That’s Alright Mama
Actually a fun performance!
Pia – River Deep Mountain High
My expectations are VERY high for this song! Of course the Tina Turner original is out of this world. But Glee gave it new life a few months ago with Mercedes and Santana singing it. Oh look – a new use for Hammer pants! Surprisingly, this was a very good performance.
Horrible head voice. Second part of the song is much better than the first.
Hmmm. Kenny Loggins does Johnny Cash…horribly!
Well, it seems that America is pretty tone deaf! Last week’s results definitely showed that people aren’t voting for talent (but hey, we knew that all along). Anyway, though he didn’t give a great performance last week, I am glad the judges used the save on Casey.
Scotty – Country Comfort
Is it a good idea to sing an Elton Joun song that NO ONE has ever heard of?
Naimia – I’m Still Standing
Reggea? Hmmmm. But she did make it work. I’m just worried that people at home won’t get it. This is one of the first pop songs I heard and liked. And I love the video. I just hope everyone else likes it.
Paul – Rocket Man
I think he’s high!
Pia – Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me
Bringing a little church up in here. Great performance! You keep telling her to switch it up. Why aren’t you saying the same thing to Scotty?
Hold me closer Tony Danza. Oh wait! If the first note is off, it’s a good sign that you’re going home.
One word: karaoke. Probably one of Elton John’s most well known song… butchered!
James – Saturday Night’s Alright
Once he got on stage and stopped pandering to the crowd, it was good. A little Lady Gaga with the piano on fire.
Thia – Daniel
One of my favorites of Elton! I even liked the Wilson Phillips cover of the song. The first part was awesome. The second part, not so much.
Casey – Your Song
Talk about from zero to hero! So far, the best of the night!
Jacob – Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word
Not his best performance, but leaps and bounds above move of the night.
Love the dress! That’s all. PS, you’re no Michelle Pfieffer! PPS, Randy, you’re on crack if you think this was the best of the night!
There continue to be three categories in which to put these singers – really good, ok, and go chew on a shotgun blast. Next week, I will give you my pick for the Top 5. There were trainwrecks aplenty on the way to Motown week.
Casey – I Heard it Through the Grapevine
Started aweful, got a little better, but screeched and screamed through most of it.
Thia – Heat Wave
Great job! Foot apping. She lost her rhythm near the end.
Jacob – You’re All I Need
You should know by now that Jacob is my pick to win it all this year! That being said, boy acted like a fool up there on stage. That’s a good thing! When you have all three d
Lauren – You Keep Me Hanging On
Find the beat honey! And stop the vocal dipping. Horrible ending.
Stafano – Hello
Not a good start. Got better, but ever great. Seems like you were straining too much.
Haley – You Really Got a Hold on Me
Good news: your hair looks amazing!
Bad news: you’re in the Bottom 3 again!
Scotty – For Once in My Life
Cute, but ehhhh…
Pia – All in Love is Fair
Started off boring, but picked up and became a great song.
Paul – Tracks of My Tears
I literally went to sleep.
Naima – Dancin’ in the Streets
Watch out Afrika Bambaataa! Great performance!
James – Living for the City
Good performance, but pitchy.
The women continue to underperform. And for the third straight week, one will get the boot. BOTTOM THREE: Lauren, Haley, and Paul
Of course, there were a few who shined last night.
Naima: What’s Love Got to Do with It
Love you, but you can’t “Rihanna” a Tina Turner song. #aweful
Paul: I Guess That’s Why They Call it the Blues
As Chikezie from Idol Season 7 named it, “The Blues”. Ok, now the quirkiness is turning into very bad dancing and singing. Did the guys over at VFTW get it right last week?
This is just getting bad, so time to short-hand it.
Stefano: Finally a really good performance
Karen: Love the Taylor Dayne
Casey: Quit screaming
Lauren: Go play in traffic.
Jacob: Another amazing performance!
BOTTOM THREE: Naima, Paul, Lauren.
They keep saying this is the best talent ever on American Idol, but I just don’t see it. I mean, there are some great singers among this baker’s dozen. But I can already pick out the Top 6 — Casey, Jacob, James, Naima, Pia, & Thia. Scotty could push his way in there though. So here are my thoughts on last night’s performances.
Lauren Alaina – Any Man of Mine (Shania Twain)
Yes, you’re nervous. But don’t make this into a karaoke performance. BTW, wat the hell are you wearing. Oh, and QUIT SCREAMING!
Casey Abrams – With A Little Help From My Friends (The Beatles)
Very comfortable on stage. Another perfect song for your voice.
Ashthon Jones – When You Tell Me That You Love Me (Diana Ross)
Girl, you look amazing! But quit the “Heys.” It sounded a little forced. And it wasn’t up to par with Diana Ross.
Paul McDonald – Come Pick Me Up (Ryan Adams)
Still quirky. Didn’t feel much for the song. VFTW-approved.
Pia Toscano – All By Myself (Eric Carmen/Celine Dion)
Took a drub song and make it good. Great outfit except for that cape. Who do you think you are – Batgirl?
James Durbin – Maybe I’m Amazed (Paul McCartney)
I dunno. I mean, this was a really really really good performance. But James is one of two performers I expect greatness from every week. He’s raised the bar so high!
Haley Reinhart – Blue (Leann Rimes)
Ehhh. In a word, KARAOKE! Are you yodelling?
Jacob Lusk – I Believe I Can Fly (R. Kelly)
Wow! This is a big ass song! A few minor off notes, but it was absolutely amazing.
Thia Megia – Smile (Charlie Chaplin/ Michael Jackson)
What an amazing voice for a 15 year old. Loved the first part of the song. The second part was only okay.
Stefano Langone – Lately (Stevie Wonder)
Like Stefano, and LOVE Stevie Wonder! But not sure about this arrangement. But homeboy is having a great time on stage.
Karen Rodriguez – I Could Fall in Love (Selena)
Honey, hit the notes. The right ones.
Scotty McCreery – The River (Garth Brooks)
Started off great, but went a little karaoke. Looks like you are getting a little cocky. But you’re safe.
Naima Adedapo – Umbrella (Rihanna)
Girl got some moves! Acted like a fool up on that stage. Like Jacob, a few minor off notes, but damn. Work it girl!
BOTTOM THREE: Ashton, Lauren, Karen.