Thursday, March 1, 2007

Girls, Girls, Girls

So the girls sang last night on American Idol. I'm starting to think that this has got to be one of the worst years for American Idol lovers like myself. I didn't watch the first year of the show but think that Kelly Clarkson is a definite star. I so would have loved her and voted like crazy for her I'm sure. The second year of Idol is when I came on board and loved, loved, loved it. I think Clay was robbed but that's another story. I was so excited for season three to start I couldn't stand it. Then it started and I was sooo disappointed. That was the absolute worst season ever. I hated everybody on there. Not one single person had any business being on there. And Fantasia won. Gag. I stopped watching. I couldn't stomach it. Season four redeemed itself and I was in love with Carrie Underwood. I called her winning from the beginning even though people made fun of her for just standing there like a robot. Last season was fun. I thought something was fishy about Chris not making it but I wasn't heartbroken. It probably did his ego some good to have a heaping helping of humble pie. Katharine was my second choice to win but Taylor pulled it off. So far he has been the least successful but I think he'll pick up steam soon.

With all that said, this year sucks. There are maybe two or three stand outs and the rest of this motley crew just stinks. What were they thinking when they picked this group? I find it hard to believe that with all the people that tried out that this was the best they could come up with. So here's my dish: First up was my least favorite person of all Gina Glockson. I thought she was dressed horribly, too trashy for my taste. Carrie Underwood's rendition of this song blew hers way out of the water. Note to Gina: Look in the mirror before you go on stage and swallow some of that ego you have. This chick has herself convinced she is better than she really is. Hate to say it though, she'll be around for a while.

Next is Alaina Alexander and she sang a Dixie Chicks diddy. She should have picked another song. This isn't my favorite Chicks song and she really hurt herself by picking it. I think she is an adorable girl. She actually reminds me of my friend CA who is in Chicago. (Man, I miss her!) She didn't sing it bad but she didn't sing it well enough to stand out. I'm afraid she might just be in the bottom three or ousted this week. Depends on what happens with Antonedeafella. I'll explain more when it's her turn.

Third up is LaKisha. I think she may have peaked last week. She did much better then. I was a little bored with her Midnight Train rendition last night but again, she'll be around for a while. I think she proved that she isn't very versatile and that may be a problem for her in upcoming weeks.

Following LaKisha was Melinda Doolittle and I'll have to give it to her that girl can sing. But there is just something about her that I can't get past. She'll make a GREAT radio singer but just not someone that has a good stage show. I'm a little bored with her timid act. She reminds me of a puppy that's been kicked around and is waiting for the next wallop. Get some brass girl. So far she seems to be the one the judges have pimped out as their front runner. We'll see what America thinks. I like her voice but I'm not going to make the effort to vote for her. I have a feeling a lot of other people are going to feel the same way.

Next up is the one I was waiting for all night. I was curious to see if Ryan would make mention of all the controversy surrounding her this week but nope not one peep. I don't understand why unless they know she's on the way out the door. First of all let me say that if the entire week has been chocked full of nothing but accusations of you being a ho, why in the HELL would you come out on stage in such a skanky outfit?! Note to AntHOnella: put some clothes on you stupid asswipe. Try to endear yourself with all the people who aren't sure whether or not to believe you are a sweet misunderstood girl or some loose tramp. With that said, she raped the hell out of Celine's Because You Loved Me. I actually love this song and now. Not.So.Much. Then after she had to have known she stunk it up, she had the nerve to roll her eyes at the judges. Two words. Buh Bye. UNLESS, the worsters over at can pull out a save for her. They have her picked as their candidate right now and they vote in droves for the one they get behind.

Off subject a little bit. Votefortheworst was started by a group of folks that believe American Idol is rigged and even though the producers say America chooses the winner the worsters think it's predetermined and the judges use their comments to sway the voting public. So they pick a contestant that clearly sucks and votes like hell for them just to keep that person in the running to try to piss off the judges. Whether or not it works is beyond me. That's why I made the comment about Alaina earlier. By all rights Antonella should be handed her walking papers on tonight's show. If they pull it off and managed to scrape up enough votes for her then it's to Alaina's detriment. I have their link on the left hand side. I like to go there and read some of the stuff they say. If you are easily offended stay away.

Back on track, next up was Jordin Sparks. I think she is cute as a button and has a very likable personality. She did a pretty good job tonight. I liked her better last week. That seems to be a pattern here. I think she let her nerves get away from her and it showed a little bit. She'll be safe. She's probably number three/four for me.

Stephanie Edwards came out looking very beautiful. I liked her white dress even though it may have been a tad too much for this setting. I really liked her a lot last week. She's my number two I think. I HATED the song she sang. She sang it well but that song is by Beyonce and even Beyonce sings it like ass. It's just a bad bad song. I liked her family's kitchen though. I love looking into other people's house to see how they decorate. She's safe. I'd actually vote for her. I have high hopes for this one.

After the beautifully dressed Stephanie comes Leslie, what in the hell are you wearing, Hunt. Seriously, what was she thinking when she put that outfit together? She reminded me of my friend DG who lets her daughter who is five dress herself and actually takes her out in public with what she picks. She sang the same song that AJ sang the night before. I'm not sure which one butchered it worse. I'm thinking he may have beat her out on that. I will say that she has a raspyness to her voice that I like but I'm pretty sure it's the end of the road for our dear sweet Leslie. I think she would have sang the song Gina sang (Alone, by Heart) 10x better than Gina and it would have saved her for another week at least.

Hayley Scarnato came bouncing out next with her upbeat Whitney impersonation. This girl screams spoiled brat to me. I felt a little bad for her when she started crying at the end and I'm sure she won a few thousand votes because of it just to spite Simon. She's borderline. I'm not too impressed with her at the moment. Maybe she'll surprise me next week. I'm sure she's safe.

Finally, it's time for the one I've picked as my favorite so far, Sabrina Sloan. She was very good last week and I can see a lot of potential in her. I thought she was leaps and bounds better than all the rest. I would have hated if she were to have gotten too close to a sharp object though. Could those pants have been any tighter!!?? I'm gonna go out on a limb and say uum no! I was breathing heavy for her. The judges gave her hell for trying to sing Whitney but I think she has the chops to pull it off. Plus I think there is going to be a Whitney week this season so what in the hell are they talking about?! Might as well disqualify all of them if nobody can take on Whitney in their opinion and they've got an entire show dedicated to her. Stupid.

So that's my take on it all. We'll see how it goes.
Guys leaving: Sanjaya Malakar and Brandon Forgot the Last Name
Girls leaving: (Rightfully) Antonella Barba but the worsters may save her. If so then Alaina Alexander and Leslie Hunt.