March 17th, 2010 1:01 am |
Here we go America. THIS is your Top 12. Who will WOW us tonight and who will make us yawn?
10 more weeks of Idol…can you handle it?? In a previous posting I said, let’s just skip to the Top 4.
Tonight we have the music of the Rolling Stones. Each of the 12 contestants has to choose a song performed or written by the Rolling Stones.
Ready? Let’s go. First up is Michael Lynche.
Can you deliver after that AWESOME performance last week. It’s a bigger stage and WAY more people in the audience. So far, what a nice way to start the night. Lots of energy up there Michael. Nice way to work the crowd. I think the crowd clapping gets distracting – don’tcha think? Solid performance. Technically, and showmanshipwise it was awesome. Congrats on making it to the Top 12! Score: 9
Play with Fire
Dark and mysterious. I don’t know how to feel about this performance. I mean, it sounds good. You’re hitting the notes and there does seem to be some intensity in your voice. Your last note had a hiccup, but overall I think it was ok. Nothing special. Score: 7++
It’s All Over Now
Hmmm….a little Country twang eh Casey?? You look hot up there and you look like you’re having a great time. But you know what? I wish you would move around a bit, you’re tethered to that microphone. It’s a huge stage…take advantage of it. I guess you can’t move too much with the Amp there, but it would have been nice to see you dance and move around dude. Own the stage. So the vocals, sounded good to me. It was OK. Score: 7+
What is this song? Oh…its Ruby Tuesday. Weird, weird arrangement Lacey. For me its a bit too weird. I keep wanting your vocal range to be just a tid lower on the register. But I guess this is your comfort range – mousey. Not a favorite for sure. Score: 5++
Sounds like one of those 70′s anti-war protest songs! I’m falling asleep. I’m not a fan Andrew sorry. If this song is about war, you need to be more forceful. Mick Jagger would be showing anger and he’d be all over that stage. Watching you on stage you stood in one place the whole time. The vocals were mediocre and didn’t blow me away. Eh. I was hoping you weren’t here this week. Oh well. Score: 6-
That sounded very uncertain. Have some conviction eh? Well, it started off bad for me, but by the time you got to the chorus it was actually ok. Not spectacular, but give it some training and you really have the potential for something great. You know how to look the part and you know how to work the camera. Overall I think it was a good song choice for you this week, but was it enough to stay? Score: 7
Under My Thumb
Really? This is why you moved on to the Top 12? Last week’s Hallelujah was great, but this week’s Under My Thumb should be under a rock. I don’t think reggaefying (I know…that wasn’t a word) the song was the right thing to do. Your vocals just aren’t polished enough. It’s like the football jock that just realized he could sing, but obviously needs lots of coaching. Do you have potential, sure, but not tonight. Score: 4++
Paint It Black
Yay Siobhan!! Blow me away! Nice control, nice beginning – soft and mysterious. Then the beat picks up and so do you! Thanks for making it real yet again. Great performance. WOW!! That note! OMG!! That note! Fucking amazing. Nice way to end the piece Siobhan!!! EXCELLENT!! Geek chic with those glasses Siobhan! Score: 9
Beasts of Burden
Hey Lee! Sup?? Oooh…I bit pitchey there in the beginning. Somehow I imagined that you would be fully rockin’ it out with it being Rolling Stones, yet you decided to take a lighter approach. Why? You could have had a great time tonight. I’m a little bummed dude. For the second time tonight another person tethered to your microphone. You know I’m a fan right? I love your voice, but honestly I was a little bored. Score: 7+++
Honky Tonk Women
So, it was reported earlier today that you have laryngitis. I’m sorry. But you shouldn’t have made it to the Top 12. I know I’m being mean, but I’m very upset at this years Top 12. That performance last week was atrocious and you know it. Wow…well for someone with laryngitis, you sure are bolting it out of the park. Is this the Paige from earlier in the competition? Ok….well I will admit you sound ok. Thank you for engaging the audience. The vocals are actually not that bad. It sounds ok. Compared to your comadre Tim Urban he still did worse than you tonight. Score: 7-
Ok Aaron. Nice hair this week. A little makeover eh? I don’t know this song. You sound a bit hesitant there. Whoa, for the first time you’re holding that mic with conviction, not with your pinky under it. Damn…you moved your pinky back to the underside. That bothers me. Hahaha. So back to the song. I thin kit was a good idea that you chose a ballad. I ijust don’t see you rockin it out on that stage. Good song choice. The vocals were ok…I think you still need some confidence. Score: 7
You Can’t Always Get What You Want
Oh a Glee favorite! Bring it home Crystal. You’re the last performance of the night, make us forget about Tim Urban’s horrible song under his thumb. Nice arrangement of the song. I want to speed it up and dance, but that’s not what you’re looking for. The horns join in and now were moving a bit. Hands are in the air in the audience and you look so happy to be up there tonight. Nice. Nice way to end the night. Another great performance Crystal – you have yet to disappoint. Congrats! Score: 9
So there you have it everyone. That was our Top 12. So who didn’t do well tonight? Well, I think you and I agree it was Tim Urban. Were there any other upsets tonight? I wasn’t too big a fan of Lacey’s Ruby Tuesday. So who will it be. Tune in tomorrow night as we reveal who is going home. Will we see a performance by the Rolling Stones tomorrow? Probably not.
Have a good night everyone!