Wednesday, March 19, 2008
My American Idol Weekly Verdict
OK.....I know you fellow idolaters (ooh that is convicting, huh?) were waiting on the edge of your seat for Becky's weekly verdict, right? Hee Hee
This week was weird for me. (I thought that before Simon said it on the show) : )
I really think it was a mistake to do the same theme for two weeks in a row. There was an awesome energy level and excitement last week. The performers were excited and their performances were fun. This week, the performances all felt flat to me. I can't even think who I would choose as the star of the week. I was kind of bored.
(Note: Doing the Beatles theme two weeks in a row was a mistake, but it wasn't as much of a mistake as the show tunes theme a few seasons back. ZZZZzzzzzzZZZZZZZZ)
So here is my verdict:
Amanda: Simon said what I keep saying. Her performances are the same week after week. She seemed like she had a great time performing, but I think that if she doesn't change it up a bit and prove she can do something unique, she won't last. She might think ballads are boring, but all great rockers have done them, and I LOVE a good rock ballad.
David Cook: Despite the comment above, other than Jon Bon Jovi and a few 80's rock ballads, I really am not a rock fan. I listen to contemporary Christian music, so it surprises me how much I like him. I like his voice a lot and his performances always entertain me. Even this week, with a performance that, yes, Simon, was a little bit more of the same, I was entertained. Not enough to call him the star of the night but entertained.
David Archuleta: I was happy that he was able to recover from last week. I wish I could make myself love him like all of you do. He seems like a great kid and very deserving, but he makes me feel old. : ) It's like watching a little kid on stage. : )
Syesha did have a pretty good comeback from last week, but once again I have to agree with Simon......I would have loved to hear Brooke White sing "Yesterday" instead. I really love Brooke and hope she has a big comeback next week.
I'm thankful that there will be a new theme next week. I hope it will revive the contestants. Beatles were awesome last week, but I think a repeat of a theme, no matter what the theme, is a mistake.
My prediction for tonight is that Kristy Lee Cook will go home. I must brag a little and say I did call it last week, didn't I? : )
Oh, yeah! One more thing! I know I denied it before, but I was actually able to agree with you Jen and Joel. Jason Castro would look like a young John Travolta if he cut off the dreads! : )