Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Final 12

And we're BACK!!!

Sorry - the last couple weeks were so bad Idol wise I just couldn't even stand drawing them. But we're down to the final 12 now so it's time to kick it into gear.

Tonight we are honored to have a guest drawer, Gert!!! Gert is 6 and loves COLOR.

Idolt Does Rolling Stone Tonight.... now... LAST year this would have been one I was looking forward to. This year all I could think was that the thought of Aaron singing anything by the Stone frightened me.


So we're off. I follow Ryan Seacrest on Twitter. He tweeted today he was scared of the stairs. He handled them just fine.

I thought I would do a little Stone Logo here for you. Gert said "You draw lips really good Mommy!!"

Big Mike was up first. I gotta say it... he's too big for sticks. He sang nicely. And moved robotic ally. The judges agreed.

Really... the best part of Idol these days is the Kris Allen Ford commercials.

Didi.... I still kinda like her... and she picked a GREAT song for her.

All of tonight's performances were prefaced by interviews with contestants families. Casey's mom has a necklace with his picture in it. I think she has other kids.

I think they might need therapy.

Casey just annoys me. He's not that great a singer and he was doing this whole one handed guitar thing tonight and just... go home boy.

Gert was baffled why Casey had a girls name. How times have changed that Casey is now a default girls name. So she added a little descriptor to assist you.

Lacey... was boring. Honestly. It was a very nice song, but... zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.. And ellen agreed with me.

Andrew.... Andrew Andrew Andrew... you had plaid on. That's your only saving grace this week. He also is a very nice singer, but there's just no pizazz!

Katie of course has HEARD of the Rolling Stones... sort of. She wore a fluffy dress and I always feel like she's auditioning for Glee when I watch her. Eh.

So far tonight most people have had some pitch problems....

Fozzie was enjoying the Stone as well. He kept jumping around during the show. See?

Tim.... Tim is a former cast member of Little House on the Prairie. Well... no he's not. But he's sporting some SERIOUS Almonzo hair. And I REALLY REALLY want to cut it. Oh... and he's another "Meh" singer.
Siobhan... sang the heck out of the song. And up til the last note was great, and then went for a power note that simply WASN'T there... and it was all screamy and screechy and the judges apparently didn't notice. I thought she was very Adam Lamberty... in that now she has to have this power screech somewhere in her songs. Sigh. Not again.

Lee is exactly the kind of singer I'm into these days... Male singer/songwriters with a little gravel in the voice. SO I loved him... I do wish he'd find just a smidge of glitter for his personality. And Lee... don't wear gray... it doesn't help.

I'm and old fuddy duddy and Paige wore gray shorts with black tight and gray boots... and I have no idea how she sang cause all I could do was look at that combo... ick.
Aaron tried to have a moment on the stairs. I think needing to shave should be a requirement for this show.

I had a note here that said "I'm Tired of Vampires"... cause they're everywhere and in everything and I'm over it. But the computer ate the sign and I didn't feel like recreating it.
WEll.... I don't.
And finally, in the pimp spot (oh I am SOOOOOOOOO surprised) Crystal... did another troubadour rendition of a song and it was good, but she's gotta come out of her shell a bit. And don't tell the world you weren't in the right "head space"

There you have it my friends.....
Who is going home???

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Results Night

Ryan talks to the judges... and Mr. Kara is a HOTTIE.

And the top 24 sings "American Boy"... very badly. It sounds like something you would hear in the elevator on the way to your dentist's office.

And it's time for Girl's Results....
And the lights are up... and down... and up... and down........
Siohban is SAFE
Haeileighy is..... safe. (Ugh)
Michelle is looking PANICCED.... but she's safe.
Katelyn has less lip stick on tonight... and she's safe.
katie and Janell are left. Janell looks So much like Marcia Brady. They both look like they could puke. And Janell is going home. Awww, and she gives a nice good bye speech. Awww.

Oooo - Allison Iraheta is back with REALLY pink and purple hair. Rather Barbie. And a REALLY big butt ruffle thing. And ends the song with some REALLY WEIRD head thing. She IS much better with the conversations than she was last year.

And MORE ladies...

Paige... well she's staying cause he's talking about her first. yep, staying.
Lacey... is... staying. oh Ryan and your tricky little ways.
Lily... (Looking like a red gladiator) is safe.
Crystal... she better be safe cause I LIKE HER. (Even if I didn't call) And she's safe.
So we're down to Ashley and Didi. I hope it's DeighDeigh staying. Ashley just didn't do it for me. and i'm right. Ashely's heading home. Singing her song... proving again why she's headed home. NOT good. Why do they make us suffer through these things again????

Oh... um.. I got sidetracked....

Back with the boys.

Big Mike - staying
John - staying
(One of the guys is making like this is a football sideline and saying "Alight, Alright" after someone is announced safe)
Little short guy (Aaron)
Toddrick - Safe
We're down to Tim and Joe. Tim looks like Albert Ingalls. And it's Joe that is headed home. Awww... nice guy.

Kris is back!!! With pictures of his trip to Haiti.. singing Let It Be. Oooo.. .nice.

And now the last guy...

Casey... is safe.
Jermaine... is safe... (and looks like Spike Lee)
Lee... is safe! (yeah - me likey him!!!)
Andrew.... oh please.... is safe. Yeah again!
Tyler & Alex left. Bye bye Alex. Though I'm okay with either one. Alex looks about 2 seconds from bawling.... (Alex is wearing plaid)... Oh my gosh - Tyler is going!! SEE - it's the POWER OF THE PLAID PEOPLE!!!!!

So there you go. We're down to 20. Wow... I was So not good at picking!!!

Top 12 Guys... Really? This is the Top???

Ok friends. I'm playing catch up cause with 3 nights of Idol in one week AND Olympics and Mr. B buying a house today, it's been a little crazy. So... I figure what you guys REALLY are after are the pictures, so tonight, I'm giving you pictures only. Cause honestly... you know how Simon was quoted as saying it's a girl's year?? WEll it dang well better be, cause these guys... um... ARE BAD.

See if you can figure out who I think should be going home tonight.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

AI - Top 12 Girls

Are you ready?? Here's Ryan, WEARING A PLAID TIE, walking through a phalanx of people - girls on the left, guys on the right. Ryan gets all dramatic about how this stage will produce another super star, and then for some reason he and the guy on the end get a massive case of the giggles. But Ryan kept it together.

Ryan introduces the girls... yeah.. all those names ran together, I'll catch them when they sing.

Let's meet the judges.... Simon thinks a girl is going to win. Cara... well... she said something but I wasn't listening. Randy says sing (DUH - thanks Captain Obvious). Ellen gives some good advice and then they let her cut up a bit. Ok... I don't want this every night. I like Ellen's skits on her show, i don't want this on AI. Especially if it makes the show run long.

Starting off with Paige from Florida singing All Right Now. Paige is wearing a romper. A... black, lace, romper. Really??? She's pretty good but a little flat to my untrained ear. Simon things it wasn't a good song choice. Randy says it's a group song... seriously... I hate it when they say it. Why do things have to be the group or the single? Isn't a key that you can "make it your own". Ellen liked it.

Ashley. Singing Happy. By Leona Lewis. Simon's golden girl... interesting choice. More gold Lame'. Is my closet lacking Lame'? I think I might look lame in Lame.' And Very Tight spandex jeans. Oh... and she's singing, and it's nice. But a little flat and kind of uninspiring. They tell her to sing something we don't expect her to sing. Ten dollars says later in the evening they tell someone the song didn't "fit" them. Ugh.

What About Love from Janell. Who apparently borrowed Ashley's painted on jeans. Am I just old?? And then she's got a shoulder pad the size of something from Working Girl. Oh... and she's doing a great job of hitting some clunkers. She has a nice voice but she's not going anywhere in this competition. The judges say it was a "big song" which is code for "not good"

Lily with the platinum hair is singing "Fixin a Hole". She's got her guitar. She's got that quirky voice - kinda like Megan Joy from last season, but a little more controlled. But she still manages to go a little flat here and there. But she's got pretty good stage presence and understands that not EVERY NOTE needs to be hollard to be good. The judges like her, and she agrees. Awwww.. her Dad is cute!!! Kinda like Ron Howard :)

Katelyn will be touching us with her rendition of Oh Darlin! Oh.. the little black pleather dress and hair... spider??? She sings pretty well. And she looks like Gert did her lipstick. Whoa there girl. The judges like her.

Haeley is singing I Wanna Hold Your Hand. Remember Haeley? She wanted to be a country singer? - and she's playing a red guitar and and she's tweeked the song a bit... and she when she goes for the high notes it's pretty painful. She's completely in white by the way... VERY 80's mini skirt. Oh... Haeley... you're cute.

Buh Bye. (Ellen thought it was a hot mess... oh.. Ellen.. no it wasn't)

Lacey's back. Singing Landslide. Oh, she's on a stool, cause this is the "slow it down portion" of the show. Wow... her mouth is moving from the sound is coming from her nose. I hate nasal singing. She did find a lipstick that TOTALLY matches her hair. That's neat. She's flat. that's not neat. Randy thought it was terrible. (OH - programming note - Randy has not said "For me for You" or "10000 %" at all tonight) Ellen didn't like it. Simon didn't like it.... but he needs to stop saying Indulgent cause it doesn't even MEAN anything anymore.

Michelle has a family that is excited that she's going to be singing Fallen. More painted on jeans. And 80's looks. She's really beautiful. She does a pretty good job. She's obviously comfortable on stage. The judges liked her as well. Nothing that's going to blow your socks off, but nice.

Dede/Didi/DeeDee is wearing my grandma's Afghan and singing "The Way I Am"... actually.. I'm pretty sure Lisa Grinde had that "vest" when we were in 3rd grade. Oh, another girl who sounds a LOT like Megan Joy. Dollars to donuts Simon calls this indulgent. But I like it. I'm not sure I could listen to a whole album straight of her voice, but I would put her in a song mix. She's a smidge flat on the last note, but all in all it was nice. And the judges say.... HA HA Simon says it was indulgent. HA HA HA And he's missing a spark. Oh well. The other judges liked it.

Have you seen these Old Spice commercials? They are SLAYING me.

Siobhan is singing Wicked Game and doesn't know what a "dark horse" is. So I'm going to find it hard to like her cause really... read a book. She starts the song really low, almost too low. Her shoes may be the most "sensible" shoes ever worn by a woman on AI... ever. Wingtips??? With Velcro Closures?? Beyond that she's also singing.. and it's... another eh... I didn't totally get into it. She's just not my thing.

OO - it's Crystal the dreadlock girl. She's quite different. She doesn't watch AI, but she's trying to take care of her son. That's cool. She's got her guitar AND harmonica, singing Hand in my Pocket. And nice jeans. Neither too loose, nor too tight. And she sounds a LOT like Alanis, but it's all good. Pretty on pitch and CLEARLY musically talented. I'm really liking her. Randy liked it, Ellen liked it, her friends liked it, Simon says there are thousands of her doing this outside subway stations all over the world. So lovely.

Katie - Katie is 16 or something like that. And she likes headbands. Cause yeah... that's fun. And she has a family. Curious how so many of these contestants have families. She's singing Feeling Good. And as a mom, watching her move and sing, and knowing her age, I'm kinda in the "get off that stage and cover up young lady" mode. This is so a song you would lip sync to while you were doing a strip tease in your bedroom for your husband. I don't want my 16 -year-old being that...sensual. Ew... And guess what. The judges agree with me.

So kids, who's going home???? I'm going with Haeley and Paige.