updated american idol power rankings – and then there were 3
The great sausage fest of May 2009 kicked off last night and the boys didn’t disappoint– one of them just annoyed and screamed like he always does. I was feeling Bono’s pain but more on that later. . .
It’s going to be very interesting to see who goes home tonight. Regardless of who it is, the result will be an incredible letdown for a huge chunk of the American population as I’m sure many have picked sides and have declared their loyalty to one of the 3. Actually, if you’re like me, you may have declared that you would be down with anyone winning except somebody. That person for me should be obvious to you all by now!
whoever mixed the sound for the show last night might be fired when the producers review the show. don’t know if you noticed but one of the background singers during one of Lambert’s songs sounded like she had brought a boost pedal for her microphone. It’s as if she she made a decision to hijack the moment and like Nacho, wanted a “taste of the glory!” Pretty funny but annoying stuff.
as this season is nearing a close, the best news is that “So You Think You Can Dance” will debut very soon… May 21 to be exact! If you haven’t watched this show, you have to. as much as I enjoyed watching Idol this past year, SYTYCD is actually the purer, more inspiring show in my opinion. It’s not as bogged down by ratings, marketing, and biased judging. Can it be anymore clear who the Idol judges want on the winner’s platform next week? Sickens me!
The Top 3:
1. Kris Allen
Kris was very impressive last night and I think that he deserves to win this competition. He’s been a quiet force throughout the season, his wife has endured the weekly covetous cries of the American female youth, and he has successfully shed his monkey likeness to become a bonafide star. He has yet to show that he’s able to pull off a falsetto as proven in his rendition of “Apologize” last night but 1) my falsetto sucks too so I can’t knock his and 2) he makes up for this one weakness by being awesome in his ability to sustain meaningful notes, hit the high ones, and instill his flavor into every song; all the while, carrying himself in a manner of humility that breeds respectable confidence. He’s ready to win this. His version of “Heartless” was pretty sick… totally gutsy, original, and blew Kanye and The Fray’s versions out of the water. In fact, I think it’s always a good move to choose songs featuring the auto-tuner and turning them into more artful interpretations like Kris did there. America, you are stupid if Kris is not in the top 2.
2. Danny Gokey
After the great debacle of the screaming banchee moment that was last week, Danny had to bounce back this week to even stand a chance. Did he do enough? I don’t think so. In the ideal world, the final 2 would be between Kris and Danny. But given the fact that Adam Lambert has the shameless endorsement of the judges and those behind the entire show, I feel like Danny may be going home tonight. I’m ready for surprises though. Anything can happen. Seriously. On another tip, there is something nobody is talking about but I believe it’s worth mentioning and it’s the fact that Danny hasn’t used his painful story as a way to earn the sympathy vote during the past couple months. Idol highlighted the story of his wife’s death in the early rounds but since then, Danny has quietly gone about his business and sang his heart out. He could have very easily utilized the “point to the sky” routine after every performance bit or thrown in a “this one’s for her” speech when Seacrest puts the mic in his face but Danny hasn’t done that. I believe this is one of the most underrated story-lines of the season: Danny is doing this with his wife in mind but he is not exploiting her tragic passing so as to garner more votes. I respect that. Big time.
3. Adam Lambert
Cilantro. You either love it or you hate it. Adam Lambert is Cilantro and the judges love them some Carne Asada. Can Kris and Danny overcome the shameless endorsement of the judges? It was proven a couple weeks ago that Simon Cowell’s words are not strong enough to sway the public opinion (most of the time) but now it will be a test of who has the more loyal fans and who captured the hearts of those on the fence. I decided I hate Adam Lambert only because he absolutely murdered one of the greatest songs of all time last night, “One” by U2. Supposedly the U2 camp gave their hearty approval and permission for Adam to sing the tune but I’m pretty sure Bono fell ill last night after the atrocious rendition. Are we caught in an alternate universe where the same screaming non-sense is praised as originality and virtuosity? I literally feel like I’m taking crazy pills! The judges keep saying that Glambert is a Rock and Roll guy but there is absolutely nothing about Adam that screams (pun intended) Rock or Roll! He is more of an actor taking on the sound and likeness of a rocker and Adam lacks the edge and “street cred” to be a rock star. His voice is too polished, too theatrical to be considered rock. Even if you are a fan of Adam, this is something you must understand and acknowledge! It feels good to spit truth!
My Bold Predictions:
My BOLD prediction is that America wakes up from their slumber to vote Danny and Kris into the top 2, shocking the judges and those who love fake, processed rock and roll! Adam is gracious in defeat initially but proceeds to scream-shatter the entire Idol set and declares his supremacy despite being voted off. “You haven’t seen the last of…MEEeeEeEEeeeEEeeEEEeEE!!!!”