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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Simply So Predictable.

OK, I'll accept that America sees something in Jorge I do not. Lil deserved her spot and I am happy about Scott even though KK thinks he is boring. I felt for Ju'not and Felicia Barton as I think they were good (well compared to the others).

Now for the Wild Cards. And an explanation of my title.

Von Smith? He didn't even excite the tweens with the pink cell phones but they are determined to find an Archie substitute. I thought Archie was passe last year and now they bring in a poor, no I mean awesomely poor, imitation of him. And while I don't hate him, his hair does look exactly like the troll dolls I played with as a kid.

Jasmine Murray? Well the kids bombed out this year so they are determined to get some youth in there. I don't know why they think she is so commercial. She stunk up the stage. That Jo Tone gal did better than she did (not that I think she should be back either).

The rest of the guys in the wild card I think I agree with. I recall thinking they were not getting a fair shake under the new format. Anoop is a bit old fashioned and Nick Braddy and Matt Giraud have potential. I guess I'm ok with them.

Tatiana was a given. The producers are like a dog with bone on wanting to continue drama. Simon's expression as she cried was priceless. He really loathes her and well...doesn't the the rest of America? She robbed Felicia Barton of a spot which sort of makes you wonder if maybe she took up some guys offer (as you recall there were many guys making this offer to her) and slept her way into the wildcard round. I'm thinking she found out who Joanna Pancitti's Idol producer's friends were and well....

I like Jesse and Megan because I like their bluesey voices. I hope Megan doesn't do her jerky dance tomorrow. I hope Jesse picks a good song with enough *range* to impress the judges.

My prediction on judges choice? Any of the guys except for Von (I think they actually might judge them on their performances tomorrow), Tatiana, and Jasmine. Because they are in the bag for Lil Rounds and heaven forbid America see another good female singer. Not that this is Lil's fault, mind you. I might like her if she sang a song I liked.

Predictions from Dial Idol

Well, we may be in for a shock tonight. According to Dial Idol, Lil Rounds and Scott McIntyre will make the final 12. The 3rd slot will probably go to a guy, with Ju'not given a slight edge. But...here is the surprise...the next one in line is little Nathaniel with the headband. OMG those tweens are voting again. Take the little pink cell phones AWAY from their ignorant little hands.

Do we have 12 yet? Seriously.

I'm tired of watching boring/bad people perform.

The Good:

Ju'Not - The #1 thing you can do on AI to win my vote is to take a popular/catchy song and make it your own! I love the Plain White Tee's version, but it's skinny, white-boy, punk. Ju'Not slowed it down, made it soulful and it was awesome!

Lil Rounds - Blew everyone out of the water. Best performance of the night. Nay, probably of all 3 weeks. If she keeps it up, she'll have this whole contest in the bag. (Side note - I especially like her because while she's good, she's not a diva.)

The Eh:

Scott - I want to like. And I'm sure if he makes it and gets to play his piano I will like him. But tonight he bored me to tears.

Jorge - I do like. A lot, actually. I think he's one of the few contestants who is genuine in his desire to take the judge's criticism and improve to make a successful career. If he went through, I absolutely wouldn't be upset.

Alex - cracked me up. Now HE would be funny to watch in later shows. And he's NOT that bad of a singer.

The Ugly:

Von - I hate. Not only does he look like a troll doll, but he just gives me the straight-up creeps. My husband and I looked at each other in utter disbelief when the judges said they liked his performance. Clearly, they didn't see the same crap we did.

Everyone else, in my mind, isn't worth mentioning. They were not that good, they haven't won a spot in my heart, and I don't really care about them.