Thursday, March 27, 2008

Year They Were Born a Snooze Fest

When Kristy Lee Cook is one of the better performers for a night, you know you are in trouble. The night was a weird night as it seemed like every performer was playing it safe and going back to what got them to this point. Brooke was trying to re-create the smoky piano bar from a couple weeks ago, Castro on the guitar with very little music, Syeshia, AGAIN, with a long drawn out ballad and on down the line.

Top Performances:

1-2 and 3- Michael Johns- To be able to sing any Queen song it is a chore, to do a rock anthem and nail it, he really showed his true talent. He was one of the only risk takers this week and it showed. Hopefully (for my sake) he is back.

4- David Cook- Now, I may get ripped for this, but let take it easy calling this guy Mr. Originality. Every week he is taking the song theme of the week, finding a rock band that took a pop song and made it rock and then singing it in that version. I love the way he is doing it, but he is not Mr. Original. He has found a niche and it will keep him at the top but he is not coming up with all these arrangements.

5- Kristy Lee Cook- Man is she hot……enough said.

How is Ramiele still here? I have not figured out if Kristy Lee Cook is getting the vote or Ramiele is. I mean I felt like going to my room and getting in the fetal position after she was done yelling at me (I mean singing). Holy S, that was one of the worst performances of the season and possibly in AI history.

Simon Line of the Night (I will not go with the obvious animated creatures to Archelletta). It really was not a great line, but I think 30 million watching were thinking the same thing after he said it. Castro gets done and Simon says “Jason you (and some others up there) really need to take this competition more seriously.” Castro looks at him with his just got done smoking 2 bowls of pot from the bong and says “I don’t know why he would say that, I am taking it serious.” He then proceeds to hold up 2 fingers for his number and waves them like he is in the middle of an acid hit and his is starting to trip mannnn. This kid must smoke every night before he gets up there, you have to love it.

I must say though on a side note I like Jason Castro, he is the type you go to a bar in Port Jefferson to eat and he is playing the acoustic guitar playing all your favorites, while you eat some calamari and a burger. He is not an American Idol, but I love that stripped down music.

Chikezi goes home. Should he have gone home, no way Ramiele/Kristy Lee Cook/Syeshia should have gone before him. American did not get it correct. He would not have won, so going home now or in a few weeks does it really matter.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Taco Bell for Jack

Well like I said at the Tower Insurance draft it does not matter how bad your team is you have a chance to get some money back. Jack can now go to Taco Bell and get 2 cheesy gordita cruches and I can join him.

Tower Insurance
David Hernandez $5 winner Jack

Original Pool
David Hernandez $5 winner Steve

Some thoughts about the last 2 nights:

Kristy Lee Cook has support and she will be here for a little while longer. I think she has Sanjaya potential as she is by far the worst person this season and will get all the haters support. We may be looking at her as the 6th person voted out.

LOSE THE PHONE CALL THING!!!! What is this the Jerry Lewis Tele-thon? I am waiting for Seacrest to come on my TV at 3AM drugged up and tired saying show me the board......David Hernandez still voted out. Just awful.

Cross-promotion at it's best/worst....I really hope this promoting fox movies/tv shows is just a one week thing. I like Jim Carrey, but has he lost that crazy guy from living color thing. I think he is just to old to pull that off anymore, he looked like he wanted to do something crazy last night. He just could not pull it off (except for the stupid elephant outfit). Jim oh Jim where are the days of Firemarshall Bill...LET ME SHOW YOU SOMETHING.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

American Idol Turned On It’s Head

What a night last night by the top 12 and I have to say if we did a draft today you may be looking at an entire top 6 draft picks. I think Ryan was a little over the top last night and I have no idea why. He was stammering all night like he took all of Paula’s pills. I just did not get his over the top excitement and running around the stage. I hope this is just an opening night energy thing.

I am not a huge look at that stage man, when I go to a concert but holy S that stage was sick. I hate the mosh pit thing and the fans right in front, just not needed. I am not there to see how the front row is reacting to a song.

The best performance of the night was by far Chikizee (or how ever you spell it), I loved the Blue Grass start and then transfer into Rock. He really blew it up and I think he may be a slight dark horse.

David Archuleta, WOW, he completely choked on being the favorite to win and to forget words????? You can not forget words once, let alone 2 times. I like him, but I do not feel as confident as I did a week ago. Can he only sing those power solo songs (like he did with Imagine)? This was one of the first times he tried a faster song and he just choked on it. If he has no variety and can only do slow power solo’s he will not win.

1- Chikizee
2- David Cook- no longer a dark horse, he is a favorite to win
3- Brooke White- wow, powerful song and I think the emotion is real. I usually hate the crying thing, but man I hope Brooke is on when I log on today. I think she is on the Gov’t Spitzer section.



This was possibly the worst performance in American Idol History, Simon stole exactly what I was thinking when he said he felt like she was at a Country Fair. I really can not believe she did that song in that arrangement. I had to look away from my TV, I was embarrassed for her.

Who should go home- Kristy Lee Cook
Who will go home- Kristy Lee Cook (if she is saved by vote for then Ramiele will go home).

Monday, March 10, 2008

Original Pool Teams are set

Bobby with possibly the worst team ever, everyone say Y-E-S, he got the 6th pick and then Chekizie on the way back. Awful. Debbie gets the favorite for the finals and also the favorite for the first voted out, so I have to go with her for the strongest team.

The rest are middle of the road with a slight chance to win. If a rocker wins this year, Jeannie and I have strong contenders, If they go country Michelle has a chance. Geri has the most polished singer, so maybe she will break her 2 year string of being the first person to lose her 2 people. Good Luck to all.

Syesha Mercado

Brooke White
Jason Castro

David Cook
Ramiele Malubay

Michael Johns
David Hernandez

Carly Smithson
Amanda Overmyer

David Archuleta
Kristy Lee Cooke

Prize breakdown as follows:

First voted out $5
6th voted out $10
2nd place $15
Winner $30

Friday, March 07, 2008

Tower Teams Are set

Tower Insurance Pool is set:

Erin comes away with the strongest team with Me a close second, but do not forget you win first voted out and 6th voted out you win. So bad teams can win.

I did them in order of most likely to win:

David Archuleta
David Cook

Michael Johns
Carly Smithson

Jason Castro
Brooke White

Syeshia Mercado

Kristy Lee Cook
David Hernandez

Amanda Overmeyer