Thanks to everyone for all the get well wishes. I am much improved and have been writing away. Even got back on the stair stepper today and did 100 sit ups as well. Took a nap immediately after the work out.
The theme on Idol tonight is inspirational songs. Understandable since this is Idol Gives Back week.
Michael kicked off the night with Dream On. Judges gave mixed reviews. Me too.
Syesha was up next with I Believe. Lots of talk about Fantasia, comparisons made. Since I didn’t start watching American Idol until after Fantasia, most of it went over my head. I can say I liked it all right but wasn’t wowed by the performance.
Next came Jason who chose the ukulele version (and plays one himself) of Over the Rainbow. Oh wow!!! I loved it. One of my favorite songs and a version I love too. Not the same power of Hallelujah, but truly excellent. Simon agreed with me.
Kristy Lee chose one of my favorite country songs by Martina McBride, Anyway. She did a pretty good job with it, too. Not equal to Martina but quite good. Best performance she’s had since making the top 12, IMHO. The judges loved it too. Simon even said she looked like a star tonight.
David C. has had a run of high approval (by the judges) weeks, but this week’s Innocent sort of broke the chain. I was totally unimpressed with his voice on this. And the backup singers almost totally drowned him out at times. Randy and Simon agreed with me, but Paula, who has been even more weird tonight than usual, thinks he was wonderful.
Carly chose to sing The Show Must Go On. Again with the backup singers overwhelming the contestant. Angry rocker chick thing going on, and I felt it was way over performed and shouted in spots. Basically a mess and certainly not “inspirational.”
David A. selected Angels as his inspirational song of the night, and he accompanies himself on the piano. Thankfully the background singers remained in the background. Very nice. This kid has such a mature voice.
Brooke went with You’ve Got a Friend to close the show. (I used to have the song in my cell phone, assigned to my best friends.) A rather forgettable performance and nothing that made it stand out vocally.
Big winners of the night in my POV? #1 Jason and #2 David A.
Who’s in danger? I’d say Syesha, Brooke and Carly are all vulnerable.
We won’t find out the results until Thursday. Tomorrow is Idol Gives Back night. See you next time.