Song: "I'm Every Woman" by Chaka Kahn
Song: "September" by Earth Wind and Fire
Oh Danny Danny Danny. Why can't I find good things to say about Danny anymore? I really did like the guy. Maybe the over-exposure caught up to him. Maybe it's the fact that he still is DANNY GOKEY every week. And why you are supposed to bring yourself into every performance, every performance of Danny's just seems to be a repeat! Can't knock the voice. He's got one and it's great! He has a ZEST for life on that stage, he works it! But on a show where Adam, Kris and Allison are changing things up every week and succeeding at it for the most part? Yikes Danny, you have to do something to step up your game! Or maybe he doesn't. There are tons of Gokey supporters out there. And they will be with him until the end. Paula seems convinced that he will be in the finals. Then again, if we're keeping count, I think she has predicted 3 or 4 people to be in that final 2 this year. So, can't say much. Bottom line, Danny is totally safe for this week and probably next week. But after we're into the top 4? Anything can happen.
Song: "Hot Stuff" by Donna Summer
Interesting arrangement definitely. But I have to agree with Simon on this one. Allison was probably an underdog coming into DISCO week. She was born in the 90's people! Wow, that is scary to think about. Let's move on! I don't think the arrangement matters as much as it mattered that she differentiated herself from the group. And her voice is still unbelievable. Do I wish she could pronounce those S's a little better? Yeah, especially when she keeps repeating "HOT THUFF!" Do I think that's going to hurt her? Probably not. I really think I am the only one that hears these things! Hopefully her good singing, and change up of the tune will be enough to help Allison continue to avoid that bottom 3! (or 4 or however they're going to do it this week)
Okay, all kidding aside, how can you not love Adam's performance? It was inspiring. When he drops the pizazz and spectacle and scales things back, the guy has an unbelievable range and an amazing connection with his tunes. If he could do something like this every week, I wouldn't even be questioning that he was going to win. (It's still a slim to none chance that he won't win but still) My only drawback on Adam, I am still getting that theater vibe from him. Not that this is a bad thing. There have always been successful theatrical pop stars. But, just imagine you are on Broadway seeing "BEE GEES The Musical" and it's time for the lead's big SOLO. The lights dim, the spotlight comes out and BAM...Adam Lambert begins an emotionally charged performance as BARRY GIBB. That's just it. I don't feel like I am getting Adam Lambert on stage with each performance. I feel like I'm getting the character he is playing that week in the musical of his life. And maybe that just goes into what we know about Adam's extra-curricular activities that are splashed all over the Internet. Maybe that makes it hard for me to buy that this suited up Adam is the real deal. That this is who he really is. Because, I really don't think it is. After all, we do know how he loves to play dress up. The key word in that sentence being DRESS! But I digress. Brilliant Performance from Adam, and I just can't help but nitpick!
"For my next selection, I would like to bore you to sleep!"