Thursday, April 26, 2012

American Idol: Season 11 - Top 6 Perform

Hello Idol fanatics!  The battle is getting intense out there.  One would think that any slight misstep could be a contestant's downfall.  And under normal circumstances, that might be true for tonight's results show.  But, I think there is the entity that has plagued American Idol since season 7 causing the more talented vocalists to fall while a certain breed stands victorious year after year.   Could this be the year the curse is broken?  I've been saying all year that I don't want one particular person to win.  If there was ever a season where it could happen, it is season 11 my friends.  I'm being vague on purpose, obviously! 

The theme last night was Queen and Contestant's choice.  Not since season 5 have we done a Queen night.  Is it any coincidence that season 5 was probably the last season where there was a batch of very talented contestants such as this? It's tough to say if this season's crop are stronger vocalists than Chris Daughtry, Elliott Yamin, Kellie Pickler, Paris Bennett, SMASH's Katharine McPhee, and Bucky Covington (okay, maybe he wasn't the strongest) yes....Taylor Hicks among others.  But, it's easy to see why they save Queen nights for when they have a group that can take a stab at some Freddy Mercury fronted tunes!   Anyway, let's get to the recap!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

American Idol: Season 11 - Top 7 perform (again)

This is one crazy season folks.  I think we can genuinely say that this is the most talented group of contestants they've ever had.  I'm not saying they're the most appealing group, but definitely the most talented.  I have never seen this when we have 7 contestants that could each genuinely win this thing.  Obviously, there are some that I definitely don't think have a shot, but it's purely based on popularity.  (and well, Hollie is still not seasoned enough)   As annoying as the judges were last night with their soapbox speeches on 'EMOTING' I kind of feel their pain.  They are all technically good singers, what else is there to talk about?  There are some out there that bring it every week and make a connection with the audience.  While, some technically sing the "i dunno what" (you're welcome Randy) out of a song and wow people's socks off.  Sure, that may translate to a good chunk of votes, but is it enough to make legions of fans swoon and vote time after time after time? I don't know.  But, I think I have a pick for who I think may win the title this year.  Or at least who I think has the best shot at this point.  And since I am no longer on a perfect streak of Idol winner picks anymore, I may just go for it by the end of this post!   And with's recap time!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

American Idol: Season 11 - Top 7 Perform

Hello Idol enthusiasts!  Well last night marked the first time where everyone in the competition truly impressed me at one point or another.  I really have no idea who is going to win this thing this year.  And that's a good thing!  The other interesting thing is, I really don't think I'd be upset with who wins (unless maybe it was Hollie).  Everyone in the competition is very talented and unique in their own way.  I gotta give props to the Idol producers for doing a "MODERN MUSIC" theme (2010-Present).  It definitely does paint a relevant picture of what these contestants could be doing in the music industry.  And I have to say one more thing before we move on.  I have enjoyed The Voice and The X-Factor, but when we get to live shows, I don't think anyone does it better than Idol.  Sure, I'm still annoyed that we have to sit through a 2 hour show for 7 contestants, but it's just a well executed show.  With the other 2 shows, I have found myself losing interest at this point, but with Idol the interest only intensifies.  So the aging talent show still has that to its advantage.  Anyway, let's get down to business!

Thursday, April 05, 2012

American Idol: Season 11 Top 8 Perform

Gotta love a good 80's theme on Idol or outside of Idol, right? Not a bad night of music on Idol, especially when comparing it to the awfulness of The Voice's live shows this week. As annoyed as I get with this show, I have to say that the talent on Idol seems to be improving on a yearly basis. Now, that doesn't necessarily guarantee a star to be born, but I'm just amazed at some of these kids' voices. And they're so young! What is in the water that these kids are drinking today? Is it possible that growing up with American Idol has gotten stage parents grooming their kids earlier in life to be ready for the vocal acrobatics required for the Idol stage? It's insane. Even an annoyance like Deandre has a ridiculous voice. I can't stand his style but he's 17! You're not supposed to sing like that at 17! (and yes, you shouldn't sing like that ever). Joshua and Jessica are teenagers and they are ridiculously gifted. Anyway, I don't want to hype them up too much, but that's what was going through my mind last night as I was watching the show. Don't worry, I have plenty of nitpicks as always! Let's get into it.