IN the bottom Three: NOTE...SANJAYA NOT IN BOTTOM THREE
Below was written BEFORE the elimination show of 3/28/07 was aired.
Once again we'll have the Idol from the Top Ten eliminated posted on this Blog within minutes of the end of the elimination show.
Let us all hope Sanjaya gets the nod.
Also, some pics and comments on the GREASE final and winners.
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Doesn't It Piss You Off, When..???
1. There's a car alarm nearby that goes on for hours and the owner is nowhere to be found?
2. You buy an answering machine so you won't miss any calls, and then everyone hangs up when they hear the machine answer? ( LEAVE A MESSAGE YOU MORONS )
3. There's a cop car in sight and everyone thinks they have to drive 10-15 mph slower than the speed limit?
4. You're reading a magazine and all those annoying little subscription cards keep falling out?
5. You tell someone that a door is locked and they try to open it anyway, like it'll magically open for them and not you.
6. Someone says, "well, to make a long story short" and then they go on telling it for another 15 minutes.
7. A friend or family member says "Yuck! This is awful!!" and then tells you to try some.
8. You have to inform five different sales people in the same store that you're just looking around. (REALLY PISSES ME OFF)
9. You rub on hand cream and can't turn the bathroom doorknob to get out.
10. A waiter or waitress is not around at any time other than right after you put food in your mouth.
11. Your tire gauge lets half the air in your tire when all you want is a pressure reading.
12. The dog in your neighborhood that barks at EVERYTHING.
13. The power goes out, and you discover every flashlight you have has dead batteries.
14. Someone gets in the express lane at the supermarket and writes a check.
15. The elevator stops at every floor and nobody gets on.
16. You almost ALWAYS back up your computer files but the week you don't, your hard drive crashes and you lose everything.
Gwen Stefani Night at American Idol 2007 Top Ten
Frankly I couldn't name a song that Gwen Stefani sings if you held a gun to my head. Which means nothing as nobody consulted me at any rate. It was Stefani who helped the top ten contenders for the American Idol crown for 2007 on the night of 3/27/07. The following night one of the top ten was eliminated. Let me emphasize again, the following was written BEFORE the elimination round.
We begin with Lakisha Jones, who gave a spectacular performance as always. Lakisha wore a colorful dress like a few of the other female contenders and Simon remarked how Lakisha looked younger and gave a great vocal.
Next up, Chris Sligh. Chris sang "Everything She Does Is Magic" and now I must rant.
THE SOUND WENT OUT IN THE MIDDLE OF CHRIS' SONG! Further, the sound kept going up and down, in and out, throughout this entire show and myself would think that the sound people would have tested the sound then tested it some more. For what's more important than steady sound during a SINGING COMPETITION? I would fire whoever is in charge of sound for this series, hand to God. And I don't think it was my TV as the same thing happened on the other TV. If I was Chris I'd be in a permanent funk.
As for Chris' performance, not so good. And yet Chris committed another mortal sin of the American Idol contestant: he ADMITTED HE DID BADLY.
I know that at least one of this year's contenders reads this Blog. Spread the word please...NEVER, EVER, admit you performed poorly! Demur. Be coy. Blink your eyes, blush and act like you have no idea what Randy means by "pitchy". Whatever the hell the contender says won't erase the criticism. It's out there, floating around in the air waves across the fruited plains. Don't legitimize criticism by owning up to it.
Gina Glocksen performed "I'll Stand By You" and this was a great song for Gina and she performed it well. Gina still sports her Goth look but it appears that she toned it down somewhat now that she's in the top ten. Hey, Gina, pay no attention to what your stylist tells you, listen to this female viewer....WEAR MORE LIPSTICK!
In a singing competition the lips are a focal point. I thought Gina looked very washed out the night of Gwen Stefani. She definitely needs more color.
Simon was very pleased with Gina's performance and declared it her best so far during the competition.
Okay, Sanjaya. Frankly I am getting very amused by the Sanjaya saga as are the judges. Simon declared that it's no use for the judges to critique his performance. Scuttlebutt has it that Howard Stern, NOT the one who killed Anna Nicole and her son, is recruiting his listeners over the pay-for-radio air waves to force Sanjaya on through to who knows, perhaps victory. The way I see it, if Stern can pull this off, more power to the man. It will be on the AI producers to figure out a better way to keep this sort of vote rigging from happening. If Sanjaya should actually win this contest, well the laugh will be on us all, won't it?
I have no idea what the hell Sanjaya sang on Gwen Stefani night as I was too busy giggling all night over the kid's hair. What the hell...? Sanjaya had a mohawk type of do and as Simon remarked, evidently the fellow did not have a mirror in his dressing room.
Haley Scarnato wins the prize of being the prettiest and sexiest female of those in the top ten of American Idol 2007. Haley is nowhere near the best singer and in fact can't even hold a candle to likes of Lakisha, Melinda and Jordin. Haley performed "I See Your True Colors" and my notes reflect anger and rage at her pitchiness and terrible vocal performance. But Haley is pretty and sexy and this fact will carry her for a while.
Phil Stacey performed "Every Breath You Take" and let me state right now that Phil needs to ditch that goofy hat. I suspect he's growing his hair back under that hat but whatever the case, I think singing whilst sporting a silly knit cap to be a bit dumb.
Beyond the hat, Phil gave a very good performance. I had before considered Stacey a lackluster sort of performer but as he sang this song I was surprised, and pleased, at what Stacey did with his voice. The judges were just as impressed.
Melinda Doolittle sang "Heaven Knows" and here I must share an observation. For it is now, when the would-be idols are winnowed down to ten, that middle America sits up and takes notice of the singers. Which also means, I must hope, that shock radio jocks will lose their ability to brainwash their brain dead listeners. As such, and this is all anecdotal, but as such most people who discuss this year's AI competition have mostly been pointing to Melissa Doolittle as their favorite.
This song was in the lower octave of Melinda's range but still she did it well. The judges remarked that as always Melinda is a consummate performer. Simon said he hated Melinda's outfit and frankly I thought it looked like something from The Jetsons.
My personal male favorite, Blake Edwards, sang "Love Song" by Cure. I never heard of the song; never heard of the group. Which is fine because Blake was, as usual, wonderful with his vocals.
The judges had some unusual remarks about Blake that I thought intriguing. Paula called Blake a "dark horse", a horse racing term which refers to a contender normally considered as not likely to win but might sneak through anyway. Simon, on the other hand, referred to Blake as the "front running guy". Randy remarked that Blake had better watch his tendency to stay in what Randy called the "Chris Daughtry Zone".
Some comments here: What on earth did Paula mean when she called Blake a dark horse? All along this guy has been considered a front runner. Did Paula mean that one of the females would surely win the thing but that Blake could sneak through as the winner? I think Simon's right when he crowns Blake as the front running guy and all true, perhaps, that Blake has to beat out the FEMALES in this year's competition as he is already the top of the male contingent of the 2007 American Idol would-bes.
As for Randy's remark about this so-called "Chris Daughtry" zone, I do remember Chris Daughtry from last year's competition I believe but could be wrong. At any rate, Chris was a hard-core rocker type of fellow and he did make his voice do all sorts of things. Chris Daughtry appealed to a subset of American Idol afficiandos and as I understand it, Chris has gone on to a rewarding musical career. Blake appeals to a larger group of AI viewers, I would argue, and does NOT fall into a Chris Daughtry classification. Thus I disagree with Randy but not by much.
My female personal fave, Jordin Sparks, belted out a tune and I must comment on Jordin's ponytail and what I would call a "Happy Days" retro 50's outfit. Jordin looked cute as 17-year-old Jordin is very cute. She gave a great performance and it is my hope that Jordin stays true to herself. With tenacity and hope, I believe Jordin could win this thing.
Chris Richardson sang a tune titled "Don't Speak". I considered the performance ho-hum although it was a fine delivery. At this point in the contest the competition is so tough that even great performances are relegated to mediocrity when they are anything but.
BEST PERFORMANCE-Blake Edwards
BEST DRESS-Haley Scarnato
BEST SONG CHOICE FOR VOICE-Phil Stacey
WORST PERFORMANCE-Sanjaya, as always
BIGGEST SURPRISE OF NIGHT-Gina Glocksen
MY GUESS AS TO NEXT ELIMINATION-Sanjaya, if not-Haley Scarnato
Below, the TOP NINE American Idol Finals for 2007:
Seattle and Minneapolis 1/16/07 and 1/17/07
San Antonio 2/6/07
The Top 24 2/12/2007
First Four Eliminated
3/1/07-Down to 16
The Top Twelve
Diana Ross and the Top Twelve
Gwen Stefani Tribute
"You're the One That I Want"
The search for a new Sandy and Danny to star in the musical "Grease" is over and some pic montages below show the top four and the winners.
This was an interesting contest but it didn't receive much hype and seems to have been followed by a small cult of people. Myself only tuned in once in a while. That being said, there's only so many contest one can have to find stars for a musical. And then it would have to be a well-known musical like "Grease".
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