Wednesday, May 13, 2009

AI: Twofer (plus HI DARCI & SKYLER!!)

Pauler.... you can pick your AI contestants and you can pick your nose. But you can't pick your AI contestants' songs. Terence Trent D'Arby? Really? Really. Paula, you're fired.

Kara looks way good with bangs. Too bad she's still dumb/lame/stupid, etc. Love the bangs tho.

Will they be showing more of the big "hometown visits" on the results show? There was NOTHING! It was a shot of them in front of an AT&T store getting their judges song choice! What is upwidat? No graveside shot of Gokey....::single tear::

As for the title of this post, I discovered recently that my cutest ever nephew's cutest ever girlfriend has been keeping up on my blog but won't read my AI recaps cuz Sanjaya ruined the show for her and she refuses to watch. I thought I'd try to sucker her into reading this one by putting her name in the title. Did it work? Darci? You there????? Love having you here. Keep reading.

You do the Gokey Pokey and you turn yourself around....
"Dance Little Sister" by Terence Trent D'Arby
"You Are So Beautiful" by Joe Cocker

Ok, so the song wasn't his choice....the FIRST song wasn't his choice. The second lame song was, however. Too bad the boy wasn't born 20+ years earlier. He could have given Michael Bolton a run for his money. I loved Paula standing up and dancing extra hard during her song choice to try to "sell it." Didn't work tho. I slept through both performances. If his luster was starting to fade before, he's now an old rusty candelabra. Light, gone.

Me + Kris = TLA
"Apologize" by One Republic
"Heartless" by Kanye West

Excellent song choice from Randy & Kara. Loved seeing him on the piano. Has he done that before? I couldn't remember exactly. It was a nice mixture of staying true to the song and changing it up a little. LOVED the ending. The judges are idiots. Did Kara really say he had a "bum note?" Is that a technical term? I heart him. I heart him. I heart him. Admittedly when he announced his second song was going to be Kanye West I groaned and may have even yelled "Noooooooooooo!!!!!" Why have I not learned that I need not fear? Why haven't I learnest that he-ith da bomb? How could I let my faith wavereth? Was he seriously out there with just his guitar? No band to back him up? A.May.Zing.

What is this guy? Adam high singer, that's what.
"One" by U2
"Crying" by Aerosmith

Right, fine. We get it Simon. You got a phone call from Bono himself. Woopie. And PS, Simon... hated the arrangement. Adam was all high & girlie the whole time. I need him to come down every once in a while so I can appreciate the high notes. Not to mention the fact that he looked pained the whole performance and I felt like I needed to take a shower when it was over. Something about it made me feel yucky. Can't quite place it. As for the Aerosmith song, I thought it was a smart choice due tot he fact that he already sounds a lot like Steven Tyler. But who told him the higher the better? WHO? I want to punch this person. And Simon telling everyone at the end to not assume he is safe and to pick up the phone and vote for him? Unprecedented. I am beyond bugged. Ridiculous.

So I'm hoping Gokey is gonzo tonight. I received some texts last night that seem to indicate Memzy finally feels the same way. I still need to talk to Standsmom but if everyone is jumping off the Gokey bandwagon then this finale could actually end up being something I enjoy watching. Otherwise, I'll just be watching it for you gize. I'm such a giver like that.


Anonymous said...

Alright. I have a confession. I watched it last night for the first time ever since that terrible season. I love the guy who sang the one republic song and kanye west. There's my two cents...

And thanks for the shout out! Very nice! ;-)

Cristin said...

Ok, so I've only watched one episode this year but that one episode made me fall in love with Kris... he's just so freakin cute but I LOVE watching Adam sing because he's very entertaining but if I had to choose...Kris all the way.

Thank you for all the recaps, It's really helpful, so I know what songs to look for on youtube.

Carol said...

Kris did a great job. Adam is talented but still do NOT like him. You felt yucky because he sings with his tongue--icky. He'll probably win but I hope not. I will NOT desert Danny. He wasns't perfect--but I liked him anyway. And you're right--they need to show more of the hometown visit. The judges are irritating, incompetent and childish. A real turn off--really.

Markie23 said...

Ok, I'll give you that Gokey was boring... but I will take that ANY DAY over the creepy, perversely seductive, overly dramatic, diva-ish, and ear piercing performances from the ginormous ego that is Adam. I could barely stand to watch him last night, and wish I hadn't. I can't shake the dirty oily feeling he left me with after each song. You must have felt it 'cause you said you felt like taking a shower afterwards... so how can want to see him in the final and not Danny? I don't get it. I am praying Landee, PRAYING, that Adam doesn't make it to the final. I am also wondering what happened to Simon. He used to call Adam's performances Broadway, and (my favorite) Rocky Horror Picture Show. And then at some point in the past few weeks he switched to giving nothing but praise for Adam. I smell a rat.
The only person I want gone more than Adam is Kara.
Kris: What incredible confidence to come out on stage without orchestra, band, backup singers, or gimmicks (picture a single chair, surrounded by smoke and back lit by one bright white light) and sing and play his guitar in front of judges, live audience, and millions of TV viewers... and give one amazing performance. No doubt in my mind, he should be the next American Idol.

solidgold (a.k.a. our family) said...

You are so right on.
Especially on the Gokey Pokey light fading thing.
Dare I say Kris Allen does for me what Edward does for you?
He puts the dream in dreamy Landee.
And seriously, Simon telling the people to pick up the phone to vote for Lambert is riDICulous!

Markie23 said...

Did anyone else get the feeling that Kara was jealous of the playful banter going on between Paula and Simon, and she just had to get in on it?

Landee said...

Markie... sorry I did not explain myself very well. I do NOT want Adam in the final. I would be ECSTATIC with a Gokey v. Allen finale. I guess I'm just assuming he is in due to his huge following and Simon telling people to vote for him. So, with him in (ASSuming) and only one spot left, I want it to be Kris and not Danny.

Do you think that oily feeling come from his huge amount of base makeup he wears? It's probably the tongue too. I feel bad for his dad in the audience very week.

OurFam... Edward doesn't do that for YOU? WHat the?

ManicMandee said...

I haven't seen the last few weeks...But I do like Adam still. I know he's creepy, I just can't help it.

Memzy said...

I didn't sleep so well last night. Isallimsayin.

Hot Pants said...

I have a good feeling. I started my Kris calls at about 9:30MST, and by 10:00 all 3 of Kris' phones lines were busy, until about 10:30. I kept it going though, cuz I am dedicated in my fight against Adam and Gokey. Sorry mom, but he's too young for you anyway.

Krissy said...

Amen sista, you are sooo on the money! Loved Kris's last song, pure talent without all the drama that Adam is.

StandsMom said...

It's been a hard 24 hours. I decided that I'd better break up with Gokey. He took it pretty good, even though I was all cold-hearted about it. Tonight, as I'm watching him do his trip home I'm feeling a lot of regret. He's so darn handsome. I'll always love him. I hope we can still be friends. P.S. - the black leather jacket he's wearing tonight is HAWT! I was so bummed that Paula picked such a weird song. Terrence's other song - Sign Your Name would have been so much better. THe second song was quite good. Oh - and the completely lack of mention for his poor dead wife shocks me to no end!!! WTH!!! Is there some publicist telling him not to? I do not get it.

Kris was golden. I thought he did great and I was happy for you Landee. I knew you'd be happy too. I've loved watching him cry when he hugged his dad. Oh SO cute!

I thought Adam's songs were a mess. His voice was shrill and painful. There were a few seconds of brilliance at the very beginning of his first song - but that was all I liked about any of it. The rest of it all just hurt my ears. Barf. Haven't seen his trip home yet. I guess we'll see.

Katie said...

I am so glad I wasn't the only one hating that Adam Lambert song. Buggin' big time. Copy and paste, you and I...

Jenny ESP said...

Hi Darci and Skyler.