It's the Golden Show! Top 9 of the 9th Season! I'm obviously trying to get excited about something this season.
So, srsly tho folks, I've decided the beauty of this season is that there really are no clear favorites. It seems like with other seasons we just sat back and watched as one-by-one got picked off but all the while knowing who the top 2 or 3 would be. This year we have no idea. It literally could be any of these losers. I mean, that has to be something, right? PS Mamasox made that hat up there in that pic. She told me so on Twitter. Knitted it.
K, Lennon/McCartney week. I've already mentioned my extreme to obsessive Beatles phase that lasted a goodly portion of my adolescence. About 5th grade through college actually. So I was excited about this evening. A major step up from The Rolling Stupes and R&Boo weeks. Let's see how they did, shall we?
Aaron "Archy2.0" Kelly
"The Long & Winding Road"
Ugh. I can't stand this song. Even the original is kinda lamerz. I always skipped it when it would come on. But with Archy2 singing it? Eh. I thought he switched it up enough to keep it interesting but you already know how I feel about him. He does nothing for me. And I don't get the Yoda references either cuz Yoda is awesome. The opposite of awesome Archy2 is.
Katie "Alzy" Stevens
"Let It Be"
"If you liked it then you shoulda put a ring on it..." What was that all about?? How many different times and in how many different places did they make her do the Single Ladies dance for them to clip all that together? Embarrassing. ::secretly jealous she knows that dance and I don't:: Now, the performance. Unfortunately my boyfriend, Kris Allen, just sang this song but a few weeks ago and moved me to the core. This performance was normalish. Not sucky, not great. I was too focused on her "tummy pooch accentuating" dress and bumpit pony. Or her performance was lame so my mind wandered. Either way it's not good news for her.
Andrew "Andy" Garcia
"Can't Buy Me Love"
"Yeah-huh he does too have a personality!" "He has the best personality of anyone I've ever met!" "How could anyone say he doesn't have a personality?? He's a wild & crazy guy!!" Hmmmm... I felt they were selling me hard on that one. It's not that I don't believe them, I just think this was a team effort. They're like the Friends cast. They stick together. Too bad they forgot they were competing against each other. Which is why I kinda believe them, but still. Anyway...the performance. I agree with the judges that it was a bit old-fashioned but I liked it. It was fun. And he funkified it a bit. He funkified it enough. That is my least favorite place for them to perform from but whatev. He must have had his reason for that lame move. I also love he & Lee's friendship. I know what it's like to meet your BFF. It's magical.
Michael "BigMike" Lynche
HYEEEEEEEEEEEEE! Gosh. How friggin annoying would that be after a while? Am I right here? And yeah, yeah, yeah...he's a teddy bear. He snores. So in other words, no surprises. As for his take on Eleanor Rigby, what the? He gospelized it. He Broadway'ed it. Basically he sucked it up. Jenny did not appreciate them comparing it to a Glee performance, I can tell you that. I hated all the dumb runs and the reaching up the heavens. Way too dramatic. Not a fan, Michael.
Crystal "Dreads" Bowersox
She's a mother. Can you believe that?? She. Is. A. MOTHER!!!! Big whoop. Who isn't? It's almost as bad a story as the grandma with Alzheimer's. I mean, I love mothers. I think they're great. But they all act like it's the craziest thing ever that Dreads has a kid. "Mamasox"....pshaw. My question is, what makes one think that a didgeridoo would be the perfect touch to a rendition of "Come Together?" Of ALL the instruments in the world, this is what she requested? Nothing has confused me more than when I learned she was straight.
Tim "Timmy" Urban
"All My Lovin'"
Mr. SmileyPants <--- that's what I would call him if I were part of his AI Family. Or maybe Twinkle Tooth. I liked this performance. I really did. I like that song too tho which helps. He didn't change it up much which was a good thing. And did he say he did something different with his hair? What, exactly did he do that was different? Maybe he used a straightener a little there on the ends? Sara may have to help me out here as the resident hair dresser. But I'm liking Timmy a lot these days . He's grown on me quite a bit. Not like mold either. More like pretty ivy on the side of a building.
Casey "Casey" James
Playboy, Soap Opera star, Fabio, Goldilocks....Trevor? Ooookay? I will say that new perm he was sporting tonight isn't gonna help the Goldilocks wise cracks. But wow. I LUH-HUVED this performance. I had never heard this song so I have no idea what the original is like but I went ga-ga over this. Did anyone see Pearl Jam on SNL recently? I think Jude Law was the host. Anyway, Casey sounded JUST like Eddie Vedder did on SNL. I also had quite a Pearl Jam obsession there for a while in high school/college too so this fit perfectly. It also helped that Casey toned down the goofy smiling during his performance as well.
Siobhan "Shizzham" Magnus
"Across The Universe"
Oh, she's so unique. She's her own person. She's amazingly....weird. Bladdidyblahblah. How do you sneak up on a unique AI contestant? Unique up on it. Get it? Anyway, her so-called own drummer that she's walking to is whack yo. And getting annoying. Jespy texted me that she "looks like the fairy god mother from a new hiphop version of Cinderella the Musical." The performance was geh. Nasally. Boring. Lip glossy. And that speech she gave about why she chose that song? ::snore sounds:: <---that's me falling asleep. And bringing "Earl" up out of the audience for a hug because he yelled something stupid? Bad move on AI's part. That's just rewarding bad behavior.
Lee "Flem" DeWyze
I love his humility. I love that he thinks he's going home every week. And I want him and Andy do eventually have little Danny Gokey babies together (for Memz to adopt). You know I love Lee, right? Yeah, I don't know, dawg. I wasn't feeling this performance this week. It just didn't work for me. I mean, it was aaaaight. But it was a titch pitchy and I found the bagpiper to be an interesting choice, and not in the good way. Don't get me wrong. I still liked it OK. And if the polls weren't always closed by the time I got around to watching the blasted show I would have definitely voted for LeeDog. He's my fave contestant. And he'll be back next week, no worries.
My picks for the bottom three this week are:
Going home: Siobhan
Leave your picks in the comments/on FB/via text/via email/whatev.
PS Memzy is having back surgery today. Pray it all goes well and she will be back to her old self before too many meals have to be brought in by the Relief Society. :)