I think I’ve been looking forward for this day the entire week. The day I can finally use all the creativity in me and show it to the world… na, I’m just exaggerating.
I truly have been looking forward to writing again. The time I spend writing for my blog keep me relaxed and calm, which in real life I’m never really calm and relaxed. Only this week, 2 tests in school and a lot of stress, those days you have to stay up until 1 am studying for a test that eventually you get a huge F on, But whatever now I have time to write and hopefully, I’ll write something you guys enjoy reading.
It’s that time of the week again American Idol…
Oh, how I have waited since last Thursday for this moment..
All in all it was a shocking but very entertaining night, the songs were interesting picks, some not so good others nailed it. And very interesting to see, were the baby pictures. Here they go the reviews of the Top 11 one by one.
We started the night off with one of the guys that has the most chances of winning Idol, Philipp.
1. Phillip Phillips, 1990, “Hard to Handle,” Black Crowes
Very emotional interview with his parents telling us how he was sick when he was a baby. Thankfully he’s better today and we have the chance to hear him sing, Well maybe not that well he had to be operated this past week and he still sounded amazing in – PAIN. His performance was typical Philipp Philips it was – PERFECT, he’s one of the only one who’s consistent every week. We know who Philipp Philips is and we like him – love him. And as I’ve said before he sang fantastic after a – SURGERY.
2. Jessica Sanchez, 1995, “Turn the Beat Round,” Gloria Estefan
Jessica Sanchez, she doesn’t know how good she is and she’s so young. Will.I.am was impressed; I wasn’t so impressed I think she did better last week. But it was still pretty good, in the middle of the song I was already dancing to the beat, so I can say it was entertaining, but not her best night. I hope America doesn’t eliminate her because of tonight.
3. Heejun Han, 1989, “Right Here Waiting,” Richard Marx
1889 – Year in music. Great song choice. (you can write Fergie’s phone number there if you’d like)That right there made my night happier, well what part of Heejun doesn’t make you happy he’s so funny, and he’s family is funny too. Beautiful song choice, it’s one of those songs you start crying in the middle, and I almost did start crying (I think it was because of the look in his face.). It was kind of pitchy but by the end you fall in love with Heejun. I was shocked he has a – GIRLFRIEND? That’s sad…, just kidding.
4. Elise Testone, 1983, “Let’s Stay Together”
A sing off with the president of the United States that would be interesting, Elise and the president. It would most certainly get a lot of views on Youtube. I’m so in love with your voice Elise, I’ve never heard anything like it before. Thankfully the judges saved her last week, because this week she was pretty great, defiantly better than last week.
5. DeAndre Brackensick, 1994, “Endless Love,” Luther Vandross/Mariah Carey
DeAndre caught my attention this week, it was really good. Maybe one of the first times I actually liked him, I still kind of think he’s one of the weakest contestants on the show, right now. After this week maybe it got better. We’ll let’s wait and see what America thinks. But he might go home..
6. Shannon Magrane, 1995, “One Sweet Day,” Mariah/Boyz II Men
Shannon, did a great job on a huge song. It was a hard song to take on, the poor thing had major pressure on here, but I like her and hopefully America likes her too.
7. Colton Dixon, 1991, “Broken Heart,” White Lion
Colton, taking on a song no one knows. He’s unique, he knows what he wants to be a kind of David Cook American Idol and I dig it. We needed a rocker on Idol, no more Country, please more Rock. I love country but it’s enough already, we need a Rocker Idol. And we found one in Colton, keep rocking, I loved it. And Steven it wasn’t the wrong song.
The night moving on I wasn’t really expecting much because my favorites had already performed and then Erika came..
8. Erika Van Pelt, 1985, “Heaven,” Bryan Adams
Erika took on one of my favorite songs- EVER. She’s someone that doesn’t deserve to go home. She changed the song a little too much and maybe the song was too big for her, I don’t know. It wasn’t the best performance of the night. But it was far better than last week.
The most shocking news of the night was that the show had to – eliminate someone. I was already wondering who, but I had seen news earlier that day, but it was still shocking. I had thought Jermaine seemed like a very calm person, that goes to say “never judge a book by it’s cover”. I am truly sad to see him go, because he is a fantastic singer I wish him all the best and hope he continues to sing. (Because he really can sing.)
9. Skylar Laine, 1994, “Love Sneakin’ Up on You,” Bonnie Raitt
Our Country girl, she sometimes surprises me, she isn’t just country she has rock in her voice too. She kind of reminds me of a female version of Nickelback. A kind of Country – Rock. It was pretty great but the song wasn’t my favorite pick of the night but she rocks every time.
10. Joshua Ledet, 1991, “When a Man Loves a Woman,” Michael Bolton
Joshua – When a man loves a woman. When I saw the song he choose I was like – YEAH! This is gonna rock. This was the performance of the night, it had it’s high moments and low. It took you to paradise and back, the screams gave me goose bumps, it got worse when he took his jacket off. This guy is killing it, I AM ABSOLUTELY IN LOVE WITH JOSHUA AFTER THIS WEEK. That was the moment of the night. The others that came after were nothing compared to that. (I was crying half through the performance.) It’s safe to say he’s not going home so soon.
11. Hollie Cavanagh, 1993, “Power of Love,” Celine Dion
Hollie – Tinker Bell, haha. The power of love, one powerful song. A classic Celine Dion song, very hard to take on, but Hollie can do it. (goose bumps.) Every impressing, the best 2 were last.
All in all it was a great night. Great moments and great performances.
If you ask me who should go home, I’ll tell you based on this week’s performances. The weakest were DeAndre, Shannon and Erika. Who should go home ? DeAndre.
Now let’s wait and see.. If I’m right or wrong.
Have a great night.
Pic of the day..