Wednesday, February 20, 2008

American Idol Update

Because I love "my public" {that would be those of you that actually LEAVE me a comment instead of just looking and leaving...hint hint} I am honoring a request made by dear Sister Honey Bunch. I heart her. :0) So, here you have it. It's time for AMERican Idol Recap. {picture Ryan saying that his really annoying way}

I actually had to have my hubby DVR this because I was gone last night and didn't get home until the last guy sang. SO, I did a quick rewind and got to watch it COMMERCIAL FREE! That's right. And I got to skip past all of Ryan's annoyingness. That made me so happy. So, here you have it...the official "expert" opinions of Ashlee.

The theme for the evening was 60s music.

Chikezie - Let's just start with the bright red suit he chose to wear. I guess it did make me remember him, but wow. He has a great old school soul voice, and tried to use that to his advantage last night. Everybody liked him but Simon. Go figure. Though I think he made a great point. It was old. He needed to spice it up and make it his own to stand out. What I don't like is that he sat there and argued with him about it all. I don't care if you think the judges are right or not, I think the contestants should sit there and take it gracefully. Arguing just makes them look like whiny little children to me. But that's just my opinion.

David - He is such a cute kid. 17 years old. And can he sing! What I like about him, is that he's just so innocent and happy all the time. The crowds, cameras, and judges don't even faze him. He's just happy to be there. Seriuosly...his favorite quote is "You'll never be lonely if you learn to befriend yourself." Yah! Pure, dripping, sweet innocence. Love it! Did I mention he can sing very well too? He had the best performance of the night based on the judges opinions and you know all the teenage girls out there already love him. I'm pretty sure he's sticking around for a while.

Luke - doesn't he look a little bit like Luke Wilson? All you Beverly Hills 90210 people know who I'm talking about. :0)

He was just ok. Simon didn't like him, said he was forgettable. He has a higher pitched voice if I remember correctly. He says one of his musical influences are the BeeGees, so that makes sense. They rocked it out, so maybe he will too.

Michael - Can I just tell you that I am in love with this man? Don't tell my hubby! He is rock star hot! He loves INXS, Queen, oh yeah! He actually sang Bohemian Rhapsody during Hollywood week and rocked it out. Sigh. Did I mention he's got an Australian accent?

He was the last performer last night and ended the show quite nicely. He's got a great voice, great stage prescence, the judges love him as well. He'll be sticking around for a while too.

David - I don't even know what to say about this guy. He didn't sing badly. He was ok. but that's all I really have to say about that.

Garrett - Don't even get me started. They picked him and left Josiah out? Are you freaking kidding me? I hate his hair, he sings like a girl, AND he sang "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do". Yeah. He is NOT good. Period. It doesn't help when he says one of his musical influences is the Backstreet Boys. Wow. Did he really let people know that?

I fear we will have another Sanjaya on our hands with this one. I pray he gets booted on Thursday before too many screaming little girls fall in love with his ugly hair.

Jason - Though he has a great name {tee hee} he was definitely forgettable. I seriously don't remember much about the guy except that I don't like him. I don't know if it's the stupid blonde streak in his hair or what. But I just don't like him.

Jason - another great first name here! Anyway..I'm not super fond of his hair, but I love this man as well. So endearing. He got up there with his guitar and sang his little heart out. With such a great voice too. He mixed up the song he was singing and made it "current" as the judges like to say. His eyes are just....dreamy. So, he sings fabulous, plays the guitar, gorgeous eyes....but bad hair. We can work on the hair! He needs to stay for a long time!

Colton - well, he let it out that he looks like Ellen Degeneres, which he probably should have just kept quiet. Because now every time I look at his picture, that's what I think of. Can't remember what he sang...but I remember Ellen. He didn't do too horribly bad. But his voice isn't up to par compared to some of the others.

Danny - this kid annoys the crap out of me too. The judges love him. They say he has pep and energy and I just think he needs to calm down a little bit. It's not that he has a bad voice, but he's not a SINGER singer. He's more like musical theatre singer. Like High School Musical. He would fit right in with that group of kids. Maybe in HSM 3 Danny and Gabby could hook up and hurt poor what's his name's feelings. :0)

David - I like him. He was very stiff during his performance. Though it seemed to me he was more scared out of his pants and just wanted to get it all over with than truly a "stiff" performer. He had to sing first, so that would scare anybody. :0)

He sings very well, nice looking kid, I think he'll stick around for a bit too. Though I could be surprised about him.

Robbie - I don't know if I was on a potty break, or fell asleep or what, but I don't remember this guy. I know he's a rocker and he has a great voice. But that's all I remember. If you guys watched, clue me in on what you thought of him.

So there you have it! My expert opinion on all 12 guy performers. My picks for who gets booted? Let's see....

Definitely Garrett and Jason Yaeger. Though I have no idea what will actually happen and am usually surprised at the results. If it were up to me I'd boot them first.

Don't forget that the girls perform tonight!


Sister Honey Bunch said...

Oooh. Michael is a total cutie patootie.

Danny kinda looks like a girl.

Great recap!

Montay said...

Wow Ashlee you could take over as reporter on ET tonight that was good I too watched commercial free as it was 2 hours long and if ya skip all the comercials it was only 1 hour and 5 minutes much more "doable" is that one word or two anyway great job!!!

Sister Sassy said...

Did you mean Luke Perry, because I see him and Patryk Dempsy in that Luke guy. I don't watch the show, or much of anything but I know Sister HB was getting antsy for this blog update lol :)

Jane the Sane said...

I've never watched American Idol but I couldn't stop by without saying hi :)

Melanie said...

Oh my gosh, I feel like this is high school and we are voting for the most popular person ever! :o)

Ashlee, how is the first week of school going?

Alicia said...

I missed the guys, but watched the girls tonight, not bad, some not great. And ditto to Melanie, how is school?

Bridget said...

Yes, ditto, ditto, ditto. The Danny Noriega kid looks like a girl. Seriously he is so feminine looking. Also Garrett Hailey is WAY too girly. And the Ellen Degeneres dude- girly. I do like David Archuleta too. He's from Murray, UT. Do you think he's Mormon?

Anonymous said...

So I couldn't stand Danny. I don't know if it was his voice i didn't like or the skinny pants he wore, but he should be the first to go.

Ashlee said...

Sassy-yes, I meant Luke Perry...thanks for correcting that one. Though Luke Wilson is nice too. :0)

Melanie: We ARE voting on the most popular person EVER {for the next 6 months anyway...and I don't usually vote}

Mel and Alicia: School is great! A tad bit busier than I was before..but once I get the hang of it and get it all organized on my end it should flow better.

Alicia: I wasn't impressed with the girls. There were only 3 that I enjoyed. I thought the guys did better this week.

Bridget: I agree with you on ALL of those guys. I wondered if he was Mormon too. Either way...he's a cutie patootie!

Rachelle: YAY! You stopped by! I'm so happy! And yes, Danny needs to go too. He's off putting.

Bonnie B. said...

I missed it. :( But I totally think that Luke guy looks like the dude from 90210. Are you gonna do a recap of the girls? I missed that, too.

Cameron said...

Noriega's picture looks like Jessica Alba. Then there's the Ellen guy. Did we just have two sets of girl groups this week or what?

I watched some of the (real) girls last night. I like the sunshine girl that Simon thinks is too nice, I like the tattoo parlor girl's voice a lot (but the song was kinda boring), the Texas blonde girl has a good voice, but she seems way too much like someone who could have been in Mean Girls, and I don't really remember anything else at this point. It was actually kinda boring.