Thursday, April 21, 2011

Trainwreck Idol: Top 7

by Chris McGinty (According To Whim .com)

Paul went home last week on American Idol, and it only makes sense, because it was songs since 2000 this week, and Rod Stewart hasn’t done anything notable in that time. And an odd thing, the judges were actually giving some real critique. It’s like they couldn’t say anything bad to Paul who sucked, and now they can actually… *gasp* Paul is the judges’ Kryptonite.

Scotty did “Swingin’,”and it's a good song for a country singer. Scotty is a good country singer.

James… holy wow. You don't do Muse well, and somehow James did Muse well.

Haley did an Adele song, and for the first time I can say that I loved it. Yeah, that's her range. When I pointed out last week that there was a part of “Call Me” that sounded good, it was because she was in that range. I did point it out in the blog, didn’t I?

Jacob did “Dance with My Father” by Luther Vandross. He’s always amazing, and this was no exception. I think the last half of it really brought it to me.

Casey was great. He did Maroon 5. I don’t know the name of the song, but I like the song a lot. I think most of the singers have been in their proper range this week. Casey definitely picked the right song.

Stefano did pretty good. One of his better performances. I wonder if they should have been doing modern songs sooner, because a lot of them seemed to be in their best range tonight.

Lauren did “Born to Fly” by Sara Evans. I don’t know the song. They were making a big deal about her not being as big of a singer as the rest of them, but I think she does very well at what she does. And I think she did very well.

Watching the playback, it’s clear that Scotty is falling out of league with the rest of the singers. It gets odd at this point, because I don’t think that conceptually there is a bottom three this week. I think there is a bottom two that consists of Scotty and Stefano, and Stefano could have almost kept himself out of that if he’d been a little bit better. I think Scotty and Stefano are for sure for bottom three. The question is who else? The thing is that Haley, Casey, and Jacob have all been bottom three at one point, and of those, only Jacob seems to have raised any sort of controversy with the voters, presumably. So I’ll say Scotty, Stefano, and Jacob, though it’s only going to Jacob because it’s at that point where good singers will have to start going home. Scotty will probably go home.

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