It’s Mariah Carey night on American Idol, and Mariah is actually showing up to mentor the kids. ow I know different folks have all sorts of opinions about Miss Mariah, and do too, but overall, I really like her. I think she’s a bit crazy, and a bit cooky, but she has an amazing voice and there’s just something about her that I really like. But, she has some really tough songs so how will these kids fare?
David Archuletta is up first and are those LEATHER PANTS he’s wearing? Well then, check you out little David! Singing “When You Believe”, he sounded great. I think this was a great song choice for him, showcasing his voice, and really right along his style of song. And I really do think he has a wonderful voice, but I just might be getting a tad bit bored with him. Just a wee bit. Still love him, I’m just not as excited about him as I used to be.
Next up is Carly Smithson, who I’ve taken to calling “Cinderella” as I feel Simon, Paula and Randy are like the mean stepmom and ugly stepsisters treating her like the outcast family member. She’s singing “Without You” and I thought she sounded “bloody fantastic”. This girl has an amazing voice, and I’m really getting sick of the judges beating up on her. SERIOUSLY? They’ve really got to stop beating up on her. I’ve been saying it for weeks, and I need to know if I’m the only one who feels this way…the judges ARE trying to get her voted out, right? It’s not just me is it?
Next up is Syesha Mercado, singing “Vanishing”, one of my favorite Mariah songs. After two weeks tackling two other “major” songstresses’ songs, how would she fare with Mariah Carey? I don’t know. I think Syesha has a great voice, but I wasn’t in love with this arrangement. I didn’t feel so much that she was “singing it” as she was trying to just showcase her voice. It wasn’t a bad performance, I just didn’t completely love it.
It is Brooke White’s turn with “Hero” on the Piano. Sorry folks, I just don’t get the fascination with this girl, she doesn’t do it for me. And besides being slightly bored with this performance, I actually thought it was BAD. She didn’t sound good. She was “pitchy” dog, and it was just weird – Kinda rough… I didn’t like it.
And now it’s Nine Lives…uh, Kristi Lee Cook, singing “Forever”. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ….boring. I mean, okay, it was “alright”. But…eh. I think her time has come.
David Cook chose “Always Be My Baby” in order to “rock it up” a bit. LOVED IT. He almost lost me for a moment, I loved how he startd, but then, I thought the beginning part went on “softly” just a bit too long, but HOLY CRAP, he brought it back and completely won me over. LOVED IT!! And I believe this is his second performance of the season that I plan to download. As soon as I geta job, and can spend money frivolously again that is.
And finally its Jason Castro, singing “I Don’t Want to Cry” (another of my fave Mariah songs). Have I mentioned how much I love this kid? I really think he’s unique, and has a beautiful soulful voice. I can completely understand that he’s not for everyone, but his style is by far my style of music and I love him. I thouht he was fantastic and I would also buy this song right now.
So, who’s in danger? Were it up to me it would be between Brooke White and Kristi Lee Cook to go home. That said, it is not up to me, and oh America, how you disappointed me last week! So, I think Syesha or Carly could be in danger this week.
What did you think?