Wednesday, March 31, 2010

American Idol Top 10 Reviews Pt II

Andrew G 7
OK, better than the last few weeks but forgettable and there's something about the guy that just doesn't say 'winner' in my book. I'm really beginning to wonder how this can possibly be the best 10 that America can find out of x hundred thousand applicants. I must be missing something but the sooner we get rid of these interruptions on the way to the semis with people like the real contenders the better.

Lee 19
This guy's definitely in his element. I can see him as The Boss 2010 version. Nice work. He'll be back, no worries, next week. Excellent all round - in his groove, natural and he almost looked cool.

Katie 6
I just didn't get her this week. Neither one thing nor the other and neither particularly well done. She can sing but can she star in an Idol way? No, 'fraid not. If the public like Didi better she's in trouble.

Crystal 16
Brave move. I guess she had to show she could be different and not a one-style girl. Not a song that'll be on her album and whilst she looks really pretty now, Simon's comments absolutely spot on. Still a class act. I almost wonder whether she's discovering for the first time what money can buy and just hope she doesn't get taken over and lose that rawness that would eventually earn her far more in the long term. The backing group also could have been dispensed with as I felt at one point they almost threw her off beat and took away the emphasis on what she does so well on her own. I'll buy her CDs if she doesn't change.

Aaron 8
Sound performance but not so sure I could believe he knew what he was singing about. Didn't do much with it but competent and should keep him away from the bottom. It was 'OK'

Betfair odds for this week's elimination pretty good indication of who'll be in the final!

Tim Urban 1.6
Andrew Garcia 3
Katie Stevens 3.1
Aaron Kelly 4
Michael Lynche 4
Didi Benami 4.2
Siobhan Magnus 8

Casey James 21
Lee DeWyze 24
Crystal Bowersox 55

Odds from at time of posting. Yes, they'll change! But probably only to emphasise the point. I still put something on Mike to win at an attractive 14 just in case Crystal or Casey screw up.

American Idol Top 10 Reviews Pt I

Siobham 6½
Oh dear, missing important notes didn't gain her many fans. But she did look good and the song kinda worked, the screech in tune becoming a feature that she'll either live to love or regret. Something for the over 40s but not so sure about younger viewers reaching for the phone. She'll be safe, though.

Casey 19
Professional, obviously enjoying himself this week. An excellent performance but still maybe just a bit 'old'

Mike 20!
Good choice. He's becoming the dark horse. A few more great choices like this and he'll give Crystal a run for her money.

Didi 4½
I really like this girl. She began the competition so well and has a unique individual style but this was pretty awful and will put her very much in the danger zone. I see trouble ahead but, luckily, I have a feeling there'll be others not doing terribly well who are less popular out there in US Phone Land.

Tim 6
In tune unlike Siobhan but loses points because it was just noring. I think he might be on the way out if US PhoneLand prefer Aaron.

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