Last night was Andrew Lloyd Webber night on A.I. First things first, Sir Andrew's head is at least three times too big for his strangely petite body. I find him a bit hard to look at, no offense to the big headed-small bodied people of the world.
Anyway, those poor kids were kind of a mess last night. I'm worried it's the end of the line for Brooke or Jason Castro tonight as Brooke flubbed the start of "You Must Love Me" and Jason chose a torch song made famous by a cat. Brooke and Jason were clearly out of their element and, I feel, unfairly persecuted for lacking a connection with Broadway musical numbers. I don't understand how they're supposed to be true to themselves (as the judges keep advising) while forced at gun point to sing show tunes! Where is the humanity?! People, this singing contest is serious business. Not something frivolous like the Democratic primaries!! This is American Idol!!
I'm calming down....
Anyway, nobody really blew the roof off the joint. Carly singing "Jesus Christ, Superstar" was one of the better performances and David Cook did a decent job with "The Music of the Night", but his soulful looks into the camera get on my nerves. Last week I dogged Cook for being over the top when he boo-hooed after performing, then someone told me that his cancer-ridden brother had been flown in by his home town to see Cook perform. Convenient reason to cry, but I'll give him the benefit of the doubt. So, David Cook, I forgive you for being weepy, but enough with the smarmy emoting all over the stage.
Syesha was quite good last night, but was a little pitchy. Of course, Scooter, I mean David Archuleta, did a nice job, but was more of the same. He did manage to keep his eyes open while crooning, thanks to Sir Bobble Head telling him it's hard to look at somebody singing with their eyes closed.
If I had to pick someone to get booted tonight it would be Syesha. that might not be entirely fair, because she has a very strong voice, but she fails to light my fire like Castro or befriend me like Brooke.
If only I was eligible for A.I.........