Another night of American Idol performances and another night of boring Snoresha, Yak tongue Archuletta, and smarmy David Cook. Last night there were three rounds: song chosen by judges; song chosen by contestant, and song chosen by producers.
Round one- Paula chose "And So It Goes.." by Billy Joel for Yakky. He did a nice job, but that tongue is still getting in the way. Randy chose for Syesha an Alicia Keys tune, "If I Ain't Got You", and she sang it pretty decently. I'm with Simon though, it was good, but not that exciting. Simon chose "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" by Roberta Flack for David Cook. Gotta say it gave me chills. Cook started out slow, but tore it up by the end. Loved it.
Round Two (or the Titanic Round)- Archuleta (or perhaps his psycho father) chose "With You" by Chris Brown. Oh. My. God. This was a truly painful moment. He kind of danced/bounced/funky chickened around the stage while singing a tune not meant for an uptight little boy with a swollen tongue and, apparently, a lung condition because he panted all the way through the song. Horrible. Terrible. Frightening.
Syesha chose "Fever" by Peggy Lee. I'll admit I liked her performance, I thought she sang it well and showed a lot of personality, but I will agree with the judges, who totally skunked it, that "Fever" might not have been the right song choice for the finals. Syesha's inability to make good song choices may have finally caught up with her. Gotta say, last night I was actually warming up to the little thing.
Cook chose "Dare You to Move" by Switchfoot. ZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
Judges weren't that impressed with any one's song choices or performances.
Round Three: Archuleta was given "Longer" by Dan Fogelberg (a fave of mine) and he was passable. That's too much song for someone so young. Simon slammed the song itself and I say to him, "You go to hell, limey. Dan Fogelberg is a song writing genius!!!"
Syesha was forced to sing "Hit Me Up..." by Gia Farrell. She looked uncomfortable, but then again Simon had just called her "Fever" performance a "lame cabaret act" so I'm sure it was hard to come back out there and sing a song from Happy Feet.
Cook was given the Aerosmith classic, "Don't Wanna Miss a Thing" and he did a pretty good job. Simon said he won the night and I have to agree with that assessment.
I predict we've seen the last of Syesha, though I must say I'd rather her win than Scooter Yak Tongue Crazy Dad Archuleta. I'm putting all my psychic energy behind David Cook who I'm confident will take the win and first place in smarminess.
Also, Ryan did it again! He palmed some young girl's head in the audience. WTF. He is sick.
Last night was also the Results show for Dancing With the Stars (we use that term loosely) and the little chubbette got the boot. All I can say is "Thank you Jesus that Jason Taylor stays on to light my fire for another week!" Have I mentioned how hot he is and how I want to lick his bald head clean? He almost, almost, makes up for Max not being on the show this season (but, he'll be back next time!). DWS is my soft porn and I will surely miss it.....until it returns in three weeks for the 95th season.