Wednesday, April 2, 2008

American Idol Recap--And Then There Were 8

Here's how I ranked the performances last night:
Top 3: Jason Cook, David Arculeta, Michael Johns
Bottom 3: Ramiele Malubay, Syesha Mercado, Brooke White (Sweet Blonde)

Any one of the girls--Ramiele, Syesha, Brooke (Sweet blonde), Kristy Lee Cook (horse-loving blonde), or Carly could be going home tonight...but, I’m sticking with Ramiele to hit the country road.

Before the results are announced, I have some suggestions for the still-viable, as of this second, contestants:

Brooke White (Sweet Blonde): Stop oozing sweetness out of every pore on your body. There was nothing to smile about in the song about that husband-stealing tart “Jolene”, but you did it anyway. Last week you did the same thing during the stalker song “Every Step You Take.” Stop it. It’s annoying. Not everything in this world is puppies, gumdrops, or marshmallows. And stop talking.

Tattoo Girl Carly: Please wear sleeves next week.

Syesha: You’re not Whitney, Mariah, Dolly, or Celine. You’re also not going to win this thing.

Michael: You’re on a roll. Don’t choke.

David Archuleta: I can’t look at you without thinking theme park, high school musical, or talent show. I’m sorry. I think it’s too late to break out of the pigeon hole you've stuck yourself into, but it’s worth a try. Otherwise, I think you're going to be relegated to a career in Christian/Inspirational music. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

Paula: Take your meds before the show next week. Your comments last night were ridiculous and nonsensical. Calling little David A. glorious? It’s not like he’s a Rembrandt or anything. Telling Brooke White “you are who you are”? What does that mean, anyway?

All contestants: Wear shoes. I will start counting off points next week in the power rankings if you're not wearing shoes.

Now on with the show...

Michael Johns is on the seal first. He's moved to the safe sofa.

Little David Archuleta tells us that his song had a great message. Thanks for sharing David. He's safe.

Carly Smithson comes out looking as good as she ever has on this show. She's actually wearing sleeves! Maybe Simon had an impact. Ryan tells her she's safe.

David Cook, comes out looking like a guy who was rushed to the hospital less than 24 hours ago, oh yeah...he was. Safe.

Ramiele Malubay, in her dad's t-shirt is the first one in the bottom 3 and walks off to the stools of doom.

Kristie Lee Cook (horse-loving blonde) looks great as usual, and as usual she's in the bottom 3.

Syesha Mercado prances to center stage. She's sent to the safe sofa.

Brooke White (Sweet Blonde) & Jason Castro come out together. Jason's dreads look really limp like they need a good hosing down and some air drying to fluff them up a little. Brooke takes an opening from Ryan and starts talking. She shuts up long enough to find out she's in the bottom 3.

Time out. Dolly's performing and I'm watching a real pro. Love her.

So it's Ramiele, Brooke White (Sweet Blonde), and Kristy Lee Cook (horse-loving blonde). Brooke (Sweet blonde) is crying, but it doesn't make her shut up. She's talking, talking, talking.

Brooke (sweet blonde) is safe to sing and talk for another week/

Kristy Lee Cook (horse-loving blonde) is safe.

Ramiele is outta here.

Ramiele Malubay (power ranking 9) Song: Do I Ever Cross Your Mind
Someone’s voting for this girl, I just don’t know why. This song has a definite gospel vibe, but Ramiele’s phrasing is all wrong. Not to mention her lower register is almost non-existent. Randy says its was a pretty good performance. Paula is proud of Ramiele. Simon calls Ramiele's performance forgettable and reminiscent of what you would hear on a cruise ship. Maybe Ramiele could get her friend Danny Noriega to hook her up on one of Rosie's cruises!

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