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American Idol, Season 10: Top 12 Results – “The pitchy is if it’s underneath the actual tone, or above it.”
Time for the top 12 to become the top 11. The show opened with a quick look at what the Idol wanted to be as kids, when they grew up. (The theme this week was “songs from the year you were born”. Get it?). James wanted to be a professional wrestler, Scotty wanted to be an astronaut (“My brains weren’t astronaut material, though”), Jacob wanted to be a journalist, Naima wanted to be a veterinarian, Paul wanted to be a comedian (I can totally see that…), Thia, of course, wanted to be a singer – as did Pia. Evidently Lauren, Stefano, Karen, Casey, and Hailey all wanted to be things too mind-numbingly boring to be shown on TV.
Ripley’s announcer guy ushered the judges and Ryan on to the stage to great applause. Ryan thanked everyone for their support of the Red Cross last night, and gave out a number that when texted to, donated $10 to the Red Cross (the number – 90999). And with that, the show kicked in to gear:
Before I go through all of the performances from last night- – just let me say that I really enjoyed the show. It struck the right balance between irreverence and respect. Were all of the performances great? No. But, on balance, I thought it was a solid show.
I also want to congratulate Lee on his win. He came a long way over the course of the season –and his voice, when recorded, was one of the better this year (live is another story…). I’m anxious to see what kind of record he is allowed to make. I also want to congratulate Crystal. She came in as an independent musician and stayed that course. More importantly, though, she had fun. She was able to embrace the Idol experience and strike the right balance between making the most of it, and staying true to herself. She proved that you CAN be an artist, with a strong sense of self, and not be consumed by the machine that is American Idol. I hope she opens the door for more artists like her next year.
So, all in all, not the best year for Idol ever – but still not bad. It came on stronger in the last few weeks and, as I’ve said before – I’m still watching. I can’t wait to see what type of music Lee, Crystal, and Casey make (I’ll be sure to review their records once the come out). For now, you can find my full review of each of the performances from last night after the jump. Until next season, The Word Zombie out…
I have to say, that was one of the more entertaining “American Idol” finales in recent memory. The music, for the most part, was good. We got to see Alice Cooper, Joe Cocker, The BeeGees, Chicago, Christina Aguilera, Janet Jackson, Brett Michaels, Alanis Morrisette, and almost all of the former Idol winners (alas – no David Cook). Simon was sent off in style, and even Paula made an appearance. The cheesey comedy was kept to a minimum, and the focus was mostlly on the music. That I can appreciate.
I can’t say that I’m surprised that Lee won. The good news is – Lee, Crystal, and Casey will all likely be making records this summer – so the public can vote again this fall with their dollars. I’ll have a full recap posted tomorrow. For now – congrats to Lee Dewyse. The Word Zombie out…
Here we are folks – the last performance show of American Idol, Season 9. It seems like only 4 months ago that we started this journey – ending tonight with the hopes and dreams of Crystal Bowersox and Lee Dewyze hanging in the balance – reliant upon the dialing skills and patience of TV watchers everywhere. How was the show? Well – let’s take a look.
I said yesterday, and last week as well, that I have not been as emotional invested in the contestants this year on Idol. I wanted to have a “moment” last night and I didn’t. Well, tonight I finally felt that connection that I have been looking for all season. The funny thing was – it came in the elimination show, not the performance show. Who did I connect with? It might not be who you think.
Only one week to go and, I have to say, I’m still waiting for the one big “Moment” from American Idol this season. We are down to the top 3 and while I still watch the show each week, I can’t say that I’m nearly as invested in these contestants as I have been in the past. That being said, we are still getting ready to crown this year’s winner, so there is at least a modicum of excitement in the air. Who will it be – Lee, Crystal, or Casey? This…is my American Idol recap.
Well, another week is in the books, as American Idol stumbles towards this year’s finale. This week we had both solo performances and duets, Jamie Foxx trying desperately to seem half as relevant as Harry Connick Jr., more forced humor from Ellen, a triple feature of guest artists on the results show, and the end of the road for someone. So who’s in the top 3? Find out after the break.