Wednesday, April 16, 2008

AI Top 7

I have to admit I was a little worried to hear it was Mariah Carey week. She’s not known for easy-to-sing little ditties. But I think overall the Top 7 did a good job with her songs. It’s really a toss-up as to who’s going to go home.

David A. – Beautiful! He should have done this song for inspirational song week instead of “Angels.” I was much more inspired this week. And he’s so cute, you just want to pinch his cheeks. SAFE

Carly – I was a little worried she wouldn’t be able to pull off a Mariah song and, well, she did okay. She still doesn’t do much for me. But look at her this week – she actually looks good and you can’t see her hideous tattoos! DANGER

Syesha – This girl really has a fantastic voice. So why do I find myself falling asleep in the middle of her performances? It doesn’t seem to matter what she sings. Snore. She needs to find a personality to go with that big ol’ voice. DANGER

Kristy – Um, ouch. Pitchy doesn’t even begin to describe it. She looks good, though. And of course, if the VFTWer’s have their way, she’ll get through no matter how bad she is. POSSIBLE DANGER

Brooke – Not too bad. I liked that she stuck to the piano the whole time, no band. She has sincerity in her singing that is lacking in the more powerful singers like Carly and Syesha. I think that’s what’s keeping her there, and I’d love to see more of her. POSSIBLE DANGER

David C. – Amazing. He reminds me a lot of one of my favorite singers, Scott Leonard of Rockapella, in that he can take a song that’s not his and make it original. He also reminds me of Scott in that I can’t understand a lot of his lyrics, but I don’t really care. SAFE

Jason – Started off shaky, but overall not bad. He has such a distinctive sound, it doesn’t really fit when he has to sing songs like that. It might have been better if he’d played the guitar, but still it sounded nice. SAFE

I agree with Simon that the guys won the night, probably because they didn’t suffer by comparison. My favorites were the Davids. I’m going to say Syesha’s in trouble again this week. Like Ramiele, if I keep predicting her, eventually it will happen, right?


  1. I think you hit it about Syesha. Yes, she's got an amazing voice, but somehow I'm not riveted. Thanks for the thorough review; I had a headache last night and just might go watch it again (thank the good Lord for the dvr :)

  2. Julie - I know! If she could just do what she did with "Yesterday" every week.

    I actually "live blogged" this last night because I knew I wouldn't feel like being so thorough this morning! :)

  3. I was all cool for the three weeks that I watched AI and now...I'm just out of it...again.

  4. I haven't been watching this season consistently....I need to get with the program...