Back in the saddle again. Ear infection and muscle relaxers gone, I can actually write without sounding like Paula after she’s had a little too much “Coca-Cola” from the big red cup.
Neil Diamond week for the top five. I missed the first few minutes, and joined midway through Castro’s song.
Jason Castro: “Forever in Blue Jeans” He sounded good. ThePinkDiva saw him when I turned on the TV to hit record, and said, “Mom, that looks like a pretty girl!”
Take 2 – “September Morn” Ugh. I hate slow ballads! Esp from guys who, no offense Castro-lovers, look like stoners! I agree with Paula’s earlier (accidental) assessment, he’s not top 4 material. Simon rips him a new poopchute, and we are moving on.
David Cook: “I’m alive” Dude rocks. They seem to be skipping the judging for the first songs. Thanks Seacrest for explaining that.
Take 2: “All I Really Need is You” Paula says he’s the next AI, and Simon calls him brilliant. Dude is so in the final 2.
Brooke White: “I’m a believer” Not so liking this. I can’t really explain it, but it just doesn’t sound right, like maybe she’s trying to sing too low for her vocal range or something. And somehow that song conjures up a donkey and a big green ogre.
Take 2: “I Am I Said” She takes Neil’s advice and mixes up the words a bit to make it more personal. Dude… if you want to dance, don’t play the piano! argh. I agree with Simon, the first song sucked. this song was much better in comparision.
David A.: “Sweet Caroline” Right about now every girl in that audience is wishing her name was Caroline, just so they could claim this cutie-patootie was singing to him. He’s got the talent for sure.
Take 2 – “(Coming to) America” hmm… seems like the golden boy is just a little off… I swear I heard him crack. never fear though, he’s such a talented cutie, he’ll make it through. Paula calls him a “little savant” and Simon says it was a smart choice of song that “ticked all the boxes.”
Syesha: “Hello, again” I didn’t really listen.
Take 2 – “Thank the Lord for the Nighttime” now this one… she is really rockin’ it. and is she barefoot up there?? She just looks so comfy. This is her groove, totally. She should stick with this gospel/pop thing, and sing barefoot… Be comfy. Randy agrees. Paula stutters badly. Poor girl is so confused with the show right now. Simon calls the whole show chaotic, which is apparently true. He says this was a great song, but she may be in trouble tonight. He’s basing that on the fact that there are only 5 left. He may be right, I mean, she been in the bottom 3 like every week, it’s just a matter of time before she is actually the one cut.
In Paula’s defense – apparently, according to SecretTeen, they totally changed the rules on Paula and the judges which is why she got confused. I guess they weren’t supposed to judge til after the 2nd round, and then Seacrest threw them all by asking for a quick assessment of round 1. Something that was seemingly verified by Simon’s “chaotic” comment.
so.. the Davids are safe – though this may be the week that the Arch chooses to leave so he won’t get bound into a 19 contract a la Daughtry. But aside from that, bottom 2 – Castro and Brooke. Please please let it be Castro. Though, with Syesha’s luck, it’s probably her. *sigh*