Idol Recap: Season 10 Top 12 in "Birth Year Songs"
By the end of the show Randy gave a shout out, ”We got a hot competition!” Are you f*ckin’ kidding me? As an audience (who watched it from the television, at home) I have to say almost half of these guys did a terrible job so I had to ignore them until Stefano performed; and later I think to myself, “What the hell were they thinking?” It’s so frustrated to saw a pitchy ‘exotic flower’ Naima again this week (even though her performance is still dope), or Scotty’s parents who showed full support with ‘baby lock dem doors’ sing along. On the top of it, why they keep brought the same lame theme each and every season?
I’m still upset so let me bragged about the worst first.
Paul McDonald: seriously if you don’t push yourself until we can’t hear anything from you then it’s a sign to form a band ASAP (not the funny Idol band thang, but a TRUE band. They’re different). Nothing’s change, same old same old. No progress. This is not funny, Paul.
Thia Megia: maybe you can sign a contract with Disney and get a make-up room next to Demi Lovato (oops I forget she’s gone. You could use Demi’s now, I suppose). Why you throw away the jazzy Adele quality for a ‘Colours Of The Wind’ by Vanessa Williams? *sigh.
Haley Reinhart: Who are you? I don’t recognize you. That’s what you get if you’re inconsistent. Fallin’ by Alicia Keys, impressive. Blue by LeAnn Rimes, WTF? And now, ‘I’m Your Baby Tonight’ by Whitney Houston????? Stay in your soul blues line, gurl.
Karen Rodriguez: It’s time to pack your bags and leave. Sorry, the “ethnic-what-it-is-ness” didn’t give an impact. At this point, although you’ll give it ALL ETHNIC, not Spanglish, I still won’t give a damn.
Now, it’s time for some good news. Pia Toscano and Jacob Lusk, my two favorite Idol powerhouse contestants will go first.
I am overjoyed that you guys really heard my advice from last week (are we have some kind of telepathy?). Pia, I saw you in progress and that’s good to perform an up beat tempo at last (I thought you’d never do it) but unfortunately it’s shallow and lack of stage presence. For the first time I felt disconnected. Jacob made a twist of R&B inside a classic slow rock hit ‘Alone’. He was lost, but finally found a way back and made it ‘lusky’ through the end.
Naima Adedapo, James Durbin, Lauren Alaina, Scotty McCreery. Babes, I got nothing to say. Do what you wanna do, suit yourself and stay in clouds. I promise you won’t be able to see yourself on the finale. Your call.
I choose Stefano Langone’s “If You Don’t Know Me By Now” cover as his best performance so far (he did an excellent job) AND the best of the night (Yes!). Meanwhile it’s a blank label, question mark, whatever for Casey Abrams’ fearless performance of a Nirvana’s song (I don’t get it, like forever) because all I can heard was ‘shout-shout-shout’ but it broke the ice and I have to admit, it’s fresh.
This is important!
Paul, Thia, Karen, Haley, Naima (sorry)… In my vision, one of you will leave this competition. We’ll see.