Elton John Night on American Idol
Elton John night. This should be interesting. Who do you think is going home tonight? Please take the poll below my comments. Will the judges fall all over themselves again?
Scotty McCreery – (C) Pitchy and didn’t do anything for me. Sorry you Scotty fans out there.
Naima Adedapo – (C) Raggae. Well, she made it her own and it was ok in places, and if I never heard that song before as I would imagine most of the young audience probably never has, I would think she did a good job so she’ll probably make it to next week. At this point of the competiton, you can almost see and hear who the judges are for and who they want to go.
Paul McDonald – (C) Man, he was pitchy all over that song. He’s weak and I would NOT buy his CD.
Pia Toscano – (A+) I would buy her CD. That was excellent but the judges want to hear her something up tempo. Aw, for cryin out loud!
Stefano Langone – (C+) It was alright but a little off in a few places and I’m not sure, but it sounded at a brief point in the song like he forgot the words.
Lauren Alaina – (C) Too Karaoke for me. I almost fell asleep. However, that may be a good thing these days. I have no idea what the judges are listening to or where they are coming from.
James Durbin – (B+) He is a rocker and did a pretty good job with that song. Not my cup of tea but nice job.
Thia Megia – (B) A lovely ballad. lol. I gave a her a B because she told a story with the song.
Casey Abrams – (A) Wish he would shave his beard off. But hey… I was never known for MY fashion smarts. He did trim it a bit. Looks better. But to his singing tonight. Great job. Not so all over the place and right on the money. Nice job.
Jacob Lusk – (A+) Two A+s tonight. He deserved it. Right on in pitch and arrangement.
Haley Reinhart – (B-) I did NOT agree with the judges at all. Good Lord. I must be either getting too old, losing my hearing or just not into it this year. I had my back to her during her performance so I just heard her sing. I turned around at the end to she how she moved and stuff, but it just wasn’t there for me. I certainly did NOT think it was the best of the evening.
Best of the evening – Pia Toscano and Jacob Lusk
My final thoughts? Although my grading doesn’t reflect what I am about to say, all did an OK job. Elton John is a tough bird to pick to sing his songs. They were all written just for him.
These guys are my bottom 3. I know you don’t agree with me about Scotty. The good news is I never get it right. Paul McDonald has a following no matter what. I think Naimi might be there but these are my three.
Scotty McCreery, Stefano Langone and Paul McDonald
Stefano Langone and Paul McDonald