You have not known what you are.
You have slumbered upon yourself all your life.
Your eyes have been as much as closed most of the time.
What you have done is already in mockeries.

The mockeries are not you.
Underneath them
And within them,
I see you lurk...


-Walt Whitman


19.3.10

AI S6: Top 12 [Boohoo, Tim!]

TIM URBAN should really thank his face. Let’s admit it. Idol is not just about having a good voice and the talent. And as proven by Tim Urban, even though you gave a crappy-cutesy reggae performance, annoyingly good looks could still save you from the chopping block. It’s happened twice already, and those who didn’t deserve to go just yet are sent home: First, JC Munoz (Top 24) and then Lacey Brown. Based solely on the performances last Wednesday, Tim, Paige, and Lacey really deserved to be on the Bottom 3. I mean Paige lost some lyrics and a lot of personality (but I really think she sounded really good. Apparently, her pharyngitis brought a beautiful huskiness into her voice), Lacey was off-pitch in places and a little boring (I liked the arrangement with the string quartet though), and Tim—Well, he really messed it up, murdering a Stone song into a bore-to-the-skull reggae. In short, Tim should’ve been the one sent home. I am not sure if I could stand his face for another week.

Over-all I think it’s a good performance week. Everyone is trying to step up in my opinion. Michael Lynch gave an OK performance. There’s nothing wrong with him. I just don’t connect with his performances. I liked Didi’s rendition of Playing with Fire. Her sweet voice complemented the eerie arrangement of the song. It’s nice to see Casey back on his Blues roots, but I didn’t like the song. It gave his voice a little space to work with. Andrew’s performance was quite boring until he hit the big notes at the end. He pulled it off I think. It was great improvement for Katie Stevens from last week. The song really made her voice soar. I agree with Kara that she should take the Pop-Rnb genre rather Country as Simon had suggested. One of my favorite last Wednesday was Lee Dewyze. He made a rock song sound pop. He sounded like Dave Matthews-John Meyer I think. He’s a David Cook in the making. Next to Alex Lambert, I think he has the most interesting tone. Aaron Kelly on the other hand was really comfortable doing a country take on Angie. Crystal Bowersox, however, gave her first not-so-brilliant performance. She’s consistent but the other contestants really stepped up this week. No wonder Simon made a comment about her being a little way comfortable. But I don’t think Crystal thinks she already had the competition in her pocket. She just really needs to improve because others are staring to peak. Speaking of peaking performances, Siobhan Magnus really stood out among the lot. Dark and dramatic, she sang and shrieked a couple of ridiculously high notes. It really worked for her and matched her strange personality. She’s growing on me. :D

I wonder what songs will be featured next week. Hmmm…

6 comments:

Dori and Auj said...

Siobhan! Siobhan! We love Siobhan!

Angelo said...

I've actually been watching when my friends watch during dinner... but I don't follow them all. All's I know is that there's a lot of talented people!

Mangyan Adventurer said...

Haha!


Same lang 'yan sa nangyayari sa Pinas... Well, I think favorite siya ng mga judges...

pusang kalye said...

well, life is really unfair---and in most cases, it's more unfair if you are not good looking enough....sigh

touch said...

君子如水,隨方就圓,無處不自在。..................................................

ShatterShards said...

I still don't follow Idol. Just tell me in 2 months who won. Or I'll just listen to your music box, by then you'd probably playing one of his songs. haha!