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


26.3.10

AI S9: Top 11 [Bad Song Choice Week]

PAIGE MILES was voted out last night. Well, it’s a price to pay for butchering a Phil Collins song. Tim Urban is very lucky, isn’t he? Despite a very boring karaoke performance and with that pathetic corny knee slide, he still wiggled out of the chopping block, plus, he gets to join the Summer Tour!

The theme this week was Billboard Number 1’s. There must be a thousand songs to choose from but I had to agree with the judges that the contestants failed to pick the right songs to complement their vocal ability. Lee Dewyze broke away from his comfort zone but the song failed to showcase his big, rugged voice. Casey James is becoming really predictable. I think blues songs pull his voice back rather than letting it soar. Didi Benami’s jazzy performance didn’t work either. I think she connects to a song better when she plays it with the guitar; I think the same thing for Andrew Garcia. Whenever he performs without the guitar, he moves like a puppet on stage. His movement with his arms and legs is very awkward and robotic. Meanwhile, singing Fergie was a good move from Katie Stevens but she still wasn’t able to address her pitch problems. Pop Rnb is really her lane. I am always reminded of Jojo whenever I see her. Shrieking is not working anymore for Siobhan Magnus even though it was the only interesting thing to her last performance.

Only three performances did well last Wednesday. Contrary to the judges, I think Michael Lynch singing When A Man Loves A Woman was good move. He is the soulful Rnb singer of this season. His songs connect to me whenever he sings ballads. They gave his voice a wide space to work with so he could do rifts and go in and out of his register. David Archuleta 2010 aka Aaron Kelly took on I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing. He did a decent job with it but his voice was a little strained on hitting the high notes. Laryngitis perhaps? What I liked about it was the popular-country twang he did to it. I really hope he’d work on his technique. The star of the night, and it was not a surprise—Crystal Bowersox. She performed in a different league and above everyone else. I still see a little lack of personality but I feel that she’d let go on that last performance. She connected to the song and to the audience better and in Simon’s words: she did it with only with a guitar and a carpet as a gimmick…

…No pathetic knee slides whatsoever! Haha!

3 comments:

jayvie said...

buti na lang hindi naeliminate si Tim! hehe. kahit corny yung performance nya, fave ko sya haha. Tim, Didi and Lee to the finals!

kalansaycollector said...

boo hindi ako nakakanood ng AI!

redinkedvodka said...

haha i knew it! Paige Miles lost it last last week pa...next on my list is Tim, want to see him go home this week...

Crystal Bowersox VS Siobhan Magnus at the finals!!!