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I don't usually put these up, as I'm already spamming my journal with "Idolatry" episodes, but each week, Michael Slezak also writes a recap of Idol for EW.com, and I had to link this one.

No contestant is left unscathed, including his favorite, Crystal Bowersox, who, he says, could learn something from Tim Urban (yes, that's right!). He also has a few words for Harry Connick, Jr.

I really think Slezak nailed what went right and/or wrong with Sinatra night.

http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20312226_20366496,00.html

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belluthien
May. 5th, 2010 11:11 pm (UTC)
I'm going to your link after I leave a comment of my own thoughts on last night.

First. WTF Frank Sinatra? And they want Relevant? I love Sinatra, but he is not relevant.

We are going to have a Mike/Aaron finale. And that will make me ill. But I will survive.

My favorite, Casey, will go home tonight because they chose Frank Sinatra as a genre, and because the judges like to carve Casey up. I know Casey bombed last night, but I don't think it was his fault. (Yeah, I'm getting defensive. And I KNOW Slezak hates Casey. I don't care.) I LIKE his vibrato. Goat, Cara? Cara's got issues, because she asked him to take his shirt off and she's embarrassed. She's been trying to make up for it this whole season.

I cannot stand seeing Mike on the screen. Evar. Particularly since I saw him flip off America when he got voted off, before he was saved. I do not like that guy.

After tonight, I may start voting against him. Or I may just stop watching. Because after tonight, I won't care anymore, except that I will HATE it if Mike wins.

Amazingly, I miss Tim. He was very entertaining.
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bonnie_halfelvn
May. 6th, 2010 02:28 am (UTC)
Well, we know now we won't have a Mike/Aaron finale. And since both were in the bottom two, I'm hoping Mike will be gone SOON.

I like the variety in the themes, though Sinatra is difficult to do. The article talks about this, too (My original link put you in the middle of the article, but it's fixed now).

Maybe Mike will go and Casey will be third. But if he goes the next week, I think there's a possibility that Lee would win because Casey's votes would likely go to Lee (just like Danny/Kris last year - not that it mattered in the long run).

Kara's comment was ridiculous. People's vibratos don't change easily. The idea that he could change his in the next few weeks is stupid. She's a singer - she should know that. I think his vibrato makes him sound like Bob Seger. I noticed that on "Jealous Guy." It just doesn't work with this genre, that's all.

Honestly, the only one I would consider buy their album is Crystal. The rest aren't good enough to hold my interest. Even Siobhan, whom I liked, isn't that good. Contrast that with last year - I have Adam, Kris, and Allison's CD's. And if Matt Giraud got a deal, I'd probably buy his, too.
belluthien
May. 6th, 2010 03:43 am (UTC)
Ah, that's why it seemed like I came into the middle of things. I was wondering why the article started that way. lol.

I SO wished it had been Mike tonight. I liked Aaron better last night. But then, I like all of them better than Mike. This, even taking away my feelings about the guy as a person. I don't like the way he sings, the stuff he sings, etc, although I will concede the guy can sing. Not my cup of tea, at all.

I was thinking last night before the show started that Sinatra is so hard to sing. He's acting more than singing, so much feeling going into the articulation of words, etc. Sammy Davis Junior is the same sort of artist, imo.

I have no clue where Mike's votes would go if he were gone. I'm thinking Aaron's will split between Lee and Casey. All depends on what little girls think of how they compare physically. *smirk*

I think you're right. Casey voters would likely swing to Lee. But not in my case. I may not vote anymore once Casey is gone.

Glad to hear you think Kara's comment was ridiculous. I think of Casey's vibrato as something distinctive to his voice, and I loved hearing it in "Jealous Guy." I agree with you, it doesn't work with this genre. But I think last night he also made a very bad song choice. It would have been cool if he sang the song Mike chose, actually. I thought that last night, but now I don't remember what song Mike sang. Go figure.

The only album I'd consider buying is Casey's. Crystal is good, arguably the best one there, but I wouldn't buy her album.

As far as last year goes, I only bought Adam Lambert's. ;)
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belluthien
May. 6th, 2010 01:10 am (UTC)
On another note, I wish the show would consider putting in software to allow only one call per phone. This cannot be that hard to do, and it seems to me, it would be in the best interest of the show, as it would provide a more accurate demography of a contestant's fan appeal.

I'm thinking way too much about this. lol.
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bonnie_halfelvn
May. 6th, 2010 02:29 am (UTC)
Actually, I think that would be extremely difficult - and expensive.
belluthien
May. 6th, 2010 03:45 am (UTC)
I think the show Dances with the Stars has some kind of limiting device set up. Seems to me it would just be something like a step away from caller id, but I really don't know how difficult or expensive this would be.
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