Did anyone impress you tonight on American Idol? What did you think about Haley Reinhart arguing with Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson?
I like the fact that they allow contestants at this stage to perform 2 songs – it makes it easier to judge overall, and gives contestants a second chance if they choose a song that isn’t great for them or don’t shine in the first round.
But what did you think about the performances tonight?
I’m too tired to write a whole review of the night – but you’ve likely seen the show. Did Haley Reinhart impress you or are you ready to send her home? Was James Durbin too pitchy or can he do no wrong? Do you think Scotty McCreery could win the whole thing or is he too country? Is Lauren Alaina getting better each week or is she still need more confidence before going further in her career?
Obviously I have my favorites, but I didn’t watch the show until it was too late to vote – so my hope is America feels the same way as I do and picked up the phone!
I think Haley is going home because of arguing with the judges (and because she’s my least favorite) – Whenever someone argues back it does not come across well and I don’t think America will vote for her because of it. (I did like her second song and perhaps she redeemed herself, so I’m guessing here.)
What was your favorite and least favorite moment of the evening? (I personally liked Jennifer Lopez’ being in love with Scotty and feeling the emotion in his song… among other highlights.)
Did you think Lady Gaga was helpful for the contestants or did you think she was more of a gimmick for the show ratings? Wow she is a strange duck. Talented, yes. Good performance advice, yes. But boy she presents such a weird persona and dramatic flair – it works on the stage but I kind of wish she would have shown up for the contestants as a real person rather than only her persona.
As for the overall winner – it’s a toss-up for me at this point. I think Scotty and Lauren have the best voices (most pleasing and most commercial) of those left. But I think James has such a great story and a following he could still win the whole thing.
All three will certainly go on to have great careers and record deals – and I’ll be thrilled if any of those three take home the title. I’m actually thinking even though Lauren was in the bottom last week – she may win because she’s coming from behind and is growing more each week – she’s turning into America’s New Sweetheart. She’s darling. Scotty can also win as he keeps winning over America – showing his fun side but staying true to his values. I loved that! James and Scotty have had a following from the beginning. But I’m not placing any bets. Wow – I hate not being able to have a clear prediction!
Can you make a better prediction than me this week? Let me know what you think!