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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

AI Top 2

Goodness, thank god they’re not singing yet. I just got home. It’s 8:04. I haven’t peed or washed my hands or anything yet. Fewf. Ok, now...on to the FINAL BATTLE!

For the official American Idol, Season 6 record, Blake is ahead of Jordin in my “favorites of the night” tally. He has three (Latin, Bon Jovi, and Top 3) and Jordin has two (60s and Country). Interestingly enough, Melinda tallied highest with 4. Oh well.

I have read that the finalists will sing three songs tonight: the AI single, a favorite song that they’ve already performed once, and a totally new song. I’m just glad I never have to make that walk in 10 minutes again…until next season, perhaps. Once again, I can’t believe this season is over. Time flies when you’re having fun.

Blake is up first tonight. And he’s repeating “You Give Love a Bad Name.” Some of the novelty has worn off, I must admit. But good for him for repeating his riskiest performance. It’s just not quite as risky a second time, is it? I think Blake should add some purple to his hair…those lights work on him. Again, I can totally see him as a headliner. He’s already friends with Maroon 5 and Sir Mix-a-Lot. He didn’t need this show to help with his music connections at all. The crowd certainly loved it. And he just looks like a kid in a candy store in front of them. Too cute.

Jordin’s up next with “Fighter” by Christina Aguilera. Whoa. She’s rivaling Xtina’s vocal performance. That’s impressive. Until she got ahead of the music for a second and tried to hit the money note. But this is definitely going to be a tight race. Jeez. I agree with Simon, Round 1 is Blake’s.

Blake grew up wanting a drum set but started beatboxing instead. He’s next with “She Will Be Loved” by Maroon 5. He definitely does better with songs where he can kind of…evade the singing. I do love his argyle sweater though. I’m cringing for him to fix his flatness at each high note, but alas, he didn’t. He is certainly having a blast though and it shows. Isn’t that the most important thing?

Jordin’s next with “A Broken Wing” by Martina McBride. She’s giving me chills a little bit with this one. Jordin has a way of tapping into the emotion of a song that is pretty incredible. Both contestants did better with the song they had already performed once on the stage. This round is Jordin’s.

“This is My Now” won the singles competition, and Blake is up next with it. He’s all about the argyle tonight! This is…not the song I voted for. It’s basically “A Moment Like This” except less interesting. I hope if Blake wins he doesn’t have to put it on his record. I don’t think, considering his fairly lackluster performance, he likes it either. But he’s just so cute! How can you resist a face like that? (And I’m glad Simon urged viewers to judge him based on his first two performances. I hope that’ll help.)

(I’m really upset I’ll be missing the premiere of So You Think You Can Dance on Thursday, by the way. Maybe my mom will DVR it so we can watch it together when I’m in CA. What do you say, Mom?)

Jordin is up with “This is My Now” to end the evening. Why did America vote for such a crappy song? Because America is stupid. Jordin could legitimately have a single with this song though. She almost made it palatable. Goodness, she just might win. And I typed that even before she cried about it.

I’ll be back tomorrow to recap the finale. My roommate insisted because she’ll be busy singing at Lincoln Center. I think that girl’s got her priorities skewed. Lincoln Center or the finale of American Idol? Anyone?


Anonymous said...

you are a trip dawg. funny as hell. see you in LALA tomorrow. :)

Anonymous said...

Will def. DVR So You Think . . . will need more TV fun when AI and Dancing with the Stars are over :(
You are too cool with you AI blog; how will you follow this up? ~You Know Who