Tuesday, March 28, 2006

pre-performance ponderings...

Whew. What a day. But now it's time to start thinking Idol and what's going to happen in just a matter of hours from now.

It's the songs from the 21st century, which does not technically include the year 2000, since it was the last year of the 20th centry despite the fact that we all laid on massive hangovers. But since 2000 doesn't fit very neatly into the decade of the 1990s, and it's doubtful that the producers will sponsor songs from the 20th century anytime soon, we'll forgive any technical ickiness. Yes, Chris, I'm talking to you.

What will happen? The 10 remaining kids will cover somebody's song. A few will blow us away. A couple will be told to pack their bags. And we will all miss Kevin's cuteness. (Hey! Stop it. It's my blog. I will miss Kevin's cuteness...)

I have my VCR set to tape. (I'm too poor to afford DVR.) I have my DialIdol software all loaded and ready for my first speed dialing. The pizza is ordered.

It's not Tuesday - it's Idol night.

I think the field is pretty much split. Taylor, Chris, Katharine, Mandisa and Paris just need to show up. I don't expect much in the way of explanation of Daughtry-gate, except for, perhaps, a Ryan comment in the introductions or in the post-performance chit chat, but it's no matter. At least not to me.

Rumors swirl that Chris will cover Creed and that Elliott will sing Gavin DeGraw in the pimp spot. It's the only thing in the way of song spoilers that I've found. Take them for what they're worth.

If Elliott does get the pimp spot, as is rumored, he should be okay. That leaves the usual suspects, Lisa and Bucky to battle it out with, potentially, Ace and Pickler.

Pickler may have lost a few of those fans last week with her attempted hijacking of an already-shortened results show by again insisting on opening her mouth. Sweetie, less is really more. The less you say, the more you gain. It's not cute anymore. It stopped being cute about six weeks ago.

Ace needs to can the falsetto and return to the basics. With every elimination, the field gets more and more superior, and making love to the camera is not going to substitute for a decent vocal performance much longer.

Bucky is just perpetually targeted. He doesn't fit the suit, never has, and he's obviously not one of the chosen few. Lisa continues to work better than the generic substitute for Ambien, and one really must wonder how many lives this little cat has.

Watch for Simon's comments tonight. If he blasts any one of the four, that person will probably be safe. The one he blesses with faint praise might be the one in most need of votes.

So, who do I think will land on the seal, without benefit of having even heard them?

Bucky and Lisa, only because it wouldn't be a result show without Lisa on stage. And Ace will join them.

And because I think Bucky has more support than anyone counts on, and Lisa has at least six more lives left, Ace will be heading home.

Sorry Frances.

Happy Idol Night!!


Blogger JR said...

Jennifer, I think you are absolutely right. It will come down to Lisa and Ace. First one to put me to sleep goes home. But just in case we're wrong, Bucky needs to sing "Here's a Quarter, Call Someone Who Cares" by Travis Tritt. It would make a great closing number tomorrow night.

6:02 PM, March 28, 2006  
Blogger JR said...

All together now...
"Call someone who'll listen, and might give a damn,
Maybe one of your sordid affairs.
But, don't you come 'round here handin' me none of your lines.
Here's a quarter call someone who cares"

It's a perfect closing song to the judges!!! Later all.

6:18 PM, March 28, 2006  
Blogger Frances said...

Jennifer, Right now I'm going to acknowledge that I've read this post, but I will not comment until after the performances.

But, I do love seeing my name in *print*

Watch for my comments on your simulblog post. If Ace does badly, I may need consoling.

7:04 PM, March 28, 2006  
Blogger Vernae said...

No, no Creed...I really don't want that! I 'm keeping my fingers crossed for something from Rob Thomas...we shall see!

7:14 PM, March 28, 2006  
Anonymous ChrisROCKS said...

Chris can do anything, including Creed or Rob Thomas (both good choices, in my opinion). But I'd love to hear him sing Nickelback's "This is How You Remind Me" or "Hero." He'd be fab-o on either of those songs. Another good choice would be "Right Here" by Staind. Katherine could cover anyone. I'd love to hear her do something by Christina Aguilera. "Beautiful" would be a good choice. Elliot.. hmmm...drawing a blank but I'm sure he'll be great, whatever he chooses. Taylor can do anything, but I wouldn't mind if sang something by Keith Urban..."You'll Think of Me," comes readily to mind. Mandisa...I'd love to hear her sing "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree" by KT Tunstall.
Pickles should do Shania Twain's "Forever and For Always." The rest I have no opinions about whatsoever. Crossing my fingers that Bucky or Lisa goes before Ace. I still believe in Ace if only he'd drop back down to earth- range vocals. Enough with the falsetto, already!

9:03 PM, March 28, 2006  

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