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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

American Idol: Will we ever be impressed again?

by guest bloggers Becky Tennant and Bethany O’Neil

Last night’s show was a big disappointment overall. In all reality, the entire show this season has been one big let down after another.

You would think that a show that brought us Kelly Clarkson, Fantasia, Bo Bice, Chris Daughtry, and Carrie Underwood, would have someone that “WOWED” us. But sadly, no. Last night, we were left with an emptiness in our guts, from the lack of passion and power. (OK, it could have been hunger causing the emptiness in our guts, but we're pretty sure it was the lackluster performances.)

Why didn’t someone sing a Selena song, something from Shakira, or even Ricky Martin? Come on, we know what She Bangs did for Idol before. It was such a disappointing night musically, and sartorially, that we’re at a loss for words.

Blake’s performance was probably the best of the night, and it was even mediocre, in our opinion. Jordin, LaKisha, and Melinda were all let downs. The show seemed to be more about how many Gloria Estefan songs could be crammed into the hour, than people showing off what they had vocally. We couldn’t even understand Haley’s version of Turn the Beat Around. (Don’t hate on us for that comment. We love Gloria Estefan, but there were plenty of other songs the Idol hopefuls could have sung.)

Chris Richardson did OK, but we just weren’t feeling the Rob Thomas and Carlos Santana vibe that the song Smooth usually gives us. Perhaps it’s time to drop the “I wanna be Justin Timberlake” persona? Maybe not, though. Rumor has it that Chris has been spotted hanging out with Lauren Conrad from MTV’s hit The Hills. So maybe, the Justin thing works for him in other areas.

Needless to say, the night was a colossal disappointment. And for the first time, Sanjaya was no worse then the rest of the contestants.

Haley should go tonight, but Phil might want to pack his bags too.

Until next time…


Anonymous said...

This season has left me scratching my head. What has my idol gone? I am to the point now that i can take it or leave it. I think that next year the judges need to pay more attention who they put through to the top 24.

Becky said...

I agree 100%!!!

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