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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

American Idol: Let the finale begin….

by guest bloggers Becky and Bethany

Last night began the season finale of American Idol. The night started off on a good note, with Blake doing a stand up job of Bon Jovi’s “You Give Love a Bad Name.” Once again, he delivered an entertaining performance.

Jordin countered with Christina Aguilara’s “Fighter,” which was surprisingly a good choice vocally for her, though she wasn’t as entertaining as Blake. Were her feet cemented to floor again?

Round two began with Blake offering up another Maroon 5 tune, singing “She Will be Loved,” which was the perfect choice for him to show his “softer” side.

Jordin belted out Martina McBride’s “Broken Wing,” and though she proved that she does have the vocal range that we all dream of having, we totally disagreed with Randy Jackson’s comment that it was better than the original. Um, no, she is no Martina and to even compare the two is blasphemous.

Round three and thankfully the final round of the evening was the dreaded original song that the new Idol will have to record for their first single. This year it is called “This Is My Now.” And, unfortunately, this was a round that was all in favor of Jordin. This type of song definitely isn’t in Blake’s genre or comfort zone, and it showed.

Jordin sang well. However, we kind of think the tears were a bit scripted.

A quick side note for the evening about wardrobe choices: Randy was that the outfit you wore when you tried out for Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band?

We’re on the fence with who we think will become the next American Idol. It could go either way. If it is based strictly on singing, Jordin should take the prize, even though Blake is clearly the better entertainer of the two. Of course, we know from previous shows that the best singer doesn’t always come out on top.

Chris Daughtry from last season and his band Daughtry ended the night singing their hit song “Home.” And while Chris may have had a bit too much eye liner, he still rocked. Yea, man!
Tomorrow, folks, you will know who the next American Idol is….


Anonymous said...

Well its OVER! Actually it was over when Melinda left!! Jordin was the better of "what was left" and she deserved to win, even with her feet "cemented to the floor". You may want to switch to Dancing With The Stars to see a little more foot action. Remember this show is about SINGING, and all the dancing, jumping, wild clothes & hair styles (lets not forget good ole Sanjaya) don't make you sing better.

Ron said...

I wholeheartedly agree w/ what you said about Randy's comments about Jordin's "Broken Wing"....I love Jordin; I voted for Jordin; but she is nowhere close to Martina on that song, or any other.

b & b said...

well said ron.

Becky and Bethany said...

All we were pointing out is that Jordin wasnt as entertaining as Blake, she was definatly the better singer. As a whole the entire show was a let down, b/c there wasn't as much singing "talent" as there should of been. We can only work with what we get.
Hopefully the producers will have learned a lesson with the low ratings for next season.

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