Adam - I'm so biased because I hate the high voice he sings with. He just came across like a wannabe rocker to me. He didn't sing poorly in a technical sense, I just hate his voice.
Allison - She was great, as she has been for weeks now. Yet the judges can't help but pick at her. I can see her having the best shot at a music career after this, singing sorta rockish stuff like Clarkson. Not the same voice but similar style and attitude. Really digging her, but afraid American does not agree.
Kris - I totally disagreed with the judges here. Great song choice for him on Rock week, he sang it well. I enjoyed it.
Danny - sucked.
I've come to not hate danny as much as I did early on, but there was no forgiving that performance tonight. He should be going home, but I wonder if his fan base will care that he stunk it up. Kris and Allison would make my perfect final two, but we all know it's not likely the golden boy Adam will get booted before then.
The worst thing is that Adam was in the bottom two last week, which will likely galvanize his bloc of voters and send him through to the win.
Adam was quite good this week. Led Zepelin was a good choice for him, and he didn't Adam it up as he is wont to do.
Allison was really good. She's been IJ's favorite, so I'm going to be bummed out if she gets voted off. She's so young and so talented, though, that I can't see her at least having a decent CD or two out of the deal.
Kris - he came across to me as Daughtry-lite, in a good way. I think he might be the most musically talented guy they've ever had on the show. I was impressed at how he continues to put his own spin on the songs without being offensive (like Adam is at times). I liked the slow-down part - which the judges helpfully ignored.
Danny. Oh, Danny Boy. During "Renegade" the look on his face said "how can I sing this when there are now tragic overtones?" "Dream On" was just horrible on every level.
If there was any justice, Danny would go home tomorrow. However, the judges have made it very clear for the last two weeks that they want an Adam/Danny final, so I think it will take a miracle to derail it, especially since VFTW is now "behind" Danny, too.
Holy fuck shit motherfucker shit. Read comics. Fuck shit shit fuck shit I sold out when I did my job. Fuck fuck fuck shit fuck. Sorry had to do it....
Revenge of the Sith = one thumb up from me. Fuck shit. I want to tittie fuck your ass. -- The Guinness. to Cerebus
I think the power of VFTW is rather overstated. Especially since about half the site is in full out mutiny over the Gokey pick.
I think Adam is the most overrated contestant in the history of the show. Everything he does comes off looking and sounding like a Broadway number. Tonight sounded like if they did a musical about Led Zeppelin, this is what it would be like when they got to Whole Lotta Love. Also, his skin in HD is terrifying.
Alison has been my favorite for a long time now. I don't think this was her best week, just because of the song choice. I hope she can somehow sneak into the finals though I have a sense she might be out this week.
Kris has grown on me. He's had mostly good song choices and has done some interesting arrangements. He also is the one remaining person I could see somehow disrupting the seemingly inevitable good vs. evil finale of Gokey vs. Lambert. And his performance of "Falling Slowly" was probably my favorite performance this season.
Danny...not his best week. In fact it was pretty awful. I generally like him, and I wonder how much of the whole dead wife pimpage is him, and how much is AI. For a show that seems to control every detail I can't believe if they didn't want to make Gokey into "the guy with the dead wife" that it would be happening. But that scream at the end of Dream On...not a good thing.
My guess is Danny and Adam are safe. Alison and Kris are the bottom two. Alison goes home and we sausagefest our way to the final.
I was just checking over at The Futon Critic, and they have a press release from the good people at NBC touting how well the new Thursday night line-up is doing. Click Here for the whole damn thing. THE GIST: