American Idol Roundtable – Top 10 Week Pre-Show Tuesday, March 25, 2008Posted by Jerkwheat in American Idol, jerkwheat, music, reality TV, TV, You know how I know you're gay?.
So, what could possibly be cooler lamer more awesomer than a bunch of dudes talking about American Idol? NOTHING! Join us this week for our new regular feature with some of your favorite Deadspin commenters as we break down the current week of American Idol. Joining me will be Matt_T, JB*, and
fatfat (well not for this post, Mr. Fat-Fat was unavailable for comment today – we expect his missives to return tomorrow). Follow the jump to join the conversation…
We have reached the Top 10 and have survived the butchering of the
Lennon/McCartney songbook. This week finds our remaining Idol wannabes
singing songs from their year of birth – Idolator has a fine take on
I’m looking forward to the overblown late 80s pop (since no one will be
cool/ironic enough to sing some hair metal) and certainly someone will
find a way to sing some Whitney and/or Mariah.
This weeks pick to be awesome? I think, for some reason, David Cook is
gonna roll on with an early 80s track
This weeks pick to be turrrible? Archuleta has to sing a 1990 song and
that can’t be good…but we know Ramiele or KLC will be our likely
My early guess to go home? Ramiele.
This week should be interesting.
If it were up to me, I’d pick these songs:
David Archuletta: 1990 – “Something Happened On the Way To Heaven” – Phil Collins
Jason Castro 1987 -“Hip To Be Square” – Huey Lewis and the News
Chikeze 1985 – “Raspberry Beret” – Prince
David Cook 1982 – “Waiting for a Girl Like You” – Foreigner
KLC 1984 – “Sister Christian” – Night Ranger
Michael Johns 1978 -“Baby Come Back” – Player (I love this song)
Ramiele 1987 – “I Think We’re Alone Now” – Tiffany
Syesha 1987 – “Control” – Janet Jackson
Brooke 1983 – “Africa” – Toto
Carly 1983 – “Total Eclipse of the Heart” – Bonnie Tyler
I doubt any of these get chosen. I agree with Mr. Wheat – Ramiele’s time is up after this week.
Well, this could be either very interesting (mostly 80s music) or completely disastrous – though nowhere near as bad as Beatles Part II.
And after all those songs you listed for 1987, the Grammy went to… “That’s What Friends Are For” by Dionne Warwick. And if David Archuleta wants to make me laugh, 1990’s Best New Artist was Milli Vanilli.
With two appearances in the Bottom Three, odds would say KLC is due. She should be joined by Ramiele and the first appearance for Michael Johns.
Picks to shine? Chikezie and Carly (of course).
2 premature votes for the departure of Ramiele this week – 1 for Kristy Lee Cook. 3 votes for another train wreck of a performance week. I can’t wait.