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American Idol Roundtable – Top 10 Week Pre-Show Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Posted by Jerkwheat in American Idol, jerkwheat, music, reality TV, TV, You know how I know you're gay?.
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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…

Jerkwheat:

Gentlemen,

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
this, here.

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
subjects.

My early guess to go home? Ramiele.

Your thoughts?

Matt_T:

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.

JB*: 

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).

In conclusion:

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.

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1. Abs - Tuesday, March 25, 2008

I think it’s Ramiele’s week to go. KLC’s going to stick around for another week or two and then finally go home.

I’m too exhausted to snark on them today – damn 6am baseball game.

2. Fat-Fat - Tuesday, March 25, 2008

I sent mine in! Sick as a dog but i did.

3. Fat-Fat - Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Guys and Gals. I am fighting the flu. I will take the lazy way out and offer my predictions a la Matt. Seems fun to guess what the songs may be. If I pick one right it will be infinitely better than my bracket.

David Archuletta: 1990 – How Am I Supposed To Live Without You, Michael Bolton
Jason Castro 1987 -Lean On Me, Club Nouveau
Chikeze 1985 – Careless Whisper, Wham! (if he does this and pulls it off he should win)
David Cook 1982 – Open Arms, Journey
KLC 1984 – Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now), Phil Collins
Michael Johns 1978 – Hot Blooded, Foreigner
Ramiele 1987 – I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me), Whitney Houston
Syesha 1987 – You Keep Me Hangin’ On, Kim Wilde
Brooke 1983 – Back On The Chain Gang, Pretenders
Carly 1983 -Stand Back, Stevie Nicks

I think KLC is going home. Knowing how wrong I was last week, I am convinced I am right this week.

4. DougOLis - Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Here’s to hoping David Cook does “Down Under” and dedicates it to Michael Johns.

I think KLC will do “Why Not Me” by The Judds, but if she does “God Bless the USA,” that would be awesome. She may save herself with that actually.

5. BoosterBabe - Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Matt T: You NAILED Carly’s song choice!! And I thought it was awesome. She totally nailed it.
I could have seen her sing Stand Back, too….but wow, Always loved Total Eclipse….and loved how Carly sang it. (ok, maybe I missed something…..I was actually singing along…it’s one of my very fav songs from that year).

Though I also think Michael nailed “We Will Rock You”. I can definitely see Archuleta doing either Bolton or Collins. He likes the whiney, maudlin stuff! Let’s see what he does after the commercial.

6. BoosterBabe - Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Damn right, 6am baseball game! And we get to do it again tomorrow!!!!! (Hope THEY do it again tomorrow, just like they did it today!)

7. Abs - Tuesday, March 25, 2008

David Cook was a really terrifyingly ugly baby. He looks like he was an extra in Mars Attacks.

At least I only have to get up half an hour earlier than usual so I can shower before the game starts. It was nice listening to baseball while stuck in morning traffic.


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