American Idol Roundtable – Top 6 Week Pre-Show Tuesday, April 22, 2008Posted by Jerkwheat in American Idol, jerkwheat, reality TV, singing?.
We are at the half-way point folks, six are gone and six remain. I’m somewhat surprised that Syesha has survived this long and really the only OMG SHOCKING elimination was maybe Michael Johns last week. It all feels like a build-up to the inevitable Battle of the Davids in the final, but with five weeks left, anything can happen. This week brings us the schlock supreme coming straight off Broadway and your local community theatre…it’s Andrew Lloyd Webber week after the jump…
Dear God, help us all – it’s Andrew Lloyd Webber week. Can we bring back Danny Noriega for a rousing rendition of “Mr. Mistoffeles”? This week, like all weeks it seems, has trainwreck written all over it.
You’d have to think that this is the week that Dreamboat has been wetting himself waiting for and the week his dad has had picked out for Archie since the audition. The glory songs this week would have to
be “Memory”, “Music of the Night”, and “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina” – amongst many, many cheesy others. I nominate David Cook to “rock” something from Jesus Christ Superstar or Joseph and the Technicolor
Dreamcoat. Same with Castro. Archuletta seems made for a stab at a Phantom song. Carly will be our Evita sacrifice…or maybe Brooke? Syesha with “Memory”, perhaps?
I know this is probably getting repetitive, but this has the potential markings of another rough week. Outside of Dreamboat, no one seems made for Andrew Lloyd Webber music.
However, every time I have said that, people have surprised me, so maybe it will be okay. But I wouldn’t wait with baited breath this time around. I also admit I am in no position to pick the songs for everyone from Webber’s musicals – all I have seen are Superstar and Dreamcoat, as well as the Evita movie.
For what it is worth, E! Online had news about KLC’s engagement, announced after her dismissal, was that she was intending to perform “Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina”. As for the rest, other than assuming Dreamboat will be the best, DCook will try to rock something (from Superstar?), and Paula will talk about how the performers look.
Since we’re down to the top six, I’ll say Top Two will be Archuleta and Cook; the bottom two will be Syesha and Carly. Syesha goes.
Note: Mrs.JB*s summary of the episode – “Oh, sweet Jesus, don’t make me watch this week”
I am with Matt on this one. Don’t know much about ALW and may know a couple songs. Agreed that Dreamboat should slay this week. I could see Carly with her big voice make a great impression to get back in the graces of Simon. I see Brooke struggling. I really hope Jason does some sort of hula dancing or some such shit just to hate him more. The guys impressed last week when we thought the gals had the upper hand. The guys will win again.
Bottom 3 I see Carly, Brooke and Syesha. Jason will probably deserve to be in there and won’t be. Leaving….I’ll say my Syesha.
We’ve got a tie! 2 for Syesha and 2 for Brooke. Guess we’ll have to see what happens tonight…