Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Simon was wrong last night, the boys are way better than the girls. Yet the judges were very harsh tonight. The vocals/music mix seems off so far on the live shows. THE WRAP complained that the vocals were too loud, but in 5.1 off DirecTV, they sounded very weak. They do mix the vocals dry, so they can't hide behind reverb, which makes them more present, but so far the vocals have not sounded good for either gender.

Simon seemed pissed all night; he kept looking off camera at something. It was kind of weird, it seemed like he was avoiding contact with the other judges.

Alex Lambert was truly terrible. In fact there were so many weak performances it's hard to pick who will be going home. John Park was like watching a drunken Asian businessman crucify a classic in karaoke. Billy Holiday is rolling in her grave. Jermaine Sellers is very dislikable after blaming the band last week (I'm surprised they let him through.)

Michael Lynche was terrible as well on the Maroon 5 song, but he's so likeable he's safe. Tim Urban was also very weak but his looks will probably keep him on. Tyler Grady was comically bad and again into the land of karaoke, or drunken wedding singer.

Simon was right that Lee Dewyze gave one of the better performances of the evening. Aaron Kelly, Andrew Garcia, and Todrick Hall seem to be safe as well.

The biggest surprise to me is that my wife's future husband, Casey James has a voice as good as his looks.


Unknown said... conducted a poll on 4,154 American Idol viewers’ perceptions of which female contestants should be eliminated from the top 24 on tomorrow’s results show. Viewers selected Crystal Bowersox as the contestant who should advance to the next round of the competition based on her performance last night. The contestants with the lowest percentage of votes were Ashley Rodriguez, with 5.9%, and Haeley Vaughn, with 4.2% of the votes. The study will parallel American Idol voting to determine the weekly winners based on a democratic, “one person, one vote” methodology
More in depth results can be seen at:

Bondelev said...

Ashley is nowhere near the worst contestant on the show but her performance was very weak this week. I hope she survives, but I suspect she won't.

A telephone poll is not a predictor for this event since it requires active voting and allows repeat votes, not to mention text voting.