Wednesday, March 12, 2008

American Idol 2008 - Top 12 Performances

For the top 12 kick-off we get a new stage and the Lennon-McCartney songbook for the performers to chose from.

Now, the Beatles music is classic. One of my first musical memories as a child under four was sitting in the playroom when we lived in Buffalo listening to the Meet the Beatles album over and over again. Love this stuff. But it is challenging too as these songs are so enduring. This last part made for an interesting night.

Some folks rose to the challenge. Chikezie had a kick-butt rendition of "She's a Woman". Brooke White did a wonderful, heartfelt "Let It Be". Carly Smithson and David Cook also fell into my favorite performances of the night.

Middle of the pack went to Ramiele (good vocal, so-so performance), Jason Castro (ditto), Michael Johns, Amanda Overmeyer and David Archuleta (he showed his age of 17 by missing the words three times in the song "We Can Work It Out").

Bottom of the pack: Syesha (it was an okay Earth, Wind and Fire version of "Got To Get You Into My Life" but brought nothing new), David Hernandez and a terrible countryfied "Eight Days A Week" by Kristy Lee Cook.

I'm okay with Kristy Lee or David Hernandez going this week. I think David's "scandal" has effected his performance - he might want out of this competition.

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