I really enjoyed tonight's show - VERY good talent in this series of American Idol.
The *only* complaint I have is that I don't like it when they have everybody sing songs by the same songwriter. There's just no way that one person is going to write songs that really suit all twelve contestants. I would have preferred songs by various Motown songwriters. Oh well ...
Here's what I thought:
Kimberley Locke: "Heat Wave" She looked really nice tonight but I think she fell victim to the wrong song choice. She was off-pitch several times. She can sing a lot better than that.
Josh - "Baby, I Need Your Lovin" - He did a very good job. I loved it when he dropped to the floor and did those funky pushups after Simon told him he could "lose a few pounds." Oh, Simon, WHY do you have to be RUDE??!!
Charles - "How Sweet It Is" - Looked great and had very good stage presence - really relaxed. I like his voice SO much, but this wasn't his best performance. Good, but not great.
Kimberley Caldwell - "Nowhere To Run" - GOOD, GOOD JOB!! I thought the song really suited her. She had great energy and presentation - I'm happy for her.
Ricky - "One, Two, Three" - Best performance of the competition so far for him. Two thumbs WAY UP! He looked great and it seemed to be the perfect song for him.
Julia - "Where Did Our Love Go" - NOT an exciting performance tonight. She looked VERY nice, but should have kept her mouth shut. It just was NOT the time to tell Simon that "your opinion doesn't matter." Did somebody forget to tell Julia to "can the backtalk??"
Clay - "Can't Help Myself" - W-O-W!!!!!! W-O-W !!!! And, I don't even think Motown is Clay's best music genre and therefore it probably wasn't his BEST performance. But, if this is one of his "poorer" performances, then I can't imagine how FAR behind he's going to leave the competition in the weeks to come. CLAY, YOU ARE A STAR!!!!
Vanessa - "You Keep Me Hanging On" - Not her best performance. She was a little "flat" in parts of that song. Probably just a poor song choice for her. She also can sing BETTER than that.
Corey - "This Old Heart of Mine" - Gosh, he has a unique voice. He DID sing really *high* tonight. VERY good job.
Carmen - "You Can't Hurry Love" - She did better than I thought she was going to. Motown with a touch of "country." LOL She's so cute that she might get through tonight on looks alone, but she was quite "flat" on much of that song.
Trenyce - "Come See About Me" - W-O-W!!!!! W-O-W!!!! The bar has been raised WAY UP!! She's got the look, she's got the voice - STAR QUALITY!!
Ruben - "Baby, I Need Your Lovin" - W-O-W!!!! W-O-W!!!! The THIRD absolutely outstanding performance of the night for me. Can this guy sing, or what!!!!
Right now, I have Clay, Trenyce and Ruben in a virtual tie for first place.
Who do I think will go? Probably Carmen. But, Julis might have blown it with the backtalk. We'll know tomorrow night!