Prepare to be shocked. This is not a post about Julia. *GASP!* Hey, it was bound to happen sometime.
Anyway, I watched American Idol last night, as usual. We're down to 5, and they all are pretty good. However, Jason Castro just isn't doing it for me these days. He had a couple of good performances, and I do think he's a great musician and should get a record deal, but out of the 5 left he is probably my least favorite. I think he's sort of stuck and needs to come up with something new and different.
I didn't like Syesha for weeks and weeks, but between last week and this week, I feel like she's found her style, her niche, and she's really pulled out some great performances. I thoroughly enjoyed "One Rock and Roll Too Many" last week, and "I Thank the Lord for the Night Time" from this week was also well done.
And then we have Brooke White. You know, I think she's a great musician, and my guess is she would be a great songwriter, but she's just not quite there as a singer only. I really like her, and I hope she does well in the world, but I don't think she's quite good enough to win a singing competition. Just like with Jason Castro, I think she'll get a record deal regardless of when she gets kicked off AI, and she'll probably do much better when she can write her own music for her CD.
And now we're down to the Davids. I like them both. A lot. I like David Cook the best. But I think David Archuleta should win. I just think that David A would do better as the AI winner than David Cook with. Call me crazy, but I don't really like American Idol produced CD's. I feel like they don't cater to the artist as much as they should. The AI people know how to write a certain type of song, and if the singer's style doesn't match, too bad. Take Taylor Hicks, for instance. I loved him, loved loved loved him, and I was so happy that he won. And then his CD came out, and it didn't sound at all like something Taylor Hicks would choose to sing. His "hit song" that he sang at the finale was garbage. He needed to be able to sing his own music. We saw him at the Stadium of Fire that year, and he sang an original composition. It was fantastic! I thought his CD would be more of that. But no. And so, I think that David A should win, and David C should record a CD with his own music on it. Because that would be a really good record. I'd probably buy it, and I don't buy CD's much anymore.
As for who will get voted off tonight, I wouldn't be surprised if Brooke left us. Brooke or Jason would be my pick.
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