Thursday, May 24, 2012

American Idol Season 11: Grand Finale

- Top 12 - Runaway Baby

It's unusual that they sing a song that's been done on the show. Joshua sang this Runaway Baby on Top 7 night. I love it nonetheless. Is that So You Think You Can Dance cast??? I miss Colton,Elise,Erika, Heejun. Feel bad for Jermaine missed out on this!!
- It's baloney that this Top 2 is so popular. Rating is the lowest ever for the finale. Meaning more powervote from the viewers.
- Phillip Phillips & John Fogerty - Have You Ever Seen The Rain & Bad Moon Rising
The most current performance I've ever seen on Idol. Exactly in my grandma's wheelhouse. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. So boring!!!! Why Idol keep pushing non current artist and performance?? I can respect the music legend but in recent years,there wasn't a current duet at all.
- Idol funny audition moments. So many craziness this season!!! One of the most awful audition episodes ever.
- Joshua Ledet & Fantasia - Take Me To The Pilot

WTF is Fantasia wearing???? She looks like a tranny!! Holy shit!!! That was scary!!! Long black wig and tight black suit. She looks like a She-Hulk. I can't stop laughing. This is very underwhelming. Not living up to my expectation that they gonna launch double Mantasia.
- Jimmy Iovine clip of him forgetting Jessica name and keep confusing it to Jennifer. This is the proof that Jimmy can't critique in a live show situation. He does best in editing room. It's so embarassing watching him senile like this.
- Top 12 Girls & Chaka Khan - Medley
Wow is Chaka Khan drunk??? Why she is wearing another latex bodysuit??? So embarassing,it doesn't look flattering at all. Chaka can sing though!! I can't stop laughing though. My stomach hurts after laughing nonstop since Fantasia and now Chaka.
- Ford Music Video,awww at Jessica's mentor. He's freaking out after Ryan gives him new car.
- Rihanna - Where Have You Been

Pretty cool!!! I couldn't careless though.
- Skylar Laine & Reba McEntire - Turn On The Radio
Wow Skylar completely confident up there with Reba. She even outsang Reba. So fierce!!! Why this girl not on the finale??? I don't even know.
- Steven Tyler clip with bunny girls and sloth. That animal scares me.
- Jessica Sanchez - I Will Always Love You
Why she's singing this??? Will Phillip sing his showstopper performance too?? Where is J Lo?? She disappeared for a while.
- Top 12 Guys & Neil Diamond - Medley
I love it that Colton Dixon is being featured heavily tonight. That boy has a star quality. He's the only one who stands out from the rest. Jeremy Rosado is horrible,Deandre still nervous,Heejun looks like he's just waking up from his bed,Joshua is looking confident. Ouch,Neil Diamond can't sing anymore. Painful!!!
- Randy Jackson clip of his singing the phonebook comment. They showed a bit of Adam Lambert,David Archuleta,etc.
- Top 12 singing phonebook. The best group performance ever. Way better and more entertaining than all Phillip Phillips performances this season. Kudos to Michael Orland for arranging this funny bits. The Joshua part is hilarious. I love Colton's face too. So funny!!!
- Jennifer Lopez & Wisin and Yandel - Going In & Follow The Leader
J Lo looks so hot!!! Why she took so long to dress like that?? It's not even difficult dress. Lip-syncing the whole performance. It's entertaining though. I enjoyed it.

- OMG Ace Young is proposing to Diana Degarmo. I can't believe it!!! This took me by surprise. Are they even serious??? I hope it's not too early for them to be married.
- Hollie Cavanagh & Jordin Sparks - You'll Never Walk Alone
Hollie is still so stiff & robotic like usual. I still can see her thinking every steps and notes. Jordin killed it as usual!! Good for her for letting Hollie takes the spotlight.
- Top 12 Guys - Tribute to Robin Gibb
What a mess!!! Colton is pitchy,Joshua is the only good part on this medley. Where is the older Gibb?? Because I heard he would be singing with the Top 12 guys. Oh well!!!
- Jessica Sanchez & Jennifer Holiday - And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going

OMG THIS WAS AMAZING!!!!! I CAN'T EVEN!!! The best performance I've ever seen on the grand finale. At first I was like that Jennifer face is scary but she killed it. She still can sang!!!! This duet went above and beyond amazingness. So many epic moment!! Flawless. There's no words to describe how fantastic this duet. Twitter is having an earthquake over this duet. Phenomenal!!!
 - Aerosmith - Legendary Child & Walk This Way
I don't care for this. Where is Donna Summer disco tribute?? Where is Elise duet??? Why the girls didn't get shown much??
- Jessica and Phillip duet.

- Result: Phillip Phillip won American Idol Season 11. Jessica even knew it would happen,she hug P2 in an instant. What a joke!!!! He's not even singing the coronation song. He stopped,crying the whole performance,drop the guitar and walk to his parents. Anti climactic winning moment ever!!! The worst winner ever!!!! I'm so upset right now!!! This is a fucking joke!!! Another flop winner!!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

American Idol Season 11: Top 2 iTunes Studio Recording Review

- Jessica Sanchez (I Have Nothing)
This song makes me almost impossible to review it. Jessica sings it beautifully as always though. Very tender. Simon Fuller picks the worst song ever. He should be banned from picking any songs ever again for the finale.
- Phillip Phillips (Stand By Me)
I love the accoustic guitar so much in this recording and in the live performance too. But oh my god,the arrangement of this song is too slow. Too sleepy. Awful!!!
- Jessica Sanchez (The Prayer)
Stunning!! Although I prefer the live performance somehow. The end was gorgeous though.
- Phillip Phillips (Movin' Out)
Is this the same exact recording as Billy Joel week or he changes it up?? I don't want to listen to the previous version of this song. This is more rocking than the live performance.
- Jessica Sanchez (Change Nothing)
Wow,this is so different than her live performance.I love it!!! Definitely very pop. The music that I listen to everyday. I don't know whether the drum banging is necessary. Overall,the best recording I've ever heard from Jessica. Very current!! I'll definitely listen to this recording everyday. Great job Jessica!!
- Phillip Phillips (Home)
Definitely very folky. I think this song suits Phillip. I can definitely hear this song on radio or music channel. I love the background vocal singing together in the middle. Giving the recording orchestra feeling. Overall,I think this has more potential on the chart compared to Jessica's single. I'm being objective here.

The best song from this week: Jessica (The Prayer,Change Nothing) and Phillip (Home)

American Idol Season 11: Top 2 Performances (Finale)

Simon Fuller Choices
- Jessica Sanchez - I Have Nothing
Of course,Simon Fuller picked the most cheesy and overdone song ever. Jessica slayed this song,although I was bored watching this song being performed for the million times.
- Phillip Phillips - Stand By Me
I love the arrangement. So cool!! I thought I would love this performance. But Phillip face antics bothers me. The yeah,the awww,the ohhh embelishment in the end of every sentences is so annoying. Urgh. For me,Jessica won the first round. Randy probably activate P2 fanbase for picking Jessica as the winner of 1st round.
- Watch out,Jason!! Or you'll break your neck again. I enjoy this performance by Jason Derulo immensely. His dance is amazing and at least he's not lip-syncing. Props to him!!! Undefeated is a fun Coke jingle!!
Repeat Choices
Jessica Sanchez - The Prayer
Yes!!!! I love love this performance of her on Las Vegas week. I love it this time too!!! Flawless!! One of the best finale performance since David Archuleta on Season 7.
- Phillip Phillips - Movin Out
Ohh I love this song. Good job for picking it!!! Wow that was amazing!! One of his best so far. Definitely better than the 1st time he did it. I love this finale. No dud performance. I'm worried that the judges comment might sway the votes to P2 advantage.
Original Songs
- Jessica Sanchez - Change Nothing
Sabotage again?? WTF with this sleepy song?? What the hell was Jimmy thinking?? Jessica sang this song the best she could. Looks like P2 gonna win if his original song is great.
- Phillip Phillips - Home
Great song for P2. Wow at the marching band!! P2 looks bored though. Here we go with the pimping and the judges effusive praise. Sigh.
- Looks like I saw Season 10 Indian contestant sings as backup singer. I forgot his name. He's the one with his almost twin brothers.
- Scotty performs Please Remember Me. Way too pitchy. I'm surprised. I will miss a lot of contestants from this season especially Colton,Elise,Erika etc.

My Rank:
1. Jessica Sanchez - The Prayer
2. Phillip Phillips - Movin Out
3. Phillip Phillips - Home
4. Jessica Sanchez - Change Nothing
5. Jessica Sanchez - I Have Nothing
6. Phillip Phillips - Stand By Me

Monday, May 21, 2012

Friday, May 18, 2012

American Idol Season 11: Top 3 iTunes Studio Recording Review

Judges Choices
- Joshua Ledet (as usual,soul throwback singing from Joshua. Not my cup of tea,definitely only for soul genre lover)
- Jessica Sanchez (perfect studio recording from Jessica. Possibly her best this season. So beautiful,she mastered all the vocal difficulty in this song. Stunning!!! If no one can sing Mariah Carey song,then Jessica is the closest to that)
- Phillip Phillips (just standard recording from Phillip. Not great at all. Just solid)

The best recording from the judges choices: Jessica Sanchez

Personal Choices
- Joshua Ledet (pure mediocre studio recording. Just didn't catch my interest at all. I rather browsing around the internet reading about Facebook IPO. Ohh,the end was interesting. Joshua gone all church on the end of the song)
- Jessica Sanchez (urgh this is even worse than Jessica live performance. I even prefer Allison Iraheta studio recording of this song. Jessica voice is too pop R&B for this rock song)
- Phillip Phillips (I think Phillip picked the best song for his voice. Not an overdone songs like the others picked. I enjoyed this recording)

The best recording of their personal choices: Phillip Phillips

Jimmy Iovine Choices
- Joshua Ledet (hmm I prefer his live performance. Joshua studio recording always makes me cringe listening to it. Not enjoyable at all,pure torture. I don't know why people enjoy his voice. Sigh)
- Jessica Sanchez (the worst song choice given to Jessica. Urgh. This is also unlistenable to me. Jessica sang it great but I hate this song)
- Phillip Phillips (pure,subtle,one of Phillip's best recording)

The best recording from Jimmy choices: Phillip Phillips

American Idol Season 11: Top 3 Result Show

- This group performance reminds me of Syesha Mercado's Top 12 performance on Season 7. Jessica sang great on this one.
- Why Jimmy Iovine apologized for No More Drama?? Everybody loves that performance. Is Joshua going to get eliminated so Jimmy told us the reason first??
- Ice Age 4 promotion. Urgh.
- Is this Ester Dean the hit songwriter for Nicki Minaj etc?
- Lisa Marie Presley performance just stays there. A bit sleepy. Good song though!!
- Jimmy even regrets his song choice for Jessica. What a bullcrap!! He should've prepared the song choices long time ago and not making mistakes at this important part of the competition.
- Adam Lambert always brings the entertainment everytime he's on Idol stage. He performs Never Close Our Eyes. I sense a bit nervousness from him. This 2nd album sounds great. There's no words to describe how much I miss Season 8.
- Urgh at Jimmy's effusive praise for Phillip. Just crown him already!!
- Jennifer Lopez never felt this connected to Top 3 contestants. Dissed to Haley Reinhart from last year?
- Take that,judges!!! Joshua Ledet go down in flame!! The most pimped contestants in the history of the show!!
- I'm sorry for Joshua fans but I can't stand his voice and tone. Sure,he's very talented vocalist etc. But I can't stand his voice since he's in Top 24.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

American Idol Season 11: Top 3 Performances

- Way too much filler. Commercials already even before the first performance.
Judges Choices
- Joshua Ledet - I'd Rather Go Blind
Seriously,I almost went asleep watching this first performance from Joshua. Great song choice though. Solid performance from him. Oh,another standing ovation!! Zzzzzz.
- OMG my face is beaming with joy seeing Colton,Elise,Erika and Heejun on my screen. I miss them very much!!
- Jessica Sanchez - My All
Oh wow,this song is so difficult to sing. Probably the hardest song to sing this season. All the falsetto & no place to breathe in the song. But Jessica killed it dead. So impressed!!! I could sense that she's trying to not make a mistake but overall she did a fantastic job with this impossible song. C'mon people,put this girl on the Finale.
- Awww PhilJun
- Phillip Phillips - Beggin'
He did a passable job with this song. 2 contestants performed this song on The Voice UK few weeks ago and that was the best version I've ever heard of this song. P2 can't help but change the melody of this song. At least he didn't annoy me as much as I expected with his facial tics etc.
Personal Choice
- Joshua Ledet - Imagine
Wow,they aired homecoming clip tonight????!!! Joshua's homecoming clip is pretty heartwarming. His church is so tiny. He looks so confident lately. Btw,David Archuleta did this song perfectly on Season 7,no one will even come close to that caliber of performance. Even if I judge this song objectively,Joshua just did an okay job.
- Jessica Sanchez - I Don't Want To Miss A Thing
Jessica's hometown crowd is so minuscule compared to Joshua. I feel bad for her. Oh,she's homeschooled,no wonder she's so socially awkward. Oh lord,she's the one who picked this cliche song. It's good,not great. I hope she can make the finale.
- Phillip Phillips - Disease
The most emotional homecoming clip of the night!!! Wow,he's gonna sail to Top 2 easily based on this clip. I think this was a great performance. I disagree with the judges. I really enjoyed it. I think P2 won the 2nd round for me. Pity votes will help him because of the judges criticism. Sigh.
Jimmy Iovine Choices
- Joshua Ledet - No More Drama
The end was fantastic. I thought he could kill it more though. Awww at Hollie and the rest of the Top 12 jumping up and down watching Joshua performed. I don't know who'll get eliminated tomorrow.
- Jessica Sanchez - I'll Be There
I smell sabotage in this song choice. It's just so bland!!! No room to make a moment like what Randy said. I'm worried with Jessica's fate tomorrow.
- Phillip Phillips - We've Got Tonight
J Lo said what I think about this performance. A lullaby!! I tuned out really fast on the beginning. It's awkward watching his hand rubbing his thigh etc. Urgh at the judges fawning over him.

Overall,strong night for Phillip. I'm worried about Jessica. 2 hours is overkill with this late stage of the game.

My Rank:
1. Jessica 1st
2. Phillip 2nd
3. Joshua 3rd
4. Phillip 1st
5. Phillip 3rd
6. Jessica 2nd
7. Joshua 1st
8. Jessica 3rd
9. Joshua 2nd

Friday, May 11, 2012

American Idol Season 11: Top 4 iTunes Studio Recording Review

California Dreamin'
- Phillip Phillips (hmm Phillip voice sounds more polished in this recording,not gritty like usual. Just an okay recording for me)
- Hollie Cavanagh (good vocal,boring recording)
- Joshua Ledet (maybe only Joshua fans will love this one. Oh lawd,the end of the recording wasn't pleasant at all. His saliva works overtime. Yuck)
- Jessica Sanchez (lovely recording from Jessica. I don't think I'll buy Jessica record after the show since R&B is just not my thing)

The best recording of this theme: Jessica Sanchez.

- Joshua & P2 duet (wow Phillip voice is unrecognizable. They watered down his voice way too much. Anyway,this recording is better than live performance overall)
- Jessica & Hollie duet (outstanding vocal from both of them. Still the song is a dreck. Won't listen to this recording again in the near future)

Songs You Wish You Wrote
- Phillip Phillips (possibly his best recording so far. Although it's too slow for my taste)
- Hollie Cavanagh (Hollie has beautiful crystal clear voice,but I don't know why this song doesn't work with her vocal. I love this song when Allison Iraheta sang this on S8 on live and recording. But I don't care at all with Hollie's recording. Her phrasing "if you don't" is so weird. Urgh. Also why she sounds nasally this week?)
- Joshua Ledet (great,but I prefer the live performance)
- Jessica Sanchez (I hate this song,Jessica as usual delivered great vocal)

The best recording of this 2nd theme: Phillip Phillips (because of that song).

American Idol Season 11: Top 4 Result Show

- The group performance of California Dreamin' is great,compared to last night's trainwreck group performance.
- P2 & Hollie called to the stage. No bottom 2 yet.
- I like this David Cook song. He & Kris Allen are the epitome of WGWG,before it's going downhill. Sad to hear Cook parted ways with his record label.
- Joshua is going to get recording deal no matter what. Wow Tommy Mottola wants to watch Jessica Sanchez first concert. Huge endorsement!!!
- Jennifer Lopez performs Dance Again. She's hot as ever!!! I didn't know that Casper has a voice like chipmunk. I saw him training some dancers on E! News segment. Aww they're so cute!!
- More rambling from the judges. Jessica & Joshua is safe. This show is gunning for R&B finale.
- Urgh Phillip Phillips is safe. Hollie Cavanagh is eliminated. Remember the talk about this year being the girls year?? Yeah,not happened unfortunately. Girls will have no chance ever again.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

American Idol Season 11: Top 4 Performances (California Dreamin' & Songs I Wish I Wrote Theme)

- The swaying bots are extra loud tonight. Like a banshee.
California Dreamin
- Phillip Phillips - Have You Ever Seen The Rain
Less awkward than his previous performances. I still prefer Casey Abrams version last year. I don't know how P2 got this far with minimal talent. I rest my case.
- Hollie Cavanagh - Faithfully
I didn't feel a thing. I even prefer Kristy Lee Cook's version. Strange!!! Hollie hit all the notes perfectly but I was numb watching her.
- Joshua Ledet - You Raise Me Up
Chris Mann did this song way better 2 nights ago on The Voice. Next!!! I almost slept. So bored!!! I don't understand why they picked such cliche songs.
- Jessica Sanchez - Steal Away
Easily the best of round 1. Lauren Turner sang this song on Sing For Your Life stage last year. I still prefer Lauren Turner's version. Watching Jessica sing this song,I wish there was jazz week this season.
- Phillip Phillips & Joshua Ledet - This Love
Boring!!! Joshua did a nice job though on this Maroon 5 song. He can sing contemporary song. Why is it,that this season where I don't care about this Top 4,Nigel gives me 2 hours performances night every weeks. Help me god!!! Why couldn't they do it in past seasons where I still have so many faves at this later stage of competition
- Hollie Cavanagh & Jessica Sanchez - Eternal Flame
This is even boring than P2 Joshua duet. Screechy at the end. Can we get rid of both of these girls and put Katrina Parker and Ashley De La Rosa on this Top 4??
- Waste of time Rock of Ages shameless promotion. Adam Shankman is so flaming. Ryan fooled us by trying to propose to Julianne Hough.
- P2,Joshua,Hollie,Jessica - I've Been Waiting For A Girl Like You
Major snoozefest!!!
Songs I Wish I Wrote
- Phillip Phillips - Volcano
Decent!! I'm just over this guy!!! I can't think of any words to say to his performance.
- Hollie Cavanagh - I Can't Make You Love Me
Good but I'm bored. I thought I'm gonna love this but I don't. I agree with the judges. Hollie hasn't been through much life problems.
- Joshua Ledet - It's A Man's Man's World
OMG the hyperbole!!! It's a strong performance but Juliet Simms did better on The Voice. Are you kidding me Randy??? One of the best performance in any singing show in history??? I just can't with these judges.
- Jessica Sanchez - And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going
Probably her best performance,even better than IWALY. Too bad I hate this song so much. Such an overdone songs!!! Sick of hearing this song.

The most boring episode I've ever seen on Idol. I almost switched to CNN because how boring tonight was. Torture!!!

My Rank:
1. Jessica 2nd
2. Joshua 2nd
3. Jessica 1st
4. Hollie 1st
5. Phillip 2nd
6. Hollie 2nd
7. Phillip 1st
8. Phillip & Joshua Duet
9. Hollie & Jessica Duet
10. Joshua 1st

The Voice Season 2 Episode 21: Finale Result

- I like tonight's episode. Lots of performances from the Top 16 contestants. But lots of filler too.
- Jermaine Paul,Pip,Jamar Rogers,James Massone - I Want Your Back
Pretty fun performance. I miss James Massone.
- Bloopers of the coaches. I love it!!!
- Flo Rida & Juliet Simms - Whistle and Wild Ones
Hmm I'm wondering whether Juliet felt embarassed have to sing this crappy song that can ruin her credibility.
- Chris Mann,Lindsey Pavao,Katrina Parker - Bitter Sweet Symphony
I miss Katrina and Lindsey. I thought Lindsey would've been easily on Top 4. I guess I was wrong. Pretty nice performance overall. I love it!!! Chris commands the stage really well. He's getting more confident each weeks.
- Blake and Adam bromance clip. Zzzzzz.
- Hall & Oates singing with Jermaine Paul as backup singer. Ouch. Tony Lucca and Chris Mann also sang as backup singer for this legendary duo.
- Cheesa,Naia Kete,Kim Yarbrough,Sera Hill - Superstition
Diva performance!!! I guess it's pretty good.
- Parks & Rec clip. I don't understand a single thing.
- Juliet Simms,Raelynn,Jamar Rogers,Erin Willett - A Little Help From My Friends
Underwhelming!!! I'm bored!! Erin totally killed this performance.
- Purrfect The Cat clip. Zzzzzzzzzzzzz.
- Lady Antebellum - Wanted You More
I love this song. Really enjoyed this performance.
- Tony Lucca & Jordis Unga - Go Your Own Way
I always don't get a star vibe from Tony. Just ordinary singer for me. Blah.
- Justin Bieber - Boyfriend
Way better than my expectation. But I'm weirded out by Justin trying to follow Timberlake footsteps this early. Hasn't it been only 3 years since his debut?? Time goes so fast!!!
- After almost 2 hours of too many fillers and performances,here comes the result.
- Holy shit,Chris Mann #4. I thought he's at least on Top 2. OMG Tony Lucca at #3. Shocking!!! Where's his fanbase????
- WTF Jermaine won???????? Anti climactic finale. African american male has dominated this show for 2 years in a row. Another flop winner from this show. Juliet should've won.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

The Voice Season 2 Episode 20: Final 4 Performances

- Jermaine Paul - I Believe I Can Fly
Really??? This song?? Anyway,he sang it pretty great until the later half of the performance where he screeched the song to oblivion. But I must say this is his best performance in this competition.
- Juliet Simms - Crazy
Why no original songs for the contestants this season?? Instead they have to sing a song from their coaches in order to show appreciation to them. Yuck!!! Glorifying the coaches even more. This is rather boring performance from Juliet. I was underwhelmed.
- Chris Mann & Christina Aguilera - The Prayer
I'm worried about Christina's dress. But overall,this is pretty nice duet from both of them. I really enjoyed it.
- Tony Lucca - 99 Problems
Wow country arrangement of Jay Z song. He didn't seem to sing the word "bitch". I think this performance is solid. LOL at Adam and Christina bickering over the meaning of the song. I don't understand why Christina has such hate on Tony. What happened on Mickey Mouse club back then?
- Chris Mann - The Voice Within
This is an amazing performance. Don't know why but so far Chris has been pretty impressive tonight. I'm really fixated with both of his performances so far. Usually he bored me to death. I love how he makes this Christina Aguilera song sounds brand new to my ears.
- Juliet Simms & CeeLo Green - Born To Be Wild
Awful!!! The worst performance of the night.
- Tony Lucca & Adam Levine - Yesterday
Very nice!!! I love the guitar pick of this performance. Really pretty!!
- Jermaine Paul - God Gave Me You
He dedicated this song to Blake. Just okay for me.
- Chris Mann - You Raise Me Up
Christina is crying!!! This song is such an overdone song. Can't be more cliche than this song but somehow Chris sold this performance to me. I really liked it. Maybe because I'm in emotional trainwreck tonight that I loved all of his performances.
- Jermaine Paul & Blake Shelton - Soul Man
I like it!! So much fun!!! I'm surprised.
- Tony Lucca - Harder To Breathe
I prefer Casey Abrams version on American Idol's last year. Wow Christina is texting during Tony speech to Adam. Rude!!!
- Juliet Simms - Freebird
Better than her Cryin' performance but can't beat last week's performance or even Roxanne. The production went way over the top for me.

Friday, May 04, 2012

American Idol Season 11: Top 5 iTunes Studio Recording Review

60's Theme
- Hollie Cavanagh (Hollie did a nice vocal in this song but I don't think anybody outside her fanbase would love this recording. I think most people already pretty tired hearing another River Deep Mountain High)
- Phillip Phillips (I still can't get over why they slammed Colton for September's rearrangement but love this atrocious Phillip's butchering of this classic song. At least September still has its original melody,albeit turned into emo sound. I don't know with this Phillip's arrangement,the song is unrecognizable. He totally got rid of all the melody in this song. The guitar in the end of the song is pretty nice however)
- Skylar Laine (I really enjoyed this recording,maybe because Skylar picked a song that I've never heard before. Although I don't know if the original song sound country like this. Skylar countrified this song to the max,but I like it)
- Jessica Sanchez (I can't with this song. The background vocal in the beginning is too weird for me to listen to. For me,this is one of the worst song choice of this season. Even my younger brother said: "Why don't this show die already!!" when yesterday he heard this song from my room. Easily the worst recording from Jessica,because of the song)
- Joshua Ledet (the vocal is good as always from Joshua. But this recording is perfect only for soul or throwback era lover. Not for me)

The best recording of this theme: Skylar Laine

BritPop Theme
- Hollie Cavanagh (the guitar is very nice in this recording,Hollie vocal is better than her 1st recording this week. Too bad I'm not a fan of Bleeding Love. But overall,a very good job from Hollie)
- Phillip Phillips (once again the ahh whisper in this song probably triggered those power votes for Phillip. Everybody mentioned Phillip can't hit his falsetto,etc. But his voice didn't annoy me in this recording. Overall,it's good recording)
- Skylar Laine (oh gawd,this song is so cheesy,and the arrangement made it even worse. It's almost unlistenable for me. Skylar's worst recording)
- Jessica Sanchez (flailing!!! Stunning vocal from Jessica. Probably her best recording)
- Joshua Ledet (I love the harp on this recording. I always love the sound of that instrument. Very heavenly. Still not loving Joshua's tone but he did a great job in the end. Same with his live performance)

The best recording for this theme: Jessica Sanchez

American Idol Season 11: Top 5 Result Show

- Oh time for result already in the beginning of the show. I agree with Jimmy,it was one of the best performance this season. I was very impressed with Joshua Ledet. For sure,recording deal for Joshua. Jacob Lusk must be so envious right now.
- Coldplay performed Paradise. Probably the cachiest song from them. Usually I don't like this band.
- WTF Phillip Phillips is safe again!!!!! There you go,he's going to win this show. Fuck my office pools!! How come we can't get rid of this guy??? Even his weakest night in this competitive battle of Top 5 can't sack him off this show. Unbelievable!!!
- Hollie Cavanagh is in bottom 2.
- Carrie Underwood performed Blown Away. Solid performance,I thought. Although her voice is a bit flat. I don't know about this song. Definitely not country at all. I don't like the song. I think the studio recording is way better. LOL at the wind & glitter. Very over production!! Look,Angelina legs!!
- Wow,Jimmy thought Jessica Sanchez' dress was too racy. Luckily,she's not in bottom 2. She got the votes. I wonder why Skylar Laine didn't get as much the country votes as Lauren Alaina last year.
- WTF Coldplay performs again!!! I thought Carrie gonna perform twice.
- Sigh. Skylar Laine is eliminated. Where's the country votes that propelled Scotty & Lauren to the finale last year?? Skylar is better than two of them combined. This season is getting worse and worse.

Thursday, May 03, 2012

American Idol Season 11: Top 5 Performances (60's Theme & Brit Pop)

 60's Theme
- Hollie Cavanagh - River Deep Mountain High
Better than my expectation. Hollie really listened to Steven Van Zandt advice. She ripped the stage. This performance is different than Pia Toscano's version. While Hollie rocked the stage more,I still prefer Pia's vocal. But I hope Hollie will break the curse that this song has.
- Phillip Phillips - The Letter
Same thing from P2 again every weeks. I just can't take this performance seriously anymore. I thought I would love the arrangement but I don't. P2 face antic bothers me. WTF at the judges overpraise?? So Phillip can throw out the song's melody while Colton can't??? I hope America will boot him tomorrow. His girlfriend might cost him some votes.
- Skylar Laine - Fortunate Son
Brilliant!! I love it!! Skylar is fierce,confident and she killed this performance. I don't know if she understands what this song means though. Everybody said this song was an anti war song back in the day. Anyway,I think Skylar is my last hope for a girl winner this season.
Joshua Ledet & Phillips Phillips - You've Lost That Loving Feeling
One of the dullest performance this season!! Why Phillip is even smiling?? Didn't he read the lyrics?? Oh gawd,Joshua is in denial. Trying to fool us that he's fighting over P2 girlfriend. Yeah,right!!
- Jessica Sanchez - Proud Mary
I hate hate this song. I don't want to hear it anymore. Jessica sang it the best she could. She even worked the stage well.
- Joshua Ledet - Ain't Too Proud To Beg
Solid!! Very safe song choice for Joshua!! Really Steven?? Joshua is in Top 2 Idol of all time??? Gawd!!! Joshua is the most overrated contestants I've ever seen on Idol.
Brit Pop
- Hollie Cavanagh - Bleeding Love
Hollie's totally back in the running for the last 3 weeks of strong performances. I didn't know she had it in her. I agree with Randy. She peaked at the right time. Now,she channels her emotion and her heart when she sings. Not stays on her head again. She could win this if she keeps it up every weeks.
- Phillip Phillips - Time of The Season
This is better than his 1st performance. The ahh whisper could bring orgasm to the frauen out there. Who's your daddy lyric will melt the heart of every girls and older women. I think overall it's pretty nice performance albeit a bit boring.
- Jessica Sanchez,Hollie Cavanagh,Skylar Laine - Higher and Higher
Boring arrangement,pretty solid vocal from 3 of them. I'm not a fan of duet or trio unless they can work the harmony really well.
- Skylar Laine - You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
Skylar is a pro at conveying emotion,telling the story of the song and acting on the stage. This is the best version I've ever heard of this song. I'm so impressed by her.
- Jessica Sanchez - You Are So Beautiful
Outstanding!! Easily the best of the night & one of Jessica's best performance. She took the time to sing every words. What a stunning delivery!! Almost like Katharine McPhee's Somewhere Over The Rainbow. I don't want any of the girl to go home tomorrow.
- Joshua Ledet - To Love Somebody
OMG INCREDIBLE!!!!! I took back my last comment on Jessica. This was the best performance of the night. Easily Joshua's best performance ever on this show. Flawless!!! This is the performance that deserved standing ovation. WTF J Lo,he's the best singer in the last 50 years??? HYPERBOLE!!!!

Phillip should go home tomorrow. He's been way underperforming lately.

My Rank:
1. Joshua 2nd
2. Jessica 2nd
3. Skylar 1st
4. Skylar 2nd
5. Hollie 2nd
6. Hollie 1st
7. Phillip 2nd
8. Jessica 1st
9. Jessica,Hollie,Skylar Trio
10. Joshua 1st
11. Phillip 1st
12. Joshua & Phillip Duet

Elise Testone Sings Baby Lock Them Door on Billy Bush Interview

Awww she's singing Scotty McCreery's Baby Lock Them Door signature. Sounded way better than Scotty. Skip to 3:10 mark to watch her sang that song.

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

The Voice Season 2 Episode 19: Semifinals Result Show

- Dia Frampton performs Don't Kick The Chair with Kid Cudi. Pretty awesome song.
- Christina Millian showed last year's Top 4. Ouch,finally The Voice care about last year Top 4. I can't imagine how Javier and the others feel that the show don't give a shit about them.
- Christina split the point 50/50 for her team. Coward!! Lindsey needs all the help she can get. Chris Mann advances 104/96 over Lindsey Pavao. Darn it!!! If Christina put more points on Lindsey,she could advance. Her songs always charting on iTunes!! She's very marketable!!
- Vicci Martinez performs Come Along with CeeLo Green. Very nice!!! I loved Vicci's original song from last year. One of the highlight of that season for me.
- Adam gave 60/40 score to Tony Lucca over Katrina Parker. As if,he needs any more help from Adam. Holy shit!!!! Katrina would've advanced if based on America votes alone. Tony got 108/92. If Adam split it in half,Katrina would advance with 52% of America votes. Unbelievable that Katrina won the America votes more than the major favorite with 500.000 Twitter followers Tony Lucca.

- I'm so fuming right now. Fuck this shit!!
- Beverly McClellan sings Money Changes Everything with Cyndi Lauper. That was fantastic performance!! Beverly always delivers the good on the stage. I can't believe that last year we got 2 openly lesbian on Top 4,yet this year already sausage fest on this show. Frauen already took over The Voice.
- Javier Colon performs Drop in The Ocean. He reminds us once again how talented he is and how vocally amazing Javier is.
- Blake split 50/50 for his team. Jermaine Paul got landslide win over Erin Willett. 123/77 which basically 73% win over Erin. Big black penis over big vagina. Gasp!!! Shocking!! Not.

- CeeLo split 60/40 for Juliet. Yay!! Thankfully Juliet advances based on America votes too. 121/79 which basically 61% over Jamar 39%. Yay for at least 1 girl on Top 4.

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

The Voice Season 2 Episode 18: Semifinals

- Blake,you're not going to win this show. Your team are the weakest!!
- What is CeeLo wearing?? This thing about his cat is getting old really fast!!
- Tony Lucca - How Do You Like Me Now
Easily his best performance on this show. This song really suits him. Tony Lucca probably will advance from his team based on his fanbase. What's going on between him and Christina?? Why Christina always said some negative things about Tony?? It seems like she has some grudge against this guy.
- Erin Willett - Without You
This song choice seemed good on paper but holy moly. She's underpitch in the beginning and continued to be pitchy the whole performance. The band isn't helping either. They played so hard that I cant' barely hear Erin's voice. Uh,she's emotional again. That will get her some pity votes.
- Chris Mann - Ave Maria
I still don't get what special about Chris. I always don't care watching him perform. Once again,I tuned out really fast when he performed this song. He has good voice,for sure. But I can't bring myself to care for his performance. But it looks like he will be safe again tomorrow because he's male.
- Jamar Rogers - If You Don't Know Me By Now
Oh no this song!! Jamar made this song current,but the bandzilla continued to take the word "bandzilla" to a whole new level. They're so loud that I almost lost my hearing. Sigh. I think Jamar sang this song great. His best performance for me. Somehow,I can see why this guy is Danny Gokey's BFF. They have the same aura about them.
- Team Adam & Team CeeLo sang All These Things That I've Done. Good!!
- Jermaine Paul - Open Arms
I don't understand why this guy is still here on Team Blake. I wish Jordis or Raelynn are still on this competition. However,I have to say this performance is Jermaine's best by a huge miles compared to his previous performances. He oversang a bit but overall it's pretty good. I like Open Arms btw so that helped.
- Katrina Parker - Killing Me Softly
I think this is pretty solid,her vocal is pretty and creamy. Her mom made me cry,I love her relationship with her parents. Adam's reaction on the rehearsal made my expectation higher. I expected big notes from her. But oh well,she still sang pretty fantastic.
- Blake performed his single,Over. He strained so hard singing this song over this ridiculous band. I cringed the whole performance,it almost like he's gonna pop up his vein anytime soon. The contestants don't have to worry about competing with their rival,they need to focus their attention on the band. I'm so angry right now with this loud band.
- Lindsey Pavao - Skinny Love
Of course,obscure song choice for mainstream viewers. But I appreciate this about Lindsey. She's defnitely in her wheelhouse. A fresh air indeed hearing accoustic performance without the loud band. I don't know whether she can beat Chris Mann though. Lindsey is so unusually very smiley today. I like that!!! Why Christina hugging her team again and again?? She's so weird.
- Team Blake & Team Christina singing Edge of Glory. The beginning was nice,with the spotlight etc but after that it began to crumble into massive colossal trainwreck. Holy shit!!! I've never seen a song performed this awful!!!! Their voice don't match at all with each others.
- Juliet Simms - It's A Man's Man's World

Juliet's bf is hot!!! I feel her struggle in this music business. OMG,holy crap!!! This performance is phenomenal!!!! Holy mother of god!!! I almost stood up and clap in my room. My jaw truly dropped to the floor. If she doesn't win this show,I'm gonna cut a bitch. She deserves the crown based on this performance. Unbelievable!!!! One of the best performance I've seen this year from any singing show.