AI8 – Round of 4

I think everyone’s expecting Kris to go home this week, which would be a travesty.

I think everyone’s expecting Adam to breeze into the finals, which is why Simon had a panic attack at the end and told America to please vote for Adam or else.

I think Paula telling Adam he was going into the finals was pretty funny, because there are at least 8 people she’s told that to, including all three on stage tonight.  And there’s only room for 2 in the finals.

Based strictly on tonight’s performances, I’d send Adam home.  Honestly.  I think U2 is the most overrated band in musical history, and that performance tonight helped point that out.  That was a hideous rendition of a song that usually has a tune in it somewhere.  And the Aerosmith number was screechy and self-indulgent and too much of too much. When everything is sung at the same high screaming point, it all sounds alike.  Previously, Adam had used that to be a little showcase, breaking into it when needed, but coming back out.  He never came out tonight.  (Insert your own jokes here.)

Danny had an enjoyable first number, though I thought it was little manic and little screechy, but I loved his second number.  I kicked myself, though, because I predicted he would sing that song about five minutes before watching the show, but failed to say it out loud so my wife would hear it and realize what a genius I am.

Kris made it through his first song all right and then killed it on his second.

In other words: Danny and Kris had one good song, at least.  Adam didn’t have even one.

But looking at this in the long run, I think the best future pop star this show has right now is Kris.  He’s radio-friendly, as if radio matters anymore.  He’s not over-the-top like Adam.  He’s not a Taylor Hicks Redux like Danny, doomed to play bars for the rest of his life after losing his record deal.

But Danny has never ever been in danger.  He must have an enormous fan base then, right?

It’s going to be a tight race to the finish, I think.  And I bet we see upwards of 75 million votes tonight.

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  1. Adam started off with a sweet, soft, understated version of ONE – which was stunning.. and then descended into histrionics and ruined it. He should have decided to do it one way or the other – not mix the 2 styles, it was unsettling. While I am a fan, it didn’t do him justice at all. Later on, his rendition of CRYING, despite what teh judge’s said – was just ok at best.

    Danny just bothers me for some reason. Kudo’s to Paula for choosing Terence Trent D’arby’s song for him, it allowed Danny to add some soul and funk to his voice – which actually brought him up a peg in my eyes at least. Not sure I would have been convinced to do a song by an artist that had one album and then dissapeared off the charts though.

    Kris doing ONErepublic was pretty good, but didn’t really stand out. Kris doing Kanye – was fantastic and much better than it had the right to be, being a Kanye song. Best song of the night in my opinion.

    And the judge’s antics – seem almost scripted to me. It’s either scripted for laughs – or incredibly unprofessional. Not sure which I prefer?

    I think Kris will actually come off as #1 tonight, and either Danny or Adam will go home – my guess being Danny, who seems to have fallen off Paula’s “TO DO” list cough as of late.

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