Thursday, February 28, 2008

Night of disappointments

Kady Malloy's unknown fact is that she's been singing opera since she was 9 years old and she likes to sing it in the bathroom - then she kind of mocks Simon, saying that he'll probably roll his eyes when he finds out and say, "You sing opera better than you sing up here."

She sings Heart's "Magic Man" and I'm not sure I can accurately describe the song because it seemed completely out of tune, almost every note. It's disappointing, too, because I find her very intriguing. She really has a knack for impersonations and the opera thing is completely unexpected. But her performance was just terrible. Up until this moment, I would have said that Amanda Overmyer and Alaina Whitaker would be the two going home, but I think Kady Malloy just saved Amanda from elimination. It was really awful.

Randy says he loves that song but that she never found the pitch, from the beginning, she just never found the notes, that it didn't work. Paula says when she powered, she was great, but she lost it on the low notes. Simon tells her he's struggling as much as she's struggling, that he's very, very frustrated because everything she does on film is fantastic, but then she comes out on stage and he says this time it sounded like she was trying to impersonate Christina Aguilera singing at the back of her throat with a song he's never heard before, which has no melody. He says it just didn't go anywhere.

Asia'h Epperson closes the show tonight and the thing America doesn't know about her is the fact that she used to be a cheerleader. It's easy to believe, she's always so cheerful. She says she really loved it and that it helped prepare her for "Idol" because with cheerleading, you have to put your all into it, you have to have spirit and personality, just like being on stage.

She comes out with hair extensions and her hair straight. It looks OK, but I love her natural hair so much better. She sings Eric Carmen's "All By Myself," better known as a Celine Dion song. It starts off kind of rough, maybe too low for her. I normally love Asia'h, but much like the rest of the girls tonight, I'm disappointed by her performance. She gets better when she gets to the big notes at the end, but it's not enough for me. I feel like she could have done some other song and blown us away. Instead she chooses a song that, while it falls into the category of the 1970s, is more recognizable as sung by Celine Dion, who is unmatchable, incomparable. I think she did herself a disservice and left viewers feeling let down at the end of the show, when the last performance is usually the killer, the one we remember and talk about.

Randy is apparently giving her points for being sick and for attempting such a high degree of difficulty because he tells her she did a good job. Paula says it was great. She acknowledges that she had trouble with the low notes but that the ending is what counts on this song and she brought it home. Simon says it is one of the diva songs of all time and that you have got to be one heck of a singer to pull that off and he tells her that unfortunately, she's not. He goes on to say that she nearly did it, but the truth is, she's not that good a singer, so she shouldn't have attempted that song. He says she almost got away with it but that the song was too big for her and it showed her up and that he thinks her song choice was a silly decision.

Well, now that they've all sung, it's time to guess - who will go home tomorrow?

My official picks for elimination tomorrow are:
Jason Yeager and Luke Menard
Kady Malloy and Alaina Whitaker

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I hope Kady and Amanda go home. Alaina has more potential. I did not think her performance was that bad.