Wednesday, May 14, 2008

"I don't want to miss a thing" next week when David Cook wins

The last round is the producers' choice and they choose "Longer," by Dan Fogelberg for David Archuleta.

Now, this what I'm talking about - this is a perfect song for him - very soft and soothing. He sounds incredible - as if the song had been written just for him. The melody is so pretty and the lyrics a bit sappy - it's exactly the kind of song I want to hear him sing, the kind of song I would pay to hear him sing. Up until this point, I have felt like as good as he is, I would never buy his music, but if he recorded an album with songs like this, with softer, kind of easy-listening music, I would totally buy it. He could be this decade's Lionel Richie.

Randy tells him it was interesting song choice (one he didn't get to make) but that he could sing the phone book, he's in the zone and it was another hot one from him. Paula says it was a lovely performance and Simon says he's not going to criticize him because he sang the song very well, but he thought the song and the lyrics were absolutely horrible - it was so gooey, it was something you'd choose for like a 90-year-old and he's only 17. But he adds that he thinks David has done enough to get into the finals next week.

The producers choose "Hit Me Up," by Gia Farrell, a song that was featured on the "Happy Feet" soundtrack.

My only thought is that the producers must really want Syesha off the show because this song is horrendous and her singing is not much better. She sounds out of tune in a bunch of places and she looks incredibly uncomfortable on stage. She really needed this song to be great to make up for last round's performance, but instead, I think this song just sealed her fate - she'll be going home tomorrow night.

Randy says he could see her doing a song like that, but that it was just OK for him. Paula says she sang the song well, but it's not the type of song that defines her as an artist and she doesn't know if it's going to be good enough to get into the finals. Simon says it was better than the second song, but she had her moment last week with the Sam Cooke song. He says he doesn't think anything she sang tonight has topped that and the problem with that song is that it didn't give her that defining moment he would have liked to see at the end of the show.

The producers choose Aerosmith's "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" for David Cook, and it's a great song for him. It starts out soft, which he sings perfectly and then builds to the chorus, where he rocks it out, like we've come to expect from him. Plus, they added real dramatic lighting, so the performance just had that extra something. If you ask me, he should be taking the prize next week and I just hope the teeny boppers out there can get over David Archuleta's shy giggle and vote for David Cook.

Randy says he loves the song, but it was still just OK for him, that it was very predictable. Paula says she'll see David in the finals. Simon says, "David, one of the greatest song of all time and I have to tell you, David Cook wins the night."

No big surprises here - I think Syesha Mercado will go home tomorrow and we'll be watching the battle of the Davids next week.


Anonymous said...

If David Cook does not win I will have to boycott next years show!

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

You want to here more slow ballads from Archuleta? UGGHH!!

Anonymous said...

Archuleta is the most overrated contender on this show in many seasons. David Cook is the clear winner of the remaining three. However, the final three should have included Michael Johns and Carly.

Anonymous said...

this years batch sucked.

The Mask said...

I expected little cartoon birdies to fly on Archuletta's shoulders during that song and a mother duck with her babies to march around him too. What a stupid, old sappy song for him to sing. You are right, they want Syeesha off the show just look at the song comparison with her and Cook. That's totally unfair but Cook is better anyway. They need to let them sing more than 90 seconds of the song and cut out the banter with Seacrest. He tries WAY too hard to get noticed. He was so "wacky" sitting on Syeesha's chair wasn't he? Give me a break.

Anonymous said...

I just can't believe the producers chose what they did for David A. There are stories going around that Archie was supposed to sing Cook's song but it was changed on was his more up tempo version of Billy Joel's song. Interesting how they are now changing things on Archie after getting his dad out of the rehearsal room...very interesting. Seems TOO timely to remove Jeff...don't you think?