“American Idol”: More Beatles, but why?


The American Idol

producers thought last week’s show went so well, they might as well do

an “encore night” of Beatles songs. I guarantee you

they regret their decision today. Last night, most of the contestants chose to pass on some of the more well-known

Beatles songs, and very few performances stuck out. Luckily,

for Kristy Lee Cook though, no one was completely dreadful

this week, either. Amanda Overmyer

finally got a chance to open the show last night, and I thought she

looked great. Thank goodness they stopped overdoing it with her style.

As far as her sound, well,

it was the same-old, same-old, and I think her time might be running

out unless she can show us something new next week.

Kristy Lee Cook was

as boring as usual. She is so out of her league in this competition,

it’s ridiculous. Sadly, my favorite lady, Brooke White,

was also fairly bland. She sang “Here Comes the Sun,” and

when I say that’s what she sang, I’m being literal. Those

were virtually the only lyrics she used in the entire performance.

It was repetitive and awkward. She was totally out of her element,

and I was totally disappointed. I’m just going to forget about

that performance and focus back on “Let It Be” and “Love Is a Battlefield.”

The one bright spot on the

night was our favorite Irish lady, Carly

. She definitely loses points in my book, though,

for her odd (and unnecessary) use of symbolism while explaining to Simon

why she chose, out of the entire Beatles’ collection, to sing about

a blackbird.



I think I prefer her voice

in the lower register. And she got a “7” tattooed on her hand, for Season 7 of American

! Neat!

In Syesha Mercado’s

video clip, she revealed that her most memorable moment on Idol

thus far is being in the bottom three last week, and that she would be

singing “Yesterday.” I was pleased last week that no one had chosen to massacre

the classic, but realized it was inevitable when they chose to repeat

the theme. Syesha’s version, although slightly altered and pitchy

in parts, was actually fairly good. And I agreed with Simon (as

I tend to do) that she probably saved herself with the performance.



Ramiele Malubay, on the

other hand, is possibly in trouble. She wanted to choose an upbeat

song so as not to bore the judges again, yet she still managed to pick

a snoozer. What happened to “A Hard Day’s Night” or “Love

Me Do” or “Help”?

David Archuleta,

David Cook, Jason Castro, and Michael Johns all had

solid enough performances to keep them around another week.

? Not so much.

Though I was off on my prediction

last week (Hey, my two choices were

in the bottom three!), I’ll continue to offer one.

My prediction: The bottom three

will be Chikezie, Kristy Lee Cook and Amanda Overmyer.

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