I want Paige and the straight up guy to go home.]]>
You know, a week in the wilderness of the bottom half of the pack might be the best thing possible for Siobahn at the moment. I hate, hate, HATE the genericizing of the very few who are not already generic, but if she’s going to win this thing she’ll need to show an ability to either play the game very well (a la Big Mike, who honestly is lucky that his natural groove works so well for the show) or be able to make adjustments, like Crystal (who may have had an obedience chip implanted during that hospital stay). As of this week, Siobahn has exposed her own potential to be just (to quote ‘Amadeus’) “too many notes” for the competition.
True, Siobahn could go out and find that mythical song that’s ALL shouty high bits, and serve it right up in the judges’ faces. Barring that, I still see her as most likely to get to, say, the Top Five and then erupt in a glorious protest about artist rights or DRM or something, flinging paint at Kara and storming off stage.
And speaking of Crystal, the reason I don’t see her as nearly the crunchy-granola I once did was that she let Miley sign her guitar, much less touch it. Then again, when she auditioned it was just Etheridge on there, then Shania Twain’s was added, so maybe this is just Bowersox’s way of documenting this whole strange experience? I wouldn’t begrudge her selling the damn thing to pay her kid’s tuition, but this “strong, talented women” thing is pretty bunk, based on the women she’s collected signatures from.]]>
i think siobhan’s perfornance was actually generally good except for the off-key Siobhan Scream at the end. the song did overwhelm her a bit, but she delivered a solid vocal. that’s about the only nice thing i have to say.
i basically agree with your opinion on mike, but i feel like songs such as that are just so totally denuded of any emotional impact and are such a part of the cultural wallpaper that i can’t even hear them, no matter how good the performance is.
i really liked that the judges were more critical of song choice. as VFTW pointed out, in previous seasons, the judges would have let a lot of these choices slide or even praised them.
paige miles was so unbelievably terrible. she has no idea who she is or what she’s doing, and her confidence is just eroding on screen. i hope VFTW helps her stick around another week because she’s (a) so bad as to be interesting and (b) andrew garcia needs to be put out of his misery (this plan only functions on the hope that tim is too cute to get cut.)
i want to fastforward to what feels like an inevitable mike/crystal endgame. your ordering in this post is absolutely spot on.]]>