And that’s why Jordin will beat Lakisha and Melinda. Both of the latter made big mistakes this week. They had a chance to do something new and young and to show their versatility, but they did the same old thing. It was predictable and boring, even if they were both impeccable. Melinda was worse because her song didn’t really have much of a tune. Jordin, on the other hand, was young and fun. The No Doubt song she did isn’t very tuneful, either, and it didn’t showcase her singing ability very well, but she was in this century while Lakisha and Melinda were still in the 70’s.
Worst of all for Melinda is that I can’t see her pulling off anything other than the same old thing. She’s too old for No Doubt.
Gina bounced back this week. If she can pull off that kind of thing consistently, she has a chance of escaping the next several weeks.
On the boys’ side, nobody impressed. Chris R., Blake, and Phil did just fine, but nothing special. I like that Blake did the Cure, but it was a sleepy song. Plus, the melody in the accompaniment, which makes the song, in my opinion, was way deemphasized. Chris S. is in trouble. “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” is a good song and could have been fun, but he didn’t sing it well and his personality didn’t come through.
The bottom three should be Haley, Sanjaya, and Phil. I look for Haley to go. I think she’s been good enough to lose the sympathy vote and her choice of “True Colors” is more evidence that she has the most boring, forgettable sensibility of the lot.
I loved Secrest’s little gaffe last night. Blake, I think it was, started singing a no doubt song after his performance and Secrest told him not to sing that, otherwise they’d have to pay for it. Then he said that he’s going to be in trouble with Fox for making that comment. Apparently the producers don’t want us to know that they have to pay for the songs they use. That has me thinking, what else do the Idol producers not want us to know?
Here are my guesses:
-That Melinda is on loan from Willy Wonka
-That Randy really does only have 30 words in his vocabulary
-That Paula is lip synching