American Idol: The Eighties NightLatest Idol hopefuls who didn't make the cut are Kady Malloy, Luke Menard, Asia'h Epperson and Danny Noriega.
I've been expecting it but I'm still sad that Kady Malloy didn't make it to the top 12. She has the voice but the wrong song choices she made really hit her hard. Hope she could release her own album and really showcase her beautiful voice. Luke Menard rendered or rather murdered Wham's "Wake Me Up". He started the song wrong, it was kinda awkward to watch and it was just a disaster! Somewhat shocked. She has confidence on stage and when she sings but choosing "big songs" and not delivering it, America sent Asia'h Epperson home. Asia'h is more deserving of the top 12 slot than Ayesha and Kristy. Sad, I was hoping Danny Noriega stayed in the competition for a bit longer and add a little spice. I look forward to his performances and in my opinion, he is better than Clay Aiken. He really can belt out a song, have fun on stage and look terrific on cam.
The 80's night was dominated by the Gentlemen. I have four male favorite performances during Wednesdays 80's night namely David Archuleta "Another Day in Paradise", David Hernandez "It's All Coming Back", Michael Johns "Don't You" and David Cook "Hello". As expected my favorites David Archuleta, David Cook and Michael Johns performances are superb flawless. Surprisingly impressed with David Hernandez. Despite the Dick Cabaret scandal, America choose right to include him in the top 12. I'm not a fan but I really like his rendition of Celine Dion's "It's All Coming Back", effortlessly hitting them notes.
Definite the stand out of the 80's Male Performance Night. David Cooks heart melting cover of Lionele Richie's "Hello". Cook isn't as cute as Archuleta nor as charming as Johns. But last Wednesday when he performed with his electric guitar, camera focusing on him and right dose of the fluttering eyes, my knees weakened and I started to ...M E L T... as he uttered the last verse " Hello.. is it me your looking for..." damn hotness. He had a "Constantine moment (from Season 4)" but it felt more sincere and had substance. He has to release this song in full.
Among the Girls 80's night only one performance left a good impression, Brooke White for me is the most consistent. Consistent in choosing the right songs, making each week fresh and keeping her loyal fans happy with her performance. Acoustic cover of "Love is a Battlefield" I heart heart heart Brooke!