Wednesday, March 12, 2008

American Idol: Lennon McCartney Week

American Idol moved to a bigger venue, a new adjustment for the top 12 hopefuls as they try to command and let his/her presence be felt on a bigger stage. This weeks theme is from the Lennon McCartney Songbook. The judges always mentioned that this weeks theme would be a challenge, the songs are full of melody and are considered legendary hits. A number of them took risks and tried to give their own twists to the songs they selected. Risks were made and a few succeeded, some stuck to the original and shined through the night and other were just plain boring.

Some of my favorite performances were Chekizie, Carly Smithson, David Cook, Brooke White. Wasn't expecting the energy and performance he could give, Chekizie stepped up his game performing "She's a Woman" to redeem himself that "Hey I deserve to be in the top 12". I'm not a fan of Carly Smithson but this week she picked the right song and with a nice arrangement she rendered a cool cover of "Come Together". David Cook gave a solid performance with his own rock version of "Eleanor Rigby". I still have a hangover from last weeks Hello performance I think last weeks was still his best performance.

The star who out shined everybody in Lennon McCartney week is Brooke White her version of "Let it Be". I heart Brooke! Soulfully playing the piano. She is just consistent from the start while other hopefuls are just on a steady decline week after week.

After the Q&A portion one of my favorite artists Katherine McPhee performed "Something" with David Foster on the piano. Gorgeous as usual, the recently hitched Mctatas is brewing up an new album with David. I hope it comes soon, can't wait to listen to it. Wasn't surprised about the bottom three namely Syesha Mercado, Kristy Lee Cook and David Hernandez. I was hoping that Kristy or Syesha would have the lowest number of votes but David got them instead.

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