Thursday, April 16

American Idol Goes to the Movies

If you see me walking around today with bruises on my face, don't panic. I fell on the remote control a couple of times from brain deadness. Alas, even Quentin Tarantino's all-powerful pointy chin (the night's mentor) has no effect on the bland and blank-faced top 7 finalists of American Idol. A quick rundown of song choices, which might put you to sleep, so clear your desk of any sharp objects:
  • Allison Iraheta, "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" from Armageddon. She seemed a little lost in the orchestral arrangement and the pitch was way too low that she kept tucking her chin in. Sorry, obsessed with chins today. Predictable song choice, David Wipe-That-Smirk-Off-Your-Face did it better. My song choice for Allison: "For Your Eyes Only" by Sheena Easton (Awyeah!) from movie of the same title, Blondie version from the album Hunter.
  • Anoop Desai, "Everything I Do (I Do It for You) from Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves. Tarantino's shifty eyes says it all, COVER YOUR EARS NOW! Another wide-eyed puppy performance. He has a great tone and all but the runs didn't hide the fact that this is a Bryan Adam's ballad. First bruise of the night. My song choice for Anoop: Anything not Bryan Adams. Maybe "Kiss From a Rose" by Seal from Batman Forever. Or "Change the World" from Phenomenon.
  • Adam Lambert, "Born to be Wild" from Easy Rider. Thank you, Adam, from being your old, screechy self. Relatively great performance. Freak on, alright. Simon said the entire thing felt too Rocky Horror Picture Show. Which Adam took as a compliment. My song choice for Adam: "20th Century Boy" by T. Rex from 20th Century Boys. Do foreign-language films count? I would love to see him go all emo on this one. Hmm. Maybe not.
  • Matt Giraud, "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?" from Don Juan DeMarco. I never really really really got this song. And I'm guessing I'm not the only one. He starts off nicely but ends with contradicting runs. Quite a mess, unfortunately, since I like this guy. I'm guessing he'll be voted out later. My song choice for Matt: "Til I Hear It From You" by Gin Blossoms from the movie Empire Records.
  • Danny Gokey, "Endless Love" from Endless Love. Ehem. Not as painful an experience as I thought it would be. But it made me sleepy. And bored. So bored that I began to hurt myself just for fun. My song choice for Danny: "Live and Let Die" by Paul McCartney from the James Bond movie, Live and Let Die. Or "I'm a Soul Man" from The Blues Brothers.
  • Kris Allen, "Falling Slowly" from Once. No, he wasn't singing about the ratings of American Idol, silly. It's falling quite fast. But I agree with Tarantino, Kris, for all his boyish melt-me-I'm-butter-You're-the-bread cuteness (obviously getting hungry at this point), was the only contestant who took the theme to heart, in other words, everyone else's song choices frakking sucked. Kris can't compare to Glen Hansard's soaring, pain-drenched vocals but he did sing it with enough tenderness that it worked. Worked on me quite a lot. My song choice for Kris: "I Can See Clearly" from Cool Runnings. Just to sell the Jason Mraz vibe he's got going.
  • Lil Rounds, "The Rose" from The Rose. Lil strikes back! And fails. She was defending her song choice, that she went all gospel and R&B with the arrangement, but Simon goes, "But it's a Bette Midler song." Simon for the win! Lil should really go tonight. My song choice for Lil: "Son of a Preacher Man" from Pulp Fiction. A little nod to Quentin's reservoir of patience with the kids.


Andy Briones said...

Great song choices! I agree, "Son of a Preacher Man" will be great for Lil. Love that song. She can sing, but she has problematic song choices. That and the fact that she's not very innovative with her singing. Gusto na nga siyang pauwiin ni Sir Simon, ehehehe.

Galing nga ni Kris kagabi. Ganda ng kanta niya. I'm not very familiar with his song though, but it's my favorite from yesterday's performances.

dodo dayao said...

Ang panget na ng Idol, no? Kahit si Tarantino hindi na kayang buhayin. And Cowell has the look of a man who obviously hasmore fun in his other show(s). The new judge is starting to get on my nerves - - after watching only two episodes ever since they got to their Top 13 - - -pero massively frakable pa din. Hehe.:)

dodo dayao said...

Tsaka ano ba tong mga batang 'to? Hindi ba sila nanonood ng pelikula? Yung kanta lang sa Once ang medyo matino. Tsaka walang pumili ng kanta sa mga pelikula ni Tarantino. Walang galang. Hehehe.

Thor Bee said...

Andy: Lil had the nerve to answer back pa, nasupalpal tuloy. I found that very, very hiliarious! O baka bangag lang ako kagabi.

You haven't seen "Once"? You should. Unbelievably beautiful. It's a musical of sort shot in Ireland.

Dodo: I watch AI just for eyecandy now. Simon looks like he just wants to get everything over with, the way he fidgets every time Paula babbles.

Up to now, di ko alam pangalan ng new judge. Though in fairness, gumaganda nga siya. Hahaha!

Thor Bee said...

Do: Oo nga, mga bastos na bata! Dami pa man ding songs ng Tarantino movies. Girl, You'll Be a Woman (Soon), Stuck on a Feeling, may Maria McKee pa ata.

Theo Martin said...

Grabe, you have the capacity pala to hurt yourself when becoming disappointed. Hmm, must be all the "Old Boy" like movies you watched and the violence has rubbed on you.


hahhaha! pero true nga ang boring. Pero gusto ko naman yung kay Anoop, at yung kay Allison, but yeah it's really boring nga. Siyempre hinimatay na naman dahil kay Kris ahehehe. Ang gusto kong maexorcise si Danny Gowkey. Shet siya, ewan ko, parang ang fake lang niya, ang yabang niya na nagtatago sa holiness ni christ. Shet, makes me want to defy being what a christian should be (me ganown!??!) hahaha! Ang daldal ko, pero shempre, ADam, adam, adam pa rin! Never fails to make me say, "SHET KANG BAKLA KA ANG GALING-GALING MO!"

Thor Bee said...

Theo: Mismo! Nakakagising si Adam at nakakabwiset na rin kasi laging glamorosa ang response. Hahaha!

I like Danny but the way he always tries to subtly or explicitly connect his dead wife to all his performances is beginning to feel just like that, a performance. But I try not to judge. (Naks!)

Anoop's performance was okay; he has a great voice but such a baduy song choice. Just had a problem with Allison's key, mataas naman boses nya. Parang may halong takot yung performance last night.

Kris for the win. Panalong song choice. Panalo pa all over. Hahaha!

Andy Briones said...

Nope, haven't seen "Once" yet. Send me a copy? Ehehehe.

So that'd be Chacun son cinema, Paris, je t'aime, and Once.

Ang dami mo ng utang sa kin. :p :p :p

Faye said...

Ngayon ko lang to nabasa. Medyo boring nga kasi bigla me kameeting ako while watching at sinabihan ko sya na hindi ko sya kakausapin pag me kumakanta pero -- ayun, kahit me kumakanta dumaldal ako.

Ang mga walang hiya, walang ni isang kanta from Tarantino's films e punong-puno ng mga magagandang kanta lahat! Baka hindi film buffs ang mga bagets? Di mahilig manood ng sine kasi kanta lang sila ng kanta?

Galing ng song choices mo though.

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