Before I bring you my pithy observations about this week's iTunes Idol, I need to toot my own horn about the last two weeks.
Two weeks ago, I said Alexis Grace should go home, and America sent her home. (Ignore the fact that I said America would send Danny Gokey home.)
Then last week I said Michael Sarver would go home and America sent him home. (Ignore the fact that I said Megan Joy should go home.)
So technically, America and I are two for two. We should go on a date.
Now to this week. The contestants get to pick songs from "the most downloaded at iTunes" list:
Best Of The Night: Adam Lambert. Another big ol' wow week from Adam. Put that kid on tour right now, he don't need this competition. As Randy said, he's "in the star zone!" And how smart was he to plug Ricky Minor and the band? Brilliant.
Worst Of The Night: Megan Joy. What can I say? She got points a few weeks ago for singing with the flu, but the last two weeks she's had no excuse.
Worst Song Choice Of The Night: Scott MacIntyre. Hate that Billy Joel song, "Just The Way You Are." Sounded like the piano bar described in Billy's song, "Piano Man." And God knows where the hell I've been, but I didn't know he was legally blind. Not that it helped his song choice.
Shout Outs To Fraternities and Sororities: Anoop Desai and Megan Joy. For once the new girl and I agree. Anoop sang like some frat brothers dared him to singer Usher. Megan was the same except on the sorority sister/Bob Marley side. Terribly amateurish and terribly boring.
Sounded Better On The Second Go Round: Danny Gokey singing
Rascal Flatts. Someone recently referred to Danny Gokey as an
"American Idol" front runner. On whose "American Idol" is that?
Certainly not mine. Him with his stupid 6000 pairs of funky
glasses. However, his performance did sound better on the second go round.
Has Major Potential, Whether She Wins Or Not: Alliston Iraheta. Yeah the outfit was like a 13 year old Cyndi Lauper wannabe, but this girl is gonna do well, win or lose.
Best Performance In Spite Of The Dress: Lil Rounds. That awful blue dress that made her butt look six times larger than it is. The judges were right about her song choice, it was too old, but she did sing it well.
Best Performance By Kids Of A Contestant: Lil Rounds adorable kids, one of whom threatened to take out Randy Jackson. Heh.
Would Be This Year's Rocker If Adam Lambert Didn't Exist: Matt Giraud. I feel bad for Matt 'cause he didn't deserve the bottom three last week, but Adam Lambert is just blowing him right off the stage.
Toughest Job Of The Night: Kris Allen. He had to sing after Adam Lambert's show stopping performance but in spite of that he turned out a fabulous rendition of "Ain't No Sunshine"
Should Go Home: Megan Joy.
Will Go Home: Megan Joy.
All right America, our whole relationship depends on this week's vote.