Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Idol Thoughts (Top 8)...

Just Jenny from the block, right? The Wedding Planner herself stopped by last night to give some guidance in Latin. Overall a decent show, but we could be in for the biggest shocker elimination ever tonight. It's very possible that either Lakisha or Jordin could be singing at the end of the show tonight. The combination of slightly off performances (for them), being lumped into the diva category with the favorite (Melinda, in case you just tuned in), and having been in the Top 3 last week means their votes could slack off to the point of one of them going home tonight.

Ratings

Melinda Doolittle - “Sway” (B+)
Yes, Yes, Melinda will win. This we know. But I think this was a down performance for her (and will still likely be one of the best of the night). The negative criticism should actually help her out a bit on the phones.

Lakisha Jones - “Conga” (B+)
Hmmm. Melinda and Lakisha at the beginning? And both with off performances, this could be an interesting night. (B+s as off performances, they should all be so lucky.)

Chris Richardson - "Smooth" (B)
I figured out why I'm not a Chris fan. Cause he steals votes from my boy Blake. Anyhow, Chris was fine, but I still think he's the weakest guy left.

Haley Scarnato - “Turn the Beat Around” (C-)
The best you can say is that she gave it a shot. It takes a lot of guts to try that, but that was hard to listen to.

Phil Stacey - “Maria, Maria” (B)
I know I sound like a broken record, but Phil just doesn't have a lot of showmanship to back up his vocal chops. Where is his "Philness"? What sets him apart?

Jordin Sparks - “The Rhythm is Gonna Get You” (B)
Another adequate performance. Someone needs to blow it out of the water tonight, and with only Blake and Sanjaya left, you could probably guess where my money is.

Blake Lewis - “I Need to Know” (A-)

Unless Sanjaya pulls a miracle I think Blake has taken the night.

Sanjaya Malakar - “Besame Mucho” (C)
Well, I won't be besa-ing him mucho, but I will say that was a decent vocal. And was it just me or was that one of the hippies from the Amazing Race high-fiveing Sanjaya's sis? (CONFIRMED: BJ was in attendance last night.)

Tonight's Rankings:

8. Haley Scarnato
7. Sanjaya Malakar
6. Chris Richardson
5. Phil Stacey
4. Jordin Sparks
3. Lakisha Jones
2. Melinda Doolittle
1. Blake Lewis

Overall Rankings:

8. Sanjaya Malakar
7. Haley Scarnato
6. Chris Richardson
5. Phil Stacey
4. Jordin Sparks
3. Lakisha Jones
2. Blake Lewis
1. Melinda Doolittle

Predictions:

Sanjaya pick: Sanjaya.
Non-Sanjaya pick: Lakisha Jones