So, as I've already told you, in previous blogs, I usually have a hard time staying tuned into American Idol...since I sometimes cringe at who gets kicked off. But, this week, I think America got it right!
Michael Sarver was the latest to get the boot and I couldn't agree with America more. I think his latest Motown performance left much to be desired and as a Paula said, it was very "Las-Vegas lounge-ey". I do feel bad...because he had a lot of passion for music, you could really tell in his performances. Unfortunately, he didn't have the power vocals to match it.
Now, I am actually coming to terms with Adam Lambert becoming the front runner, he definitely showed some chops with his last performance of "Tracks of My Tears", by Smokey Robinson. Each week he takes some huge risks and I am usually not a fan of his unusual arrangements....but his performance this week almost brought me to tears, it was so beautiful!
Matt Giraud I think really surprised everyone this week with his performance of "Let's Get it On". It was right on target with a great mix of power vocals and sensuality that the song calls for.
Overall...Michael Sarver needed to go....he was getting boring....and I think next up is either Megan Corkrey or Scott McIntyre.
I guess we'll see!
P.S. Don't forget to watch WTAP News at 5, every Wednesday, when we critique Tuesday night's performances with a local vocal teacher!