Wednesday, April 8, 2009

And Then There Were Seven: American Idol Final 8

Warning to west coast--spoilers here.
scott macintyreOn American Idol's elimination show tonight, Anoop Desai, Lil Rounds, and Scott MacIntyre found themselves in the bottom three. It was Lil Rounds's first time in that group, so she'd better wake up and learn. The three were part of Idol's final 8, who last night sang songs from the year in which they were born. If I had to peg my favorites of the evening, then it was Adam Lambert's "Mad World" followed closely by Danny Gokey performing "Stand By Me."

After watching Frankie Avalon perform "Venus," one of his hits from 1959, the year in which Simon Cowell was born, later Flo.ri.da do his think, and Kelly Pickler perform in heels and a gorgeous but tight dress, I waited for Ryan Seacrest get on with the elimination. America voted off Scott MacIntyre. The judges were split over whether to save him, but Simon delivered the news that while they all found Scott to be talented, sweet, and an inspiration for others, they would not vote to save him.

I wanted Scott to go, but I didn't want him to be voted off. Makes no sense, right? And my internal conflict doesn't have that much to do with his being legally blind, at least, I don't think it does, but more to do with him seeming like such a sweet guy. Nevertheless, I think that he's benefited from some sympathy votes over the last few weeks. Furthermore, while I think he's talented, I don't know that I would ever buy his recordings because he's boring--too much mayonnaise and not enough spice. He had to go sometime because he didn't have a chance of winning the coveted title of American Idol.

Other than the those thoughts, I got a kick out of seeing Frankie Avalon pop on stage tonight. For those too young to know, Avalon's a teen idol from the late 50s and early 60s--think Annette Funicello and the Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) movie. The pair did a series of beach party movies. Here's the trailer for Bikini Beach, 1964.

If you were a baby or not born when these movies were out, then you may have seen them on late night TV. Very high school musical without the high school.

As always, I recommend Elisa Camahort's Idol Recaps.


♥♥♥♥♥ Jennifer™® ♥♥♥♥♥ said...

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Marvalus said...

OK...I just have to say that Adam was AMAZING! When I saw him sitting at the beginning of his song, and heard the opening strands of Mad World, I stood in my kitchen where I was cooking dinner and froze. I was absolutely captivated by him, and unless he has a major collapse, I felt like I was looking at the American Idol. What an amazing performance!

I did cry though when Scott was voted off. I knew he would win, but I will miss his presence.

Marvalus said...

*wouldn't* win is what I meant...