Wednesday, March 26, 2008


For the fourth straight week,
cooked up an electrifying Rock Remake
of an unexpected retro hit song:

from Hello to Eleanor Rigby to Day Tripper,
and tonight's amazing BILLIE JEAN!
(yup, wacko jacko's moonwalk classic!)

I'm convinced that The Talented Mr. Cook
is now the DAVID to beat this season;
that long sustained note sealed the deal.

And I love the fact that this guy's no poseur;
he knows how to rock, yet he doesn't play it too cool.
He seems genuinely happy to be on the American Idol stage!

The (previously seemingly) Untalented Ms. Cook
guaranteed herself another week by unabashedly
waving the American Flag like it was the 4th of July.

Michael got his groove back by going back
to his macho Michael Hutchence/flaming Freddie Mercury formula
in a We Will Rock You/We Are The Champions medley.

Brooke had a fine start with a music-box version
of The Police's stalker song, Every Breath You Take;

Chikezie did his thing with a soulful homage
to Luther Vandross, Jeffrey Osborne, and James Ingram.

They were my Top 5
for this night of
"Songs from the Year they were Born".

Now, let's meet my Bottom 5,
starting with two characters from
"The Simpsons"...

SIDESHOW BOB, a.k.a. Syesha:
same hair, same smug and self-aware attitude,
both seem to feel that they are more talented
than they really are.

OTTO the schoolbus driver, a.k.a. Jason Castro:
same hair, same laid-back doofus attitude,
both seem to be quite dazed and confused,
not too aware of where they really are.

The two early frontrunners
must be feeling the pressure:

David Archuleta turned in another vanilla performance,
and is threatening to be the next Barry Manilow;

Carly Smithson had a total eclipse of her final note,
and she looks too stern when she sings, almost threatening.

And finally,
at the very bottom, needing a miracle,

or a million or so text votes from Pinoys in the U.S.A.,
is my favorite high-waisted, high-heeled girl, Ramiele.

She looked exactly like Sarah Geronimo in her make up,
but she sounded exactly like chalk screeching on a blackboard.

Good Luck, and Get Well soon;
that must really be a bad cold, honey!


Blogger Jela said...

Hello! David Cook actually sang Chris Cornell's version of Billy Jean, but I agree, it was great. I love it!

Too bad Ramiele is not doing good two weeks in a row.

March 27, 2008 at 11:51 AM  
Blogger spanx said...


ramiele wasn't even in the bottom 3!

grabe, bilib talaga ako sa text power ng pinoy!
hahahaha ",)

am sad to see chikezie go,
he was the most fun among the idols this year!

March 27, 2008 at 12:24 PM  
Blogger kikomeister said...

found this on youtube:

supposedly a studio cover version of alone. i still think she didn't nail it but it's definitely a superior rendition of the song. the little girl that could can definitely belt it out.

March 28, 2008 at 1:33 AM  
Blogger Ling Xiaoyu said...

sadly chikiezie has to leave! I find ms. cook's song very cheesy! The girl is desperate because she was always at the bottom for three weeks in a row!

As for Ramiele, this girls should step up, and must have a conviction that she is a damn good singer! I do agree Spanx, kahit sa tate, grabeh ang Pinoy text power!

For me, Brooke White pa rin ako!

March 29, 2008 at 6:35 AM  
Anonymous princess of shanghai said...

Erm, sorry to burst your bubble, but not only did David Cook sing a cover of Chris Cornell's cover of Billie Jean, his Eleanor Rigby was also a cover of a cover by Doxology, and his Hello was a cover of a cover by Incubus.

But I'll give him this much: he sings good covers of covers. I just wish the judges would stop praising the "originality" and "creativity" he hasn't really shown yet. AND they should give proper credit to the original cover artists.

April 1, 2008 at 10:38 PM  

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