OK, just a quick rundown of the Top 4′s performances:
I CAN’T believe Piers X’ed Poppycock! That was TOTALLY unnecessary! Plus, he did it RIGHT BEFORE the big finish! I mean…this is the FINALS Piers…YOU may not have liked the perfomance, but out of courtesy to the performer, AT LEAST let the man finish! GEEZ! That was REALLY irritating.
Piers said that PP “blew it.” I totally disagree! YES this performance was probably his MOST SERIOUS performance, but…NESSUN DORMA?! Come on! That’s like one of THE BEST opera solos out there. I think after all these weeks of Poppycock’s TOTALLY ENTERTAINING and FUN performances, I think people (namely PIERS) is forgetting just how much of an AWESOME SINGER PP is technically. And this song DEFINITELY showed that off. PP reminds me a lot of Adam Lambert…EVERY week he would CHANGE up his peformance. No 2 weeks were the same. This week’s performance could’ve been a LITTLE lighter, I suppose…but really, he’s DONE the fun act. This was the “seriously listen to my voice and what I can do” act. I thought he sang it REALLY WELL and his props, as usual, were totally over the top and FABULOUS. I just hope America wasn’t swayed by the grumpy man!
OK. Piers X’ed PP, but gave Michael a standing ovation? Not to knock Michael, but…was he THAT outstanding? YES, he’s a GREAT singer. He’s got the look, he’s cool and he plays guitar. He really seems to be a “good boy,” helping out his grandparents/family the way that he does. He seems pretty humble and reserved. But seriously…can you say AMERICAN IDOL? For THIS show, I don’t feel Michael is the act who should win this entire thing. Not by a long shot. Even if he doesn’t win, I’m sure he’ll get picked up by some record label…and really that’s all he wants. He doesn’t need a headlining Vegas show. He doesn’t match Vegas at all imo.
What else can I say about Jackie? The little girl is MAD TALENTED in the singing department. We all know America loves her. The fact that she’s 10 YEARS OLD is giving her extra points/votes already. I have a feeling she may have pulled off the win tonight. I’m still AMAZED at how she can hit those notes with SUCH EASE. It’s still a freak of nature to me. BUT I still feel she shouldn’t win THIS SHOW. She can go and get her own recording contract. She doesn’t need this show to be successful. NOT AT ALL. But I don’t know if the other 3 acts can hold a candle to this little girl…
Yay! Fighting Gravity kinda went back to their “roots” and did a performance similar to their first audition. But in this case I did see progression…the tricks were more difficult. It was on another level. It was actually a great final performance for them. Yes, Piers pointed out the little mistake they had (I’m not even really sure what it was…was it at the end when the lights came out thru the doorway and you could see backstage?), but…we all KNOW they’re not PROFESSIONALS yet. And obviously if they get their own show, they will DEFINITELY have the time and money to perfect their act. I still don’t know if they can pull of the win, but…at least their last ditch effort was a GREAT PERFORMANCE and made me remember why I liked them in the first place.
Well, I don’t think I have too much new to say. I still want Prince Poppycock to win…I feel like he has earned it by putting on a DIFFERENT performance every week…and I really do think he NEEDS this win more than any of the other 3 acts in order to be successful in what he does. But Pier’s TOTAL CRITICISM of tonight’s performance MAY have done him in. Either that or it helped him because it really did seem like the audience was rooting for him and backing him up by booing Piers. Sharon definitely was pissed at Piers for being TOO CRITICAL, especially since they don’t have a say in the winner this round.
If I had to choose right now who I think’s actually GOING to win…I’d have to say Jackie. I will respect it if she wins (after all, she really HAS got SOME talent with that voice), but I still won’t be ecstatic about it. She’s just not who I think would be a good representation of what this show is all about. I feel like the winner should be more of an ACT rather than just a singer.
Who do YOU think should win?