Idol: Top Ten Women Sing 2/28/08
this weeks performances on iTunes.com
“Top Ten Women Sing on American Idol”
February 27, 2008
Fashions shop owner and Irish bartender Carly Smithson poured herself a
strong hearty brew with “Crazy On You.” She nailed all the notes at
all the right times. She is a very strong contender and the other women
need to consider her a viable threat.
Working as a commercial actress, Syesha Mercado wants people to find
her unique and interesting. Tonight she sang “”Mr. Jones” with some
notable highlights, but she didn’t keep strong and faded away. It was
kind of like a cooling cup of coffee that has lost its flavor.
Beauty school dropout Brooke White played her guitar while singing “You’re
So Vain.” She was occasionally flat and at times the song was simply
dreary. She reminds me of a 1960’s camp counselor singing to the kids
around the evening bonfire just before the ghost story.
Ramiele Malubay has studied Polynesian dance for twelve years. Tonight
she needed to add some of those colorful movements into her tedious
version of “Baby My Heart Is Full.” As we witnessed last week she has
talent, great talent but tonight she was just one of the regulars going
through the motions. She needs to reclaim her passion.
Outdoors woman and self proclaimed tomboy, Kristy Lee Cook sang “You’re
No Good” with a haughty sneer that fit the lyrics very well. However her
greatly distracts from her performance. She just kind of stands there
like a bowlegged cowhand.
Halloween came early with Amanda Overmyer’s coarsely painted gray and
black lion mane hair. She is a stand alone hiccup cure and is destined to
leave the competition. I’m not sure what she sang as the fright of
seeing her was too much to bear.
Her lack of breath control was very obviously when Alaina Whitaker sang
‘Hopelessly Devoted.” It was as if she was singing for the high school
junior prom instead of singing to a national audience. There was simply
nothing distinguishing about her performance.
Former Atlanta Fire Department poster child Alexandrea Lushington
swallowed her way through “Please Don’t Go” and showed us no feeling
at all. It was as if she missed every single rehearsal and cold sang the
Opera singer Kady Malloy struggled with “I’m A Magic Man” as she
nearly tripped walking down the stairs and never really recovered her
poise. And when she sang the low notes, we could barely hear her. She is
also struggling with trying to find out just what type of singer she is.
The last contestant of the evening was high school cheerleader Asia’h
Epperson. She knows how to excite a football crowd but tonight she failed
to excite this audience. as her lackluster version of “All By Myself”
fell well short of the goal line .
What can we say about tonight’s women’s performances? With just one
or two exceptions, it was dull as watery mustard. They have to step up the
work and polish their performances because tomorrow one of these ten is
packing her bags for the lonely long ride home.
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