Idol March 14th “The Dueling Dozen” 3/15/06
band back-up, big sound and light effects, tonight is the start of the
real struggle to stay on top for these twelve. Here is my recap:
With his ocean-deep seductive eyes, Ace was off his stride. And
this was no night to be off. His voice was sour, his dance was jerky and
Ace simply folded.
Dew on the pumpkin country Kelly wore a strapless black dress and
red high heel shoes. She was kind like a young girl playing grown-up. Her
delivery was timid and uncertain. Kelly, whom I think has incredible beat
the odds determination, may be going home after tonight’s performance.
Last week Elliot’s voice captured our attention, but not tonight.
Maybe it was the stage or the make-up or the hundreds of fans. We expected
a 1000 watt performance, but all we got was a flashlight.
Mandisa’s soul warms our hearts and her voice holds in a velvet
glove. She is so comfortable in her body and we are just as comfortable
Prancing Bucky tried to make “Superstition” his own song with a
couple raspy gasps and deliberately faked hip thrusts. But the
accompanying band actually sounded better than he did. I think that for
some inane reason he held back tonight. Had he just let it rip, he could
have owned the house.
Almost bursting out of her dress, Melissa coated her sore throat
with olive oil. It didn’t work well. She couldn’t hit the notes,
forgot some of the words and her volume was weak as a bar well drink. She
had a very forgettable performance and she may be soon packing up that new
Lisa is the hot package of American Idol. She shreds the house with
her voice, her looks, her style and her lips.
Swallow and squawking Kevin has got to be the American Idol joke.
Come on voters, is he really the star of the twelve? Or is he just comic
Katherine’s constant tugging at her dress distracted us from her
singing. She does have a good voice, but certainly not the best of the
women. And at times, her high notes were like scratches on a chalkboard.
’s dancing is better but he still needs to work on his voice. His
growling does little to endear him to us. Sure he feels satisfied with his
own singing, but we want more action.
ignites our senses. Like the
geysers, she explodes on stage.
And then the last performer was Chris. What a way to end this
two-hour program! With special effects of smoke and fire, he did what we
wanted all these contestants to do----exhilarate us.
I have my favorites and am making my vote heard. Hope that you do
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