American Idol-Rock Week with Slash as mentor

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    May 06, 2009 1:27 AM GMT
    Here is my take:

    Adam Lambert-Whole Lotta Love-Led Zepplin
    Well, the shock would have been if Adam had screwed it it up. It was definately his week.

    Allison Iraheta-Cry Baby-Janis Joplin
    A bit subdued for me. Good, not as well as Adam and I didn't feel it from her this week. But I did like she FINALLY pushed back against Simon.

    Kris Allen-Come Together-The Beatles
    Yea, Kris isn't a rock god, but I liked his take on the song. I would buy it. And I think he redeemed himself with this performance after the duet he and Danny did.

    Danny Gokey-Dream On-Aerosmith
    I don't understand why he and Kris (Kris seemed to try harder) didn't attempt to dress the part of a rocker for their songs. Took a chance and I liked it until the scream....I don't know what to say about the scream. Maybe should have gotten Adam to give him pointers on how to scream on pitch. And yea, there is such a thing.


    Adam and Allison-Slow Ride-Foghat
    They looked the part. Glad Allison had the hair color darkened even though she didn't change the color. I thought Allison's voice was a bit weak to match Adam's on the song, but they did win the battle of the duets and it may save Allison.

    Kris and Danny-Renegade-Styx
    Loved their vocals, but they didn't look like rockers (well, neither really is). I thought Kris was strong on performance, but the weaker on vocals and Danny strong on vocals, but weak on performance here.


    I would love it if the final 3 were the guys. They are all different in voice. Allison is cute and can sing, but I don't think it would be as close a competition (after the rock week) if she is in the final 3.

    The obvious to me is Adam and Allison Safe with Danny and Kris in the bottom 2 with Danny going home (the scream.)

    What I would hope for is Adam and Danny safe with Kris and Allison in the bottom 2 with Allison going home.

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    May 06, 2009 4:01 AM GMT
    I still love danny haha.

    Of course Adam did excellent, this was definitely his best week. Although the screeching FOR ME was irritating at times.

    Allison, I liked her at the very beginning, and I still like her now, just not as much. Her performance was OKAY, not great, but not bad. I did like the duet tho. I predict Allison gone.

    Kris, hmm kris kris kris.. I honestly don't even remember what he sang... All i really remember is him looking yummy haha. Hopefully he'll make it into the top 3.

    Danny, I love his voice, it's sexy to me icon_razz.gif. I agree with the OP about the song was good up until the last scream. I'm hoping he's safe, but who knows.

    If they do the results as a bottom 3, then it's going to be Kris, Allison, and Danny

    With Allison and Kris in the bottom, and honestly, i'm torn b/w these two. It's a tie, so we'll have to wait till tomorrow icon_razz.gif
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    May 06, 2009 4:20 AM GMT
    Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin

    Actually I was shocked that he picked that song. Shocked, in that it was the perfect song for him, and since Hollywood week I had my fingers crossed that he would actually do that song. I could never imagine another singer on the show past or future taking a crack at it. I think his performance caught the attention of a few bands out there who'd like him as their front-man. Lawdy sakes.

    I love Gokey, but there's only a few people on the planet who can get that scream. He gambled and lost. I'm hoping his overall appeal keeps him in it.

    Kris remained friggin' cute, and I think he could just make it into the top 3. Allison was good, but I'm afraid she's toast...hers wasn't enough.
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    May 06, 2009 4:32 AM GMT
    Adam was good but predictable.

    Allison was boring.

    Kris was okay.

    Danny was good until that last horrendous note. Give him credit for trying.

    Of the duets, I actually like Kris and Danny's better. Allison and Adam were too over the top, from the vocals (screaming) to the outfits. I thought they were tacky, actually.

    Who's going home? Man, I'm not sure. It would be a shame if Danny went home for one bad note in an entire season. Kris didn't look happy to be doing rock week. Allison should have taken this opportunity to steal the show from Adam but didn't and may only be saved because of her duet.
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    May 06, 2009 4:51 AM GMT
    [quote][cite]mickeytopogigio said[/cite]Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin quote]

    Thanks for the title correction...icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 06, 2009 5:02 AM GMT
    My boyfriend Adam rocked and am happy I stayed up to watch after being stuck in an airport all day.

    I just wish he would have stuck that tongue out so I could see how long it really is.

    Watching him was almost as good as a foot massage.
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    May 06, 2009 5:10 AM GMT
    ErikTaurean saidThanks for the title correction...
    Don't mention it...I think it would be a shame if someone were checking iTunes for the original and couldn't find it.
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    May 06, 2009 6:04 AM GMT
    A whole lotta WOW! His talent goes way beyond just singing ability and vocal control. Adam has "The IT Factor" and stage presence like no contestant I can ever remember on "American Idol". This is the only contestant of the remaining ones that I could see actually selling out stadiums.

    Allison Iraheta --
    Like Adam, she looks as if she has been performing on stage her entire life. Hard to believe she is just 17. This wasn't my favorite performance of hers because of the song choice, and because of that it could be her last week on the show. I hope not because I think she has more potential as a recording artist, and performer, than either Kris or Danny

    Kris Allen --
    It was just okay. I've always thought Kris was cuter than his vocal delivery. He lacks a certain energy on stage, way too laid back, and that really didn't work on rock week.

    Danny Gokey -
    For me, he is the Taylor Hicks of this season. He's likable, but he's never going to sell a ton of CDs because he's just not all that unique, nor does he have a real strong star presence. The scream at the end was worthy of getting the boot this week, but I have a feeling he'll be around another week.

    Kris & Danny Duet --
    It sounded better than it looked. These guys just aren't rocker-types. Surprisingly, Kris seemed more comfortable than Danny, who at times looked like a deer caught in the headlights.

    Adam & Allison Duet --
    If these two together can't pull off a rock duet, no one can. Clearly the better of the two duets, and it solidified Adam's owning the night. It also may have saved Allison this week. These two are my picks for the finale.

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    May 06, 2009 8:55 AM GMT
    I think you all watch far too much television.
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    May 06, 2009 10:09 AM GMT
    I don't really see what the hype is about Adam... he's very blah, to me.
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    May 06, 2009 5:22 PM GMT
    tafkalil saidI don't really see what the hype is about Adam... he's very blah, to me.

    Agreed. He is a great performer... but this isn't American Performer.. it's a singing competition and he doesn't have the voice. I will agree that he did well last night... no surprise given the genre.
  • DanielQQ

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    May 06, 2009 5:54 PM GMT
    No one blew me away last night. But no one slipped up, either, except for Gokey (which i was more than happy to see... i confess i relished in his scream, and i hope it finally gets him booted).

    In my book, Adam has taken the lead so far ahead, I don't see anyone catching up. But Alison and Kris are neck to neck in my book as far as who's #2.

    If you haven't yet, youtube some of Adam's "Studio" recordings: particularly Mad World and Ring of Fire. If you're still not convinced that the kid's got mad talent, then I honestly don't know what to tell you. Guess he's not everyone's thing.
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    May 07, 2009 4:06 AM GMT
    Ok, while it was sad to see Allison leave, I got mile wish=Final 3 are the guys!!

    Adam the rocker

    Danny the bluesy crooner

    Kris the R&B sweetheart

    As to the hype about Adam-I can not think of a single artist today who matches Adam's vocal range and performance value. While I am not a big fan of Rock, there are songs that I would buy-Ring of Fire, Mad World are my favs sung by him.

    I don't get the diss on Danny though. Besides the horrible scream (even he admitted it was laughable), he can sing is butt off.

    Randy Jackson has said he sees this as a contest between Adam and Danny, but each week, I am liking Kris more and more and after listening to his version of "Ain't No Sunshine", I am a fan. If Danny is the Taylor of this season, then Kris is the Elliot Yamin of this season. They all can sing in their own right and I am sure Adam and Allison will do more duets. Next week is a two song week with contestant choice and judges' choice. Be interesting to hear since they are all so different.