All cheese, and weak sauce. That’s how I felt about Thursday night’s American Idol. On Wednesday, I finished the episode with high hopes about a few of the women. But none of the men impressed me.
My notes for most of the performances were cheesy, cheesy, cheesy. The songs were so lame, the vocals were weak, the performances overall forgettable.
J’Da, who was not forgettable, delivered a hilariously campy, over the top performance of Adele’s “Rumor Has It”. Unfortunately, the vocals were so weak. He didn’t make it through, rightly so. But honestly, none of the performances impressed me. I could have cut the whole lot.
The men who made it through were:
- Paul Jolley, who sang a cover of a Keith Urban song which I hilariously noted was “the worst song ever”.
- Elijah Liu, a sad, sad wannabe Bruno Mars.
- Devin Valez. Of all the guys, I disliked him the least. The song, from Dreamgirls, was a touch dramatic and cheesy, but his voice was good enough.
- Charlie Askew, who is absolutely NOTHING like Freddie Mercury.
- Curtis Finch Jr. I’m glad he went through because his voice is good and I might like him in the future, but “Superstar” should be removed from the Idol catalog.