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My take on American Idol – The 11 contestants

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Just watched Tuesday’s American Idol show. Here go my ratings for the 11 contestants this time.

Diana DeGarmo – 9/10
George Huff – 7/10
Fantasia Barrino – 9/10
John Stevens – 8/10
Camile Velasco – 8/10
Jennifer Hudson – 7/10
Jon Peter Lewis – 6/10
Jasmine Trias – 8/10
Matthew Rogers – 5/10
La Toya London – 9/10
Amy Adams – 9/10

I loved Diana DeGarmo again. She is just such an amazing singer. I just have to repeat myself every week. Her and La Toya London are my absolute favorites among the contestants.

George Huff was great, but I’m still still waiting for him to sing the right song. He just doesn’t cling with anything he sings. I think he should choose some Luther Vandross stuff, that’s what his voice is made for.

Fantasia Barrino and John Stevens had their, in my opinion, best performances Tuesday night so far. They were both really good, even though I still don’t like John Stevens’ style, but he’s just great for who he is, even though he forgot his lyrics.

It wasn’t Camile Velasco’s best performance, but I just love the sound of her voice. I can’t get enough of that.

Jennifer Hudson, well, she was okay, but I think there are just too many great rivals, and she’s just not among my favorites, even though she’s sure talented and a nice person.

Jon Peter Lewis was boring. Jasmine Trias was boring this time, too, just wasn’t her song. Matthew Rogers sucks, I think, and I mean that from the heart, I want him out.

La Toya London is such a great singer, and she did a great performance, she’s just a true entertainer, she knows how to work with the audience and the camera, and her voice is also amazing, but I think she really chose the wrong song this time in which she couldn’t show all her talent.

Amy Adams did the best country (which was the motto of the night) performance of the night, I think. She’s not the greatest singer of them all, but her song was actually real country, and she performed it like a real country star. I liked her performance loads.

It’s really hard to guess this time who drops out, they all appeal to the audience differently, and I really don’t know who’s got most of the fans already and all that. But only judging by what I saw about Tuesday my guesses are… Jennifer Hudson, Jon Peter Lewis or, I really hope, Matthew Rogers. If Matthew dropped out I’d find it really fair, but I could imagine it’s one of the other two first, because Matthew seems to have lots of fans, because he’s just a funny type, and his football stuff and such. But I almost fear Jennifer Hudson won’t make it this week.

I’ll add the results to this entry later.

BTW I always wondered about Paula Abdul’s ethnicity. She’s one of the jurors of American Idol, and what I find interesting is that the jury members are of total different ethnicity, which I find good, because that way you avoid that certain people of different ethnicity are probably judged more for their heritage than for what they’re actually doing on stage. Even if one doesn’t cling too much with someone’s style, like e.g. Jasmine Trias’ very Hawaiian image, she might appeal to another one of the jury, because people look at it from different perspectives. I could imagine they’ve done that on purpose to appeal to all kinds of people in the USA. But I always wondered about Paula, but now I looked it up and was surprised. She’s Syrian-Palestinian and French-Canadian. I would have never thought she was one of those. She’s American, of course, but her heritage – I wouldn’t have known. Was interesting to find out about that. I mean, her name Abdul already got me thinking, but doh, I really wouldn’t have known.

So good, see you again in here later.

LATER: THE RESULTS

I just watched the results. I still can’t believe who the ones in the bottom three were. I mean, Matthew was totally okay to me. But Camile and Diana? Oh my God! When they announced who’s gonna drop out and Diana DeGarmo’s name was said first I almost suffered from a heart attack. I already thought she was out. I mean, even Paula Abdul said she was shocked about seeing her among the bottom 3. But thankfully Diana was just the first one out of the bottom 3 who made it to next week. And thank God, Matthew Rogers dropped out this week. The USA seem to be pretty predictable to me when it comes to guessing who’s got to drop out. But damn, I still have a hard time believing Diana DeGarmo was in the bottom three already this time. She’s just absolutely amazing! I don’t know what’s wrong with these people! Never shock me like this again! =(( 😀

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  • idol1

    jennifer ,fantasia , jon peter all SUCK
    JENNIFERS FACIAL EXPRESSIONS LOOK LIKE SHE ESCAPED FROM A MENTAL WARD AND SHE GETS ONE GOOD PERFORMANCE AND GETS COCKY
    FANTASIA IS SO COCKY AND ARROGANT SHE CANT EVEN PRONOUNCE WORDS RIGHT. EXAMPLE
    LETSH GIVE
    DEM SHOMTING TO TALK ABOUTS? JON PETER JUST CANT SING AND IS SO GOOFY HE LOOKS LIKE JOHN BOY ON LSD

  • michelle

    I LOVE JPL. I CAN’T BELIEVE HE’S OFF. I’VE BEEN TRYING TO FIND HIS ADDRESS TO SEND HIM A TEDDY BEAR. DO YOU KNOW THE ADDRESS?

  • Shayna

    You didn’t know Paula Abdul was one of “those”??? Please enlighten us, one of what? An extra-terrestrial? A super secret government agent? Oh, do you mean one of those cunning, wily Middle Easterners?

    Was your statement meant to come off as ignorant and bigoted, or are you just not good at expressing yourself?

  • lynn

    Right on Shayna. What are “those” anyway? That’s like grouping all of the peoples of North America together. Are Lebanese, Iraqis, Egyptians and Phoenicians the same? I’m one of those (from 5 generations ago- how can that make me any different from you?).
    Please think about how you state things.