Okay, so what’s the deal with the chicks on American Idol getting all uptight when they receive constructive criticism? Throughout the past few weeks, a LOT of the women have been throwing attitude towards Simon for what I consider to be relatively helpful comments. Sure, they are couched in slightly stinging words, but for the most part he speaks the truth.
Justin Guarini got kudos for talking back last seasons, but he did it in a more polite manner – he basically said, “let the audience decide”. But these ladies of Season Two feel free to insult Simon and even dare to say he is a nobody who shouldn’t judge them. Uh hello – he’s a JUDGE. That’s what judges do. What cracked me up last night was when one of the chicks (I won’t bother to mention any of their names since none of them were good last night) asked Randy who he even was. Uh, honey, he’s a multi-million dollar producer of female artists that actually have more talent than you, that’s who he is.
But enough of that – my picks for the night were easily Joshua Gracin and Chip Days. Joshua in particular blew me away – he has gotten better with each performance, and I’m so happy that he’ll definitely be moving on. The song he sang was a PERFECT fit for him, although I would have taken it down one more key level to make sure he didn’t shout the high notes. But it was still excellent. And Chip Days – what can I say? I loved his voice. I was sad when the judges said that he had no personality while singing – I thought he emoted well with the camera.
But ugh – why on EARTH did they stand and applaud for that guy Corey Clark? He did NOT do well, the song was not good on him, and frankly, in my mind he has NO presence whatsoever.
I hope that Jason and Chip move on. With, much as I hate to say it, Corey in third. Frankly, everyone else sucked (even Rock Star Patrick, who I was rooting for but didn’t do well). But I fear that because Paula and Randy stood to clap for Corey that the nation will be fooled into thinking he’s actually a better singer than Chip, which he’s not.