Random Reality – American Idol – Magnificent Seven

Haley is gone and there goes the last hot girl in the competition. At least as far as I am concerned. In fact, the remaining three girls left are EXACTLY the same. That’s not good. But of course, Sanjaya is still in the competition, so that proves that America is not that smart. I would love to see him go home this week, but it’s a big crap shoot now. This could possibly be the worst American Idol ever, but yet there is so much talent there and potential to be the best. Lets find out well these remaining people can sing some country tunes…

**NOTE** I’m writing this as I watch it, so some of the song names will be missing since I can’t look them up until later**

Tonight’s guest music mentor is Martina McBride. Tonight’s theme is “Country Songs” obviously. This should be a blast, since there is not a “country singer” left in the competition.

Phil Stacey started us off as he sang “Where the Blacktop Ends” by Keith Urban. This wasn’t half bad actually. Don’t know if it was good enough to save him another week thanks to the “power of Sanjaya’s hair” but we will see. Randy thinks he has a career in country music. Paula said he sounded good the entire song. Simon said it took 10 weeks, but it was good. He said it was the only time where everything worked. He even showed personality.

Jordin Sparks sang “Broken Wing” by Martina McBride. Brave soul! Martina, of course, sucks up to Jordin. I don’t care what anyone says, I still don’t like her. Jordin is this year’s Jennifer Hudson. She’s overrated! She sang this song okay, though. She made sure to put in her “forced high note” as you might have expected. Randy thought it was a difficult song to sing, but said it was a great performance. Paula rambles. Simon thinks she could win the entire competition based on that performance. That would be as bad as Sanjaya. winning, but what the hell. Put the final nail in the coffin for this show.

Sanjaya Malakar sang “Lets Get Them Something To Talk About” by Bonnie Raite. The subject fits him, which is why he picked the song. He hasn’t improved his singing, so no need to tell you what I think. Randy thought he was singing karaoke. Paula agrees. Simon thought it was horrendous. The worst he has seen on this show EVER!

Lakisha Jones sang “Jesus Take the Wheel” by Carrie Underwood. Imagine that. I bet she sings this song 10 times better than Carrie, and I was partly right. It was only probably 5 times better than Carrie. She could have done better, but still pretty darn good. Randy thought there was some pitch problems. Randy said she could also have done more with the song. Paula agrees, which gets boos. Simon said it was like eating a hamburger for breakfast. It didn’t go together. She tried too much at the end and it sounded like she was shouting the song. Simon said that she has gone downhill since the start of this competition.

Chris Richardson sang “Mayberry” by Rascal Flatts. Hmm, an interesting choice. But it worked pretty well shockingly. Rascal Flatts is a country pop group and Chris fits right in there. Randy thought he sang it well, but he didn’t feel the connection from him to the song for some reason. Paula didn’t take her “happy pills” or at least they have worn off. Simon thought it was too nasally. Chris said that was on purpose.

Melinda Doolittle sang “Trouble is a Woman” by someone that Martina McBride didn’t even know. I must say that Melinda has had different hairstyles ever week and they are ten times better than Sanjaya and his mop head. Melinda can really sing anything. Best of the night so far. Another solid performance from her says Randy.

Blake Lewis sang “When the Stars Go Blue” by Tim McGraw. I lost that bet. I thought it would be a Garth Brooks song, but Tim McGraw was my next choice. Pretty good. I think he’s a lock for the finals. Yes, I said it. But he’s the best guy in the competition without a doubt. Randy thought he picked the right song and the arrangement was good as well. It was nice. Paula said he has the whole package. Simon is not jumping out of his seat, but he thought it was okay.

Country week wasn’t that bad. Everyone did fairly well. You should pretty much know who did good and who didn’t, but here’s the breakdown anyways…

My Standings

1. Melinda Doolittle
2. Blake Lewis
3. Phil Stacey

4. Chris Richardson
5. Lakisha Jones
6. Jordin Sparks

(Show Me the Door)
7. Sanjaya Malakar

I don’t even know who to predict this week. It should be Phil, but can I really pick him for three straight weeks to go home? Sanjaya should really go home. I’m probably going out on a limb here, but really it’s between Phil, Sanjaya, and Chris. That’s the bottom three. Or at least should be the bottom three. I could see Chris slipping through the cracks. But I won’t predict it. I will make my prediction that is sure to fail. I’m going back to Sanjaya, since Phil ABSOLUTELY KILLED it tonight! It’s probably Phil’s turn, but the difference between those two this week is about 30 million percent. America, do the right thing!

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