Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Tonight's Idol: A Little Bit Country

Time for another Idol mini-preview.  After my success of picking the first person to go home last week (with appologies to the Jasmine axing), I thought I'd weigh in on tonight's Grand Ole Opry night (again leaving the recaps to the experts).  I believe I actually went to the Opry when I was a kid.  My parents were at a bridge tournament nearby and I'm pretty sure we went and visited.  I don't remember much of it (which is probably a good thing).

Now I enjoy all types of music (rap, rock, classical, alternative), EXCEPT for country!  I can't stand the twangy junk that passes for country music these days.  I'd rather attend a Nick/Norman three-hour performance than go see Brooks and Dunn in concert.  Needless to say, I'm not looking forward to tonight on Idol, but I will give my predictions on who will succeed and who will fail judging by the theme of the performances this evening.

Will Probably Be Awful:

Anoop - This guy doesn't have a country bone in his body.  The best he can hope for is some sort of rockin' Garth Brooks song.

Lil - Even though she'll probably turn any song into her own powerful performance, I just don't see much potential for her shining tonight.

Scott - I don't buy him as being country at all.  He'll have to dig deep to find a piano-heavy country ballad.

Will Probably Leave 'Em Hootin' n' Hollerin':

Michael - He definitely looks the most country out of everyone

Megan - The wobbling bandit will probably find a solid country ditty to suit her weird vocal strengths.

Kris - He's from Arkansas and likes to strum the guitar.  I bet he gives the best performance tonight.

Now Adam is a wildcard here.  You'd think he would struggle with a genre that is not to his liking, but he seems creative enough to put his own spin on a country hit.  I bet he shows up and does well.  That's it for now.  Hmmm I wonder which former Idol contestant they choose to sing at the results show tomorrow on Opry Week.... could it possibly be someone who has taken a Louisville Slugger to both headlights of a car before?

1 comment:

T. said...

I do not have high hopes for tonight either. I still can't wait!

Oh, I guess tomorrow's performance will be Carrie Underwood with Randy Travis, singing a duet. Not that it matters, since all of us will be fast-forwarding :-)