Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Kill Simon: Vol 1?

Tonight on Idol we get that perfectly natural pairing of Simon Cowell and Quentin Tarantino.  With the Songs of the Cinema theme of the evening, the goofy auteur of Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction will be the "mentor" for tonight's performances.  I'm not sure how Tarantino can qualify as a singing mentor but it is what it is.  Now that Scott has rode off with his piano into the sunset, I declare that the competition officially begins tonight as the remaining 7 contestants are all deserving of their status.  With so many songs to choose from on "movie night" I can come up with a few ideas for our remaining singers.  In picking these choices, I'm going off the list of the top 100 songs of all time in film according to AFI.  

Danny Gokey - Unchained Melody (Ghost) - C'mon, you can totally see him belting out this power ballad.  It would completely fall in his wheelhouse of starting off a song slow and finishing with a flourish.

Lil Rounds - I Will Always Love You (The Bodyguard) - Although the judges keep telling her to pick a fun song and make it her own, I expect Lil to once again copycat a diva and try to out-Whitney Mrs. Bobby Brown on this one.

Kris Allen - Mrs. Robinson (The Graduate) - Paul Simon's folksy hit is perfect for Kris to sing with his guitar.  He'd have to put a current spin on it to avoid seeming Karaoke.

Matt Giraud - Footloose (Footloose) - Now this choice will definitely be a cheesy one, but Matt has done this before (Coldplay, Fray) and it wouldn't shock me to see him channel Kenny Loggins.  Everybody cut, everybody cut.

Adam Lambert - Born To Be Wild (Easy Rider) - Adam could go nuts with this one and transform it into a more energetic rock song.  Steppenwolf and Lambert go well together and I can imagine him nailing the high notes here.

Allison Iraheta - Nobody Does It Better (The Spy Who Loved Me) - She could totally put her own spin on this Carly Simon number.  Picking song choices for Allison is a bit tough but I think this could work for her and I really do see her passing Lil Rounds as the best female left in the contest.

Anoop Desai - Moon River (Breakfast at Tiffany's) - I can see Anoop Dogg building on his strong performance of last week and smoothing out this timeless classic.  He's got his work cut out for him though as he is arguably the weakest male singer still alive in the competition.

That's all for this week.  I hope we get some humorous banter between Q.T. and the contestants tonight.

3 comments:

Doe said...

Maybe the gayest post ever.

T. said...

I like the Moon River and Born to be Wild calls - but if Matt G. sings Footloose, I will throw something at the TV and start yelling.

Mommy, Esq. said...

I had to quickly log on and read this before I played the DVR ep of AI.