Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Tuesday Night Fever

It'll be hard to follow up my called shot of Lambert singing Steppenwolf last week, but I'll do what I can this week as the show takes a time warp back to the Disco era.  So far, I've received a mixed-bag in terms of comments on my Idol previews.  People either really enjoy it (I think my Mom would be enraged if I skipped a week), and others have more colorful comments.  I admit it, Idol is gay.  It's my one gay vice.  I make sure to load up on 24, Rescue Me, Entourage and other manly shows to counteract it.  At least I don't choose to dress like this guy and sing in plays all the time.  I've also never watched a minute of this show.  For the next month and a half I will continue to turn into Ryan Seacrest every Tuesday night and I'm OK with that (not that's there's anything wrong with it).

The theme this week blows chunks.  I am not a child of the disco age of music and am not looking forward to hearing seven songs from that era.  I think Lambert and Iraheta will adapt best to this format while Anoop and Kris may be a little lost.  Once again I'm going to try to find a needle in a haystack and select some choices for this week.

Matt Giraud - Dude got saved last week (how many chances has this guy had with his butchering of Coldplay and other popular tunes) and will need to put forward his best effort to avoid being one of the TWO people kicked off tomorrow night.  I'm putting him on "Rapper's Delight" by The Sugarhill Gang if it qualifies as a "disco" song (it's on this list).

Danny Gokey - He'll need to do a crowd-pleaser again and I'm thinking the old staple of "Get Down Tonight" by KC & The Sunshine Band will do the trick. 

Lil Rounds - Lil is on her way out the door after a slew of sub-par performances.  I'm pretty sure she has to go with Diana Ross or Donna Summer tonight.  I'm gonna say Summer and "Love to Love You Baby" although "Hot Stuff" may work as well.  She'll screw it up regardless and sing her way out of the competition.  Glad I switched my Idol pool pick from Lil to Lambert after week 1.

Anoop Desai - Noop Doog will try and do something that borders on being an R&B ditty.  Kool & The Gang's "Celebrate"  should qualify although he'll have to put a current spin on it to avoid being too cheesy.

Adam Lambert - Trying to go two-for-two I'm throwing out "Stayin' Alive" by the Bee Gees.  I bet someone does this song tonight and it might as well be Adam.  Too bad he wasted "Play That Funky Music" on iTunes week as that would have worked here.

Allison Iraheta - For another song that I think "someone" will perform, I select "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor for Allison.  

Kris Allen - Kris Allen and disco music just don't go well together.  I really enjoyed his rendition of Falling Slowly last week (I had to go YouTube the Oscar award winning song to really appreciate it), but I'm not sure what he should sing tonight.  I really HATE this theme and I want it to end so I'll go for a shot in the dark with "We Are Family" by Sister Sledge.

As for all the criticism over the judging this year, I think Kara is a quality addition and don't mind her at all.  If Paula would just retire to become a full-time crystal meth addict, we could get back to the three-judge set and I wouldn't have to pad my Fringe DVR recordings.  

1 comment:

Doe said...

Good zing, terd. I only do kids' shows now, so my nieces can come see them. You're still gay for blogging and predicting what AI contestants will sing. And so far, you've only been right once.