3.31.2011

AI elimination night--and my pool begins!

My AI pool starts this week. We rank the order in which we think "America" will vote the contestants off, and then we rank the order in which we would like the vote to go. Here are my rankings:

RankAmericaMe
11NaimaThia
10ThiaStefano
9StefanoNaima
8PaulScotty
7JacobJacob
6HaleyLauren
5ScottyPia
4PiaPaul
3LaurenJames
2CaseyHaley
Winner!JamesCasey


We'll see how it goes.

Now to the show. Judges come out--Jennifer looks really good tonight in a short black sparkly dress, and her hair swept up. Steven looks particularly thin with black & tan pants with thick vertical stripes.

Ryan brings out the Top 11, and instead of a group sing tonight, the kids are singing in small groups. First up is a duet between Lauren and Scotty. Country tune, of course. They sound really good together. Lauren does especially well. Ryan calls them to the stage for some results. Both of them are safe.

Ford commercial....yadda, yadda, yadda.

We learn tonight that the fan mail people send to the contestants actually does get to them. Someone sent James a custom WWE belt.

Next up are Jacob and Naima, singing Ashford & Simpson's Solid.  They've got some fancy choreography going on too.  They sound good together too.  Note, I think Naima's probably going home tonight, but in my pool, I gave her one more week, so she could redeem herself from that reggae mess last night.  Singing this song, she sounds great.  Ryan comes out with the results:  Naima's in the bottom three, Jacob is safe.

Fantasia is here to perform (wow--she was on the show SEVEN years ago) - she's singing her new single, Collard Greens & Corn Bread.  Old school-sounding song...which starts off sounding amazingly similar to Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell's Your Precious Love.   She gives a great performance--great to see her.  My dad and uncles are going to love that song.  Before she finishes the song, she says, "Steven...I love you."  He puts his hand over his heart.  Cute.  Ryan asks her what's the one thing she knows now that she would share with the contestants--she told them to keep people with them who aren't going to say yes, just because.  It also has to remain about the music.

Next up are Haley, Thia, and Pia.  I suspect Thia's in the bottom three out of this group.  They're singing Katy Perry's Teenage Dream.  They sound good together but are a little off on their moves.  I notice that Thia didn't have a solo.  Results:  Pia and Haley are safe.  Thia's in the bottom. 

Kris Allen's in the audience tonight.  Who's he again??

Next there's a video rundown of the week's goings on (that I fast-forwarded through, but not before I see that they go to perform at a charity event in Phoenix.  That's nice).

Next up to perform are Casey, James, Paul and Stefano, singing Band on the Run.  This is the band they've formed at their home, and all are playing instruments.  Stefano's on keyboards...James & Paul on guitar and Casey on bass.  They did pretty well...a little shaky toward the beginning, but otherwise good.  Casey and James are safe.  Paul's in the bottom three.  Ack.  Messing with my pool already.

Next to perform are Jamie Foxx and Wil.i.am with Hot Wings from the new animated film, Rio.  Speaking of which, did anyone get the free Angry Birds Rio from amazon last week?  Love it.  As for this song--not so much.  They put on quite a production though with samba dancers and a percussion group. 

After the performance, we learn that Paul is safe.  Naima and Thia are going home.

So, where am I?

RankAmericaMe
11NaimaThia
10ThiaStefano
9StefanoNaima
8PaulScotty
7JacobJacob
6HaleyLauren
5ScottyPia
4PiaPaul
3LaurenJames
2CaseyHaley
Winner!JamesCasey


Not bad--as long as Stefano goes next week, I'll be in good shape!

Until then...ciao!

1 comment:

Kerri said...

hey, i'm glad to know you've also got high hopes for haley!! ;) and casey of course! those two are my favs right now.