Random Idol post
I haven't posted much about American Idol this season, other than to say I was watching it again thanks to Mr. Harry Connick, Jr. I don't watch the show religiously and tend to let several episodes build up before I watch, so I'm always a bit behind. After seeing last week's show (the theme was The 80's) and this week's show, I have a few comments and some advice for some of the contestants.
I like Jessica and Jena's voices, but I don't like their personalities. When you see them in group shots where they're sitting on the couch with other contestants, both of them are always scowling and looking like they hate the world. I could be competely wrong, but I think they resent it when other contestants get great comments from the judges. They never seem happy for any other contestant that does well.
My advice is for Jessica and Sam. LOOSEN UP. Sam's too young, but maybe Jessica can use this advice that I saw on Facebook recently:
Last week's performance when she did Blondie's "Call Me," just made me uncomfortable. It was very clear that she was trying desperately to use the advice given by David Cook (it was great to see him back!) to use the cameras, but it was just so awkward and you could tell she was uncomfortable and thinking too hard. Okay, maybe alcohol isn't the answer, but she needs something to loosen up. Oh wait, as I'm watching this week's show, Harry just told her to put on some funk or hip-hop music and just dance and watch herself in the mirror. He's getting at the same point I'm making. She needs to find the groove and find the beat.
Same goes for Sam. During Caleb's performance this week, they showed a shot of the other contestants on the couch and most were clapping and dancing. But poor Sam had his hands shoved in his pockets and he looked extremely awkward. He reminded me of myself when we first used to go to clubs to go dancing. I was awkward and uncomfortable for sure, but hey, after a drink or two, I did loosen up and went for it. Vodka told me I could do it.
And speaking of Caleb. WOW. He hasn't had a bad performance yet, and I LOVED last week's performance of Journey's "Faithfully." He's not the type of performer I'd typically be interested in with the whole ROCK thing, but he just knocks it out every week. I think he's got the best voice on the show.
Just a few more weeks to go...it'll be interesting to see how the voting goes.