Friday, 25 May 2012

American Idol: The Final Pt 1

This is supposed to be the climax of the whole thing but it was strangely lame.

Jessica

If I Don't Have You
A good start but she is starting to miss one or two notes. She's still amazing for a 16 year old on such a massive stage and I'll forgive some nerves but hope that she gets it together next time.

Phillip

Stand By Me
This is too good a song to mess up. Who told him to smile? At all the wrong times too. I didn't like that at all.

First Round definitely to Jessica.

Jessica

The Prayer
Well done. Not amazing but well done and maybe a cool move to get the religious votes in.

Phillip

Moving Out
Just not much more than a copy of the Billy Joel number. This is boring. He is not doing himself any favours at all but then Jessica hasn't exactly played any trump cards either. Still, I do love that girl with the clarinet. I'd vote for her.

Second Round to the clarinet girl.

Jessica

Change Nothing
At last, something that should suit her, sounding younger. It's still not the pop song that she needs but this is fairly strong, I suppose. It's just nowhere near as good as she deserves for such a huge opportunity. I mean, this is the last chance she has to get people voting and that average stuff isn't right. Someone has made a big mistake.

Phillip

Home
This is far, far better. It's a really commercial song and a clear winner for him. A nice arrangement. In fact, despite losing out in the first two rounds he could well win this thing with that. Jessica must be well annoyed. In fact, Phillip could have won Eurovision with that!

So that's that. Quite a frustrating show that didn't live up to all the hype at all. Very disappointing and nothing memorable, no moments at all.

My guess is that Phillip will win after that but for all the wrong reasons.