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American Idol - Top 11 Week


Wow, what a train wreck...

If you had the misfortune to sit through tonight's 2 hour Beatles songbook - round 2 - you saw some instantly forgettable performances. Here's our breakdown of the top eleven performances.

    The Top Three

  1. David Archuleta

  2. Syesha Mercado

  3. David Cook
  4. The Undistinguished Pack

  5. Carly Smithson

  6. Chikezie

  7. Jason Castro

  8. Brooke White

  9. Amanda Overmyer
  10. The Bottom Three

  11. Kristy Lee Cook

  12. Michael Johns

  13. Ramiele Mulubay

Once you've seen all the performances feel free to rate your top performances, argue our choices, or generally discuss the show.

Kristy Lee Cook might have earned her way off the hot seat by not sucking and her "next week I'll blow you out of your socks" line to Simon. It's no wardrobe malfunction, but it's at least a sign of life. Ramiele Mulubay has maxed out her potential and deserves to go home only because Johns and Cook at least show the potential to (perhaps) bring an interesting performance to the table before their numbers come up.

Here's our running tally of where the Idols stand for the entire season.

  1. David Archuleta
  2. Carly Smithson
  3. David Cook
  4. Brooke White
  5. Jason Castro
  6. Chikezie
  7. Syesha Mercado
  8. Amanda Overmyer
  9. Michael Johns
  10. Kristy Lee Cook
  11. Ramiele Mulubay

And, as always, we offer up this embarrassing Idol picture of the week:



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Comments (11)

I think you got the bottom ... (Below threshold)

I think you got the bottom four about right, but I'm not sure about the order. Amanda probably should be in the bottom three based on last nights performance. Ramiele probably should be out of the bottom four based on her singing last night, but her lack of stage presence/personality are really dragging her down.

Cook and Castro should be i... (Below threshold)

Cook and Castro should be in the bottom. Cook was smug and Castro sang like in didn't care for the song. ww

I just don't get the Amanda... (Below threshold)

I just don't get the Amanda Overmyer thing. She is solidly on the bottom rung of the talent/originality ladder.

While Chikezie may not be the best singer, he has offered the most entertaining performance of the night, once again. I would put him in the top three, replacing David Cook.

"I'll blow you out of your ... (Below threshold)

"I'll blow you out of your socks." Hmmmm. What guy wouldn't like to hear that?

I'm glad David performed we... (Below threshold)
Son Of The Godfather:

I'm glad David performed well. Something charming in his unassuming "geekability"... I see pretty big potential there, and his "Imagine" was my favorite of the season so far.

I'd probably bump Syesha to Chikezie's spot in your ranking, and switch Amanda and Michael (I like Amanda, but I think she's stuck in Janis Joplin clone mode).

The nappy headed ho get's M... (Below threshold)

The nappy headed ho get's My vote!

In her video lead-in, did a... (Below threshold)
Calypso Rick:

In her video lead-in, did anybody notice Ramiele Mulubay's "wardrobe malfunction"? She was wearing a Kaffiyeh.

You guys are serious? You w... (Below threshold)

You guys are serious? You watch this stuff?

This year's Idol has done s... (Below threshold)

This year's Idol has done something I didn't think was possible after last year--produce an even more forgettable cast of people that are as impressive to me as pocket lint. Last year was so boring I didn't bother to learn anyone's name--just nicknamed them. This year I didn't even bother to nickname them.

There hasn't been a single performance that has inspired me enough to care to watch the voted off follow-up episode. They are all so dull it just doesn't matter who is cut. Mediocrity is interchagneable.

Syesha took a big step up l... (Below threshold)
Cousin Dave:

Syesha took a big step up last night. And she's finally starting to figure out what kind of clothes look good on her on stage, and she's getting away from the '70s-Soul-Train-Dancer look.

I still don't "get" Carly. She hasn't done anything that has clicked with me. And that tattoo on her right arm is horribly distracting.

I like Brooke's performance better than the judges did. It wasn't great, but it wasn't bad.

I'm afraid Simon is right about Amanda: she's a one-trick pony. And she's already done her one trick.

The one that I really disagreed with the judges (and nearly everyone else) was Michael Johns. He was the only contestant who really went out on the edge last night. I'll admit that when he said he was going to do "A Day in The Life", I thought, "Oh man, this is not going to work on Idol". But I didn't think it was that bad (even though he should have skipped the second verse and ended the song with the last verse). And more to the point -- Simon in particular keeps saying he wants the contestants to get out of the box and try something different. But except for David Cook, the judges have not rewarded any contestant who has done so. Unless they change that, I predict a lot more safe, boring performances.

So whats wrong with America... (Below threshold)
Spurwing Plover:

So whats wrong with American Bandstand?






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