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American Idol - Top 4 Week


American Idol went without a mentor this week, instead going with The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame 500 Songs that Shaped Rock as the catalog for the week. That's a pretty impressive catalog, the real question will be how well the final four pick from that varied list.

Here are my notes on all eight songs in order...

David Cook - With a list full of great rock songs why try and turn a Duran Duran song into a hard rock song? Not so good.
Syesha - Well knock me over with a feather, Syesha picks Proud Mary by Tina Turner. Anyone NOT see that coming? She doesn't really score.
Jason - Stoner picks a Bob Marley song, and Bob rolls over in his grave.
David Archuletta .- The midget singing robot is back. The best of the first four, but that's not saying much.

David Cook - He really had to butcher up "Teenage Wasteland" to squeeze it into the time limits. Better than the first, but he really should have done better this week.
Syesha - Holy crap, she busted out the puppies and the big vocals... Top three here comes Syesha...
Jason - To stoned to remember the lines...
David Archuletta .- Finally the awesome David from the shows before the final 12 has returned...

That leads to this breakdown*** of the top four performers.

    The Top Two

  1. David Archuleta

  2. Syesha Mercado
  3. The Bottom Two

  4. David Cook

  5. Jason Castro

*** Feel free to rate your top performances, argue our choices, or generally discuss the show below.

Finally this may be the week (Vote For The Worst be damned) that Jason finally goes...

Here's our running tally of where the Idols stand for the entire season. The ratings are weighted toward the most recent performances (using the "what have you done for me lately" principle) but reflect the entire season of song choices and connection with the voting public.

  1. David Archuleta
  2. David Cook
  3. Syesha Mercado
  4. Jason Castro

This week's embarrassing Idol picture of the week.



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Comments (17)

y'know the NBA Playoffs are... (Below threshold)

y'know the NBA Playoffs are on and MLB is in full swing - goodgawd

obviously somebody's hacked into Wizbang

NO, nobody hacked into Wizb... (Below threshold)

NO, nobody hacked into Wizbang! It's just some people who can't face reality that need TV shows to escape what is happening.

You know, higher gas prices at the pump, higher food prices at the grocery stores, etc, etc.

The TV shows lets people escape real life for awhile, and they try and share it with like minded people. That's all.

Just like most of the elected employees being out of touch with the average American taxpayer. Just keep watching the boob toob, doesn't help pay the bills, but does let a person escape reality for awhile, right?

"Elf" Archuleta should be t... (Below threshold)

"Elf" Archuleta should be the next Idol.

Castro way overdue. He was ... (Below threshold)

Castro way overdue. He was obviously under the influence last night. Stupid grin and all. ww

It's unanimous I'm sure....... (Below threshold)

It's unanimous I'm sure......stoner boy goes.
Right on about Syesha picking Tina Turner....she's wearing me out shouting songs every last diva has done better.
Poor choices by D.Cook and how sweet that little David sings songs to his .......dog?

Worst year ever.

Ya, mon. Jason, he need to... (Below threshold)

Ya, mon. Jason, he need to smoke a beeeg spleef and chill out...

The show is unwatchable thi... (Below threshold)

The show is unwatchable this year, other than when Brook White was on, and she wasn't that good when she wasn't behind the piano or singing something by Carly Simon.

AI jumped the shark when Sanjaya hung around. It's running downhill very quickly now.


Sorry. Brooke White... (Below threshold)

Sorry. Brooke White.

Yup, Jason should go... (Below threshold)
Son Of The Godfather:

Yup, Jason should go (man, that was pretty bad), but I think there may be an upset and Syesha will go.

I'd switch David Cook to 2 and Syesha to 3 in your ranking.

macfromoc and Allen,

You felt strong enough about the subject yourselves to click and actually add comments,, so somewhere in your bitter selves is SOME interest (whether you choose to admit that or not).
If you feel there is no room or time for harmless discussion of a popular television show that some of us enjoy for entertainment (remember?... Having fun?), either skip the post or pull the massive sticks out of your butts and chill out a little.

Ooops, didn't see your runn... (Below threshold)
Son Of The Godfather:

Ooops, didn't see your running ranking for the season... I agree.

Re: the pic:Electr... (Below threshold)

Re: the pic:

Electromagnetic butt plug meets ferrous metal floor joist when Ryan flips a pocket switch backstage.

Godfather said,"You felt... (Below threshold)

Godfather said,"You felt strong enough about the subject yourselves to click and actually add comments,, so somewhere in your bitter selves is SOME interest (whether you choose to admit that or not)."

Right on! The weekly carping by these fun party animals reminds me of someone who stumbles upon some porn accidentally aired on a cable access show and calls to complain AFTER it's over.

bryan, I think that pic would be a great caption of the week contest.

I don't think the phrase "e... (Below threshold)

I don't think the phrase "electromagnetic butt plug" could have been written by any Wizbang regular other than bryanD.

Well played, sir. You made me laugh.

Also, "electromagnetic butt... (Below threshold)

Also, "electromagnetic butt plug" would be a good name for an indie rock band.

Caption:"Dude, I s... (Below threshold)
kbiel Author Profile Page:


"Dude, I should've been the one to sing that Teenage Wasteland song*."

*BTW, it's "Baba O'Riley".

actually, probably s... (Below threshold)

actually, probably should've added a "sarc tag" or something to my post. was meant to be lighthearted ribbing. take a deep breath and maybe have a beer.

"Holy crap, she busted out ... (Below threshold)

"Holy crap, she busted out the puppies and the big vocals..."

Wow, I was so distracted by her breasts that I didn't even SEE any puppies...






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