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American Idol 2008 Week 12: Top 4
Tuesday, 2008 May 6 - 8:02 pm
Brooke went out in tears last week. This week: rock and roll hall of fame songs... that's right, more golden oldies.

David "Shaggy" Cook: 7.3
"Hungry Like the Wolf" by Duran Duran. Okay, I think I like this choice. He's trying to rock it up a little, which kinda works except for the "doo doo doo" part. But the vocals are oddly shouty; maybe the background is too soft, but comes across as kind of karaoke-ish.

"Baba O'Riley" by the Who, better known as "Teenage Wasteland". Uh, this is an odd arrangement... he's trying to be dramatic, but it comes across as a bit boring. When the rock part hits, it turns a little shouty again, and the vocals suffer. I'm a little mixed on this one.

I give him a 7.

Syesha "Whitney" Mercado: 7.5
"Proud Mary" by Tina Turner. She admits that this song has been covered to death, and yet she's still going to try it. And she still has the same problem that she has every week: she just doesn't compare to the original. And she's doing some kind of stripper dance. It's unsurprising.

"A Change is Gonna Come" by Sam Cooke. Hmmm. It's pretty. A good song choice. Vocally strong. Maybe just enough to save her this week. Randy is surprisingly critical.

I give her an 8.

Jason "Battlefield Earth" Castro: 6.2
"I Shot the Sheriff". Bob Marley, fantastic. Again, though, the background is way too soft. What's the deal tonight? It doesn't sound good as an a capella song, and that's almost what it's turning into. A bit copycat, and very mediocre. Eek.

"Mr. Tambourine Man", by Bob Dylan. I was gonna say, it's hard to be a worse singer than Bob Dylan... except if you forget the words. He sounds completely lost, and it's like he just wants it to be over. Oh, that was horrendous. That might be an elimination performance... I'm disappointed. Simon tells him to pack his suitcase. Only his likability will save him now.

I give him a 4.

David "Cheeks" Archuleta: 7.3
"Stand By Me". Ugh, so cliché. Not terribly original... downright cloying. He sang it well enough, and I know he's the Chosen One this year, and everyone else is blowing it... but I'm just about done with him.

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis. GAG. ME. It's like the closing song on the Muppet Show. Look, there's no question he's a good singer, but I can't see how anyone under the age of 65 is supposed to relate to him.

I give him a 7.

I think Jason is gone tonight.
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Comment #1 from chip (Guest)
2008 May 7 - 3:03 pm : #
Ken, you are "spot on". What happened to Jason? In my opinion, he gave up last week.

As for David Archuleta... I just hate his arrangements. He is like a 1970s variety show performer singing the latest hits. I could not see buying anything from this guy and enjoying it. ...Absolutely boring.

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