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08 April 2009 @ 08:22 pm
AMERICAN IDOL 8; TOP 11  
So I'm going to start writing my reviews of every week of this year's American Idol. (or at least, attempt to :P ). Anyways to start off is last nights Top 11!

So the top 11 took on the music of Country! And what a roller coaster ride it was. I'm not going to say anything about the introduction but just to skip right to the performances.



01. MICHAEL SARVER
Ain't Goin' Down Till the Sun Comes Up
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http://www.rickey.org/?p=12964
So Michael start off Country night, and he's taking on some Garth Brooks. Hm, I didn't like this one bit. I thought it was vocally a mess. The song was just too fast paced for him and he probably have missed a few words. Overall, La Toya London and Josh Gracin's version was much better.


02. ALLISON IRAHETA
Blame it on Your Heart
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http://www.rickey.org/?p=12967
Allison is really good but I haven't been a fan of her song choices since 'Alone'. This performance was just okay to me. I didn't care for it.


03. KRIS ALLEN
To make me Feel My Love
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http://www.rickey.org/?p=12970
This was the first time that I recognized Kris. I was never interested in him or I would always forget him and get his name mixed up with someone else. Anyways, this was a GREAT song for him. His voice just sounded so pure and carefree. It was really lovely. This has also caused him to grow on me a bit. I also got the studio recording and it's just fantastic. Oh yah, he also looked really hot too.


04. LIL ROUNDS
Independence Day
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http://www.rickey.org/?p=12974
Oooh, taking on Carrie's signature song, eh? Anyways, I didn't think it was that great. The beginning was very shaky, the arrangement was terrible, it's too slow. But Lil hit her edge at the chorus; I thought she got a little better there but still not too great. I don't think she should have chosen this song.


05. ADAM LAMBERT
Ring of Fire
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http://www.rickey.org/?p=12979
So I'm with Kara on this; it left me feeling confused. It was a little creepy to watch, although I really don't know what to make of this. The studio version however, is FANTASTIC. I like it a lot more then the live one. Although, he's pretty hot in this.


06. SCOTT MACINTYRE
Wild Angels
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Eh, I really saw nothing in this performance at all. Scott is just so bland. He didn't do anything to make his performance special.. it was just boring. And the talking back to judges, not cool.


07. ALEXIS GRACE
Jolene
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http://www.rickey.org/?p=12989
Eeeek. This was just a mess all over. :( She didn't quite hit a lot of notes. It felt really slow in a way too, it just didn't work for Alexis. But I thought she could had the Dolly Parton image though. :o It wasn't as good but it isn't my least favourite performance of the night.


08. DANNY GOKEY
Jesus Take the Wheel
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http://www.rickey.org/?p=12992
Wow, and I thought he'd bomb this. No one can sing Carrie except herself. :P But honestly, this wasn't as bad. Danny is good a belting and he did what did to make this performance work. It was really cool to listen to.



09. ANOOP DESAI
Always on my Mind
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http://www.rickey.org/?p=12995
So Noop Dawg is back! Yes, he sang this perfectly and brilliantly but I thought the song was SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO boring. Great vocals, boring song.


10. MEGAN JOY
Walking After Midnight
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http://www.rickey.org/?p=12998
YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!! This is like one of the most perfect songs for Megan. She sang it so well even though she was sick. :( But still made it work. It was fun, it was cool, it was Megan!!



11. MATT GIRAUD
So Small
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http://www.rickey.org/?p=13002
Dang, this guy is such a flash back of Chris Richardson and he looks and sounds almost like Justin Timberlake!! But eh, still not a fan of him yet, I keep forgetting about him. He sang it well, but I thought Danny did Carrie more favors.


RANKINGS (Live version only)
1. Megan
2. Danny
3. Kris
4. Anoop
5. Matt
6. Adam
7. Allison
8. Alexis
9. Lil
10. Scott
11. Michael