In a move that somehow to me seems late in coming, the public declared that Tatiana would not be one of the top 12 contestants on American Idol season 8. With 24 million votes, the voting populace did something the judges couldn’t quite bring themselves to do — kick Tatiana out.
Now I do have to say she sang pretty well the other night. Probably one of the top 4 singers IMHO. But
Danny definitely deserves the shot over Tatiana. I didn’t think his song was as amazing as the judges thought, but it was good. Had to agree with Simon there.
And I wasn’t shocked at all that Alexis Grace made it through. Hers was the best performance of Tuesday night, and she only embellished a bit when she performed on Wednesday.
The only surprise was that Michael Sharver made it through. I was NOT impressed by his performance Tuesday night, nor the repeat last night. He’s a likeable guy, so I think it was a case where personality beat talent. And that’s ok. I just hope he improves a bit or picks more soulful songs in the future.
Now… That said, the one screaming disappointment was the duet between Carly Smithson and Michael Johns from last season. Wow. It wasn’t good. And we liked both of them last season… What happened? On top of that, the whole story of Carly losing her luggage with her “hair extensions” was just creepy…
Well, we’ll see if the next batch of semifinalists can do any better… Kris Allen, Matt Breitzke, Megan Joy Corkrey, Matt Giraud, Mishavonna Henson, Allison Iraheta, Kai Kalama, Adam Lambert, Jesse Langseth, Nick Mitchell, Jasmine Murray and Jeanine Vailes.
I’m guessing it’ll be another mixed bag. Guess we’ll see!