Well, it looks like it's time to start talking about American Idol.
First, Danny Gokey. I'm not buying all the Gokey hype just yet (like Simon) though I do think he'll go far. I don't know if he'll win, but he's going far. I feel like I'm being manipulated into liking him as much as I do. Having said that I do like him. Did anyone notice how Seacrest tried to get him to talk about his dead wife after he sang when he asked "where there any pictures going through your head while you performed?". He didn't. I was glad. Enough about his dead wife. A lot of people have dead wives. It doesn't automatically mean they should win singing contests.
Oh lord, Casey Carlson. My early pick! What a bomb, huh? She's still really hot. Like, unbelievably hot. There's no way Idol producers let her get away so quick. She's far and away the hottest thing going on that show (though I'm finding myself more attracted to Jackie Tohn as the weeks progress). I predict she doesn't make it tonight and then has a big redeemer of a performance during Wild Card and gets herself in. I actually don't remember, though do they perform again for wild card? If not, they'll say "we see something in you and we just think you had an off night" and she'll be back. Here's the thing, the performance was horrible, but that arrangement was the real mess and since when is anything sung by Sting "off limits"? Sting sucks!
Here's the thing about Tatiana, ya'll - she's awesome. I love her. She's absurd. She needs to get in, but the only way I see it happening is in a Sanjaya "vote for the worst" kind of way. She's certainly not the worst, she sang okay last night, but she's the worst person and people don't like her.
The second guy who sang last night was as boring as all get out.
Jackie Tohn can be a bit too much at times, but I happen to like her. I thought she was pretty good last night and think her likability grants her another shot. And I really did genuinely like her "trousers".
I really like the guy who calls everybody "sir" and "ma'am". I hope he makes it, but I don't think he will.
Line of the night "Well, where's Bucky Covington now?"
It was really funny when Anne Marie Boskovitch thought she could sing Aretha. I almost always believe no one should do Aretha...ever. Except Kelly Clarkson who basically won season one with the same song Boskovitvh butchered and apparently...
Alexis Grace. I officially love Alexis Grace. Last night I watched her performance and thought it was good, certainly best of the night, but then I watched a few times today and look out Gokey! She's really great. She's got soul, likability and she takes criticism well and builds on it. I really like her. So far she's my favorite.
My prediction for tonight: Gokey, Grace and Jackie Tohn
Not out of it yet: polite guy, Tatiana, Casey and maybe Anoop