a little east of reality

Monday, October 23, 2006

idol top 6

Theme: Big band/Swing (Lisa leaves)

Finally the most over-rated idol contestant of the year is gone, gone, gone. Yes, we know, you're a dear sweet little girl with a guitar who will delight us no doubt in years in come with chirpy little melodies of your own styling, but tonight, don't let the door hit you on the way out. Buh bye now.

This week, rather than do big band hits of the past, the contestants took modern hits and sang them with a big band arrangement. Some of them chose more wisely than others. Jessica's song 'Crazy Right Now' had her struggling with difficult phrasing. Ricky sang 'I saw her standing there' well, but it was kind of a boring choice of song for this theme. Dean's amazing climb to stardom took a step back. Not only was his performance of 'Mustang Sally' a notch down, but it also ended him up in the bottom two when the votes came in. By far the standout performances came from Chris, who performed ACDC's 'You Shook Me All Night Long', and Damien, who sang Radiohead's 'High and Dry'. Both were perfect song choices and both guys performed well. Kyle told Damien's mother and sister, just arrived from Ireland, that they should extend their hotel bookings (implying Damien will be staying in the competition). Nice praise for a guy he's given such a hard time to in the past. Lisa sang the Veronica's hit 'Revolution'. The song worked perfectly as a big band song and yet she, true to form, completely downplayed it in the most lacklustre way. But this time, unlike during disco week, the voting reflected the result.