THIS is American Idol!
Here's this year's top 36:
Anoop Desai ~ Excellent! Excellent! EXCELLENT!
Von Smith ~ Not my favorite, but if he sings what HE wants and not what his parents tell him to sing...
Alex Wagner-Trugman ~ He still has a long way to go, needs to mature...maybe he can pull it off?
Adam Lambert ~ Fantastic! This guy could win it all. And, he looks like an American Idol!
Taylor Vaifanua ~ Great voice, looks like an Idol! She's darling.
Jasmine Murray ~ Luscious voice! When hair and make-up gets finished with her, she'll really shine!
Ariana Afsar ~ Not a standout for me...cannot remember her singing anything!
Casey Carlson ~ Ditto...not memorable at all.
Meghan Corky ~ Again, not a standout performer for me.
Mishavonna Henson ~ Hmmm, maybe if she gets it together...
Stevie Wright ~ Not a voice that I remember...feel like I'm saying this a LOT about this group!
Joanna Pacitti ~ Great voice, now learn the words! LEARN the WORDS!
Kendall Beard ~ Lovely voice, like silk...
Kristen McNamara ~ I love her! Love the voice, love her personality. Gotta get an appropriate wardrobe, though. I agree with the judges...who is she?
Alexis Grace ~ Smoky luscious voice! Ditch the pink hair, get a more jazzy look.
Scott MacIntyre ~ Ain't he amazing, Gracie? I am so delighted that he's in!
Lil Rounds ~ Stunning voice, absolutely darling personality! AND, I'm so happy for her! She needs this.
Jessie Langseth ~ Argggghhhhh, that voice, all breathy and too much. Not for me, baby!
Alison Iraheta ~ Awesome! SHE could win! Reminds me of Janice Joplin...big ol' raw raspy voice.
Danny Gokey ~ Of COURSE! Standing O for this dude...BIG standing O! My favorite to win it all!
Ricky Braddy ~ Don't remember him, even a little bit.
Matt Gira ~ Nor him...
Jorge Nunez-Mendez ~ ...not him, either.
Brett Keith ~ Another one I cannot remember at all.
Ju'Not Joyner ~ That's my boy! Fantastic voice, great personality, looks like a star!
Steven Fowler ~ This is a miracle, after his disastrous week. Still, a great voice.
Jackie Tohn ~ Love the voice. Loooove it!
Tatiana Nicole Del Toro ~ Voice is stunning. She irritates the hell out of me! Shut up and sing.
Nathaniel Marshall ~ Needs a wardrobe advisor and needs to shed the face metal, NOW! Great voice!
This kid deserves a break...life's been less than Pollyanna-time for him, so this is a glorious thing.
Jeanine Vailes ~ Not a stand-out for me.
Kai Kalama ~ Great voice, looks like a blues singer!
Anne Marie Boskovich ~ Not memorable.
Kris Allen ~ Same, same.
Michael Sarver ~ That's my boy, Michael! I just like this guy, a lot.
Matt Breitzke ~ Ditto, Matt! Something about him that spells strength and confidence
Nick Mitchell ~ If he'll leave his irritating comic schtick in the dressing room, he might be ok!
The best moment of the night?
The look of horror on Nathaniel's face when Tatiana screamed her way into the waiting room!
I near died laughing.
He's wicked, that boy. Pure wicked! ;-)
If you have time, check out Danny Gokey's MySpace site, listen to his vocals and take a look at the foundation he's set up in memory of his wife, who just passed a short time ago.
"It's like Randy went deaf this year. I don't know what happened." ~ Simon Cowell