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American Idol: American Standards

This week they wheeled out Tony Bennett to mentor the kids about songs most of them will never record -- standards. It's funny that this is a theme night, since most of the contestants that consider this genre to be a specialty get viciously kicked to the curb early in the competition.

However, without this night, Seacrest couldn't use the phrase "80-years-young." Most of these songs are usually a cakewalk for contestants. Some fared better than others...

Blake Lewis
Blake Lewis
Tony wanted Blake to get all gangsta with "Mack the Knife." He didn't wear a doo-rag or anything, but Blake did a good job with the song. No Blake-isms were busted out tonight, but his performance reminded me that he wasn't such a one-hit-wonder like the guy that does funny noises from the "Police Academy" movies -- this kid can actually sing. However, can anyone translate Randy's comments for me?

Phil Stacey
Phil Stacey
Phil looked like Mister Rogers in the rehearsal. He also sounded a bit like him -- sort of monotone. Tony told him to put some swing into his step and then pumped up his abilities. Has he been watching the show? Hopefully he wasn't watching tonight, because Phil pretty much blew off what Tony said. If that's how he swings, I hate to see how he does somber. I guess he was starstruck or something. Too bad the audience's reflection on Phil's sweaty head didn't distract me. Both Randy and Simon looked like they were going to stroke out when Paula said Phil embodied Frank Sinatra. I am assuming she meant Frank Sinatra Jr.

Melinda Doolittle
Melinda Doolittle
At this point, I think Melinda could sing the phonebook and it would be great. Now she just needs to believe a little more in herself and show off some personality. If she doesn't break out a little bit, Melinda's timidness could eventually bite her in the ass when it comes down to the finals.

Chris Richardson
Chris Richardson
Did not like Chris' hanging suspenders, or the hat -- which he liked so much that he also wore in rehearsal. It looked like he stole that from Phil. However, he did a great job with "Don't Get Around Much Anymore." His usual nasal sound was gone, and you would have never guessed that he didn't know the lyrics earlier that week.

Jordin Sparks
Jordin Sparks
I really like this girl. And for some reason, I do picture her as the next "American Idol." She's cute, she's bubbly, and she sounded like an old pro singing "On a Clear Day." I have to side with Simon that it was a bit old-fashioned, but she has rocked in the past. It's not always necessary to funk with the music and make it your own.

Gina Glocksen
Gina Glocksen
For some reason, I just don't like Gina. She can sing, but I can't help but think that she is not this rocker that everyone thinks that she is -- and I can't seem to forgive her for that. She sang well, but once again, she seemed out of her rocker element, which just kind of infuriated me more.

Sanjaya Malakar
Sanjaya Malakar
Tony is a fan of Sanjaya's? I never thought I'd say this, but Tony might need to be put in a home for that statement. "He dares to be different," he said. Yeah -- he's the only contestant that can't sing. Even his slicked hair and half-David Byrne, half-"Saturday Night Fever" outfit weren't enough to distract me from his bad vocals. If he was truly different, he would have doned the faux mohawk this week.

Haley Scarnato
Haley Scarnato
Haley pulled out the big guns again tonight -- and by that, I mean her boobs. They were out there and unsupported. That said, I think she did a pretty good job. I hated how they cut off the constructive comments, but maybe it was a case of "if you don't have anything nice to say." She can probably relax; I think she'll make it through this week.

LaKisha Jones
LaKisha Jones
Again, is there anything new to say about LaKisha? She is an exceptional talent. However, I fear that she will fall into the same vat as Melinda -- and personality might hold her back from getting the "Idol" crown. Sadly, it's not all about singing. Hell, it's not even just about looks. I just can't imagine seeing LaKisha presenting an award at the Grammys or sitting with Letterman. And yes -- that's part of the "Idol" package as well.

The ladies should rest easy tonight; Phil's performance last week was actually good, and he still ended up in the bottom three. I am guessing he is not getting a pass after this one. -- Rachel Cericola


Posted by Rachel Cericola on April 3, 2007 10:10 PM
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I've never given a hoot about "American Idol," but find myself searching for the latest Sanjaya updates every week. Does that say something about his star power--and worthiness to be American Idol? Or are we all fascinated by train wrecks...

-- 1. Posted by: DD at April 4, 2007 11:49 AM

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