Phil scares y'all 'cause he looks suspiciously like Nosferatu.
Sanjaya's hair made him look like a deranged squirrel. I love how the judges can't even comment on his performances - they all know about votefortheworst.com and Howard Stern's efforts to keep him in to mess with things, but won't acknowledge any of it (smartly.)
Love Blake, but I totally understood Simon's comments about being indulgent. He's so cool, and I love the Cure choice - but if he wants votes he's going to have to go a bit more mainstream and appeal to that mass audience. Then again, Chris Daughtry is doing pretty damn well, thank-you-very-much, for someone who didn't win, KWIM?
Melinda's amazing, and I now think she's better than Lakisha (vocally) but I think I'm the only person in the world who *doesn't* like Donna Sommer and honestly, she bores me. I feel like she's a fantastic singer, but she looks like she's 40 and her performances remind me of someone in that age group - she lacks the freshness of what I look for in AI (this coming from someone pushing 36 herself, BTW
I'm over Chris S. His humor carried me at first, now I just notice a weird honking quality to his voice and he was totally off-tempo. He's gone from the cool, ironic "outside guy" to a sweaty, nervous wreck.
Haley...eh. I like Gina. I always look forward to her performance (maybe it's the cool hair
) She and Blake are the most "interesting" to me, whereas I'm most likely to fast-forward through someone like Chris R - yawn. Stop attempting to channel Justin Timberlake, son! You're just not there!
If you can't tell, I watch the show like one of the mean old men on the Muppets that sat up in the balcony making fun of everyone.
BTW, did Gwen share her critiques *with* the contestants, or just to the cameras in the interviews? She seemed sort of passive in their meetings, like an observer more than a coach - but I couldn't tell if that was editing or not....