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Grandma’s Idols – And Then There Were Four

Posted on May 5, 2011 7:49 pm under American Idol
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Happy Together is tonight’s group number. While it’s their best job of blending as a group, it wasn’t all that happy. I don’t think I’ve ever heard a song held off key for quite so long. Calico comments that it is a good thing they don’t have to earn their living as a group. My kid certainly has a point.

Clip of Gordon Ramsey judging the Idols on omelet creation. Lauren wins with Jacob in second place. Hopefully, its not an omen for this season. Have to wonder if its an attempt to clean up Ramsey’s reputation with the AI crowd. Funniest part? Ramsay cautions Haley to watch her language.
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Grandma’s Idols – The Top Five

Posted on May 4, 2011 7:27 pm under American Idol
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Each of the top five will do two songs this evening, one from the present and one from the eighties. Sheryl Crow will join Jimmy Iovine to mentor.

James is up first with Closer To The Edge by 30 Seconds to Mars. There’s no time that I don’t love him, but this wasn’t my favorite performance. The song seemed to be one intense blare of sound without any break in intensity. I think another might have shown his vocal abilities much better. The judges loved it, so I may be alone. Anyhow, I haven’t changed my mind about having him stick around. Read more »

Grandma’s Idols – Down to Five

Posted on April 28, 2011 8:25 pm under American Idol
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An acknowledgement of the royal wedding and the Idols try out their best British accents. That was cute. Wish I could say the same for the group number that followed. It smoothed out some towards the end, but it was never pretty. Even Grandma’s do-no-wrong James had an off key moment. Moving right along.

Last season’s runner-up, Crystal Bowersox, was back to perform Riding With The Radio. I’ve always enjoyed Crystal and I was sorely disappointed that she didn’t win. I enjoyed seeing her again, although her performance was just a bit too polished. I always loved the authenticity of her songs and found that missing. Still, it was good to see her on the stage once more.
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Grandma’s Idols – The Top Six

Posted on April 27, 2011 7:34 pm under American Idol
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Ryan announces that the Idols will be singing Carole King songs. This week, there will be both a solo and a duet performance. They start with the solos.

Up first is Jacob, who chooses Oh No Not My Baby. The performance had a frantic quality to it, which is probably reflective of how the diva is feeling at the minute. Oh wait, if he goes home it’s America’s fault. Right, Jacob? After the performance he says he thinks he’s done what the judges wanted. I just want him to go home.
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Grandma’s Idols – Down To Six

Posted on April 21, 2011 7:11 pm under American Idol
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Haley, Lauren, Jacob and Stefano open with Train’s Hey, Soul Sister. Not terrible, not memorable. About the best we can hope for with these group numbers. Latest Ford video is followed by Casey, Scott and James performing Coldplay’s Viva. The best group number from these guys to date, although I far prefer them solo. Guess I’d better skip the summer tour.

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