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February 21, 2007

The Top 12 American Idol Women Summarized

Pictures are here, so you can follow along at home.

Stephanie Edwards: Two words: Loved her.

Amy Krebs: Cute girl, big pores, didn't like the dress, loved the shoes, hated the song choice. Maynard had more personality.

Leslie Hunt: I like Leslie. I think her personality is a little quirky, maybe a little bizarre. I love the pirate boots. She should do some sixties hippie material, Michelle Phillips or stuff like that. I think she could be good even though her voice really lacks range.

Sabrina Sloan: Very pretty girl. Great style. Smart song choice. Love love love the black patent stack heels. Nice job with a difficult song. I think I have a crush on her. But on my scorecard, Stephanie was just a notch better, despite what Simon said.

Antonella Barba: Overrated. Safe song choice. She was out of tune. And the red top with the cut-out shoulders was sooo New Jersey.

Jordin Sparks: Impressive. Maybe my favorite so far. With a song that is not vocally challenging, the temptation is to sing it safely, but she made it her own. Very nice. Jordin could win this thing; I wouldn't be surprised. Good personality too, and she managed to kiss up to Simon without making it obvious.

Nicole Tranquillo: Randy said it was "rough," Paula said "she can sing," and Simon thought it was "indulgent." I think they were all right. There's nothing wrong with her instrument, but that performance was odd at best. The words were indecipherable and her facial contortions were completely unnecessary. Honestly, it was painful and embarrassing to watch. Prediction: she may not be here next week.

Haley Scarnato: So many Italian girls representing tonight! That song was so boring I completely forgot to listen. Her outfit was hideous. Black strapless jumpsuit with an Eighties big-belt. Nauseating. She may survive to next week, but it won't be on the strength of that performance.

Melinda Doolittle: Someone is lying to us. This is not a shy girl with no self-confidence. You can't fake that kind of stage presence. I don't believe that whole shtick, but the storyline will probably win fan loyalty. She doesn't need the gimmick though, because she might be the best singer in the competition. She'll make it to the top six, easy. Maybe even final two.

Alaina Alexander: Bye-bye.

Gina Glocksen: I like her, but I hated the song, "All By Myself," what a boring song choice. It's boring in the original version. Who does it even? See, I don't even remember the original artist. I know Celine Dion did it, but someone else did it first, and I can't remember who.

LaKisha Jones: Very nice. She sounded like she'd been in the business for years. Professional. I hesitate to make the comparison to Mandisa from last year, whom I loved. But the judges were obviously thinking the same thing when they picked her. She's better than Mandisa was, which is very good indeed.

Even the worst of tonight's women were better than the men last night. Easy prediction: this year's AI champ will be one of the girls.

Posted by annika, Feb. 21, 2007 | TrackBack (0)
Rubric: Arts


Gina Glocksen's hometown is about a half hour west of yours truly.

Posted by: Mark on Feb. 22, 2007

As for Antonella Barba and Haley Scarnato, I'd hit it in a heartbeat, lol.

Posted by: Mark on Feb. 22, 2007

I think "All By Myself" was done by Eric Carmen in the mid-70's. And as far as the men not going too far, I tend to agree, but whoda thunk Taylor Hicks was going all the way last year?

Posted by: dhammett on Feb. 22, 2007

I thought Stephanie Edwards had red hair and was white. And that she pushed Key Buys until Lucky got sold. I didn't realize that after KTLA dumped her from the New Year's parade coverage that Stephanie Edwards would become an American Idol singer.

Posted by: Ontario Emperor on Feb. 22, 2007

That's okay, I'm old, so I never knew All By Myself was done by anyone BUT Eric Carmen.

Posted by: Jay on Feb. 22, 2007

I think I missed something. Why does your countdown clock (sidebar) say "The End of Annika's Journal"? Is this serious or just a lark?


Posted by: Kevin Kim on Feb. 23, 2007

No doubt the beginning of her new grownup life. She's entering a new era, and wants to minimize the downside risk, so she's dumping the detritis of her life. We all do it sometime, well most of us. She'll be back. But I won't have to be her BITCH anymore, mwahahahaha.

Posted by: Casca on Feb. 23, 2007

Rumple Pervertir and the NUTTEN of SCYTHE MESSAGES!
It is put up inside above!
Fascist pigs!
One and everything.

The system is broken terriblly!
He was in addition-selected by Fascists!
The billionaires are the USA!
They run the drill tightened on the Americans the shoes!
This country ruin!

Flight of everything!
The unrestricted wealth brings unrestricted problems!
For the whole of the inhabitants.
First the wealth belongs to the citizens.
It is everyone!
The technology is a tool,
which was used by it against us at the rule!
It is regularly released.
Under the order of the system delicate meal salesmen.
The strength map (the weapons),
kept the secret for an urgency:

Without pupils there is no system.
Without workers there is no king.
The system must introduces in the future!
With us.
Redefines in modern terms.
The current technology tendencies consider.
To use itself and it in favor of all.
Since at the beginning of modern history.
The war was a plague on mankind.
To terminate it.
Socialism now!

We ensure only also well for the fact that:
The mountain worker among us is!
It is our judge.
A living salary!
Full employment! Health!
A clean environment! Renewable means.
Of end of for sale!
The privatisation eliminate! (and CRapitalism) to put the American
energy sources under state control!
It is fairly a beginning.
Construction on this!
With your own recommendations!

One must eliminate the personal wealth for the common property.
The Geiz is a negative human course,
which is cleaned by the system for the renewal which can be begun.
We must look at the larger picture!
which includes mankind in the whole.
We are all connected we come from a common ancestor.
We all are children of the creator.
Before the universe out-pour.
The earth nourishes us.
Similar brother and sisters.
Taken of no preference!
All likewise treated!
It is the model.
Use yourselves!
With a common goal!
In order in the peace and harmony
to live for to work
the increase in value from all to!
And RACISM of FIN! ! ! !

Posted by: true patriot on Feb. 23, 2007

No doubt you'll sing in tune after the revolution.

Posted by: Casca on Feb. 24, 2007

Evidently Antonella has some photographs floating around. The local radio station says this will help her chances if she survives the week.

I'm glad I was young before digital cameras came out...

Posted by: MarkD on Feb. 26, 2007