American Idol 3/17/2009

Daaaamn! This season of Idol blows away the earlier ones. There are usually one or two people I think suck or are annoying in every season at this point. There are none this year. All are good. The annoying people did not make the top cut.

There are no mediocre talents this year either. The worst talent this year is pretty good. And tonight’s show was pretty amazing.

Randy Travis was the guest coach and the theme was Country Music. Everyone brought their own unique flavor to the mix.

Adam Lambert did the most original take, I suppose. A Middle Eastern flavored version of “Ring of Fire”. I liked it, the judges more or less did too. Last week I thought he was a lock for the top 3 (I mistakenly called him Nick). But I no long er see it as a lock. The other, especially some of the guys, are going to give him a very tough fight.

I suspect one of the two blonde girls (Alexis or Megan) or maybe Michael Sarver will go tomorrow. Not that they are bad, but the others blew them away. Sarver seems popular so I suspect it will be one of the blondes.

Lil Rounds and Allison Iraheta are both amazing in their own ways. Allison sounds like a seasoned 30 year old singer and she’s only 16.

Scott and Kris are really good, likable talents. The big surprise of the night came from Anoop Desai who I have always rooted for. He almost lost last week and knew it so he came back really string with an impassioned version of “You Are Always on My Mind”.

The two to watch besides Anoop, maybe are Danny and Matt. Both kicked ass tonight. Danny not as much as usual, but still really solid. They both did Carrie Underwood songs and sold made them their own.

This season they made the wise decision to not let any half baked talent through. No goof balls. Everyone is good.

I’m actually getting very interested in the talent this year. Last year I was bored until the end. This year, I’m starting to look forward to next week’s episode.

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