4.03.2008

Idol - Ramiele Malubay

While I'm not surprised by last night's vote-off, I think that Ramiele is a good singer, but I just don't think she's mature enough to be able to shake off her nerves and shyness to put forth all the effort and energy it takes to shine. Clearly, she can sing, but she chose bad songs just about every week and never moved on stage. She even admitted that this week by saying "I had fun and I walked for the first time."

I felt bad for her b/c you could hear her bawling in Kristy Lee Cook's arms, but I wasn't shocked at all. If anything, I was surprised to see Brooke in the bottom 3, but like Seth said, her niceness and reactions to the criticism are almost becoming annoying. Not sure if her bottom 3 appearance will be a fluke as it seemed Carly's was.

Aside from the results, Simon seemed cranky on Tuesday's episode. I normally agree with him 98% of the time, but we were on opposite sides of the table the entire episode. I thought that Jason Castro was awesome just as Syesha was awesome. It was annoying that they kept comparing her to Whitney Houston when the clip with Dolly CLEARLY showed that she wasn't trying to be Whitney and, in fact, sang the song differently on purpose to avoid that comparison. She was great - they didn't give her near enough credit.

My faves in this whole mess are David Archuleta, Jason Castro and Carly Smithson. We'll see what happens!

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