American Idol Elimination Week Season 8 Episode 36 Review by Connie Norberg
Tonight's show was definitely full of surprises. When the entire top 4 sang "Schools Out" by Alice Cooper, it was brilliantly improvised. I think it is becoming clear on who is going to be in the final show by that performance alone.
I was very pleasantly surprised to see Paula Abdul take the stage and sing, "(I'm Just) Here For The Music". I must say however, I was a disappointed to hear the vocals, as they seemed to be on auto-play. It seemed to be what was apparent to me, that she was lip syncing to the lyrics. It wasn't until the very end of the song that you could clearly hear her out-of-breath from the dancing she did on the stage. I'm still a very big fan, just disappointed. It only seems fair to the contestants and other performers who take place on that stage to have to sing live.
And as a very big fan of No Doubt, I was really looking forward to seeing Gwen Stefani on stage. But again, I confess, I was disappointed. Gwen Stefani was completely out of breath as she was singing and it made the performance seem sloppy. At least it was clear she was not lip syncing. Although I am excited to know that No Doubt is working on another album while on tour.
Getting down to the finalist: it appears that the first one to be safe, after over 64 million votes, would be Kris Allen. He seemed to be shocked and humbled at the results.
With their first debut on American Idol, Daughtry sings, "No Surprise". As a follower of American Idol and a fan of Chris Daughtry, I was happy to see Daughtry perform as a band on the American Idol stage. Chris Daughtry has always been a true rock performer and I was very happy with his vocals. The band was a great compliment to his performance on stage. I am looking forward to their new album coming this July.
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