Life as an Extreme Sport

American Idol, Top 8 Girls, Week Three

Predictions Top Three: Carly Smithson, Brooke White, Amanda Overmyer Bottom Three: Asia’h Epperson, Kristy Lee Cook, Ramiele Malubay Top Six: Carly Smithson, Brooke White, Amanda Overmyer, Kady Malloy*, Syesha Mercado, Ramiele Malubay Should Go Home: Asia’h Epperson, Kristy Lee Cook Will Go Home: Asia’h Epperson, Kady Malloy * Obviously if she goes home, she won’t be there. But it’s who I think should be, not are.

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American Idol, Top 8 Guys, Week Three

Out of consideration for folks who’ll end up reading this at both places it’s posted, I’m just going to place my predictions in the post proper. My full commentary on singers (and links to their YouTube videos) will be in the comment of this. Well, plus I’ll tell you all to watch this clip of David Cook, because his performance was fucking amazing last night. Predictions Top Three: David Cook, Jason Castro, Michael Oz Bottom Three: Danny Noriega, Chikezie, Luke Menard Top Six: David Archuleta, Michael Oz, David Cook, David Hernandez, Jason Castro, I want Danny in the final spot, but I suspect it will go to either Chikezie or Luke. Should Go Home: Luke Menard, Chikezie Will Go Home: Danny Noriega, Luke Menard

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American Idol, Week 2 – 70s Night, Top Ten Girls

Oh, my browsing around the internet this morning while I waited for this episode to download have already confirmed my fears that the women and 70s songs were going to be a very, very bad mix. If I wasn’t still dealing with Flu 2.0 w/strep throat upgrade, I’d probably wait until a little later in the day and accompany the viewing with alcohol. Or at least, the pseudo-alcohol pomegranate Bacardi Silver mojito malt beverage currently in my fridge. What? It was midterms and late night studying and the sort of decision you make after being awake too long – the same one where the ideal food seemed to be peanut butter M&Ms and salt & vinegar pringles. Oh yes, the rest of the students are right there with me (and a good handful of the software industry peeps, too). Millions of families watching – interesting emphasis Ryan placed there on

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American Idol, Week 2 – 70s Night, Top Ten Guys

Apologies for the after the results show posting. I’ve been hit with Flu 2.0 with the strep throat upgrade, and don’t recommend anyone go this particular route. Throwing up & strep throat is just a combination for utter misery. And the fever that particular combo gave me is firmly where I place the blame for any and all typos. Simon looks like he swallowed a lemon. Not a good sign, at the start of the show. Randy busts out the first in it to win it, Paula thinks the nerves are gone, Simon’s succinct and tells the ones who sucked that they need to be better. And yes, rumours are true – this week is 70s covers, which means next week is 80s night. God help us all. Michael Oz – he’s a jock! A tennis player! He plays tournaments! …someone ought to tell the Aussie that tennis isn’t really

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Happy Together

Did anyone else notice that David Cook and Brooke White chose to sing the same song this week? They did very different spins on The Turtles’ Happy Together – to the point I didn’t put two and two together until I added links to videos in the previous two posts. This sort of highlights Simon’s point about taking a song and making it both fresh and your own – they stand apart as very separate interpretations of the song, and also manage to be different from the original.

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