Wednesday, May 7, 2008

American Idol Rock and Roll Show Review

Last night's American Idol performance show had some mixed results as the contestants tackled the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame songs. David Cook was the best suited to the theme, putting an original spin on classic rock songs "Hungry Like the Wolf" and "Baba O'Reilly," which were the most memorable of the night. I agreed with the judges that Jason Castro was not successful at imitating Bob Marley's "I Shot the Sheriff" and Bob Dylan's "Mr. Tambourine Man", and should be the contestant to go home tonight. Jason didn't put his own personality into the songs, and had trouble remembering the words on the second song. David Archuleta displayed good singing ability on his songs, "Stand by Me" and "Love Me Tender." Syesha Mercado was lively and emotional on "Proud Mary" and "A Change is Gonna Come," showing that she is improving each week after her showstopping performance of "One Rock & Roll Too Many" in musicals week. The Davids deserve to be in the final two, as the most talented in interpreting their songs, and that would be an interesting showdown on finale night.

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