It was a royal night yesterday in American Idol with Queen's songs as the theme for the first round of songs plus the top 6 even jammed with the band's legendary members Roger Taylor and Brian May. Check out their medley of "Fat Bottomed Girls," "Another One Bites The Dust" and "We Are The Champions"...
Our very own fellow Pinay, Jessica Sanchez started off the night with "Bohemian Rhapsody." Well, what do you expect? She isn't a rocker you know. Just a so-so performance from our idol but still she sounded great.
The "Show Must Go On" from Skylar Laine was nice. She sure did show off her high range here. Wow! I never realized Skylar could reach those high notes =)
Joshua Ledet sang "Crazy Little Thing Called Love." One thing's for sure... the judges are crazy about him. I personally think it doesn't deserve a standing ovation. How about you, what do you think?
I believe with Queen songs, rocker Elise Testone is in her element. Yup, with tambourine on hand, she didn't disappoint at all. I sure did want more of Elise after she performed "I Want It All."
Phillip Phillips did "Fat Bottomed Girls"... and I'm back to not liking Phillip once again (sorry girls). Okay so he's good-looking but that's just it.
Hollie Cavanagh sang "Save Me" and I guess it's somewhat like a plea for help. Save Hollie because week after week she's at the bottom 3... she might be the next one to be booted out but then again I might be wrong. She's like a cockroach... even if you step on it several times, it's still alive.
The next round of songs... Here our idols performed anything they want, their own choice of song.
For me, this was the best performance of the night... Jessica Sanchez's "Dance With My Father"... what skill! Admirable control and technique! I couldn't believe she's just 16.
Skylar did "Tattoos on This Town" and she was the most consistent of having two great performances for tonight. To me, it's Skylar's night, she's definitely getting better and better every time. Ryan Seacreast asked if Skylar has a tattoo. She showed her right wrist to him and there engraved was a feather... "This is to remind me that my problems are light as a feather because God holds them for me" =) Amen to that, Skylar!
Joshua performed "Ready for Love" and as usual another standing O from the judges (though not deserving in my opinion). Funny that Skylar was keeping count that it's Joshua's 12th standing ovation. It reminded me of my high school sophomore classmate, JV, who even remembers my grades in English class even up to this day, when I couldn't even recall haha =)
Next came Elise with a Jimi Hendrix song "Bold As Love." I think she's in trouble getting voted off...
Phillip gave his interpretation of A Dave Matthews band song "The Stone" and honestly it was too artsy and too weird for me. I'll just post it here because I found it bizaare. The violin was great though =)
Hollie ended the night with Miley Cyrus' "The Climb" and when she sang it I remembered her audition last season 10 that made me cry, wherein this was the song that saved her. You deserve that standing ovation Hollie, you still went for your dream, yup it's all about the climb =)
My Top 3 are: Skylar, Jessica and Joshua
Bottom 3: Hollie, Elise and Phillip