Thursday, May 24, 2007

Voice over performance


America has spoken. Jordin Sparks is the newest and youngest ever, American Idol. It's depressing how I can't summon up more enthusiasm for the season finale, but ever since Melinda Doolittle got eliminated, it's like I just don't quite care who wins. No offense to the young Ms. Sparks - she did sing better than Blake last night but I do think that both Melinda and Blake are far more talented than she is.

Melinda is the consummate artiste. She's everything you look for in a seasoned veteran of the stage and then some. Give her any genre, and she'll pull it off with aplomb for you. Even when she thought she couldn't handle rock, she did and sounded like a young Tina Turner doing it. She has the grace and the poise and yet still be humble after achieving so much through American Idol.

Blake is a performer and arranger extraordinaire. Some of you may not like his beatboxing and what he does to classic songs, but he's fresh and original with a unique sense of what's cool and what's not. Like Jamiroquai, his is a sound that has to be liked and cannot be acquired. Unfortunately for him, the finale song, This Is My Now, was out of his comfort zone and there was little he could do about it.

Jordin has a powerful voice. At seventeen, she displays a maturity and understanding of the song better than other teenagers. But I've always found her performances to lack a certain oomph and the "chill factor" (when it's so good that I get a wee bit of shivers and goosebumps). But admittedly, she did a better job with the finale song, This Is My Now, than Blake.

Am I happy about the outcome? *shrugs* I can't really tell.

But I look forward to seeing the careers of Melinda and Blake in the future. They should go far.

13 spins:

King's wife said...

Finally it's over. :(

may said...

and I never got to watch a single episode, no American Idol here... *sigh* :(

Winn said...

i missed......

but i know...female won! heeee

a^ben said...

oh wells, at least this one is better than the one from the previous season` :D

angel said...

a^ben chai, taylor hicks very bad meh, har?? :p

Like what the judges say, this is a singing competition :)

That This Is My Now song sounds a bit like the song Carrie Underwood sang hor?

may said...

humph... since no American Idol for me... at least got food TAG for you! ;-)

L B said...

I gonna vote for a^ben next time. I want his CDs.. and not from Uncle Joe, or Ho either. Signed ones.

kyh said...

she's just 17??? O.O

anyway, i do like her better than the guy. ;)

and i missed the finale! cos me got no astro, and seldom watch tv lately...

ehon said...

i still wan melinda doolittle. booo! but aiya, better than Taylor Hicks lar. after win, the shadow also cannot be seen. :P

Giddy Tiger said...

I only like Jordin's rendition of You'll Never Walk Alone...
You're right, Melinda and Blake will go far in this industry. Look how successful Chris Doughtry is. His band was superb during the finale! Taylor Hicks on the other hand...well... :P

rinnah said...

king's wife: 5 finale hugs for you!!!

Are you going to watch next season?

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may: 3 AI hugs for you!!

Nothing much was missed... this season was a bit of a bore. Nevermind, you still have heroes, right? YAATTAAA!

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winn: 1 very female hug for you!

Yup, the girl beat the guy. :o)

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a^ben: Got meh? I liked the previous season better... I would like this season a whole lot more if Melinda Doolittle won!

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angel: Mebbe a^ben is better at singing than taylor?

I can't remember Carrie Underwood's song liao! Hehehe... but don't really like this year's song - This Is My Now. Like got no kick liddat.

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may: I already do before worrr...

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l b: Hehehe... signed ones then take and sell on eBay, right? Make enough $$$ to open up the HO KWAI FANN resort? Hehehe...

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kyh: Yup, only 17. Wanna date her? She's got no boyfriend, as she kept on saying throughout the show...

Awww... you dun like Blake? I thought his beatboxing is cool!

See the finale aired on 8TV tonight lah.

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ehon: Ya ya ya... we all want Melinda! Taylor's problem is that he sounds better on stage than on radio. I think that's why he's not selling well.

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giddy tiger: Hehehe... yes, You'll Never Walk Alone... the Liverpool theme song...

Chris Daughtry really rocked the stage during the finale! He's got that raw rocker sound. As for Taylor... see comment to ehon above. :o)

King's wife said...

Definitely! We've never missed a season. King and I are big fans. :)

rinnah said...

king's wife: Wow... I've only seen AI from season 3 onwards. But I think I will end up watching the next season too, no matter how much I whinge about this season. *grin*