American Idol Season 8- Top 4 Results Live Blog

I guess I am a strange cat.  I saw last night’s American Idol Season 8 rock performances differently than just about everybody on the Internet (see Rock Performances Review ).  Everyone hated Danny Gokey’s performance of “Dream On”, I didn’t.  Everyone thinks Adam Lambert is the next RobertPlant/Freddy Mercury/Axl Rose/Mick Jagger all rolled in one, I don’t.  You know I saw Colm Wilkerson play Jean Vallejean in Les Miserables but I did not think he was really a 19th century French fugitive industrialist.

We are covering  Christian music artists performing on American Idol Season 8Danny Gokey and Kris Allen are the last two remaining in the final 4.  Most of the Internet buzz has Kris Allen going home tonight.  I don’t think so.  I predicted last night that Allsion Iraheta would leave and I still believe that.

If all of the stars who the “spoilers” have leaked (Daughtry, No Doubt, Paula Abdul, Slash) actualy do performer we won’t have time for the Ford video (yeah) or the results (yeah, let’s leave them all here for another week.)  Enough of this babbling let’s get to the show.

The lead in revealed a lot of frustration among Danny, Kris and Allison.  Looks liken they have the stage repaired.  Over 64 million votes lat night.  Are your fingers sore?

I am ignoring the Ford video.  Slash is leading the American Idol Season 8 group through “School’s Out”.  Allison outsings them all on the song.  Slash was kind of cool on guitar.

Let’s get some results.  The American Idol performers are pretty calm about the results.  Simon tells Kris “we don’t want humble”.  Sorry Simon, Kris is humble.  Let’s talk about the final note.  Danny tells of laughing through the playback.  Danny calls it his funniest moment on American Idol.  But let’s not do results.  It is Paula Abdul time.

Does everyone use that autotune technology.  So she created that whole Britney Spears style. She doesn’t bust the moves the way she used to.  It is better than most of the American Idol Season 8 performances but a little clumsy.

Now we get to see No Doubt going old school with “Just A Girl”.  It is so weird to see No Doubt going back to their roots.  I remember when we planted those roots.   The rock goddess is doing push-ups.  That is a new rock dance move.  That was okay.  They plan to write their no CD on their tour.  Christian music artists Paramore will open on the No Doubt tour.  That will be great exposure for this really wonderful Christian rock group.

The first in the Top 3 is Kris Allen.  Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.  Jubilation prevails.  Accountants rule!

It is time for Daughtry, the 4th place finisher from Season 5 to perform. He is a big star now.  He debuts the new single from his new CD, “No Surprise”.  This is a slow tempo rocker with a bug chorus.  Not really me favorite type of rock.  He has a great voice but the song does not excite me.  Daughtry’s debut CD has sold more than 5 million copies.

Back with Allison, Adam and Danny waiting to find out who goes home.  Second person who is safe is Adam Lambert.   The final member of the Top 3 is Danny GokeyAllison Iraheta goes home.

I really like her.  She is going to be a big star.   Where was that last night?  She sang the song how I wanted her to.  She goes out a star.

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I am so thrilled that two of the final three American Idol Season 8 performers are Christian music artists. Way to go Danny Gokey and Kris Allen.

American Idol Season 8-Disco Results Live Blog

It is a shame two American Idol performers must go home tonight.  Last night’s Disco Music performances were exceptional and made for the best show of American Idol Season 8 (see our Disco Performances Live Blog).

Kris Allen and Allison Iraheta shined and Adam Lambert fell just a little short.   Danny Gokey needs to pick-up his game and Matt Giraud made a strong case for the Top5.  Lil Rounds was treated unfairly by the judges and Anoop Desai was bland as usual. I think we will see a shocker in the Bottom 3 tonight (see our Disco Performance Reviews).

We are covering the Christian music artists performing in American Idol Season 8.  We started with ten in the Top 36, then their were six in the Top 13 and they all made it into the Top 10.  We now have four Christian music artists in American Idol’s Season 8 Top 7.  Kris Allen, Danny Gokey, Matt Giraud and Lil Rounds all performed last night and I fear could lose two of them tonight.

However, this is no time to fret.  Let’s just see what America had to say.  David Archuleta will perform with K.C., Thelma Houston and Freda Payne ( a favorite!) will perform us some disco.  Don’t forget that Paula Abdul choreographed the group number.  Let’s go!

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Did he just say there were 45 million votes?  Wow you guys are invested in American Idol Season 8.

We got to watch video of Paula teaching a dance class and she worked them out.  She is one tough cookie.  I don’t think she cried once, but could they understand what she was talking about?  Let’s see how it worked out.  Sporting some creepy sunglasses they are working Paula moves to The Jackson’s “Shack You Body”.  Lil Rounds and Matt Giraud can dance, the others not so much.  That was fun.  Good job, Paula!

Time to start the results but the girls are slow changing their dancing shoes, so Ryan shows another Ford video, enough said.

Everybody is on the couch so time to find a Bottom 3.  Lil Rounds is first up?  She is in the Bottom 3 and she looks crushed.  They reveal that she has been voted off?  That was weird.  I thought they would save all of this for the end. Good farewell performance.  She worked it out.  Randy is right this is just the beginning for her.  Simon remains a massive fan.  We will see Lil Rounds again.

Time for the disco medley with K.C., Thelma Houston and Freda Payne.  Call me silly, I love “Band of Gold”, but who is that lady who can’t sing?  She is ruining my childhood memories.  Disappointed!!  Thelma Houston singing “Don’t Leave Me This Way”. Is this really that hard?  The American Idol performers make this look relatively easy.  K.C. please make it happen.  He has virtually no voice left but he was never a great singer, we will just boogie with the back-up singers.

Now down to nail biting time. Is it Matt and Anoop in the bottom 3 or will one of the favorites be in danger.

Up next Kris Allen and he is safe.  Of course, he is.  Adam Lambert is safe.  Danny Gokey on the hot seat now.  Simon shuts down Ryan.  Danny Gokey is safe.  I am glad I was wrong.  Anoop Desai has to be in the Bottom 3 and he is.  Allison Iraheta or Matt Giraud, it must be Matt again.  That was Matt’s arrangement last night.  Matt is safe.  Allison is in the bottom 3.  This is a travesty!

Three of the Top 6 are Christian music performers.  Yeah!

It is Archie time, everybody scream!  David Archuleta is singing his new song “Touch My Hand”.  I like this less than any of his Americna Idol Season 7 performances and that is hard to say.  I am not an Archilite.

Should the judges have saved the “save”?  After America voted Anoop Desai. It was time.  This guy can sing but he has no star power.

I am sad to see Lil Rounds go home but I think we got it right tonight. American Idol Season 8 is really talent filled and this was the right time for these two to ext. They will have good careers in music.

Be sure to download these very good disco performances on iTunes.

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