Friday, May 18, 2007

And then there were two...


The most shocking elimination for the entire season happened last night when front-runner and consistent performer Melinda Doolittle from Brentwood, Tennessee was eliminated and left Jordin Sparks and Blake Lewis to battle it out in the Finale next week.


Jordin Sparks, 17 years old from Glendale, Arizona started out in the competition as the young girl which showed a lot of potential. And as the competition progresses, she showed her worth in the competition by giving above average and stellar performances. Her innate charm, spunky and fun attitude may be the reasons why she never landed on the bottom 3 spot and catapulted her way into the Grand Finale. The songs I Who Have Nothing, A Broken Wing and You Will Never Walk Alone are her best performances in this competition

25 year old Blake Lewis, dubbed as the "contemporary rebel" by Paula Abdul, is the most unique contestant in the whole history of American Idol because of his ability to beatbox. He became the favorite amongst the guys because of his beatboxing ,his smooth vocals and his charm that made teens and girls to vote for him to be in the Finale. His best performances are You Give Love A Bad Name, I Need To Know and Time of the Season are his highlights in the show.

So what happened to the results? Randy predicted that it will be a girl-girl finale. Simon said that he wants to see Melinda in the final two. But the results show last night proved them wrong.

Melinda, who never landed in the Bottom 3 like Jordin, became too consistent. Too consistent that I can't even pick her three best performances. Both Blake and Jordin had their shining and not so shining moments and showed their growth and improvement as the competition progressed. Melinda, on the other hand, was very good at the start of the competition and her performances are on a plateau.

Other than that, I can't see another reason why Melinda got booted out. I don't want to go into race and her being another "typical black singer that sings very well". At least she stayed longer than Sanjaya.

My verdict for the final results? Tough call. But I think, it will be a "teenager". :)

7 comments:

the philosphical bastard said...

I voted for Blake expecting Melinda to go in. Maybe the people just thought she was gonna make it and so they voted for another person instead.

brainfreeze said...

^ yep, siguro nga. That may also be the reason why Chris Daughtry was eliminated earlier than expected last season. Masyado naging kampante ang mga voters.

pero tignan mo naman kung sino may pinakamagandang career sa mga kasali last season. ;)

Ken said...

Blake all the way. :D

brainfreeze said...

@ken
ako maski sino. bahala na. :)

Ken said...

LOL. Ayoko kay Jordin eh. :P

brainfreeze said...

bakit naman?dahil sa pacute nya?

Ken said...

Not exactly. But let's just put it this way. I like the contemporary vibe of Blake. But die-hard Melinda fan ako. Hahahahaha.