AMERICAN IDOL 7: TOP 3 ANALYSIS

Yes, one of them is on the brink of superstardom and that singer is David Archuleta. That doesn’t mean that David Cook won’t win the title though. Here’s what we got:

JUDGE’S CHOICE:

“AND SO IT GOES” – David Archuleta

This isn’t the most exciting song. David did the best that he could with it, but it’s no knockout punch.

“IF I AIN’T GOT YOU” – Syesha Mercado

Well, she can sing. She’s certainly up to the standard of R&B divadom, but doesn’t bring much imagination beyond that.

“THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE” – David Cook

For a guy who always rips the ladies for choosing a song originated by a man and vice versa, I thought it was funny for Simon to choose this song for David. Still, Simon had Leona Lewis record it for her album, and the song works just as well here. In fact, why don’t we crown him the “Amercian Idol” right now? As always, David brings more depth and more emotion to a song than any other singer this year.

CONTESTANT’S CHOICE:

“WITH YOU” – David Archuleta

David has been wanting to do something contemporary, and here it is. I thought David singing about little mamas and boos was hilarious, but his voice sounded great and shows that with the right song, he might make it onto Top 40 radio.

“FEVER” – Syesha Mercado

Again, this sounded great, but was more theatrical than emotional. Off to Broadway with you!

“DARE YOU TO MOVE” – David Cook

Slightly shaky vocally here and there, plus only being able to perform a verse and a chorus didn’t allow for much excitement to build. David’s a rocker, and that isn’t always fun.

PRODUCERS’ CHOICE

“LONGER” – David Archuleta

As usual, David sounds good, but could they have picked a more boring ballad?

“HIT ME UP” – Syesha Mercado

The Motown sound returns. This is not the kind of dramatic song she needed to put her in contention, but the funny thing is, her sound is the most likely of the three contestants to find a home on the radio.

“I DON’T WANT TO MISS A THING” – David Cook

The funny thing is, at one point over the course of the show, David Archuleta almost sang this, a song he often included in his pre-“Idol” performances. David is not too bad, but it’s chaos by the end.

 

 

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3 Responses to “AMERICAN IDOL 7: TOP 3 ANALYSIS”

  1. Terri Says:

    I am so glad David Cooke won the top award! He really has a wonderful, strong voice and I’ve loved all of the songs he sang throughout the season – and I’m not a rocker. I can’t wait for his upcoming album.

    What a great finale show! I was shocked when George Michael suddenly appeared. He was so great – what a performer!

  2. Flash Says:

    And the winner is….

    Yep you picked him Brian – right outta the gate.

  3. sophie Says:

    Glad to see you’re back. Promise you’ll never leave for that long again.

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