Tuesday, May 15, 2007

American Idol: Blake's Not So Sexy, Jordin & Melinda Push It UPDATED

Okay, to get right down to it, I couldn't put my finger on what's been bugging me about Blake lately. Tonight it became clear: he's got no sexy in his singing. The best singers are making and giving love to the listener. They tell a story and they are selling it. And, we all know sex sells. The only time Blake relaxed enough to sex it up was when he sang the Zombie's song Time of the Season. Otherwise I've found his delivery to be rather mechanical. Tonight, singing Maroon Five's This Love, he sang around the overtly sexual lyric "dig in my fingertips" which leaves little to the imagination. To deliver that line means going after it enthusiastically. Enthusiasm and comfort in sexiness. Eh, he's 26, but if Justin Timberlake can bring sexy back (where did it go?) so can Blake.

Melinda got pushed tonight and she actually did better. She will thrive with input from producers and song writers. She's a pro. No matter how this ends, she's going to win.

Jordin continues to improve. She's absolutely gorgeous and the camera loves her. She's going to have a career, too.

I like all three, but I like Melinda best.

Now, off to House and the mind-numbing ridiculousness that is debates this early in the process.

What do you think?

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jess said...

I thought he was kinda sexy on Latin night, too. Youtube
And I do love him, but yeah, I want Melinder to win. Not so crazy about Jordin....

Anonymous said...

I need to get with the program and watch at least one episode. I still have no clue who these people are. :-(