The Sunbaked King

Sun Setting, King Leaving

Just for a month. But in the blogosphere, a month is a pretty long time. You’ll get pushed back down in those auto-updating blog rolls, and before you know it, your last post was “1 month ago“, and people will have forgotten about you. No matter. You have to make certain sacrifices in order to succeed. This is one of them.

Before I leave, however, a few words:

1. I am going on a study break. Serious this time. Jel has imposed a ban on the Internet for me, thinking it might be for the good. I concurred. Although my interest in games such as Restaurant City has waned somewhat, the allure of Facebook is still too strong, and I can spend hours browsing forums and TV show recaps and blogs.

2. My next two weekends are “booked,” and as much as I want to study full-time, I would have to make a special excuse for these two. This Saturday, I will be going to the Archuleta/Cook concert. The price of cancellation is not even worth discussing, so that’s that. The weekend after this, I will be attending the AJSS reunion. It’s just the best summer of my life, and I haven’t seen these people in years… it’s a no-brainer.

3. This is actually the only ban that’s been approved by myself and my roommate. He’s conceded to the idea of Twittering, so I still have some connection to the online world, but I wouldn’t be able to access it through the Internet. Which means that I have to do it by phone, which costs some sum. In other words, if I want to have an online presence, I have to pay for it. There is no free lunch. (Shameless plugging: I want to thank Gravity for their wonderful Symbian program. Nothing else compares.)

4. Partay-ing, as far as I know, is still within the allowable terms of the deal. It’s weird how this one got through, but I guess the old college adage still holds: you can only do two out of these three things effectively at any time– study hard, party hard, sleep hard. Guess which one’s getting thrown out the window.

5. Don’t be shocked if posts appear out of nowhere in spite of the ban. I may not be able to use the Internet, but I can still blog. That’s highly unlikely, though, so in retrospect, scratch that: be shocked when posts appear. Also, be mad at me. It may not be cheating, but it kinda defeats the purpose of avoiding distractions, don’t you think?

6. Speaking of distractions… let’s leave it at that.

I guess that’s it for now. I’ll still be following the American Idol finale, but I’m not sure if I’m going to post my thoughts on it anymore; after all, it’s pretty obvious who I want to win. (Year-to-date [?] rankings as of last night: Adam Lambert – 2; Kris Allen – 2.4; Danny Gokey – 2.8. I can’t resist, sorry!) 

When I come back, I will deal with issues I’ve been avoiding for quite some time now. It’s time to make a stand.

Exam’s on the 11th. See you then.

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What’s Hot or What’s Not: American Idol, Top 4

Matt Giraud got booted out ahead of Allison Iraheta, which is sad, but not as sad as I thought it would be. Down to the wire with four on the line, and it’s Rock Night! And as another way of providing awesome entertainment (or simply just become “unpredictable”), the producers have provided us with a little twist: duets. Now my EXCEL program is well-prepared for a double-song night, but it didn’t quite expect this one. So what I’ll do is to grade the individuals in each duet separately, as though they had sung the song alone. Their two performances will then be averaged to get the final ranks and percentages.

Enough with the formula stuff. Let’s begin!

Top 4
Rock Night

4 Danny Gokey. Dream On/Renegade. Vocals: 4th/1st + Appeal: 3rd/2nd + Bias: 3rd/3rd = 78.63%. Peak Position: 1st. Average Ranking: 2.8.

INDIVIDUAL: O. M. G. That was shocking. Randy, A+? Really?! I give him an F for that valiant effort! That last note was an EPIC FAIL. While some parts of the song worked, most of it didn’t. There are only two words for Danny after that performance: “Dream on.”

DUET WITH KRIS: Well, in opposition to my comments for Kris, Danny sang “worse” than Kris did tonight. He should have brought more of the growl that I missed and saw last week. However, another decent attempt.

3 Allison Iraheta. Cry Baby/Slow LoveVocals: 2nd/4th + Appeal: 4th/4th + Bias: 4th/4th = 82.63%. Peak Position: 4th. Average Ranking: 6.4.

INDIVIDUAL: It was bit of a bore. And she looked like a rock-and-roll edition of the Troll. A dangerous, feisty, red-haired Troll.

DUET WITH ADAM: They may actually be right about this one: Adam may have given Allison a shot at the final 3.

2 Kris Allen. Come Together/Renegade. Vocals: 2nd/1st + Appeal: 2nd/1st + Bias: 2nd/1st = 87.00%. Peak Position: 1st. Average Ranking: 2.4.

INDIVIDUAL: Kris lacked that “rock” edge in his voice, which is kinda weird given that I saw it in his “Renegade” performance with Danny. “Come Together” is a song that’s been sung so many times in this show, sometimes more than twice in a season, and Kris’s rendition, while vocally proficient and full-sounding, lacked oomph. It’s not his genre.

DUET WITH DANNY: Better vocals compared to Danny, which is both surprising and unsurprising. Surprising because he’s the king of easy listening and heartfelt ballads; unsurprising because he sang with Danny Gokey, who’s nothing but all about being God-sent. In any case, he did well with that performance.

1 Adam Lambert. Whole Lotta Love/Slow Love. Vocals: 1st/1st + Appeal: 1st/2nd+ Bias: 1st/2nd = 90.50%. Peak Position: 1st. Average Ranking: 2.

INDIVIDUAL: What a way to start the show! That was awesome, awesome in supremely metallic italics. I was asking for something more from Adam last week, and he served it to me big time. The shrieking, which was reason for some concern (some in little italics), shone absolutely perfectly tonight. Adam really kicked ass. Rock God? That maybe a stretch, but not so much. I’m not really a fan of rock, and he, all connotations intended, made me a believer.

DUET WITH ALLISON: It just oozes out of him naturally, doesn’t it? Great performance, and a fantastic duet with Allison. They played off each other’s energy, and they sounded great.

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This night really played to Adam’s strengths, so it’s no wonder everyone deems him safe. He won’t be going anywhere tonight.

I hope Allison goes home tomorrow.

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One Minute After Dawn

It’s almost been a year since we met each other in blog-space, back when you so vividly described New York in one of your posts that it almost felt like I was there, that I wanted to be there. You have been given the gift of language, but that is not all that you have. You have also been given the gift of life.

Happy birthday, Mak! May you have many, many more minutes after dawn. 🙂

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Here We Go Again

Here we go again. On this familiar ride.

This can only lead to madness.

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What’s Hot and What’s Not: American Idol, Top 5

So we’re down to five. And this maybe the best bunch of five we’ve ever had! Let’s see:

Season 1 – Kelly, Justin, Nikki, Tamyra, RJ (Didn’t watch that season, but from what I’ve heard, Tamyra has that big-voiced black diva sound that I do not like; Justin’s a loser, and Nikki should have gone before Tamyra. Plus RJ looks weird. So that’s 1/5.)

Season 2 – Ruben, Clay, Kimberley, Josh, Trenyce (Not a fan of Ruben, Kimberley, Josh, or Trenyce. I don’t think Ruben’s a velvety teddy bear. So that’s 1/5.)

Season 3 – Fantasia, Diana, Jasmine, LaToya, George (Worst season yet ever in the existence of American Idol. HATE. 0/5.)

Season 4 – Carrie, Bo, Vonzell, Anthony, Scott (Carrie’s awesome, Bo’s cool, Anthony’s like, my best friend. Scott is just yakkee. 3/5.)

Season 5 – Taylor, Katharine, Elliott, Chris, Paris (Taylor’s just blah, and during that time, I hated Katharine McPhee with the passion of ten thousand burning suns. You robbed Elliott, you bitch! Hahaha. 3/5.)

Season 6 – Jordin, Blake, Melinda, LaKisha, Chris, Phil [They eliminated Chris and Phil on the same week.] (Again, not a fan of big-voiced black girls, so that cancels out Melinda and LaKisha. Not a fan of Phil Stacey, either, because he’s just smarmy as hell. This season has my favorite contestant of all time, though, but he’s just one soul. So… 2/6.)

Season 7 – Cookie, Archie, Syesha, Jason, Brooke (Hmm… I rooted for Brooke at some point, and when she got eliminated, I started rooting for Syesha. During the season, I was very critical of Archie, and Cookie grated on my nerves on some weeks. Of course, the abomination that is Jason kept on surviving week after week, which just annoyed me to no end. I’ll have to give this one 2/5, though. Only the two Davids really stood a chance.)

And what of Season 8’s Top 5? See comments below.

Top 5
Songs from the Rat Pack

5 Matt Giraud. My Funny Valentine. Vocals: 5th + Appeal: 5th + Bias: 4th = 75.00%. Peak Position: 2nd. Average Ranking: 4.4.

Not impressed. It lacked oomph, it lacked charisma, it lacked– Kara was right– emotional connection. It’s like he sat there and just sang. I think Simon’s just justifying the judges’ decision to save Matt two weeks back. I think Matt’s going home tomorrow.

4 Allison Iraheta. Someone to Watch Over MeVocals: 4th + Appeal: 4th + Bias: 5th = 78.50%. Peak Position: 4th. Average Ranking: 6.9.

First time (or is it the second time?) that I liked Allison’s performance. Her flat vocals actually didn’t sound that flat, and if it did, it worked for that sultry jazzy feel that was so popular during the Big Band era. Nice job, Allison. I would still want an all-male final four, though, but that’s as fine a way to leave the show as any.

3 Kris Allen. The Way You Look Tonight. Vocals: 3rd + Appeal: 1st + Bias: 1st = 88.50%. Peak Position: 1st. Average Ranking: 2.5.

It had a soft, fantastic, heartfelt start, and a smooth, easy-to-listen finish. However, I didn’t quite like the part where the tempo quickened, because it reduced the laidback effect somewhat. Furthermore: stay away from falsettos, Kris. It was jarring, and marred an otherwise technically proficient performance. BUT. Still good. Kris is consistent, and dark horse is an understatement.

2 Adam Lambert. Feeling Good. Vocals: 2nd + Appeal: 2nd + Bias: 2nd = 89.25%. Peak Position: 1st. Average Ranking: 2.1.

Another lightshow treatment for Monsieur Adam Lambert. Why does the show love bathing him in light? Hee. OMG = that one note held for eternity. Great performance from Adam, per usual. I’m beginning to want something more from him, though. I’m not sure what. Maybe it’s just me asking more from my favorites.

1 Danny Gokey. Come Rain or Come Shine. Vocals: 1st + Appeal: 3rd + Bias: 2nd = 89.75%. Peak Position: 1st. Average Ranking: 2.6.

Katherine McPhee sang this in Season 5, and that was one of the few moments I was impressed with her. (Damn that Somewhere Over the Rainbow performance that took Elliott Yamin out of the competition.) So was I impressed with Danny? I wasn’t. At first. I thought this was going to be right up Gokey’s alley, but the beginning of his performance disappointed me. Bland, boring, benign. But something happened in the middle. Something AWESOME. He just went freaking nuts and went all out with the vocals. Wow! Now this is the Danny I heard in the auditions! That raspy voice, that amazing range! WTG, Danny Gokey!

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Overall, a great night. I don’t think I’ve ever been this satisfied for all the performances in general before. Even Matt had his moments, and he wasn’t really truly awful. I have to say, though: third time’s probably not the charm for Mr. Giraud.

But to continue the comparison with other seasons: Adam, Kris, Danny, Allison, Matt. 4/5. Guess who’s the odd (wo)man out! Odd woman out… hmmm… that sounds witty…

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This Is Why I Love Sunny Weather

I stare out the window from my desk and all I see are nasty clouds. Clouds the color of concrete, and threateningly pregnant with rain. At any time now, the clouds will break forth in messy rainbirth, and wash us innocents with gifts we did not ask for. We could have prepared for such showers had they not come so early into the summer, but they did. It’s a premature delivery, and the skies are laughing at our beach fantasies and boardshort dreams until tears flowed freely from their cumulonimbus eyes.

I understand why some people like this form of precipitation. It does feel good listening to the rain while you’re inside your room, cloaked in comfortable blankets and sipping some hot cup of chicken soup. It does look good from the inside, watching the droplets make their way from the heavens down to the ground, streaking with a purpose we could not see or comprehend. I understand the love for rain, only when you take yourself out of it.

This exclusivity has taken the fun out of everything. How can I enjoy a weather that forces me to stay in in order to enjoy it? Nowadays, everything looks and feels so dreary. The bleak mornings, the cold nights… this is definitely not my kind of weather. 

I just hope it’s a sunny Sunday tomorrow. Those days are best.

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What’s Hot and What’s Not: American Idol Top 7, Again

The judges used their save on Matt Giraud. My thoughts on the matter: based on that performance, Matt shouldn’t have been saved. Based on his general appeal and talent, however, the judges totally made the right call. I would have wanted to see Matt perform again. (Isn’t it funny that this is the second time Matt’s been saved? Lucky him.)

Top 7, Again
Disco Night

7 Allison Iraheta. Hot Stuff. Vocals: 7th + Appeal: 7th + Bias: 7th = 55.00%. Peak Position: 4th. Average Ranking: 7.3.

Ouch. It had a promising start, but like all Iraheta performances, the start is where the potential ends. Everything, including her voice, falls flat after.

6 Lil Rounds. I’m Every Woman. Vocals: 2nd + Appeal: 6th + Bias: 6th = 66.25%. Peak Position: 3rd. Average Ranking: 6.1.

I missed Lil because I was watching Celebrity Apprentice on my laptop. I guess that’s a relief, given the circumstances. I think I’ve crossed over from hating Lil to pitying her. Simon was right, she looked so sad upon hearing the judges’ comments. I want to pat her back and give her a chocolate cookie, and then send her on her merry way. (I watched the performance on rickey.org to be able to judge.)

5 Anoop Desai. Dim All the Lights. Vocals: 6th + Appeal: 4th + Bias: 5th = 71.25%. Peak Position: 2nd. Average Ranking: 5.6.

Move, Anoop! Move! Not only your body, but your voice! Move it! I like to move it, move it! Haiz, I’m tired. I’m gonna go to bed now.

4 Matt Giraud. Stayin’ AliveVocals: 2nd + Appeal: 5th + Bias: 3rd = 73.25%Peak Position: 2nd. Average Ranking: 4.3.

Thank goodness for something that closely resembles my mind’s vision of disco. Unfortunately, that was a messy rendition of the Bee Gees classic. I was all out ready to declare him my number 1, but then everything felt rushed, his vocals suddenly strayed off the rails, and… I was sad. This is turning out to be a confusing, depressing night.

3 Danny Gokey. September. Vocals: 2nd + Appeal: 3rd + Bias: 3rd = 74.75%. Peak Position: 1st. Average Ranking: 2.9.

It was a good effort, but the performance lacked oomph. Disco just isn’t Danny’s thing. However, I have to agree with Kara: Danny is almost always on perfect pitch.

2 Adam Lambert. If I Can’t Have You. Vocals: 2nd + Appeal: 1st + Bias:1st = 78.25%. Peak Position: 1st. Average Ranking: 2.1.

My least liked performance to date. Adam usually does the screechy thing, and at other times, he does the emo thing. This is the first time he combined the two, and it was not that good. Cheers for acknowledging the guy who helped him create the arrangement; jeers for not fulfilling my dream of a wild disco performance from Le Lambert. Again, can someone define disco for me? Isn’t it, by definition, upbeat? Or at least psychedelic? I’m confused.

1 Kris Allen. She Works Hard for the Money. Vocals: 1st + Appeal: 1st + Bias: 2nd = 80.25%. Peak Position: 1st. Average Ranking: 2.4.

Nice, controlled performance, but it left me wanting for more. I hope I’m not missing the point, because as much as I love Kris Allen, was that really a disco performance? Isn’t disco supposed to be, you know, lively and dance-y and motion-y? And yet he’s number one. Go figure.

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No one gets the green and blue colors tonight. I’m in a foul mood.

Who I want to go home: Lil Rounds and Allison Iraheta
Who’re probably going home: Lil Rounds and Anoop Desai

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A Death by the Diversion Road

My father called me up last Friday and told me, in a sober tone, to check my email. Those who know my father (from this blog or from my stories) would know that Papa has a tendency to shy away from sobriety. It usually takes something very serious (or when he’s scolding me, whichever) to take away the gaiety naturally present in his voice.

I checked the email and found that a serious matter was indeed at hand.

Wing,

Torney met his painful death las night when he was ran over by a speeding car at the Diversion road. Good it was an instant death; he did not suffer much as he died almost instantly.

The four of us took our car going to Nick’s house where we were invited for dinner. When our car exited from the gate, Ryan freed Torney from his chain as we usually do everytime we leave the house. Unknowingly, Kenneth left the gate open and as soon as Torney was freed, he bolted out from the gate. He ignored Mama’s efforts to lure him back to the house. We decided to leave him outside, thinking that he would just enter the gate after we left. But when we were already at the Diversion Road, we saw Torney running ahead of us and circling our car. We stopped along the shoulder and Ryan tried to catch him. As if to taut us, he kept on running ahead of the car. Then, to our horror, he ran to the highway as soon as the green light was on. Amidst our shouts, a private car hit Torney with the wheels running over Torney. As soon as he was hit, Torney put up a brave fight for his life by running to the side of the road. He slumped lifeless.

Kenneth cried loudly as he was blamed for failing to close the gate as soon as he stepped out. Ning, Ryan and I cried too as Torney has become a part of our family. But there was no need for tears. Torney, as all of us would, has gone back to his Creator. Goodbye, Torney. Thank you for the joy and happiness you brought to our home.

Papa

We’ve had four dogs since we transferred to Davao. Torney was the fourth. All of them have, as my father puts it, “gone back to their Creator.” Of all these four losses, I only witnessed one. It was heartbreaking. I don’t know how I could endure a loss that I saw with my very eyes. I’m quite sensitive with these things, and as you may have noticed, my family’s built of the same stuff, as well.

I’ve only seen Torney once, and that was when I went home last December. I’m never going to see him again.

How can pets be the cause of such acute sadness?

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? - April 16, 2009
This picture was taken on Christmas Day, 2008. 

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Seventeen

A COMMENTARY ON 17 AGAIN
Zac Efron, Leslie Mann

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At seventeen, Mike O’ Donnell (Matthew Perry/Zac Efron) was a god. Back then, his future was a very, very bright one. But one fateful day, his girlfriend came to him with news of her pregnancy and a choice. It was a difficult decision: he had to sacrifice his college scholarship for a life with his girl, one who he really truly loved. He chose the latter… and blamed her every day for 20 years for not being able to live the life he had sought for himself. When faced with a divorce, a shunned promotion, and two alienated children, he wished that he could redo his life over. One that perhaps ended with a happy ending, one that would salvage his life from the pit of depression it was now submerged in.

A spirit-guide granted him that wish.

This got me thinking: what happened when I was 17, and was there anything then I wish I could redo? Thanks to a nifty blogging “device,” I got my answer. Seventeen was one of the best years of my life.

When I was seventeen, I wrote my ideas on a Blue Feather notebook. Sometimes I used a black gel pen; sometimes I used a blue ballpen. Whatever color or type I used, I remember being happy putting down my thoughts on paper. Blogging then was almost non-existent, except for those who knew HTML and subscribed to sites such as Geocities. Longhand was the way to go if you were keen on immortalizing your angsty, testosterone-loaded, 17-year-old self. And that was what I did.

And this was what I wrote [I tried to replicate how the first page really looked like]:

guaranteed to jack you up — the faculty, zeke *

kerwin ray escape sentillas * kerwin, kerker, ker, min, wing, wingwing, ray, win
17 (as of the moment) yrs old * plans to die at 30, changed mind, now 50 to 60
 august 13, 1984 * 081384 * 13-08-84 * 13th of august, year of our Lord, 1984
5’4 and a half, less than 120 lbs * black eyes, big nose, huge head, thin stature
. . .
blue, brown, gray (fave colors) * hates violet, likes orange * idolize Joshua Daniel
Hartnett and Mark Wahlberg * infatuated with Britney Spears *
likes to be a model, seems like there is no hope * What
Dreams May Come, The Matrix, The Others, Lion King, Blair Witch Project 1 & 2, 
Liar, Liar, Entrapment, Hearts and Souls, etc., etc., etc., * never that honest *
Stephen King, Anne Rice, Clive Barker, Christopher Pike, Edgar Allan Poe, Peter 
Straub (authors) * Pizza Hut, Greenwich, McDonald’s, Jollibee * wants to be a
psychopath * wants to be a millionaire * openly closed book * Nokia 3330 *
contact me at raker_17@hotmail.com * 09177019896 * … * Globe
Telecom, Personal plan * Boy Meets World, Friends, Sliders, WW2BAM, TWL, Battle
of the Brains * mathematics freak, so they say * writes badly or nicely * the
spark.com analyzes and I am a Dreamer * submissive, introvert, abstract, feeler *
pop fan (boy bands, etc., etc.,) * Linkin Park fan * fan de sal and fan de leche *
corny, childish, cheesy, corrupt, careful, careless, contradictory, callous *

* sad, happy, scared, nervous, exalted, tearful, hateful, smiling, friendly, Kerwin

That gave a little peek into the person that I was seven years ago. Aside from the glaring fact that I was less than 120 lbs, a lot of things have changed about me. Some of which were for the better, and some of which were for the worse. Ultimately, it doesn’t matter, though. The wake-up calls, the enlightenment, the changes in mindset all contributed to the person who I am now, and the person I am now is one I am happy to be associated with. Mike O’ Donnell eventually realized that he didn’t regret the decision he made that day; he just forgot. It’s good that some things never really change. It’s good that some people never really leave you.

[Beneath all the gratuitous shots of Zac Efron, there’s a coherent story about second chances, and how we never really need them. It’s a feel-good movie best shared with friends who share the same “interests.” Hehe.]

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What’s Hot and What’s Not: American Idol Top 7

Scott. Gone.

Top 7
Songs from the Movies

7 Allison Iraheta. Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing. Vocals: 6th + Appeal: 7th + Bias: 7th = 65.00%. Peak Position: 4th. Average Ranking: 7.3.

Oh. My. God. I hate this song. It’s an overplayed song that’s better left off to suffer in Armageddon. As for Allison’s performance: flat almost all throughout. She had her moments at the beginning, but she suffered from middle to end. *sigh* Okay, time for some further analysis. I can see Kelly Clarkson in Allison. I really do. But Allison feels like Kelly trying to do what she’s doing now eight years ago. She has potential, I don’t doubt that, but she slipped into this “rock” persona too soon.

6 Lil Rounds. The Rose. Vocals: 4th + Appeal: 6th + Bias: 6th = 70.25%. Peak Position: 3rd. Average Ranking: 6.2.

Let’s play a little logic game. Allison is to flat as Lil is to _________. Honestly, I feel a little bit of sympathy for Lil. It’s like she never gets anything right. And she’s tried almost everything! Maybe she should do a Syesha and sex it up a little bit. Do some theatrical singing. Maybe that will shock the judges and make them praise her.

5 Matt Giraud. Have You Ever Loved A Woman. Vocals: 6th + Appeal: 3rd + Bias: 3rd = 73.50%. Peak Position: 2nd. Average Ranking: 4.3.

Oh no. What happened? Overall, it was a decent performance, but “decent” doesn’t cut it at this stage of the competition. And when he hit the chorus and the bridge, the vocals just went EVERYWHERE. That was a big, big mess. On a more positive note, however, his Bryan Adams rendition was better than Anoop’s; those rogue notes just turned me off completely. (I guess that wasn’t that much of a positive note, after all.)

4 Anoop Desai. Everything I Do (I Do It For You). Vocals: 4th + Appeal: 3rd + Bias: 3rd74.75%. Peak Position: 2nd. Average Ranking: 5.7.

Anoop, oh Anoop. I don’t know. It was good, yes. But it felt lacking somewhat. I guess Quentin’s right, it should have been sung with more edge. But the nice thing about Anoop is that he picks songs that I like; he sings them with sincere emotion which I feel; and he’s Anoop. If he goes home, I will feel sad. (Jai Ho? No? Why?)

3 Danny Gokey. Endless Love. Vocals: 2nd + Appeal: 3rd + Bias: 5th = 75.00%. Peak Position: 1st. Average Ranking: 2.8.

My love for Danny is waning. The first time I heard him during the auditions, I was like, “Wow. That’s my bet for American Idol.” But DannyDeadWife got in the way, the know-I’m-safe smirks came after, and most important, the “feel good” songs just kept on piling, one after the other. One more inspirational song, and I’m off the Danny train. Sad. I used to have a ride-all-you-can pass on that thing before.

2 Kris Allen. Falling Slowly. Vocals: 2nd + Appeal: 1st + Bias: 2nd = 82.50%. Peak Position: 1st. Average Ranking: 2.7.

Before anything else, Quentin Tarantino is so hyper! Before anything else again, Kris should shave that mustache! Before ending this comment, I think it’s time to praise Kris! Praise.

1 Adam Lambert. Born to be Wild. Vocals: 1st + Appeal: 1st + Bias: 1st = 88.50%. Peak Position: 1st. Average Ranking: 2.2.

ELECTRIC. I AM SCORCHED.

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Now that Scott’s gone, all the cannon fodder are gone. Wee! Everyone’s got a chance of surprising us. Furthermore, the judges will have to use their save sooner or later. Only two more performances before Top 5, and if they want to make The Judges’ Save a significant part of the show, they have to use it. If not tomorrow, the week after.

What will Adam do next? 🙂

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