Idol ruminations – fifth week

So it’s rock week. Remember how bad last year’s rock week was?

Kirk Pengilly and Tim Farris from INXS are the mentors this week.
OH HOW I WISH there was another series of Rockstar.
Now that was good television.

First up, Luke Dickens singing Lenny Kravitz’ Are you gonna go my way.
Yeah it’s good. I kinda wish he’d change the energy level a bit.
Laconic does get a bit repetitive. And Dicko backs me up – wants to hear the different flavours of his voice.
He really is a contender isn’t he.
Wish he’d shave off that hideous bum fluff of a beard.
Kirk loves it. Kyle asks him what he’s singing next week for Motown and Luke cheekily says ‘something with light and shade’.
Kirk loves

Oh GOOD GRIEF, Thahn Bui is doing rock singing Linkin Park The sun will set (?).
Oh wow, I didn’t know this song was by them.
It’s so hard to reconcile this guy’s voice with his demeanour. Talent meets cheesy. Difficult.
Kyle nails it – there’s no connection between him and the audience. He can sing, he’s got a good voice but no one cares.
Dicko reckons it’s because he overthinks everything and that it has to be an emotional thing not like completing each part of your engineering homework.

Sophie Paterson singing Silverchair’s Anna’s song.
Wasn’t it only last week I was saying this wee

Teale Jabujenko is up singing Goo Goo Dolls Slide.
Is that shirt made of leather? He’s looking a bit chunky. Eugh, there’s a chain around the neck. At least that very manicured thin beard tracing his jaw line has gone.
Kirk and Tim are right in their comments during the intro – these guys need to start working on their stage presence, drawing the crowd down to the stage and manifesting the ‘let’s win this thing’ energy.
It was fine. A bit dull and predictable.
Kyle is asking if the facial hair is his attempt at George Michael.
Dicko tells him it’s time to take risks.
Marcia tells him it’s time to use his sex appeal.
Kirk sort of gives him a kick, says his disappointed.

Roshani is up next with the Foo Fighters’ The Pretender.
I think she could basically turn her hand to anything.
Missed the judges comments due to realising how late it was and sudden hurried efforts to get children to bed.

Wes Carr is singing U2.
Is it just me, but every single attempt anyone ever makes on a U2 song always falls a bit flat if not being an unmitigated disaster?
OK. So few of those attempts involve the imitator playing harmonica.
Is Wes every going to have a slip up?
Kyle admits he is his favourite. He’s got the goods.

Chrislyn is up. Can anyone believe she was in the bottom 2 last week???
She’s singing No Doubt’s Don’t Speak.
Wow. That was … powerful.
Kyle hated the beginning, loved the ending.
Dicko slams it.
Marcia says something but half the time I have no idea what she’s going on about. Something about unrequited love?

Mark Spano’s singing Kings of Leon Sex on Fire.
I’m a bit over him to be frank. Can’t believe he wasn’t in the bottom three last week.
He’s pretty good actually. Much better than he has been the last few weeks.
Kyle loves it. The judges are fawning.

Weakest – Thanh, Teale, Chrislyn (ouch)
Strongest – Roshani, Wes, Mark (ouch)