Idol ruminations – fourth week

First up – am distracted this evening as tomorrow? Well folks, tomorrow I’m leaving. Not quite on a jet plane and I do know when I’ll be back again (Saturday) but wheyheyhey I’m going on holidays!!!

So tonight is being taken up largely by emptying the boys’ wardrobes into bags and packed into the car.

So tonight is ABBA night.

My SM rang me before (she and my step nephew are meeting us at my friend K’s place for just a few days of the frivolity) and well, I missed Chrislyn’s performance. Gutted. Was it good?


Sophie did Gimme Gimme Gimme in her style.
How many weeks do you think the judges will give her before they say she needs to mix it up?

Thanh is singing The Winner Takes it All.
Wow, he actually looks like he means it. It’s good.
Maybe this is Thanh’s moment like The Man in the Mirror (or miwwor as she preferred) was for Natalie Gauci?
Judges love it, Marcia gives it a touch down.

Roshani is singing Money Money Money
Her hair looks weird.
She does a bang up job too.
Kyle was worried she was going to have a wardrobe malfunction

Wes Carr is doing Fernando.
Have I told you all how I love a man playing acoustic guitar?
And he’s lost the stupid hat.
I love it.
And I love that little ‘hey’ he does at the end of each song and a deep ‘thankyou’.
Marcia calls it courageous. Kyle wants to hear it on the radio tomorrow. Dicko thinks it was very very clever.

Mark Spano is singing Waterloo
Hmmm. There’s lots of walking around the stage. I don’t think he’s ‘connected’ with the song.
Listen to me.
Kyle said it was below par. Dicko thinks he lost it at Waterloo. Marcia says don’t let a song get on top of you.
Is it just me but is he coming over as arrogant?

Madam Parker is up next. Is it just me or is she looking more and more like a deer in headlights each week, even though she’s probably one of the best singers on the show?
She’s singing Dancing Queen.
Hmmm. Pitchy? Unsure?
It’s a bit … boring?
Dicko thinks she was spooked by it. He thinks she was apprehensive.
Her ‘shyness’ is starting to make my neck it

Teale Jabujenko is up next singing Thank you for the music.
Yeah, it’s OK.
Marcia thinks its the most comfortable he’s looked on stage. Kyle thought it was very nice. Dicko thinks the song is naff.
Why is it Teale who they say each and every week that his voice is getting better and better?

Luke Dickens is singing Knowing me knowing you. He’s making it darker and angrier.
And he does. And it’s good.
There is something so compelling about this guy. Which is so unexpected.
See, Mark Spano and Madam Parker were spooked by having to sing ABBA and this guy just steps up and does a bang up job of it.
Kyle missed the Ahhahs but thought it was a nice version. Dicko thought it was ABBA meets Wolf Creek. Dicko wants him to explore the sweeter part of his voice rather than the belting part. Marcia wants him to show a bit more light and shade.

I’m smarting that I missed Chrislyn’s performance. Felix says she was good. We shall see.

Strongest performances: Wes Carr, Thahn Bui

Weakest performances: Mark Spano, Madam Parker

Did I mention I’m taking the boys 6 hours west tomorrow? We’re going to hang in the country, go to the zoo and just have a way awesome time.

I’m not taking my laptop. I’m not twittering, facebooking or blogging. It’s a crazy crazy world!