I could post about what kept me awake in the middle of the night, and I may do that later. But for now, before I look at anything else online today, I'm posting my "Final 7" thoughts on Idol, along with my prediction for tonight's results show.
The theme: 70's dance music
Constantine picked a Bee Gees tune - Lights on Broadway. I thought his performance was OK but nothing special. I was so distracted by the fact that he was wearing eye makeup, and his hair looked dirty. Then I realized it was a very bad highlighting/streaking job. Why makeup? He looks great without it. For me, he lost his charm last night. I thought he looked like a vampire, and I don't remember the Bee Gees looking like vampires.
Carrie picked Donna Summer's MacArthur Park. I thought she knocked it out of the park... kicked butt, vocally. Simon was critical of her "styling": he thought she looked like Barbie meets the Stepford Wives. I don't get it; don't they have access to fashion consultants? Obviously people do their makeup and hair. She does look like a Barbie doll, but that's just her. I thought she totally nailed this song.
Scott sang Everlasting Love by ? Carlton. He did a nice job with it, too. I've been ready to say goodbye to him for a while, just because I don't see him winning in the end. I don't think tonight will be the night for that though, because he really sang this number well.
Anthony did Tavares' Don't Take Away The Music. Not a memorable performance for me. In fact, I can't even hum the song today, as I can with the others. Just kind of blah in my opinion. Something about Anthony is just too groovy. I don't see him as the Idol either.
Vonzell took on a very challenging number -- Chaka Khan's I'm Every Woman. That girl can sing! She really has Whitney Houston range, which is incredible. She doesn't always put the power behind her voice though, and last night I thought the backup singers overpowered her. Still, Vonzell kicks butt in my opinion.
Anwar did Earth Wind & Fire's September. Finally, someone did some EW&F! I think Anwar is cool, no matter what Caltechgirl at Not Exactly Rocket Science says. Incredible smile, and just a cool dude. I thought this was one of his better performances. It was good to see him do a "lively" tune this week.
Bo did Vehicle, by the Ides of March. Rock on, Bo! His family & friends wore "Go Bo" t-shirts. Bo totally kicked butt. No way he should be in the bottom 3 tonight. No way. If he is, you'll hear me yelling.
My prediction is that Anthony will go tonight. I just didn't think his performance was memorable. And he has to go at some point.
Can't wait to hear what y'all have to say!