3.13.2008

American Idol Cycle 7 戰況匯報(一)

American Idol (全美偶像 一夜成名) Cycle 7經已進入12強階段,6男惡鬥6女。今個cycle更被外界譽為7屆以來最高質素的一次,就這幾星期各人的表現來看,位位實力都旗鼓相當,各懷秘技,男也好女也好,也不再像以往的參賽者般一味死擘喉嚨騷巨肺氣量。昨晚的比賽,12位參賽者被指定選唱The Beatles的作品,大部份歌曲的編排都經過修改以配合個人風格,以下4位是在下暫時的best buy:

1. Brooke White - 今年24歲,來自阿里桑拿州,現居洛杉磯,是一名嬰兒褓姆。15歲起便開始學習鋼琴及結他,更曾經組band負責主音部份。昨晚她用鋼琴伴奏,以滿瀉的感情悠悠地自彈自唱其all times favourite《Let It Be》。結果獲得3位評判一致激賞,Randy的評語:“you gave a heart-felt performance”。我很喜歡Brooke White些微沙啞而低調的聲線,沒有很大修飾,但有個性,上週演繹Pat Benatar的《Love Is a Battlefield》尤其出色。不過此等humble的聲線可能不及那些diva腔搶耳,在公投的情況下形勢可能一般。



2. Michael Johns - 來自澳洲柏斯,今年29歲,10年前因有機會到美國發片而移居當地,現居阿特蘭大。Michael Johns 於03年時曾簽約Madonna旗下的Maverick唱片公司並準備以樂隊《The Rising》之名推出首張專輯,連歌也派了台,但不知甚麼原因臨門一腳成不了事。我承認喜歡 Michael Johns某程度是因為他的外表,好帥啊!不過他一把超manly聲線也實在挺吸引我,可惜昨晚演繹的《Across the Universe》被評為“a little sleepy”,且看觀眾又覺如何了!



3. Carly Smithson - 現年24歲,出生於愛爾蘭,現居聖地牙哥。01年的時候跟大label MCA簽約,並以Carly Hennessy之名推出個人專輯《Ultimate High》,可惜銷量慘不忍睹,據講只賣了400張!Cycle5時曾入圍荷里活的面試,但最後因簽證問題而被取消資格。Carly Smithson現職bartender,晚間則在不同酒吧獻唱。在右手手髀有大片紋身的Carly,一派暴風少女格,聲線倒也配合,很搖滾很有勁度。昨晚選唱《Come Together》,連諸多挑剔的Cowell聽後也忍不住大讚:week after week so far, I think you have chosen the wrong song until now...





4. David Archuleta - 來自邁阿密,是12位參賽者中年紀最輕的一位,今年只有17歲,最喜歡的歌手包括Natalie Cole、Celine Dion、Mariah Carey及Steve Wonder等等。年紀輕輕的他已很有表演慾,12歲時已贏過另一大型比賽《Star Search》,舞台經驗豐富。歌聲成熟,技巧如行雲流水的David Archuleta於第2週所演繹John Lennon的《Imagine》的確讓人讚嘆不已,不過昨晚選唱的《We Can Work it Out》則有點強差人意,更甩嘴忘記歌詞。不過投票的觀眾大部份都來自他的年齡層,就我看他最少可進5強。

13 comments:

Artman said...

已經是第七年睇AI, 但今年暫時我仲未有特別心水...
Brooke是有個性, 但聲線控制尚待磨練, 預計最終第5名左右
Michael聲線好, 但過去四週皆表現平平, hollywood round唱Bohemian Rhapsody仲好, 如果下個星期依然普通, 有點危險
Carly算係最好, 如無意外應該入三甲
David A太多fans了, 應該會入finale, 但拜託咪再(多次)甩咀.

另外幾buy Syesha, 但之後都要好好先有機會Top 5/脫離Bottom 3.
下個星期應該是Kristy的最後一次吧.
至於David H被淘汰, 除了今個星期唱得唔好之外, 多多少少都同gay stripper的醜聞有關...

OGAKE said...

AI我有睇第二季,令我愛上Clay Aiken,現在
第七季ATV英文台有播,未有心水,個個都好掂咁~~~

best actor said...

David A needs to pull up his socks or he ain't gonna make it to the top. Michael Johns also needs to step up and shows US what he can do or he won't establish enough fan base to keep him safe.... This is gonna be an interesting season.

Last night, I was not impressed with McPhee's performance, her new album is gonna sell as she is workin' with David Foster.

Fun said...

David A好明顯係贏popularity啦,佢係唱得好,不過呢類聲呢類型態既提多啦~


Michael J要突圍係好難架啦,希望盡是佢搵到條岩既路啦~

Kristy都係走去自己出唱片算吧啦~

McPhee + DF,有期望!

Donald Kwan said...

David Archuleta好有zac efron影子呀, 掂!

Fun said...

佢其實似clay aiken多d呀~~

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