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karenWaaah! Forgive me, my dears for being too excited! I’m sure you can’t get over the biggest twist that has ever come up from our favorite weekly habit, American Idol Season 8! Right now I am still trying to recover from my shock, although it’s a good one, I must say, Don’t you agree?

 

            I still can’t believe Kris actually won! YIPEE! It was so unexpected, but that’s the way it is with the best surprises right? As I remember how he actually started his Idol journey with his rather forgettable audition, I can’t believe how this charming crooner with great guitar skills whose talent actually shone through as weeks went by in this season. He’s actually a great example of a dark horse, and I must say, he’s a lucky one (and a cute one too)!

 

           kris allen wins Kris and Adam have very different performing styles. While Adam is really more of the showstopper—he was almost always in the limelight throughout the season—Kris is more of the simple guy, unassuming, but at the same time showcasing his talent the best way he knew how, and he always manages to nail all the numbers that he performs. I even liked his version of “Heartless” by Kanye West, which was actually his worst, according to the judges. So I must say, he’s definitely not bad at all!

 

            Kris and Adam’s duet for the finals, “We Are the Champions”, was definitely the song for the both of them. Even Simon said, “To both of you, and I don’t normally mean this, I thought you were both brilliant…the future’s all yours.” That was just so touching—I’m sure it meant a lot to the both of them.

 

            And then they did the duets with other artists. Kris did a heartfelt number with Keith Urban, one singer who is actually resembles his vocal style, while Adam as usual was just a delight onstage with his pyrotechnic number with Kiss, the rock legends. That basically showed just how different the two of them were.

 

            I also think they were friends, and competition wasn’t really that tough between the both of them, maybe it’s because they didn’t really have the same style, so they had a musical camaraderie of some sort, and that I think is truly important to a competition, to learn all that you can from your fellow contestants, because sometimes it’s really not just about the winning, but how you get there and grow along the way, right?  

 

           adam lambert with kiss But there can only be one winner, and it’s actually us who decided on Kris for the win—imagine, over 100 million votes came in! Wow! Adam is definitely also a winner in his own right, he made it seem so easy and fun, and he’s a true star. He’s actually the highlight of Season 8! That’s why even I was shocked that he didn’t win this competition but he doesn’t really need to feel bad, because there’s such a bright future ahead of him. I’m sure next year he will also have his own chart-topping album just like Kris!

 

            I am so happy right now, but also at the same time sad, because my favorite show (and yours too) just wrapped up another great season—with such a twist! Of course I’ll miss my weekly habit, but definitely I’m going to be listening to these Idols conquer the airwaves soon, really soon, and I also plan to share my own hits as well, so watch out for it! I definitely had fun updating you week after week, and I hope you had fun too as well—hope to catch you guys again soon, and always keep smiling, it will take you places!

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karenHello my dears! I know it’s been a pretty exciting week this week for you, not just because of the Idol finals but also because I heard that the two DAVIDs from Season 7 is in Manila right now for a tour—wish I was there to catch it with you, but I’m sure a lot of you Idol addicts are having a blast!

            Well we are supposed to have fun even if the season is almost ending right? Because the excitement is just too much! I mean, it has me on my toes the whole time, especially the last episode, which is also one of the saddest—

            danny gokey eliminationDuring the start of this season I have always shared with you how I have admired Danny Gokey, not only for his soulful voice, but the way he kept on fighting even after his wife Sophia’s death. He is truly an inspiration for everyone who wants to keep on moving and following their dreams. Maybe it is his training in church, or maybe it’s just his pleasant personality, that makes the Gokster one of the most likeable contestants ever on Idol! It is not even that surprising to know that he’s never been in the Bottom Three of this competition—now that must be a record right?

            We all know we like the Gokster, there’s no question about it J But the votes just weren’t enough to have him make it into the finals, and maybe that’s just the way it is. I have seen some mildly violent reactions, but most people I have talked to agree that maybe it really is Gokey’s time to go. Throughout the season he has shown the best of his talent, adapting to all the genres beyond his gospel training, showcasing the range of his voice. People will never stop liking him, I’m sure of it.

            Even the judges seemed to have a hard time letting him go, just take a look at the reactions on their faces! Simon parted with a compliment, even calling his performance simply “brilliant”—because that’s just the way it is, brilliant in a beautiful way—you can feel Danny’s heart in every song he sings, and I think that’s the best part of what he shared with his audience, with us J

            The Gokster has no hard feelings about it though. He says he wants to start a musical movement and make an R&B album mixed in with some Latin beats as influenced by his wife—pretty soulful and exotic as well, and it makes me excited! Now that sounds like a plan! J But in the meantime, we might as well root for Kris or Adam in next week’s finale—who is your bet?! I know it’s going to be Adam for the win—I just don’t know if Jimmy will agree with me, because I think he’s rooting for Kris! So, may the best boy win! J

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jimmyHowdy! We are almost wrapping up yet another great season of American Idol, and as usual, it’s going out with a bang, with the face-off of two of the best new talents the recording industry will ever know! How time flies, to think that I was just watching the two DAVIDs battle it out and right now they’re touring in Manila—wow! It sure does fly when you’re having fun!

Now it’s the screams versus the soul. Adam Lambert and Kris Allen may be two totally different performers, but they share the same passion for showcasing their talent, and that’s their common denominator. It could just very well be one of the most exciting face-offs in Idol history.

kris allen eliminationI really thought Kris was on his way out after Simon’s comment on his cover of the club hit by Kanye West, “Heartless”. It was a great acoustic take on the song, and somehow he still managed to nail it! Simon got pretty scary though, when he said that for sure Kris is on his way out. I’m sure he got all the votes that saved him!

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 As for Adam, the pretty boy who screamed all his way into the season, he’s more or less a sure shot, as I have said from the start. Everybody just loves him and his crazy antics, what can I say? I’m not really an Adam fan, but I know how he can be so charming and he never fails to surprise everybody. He’s just a delight to see onstage, thanks to his theater background that just makes him so watch-worthy.

For consecutive seasons now the American Idol finale usually involves a sausage fest for some reason! I think it may be because of all the girls watching? Haha. But seriously, while there were girls in this competition that I really thought would make it, like Allison and Lil Rounds, they just didn’t get the votes. And the way Kris actually did rise to the top is pretty unexpected, hence the term dark horse—

           kris allen vs adam lambert And who knows? He might just end up walking away as the newest Idol! Well I know a lot of you are into Adam, and I mean well, but basically I am rooting for him and his low-key style, he’s pretty much got a lot of potential. But it still remains all to be seen, right Karen?

            This may very well be a face-off worth not missing out—and we better catch it. Go Kris! May you do all the underdogs proud, hahaha!

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Well well well, what can I say? It’s the second year in a row that boys are actually the ones battling it out for the Idol finals! Alright, don’t get me wrong, I expected our little girl Allison to actually make it to the Idol finals, but for some reason, she got the boot this week, despite her great cover of that hit by Alice Cooper, “School’s Out”. Her number was definitely edgy, thanks to all the black leather, but I guess it didn’t get all the votes it needed.

            So now we have a sausage fest for the finals, and everybody at this adam lambert rock week1point is pretty much rooting for their own favorites, Adam for the Idol die-hards, the Gokster for the loyal ones, and Kris for all the ladies, single or not! But seriously, I think all of them really deserve to be in on the win, but the judges will definitely be confused before they can actually really decide, that’s for sure!

            Another highlight of this week’s episode is when Paula took to the stage—it had everybody saying whoa! and wow! at the same time. We all know how big she was in the 80s, and she proves that she’s still got it in her with the debut of her new single, Í’m Just Here for the Music”. She can still give Britney a run for her money, hahaha!

            danny gokey rock weekNewly-reunited No Doubt also blew the house down to complement the rockin’ theme if this weeks ep—they’re back and they just seem to have a blast now more than ever, just like they did way back in 1995, or maybe even better! But well, of course they get old, so the still-hot Gwen Stefani ended up doing some pushups after she got exhausted doing two numbers. Whew!

            Then there’s Chris Daughtry—also debuting his band’s new single, “No Surprise”. I still wonder why he didn’t make it into the finals way back in Idol Season 4, but glad that he still made it into his career nevertheless.

           kris allen come together1 Next week seems to be pretty poppy with Katy Perry and Jordin Sparks—pretty hot (I know) but it says a lot about the fierce competition from the boys! I am curious to find out their personal choices for the songs they are supposed to sing, and I am actually surprised with myself—I am now rooting for Kris Allen for the win! There, I said it. Must be the way he plays his guitar—sort of reminds me of myself! Haha!

            Let’s keep on being Idol addicts! The finals are just getting to be too close! Just enjoy the ride, boys and girls!

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The American Idol Season 8 competition continues to be strong as we head to the finish line. Tonight, after the nationwide vote, the remaining 3 Idol hopefuls will be revealed.

Tonight’s American Idolresults show  features performances by Paula Abdul, No Doubt and Daughtry. One of the four finalists will be eliminated.

Will tonight be the end of Kris Allen‘s great run or will the last girl-standing fall and make it a three-man fight? Will Adam Lambert face the danger zone again or is it time for Danny Gokey to face the pressure of Idol elimination?

Last night, over 64 million votes were registered, the highest in American Idol history.

The seats are ready. Your Top 4 are all in the centerstage. Dim the lights and here we go. Starting with Allison Iraheta… Danny’s name is called out next. Ryan Seacrest moved on to Adam. Then to Kris… After the vote, the first person in the Top 3 is Kris Allen.

Joining Kris in the safe zone and in the Top 3 is Adam. Now were down to Allison and Danny. After the record setting vote of over 64 millon, Danny is safe and ALLISON IRAHETA IS GOING HOME.

Join us again as we provide you with LIVE and up-to-minute details of next week’s Top 3 performance and results show. Tune in regularly to Eye On Idol Friendster page for the latest American Idol news, weekly predictions and betting tips.

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American Idol Fab Four is back on the centerstage tonight as they continue their quest of realizing their Idol dream.

The Idol stage suffered from technical accidents but as they say, “The Show Must Go on”. It will be a first as the Top 4 will be paired up and will perform Rock classics.

Slash (former lead guitarist of legendary rock band Guns ‘n Roses) is this week’s mentor.

Adam Lambert, “Whole Lotta Love” by Led Zeppelin – Randy thinks Adam and Slash should do a record. Kara says Adam should be a rock god. Whole lot-a perfect says Paula while Simon thinks it was one of his best performance and nobody can top that.21672_2

Allison Iraheta, “Cry Baby” by Janis Joplin – Randy did not love the song choice. Kara thinks Allison was little nervous but likes Allison transformation when she’s in the stage. Paula thinks Allison is fearless. Simon likes her terrific vocals but thinks that Allison is trying too hard and Simon recommended a Queen song.

Kris Allen and Danny Gokey, “Renegade” by Styx – Randy likes the harmony and thinks that Kris and Danny compliment each other. Kara says both guys had some moments. Paula says it was powerful and compelling. Simon thinks Danny was better than Kris.

Kris Allen, “Come Together” by The Beatles – Randy like the way Kris play the guitar and he enjoyed it. Kara however thinks it was not a great performance. Paula says Kris’ artistic ability and signature makes it a great performance. Simon says it’s like eating ice for lunch, boring and jammed.

Danny Gokey, “Dream On” by Aerosmith – It was alright according to Randy but an A+ for effort. Kara thinks Danny took it a little too far.  Paula isn’t sure about Danny’s song choice. Simon didn’t like Danny’s last note and it was over the top but thinks Danny will be safe tonight.

Allison Iraheta and Adam Lambert, “Slow Ride” by Foghat – Randy thinks Adam and Allison should do a duet on their albums and it was a bomb. It was a perfect marriage and there were totally in sync says Paula. In the battle of duets they win this one and because of that, Allison was given a good chance of staying put by Adam says Simon.

See who goes home! Results show is tomorrow and Eye on Idol has it LIVE! Tune in regularly to Eye On Idol Friendster page for the latest American Idol news, weekly predictions and betting tips.

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kkong1igh, how time flies! Summer is almost over and the rains are now starting—it seemed only yesterday that I was sharing my picks in the Top 36 and now, we are almost down to the finals of our favorite show, American Idol Season 8!

And as I said before, this is where the real competition starts, as we see the “true colors” of our favorites, with their talents and performance level. This is the part that can get a little tough for the contestants, and I can just imagine the pressure that they feel. But you know, once you’re actually up on that stage, all the nervous feelings sort of stop, and you actually find your confidence, most especially if you are really passionate about what you’re doing, and I think they all are.

This week was a treat for us fans not only because we see the all the best in our favorites, but I loved the musical selections too. This week, they performed standards from the golden age of jazz and the classics, kris-allen-rat-packwhich really tested their vocal flexibility. I must say the selections were all great!

Hooray for the Goksters! Danny Gokey was just simply stellar, in Paula’s words, as he did his version of “Come Rain Come Shine”. I really think he can make it in this genre, the emotions really shine through with his bluesy vocals.

Kris Allen, with his usual charms, was accompanied by piano and some horns as he did “The Way You Look Tonight”, which is one of my favorites of all time, but it’s a pretty challenging song too with its low keys. As usual all his girl fans were screaming, and I really think he stands a good chance to win in this competition too, although Simon doesn’t think so!

Matt Giraud’s version of “My Funny Valentine” was low key as well but very sincere, and I am impressed with the fact that he took on a very challenging song. Simon even called it “the only believable, authentic song I have heard tonight”, and I think that must have been the best compliment ever, but unfortunately, Matt got eliminated for real, but it was fun while he stayed on in the competition and even got a judge’s save for the first time in American Idol history.

Adam Lambert had the best entrance I have seen this season! It kind of reminded me about Broadway actually, with the stairs lighted pink and his white suit. His version of “Feeling Good” was great as usual, he seems to care about winning and giving out all his best all the time.

allison-iraheta-rat-packBut the best performance of the night belongs to Allison Iraheta, with her version of “Someone To Watch Over Me” that made me fall in love over and over again. I can’t believe she’s just turned 17, her voice really is one of a kind! And with her very innocent and tender performance, I’m sure she deserves a spot in the finals too.

OK, here’s the part where I get confused because everyone seems to deserve a spot in the finals! But of course this is a competition and we should just keep crossing our fingers and know that only the best can win…can’t wait for next week! Keep safe now!

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