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American Idol Episode: "American Idol"

Season 6, Episode 18
Episode Synopsis: The eight remaining female contestants perform.
Original Air Date: Mar 7, 2007

March 7, 2007: "Let's Get to a Warmer Place" Season 6, Episode 18

This was a completely different show than last night's, and aren't we glad? With the numbers dwindling, the women understood that not only did they have to bring it, but they had to bring the "Yo Factor" as well. Four of the girls did that tonight. Stick around and I'll tell you my picks at the end. We started off high energy when Jordin sang Pat Benatar's "Heartbreaker." I really like Jordin, but I'm gonna say here and now that she's not vocally ready for this. She's a strong singer and I think we'll see more of her, but maybe not for much longer this season. Sabrina followed her, looking very hot in her bronze dress. But she was a little shrieky. I think she was singing a song by En Vogue, but frankly I found it hard to recognize. Sabrina is swimming around in the middle right now, but I'm sure she'll be back next week. Ms. Barba informed us that she plays the violin, but hasn't had the time to practice since going to college. Would it be wrong of me to suggest she doesn't have time because she has been busy taking snapshots of her valuables, and trying to decide whether or not to take the $250K she's been offered to join up with Girls Gone Wild? Just a thought. I can't listen to her, and I find that even her good looks are waning since her personality is so icky. She waded through a Corinne Bailey Rae song, and I was happy when it was over. I loved Simon with all of my heart when he told her, "You've gone as far as you can go," and followed it with, "I wish you could sing better." You could see it in her face that she thought, "I'm so far superior to you people." And now I've wasted too much valuable space on her. Carrying on with what's-her-name... according to Simon, he cannot remember Haley's name, and it's just as well because she really should be a chorus girl in Vegas. Can't you see it now? She is wearing a showgirl outfit with the huge headdress like when Lucille Ball did it on the I Love Lucy show. I thought the song was dreadful and found her irritating. But since my mother raised me to always say something nice about a person, I really liked her eye makeup. The dead silence after Paula spoke and before Simon picked it up was unbearable and brought no good news for her. Haley, I think you might want to start packing those bags of yours. Stephanie's singing video from childhood cracked me up. She said she was shy then but comfortable singing in front of people now, and let me just say, girl, you are comfortable on stage, because that is exactly where you belong. Steph was the first one to climb the stairs to my top four. Lakisha opened her mouth and all I could think, feel, hear was "what a voice." I am happy she took Simon's advice and dressed more appropriately. She sang Whitney and she also climbed the stairs to my top four. Hello, Gina! I could tell by looking at her that she was in her element! I find it hard not to love Auntie Gigi! Look how every sentence ends with an exclamation point! I didn't recognize the song, (Randy pointed out that it was Evanescence), but I was thrilled as heck that she was rocking out. Gina adds the rock element that is nearly always missing from this show - and from music in general, if you ask me. She definitely was there to "keep the edge alive" and to be a "breath of fresh air." Gina, please join the others in my top four. Need we even say anything about the unbelievable talent that comes in the form of Melinda? Her OCD = Equality speech was hysterical. Melinda sang "I'm a Woman" (yeah, you are!) and brought the house down. In the words Randy used earlier for another contestant, "She done sung it!" It was in perfect style for her to walk over to the backup singers and sing with them a measure. Randy called her a "consummate pro," and Simon called her, "You little tiger. I love that!" The show really picked up after Stephanie showed up, and frankly it just got better and better. Let me break it down for you... the cream of the crop, in this order: 1. Melinda 2. Lakisha 3. Stephanie 4. Gina Time to kick it up a notch: 1. Jordin 2. Sabrina Time to hit the road: 1. Antonella 2. Haley Join me back here tomorrow when Carrie Underwood drops by to sing and we talk about the unveiling of the songwriting competition (at least that's my guess as to what the special news is). show less
This was a completely different show than last night's, and aren’t we glad? With the numbers dwindling, the women understood that not only did they have to bring it, but they had to bring the “Yo Factor” as well. Four of the girls did that tonight. Stick around and I’ll tell you my picks at the end. We started off high energy when Jordin sang Pat Benatar’s “Heartbreaker.” I really like Jordin, but I’m gonna say here and now that she’s not vocally ready for this. She’s a strong singer and I think we’ll see more of her, but maybe not for much longer this season. Sabrina followed her, looking very hot in her bronze dress. But she was a little shrieky. I think she was singing a song by En Vogue, but frankly I found it hard to recognize. Sabrina is swimming around in the middle right now, but I’m sure she’ll be back next week. Ms. Barba informed us that she plays the violin, but hasn’t had the time to practice since go... read more

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Premise: The smash reality series showcases wannabe pop stars competing for a record deal by crooning for a panel of judges, including, most entertainingly, the acid-tongued Simon Cowell, who departed the show in 2010 after serving for nine seasons. The judges review a performer's talent (or lack thereof), and at-home viewers then vote for their favorite potential star. The show helped launch the careers of such artists as Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson and Adam Lambert.

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