Monday, August 24, 2009

Idol Tour Reviews - Cleveland

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a variety of goodies in its review of Sunday night's show. Not only is there a fair review, but there are video interviews of Adam Lambert, Allison Iraheta and Anoop Desai embedded in the story. Make sure to check it out. The interviews are interesting.

As far as the review goes, Adam was called the "total package" who "delivered the most adventurous set". The reviewer gave credit to Kris Allen for "putting forth a noble effort" while "many well-established acts would have been hard-pressed to follow Lambert. He also said, "there was no denying Allen's impressive set of pipes, although he could have used a few star-power pointers from Lambert." Fair enough. About Danny Gokey, he wrote that if the music thing didn't work out, Danny would make a fine motivational speaker.

For the others, "Michael Sarver got the crowd's blood pumping with Ne-Yo's 'Closer,' Megan Joy revealed a knack for neo-soul via songs by Corinne Bailey Rae and Amy Winehouse and spirited piano men Scott MacIntyre and Matt Giraud teamed up for a fun stab at Billy Joel's 'Tell Her About It.'" Lil Rounds and Allison Iraheta "poured their hearts into 'Single Ladies' and 'Cry Baby,' respectively, even if they didn't exactly upstage Beyonce or Janis Joplin. Anoop Desai "covered more ground in a shorter period of time" than anyone else, going from Willie Nelson to Bobby Brown (although hi ... Mad came out a good 20 years after "My Prerogrative" so that was a weird analogy).

To summarize, the reviewer said, "Voice for rafter-rattling voice, this may be the most talented 'Idol' crop yet."

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