Sunday, August 16, 2009

Idol Tour Reviews - Rochester

The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle weighs in on Saturday night's Idol concert. The reviewer didn't seem too pleased, particularly with the first act of performers, saying "A vast gulf of talent separates Idol’s top four from the bottom six." He says the "second half cast conglomerates fared better" but called Danny Gokey and Allison Iraheta "too niche-bound" and said Allison's prancing and stomping sold "Cry Baby" more so than her voice. Adam Lambert was described as the one the fans were mostly there to see. The reviewer said he "did indeed emerge as the best swimmer, much like another hard rocker who Idol observers thought should have won, Chris Daughtry in 2006."

I'm a bit confused about this part, though:

But how much was Lambert’s talent, and how much was the choice of songs like Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love?”

Hmmmm: We’ve been here before. That same song — and black eyeliner — also worked for Daughtry three years ago.

Is he wondering if Adam's song choices are cause for his success, or is he just using that line to tie in his comparison to Daughtry to predict that Adam will be as successful as Daughtry? Clarity, dude! Use some.

About Kris Allen, he said Kris "showed real versatility" by playing guitar and piano and ended the paragraph with "He could happen."

The newspaper has a photo gallery from the concert here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I THINK HE CHOSE TO REMIND US ABOUT DAUGHTRY SINGING WHOLE LOTTA OF LOVE BECAUSE ADAM IS 100 TIMES BETTER. I LISTENED TO CHRIS'S VERSION ON YOU TUBE AND ADAM IS WAY BETTER. MUST BE HIS EXTA GUYLINER