Watched last nights American Idol. Motown night was good for some. I really enjoyed hearing from Smokey Robinson and Berry Gordon. Adam Lambert and Allison Iraheta had the two best performances. Tonight we say goodbye to someone. My prediction is that Megan Joy will not make it.
It was good to see Marty Magehee again at last weekend's 4Him concert. He's got a new CD out entitled "Open". Check out his site HERE.
The concert was great. Good crowd and the guys each had a segment of
time to share some of their own music that has been birthed these past
3 years. There could be some future reunions in the future.
After a Saturday lunch with my Mom and Sister, Todd and I were headed
to Bossier for the Third Day event at First Baptist Bossier. Chuck Halley and wife Theresa were
very kind to invite us and give us backstage access. Third Day's
traveling pastor, Nigel James
gave a devotional from 1 Corinthians 6 were Paul addressed the problem
of separating your physical and spiritual bodies. That our body is the
temple of God (Nigel blogged on this devotion..click his name above to
It was a very good devotion. Todd and I were sitting in the back of
the room as Nigel addressed the band. In the middle of our closing
prayer, my Iphone started to ring. The person calling me was Marty
Magehee! The even more ironic thing was my ringtone. For 6 months
now, my main ringtone in the chorus of the song "Waters Gone By" off
the Glory Revealed CD that Mac produced. Shawn Lewis of Hyper Static
Union sings that cut. (If you're not familiar, get this CD...all the
songs are straight scripture). Anyway, Shawn's voice began to ring
throughout the room during Nigel's prayer. I shut it down quickly but
not soon enough for Mac to recognize the song.
After the prayer, he gives me a thumbs up and came over to talk. Mac
is a very down to earth artist who loves to connect to people. That
was obvious in everything they did...from the meet & greet to
interacting with those attending. In our conversation, Mac revealed
that a new "Glory Revealed" is coming out this summer!
My brother and I had a great weekend traveling to Louisiana for two great Christian Concerts. We were friends with both concert promoters which got us in and access backstage. Thanks Rob & Chuck! You guys are awesome and gave the Chambless brothers a venue for a great weekend.
It had been 3 years since the 4Him guys had come together to sing. This was a special reunion concert in West Monroe that our friend Rob Tucker put together. The venue was at my home church, First West. Got a chance to speak to several old friends as well. They all did a great job. Andy Chrisman leads a church in Tulsa.. Church on the Move.
It was good to see Marty Magehee again. He's got a new CD out entitled "Open". Check out his site HERE.
The concert was great. Good crowd and the guys each had a segment of time to share some of their own music that has been birthed these past 3 years. There could be some future reunions in the future.
Details Michael Sarver – "Ain't Going Down 'till the Sun Goes Up". Fun song, didn’t show his range but I thought he did a good job of working the stage. Last week's performance was better.
Allison Iraheta – "Blame it on your Heart" Not her genre of music. She made it her own. Enough to make it to the next week.
Kris Allen – "To Make You Feel My Love". Good ballad. This guy has great control and makes good choices vocally. Good stuff
Lil Rounds – "Independence Day" Good vocals but not her strong spot. She needs to be herself and use her gifts instead of letting the style of song dictate.
Adam Lambert – "Ring of Fire". Weird but good (I think). His range blows me away. This guy is singing alto notes! But his interpretation may not connect to everyone. But certainly enough to advance.
Scott MacIntyre – "Wild Angels" Bad song choice. Scott's vocals are not up to par with his counterparts in this competition. Vocally, I would rank his last. Now vocals and viewer appeal are two different things. Does he have enough appeal to advance? Not sure. We shall see.
Alexis Grace – "Joleen". Not a great song choice. Tempo was way too fast for her to show off her abilities. There were some pitch issues. Always keep the "down & dirty" in. That's what got her in the Top 11.
Danny Gokey – "Jesus Take the Wheel" – solid song and performance. Loose the jacket. I do NOT agree with one of the judges comments about jumping to the "power notes". First off, the song tells a story and you have to have ebb & flow.
Anoop Desai – "You Were Always on my Mind" - solid performance. He comes across much better on ballads.
Megan Joy – "Walking After Midnight" - Can she only sing cute songs? Megan uses cute songs as a crutch, it seems. Having the flu this week and that being communicated on the show may be the only thing that saves her this week.
Matt Giraud - "So Small" Good song and vocals. At the piano was good. Last note a bit off but good overall.
Prediction Well, this is based on votes from mostly teenage girls. This is high speculation but my guess would be that Alexis will not get enough votes to continue. Here's my thinking. It's my bet that at this point of the competition, the worst female performance goes home. I think it's clear that Megan is that. But because she has the flu, she will garner enough sympathy votes to continue. Michael and Scott will get enough votes as well because they each have a following. Alexis' song was not terrible at all but not memorable. She may fall victim to this. But I could be wrong...
Adam Lambert, Alexis Grace, Allison Iraheta, American Idol, Anoop Desai, Danny Gokey, KARA DIOGUARDI, Kris Allen, Lil Rounds, Matt Giraud, Megan Joy, Michael Sarver, Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson, Ryan Seacrest, Scott MacIntyre, Simon Cowell