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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

LaKisha Goes Home...

LaKisha Jones received a rousing welcome yesterday as she performed at the Michigan state Capitol.

LaKisha, who is a native of Flint, was greeted by Gov. Jennifer Granholm and hundreds of fans as she performed “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” and “God Bless the Child.”

She is on a homecoming trip through Michigan before she goes back to Hollywood for tour rehearsals.

LaKisha said she plans to live in Houston, where she lived for six years before moving to Baltimore for a bank teller job.

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Saturday, May 12, 2007

LaKisha Speaks...

In her conference call with reporters, LaKisha admitted that if she had it to do over again, she would have done two big ballads on Barry Gibb night, but she told “Entertainment Weekly” that she had actually been preparing for her exit for a couple of weeks…

“You know, a couple of weeks ago in the competition, I felt like, you know, I just can’t win. And I got tired—and it’s so overwhelming and I was just preparing myself to go…Yeah, I felt like my time was coming…

Interestingly, the song that kept her in the competition another week, “This Ain’t a Love Song,” was not her first choice for Bon Jovi week. She did not say what her first choice was, but it was apparently not a ballad because Jon Bon Jovi told her he was so glad she changed it to a ballad…

As to why she didn’t live up to the potential of “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going,” LaKisha said it was the different genres that were her downfall. “Everybody wanted that ‘And I Am Telling You’ moment every week, but when you’re singing different genres every week, those styles don’t necessarily have that ‘big song.’ I went out there every week and gave it my all”…

You may have heard Kiki say during her goodbye speech that “everyone has a story.” When reporters asked her about that she said, “Everyone has a story and no one knows mine like I do.” When reporters pushed for when we would hear that story, she said, “maybe in a movie.” I bet Lifetime’s investigating now…

But what reporters really wanted to know about was that kiss with Simon. “He is a good kisser and I would do it again. His lips were really soft and thin”…

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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

LaKisha bombs and Chris is Chris...

LaKisha Jones, “Jesus, Take the Wheel”: 14
I would have never guessed this one for LaKisha, and her performance showed why. She was over-enunciating and then she was oversinging. In other words, it was just a mess.

Chris Richardson, “Mayberry”: 15
Okay, so I got the Rascal Flatts right. This wasn’t a bad choice, but I am just so over him! But I think it was actually better than LaKisha—and I can’t believe I just typed that. The Rascal Flatts fans will have to let me know if he screwed up any of the words.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

LaKisha Shakes Her Body...

Lakisha Jones, “Conga”: 17
I’m a little torn on this one. I appreciate the effort, but I’m not sure it worked. And if she was planning on doing that much dancing, she really should’ve worn a different dress. Could that be why the director cut away to the piano so early in the song? Nigel sure loved it, though, didn’t he?

And Chris is doing “Smooth”? Can you say copout?...

By the way, if you want to know more about the cartoon cab driver you just saw during the commercial break (and will no doubt see several more times tonight), go to my Stay Tuned blog…

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Tuesday, April 3, 2007

LaKisha ignores advice again...

LaKisha Jones, “Stormy Weather”: 17
Maybe I’m over her too. The beginning was rough and once again she didn’t listen to the advice of a coach. Is this a sign of what she would be like in the studio? Tony was right by the way.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

LaKisha's "Last Dance"

LaKisha Jones, “Last Dance”: 16
I can see I’m going to be hard to please tonight. It just didn’t do it for me and I can’t tell you why. Maybe I just don’t like the song. I like that she did an upbeat one, though.

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