Sunday, April 14, 2019

American Idol renewed for 2020 is pleased to announced that ABC has renewed American Idol for season 18 (or season 3 on ABC). Having said that, major changes are expected to happen. Sadly, the show is on thin ice.

American Idol Season 17 Top 14 and Song Choices

American Idol season 17 (or season 2 on ABC) premiered on March 3, 2019. The top 14 was already revealed in advance on

Here are your top 14:

  • Alejandro Aranda (keyboard and disc jockey set) - "One Dance" by Drake, WizKid, & Kyla
  • Alyssa Raghunandan (no instrument) - "She Used to Be Mine" by Sara Bareilles
  • Ashley Hess (piano) - "Fix You" by Coldplay
  • Dimitrius Graham (no instrument) - "Perfect" by Ed Sheeran
  • Eddie Island (no instrument) - "Bennie and the Jets" by Elton John
  • Evelyn Cormier (no instrument) - "The Middle" by Jimmy Eat World
  • Jeremiah Harmon (piano) - "We All Fall in Love Sometimes" by Elton John
  • Laci Kay Booth (no instrument) - "I Miss You" by Blink-182
  • Laine Hardy (guitar) - "That's All Right (Mama)" by Arthur Crudup / Elvis Presley
  • Madison VanDenburg (piano) - "Fallin'" by Alicia Keys
  • Riley Thompson (no instrument) - "Suds in the Bucket" by Sara Evans
  • Uché Ndubizu (no instrument) - "Finesse" by Bruno Mars
  • Wade Cota (with guitar) - "Trouble" by Ray LaMontagne
  • Walker Burroughs (no instrument) - "Climb Ev'ry Mountain" by Margery MacKay (from The Sound of Music)
The top 10 will be chosen like this: 7 will be chosen by public vote, and 3 will be chosen by the judges. Who I predict will make the top 10 are:

  • Alejandro Aranda
  • Alyssa Raghunandan
  • Ashley Hess
  • Dimitrius Graham
  • Jeremiah Harmon
  • Laci Booth
  • Laine Hardy (He's the last person I want to win.)
  • Madison VanDenburg
  • Uché Ndubizu
  • Walker Burroughs
The last person I want to win is Laine Hardy, because he reminds me of Phillip Phillips. He is more of the same as many of the past American Idol winners. Anyone else is fine with me. My favorites are Dimitrius Graham, Uché Ndubizu, Ashley Hess, and Madison VanDenburg.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

#04 Samus, and #04e Dark Samus

After a two-month hiatus, it is time to resume on the series about the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster. This time it is Fighter #04 and #04e, which are Samus and her Echo Fighter Dark Samus.

Samus is the protagonist of the Metroid series, since the original game Metroid. When the original game first came out in 1986, it was not a well-known fact that Samus is a woman. She was my favorite Nintendo character, until I discovered Fire Emblem. She is the galaxy's most famous bounty hunter, often helping the Galactic Federation fight off the Space Pirates. Little is known about her childhood and her time with the Galactic Federation.

Samus is widely praised as one of Nintendo's most iconic heroines, and a groundbreaking example of a powerful female protagonist in video games. Another groundbreaking Nintendo heroine is my favorite Nintendo character, Ayra from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War.

Samus was designed by Hiroji Kiyotake, who would later design Wario, who debuted in Super Mario Land 2: The Six Golden Coins.

Then there is Dark Samus, her Echo Fighter.