The vey famous Andrea Bocelli and David Foster join the Idols tonite. Tonite’s theme is Love Songs.
Katherine – “I Have Nothing” written by David Foster and originally performed by Whitney Houston. Kat you started off great. Then…you started reaching for the high notes and we’re having pitch problems. This was just OK…but Simon was right…if you’re going to perform a Whitney Houston song…you better sound better than the original – you didn’t tonite. I’m sorry Kat…
Elliott – “A Song For You” – Elliott…I’m watching and I luv what I hear. However, you need stage presence bro…walk around! Engage the audience. I’ve been saying it for a few weeks now and this is where it will count. You have a great voice, I luv your music, but you lose me on attention span. Paula…don’t cry….it was very touching however to see you cry. Wow…Simon loved it!!
Kellie – “Unchained Melody” – Interesting choice Kellie. Let’s see what you do with it. You have to really stop playing the “ditzy blond” routine. It does not become you Kellie. Ok…timing problems..pitch here and there. I don’t care for this arrangment. Giving it a “country” twang doesn’t work. You pitch on held out notes…watch it Kellie. That was awful ending. But somehow, America has voted for you the last two weeks and I thought those were awful too.
Paris - “The Way We Were” – Wow…..I can’t wait! Interesting version. I guess I had Babs all in my head, but you came out with a version all your own. Very nice. Oh Simon…don’t be so pissy.
Taylor – “Just Once” – What’s up bud??? That wasn’t a very good beginning. Soft tones aren’t your strong points Taylor. You shine when you can let it out. I’m not sure this was a good fit for you tonite. The ending was a bit more interesting, but it was OK. For you and last week, this was “Just again…”
Chris – “Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman” – Hmmm…..there is that vibrato again…just too much for my tastes..especially for a love song. THe mid and ending is more your style. You like that. Overall, I’m not sure this was a fantastic performance either. But the votes will probably move you to the Top 5. I’ll be voting for Elliott.
This was a hard night. A mix of weird versions, bad pitch and bad choices. In my opinion, there were only TWO songs tonite that I really liked. Elliott and Kat (just BARELY…).Filed under: American Idol