So last week we said goodbye to Michael Sarver. So tonight there is no theme or mentor this week. The contestants can sing anything they want as long as it is a popular download on iTunes.
First up is Anoop…
This is an interesting departure for you Anoop. I’m not sure “I” would choose this song. Vocally it actually sounds pretty tight. You need a bit more stage presence, even tho it was a nice touch to sing to Paula. I can’t put my finger on it. It’s like you are someone else on stage.
Randy said the vocals were cool, it wasn’t the right song choice. Kara said it was his frat brothers dared him to sing the song. Paula appreciated that he should his playful side. Simon said he got a headache.
Ok….i didn’t see last week, but if that was bad, this week is bad too. I’m just not feeling it. Come on Megan, do something more current and more up beat. I’m tired of the bippity boppity songs you have been doing. This was boring tonite.
Kara said she is in trouble. Paula said she needs to pump it up. Simon said the song was boring and monotonous. Randy said it was like watching paint dry. Oh my.
Hmmm….I was expecting something spectacular and wondrous – but I’m not impressed. You could have picked ANYTHING and this is what you picked? Really? I mean it was nice and all, but I don’t think that at this point, this was the song choice to hit that ball out of the park.
Paula said this is where he thrives and that she would hit repeat on the player in the car. Simon said it was his best performance. Randy said the show started here tonight. Kara said he moved everyone in the room emotionally. I’m sorry, but I didn’t feel it.
Nice start Allison. I like this song. I think the guitar playing at the beginning distracted you, but by the chorus and the ending you were great. Great vocals. You’re a rocker, let it out!
Randy said it was good and he liked it, didn’t understand what she had on. Kara said it was good, but not her best. Paula said her vocal prowess rivals singers twice her age. Simon said we can’t avoid the outfit. Simon said it was a bit precocious.
Ok…what’s with the 80′s haircut?? I love me some Billy Joel, but I don’t know that you’ll escape being in the bottom 3 again this week. The performance is ok and a bit karaoke-ish to me. I really want to see you step in front of the piano and sing to the audience. Your performance was a bit gratuitous to me.
Kara said he made a smart choice tonight. Paula said she is very proud of him. Simon said his best performance by a country mile. He said it was a different Scott. Randy said one of the best of the night.
You Found Me by The Fray
Oooh…watch the vocals at the beginning there. I’ve never heard of this song. Again, for me this is song choice issue. I’m not feeling it with this song. You said you wanted to do something powerful, well it was a dud for me. Sorry dude.
Paula appreciates he went contemporary but aborted his bluesy side. Simon said he didn’t get it. Randy said it was the wrong song. Kara said he goes to the rock side and the r&b and he needs to commit.
Lil I really like the new hair choice. YOu seem to be a bit behind the band, listen to the band. Perhaps, you should have slowed the tempo. This song has been sung every year in the Idol competition. I think the judges will hurt you on your choice. There have been more memorable performances by former Idol contestants, this was not one of them. You have chops girl, you do. You have a great voice, just don’t know if this was your song.
Randy said this wasn’t his song choice, but she sung it very very well. He wants her to young it up. Kara said that when she hits the high notes its unbelievable. Paula said she doesn’t want to see an adult contemporary Lil, she wants to see a younger Lil. Simon found it quite similar to a wedding song performance. He felt it was old-fashioned.
Oh this is going to be a fun performance. This was a fun interpretation of the original. I like the arrangement. You really know how to work a crowd Adam. You had the time of your life up there and the audience and the judges know it too! Vocals are awesome. No worries this week Adam, none at all.
Paula likened him to Mick Jagger and Steven Tyler. Simon said it was very brave. He said it was original and shattered the karaoke crap of the night. Randy said he worked it out and is in the star zone. Kara said every week she can’t wait to see what he is going to do next.
Oh my God…. I already have goosebumps. What a wonderful way to end tonight. I’m even tearing up a bit. Such a powerful performance. I am really impressed Kris. This by far is one of your best performances EVER!
Randy said right now he has been slaying everyone. He said it was the best performance. Kara said “That is artistry!”. Paula said that could be a first cut from his first album. Simon said he brought confidence, he loved the arrangement. Best of his performances.
So who is going home?? Will it be Anoop or will it be Megan? I think Megan’s time is up. She will be leaving us. Joining in her the bottom will be Matt Giraud, but Matt will live to see another week.Filed under: American Idol