The big question on everyone’s minds was, “Are they gonna do better than the girls”? Maybe just a little. I can say I have my clear favorites from what I heard tonight on American Idol but not by much.
TODRICK HALL was up first and he tried a remake of Kelly Clarkson’s “since you’ve been gone”. This was the riskiest move of the night and it did not pay off. Probably one of the most recognized songs from the former idol winner and if I didn’t know what it was, I would have been lost. You hit it bad with that one Hall but you did it with absolute confidence in yourself and came out blazing so kudos for that.
AARON KELLY belted out Rascal Flat’s “Here Comes Goodbye” and I liked it ok. At least he remembered his words tonight. He is a cute guy and I think he will have the teen vote. My daughter is 15 and she didn’t seem impressed but overall, the moms and the young girls will vote for him.
JERMAINE SELLERS sang “Get Here” by Oleta Adams. This started out real shaky but gets better in the middle and dies off again at the end. I think he has a lot of promise if he is given another chance. Simon said he blew it with that perfomance.
TIM URBAN – tries it out with “Apologize” by One Republic. What a complete mess. Tim was called in at the last minute when Chris GoLightly was disqualified from the competition. His falsetto was so weak and there were many high notes in that song. Simon said they made the right decision the first time around by not sending him through and he is absolutely right.
JOE MUNOZ gives a decent performance of “You and I Both” by Jason Mraz. It’s too bad he received no face time during the audition process so people didn’t know who he was. This could hurt him for votes which is a shame because he did well enough to last another week.
TYLER GRADY strikes out “American Woman” and he definitely has the poses and swagger down pat. The vocals weren’t that great but if you add in the performance factor he did pretty good and will definitely be around another week.
LEE DEWYZE was one of my favorites from Hollywood week. He sang “Chasing Cars” by the Snow Patrol and does quite a good job in my opinion. Simon agrees and said that he fought for Lee to be here and still will. Maybe not the best song choice Lee so step it up next week.
JOHN PARK had the worst song choice of the night with “God Bless the Child”. What was he thinking? Who is going to vote for that John? He did so well in his first audition and caught the eye of Shania Twain but this was lacking on all kinds of levels. I hope he stays around because I know he is better than that.
BIG MIKE had personality going for him. His song “This Love” by Maroon 5 was in no way great but his boisterous personality got him rave reviews from the judges. I thought is was a bit karaoke but compared to some of the others, it was a needed performance.
ALEX LAMBERT whose name is way too close to Adam Lambert, sang “Wonderful World” by James Morrison. What a shame. The vocals were way off and he was so nervous that I could feel them through the tv. I felt bad for the guy so if he is around another week, he has got to get it together.
CASEY JAMES has the looks with the vocals to back it up. He is sexy as hell and has piercing blue eyes. I know, I’m as bad as Kara but I love watching this guy sing. Kara and Randy should be ashamed of themselves for their actions during his act. The poor guy almost burst out laughing on stage but thank God he held it together. He sang “Heaven” by Brian Adams and turned it into a slow country song. The best of the night!
ANDREW GARCIA is the fan favorite and you could tell by how the audience received him but his song “Sugar We’re Going Down” by Fallout Guy was disappointing for me as well as Simon. You don’t come out during Hollywood Week with an incredible remake of Paula Abdul’s “Straight Up” and then sing what he did tonight. He was still up there with Casey James because he could sing anything and make it sound good but I expected more.
My bottom three are Tim Urban, Alex Lambert (does anyone else think they look alike?) and I hate to say it but John Park. Even though I don’t think Joe deserves to be in the bottom he more than likely will be. Who were your favorites and who do you think is going home?