Caleb Johnson chose “Maybe I’m Amazed” by Paul McCartney for his favorite song of the season on the American Idol Top 2 performances show Tuesday night. Not a bad idea for Caleb to show off his softer side once again before the final American Idol votes are cast.
Keith Urban gives Caleb a “woooo” for the performance but says it’s a real, deep, emotional song and be careful not to get caught up in the gymnastic aspect of the song and lose the feeling on it.
Jennifer Lopez says she agrees and Caleb’s power is so undeniable and it’s kind of like holding back the engine on a race car, but that’s what it requires on this song. More heart and less of the power. But he was amazing.
Harry Connick Jr. wants to know who the American Idol judges think won the first two rounds. He and Keith think Caleb won the first round, Jena won the second round. JLo waffles and pretty much says it’s all a tie.
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“Maybe I’m Amazed” was the one song that showed Caleb can do more than just sing powerfully sung rock songs. It showed he can hold the intensity back, if need be. True, it was only for a minute or so. But, Caleb will never be a singer of soft ballads. Not his style. So he will never excel at soft, intimate songs. But, can you imagine the screeching if a pure ballad singer, such as Alex tried to sing the songs Caleb does? That is when you would see screaming and screeching.