Talk about crash and burn suicide!! If Jason doesn’t go after tonight, I will be seriously pissed. Even, I, who adore the schmuck have had it with his dumb ass performances.
So, tonight was Rock and Roll Hall of Fame night. Kewl.
We begin the night’s performances with the man, David Cook who chose Duran Duran’s, Hungry Like a Wolf. Great song choice for David’s husky rock and roll voice, unfortunately I was on the phone the entire time he sang. But I gathered while it might have been a great song choice, he didn’t deliver. In the play back at the end of the show I would have to agree with the little I heard, but it wasn’t gawd awful, not like some other dread-headed dude’s was.
I didn’t hear Randy or Paula’s comments but did catch what Simon said, “Little bit copycat, but good enough to get through to the next round.”
Next song he sang was The Who’s, Baba O’Riley (and yes I had to look that up). I thought it was titled Teenage Waste Land. Not. But what do I know? I didn’t realize how much I liked the song until David totally nailed it. I loved this performance.
Randy said, “That’s more like the David Cook I love. Live it out, man. You were great.”
Paula said, “I want more.” I do too.
Simon said, “Welcome back, David Cook.”
Next up was Syesha who looked great. She sang Proud Mary. Nobody does it like Tina and unfortunately for me Syesha didn’t come close. For me it was just another unmemorable performance by her. That said, it wasn’t bad, it just wasn’t memorable.
Randy disagreed. He said, “What a difference a couple of weeks makes. Syesha is in the zone!” Whatev.
Paula said, blah blah blah.
Simon said, “I thought it was a bad shrieky version.” The man has a way with words.
Her second song was A Change is Gonna Come. I thought she did a stellar job.
To me it felt like she reached down deep and pulled something extra special from inside. My fave so far.
I’m not sure what Randy was smokin’ during her performance but he said, “For me the first song I loved. This one not so much. I felt like you pushed things out that weren’t there.” As you can tell from my notes above I felt completely different.
So did Paula. She said, “You did that beautifully.”
By this time Syesha was a basket case. I prayed if Simon didn’t like it he would be gentle. He was a class act. “I have to be fair,” he said, “I agree with Paula.” And then that little girl broke down. I hope she makes it through this week.
And after Jason’s performances? How could she not? Jason, Jason, Jason. Okay so when he said he was going to sing a Bob Marley song, how come I wasn’t surprised? But the mood fit, until he opened his mouth. Now, before I get into more Jason bashing I have to admit, I really dug the funky vibe of the performance, but he so did not pull it off.
So Randy said, “Dude, for me that was a real karaoke Bob Marley. At this point you need to show something.”
Paula said, “I wasn’t crazy about the performance.”
Simon gave a warning shot. He said, “Jason, stand back. That was utterly atrocious. The performance and signing was like a first round performance.” Yowch, but true.
Second song he sang was, OMG, Mr. Tambourine Man. When he said the title I cringed. I hated it, then he forgot the words. He is so going home. But, he did muscle through the performance, but my god it was painful witnessing it.
Randy said, “Jason is not in the zone tonight.” Hell, he isn’t close.
Paula said, “It is what it is. It didn’t blow us away, but you blow us away.” Sigh.
Simon said it simply and honestly, “Jason, pack your suitcases.” Fade out…
Then there was little David A. Gah. Sorry. Okay, so he sang Stand By Me. A great song, one I love and one he made so boring if I had never heard it before I’d never want to hear it again. I was startled awake by my loud snores just in time to hear Randy who must certainly be in his own zone say, “He brought the hot man vocals.” Huh?
Paula said, “You really delivered this.” Would someone please tell me what I’m missing here?
I loved Simon’s comment. “The truth is, David, you could have whistled and sounded better then the last performance.” Then he added, “In the grand scheme of things, it was the best performance tonight.”
Then little David A followed up with Love Me Tender. Oh god, not again. How boring can one man be?
I’m not getting the judges on this.
Randy said, “Check it out, baby, another great performance!” Then he said, and I almost spit my tea back into my cup, “I loved how you caressed each word.” Ew.
Paula said, “You were beautiful.”
Simon shocked me when he said, “You didn’t beat the competition tonight, you crushed the competition.” I guess it’s me.
So, if Jason doesn’t go home tonight the producers are going to have to find a better way to keep the talent in house and not make this a popularity contest. Michael should still be there, not Jason, but because he appealed to the more mature crowd he didn’t get the votes.