Tonight was, sing a song released the year you were born night. Some Idols picked good ones, others? Yep, crashed and burned.
Let us begin with the eldest Idol Danny. He sang Stand By Me. For me it began slow and I was immediately bored. His voice was on the mark but the arrangement was a sleep inducer. It picked up at the end but for me it didn’t make me sit up and listen. Randy didn’t care for the arrangement, but said, “This is a vocal talent completion and you got the talent.” I could not agree more. Kara dittoed Randy. Paula said, “Wow you opened the show with the bar set high.” Simon thought the beginning was good, middle lazy, and the end fantastic. Overall, “Great.”
Next up was Kris. He sang All She Wants To Do Is Dance. Ok, so Kris is cute, but his vocal performance for me was meh. Kara wasn’t bowled over. Paula, blah blah, Simon said, “Indulgent, boring forgettable.” I agree with boring and forgettable. Randy said, “I lost you.” Despite his meh performance, I think Kris will make it through.
Lil’ Rounds was next and sang What’s Love Got To Do With It? First of all, I have to say she is a lovely person and she looked hot tonight. LOVED her shoes. But, I wasn’t thrilled with her vocals, especially in the beginning, but she did pick it up. Paula said, “You need to create your own niche.” Simon was more blunt. “We’re not looking for a third or fourth rate Tina Turner. You have got to start becoming more original.” Randy said, “You have mad talent, but what the two said is true.” Kara said, “It’s about making that leap from singer to artist.” Right on!
Anoop sang True Colors. I was hoping I’d really dig this performance, but it started slow for me but did pick up. I really thought the judges were going to skewer him but surprise surprise. Randy liked it, Kara liked it, of course Paula liked it, and leave it to Simon to put it all into perspective. He called Anoop a human yo-yo.
Scotty. Sigh. I think this is his last week. He really needs to go. That said, he sang The Search Is Over, and I thought it wasn’t bad. But those high notes. Ack! So Kara wasn’t sure she would have picked that song. Paula gave him an overall bravo. Randy said it was ok, and Simon said, “I suggest next week you go back to the piano. The song was horrible.” Then Scott argued with him. DO. NOT! Argue with Simon. It will get you voted off faster than Paula can get up and gush.
Allison sang I Can’t Make You Love Me. I thought it was too mature for her. But, she proved me wrong. Great job, and she looked cute tonight. Paula liked, Kara liked, Randy compared her to Kelly Clarkson, and Simon farted on the performance by telling her she now needed to work on her likeability. He’s right yanno.
Matt sang Part Time Lover, and I thought he sounded great. He was my fave so far. Matt stuck with what got him there, and did it really well. Randy said he was vocally one of the best. Kara loved it, Paula gave him a standing ovation, which from her doesn’t mean much. Simons said, “Well done.”
Have you noticed they save the best for last?
Adam, Adam, Adam, oh how you have grown on me. I am a fan. Truly. He sang Mad World, and well, it was bliss to listen to him. To watch him too. None of that flamboyant crap. He just sang his heart out. Simon gave him the first standing ovation I can remember. What else is there to say? A star has been born on AI. He will win.
Thoughts? My pick to go home is Scott, but I won’t be surprised if it’s Anoop. Oh, and I can’t believe Steve-O didn’t get the boot tonight.