For the Top Three, each contestant performed two songs: one they chose themselves (performed first by each contestant) and one chosen by the judges.
Ok, It’s Alright With Me by Eric Hurchinson
Not Casey’s best vocal. He lost the melody briefly several times, and it just never went anywhere. The Wife said it was boring.
Come to My Window by Melissa Etheridge
It almost sounded like Crystal was out of breath all the way …
This week’s theme was Songs from the Movies, with Jamie Foxx mentoring. In addition to their solo performances, each contestant performed a duet with another contestant.
Kiss From A Rose by Seal (from Batman Forever)
Rough night for Lee. Pitchy notes all over, and a big step backwards. The Wife agreed that it wasn’t his week, but at least he hasn’t had a bad week in a while.
Will You Be There by Michael Jackson …
The theme for the Top Five was songs of Frank Sinatra. Harry Connick Jr. provided mentoring as well as arranged the songs for the performances.
Fly Me to the Moon
This is a good theme for Aaron, as Frank didn’t really have all that big a voice either. But Blue Eyes could do things with his voice that no one else could.
Unfortunately, there’s no swing in Aaron’s performance. “I don’t think he could swing it if he …
I wasn’t able to watch television Tuesday evening, so the Wife and I watched both the performances and the results show Wednesday evening. One can certainly get through the shows quickly when you skip the commercials, fluff and repetiion.
The theme for the week was songs of Shania Twain.
You’re Still The One
Loved the opening. It was really in a sweet spot of his voice. But why is he doing that John Mayer thing with his mouth, …
In conjunction with Idol Gives Back, the theme was inspiration songs. Unfortunately, I found the performances overall to be mediocre, not inspirational.
Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow by Fleetwood Mac
Once again, nothing risky, but a solid performance. The Wife thought he could have given the performance a bit more edge, but that it was good.
I’ve liked a number of Casey’s performances, but we’re getting towards the end. Safe may not cut it. Time to take chances, …
The theme for the night was entries from the Lennon/McCartney songbook. That certainly left no shortage of songs to choose from.
Long and Winding Road
Pitchy, sleepy performance. The Wife thought it was dull. “His voice doesn’t sound right,” she observed.
Is he hoarse? There has supposedly been a bug going around the AI House.
Overall, it was ok, but a bit boring.
Let It Be
Great song, but any time the theme has anything to …
The theme for the week was R&B and the mentor was Usher, so my expectations weren't very high. Frankly, anything I liked was likely to be called old by Simon.
Tonight's theme was Number One Hits of the Billboard Hot 100, and for some reason, Siobhan came on stage with a Sanjaya faux-hawk. But I guess if we could understand Siobhan, she wouldn't be nearly as interesting.
American Idol moved to the big stage with the Top Twelve, and the theme for the week is the Rolling Stones. This looks to be a rough week for many of the contestants.
Still trying to catch up on my American Idol watching, so here are my thoughts on last night's performances by the guys.