American Idol Top Four Performances

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.

Lee Dewyze
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.

Michael Lynche
Will You Be There by Michael Jackson …

American Idol Top Five Performances

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.

Aaron Kelly
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 …

American Idol Top Six

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.

Lee Dewyze
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, …

American Idol Top 7 Performances

In conjunction with Idol Gives Back, the theme was inspiration songs. Unfortunately, I found the performances overall to be mediocre, not inspirational.

Casey James
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, …

American Idol Top Nine (Redux) Performances

With the judges using their save on Michael Lynche last week, we had nine performances again tonight, and two going home tomorrow. The theme was Elvis Presley, with Adam Lambert mentoring.

I’m on the road this week, so notes might be a bit short.

Crystal Bowersox
Saved

Good song choice, with a nice gospel feel to the arrangement. The Wife loved it, and thought it was one of her favorites from Crystal.

Andrew Garcia
Hound Dog

I’m not sure my …

American Idol Top 9 Performances

The theme for the night was entries from the Lennon/McCartney songbook. That certainly left no shortage of songs to choose from.

Aaron Kelly
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.

Katie Stevens
Let It Be

Great song, but any time the theme has anything to …