Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Top 16 - Boys Night SPOILERS + LIVE BLOG!
We have some spoilers from boys night thanks to @blkeener on twitter and Joes Place Blog!
I am turning this spoilers post into my live blog post! Keep an eye on this post for all of tonight's judges comments, and some of my own!
Lee Dewyze - "Fireflies" by Owl City - I love seeing current music on Idol. Lee did his thing on this song, it didn't sound anything like the original but that's okay. I liked it! Randy says he made it work. Ellen says he made it rock. Kara says he looks confident, and that he made it a better song. Simon says there was nothing to rave about. Lee says he had fun. (Download on iTunes)
Alex Lambert - "Trouble" by Ray LaMontagne - I don't think he was as good as last week, but he did pretty good. I look forward to seeing more from him. Randy says he could have done more with the song. Ellen says he is getting better every week. Kara says he needs to be less stiff and let go. Simon says he need to relax. (Download on iTunes)
Tim Urban - "Hallelujah" by Jeff Buckley - I was never a Tim Urban fan, but this was his best performance to date. Is it enough to break into the top 12? Randy says he did a pretty good job. Ellen says it was fantastic and runs on stage to give him a hug. Kara says he could be on top of the boys right now. Simon says it was terrific. (Download on iTunes)
Andrew Garcia - "Genie In A Bottle" by Christina Aguilera - Risky song choice, but I think he pulled it off. Even if hearing him sing some of those lyrics was a little creepy. Randy says he had no range. Ellen says it was surprising. Kara says she was disappointed, it was not great. Simon says that it was desperate. Also, STOP TALKING ABOUT STRAIGHT UP. (Download on iTunes)
Casey James - "You’ll Think of Me" by Keith Urban - Good. Not great, but I liked it. Randy says it was a safe choice. Ellen says it was great. Kara says it was better than last week, but is missing the "spark". Simon says it was his 2nd best performance, says he was sincere. (Download on iTunes)
Aaron Kelly - "I’m Already There" by Lonestar - HORRIBLE. Bad. Not good. Please be going home tomorrow. Randy says it was really good. Ellen says it was "real", but not terrific. Kara says he could not connect to the song. Simon said it was not a great vocal, but it had emotion. (Download on iTunes)
Todrick Hall - "Somebody To Love" by Queen - Todrick and his giant backup singers did great. But if the judges say anything about him not making it his own, I am going to punch someone. Randy says TODRICK IS BACK. Ellen says he is brave for singing that song, and did a good job. Kara says it was good singing, but it was dramatic. Simon says it was good in parts, but was like a Broadway performance. (Download on iTunes)
Michael Lynche - "This Woman’s Work" by Maxwell - I am getting some real Ruben vibes from Michael. The song was kind of boring, but he sang it well. Randy says it was dope. Ellen says it was beautiful. Kara is in tears, says it's amazing. Simon says he 100% nailed it, says it was the best performance of the season so far. (Download on iTunes)
My picks to go home: Tim and Aaron