Bloggy bloggy time
Poor little MK
If I’m picking, it’s Jessica, Malaya, or Ben. If the public is picking, probably M.K.
I don’t know what the hell they were listening to.
Jennifer: Perfect way to end the show. That was killer.
Harry: There is a big belter. Nice job.
Ummmm she is not a belter. Belters are usually good at belting, which she is not.
This is really weak. Way way off-pitch, overly theatrical.
Yeah. Only Lisa Tucker, whom I faintly remember, has performed this song before
Ok, at least it’s not that.
Malaya is singing I Am Changing by Jennifer Holliday.
This song is about to pass from 3rd to 2nd place for song sung the most times on Idol.
It’s only been performed 6 times on Idol so far, though!
They really need to stop allowing this Dream Girls song.
Jennifer: You have one of the best voices here. America get on board with this. Great, best of the night.
Harry: It was different, just as good as the original. Very strong. Nice work.
That was competently performed. There was a little yelly bit in the middle, but overall she did a good job. She has a phenomenal voice, but I still think she needs a dialogue coach.
I thought it was fine. Not outstanding, but good. Very very big song.
Jena’s horribly grating accent is less apparent in this song, so I hate it less than other performances of hers
Jena is singing Decode by Paramour.
Whereas I will be horrified if she does
I know she won’t, but I would be thrilled if Jena sang Flightless Bird, American Mouth.
Alex has outstanding pitch. The best of this group for sure. I kind of get what Keith was saying. I feel suspense when he’s up, like maybe he won’t quite pull it off, but he always does.
Harry: Really proud of you, man.
Keith: You have a raw fragility.
Jennifer: Perfect song for you, you sang it beautifully.
Oh his performance. It was fine, I guess. I hate that song. He changed it up some, which was nice enough. But I’m really tired of that song.
I liked it. Alex is almost always on point.
Are Alex’s cuffs even higher this week?
Alex is singing Falling Slowly by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova.
Oh god I hope it’s not that schlocky “Falling Slowly”
Jennifer: I really loved that.
Harry: Make sure you nail the melisma. I thought it was nice.
Keith: Really, really good.
That wasn’t great, and with two trips to the bottom three under her belt… I dunno.
Really hard to judge this. This is one of the greatest songs ever written, so it starts out really good to begin with. I thought it was competent.
M.K. always reminds me of, have you ever seen the Abe Lincoln animatronic thing at Disneyland? That.
M.K. Nobilette is singing Make You Feel My Love by Bob Dylan.
Keith: That was an amazing choice. Great power, really good.
Jennifer: I loved that. Perfect song choice.
Harry: That was fantastic.
I liked that. About as good as it can be on a song that’s kind of boring.
Ok yeah, I mean, yeah, but that still didn’t need to happen. But people will vote for that.
Caleb is singing Skyfall by Adele.
Wow, Jessica is amazing accurate in her assessment that Caleb = Meatloaf + Jack Black
I think Jennifer’s review is exactly what I think current middle-class parenting is like. “You’re wonderful, you can do anything.”
Harry: I’m losing sight of who you are. Tonight was strong.
Keith: Most of it was good, it might not be on TV. You can’t attack the song that much.
Jennifer: You can do anything.
She needs to avoid those high notes. She has such a pretty voice in the middle and the bottom of her range, but it just doesn’t work when she tries to reach for a high note.
Theatrical, shrill, and also forgettable. Nice.
Frozen, as done by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
This is a little thin in parts, but pretty good in other parts
Majesty is singing Let It Go by Idina Menzel
And now the Harry Connick Jr show. Which I would watch.
Jennifer: I thought it was a good vocal performance. I don’t know if it suited you.
Harry: It felt lackadaisical. Pointless.
Keith: Who are you?
I mean, of course I hated it, but it was a really odd kind of hate.
Honestly, that was just strange.
Wait, he’s not at the piano but I still hear piano sounds! He must be a magician!
It would be harder to come up with a song that hadn’t ever been used in some movie some time
Ben is singing Bennie and the Jets by Elton John
This is kind of a farce. Just call it “sing whatever you want” week.
WHY would someone do Bennie and the Jets when not required to by Elton John week?
There are few songs so often played and so loathsome as Bennie and the Jets.
Keith: Keep working on making it your own.
Jennifer: You’re starting to believe you can win. That was a good performance.
Harry: I thought it was good. You do need to bring something different, though.
My meter is totally neutral.
The South votes, y’all
But Dexter’s playing to his base here, and doing an acceptable job of performing this song, so I think he’s probably safe
This song takes a bold stance on being anti- Neil Young’s anti-racism.
The backup singers are really good
Dexter is singing Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Do you associate Sweet Home Alabama with Forrest Gump? Yeah, neither does anyone else.
Some debate as to whether it’s quaff or coyf. Let’s all just never say that word out loud.
I used to pronounce coiffed like coyft in my head
Um. Dexter sure looks well-coiffed.
Harry: You’re back to the forefront of this competition. That was very strong. Nice job.
Keith: Killer, man. You completely nailed that.
Jennifer: You’re a frontrunner, baby.
Yeah, ok, this is why CJ is in this competition. He hasn’t done THAT for a long time.
Great dynamics, right on pitch. I loved that.
This is better than CJ’s been doing by a mile
Wow. This is great.
Blow: “The story of George Jung, the man who established the American cocaine market in the 1970s.”
C.J. is singing Can’t You See by the Marshall Tucker Band
I think it could be. I wouldn’t be shocked.
Wait, it’s not the Proclaimers’ song, right?
Jennifer: Perfect song, but you never got your groove on.
Harry: The band was off. I thought it was a nice job.
Keith: Work on your mic technique.
Terrible, honestly. Really really bad.
This is badly out of synch with the strumming and drums. Making a weird syncopation.
It got worse
Jessica Meuse is singing Sounds of Silence by Simon and Garfunkel
This isn’t as bad as I was expecting, so far
More like Sounds of Nasal. BURN.
Sounds of Silence was a tune that was a failure as an acoustic song, only successful after its re-release as an electric version.
Well yeah. Carly Smithson was way more compelling than Handsome Sam
Compare that to, say, Carly Smithson’s version and it kind of pales.
Sam was definitely weird on the song. He’s like a very intelligent robot who’s still learning these strange human ways. It was ok.
Who else is scared by the thought of Jessica doing Simon & Garfunkel?
Sam Woolf sang Come Together by the Beatles.
Keith: Girls like you.
Jennifer: I wish you had some personality on the song.
Harry: It was average. Pretty good job.
He’s singing Come Together, by the way, which apparently was in a film called Across the Universe
Wow, this is awkward and weird
I call bullshit on this. Any song can be found in a movie.
Handsome Sam (finally) opens the singing portion of this allegedly singing show
By the way I’ve basically run out of poll ideas. I want to ask you guys stuff, because your minds fascinate me. Maybe I’ll start doing random polls.
These intros never get old!
I’m so old I remember when introducing the judges wasn’t a five minute thing every single episode.