American Idol Top Three: Hallelujah It’s Almost Over

May 19, 2010

I think I lost 37,000,000 brain cells last night watching that now oh-so-obviously scripted piece of karaoke television called American Idol.

Last weekend was the top three Idols’ homecomings and our local FOX news, even through what seemed to be a monsoon rain, covered Casey James as heavily as the rain pouring down. (that was too easy) Interestingly and tellingly, outside of the obligatory AT&T store front sponsorship, the show ran no footage of the homecoming festivities. You know, it might have swayed the at-home viewers into voting differently from the direction the show wanted to steer the herd. Captain Obvious, Lee Dewyze, did get marginally more air-time, let’s sit and speculate why…OK that was long enough. More air-time and more of everything else.

Casey James selected a song, that if anyone paid attention, an obvious head nod that it was his last night. Song choice, “OK It’s All Right With Me” by Eric Hutchinson. Kara Dioguardi called it an ‘unknown’ song showing what an idiot to the ninth degree she really is.

Sure, cowboy Casey could have selected a number of other songs that may have been a bit better but then he couldn’t blatantly have let on to the folks at home he realizes his time on the show is over.
Casey James “OK It’s All Right With Me”

Randy and Ellen agreed the song was ‘just all right’ for them. Simon baited Kara (it’s just too easy) into a ridiculously overly serious discussion of song climaxing. But then climaxing and Kara go hand in hand.

Kara and RandytheBoBo picked “Daughters” for Casey, a really terrible song selection, it’s a treacly ballad, one of John Mayer’s most lackluster efforts, but with the masses inability to tell good from bad music, made him a lot of money. Casey gives it the lackluster treatment it deserves. I must add, his voice sounds very good on the song; James can actually carry a tune.

Casey James “Daughters”

Kara and Randy attempted to make their song choice out to be stellar – Simon didn’t agree but he does say, rather quietly at the end of the critique that Casey’s vocals sounded quite good.

Crystal Bowersox selected “Come To My Window” by Melissa Etheridge and Ellen Degeneres picked “Maybe I’m Amazed” by Paul McCartney for her. She hauled along her harmonica rig and sporadically played it going for the ‘folk’ singer vibe. I have to hand it to her at least she did not alter the lyrics and kept true to the “Maybe I’m Amazed” song. That said it was not her best night.

I had to take into consideration after watching the theatrics provided Lee, how sparse the settings for Casey and Crystal and cut them a lot of slack. Lee was treated like the second coming of some higher being – goal to inspire the lemmings and peasants to follow the show’s lead and go ga-ga over his out of tune performances. Having the choir come in along with the string section and basically drown him out on “Hallelujah” was a brilliant move. He was out of tune and vocally inept and weak in comparison to anyone else on the history of this show who have sung that song. (Nod to Timmeh.)
Regarding Idol, Jason Castro’s version better than Lee’s.

To go home tonight, after the Idol bus ran over him, Casey James.


American Idol Top 4: Duets and Mrs. Robinson

May 12, 2010

Movie theme night, yet another theme guaranteed to be quite terrible. From what I understand the hapless contestants had only ten tunes to pick from so we shouldn’t be too very hard on them. I do enjoy the top four spot in which the contestants get to duet with one another. My query is why doesn’t the show do more of that during the season, would be so much more interesting than some of those gawdawful group numbers.

Jamie Foxx once again on the show as a guest mentor and once again I can only ask “why him”? I mean the guy’s last season performance with full on autotune was quite horrible and confirmed he should stick to acting and ‘scripted’ singing… ala his Oscar winning turn as Ray Charles. He came up with at least an original idea with presenting the contestants with tacky t-shirts labeled ‘Contestant’ or ‘Artist’ to ‘grade’ them on their practice session with him.

He does do some decent mentoring but he pales (excuse my terminology) in comparison to Harry Connick, Jr. (Radio rumors this morning have Mr. Connick hot in the running for the Simon Cowell position *crosses fingers*.) I did get the feel that possibly Mr. Foxx was giving it a run toward possibly positioning himself as a contender for that position as well. Seems an easy gig with incredible benefits and great pay, certainly he would make more at that than his record sales.

Lee oddly selects “Kiss From A Rose” by Seal, a tune apparently from “Batman Forever” and immediately wins the “Contestant” shirt or just a plain black tee that reads “I Suck”. His vocals consist of incoherent mumbles (per usual) and he bottoms out the low notes while evading the true melody behind the tune. Way back when I liked that song but since I’ve heard it way too often in the Idol format I’ve grown to truely hate it.

I thought Jamie Foxx’s approach of getting in Lee’s face ala Hokey Gokey last season was, well, so last season.

Harkening back to the greatness that was Harry Connick last week, Kara calls Lee out for his “out of tune” delivery Let’s hope that “pitchy” is dead to us all from this time forward in this show.

Simon relies on the tried and true and muchly used ‘karaoke’ label that has been in full form this season and of course, he’s right. I know it’s an impossibility but Lee should go home, but I’ll try to stick to reality and understand that’s not happening. In this universe at least.

Michael Lynche hilariously chose a song from “Free Willy”, I don’t know about you but the mental image of him standing starkers with his ‘willy’ dangling ‘free’ made me giggle. Lynche pointed out how it’s a Michael Jackson song referring to Egypt or something, not at all to do with his identifying with being a whale…. (I know, I’m on a roll…)

Large Lynche attempts the gospel route, which was also quite odd considering the entire “Willy” thing. Anyway I hope Lynche’s willy is indeed set free tonight but after his pathetic plea that ‘he had a dream from last year to finish top three’ he may stay. Those people in Florida having not to deal with ‘hanging chads’ or such will likely be punching the phone lines. (I can’t help myself.)

First duet of the night had Lee and Crystal singing “Falling Slowly” from Once. They actually sound pretty good, Crystal carrying Lee who actually tries to develop a personality in a few parts of the song. I recall from last year when wee Kris Allen sang it no one even seemed to know what it was and now it’s everyone’s ‘favorite’. bah.

Golden haired boy, Casey James ingeniously (perhaps he does actually have a bright mind) picks “Mrs. Robinson” – that tune from The Graduate by Simon and Garfunkel. I did not buy for one moment Casey was innocent in heading in THAT direction. The song choice might save him. I question his selecting a mandolin for the tune, but at least he did not go with a ukulele although that would have been funnier. Jamie Foxx in his time with Casey was strange, what was that about ‘seducing’ him?

Speaking of seducing, Kara donned her lady suit for the night. I was thinking it perhaps an attempt to at least look more intelligent. Sadly, as soon as she opened her mouth that ploy failed when she turned the attention for Casey’s song choice into being all about her. As usual.
Casey James “Mrs. Robinson”

MommaSox picked Kenny Loggins, “I’m All Right” as in “Caddyshack”, you know that movie about the gopher/rodent running amuck all over the golf course… or something. Of course she was the best of the night but she did pull a hint of Siobhan out of her throat toward the end of the song… Her boyfriend, significant other or whatnot was front and center waving the flag for her, in form of pajama pants. I mean, really it’s just Idol why dress?

Second duet of the night, Fat Mike and Casey James do Brian Adams’ “Have You Ever Loved A Woman”, which to Casey’s credit he played quite well on. I do have a prejudice against Brian Adams, I will admit. Another thing I noticed, Fat Mike WEARS his guitar. The guy occasionally strums a note here and there but I really hate posers who don a guitar like you’d wear any sort of accessory. They weren’t too bad though, overall.

I hold out hope that Big Mike will end his Idol journey tonight, that Casey progresses into Top Three. (Mike will likely pull a Jason Castro and get his homecoming anyway, don’t ‘boo’ me here, people.) It would make it all worthwhile to see somehow, someway Casey knocks that blubbery smile off Lee’s mug and beats him into the Top Two. We already know who’s winning this thing. Holding on to the thought that we’re almost done for the year.

Oh, by the way, ‘sources’ say that the successor to Cowell will be announced very soon. (Chant to yourselves, “Harry Connick” “Harry Connick”, make it a mantra.)


Nick Mitchell aka Norman Gentle Reviews Top Six

April 30, 2010

Norman Gentle sings his tribute to the beauty of Siobhan Magnus and reviews the Top Six week of American Idol. Got to LOVE him.


American Idol – Top Seven

April 21, 2010

Alicia Keys is the guest mentor on American Idol this week. Regarding mentoring, for the most part she simply pointed out the obvious regarding song delivery and looked lovely. Apparently she’s been a big proponent for solving Africa’s HIV issues too, per the show promotion. Theme of the week, “Songs of Inspiration”, naturally, since this is that “Idol Gives Back” week.

Casey James looked gorgeous. I had to relisten to his song as I was initially focused on looking AT him. That said, he did the song sort of like Huey Lewis and The News does Fleetwood Mac. I keep hoping for something crazy but James may not have it in him. He did have his Cougarific fan club in attendance waving their bedazzled and glittery signs.
“Don’t Stop” Casey James

Randy pointed out Casey sounds the same way week after week.
Ellen was not giving the kind love this week, told him he was not great and no one would be talking about his performance.
Kara ranted something about that song he did last week, (“Jealous Guy”) but she still believes in him. Translation – she’d still hit that.
Simon heaves him under the bus calling it ‘zero emotion’ and lazy song choice.

Paint salesman Lee Dewyze is up next and looks like he’s been on a Happy Hour bender with drab brown crumpled shirt and grey tie askew. He babbled with Ryan about his song choice and how he’s not talked to his BFF GokeyGarcia since he left. He selected Simon and Garfunkel’s “The Boxer” and performed it once again in his best Dave Matthews imitation, mumbling in the same styling he always sings in, but he did attempt some facial contortions to assimilate emotional involvement. He ‘la-la-la-la-la-leid’ for what seemed way too long.

Randy was impressed because he’s a BoBo.
Ellen said she thought he was great and said the phrase, ‘better and better’ twelve times.
Kara took way too long to say really nothing, per her usual.
Simon said it was best of night, and only second song in. (What a tool.)

Highlight, besides Lee finally ending his song, Captain Sully, the guy who saved New York from a firey plane crash and many lives, some years back, was in attendance.

Tim Urban did GooGoo Doll’s “Better Days”; I thought he sang it quite well, he brought some palpable emotion; I really liked him. He did not do a copycat version and really, this was one of the least karaoke of the evening. VFTW slammed it as being out of tune, etc. but perhaps my four glasses of merlot helped with the sound… Alicia Keys liked him too, so Hell, good on Timmeh.
Tim Urban “Better Days”

Randy said it was an interesting choice and called it Karaoke said the song ‘laid there’.
Ellen copied Randy, yapped about soup.
Kara – who gives a shit.
Simon, said he’s improved but it was a little bit of a let down.
I call shenanigans on this entire judge panel.
Ryan called him gaspacho (cold fish soup).
(How freaking obvious, this week it’s toss Tim out week.)

Teeny tiny Aaron Kelly sang horrid child molester, R. Kelly’s song, “I Believe”. He was gravelly, karaoke and typical old Idol with over the top big notes, hyper-dramatic. Who is voting for this guy?

Randy, “You picked a giant, giant song, arrangement was funny to me”. Stupid Randy, that IS the way the song is done by any and every one who has ever done it.
Ellen said she did drugs in the ’70’s.
Kara told wee Aaron he flew.
Simon said he’d turn it off the radio in ten seconds then backtracks to call it good. (What a tool.)

Siobhan Magnus brought the Snow White Disney musical in her selection of “When You Believe”. Completing the birdies-should-be-flying-around-her-head vibe – her ensemble complete with 3-D butterflies, her hair looking as if she’d had it rubbed with a balloon before she hit stage.
“When You Believe’ Siobhan Magnus

Randy commended her for the toughest song of the night, then called it “Ok for me”.
Ellen disagreed and said it offered more confirmation as to why she’s there. (You know E likely loves Disney shows.)
Kara is completely baffled, per usual, thinking comes so hard for her. She offered to hang out with Siobhan but would not buy her records, as if that is something that should be considered a good thing.
Simon called it old fashioned and hated the leaves (butterflies) on her outfit. He tossed the “what a shame” diss at her. (What a tool.)


Michael Lynche with jelly rolls spilling over his jeans and thighs the size of Ryan Seacrest’s entire body continued to emit a full of himself ego-maniac vibe. He’s reminding me more and more of Magilla Gorilla.

He picks “Hero” from my favorite superhero movie, “Spiderman” complete with stupid arm gestures and wearing a guitar, occasionally strumming it. I’d like him to fly right out of there.

Randy thought he held his own, worked it out.
Ellen thought it was great.
Kara said it wasn’t her favorite performance, song unrecognizeable then she made this odd, “booop” sound. Thing is. he sang it just like Nickelback. Kara’s an idiot.
Simon says he’ll be back next week. (as likely they all will be)
Spiderman brought to you by Gorilla productions just because:

I love my Spiderman.

Crystal Bowersox sang “People Get Ready” because she’s really grateful for what’s happening in her life so far. She starts out ‘Bo Bice’ accapella with spot light – then goes gospel with back-up singers and piano. I liked her Hookah/bong-pipe mic stand, nice touch. She is without argument the best of the night, proving Simon’s giddy and planted announcement earlier of Lee, made into a Big Fail. Her tears at the end were brilliant.

Randy said he’s been a fan from day one, gives a standing ovation.
Ellen said she’s more beautiful than ever about four times.
Kara contributed she was glad she put the guitar down and said she just ‘schooled’ all the contestants.
Simon loved the tears. Of course. Called her fantastic, different class from the rest.
Her Dad was in attendance looking not unlike Hunter S. Thompson in oversized sunglasses.

So we had Simon Cowell wearing a big ol’ tool belt all night, the rest of the panel giving their ‘unscripted’ comments. Tim Urban delivered a good performance (for me), Casey James looked gorgeous (to me), Siobhan brought the Disney song, Lee was Dave Matthews, Fat Mike will need a wide-angle lens to capture all of his body and his ego next week and Crystal Bowersox won the show.

Odds are no one goes home tonight as it’s a charity special so all the frantic texting, calling will have been for naught.


Under Pressure: Seacrest Coming Out?

April 18, 2010

Ryan Seacrest may not be ‘coming out’ in the usual way that terminology is used, as in “Hi, I’m not hetero” but he’s certainly coming out of his past-seasons’ slightly more reserved, self. Likely since Paula Abdul’s unconventional, sometimes whacky and erratic, yet oddly endearing behavior is being missed on the show, Ryan seems poised, willing and able to step up and be her replacement.

After last week’s shows the on-line blogs have been buzzing with tales speculating what’s really up with Ryan this year. Is it the fact the show seems headed for derailment, is it Simon Cowell’s impending departure? A combination of the two or something else entirely? Too, Seacrest tossed an insult veiled as a joke at past Idol co-host, Brian Dunkelman, which was out of place and out of the normal character that Seacrest has embraced on the show.

One of the most off the wall moments from last week was Seacrest verbal sparing with guest mentor and last season’s runner up, Adam Lambert. The sticky situation surrounded discussion of Lambert’s ‘famous’ tongue thrusts while singing. Seems the discussion was about talented tongues…

Then while Tim Urban, whom Ryan dubbed “T’Urban” sang “All My Lovin” Seacrest danced in the aisles with another guy… Initially it was believed to be former contestant, Michael Sarver but apparently that was not the case.
“All My Lovin'” Tim Urban

Now I did not see any dancing going on but it is a nice video of Tim Urban providing a more than decent performance.

Apparently too, Seacrest a fan of the T’Urban, having to cop a feel of Timmeh’s fabulous upper arms in a ‘caught on camera’
muscle feel-up.

So, (a.) Is Ryan Seacrest losing his ever loving mind? (b.) Is Seacrest on pharmaceuticals or the magic herbs? (c.) Or is Ryan just so damn bored with this season he’s ‘bringing back the Abdul’ for comedy relief? Is (d.) Seacrest approaching too many careers exhaustion? Or (e.) All of the above. ?


Teflon Tim vs The Double Elimination Monster

April 13, 2010

This is it Tim Urban. Time to see if that coating of extra thick teflon can carry you through to another week. Time to shine like the sparkle off your brilliantly white teeth. This is the dreaded double elimination week; strategically set up utilizing Mike Lynche as the kingpin to attempt to knock you off American Idol.

This ruse has worked in the past when certain pesky contestants stayed past their welcome in the eyes of the show’s producers. The Idol Gives Back special is looming in the near future and as ridiculous as it sounds, the show may prefer to have Tim gone. I know, I can’t imagine that charitable special without Urban. It’s a complete mistake considering he’s done Christian charitable causes work in the past; we’re talking experience here folks, plus Urban is one of the only contestants bringing some much needed entertainment to this season.

Not that I’m biased, but it would make more sense to see Aaron “Yoda” Kelly, who has evidenced a complete lack of emotion and personality voted off the show, or that goggle wearing guy, Garcia, who seems to be pissed off every episode when the camera zooms in on him. Neither one can claim much more talent promise than Urban who has shown nothing but positivity and class during his struggle-filled tenure on the show. What Tim possesses that those other two contestants lack, definable charm, positive attitude and an incredibly toned and cut set of abs….that should count for something, right? Right.

Vote for the Worst founder and American Idol bullshit spotting guru, Dave Della Terza, was interviewed by AOL Television about the site’s longest running Idol pick. Dave explained what he loves about Tim Urban and what the site participants appreciate about the guy:
Tell us, in your own Vote for the Worst words, what makes Tim Urban so special.

“He just doesn’t seem to care. I mean, he cares, but he doesn’t take it seriously, which is something that we always love in the Vote For the Worst contestants. I mean, when we had Sanjaya coming out with a ponyhawk or singing to the crying girl — we love that stuff. People seem to take ‘American Idol’ so seriously, so when one of the contestants like Norman Gentle isn’t taking it seriously, we love that. The fact that Tim Urban just isn’t taking himself seriously and all the other contestants are getting so upset if they’re on the bottom and he’s just laughing it off — that’s awesome. He clearly is making everyone angry, because he knows he’s on borrowed time. He knows he isn’t supposed to be there, but he’s just having fun with it.”

Each week Dave is surprised and elated at the success of retaining Urban to sing another week. Granted the crowd at Vote for the Worst can’t take all the credit, Tim Urban has a small legion of fans outside the Worster box in the form of teen and tween-age girls as well as the fans he held here in Texas prior to the competition.

Donna Reynolds who has been writing and blogging about American Idol from the beginning of the show (I think) wrote in Syracuse.com:

“In what some are calling the most boring season of ‘American Idol’ ever, there has been one rather compelling element, and that is the continuing survival of Tim Urban in the competition…
But in a season that has been as dull as dishwater (how dull is dishwater, anyway), the excitement generated by Tim’s continuing survival is making this season a little more enjoyable. I urge you to help by voting for Tim this week!”

USA Today has a positive write up following Tim’s Lennon and McCartney week performance.

“Tim brings out the hollowbody electric (and a Beatles hairstyle) for All My Loving, which he gives sort of a Plain White T’s shuffle. Honestly — and I kind of hate to say it — he gets this song inside and out, and he’s doing just the right things with the melody and rhythm, and he’s actually playing to his strengths.”

It’s true, there have been some who have praised Tim but he also has amassed a large contingency of detractors here and abroad. Stuart Heritage of Hecklerspray.com, one of the top voted sites in the UK, (and perhaps the world as he likes to indicate) has taken notice of Tim. Mr. Heritage added his two cents about what he thought of Tim in a piece he put together last week.

“Every second that Tim Urban stays on American Idol feels like an eternity of being kicked in the balls. That’s no exaggeration. It feels like we’ve been waiting for years to see the floppy-haired, perpetually wrongheaded Osmond cyborg get eliminated from American Idol, and it still hasn’t happened yet.”

Tim Urban is going to need all the help he can get THIS week, he’s facing the daunting challenge of beating the dreaded “Double Elimination Week” after the judge’s panel unanimously agreed to save Michael Lynche who, last week, was depicted as receiving the lowest votes. This week viewers will see two people voted off, likely candidates may be Tim Urban, that Katie girl, Aaron Kelly and Goggles Garcia.

Tim’s time on this show has been the classic Underdog story. Initially he was cast aside for past contender, Chris Golightly who was disqualified on an unconfirmed technicallity. The show reinstated Urban but likely did not expect him to progress much farther than that first week (24). Urban has been met with unabashed and harsh criticisms from the judging panel week after week with the exception of this past week. Tim has smiled and thanked the judges no matter what they’ve said to him. Most contestants met with even half the vitriole that Urban has faced have cried and lost confidence. Tim Urban is the epitome of qualities that makes the Underdog champion so likeable, he’s a poster boy for the power of positive thinking.

Tim Urban at The Door, Dallas, Texas (his local band)

Tim Urban, Original song

Tim Urban ‘Teh’ Actor:

“Should I Stay or Should I Go?” The Clash


American Idol: Lennon & McCartney

April 6, 2010

Scrabbling this out on the fly tonight as manana I’ve got an early plane to catch… There is no mentor tonight but Paul McCartney gives a recorded pep talk. It’s lame and I’m completely disappointed in Sir Paul… is he getting old age addled?

Aaron, apparently has some sort of Yoda thing going on that the rest of us at home don’t understand.

He sings “A Long and Winding Road” without changing the tune up at all and quite sincerely, while of course, adding his country twang. He holds a nice long note at the end.
RandytheBoBo says, hooooh here we go; beautiful tone. Sleepy tune, not changed up. He wanted Aaron does Rascal Flatts does the Beatles.
Ellen, blah, blah.
Kara said but for what you’re trying to do, you have to be great. She wants him to move… of course. Poor kid likely has no moves.
Aaron keeps forgetting to use his mike to talk.
Aaron said he stuck to the arrangement because he did not want to alter a great song.

Simon thought it was too old for Aaron said something about Aaron should havea ‘done some research’ (what?).

Imbecile Kara wanted the cha cha version it seemed as she danced it in her seat saying, ‘tempo, tempo’. Idiot.

I thought wee Aaron did a decent yet boring job. The show obviously wants him gone.

These judges make absolutely no sense. I mean this song changed up? No, I don’t think so. Idiots.

Katie Stevens is next, wearing an “I Dream of Jeannie” hairdo. Apparently she wants her prospective dates to show their love by their phone bills. Way to whore out at the tender age of 17, gal. It seems Katie can dance. Woo hoo.

Siobhan’s comments for the other contestants continue to aide her seemingly shy a few crayons in the box of sixteen.

Katie sung “Let It Be” sung exactly like the original version while staring meaningfully(lessly) into the camera. Completely motionless. Of course she stands motionless, I mean right after the viewers were treated to the other contestant’s telling that ‘interesting’ fact that she can dance.
RandytheBoBo Best vocals ever. (Of course since Katie does not change it up at all it’s brilliant.)
Ellen said she changed it up enough… no way to be there (B3) this week.
Kara told her she’s blossoming twice. Like a flower. (Or… ragweed. )
Simon said when in B3 consistently, something wrong. Tonight you got it right. He calls her version ‘country’.

Simon and Kara verbally spar; he tells her she’s out of tune while she screeches the lyrics of “Let It Be”. She was. I did love Simon’s look of utter disdain looking at Kara.

I wasn’t enthralled with Katie.

Andrew Garcia is apparently BFF with Lee. He still wears his Wayne Newton pompadour. He sings “Can’t Buy Me Love” bringing the acoustic guitar along for the strumming. He’s going for energetic but I’m not digging it.
RandytheBoBo corny, pop, all in all okay.
Ellen, first of all you can buy love. Perfect song choice. I loved it.
Kara, I wanna love it I do but I just don’t know if you did anything new.
Her sequined tank top is almost blinding me. Talk about Sparkle Cow.
Simon, goes the Wedding Singer comparison, band overwhelming him and arrangement old-fashioned and irrelevant.

Michael Lynche is compared to the Incredible Hulk by Katie. Casey complains about his snoring. Mike has some sort of odd Ninja screech when greeting people. Gah.

He choses “Eleanor Rigby” then alters it giving it a different beat, soulful treatment. Even TheD likes him. His use of strings and the composition works. His vocals sound quite good.
RandytheBoBo: the parts that worked is great but not all of it worked.

(I say “what”?)

Ellen, you can do anything, you handle everything well. I thought it was incredible, I loved it.
Kara, I thought that was fire.

(TheD is hating her so much said the judging totally detracting from the bit of talent on this year.)

Simon, I did not love it as much as the other three. Musical performance, I don’t think it made you contemporary at all. Backwards step.

(Translation… we need not keep obviously frothing over Big Mike.)

Crystal Bowersox, nicknamed MamaSox because she’s a mom and a nurturing type of individual, according to the others. She’s sick again, seems the Idol camp constantly coming down with something. Crystal selects, “Come Together”, changes it up giving it her best Janis Joplin treatment. A guy with some sort of Australian tuba, a digerydu/digerydoo (?) accompanies her, which is interesting by itself. She gets the nice orange glow light treatment.

The crowd goes wild, RandytheBoBo said not her best but was good.
Ellen, how do you improve on a L and M song? (Meanwhile with Aaron they were at him for not changing a L and M song.)
Kara said she was like a slinky…
Simon, that’s a song, performance I could hear on the radio. It just worked. Being true to yourself.

Crystal hugs Ernie the digerydoo player endearing herself to the masses.

VFTW star, Tim Urban. It seems he really is always smiling. Tim totally hams it up making the folks at VFTW proud, I’d think. He pulls out his electric guitar, playing a ES335. Delivered like Disney boy, Zack Efron would and not completely horrible.
RandytheBoBo Yo Tim, Tim, Tim you’re in your own category. So rating it as a “Tim” performance. Good Tim Performance.
Ellen, second best after “Halleluiah” Paul McCartney look going on and all the girls love you.
Kara, have guitar and feels true. You’re to be commended.
Apparently the media heat affecting the judges.
Simon, I thought you did really well with that song. Sounds very current. Take the criticism like a man.

So are they somehow thinking about kicking Timmeh to the curb? We shall see.
Vote for Timmeh, 1-866-436-5706

Casey James is our playboy. He’s so handsome, they’ve come up with names for him for the ladies, Fabio one of them. Casey has a big laugh that some have referred to him as “Goldilockes”. He does the tune, “Jealous Guy” dressed like John Travolta. Accompanied with acoustic guitar and cello. Decent. In full goat vibratto. Hello Eddie Vedder. He imparts some soul into the song….

I really, really loved it.

RandytheBoBo, I love it, I love it. (He wants to birth his baby.)
Ellen, felt like you were singing it to someone. Best performance to date.
Kara I saw a vulnerability, depth and range. I think you can do more, still. (She’s creaming herself, I think I saw drool.)
Simon, Goldilockes? Best of the night so far. Emotional, very, very impressed with you tonight.

I love him.

Siobhan Magnus the others talk about her weirdness. No big new news. “Across the Universe” in a Fairy Princess outfit. New wig. Floofy. Smiling through the song. Like a musical, where are the dancing children? She gets cool speckled light treatment. Very reined in performance.
RandytheBobo said, I wonder every week – no one screams artist more than you. Tender side. Falsetto high note. A little sleepy. I love your artistry in you.
Ellen, big fan of those who march to beat of different drum. I loved it.
Kara, purely singing, you hit the notes, knew where you are going. She thought it was too slow.
(She knows nothing about artistry.)
Simon, what were you connecting to in that song? I think if someone heard you the first time be confused.

Siobhan said it was the lyrics, her baby sisters, nothing will change. Tears were brilliant.

Then the audience heckler (Earl loves her) gets a moment. Quite random. And a stalker is born…

Lee Dewyze and Andrew GokeyGarcia apparently have a love match going on. Lee does “Hey Jude” in the vein of Dave Matthews or John Meyer only not nearly as good. Our lead singer in our little cover band is better than Lee. I think it’s boring. TheDman called it ‘anticlimatic’ after Siobhan. My kid sitting next to me said, the best thing is the bag pipe guy. I agreed.
RandytheBoBo said, (I dunno, he was a puddle of babble.)
Ellen, confidence – even when that guy got separated from his parade. ( finally E makes a funny )
Kara it’s hot.
(I hate her.)
Simon, I don’t know what you guys are drinking in the house…. instrumentations; it was like he turned up on the wrong show…

(And it did not work.)

Summation, I think the show wants Aaron out… he should be the one to leave this week. Bottom three, Aaron, Tim and Andrew…

That said, my faves of the night, Teflon Timmeh and gorgeous Casey James. Yep.