"You know I'm a fan of yours, right?" <--- that's Randy Code for you sucked.
Ellen says what everyone is thinking at home. If I start loving her anymore Gty is gonna have a problem.
Since U Been Gone by Kelly ClarksonWell, I gotta hand it to him. He certainly took this song and "made it his own." The issue now is that "his own" is early 90s R&B. Yo, yo, yo, Tod....you know I'm a fan of yours, right?
Here Comes Goodbye by Rascal FlattsHas he been selling himself as a country boy this whole time and I missed it? Where did this come from? I mean, yes, obviously the boy can sing a song. Everyone here can sing. He just rubs me the wrong way. And it's NOT because he's a closet-gay. I love the gays. I adored Clay Aiken, fhs. He's just too....too... smiley & goofy or something. I can't put it into words but you knowwhati'msayin. I won't be sad when he goes back to his Algebra II class.
Get Here by Oleta AdamsHoly ebonics, Batman! He "ain't gonna throw nobody under da bus no more." I was so glad he made a conscious decision on that. He claims he is a "church singer." Is that a profession? Or was he saying he sang in church on Sundays. And if you're hiring a church singer, do you want one with a neck tattoo? His song was dumb. He sang it dumb. He is dumb. And then "Who is Michael?" at the end? He had a lot of making up to do to change American's opinion of him and he gets an F from me on that one. I like him even less now.
Apologize by One RepublicHe shoulda done the "featuring Timbaland" version or something because that was....not... in his range. Way too high and strained on the chorus. Positives: He gives off a Jon Peter Lewis vibe which I like. He has Gty's cute red cheeks/complexion. And he didn't tell his family he had made it back onto AI? Hilarious. That speaks volumes about his personality whereas his performance did not. "People are gonna feel sorry for you," said Simon. It's true. Which is why, had my voting not been closed in my time zone by the time I was done watching, I would have cast a few votes for him. He can do better.
Latino Ben Stiller
You & I by Jason MrazI'm thinking "my fingers froze" was code for "I don't really know how to play the guitar." I'm interested to see (if he should stay on) if he ever tries to play the guitar on stage again. I'm guessing no. This was my first time ever hearing his voice speaking or singing and I'd say it was aaiiiiight. Nothing terrible. Nothing great.
American Woman by BTOHow much do you think tuition is at "How To Look and Act Like a Rockstar" school is? Cuz I totally want to go! It's taught 70s a thing or two anyway. He works the camera like Constantine used to. I think he's a funny guy so I'm kinda rooting for him even though he is a little undeserving talent wise. I thought it was a good song choice for him and he did with it what he could. I'm torn with this dude and I don't even know why.
Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol::raising eyebrows:: Well now, what have we here? He is one of those poor people who have gotten very little face time with the American public and yet here I sit, enjoying him. He was all ga-ga that Simon had tapped his hand during his performance during Hollywood week which I found adorable. I liked his song choice. I like his guitar playing. I love his hair. He's a real dude's dude. I bet he won a lot of people over tonight.
God Bless The Child by Billie HolidayWhat in the song choice is going on here? Bad bad bad bad. I don't care if this song is "important to him." Is this the kind of craptastic music he would put out if he wins the record contract? I know nothing more about him musically now than I did yesterday. I bet Shania didn't even pick up the phone and vote for him & his "nice lips" and great "bottom end" on that one. Indulgent is right.
This Love by Maroon 5Love the song choice and I think he sang it really well. Here is where I fell a little deeper in love with Ellen because she says what everyone is thinking at home. "Ok, could have been a little better but everyone loved watching you on the phone with your wife as she's having your baby. People love your story." Exactly. Never underestimate the power of a good sob story. It can outweigh pitchy in a second.
Wonderful World by James MorrisonIf you were wondering, THAT is what Gty's hair looked like in high school. The long swept bangs mullet combo. It was a big hit with the ladies. I'm not surprised Greeny is trying to bring it back. The clips of him in group during Hollywood Week rekindled my hatred of Mary so that was good. As for his performance I was uncomfortable during most of it. It seemed like he was reading the lyrics off of cue cards or something. And it seemed like his little gestures and steps were all choreographed by some strict stage mom who will beat him if he messes up. Poor widdle guy.
Heaven by Bryan AdamsI must have a thing with Bryan Adams songs that I am just now beginning to own. I had a similar "reaction" when Chris Daughtry sang his "Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman." I won't go into the details of my reaction but, you can imagine, I'm sure. I enjoyed it. That's all I'll say. And I enjoyed this song as well. I wish Kara would have just sat there and let him play. So distracting. He was practically suppressing the giggles the whole time. It did keep him from taking himself too seriously though so that's good. He's still at the top of my list. No changes there.
Sugar, We're Goin Down by Fall Out BoyI'm thinking the judges had never heard the original Fall Out Boy version of this song before. He totally "Straight Up"-ed it! What was their problem? I loved it and I love him. He described himself as a "musician and stay-at-home-dad." Is that code for unemployed? I don't really care either way, just asking. And upon further/closer inspection I can tell you that those glasses ain't for show, you gize. Those things have to be a more than half an inch thick!! I can't wait for him to start up his own line with LensCrafters so Gokey will have some competition.
All in all I wasn't as impressed with the guys as I was hoping but there were a few bright spots here and there. Pleasantly surprised with Flem & his rocker voice. And Casey & Andrew were obvious favorites as well.
Who Goes Home?: I'm thinking DBagDiva and LuckyDuck.
But who really knows. Latino Ben Stiller could be gone as well.