- I hate you.
- You say dumb things.
- I'm gonna start ffwding your comments because they mean nothing and are usually dead wrong.
- You didn't invent cardigans.
"Fireflies" by Owl City
Huh. I was so not expecting that song choice. Were you? Did you see that coming? Liar. I liked it. It was very cool to hear that song stripped down to its undies and holding a guitar. I enjoy Lee's voice and, c'mon, we gotta have at least one rocker in the bunch. I didn't vote for him due to timing issues but I hope somebody out there did.
"Trouble" by Ray LaMontange
I actually went back after the show was over and listened to this one again. I wanted to hear this mushy-not-yet-cocky banana one more time. I've decided he's Jason Mraz + John Mayer with a pinch of Neil Young. There's maybe a 1/4 cup of something else in there too but I can't figure it out. It's probably someone with dimples. I think he could definitely stand to loosen up a bit though. The only time he moves is to shift his weight a little. Oh wait, and one little foot stomp on the beat. Maybe next week he'll bend his knees a little? And yes, I'm predicting there will be a next week for this kid.
"Hallelujah" the Jeff Buckley version
::handing him MOST IMPROVED award:: Where did this come from? I mean srsly! After the train wreck that was "Apologize" and last week's "Higher" fiasco this was amazing! I'm now back to hoping he's Mormon. Ellen's hug was cute but I bet she got a talking to afterward...that took time they just didn't have due to that lame dramatic intro at the beginning of the show so Ryan could get his closeup. The question now is, did he do enough to get the votes? We'll see I guess.
"Genie In A Bottle" by Christina Aguilera
Here is where I wanted to punch the judges in the face. If I were Andy, next week I'd sing Adam Lambert's "WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME?" cuz freakin A! They need to never mention his performance of Straight Up ever again. This was a great performance, fun, he "made it his own," etc etc etc and they cannot freaking get over Straight Up! Not that I'm worried he won't make it to the top 12 or anything but I'm sick of hearing the same thing come out of their mouths every week. Shutty already.
"You'll Think of Me" by Keith Urban
Ugh. I have nothing to say here. I hate country. Thus I had difficulty separating my distaste for the genre from the actual performance. I just hope this isn't where his heart is. I can handle bluesy, but not Keith Urban. Plzthanks note that Kara never got off "the Casey train." She's so full of it.
"I'm Already There" by Lonestar
DOUBLE UGH! Now it's country and it's TERRIBLE. I had to busy myself with other things during this it was so hideous. He was ghastly. Kara's comment was really dumb tho and I totally agreed with Simon. Does everybody have to have experienced everything mentioned in their songs? I was glad Simon called her on it but disappointed in how easy he went on Archy. I was waiting for him to say "Kara's comment is rubbish but even so, that was abysmal with a capital A." Who is voting for this kid? I want names and email addresses.
"Somebody to Love" by Queen
I thought it was good. Just good. He's a bit cheesy and showy for my taste. You know, lots of hands outstretched towards the camera and walking around the stage so much I feel like he should be dizzy. I don't know. I'm still waiting before I decide if I should love or hate this guy. Our relationship is very volatile right now. I don't know if he made it up or his "fans" did but they are calling themselves "Toddyrockers." He may have just slipped to hate.
"This Woman's Work" by Maxwell
Tyce Diorio has forever associated this song with breast cancer for me. I gotta say, I was worried about Mikey. There are some crazy high notes all up in there! But he was great. Really great. I wasn't bawling like Kara or anything but it did make me pause and say "Wow" to myself. I knew Mike was good before this but now I think he could sing the phone book and it'd be good. <--had to say it. Would I buy his album? Dunno. Doubt it. Will I continue to like him on AI? Yes. At least for now.
Predictions: This is tough this week, but I'll go with buh-bye to Archy2.0 and LuckyDuck-- I just don't know if he can gain as many fans as he needs with one performance. I don't enjoy picking him though, just know that.