@AndyShore I decided to forgo the live blog last night in favor of going to see Alice in Wonderland in 3D. I should have stuck with Idol. Visually the movie was fantastic, and Helena Bonham Carter was too. The story was mediocre at best. Johnny Depp played the Madhatter as the love child of Willy Wonka and Captain Jack Sparrow. Let’s hope the guys’ performances are better. It’s time for Tim Urban to go home. I’m sick of him.
-Alex Lambert is singing “Trouble.” This might be his best vocal performance to date. His problem is his stage presence. The voting public isn’t going to see how great he is unless he makes them like him. Ellen just told him not to become a cocky banana. Simon suggested he picture Randy in a bikini.
-Tim Urban is singing “Hallelujah.” Unlike the sex scene in the Watchmen, this is an appropriate song choice. He should be singing praises that he’s still here. He actually sounds great. Ellen ran onstage and gave him a hug.
-Big Mike Lynche is singing “This Woman’s Work” by Maxwell. Where did that falsetto come from? I haven’t really like a single performance of his yet. That is until this one. He stopped trying to be anything else than an R&B/Soul singer and it worked. The falsetto bookends were the icing on the cake.
-Todrick Hall is singing “Somebody to Love.” I can respect how difficult this song is to sing. I can’t get all the way through it on Rockband without No Fail Mode. Great performance. He still sounds a lot like John Legend to me, but that was an excellent cover.
-Andrew Garcia is singing “Genie in a Bottle.” The judges have been craving a performance like his Paula Abdul cover since it happened. This is his response. Apparently Andrew’s thing is covering female pop singers. I like his version of this song better, but I’d rather have an attractive girl singing about rubbing the right way.
-Two country songs in a row. Aaron Kelly is singing “I’m Already There.” Casey James’ “You’ll Think of Me” was better. Thanks to the DVR, I can skip the rest of Aaron’s performance.