@AndyShore I took a bit of vacation from the Idol live blog. Not sure if anybody noticed. Coachella recovery and the desire to see BJ Novak do stand-up played a part. That last week was Shania Twain night also played a part. I was sad to see Siobhan Magnus go, but she had lost the flair she displayed early on. She’s got impressive range and a great stage demeanor and I imagine she’ll land on her feet. That, or @MattSilver will buy a pipe she blows. Harry Connick Jr. didn’t just bring along some of his band for the performances. He’s accompanying them and did the arrangements. Sinatra night should be a hit. Those are classic songs.
8:12 Simon hugged Sinatra’s brunette daughter, but didn’t want to touch the blond one with a 10 foot pole.
8:14 The notes are all there for Aaron Kelly’s “Fly Me to the Moon,” but I don’t think you’re allowed to sing Sinatra before your balls drop. Simon put it nicer, calling Sinatra a lion and Aaron a mouse.
8:23 Casey James is singing “Blue Skies.” This is terrible. He didn’t do anything that got him to this point. It doesn’t even sound like the same person.
8:35 Crystal Bowersox is singing “Summer Wind.” There is a special place in my heart for girls who sing like that. Very jazz singer in a dark, smoky club.
8:45 Big Mike Lynche is singing “The Way You Look Tonight.” This song is the right vehicle for Big Mike’s R&B voice. Probably the best so far.
8:54 Lee Dewyze is singing “That’s Life.” The times Lee struggles, are when he Chad Kroeger’s his vocals too much. This isn’t one of those times. Easily the best of the night. Not even close. The best parts of his voice came through and he hit notes he hasn’t really gone for all season.