@AndyShore Tonight the top three contestants perform on American Idol tonight. That means Going Home montages and two performances each from the contestants. The first song is a contestants choice. The second is judges pick. This isn’t a live blog, because the Blackhawks are in the Western Conference Finals and it was the second to last episode of LOST ever. Idol is a distant third. Scratch that. You can’t even rank it on the same scale. The Hawks won convincingly. If I’m extra lenient on any contestants, that’s why. I’m going to reserve the blog to my best assessments and funniest thoughts. More than likely the latter. It’s late, and I’m tired.
-Is Ellen on a first name basis with Melissa Etheridge because she’s a lesbian? Wait…no, Kara also said it. Did she say it becaus Ellen saying it made it ok? Or is she just fronting with the husband, like the crazy chick in United States of Tara?
-Score after round one: I’ve got Lee Dewyze and Crystal Bowersox even. The judges gave Lee the edge. I liked Lee’s song choice of “Simple Man” better, but dug Crystals harmonica. Casey was not bad, but was nothing special.
-Let’s keep things in context here people. That would barely be considered a guitar solo at a live concert. It won’t be because of his musical talents if Casey James makes it past this round.
-Crystal put down the guitar and rocked out her vocals harder than we’ve ever seen before for “Maybe I’m Amazed.” Kris Brown won last season on his “Heartbreak” cover last season. I wouldn’t put it on that level, because he turned the song on it’s side. Crystal did show us more than we’ve ever seen from her before. She better be in the finale. Both performances were better than Casey.
-Lee Dewyze went home for some Chicago loving and came back to LA to sing “Hallelujah.” He might have that a little backwards. Unless he’s in the finale. Which he should be. That performance was awesome. He rocked it, with a choir behind him. It would have almost made sense, if this was the version playing in the background of super heroes boning in a spaceship.
Round two: Again have to put Lee and Crystal ahead of Casey. Crystal showed us something new and special with her voice, but it still wasn’t Paul McCartney. Nor could it be. Lee did something special with a song I also love.
Final thoughts: I don’t have to pick a winner tonight. Just the loser. Casey should be the odd man out. He doesn’t have the same vocal chops or range that Lee and Crystal both possess.