Lee DiGeorge joins me tonight as we attempt to get through the final men's
us off very current and contemporary with Owl City's 'Fireflies'.
- Hey! No flat
spots! Unlike Randy, I liked the song choice because it's contemporary and
hip, and the kiddies should like it.
- When you are
performing any sort of song, you want the money note to be the highlight of
the song, not the mediocre-night. The problem isn't the pitch as much as it's
the lack of breath support through the long notes that seem to fade off into
the night...yes, like fireflies.
- Pitchy, Pitchy,
Pitchy. You could do much better than that. (B-)
- I really liked
the performance. The judges don't necessarily like contemporary song choices,
but this was a smart idea. It's solid and Lee should have no problem getting
into the Top 12.
'Trouble', which could be very appropriate with a lousy performance. Who
exactly does he put into trouble?
- He's definitely
maturing as an artist. He's still got that nice tone in that voice. From a
technical standpoint, it's the best I've heard him.
- For the second
straight song, the money note gets faded out. I also don't think he had the
emotional passion, I think that although the banana is ripening, it's a little
mushy, but hard like a peach. Alex has to make love to the camera and let
himself go, because the emotional passion you needed for that song wasn't
- Solid Performance
of a great song. That's completely listenable. Loosen up! (B)
- The song was a
great choice because it shows us who he is and what his style is. He should
have no problem with getting to the Top 12.
going to try to get into the Top 12 with Jeff Buckley's 'Hallelujah'. Yes, I'm
- Not like this
says much, but it's the best that I've heard of him. He was in tune for the
performance, and for Tim, that's a big step upwards.
- See what I said
about bringing the emotional game for Alex? Repeat here. He does absolutely
nothing with the song and it feels like a big copycat performance.
- Mr. Urban, you've
learned how to play the Idol game! Congrats! Pick a great song and sing it to
the best of your ability (B+)
- Here's the
problem that I had with it. He did nothing with it, and he's up there with a
guitar, as was Lee and Alex. Sure, it was a good job, but what did he do to
differentiate himself from anyone else? The answer is that he didn't, and I
think he may have problems tomorrow.
Paula Abdul, which I think got him this far. He's going to try to do the same
with Christina Aguilera's 'Genie in a Bottle'. Can he recapture the magic?
- It's a good idea
to go back to the well...er...bottle that helped you out last time. And the
vest is tres chic.
- However, the notes
that went off either should have been put back in the bottle...unless the
sharpness of the notes made the bottle shatter.
- This year's
Sundance Head. Completely falling apart on the live shows. Can the tweet
brigade save you again? (C-)
- I agree with
all the judges. His song was desperate, and it was pitchy. However, I think
the song went right to his fan's wheelhouse. Now the question is...is it
Who's up for some country? Casey
as he wants you to 'Think of Me', the way Keith Urban did.
- It's acoustic
guitar night on Idol! If there's anyone that should be doing it this week,
it's Casey. It's a great song in terms of showcasing who you are, and this
shows who he is.
- The intent was
there. The execution wasn't. Very pitchy at the beginning of the song, and it
didn't improve from there. It's also a safe choice, which doesn't show off his
- Oversang by the
backup singers. Was unimpressed with the boring performance. (C)
- Like Alex, the
song was more of a niche carver as to who he is and can be. I think he carved
it enough to get to the Top 12.
also going to try a little country. His song of choice 'I'm already there'. Is
he already there in the Top 12?
- I can actually
say that his tremolo helps him in this performance. I like the arrangement and
we see a passion and swagger from him that we haven't seen before from him.
- I'm not nuts about
the song choice. There's a huge field of pop and he could have gone there, as
we already know he can sing country. Aaron's gotta work on that lower
register. A flat tire is also already there, and it doesn't move that much.
- Song was way too
big for you. Way too big. That may have hurt you quite a bit. (C)
- I agree with
Simon that the lyrics aren't the tell all and end all. Like Casey, I think
that Aaron sang a great song to his fanbase, and they will respond in kind.
But as this was the worst of his 3 performances, and as the rest of the guys
have raised their game, I could see him having problems tonight.
been all over the place with his selections. He needs the audience to love
him, so why not 'Somebody to Love' by Queen?
- He's singing a
song done by a male, so that's a start. He's also got nice background
- ...who sound
better than he does. If the surviving members of the band heard how badly he
mangled the pitch from pillar to post, they would send out the rest of the
royal family to club him with their scepters.
- You would have had
the R&B Vote with this performance... but even though your performance was one
of the best of the night, you're going home. Send a nice thank you card to
Michael Lynche. (B)
- I don't know
what Randy Jackson was smoking, but that sounded hideous. If Michael Lynche
comes out and sings Todrick into the floor, he could have massive issues
Speaking of which, Michael
the night with 'A Woman's Worth'. How much will the performance be worth?
- FINALLY a
performance that combines all everything; he hit the notes, put passion behind
it, and had the stage presence, And he looked dapper in the suit.
- Where do you go
from here? Now he has to try to better himself, and I don't know if he can.
Plus he has to buy tissues for the now-crying Kara, who may have switched her
man-crush from Casey to Michael.
- A complete Idol
decided that they wanted to sing. We know Mike will be safe. We also know that
Todrick is doomed.
performance was the highlight of a very slow, bordering on dreary set of
performances. The quality of the vocals was better, but from a performance
standpoint, there was some stuff here to be desired. So who is the least
Todrick Hall, Tim
Urban, Andrew Garcia, Aaron Kelly
Anytime a singer does very well in a genre and blows out the other singers in
the same genre, that other singer has problems. Todrick, meet Michael. Now
meet the exit sign. As far as the other singer is concerned, I think Tim Urban
has the best performance of his life, and I think that bails him out and sends
Garcia packing, because he's going in a sea of guitarists tonight and they
were all decent. I think the little fish is going to drown.
OUT: Andrew Garcia and Todrick Hall
: Top of the Class: Lynche, Urban, Lambert
Middle of the Class: DeWyze, Hall
Bottom of the Class: Garcia, James, Kelly
Who should go home (in my opinion): Kelly and Garcia
Who will ultimately not get enough votes to stay in the competition: Hall and
Join us later in 24 hours to see who makes the Top 12 and who comes in 13th,
14th, 15th and 16th.