American Idol Top 11 go Motown tonight, and some of it was really good. Some of it was a train wreck, and some performers still have me going, “WTH”? I don’t enjoy the judges this year, and I honestly find myself looking forward to X-Factor just so I can hear some brutal honesty again.
Jump ahead and see what the performers did or didn’t bring to the table tonight.
I Heard It Through the Grapevine
My Thoughts: Well, Shrogen (for those confused Seth Rogen + Shrek) had some slick hair tonight, and he really worked the crowd well. I didn’t love it, I wasn’t wowed but I didn’t hate it.
Judges: Steven thinks he’s perfect. Jennifer thinks it’s great that he knows who he is. Randy enjoyed it.
My Thoughts: She looks really adorable tonight, and it’s nice to see her do something other than a ballad. It was a decent performance, not the best of the night, but it put her in the middle of the pack.
Judges: Jennifer liked seeing her let loose. Randy says “yo” too much, but he likes that she took a chance. Steven loves that she took a step out.
You’re All I Need to Get By
My Thoughts: When he sings softly I really like his voice, but it’s when he gets all diva like that I waiver on my opinion. There’s no doubt the guy can sing, but I see him on broadway not on my radio. I wish I was a nicer person these days but I just am not feeling this season. 🙁
Judges: Steven running up and hugging him was strange. Steven loved the way he milked it. Randy loved it, he said he was like a true professional. Jennifer found herself begging for the notes, and says “he moves her”.
You Keep Me Hanging On
My Thoughts: She looks amazing tonight, that dress was hot. I love how she started the song all slow and sexy. This was a great song choice for her, and it really suited her country voice. I was grooving along. Well done Lauren.
Judges: Steven thought it was beautiful. Jennifer thinks she looks amazing tonight, and she loved the attitude that Lauren was delivering. Randy thinks she’s ready to take on the competition with her swagger.
My Thoughts: This song always makes me think of a creepy stalker, but David Cook rocked this song in his season. Unfortunately, Stefano did not. Why does he sound like an opera singer tonight with a weird accent? It was really strange arrangement and I hated it. Bottom three for sure.
Judges: Jennifer thinks he sounds beautiful but didn’t show emotion. Jennifer is off her rocker, it wasn’t beautiful. Randy didn’t think he pulled it off. Steven thinks he has a beautiful voice, but wasn’t there emotionally.
You Really Got a Hold on Me
My Thoughts: I know a lot of people are saying how much they loved this performance and her outfit, I wish I could agree. The outfit was hideous, although her hair looks cute straight. It wasn’t as bad as last week, but it was like she was trying far too hard to impress us. I just want one week of her just singing and being soulful without trying to over sing.Judges: Randy thinks it started rough but that she got it back and he was happy. Steven thinks it was beautiful. Jennifer thinks she can do anything with her voice.
For Once in My Life
My Thoughts: It wasn’t his best performance to date, but it was a good attempt to make the song country. I do love his voice no matter what he sings and the harmonica was a great addition. When he shakes his hand around, it’s almost like an angry country gangster which isn’t a good look for our little Curious George.
Judges: Steven loved it. Jennifer loved the arrangement, and says he gets her every time. Randy says that he makes him smile.
All in Love is Fair
My Thoughts: I liked her outfit this week way better than last week. We all know she can sing, but I’m sick of the ballads. Yes, she sang it really well, but I want more!
Judges: The judges want her to go up-tempo and step away from the ballads. Steven calls her the “closest star in the idol universe”.
Tracks of My Tears
My Thoughts: I watch him and I don’t love him, but I don’t hate him. I’m impartial, except for the fact that it’s hard to judge him against everyone else because he’s so odd. He slurs his words a lot which makes it strange to listen to. I think he’s probably safe but I just don’t know what to think of him.
Judges: Steven compares him to Dylan or Willie Nelson, two very different type of performers. Randy thinks he’s really unique, but he thinks when Paul sings tender it talks to him. Randy says “Dude” way too many times. Jennifer loved it.
Dancing in the Streets
My Thoughts: I want to like her, I really do, but I don’t. *sigh* It was better than last week, but I still hate watching her. I don’t think she can dance no matter what the judges say and I think the girl needs to go home. PS- So does her wardrobe, I think she was wearing my grandma’s curtains.
Judges: Steven loved it, but then again he loves everyone. Jennifer got goosebumps. Randy says he’s been too hard on her and she “finally showed up”.
Living for the City
My Thoughts: I don’t get the tail thing perhaps I’m out of the fashion loop, but I just don’t get it. Other than that it was a really good vocal, a nice rocker feel without the over screaming. I think he’s a little too full of himself when the audience cheers for him at the end, I want to get on with the judging not watch him soak up the attention.
Judges: Randy thought it started slow but that he found his “pocket” and made it unbelievable. Steven thinks “it takes a little bit of crazy to make it great in this world”, and that he nailed it. ? Odd but I suppose accurate. Jennifer loved it, especially his back step dancing. She says he leaves her speechless.
Overall it was a decent night, but I wasn’t blown away by many of the performers. My bottom three are Naima, Haley and Stefano. I think Stefano will go home but one never knows. What did you think of tonight? Is this season even worth watching anymore?