Bye bye Didi.
8 left after we loose Aaron
So all Beatles songs are classic so you canít
change them one bit, while at the same time making them your own.
Pretty simple really. Of course the judges lay
in wait for the people with the temerity to make the song their own
or doing the song the way the Beatles did it.
So Simon says sometimes yes sometimes no.
Aaron Kelly "The Long and Winding RoadĒ Aaron
also does Yoda voices, Loser, he is. ha
A little of the tremolo that fear brings. A bit
slow and not very memorable. The big dramatic ending is neither
big or dramatic. Aaron is pretty much Tim's only
competition to be a Disney kid. But Tim doesn't have Jezuz on his side.
Randyís mike gives better feed back than he does.
Ellen was bored. Kara says that when heís good heís not great.
Simon does the eye roll when Aaron explains why
he chose the song. Simon also thinks he should be young.
Katie Stevens "Let it Be" This is a real snore
fest of a song. I thought so when I first heard it and pretty much still
Perhaps only Hey Jude is more inane. So
unless youíre a Beatle, let it be. Katie of course had to pick an slow
when the judges have been asking her to liven
it up a bit. I thing gramma Sunshine asked her to do it.
Geez cute, Katie whores herself out as a prom
date. Some parent is going to get a heck of a phone bill.
She sings it with a little girls voice at first.
The piano is playing the song as a lullaby. Finally she picks the song
to slow and tired at the end. Making the song
your own by making it even more boring is not the best idea.
Randy thinks itís best evah. Ellen thinks she
made it her own, without changing it..
Kara thinks Katie is blossoming. Simon thinks
she got it right because she was more country, less pop.
Andrew Garcia "Can't Buy Me Love" Now that heís
abandoned the girl songs Andy is more popular with the judges.
This song is a real up tempo rocker that is all
testosterone. Andrew is all about taking songs and making them internalized
and personal. I donít smell a single. Well he
does make it a poppy and at least he didnít slow it down too much.
Iím hearing a lounge act version. Andy aims for
pop instead of alt/rock.
Randy says itís corny. Ellen uses some pre-scripted
material. Kara didnít like it and wanted more different.
Simon thinks wedding singer and bad arrangement.
Big Mike "Eleanor Rigby". Iím expecting Mike to
do a watered down soul/R&B version with pleasing vocals and
no big mistakes. Thatís been his MO for the last
few weeks. Well didnít like the ending, over all better than I expected.
I want to see Mike taking it to church more.
Heís pretty much playing it safe. Being better than everyone except Crystal
is not a claim to fame.Randy is loving the parts
that worked. Ellen says Mike is many sided. Kara thinks Mikes on fire
and made the song commercial. Simon thinks itís
too Broadway, too over the top. I would like to see Mike rock a lot harder.
Crystal Bowersox "Come Together" The girls got
a cold. This song is the goofy fun opening to the Beatles best album.
I gotta say adding the didgeridoo is pretty rad.
As usual Crystal is the best of the bunch. She didnít fall into being a
She sounded original. So it's pretty much Crystal's
game, But we can't go home yet. Randy is all yo yo notices the song
slow and then speeds up. Ellen loves the Australian
thing you blow into. Kara says this is her fav, and loves the Bonnie Raitt
Simon says this is a radio song. Just as a side
note does anyone else think this is a pretty insulting thing to say?
Tim Urban "All My Lovin" Iím waiting for that
falsetto ending. Well with Tim Iím waiting for any ending. Boring boring
Tim needs to be locked up with an Edinburgh punk
band and a keg of cheap beer. ha
ha If he escapes alive he might
picked up something. Randy admits that
Tim is special. Ellen thinks only halleluiah was better. Kara pretty much
gives up on Tim.
Simon thinks Tim was ok. Simon also thinks Tim
takes it like a man. I agree - if that man is Gumby.
You notice how I passed on the homo-erotic joke
there? Yes I gots some class.
Casey shirtless boy "Jealous Guy"
Itís a smart move to pick a less well known song. I guess they had already
paid the strings
so Casey had to add them to his song. This is
a pretty good version. I see him doing this as the single travel spot solo
for a jam band. Phish is calling.
Randy likes the sensitive stuff. Ellen calls it Caseyís best to date. She
was moved by the
pretty hair. Kara says Casey should his vulnerable
side and was tasty or tasteful. Simon agrees with Ellen.
Siobhan Magnus "Across the Universe"
Is this the most over done Beatles song of late? Three weeks ago I thought
Siobhan was cool beans. Since then Iíve become
disenchanted. What the heck happened to the quirk? She does a light
version of a throw away song. Randy thinks
sheís artsy and likes the clothes. Ellen says Siobhan is ďspecialĒ, compares
her to Rufus Wainwright. Kara doesnít hear an
FM hit. Simon elicits a sob story from Siobhan. Iím thinking Siobhan is
sinking toward the bottom three.
Lee DeWyze "Hey Jude" So someone has sunk to the
level of this repetitive, self indulgent, McCartney drivel.
Lee did great last week. I donít expect him to
tank. So I was wrong, this is a drunk singing karaoke on a dare stuff.
Even the bagpiper couldnít save him. They do
play at funerals. Randy is laughing, not a good sign. Ellen does
bagpipe humor. (Sometimes Ellen's gag writers
get it right) Kara hears Lee on the radio. Simon agrees that alcohol was
So with Jezuz monkeys on his side Tim will be
with us next week.
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