Frank AND Harry!!!!
FINALLY - songs worth singing, and the NOLA Jazz/Swing
Maestro to mentor, arrange AND BACK UP!!!
How could any of them suck?
Theoretically, this should be like performing
an aerial trapeze act with Cirque du Soleil in a nerf room with a net,
and bungee safety straps on. There is no fail.
I'm happy to announce I actually watched 95% of
the show. I worship Frank and Harry. There are no words.
Harry is probably the best mentor the show has
ever had. I have an idea! Hire Harry next year to do exactly
THIS every week. That would ROCK, and people
might actually learn something about, oh, I don't know, MUSIC.
How cool would it be to tour New Orleans with
Harry? These kids get to perform with him! Fuck me running.
I'm an actor. I'm also (was) a dancer. I can't
sing, so I do mostly Shakespeare. I firmly believe even I would feel like
I owned the world if I had Harry helping me and
backing me up. HOLY GODS!!! I could writhe around in a red dress
on a piano like Michelle Pfeiffer.
Aaron Kelly - is still here, and sings
my favorite Sinatra song in the universe - Fly Me To The Moon. EPIC FAIL.
He is waaaaaaaaay out of his depth, has no idea
why these words exist, much less why they are strung together to
make a song, and why Frank made this such a hit.
The judges worship at his feet. WHO IS PAYING THEM????
I am obviously not watching the same show or drinking
the same CokeKoolaid. What is in those new cups anyway?
Aaron should never be allowed to sing anything
outside of Mowgli's songs from Disney's The Jungle Book until he
gets laid, and even then I'm not sure if he could
make them entertaining. I don't think he's even masturbated EVER.
He's the most a-sexual thing I think I've ever
seen. It's creepy, and unnatural.
I'm sure Wayne Newton had more sex appeal when
he was a tot.
Casey J - Blue Skies - He's pitchy, but
I don't mind. I love the old, aging, smoke-ravaged voice of mature Frank
much better than the young crooner version. Older
Frank owned his songs because he had lived them. Young Frank
was pretty, and sounded nice. Yawn. Casey has
lived some. He's not Disney clean, he's on a horse. I like that. I wish
he hadn't pulled the hair back. He's nervous,
and can't get out in front of the song, as much as I want him to. Still.
I like it.
I love the arrangement. He's better than Aaron.
But a rock is better than Aaron. Harry says he nailed it in rehearsal.
I can see him owning this song. The judges kill
him. Again, I'm watching a different show.
Mommasox - Summer Wind - Love her. Love
her back ink. Love the dress. She's channeling Spotlight Barbie with dreads.
She is awesome. The song starts a little too
soft for all the music behind it (sound mixer's fault), but it builds nicely,
AGAIN, is a PROFESSIONAL out there, and doesn't
look or sound out of place in front of Harry & Co. What kind of music
can't she do? The judges are bored. Nothing new...
blah blah blah. WTF? Really? What do you want her to do? Give birth???
Have pyrotechnics come flying out of her hair?
Crystal is by and large the only reason Idol wasn't cancelled mid season
And this one is "just okay"????? What are these
people drinking? I love what she says to them afterwards.... "It's
a soft song
that you're singing to your lover." Nailed it.
Even Frank starts and ends the song soft. I loved it. I would have rather
seen her sit
at the piano with just Harry - and sing One For
My Baby. That would have been EPIC. Fuck it. I'D STILL LIKE TO SEE THAT
Big Mike - who I forgot to mention last
week because he sucked the life out of me... [I must say, I was so on board
the Big Mike Bus from the beginning, and now
I'm just bored.] Big Mike comes out with a Frank hat. Is that magically
going to make you interesting? He sings The Way
You Look Tonight - one of the sexiest Sinatra songs EVER. I don't feel
He sounds okay, except for the weird nervous
vibrato which makes him seem like he too, is out of his depth. It is emotion-free.
I feel no sexy. How is that possible? He's just
singing words, not telling any woman how freaking HAWT she is. (Which was
the note from Harry - that he did not take with
him into this performance.) This is a song about how weak a man can feel
the sight of a gorgeous woman. He mumbles the
best line - "wrinkles your nose" - and there's no SWING. The judges worship
I clearly need a sip of their happy juice. I
am watching a different show.
I realize during Big Mike's performance, that
all the guys so far are following the band (like karaoke)
instead of letting the band follow them.
Isn't that what Frank did better than anybody?
Frank made the words and the timing his bitch.
Frank sang what he wanted WHEN he wanted to sign
He didn't wait for permission from the song.
Lee Dewyzeb - That's Life - FINALLY.
Well, this is perfect for Lee. As Harry says, he is a new and (not sure
improved, him. LOVE THIS. He lays
it down. He owns it. The band follows him. Awesome arrangement
- but then, they've
all been awesome arrangements - it's HARRY CONNICK
JR for fuxsake. Lee is definitely the best of the night.
The judges agree. Has their Disney boring juice
Watching this makes me want Harry Connick to have
his own show.
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