Lee and Crystal, "Falling Slowly". I know this opinion is not universal, but this was the best performance since Crystal's "People Get Ready." Maybe I've just got a soft spot for this song (and the swirlycam), but this just hit my sweet spot.Thing I noticed: during Jamie Foxx's intro, they mentioned The Soloist this time. They didn't last year, even though it was right around the film's release date. Odd.
Big Mike, "Will You Be There". The inspirational theme from Free Willy. Of course. There wasn't anything special or different about it, but it worked.
The Outlaw Casey James, "Mrs. Robinson." Well, he's no Evan Dando, and there wasn't much singing involved, but it was a lovely little performance.
Crystal Bowersox, "I'm Alright." Of all the Kenny Loggins film songs to chose, I could imagine her taking on "Footloose," "I'm Free (Heaven Helps The Man)," "Playing With The Boys" or even "Danger Zone." This was ... alright, I guess, but indulgent, more of a showcase for the percussionist than the singer.
TOCJ and Big Mike, "Have You Every Really, Truly, Madly, Deeply Loved A Woman?" There were some bad notes in there. Also, no song that Bryan Adams has touched should appear on this show.
Lee DeWyze, "Kiss From A Rose." Chock full o'bad notes and laziness. Constantine's version was much better. Just, just ... yuck.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
WELL, AS A MATTER OF FACT, YES, I HAVE LOVED A WOMAN: Movie night on Idol. Could we avoid "Against All Odds"? Yes. But nevertheless, Massive Suck was not avoided. From the top to the bottom:
Posted by Adam at 9:44 PM