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American Idol Week 2: Top 11
Tuesday, 2010 March 23 - 10:14 pm
The theme is Billboard #1 Hits. Miley Cyrus is the mentor tonight. Huh. It's hard to imagine an adult taking advice from a 17-year-old kid who uses AutoTune when she performs, but whatever.

Lee: "The Letter" by the Box Tops. I'm not sure I get this arrangement. He's singing pretty well, and he's trying to put on more of a performance than in weeks past, but I think the style a little too jazzy and old-fashioned to really be a crowd-pleaser. This wasn't my favorite performance from him, but I think he'll be safe.

Paige: "Against All Odds" by Phil Collins. Her pitch is way, WAY off. This is a downright disaster, and everyone in the audience knows it. It's practically unlistenable. Bottom three for sure.

Tim: "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" by Queen. Really? Are you kidding? This is very karaoke, and sliding around on stage and walking into the audience doesn't make him charismatic: it just seemed forced. The vocals are just mediocre and dull. Bottom three.

Aaron: "I Don't Want To Miss a Thing" by Aerosmith. Well, you know, he's singing pretty well despite his laryngitis, and he's getting into it. It's still not very believable, but he seems like he keeps getting more confident from week to week, and he should definitely be safe.

Crystal: "Me and Bobby McGee" by Janis Joplin. This is definitely right up her alley. It's not very original, and for her it's a safe choice, but there's no denying her ability to deliver on songs like this. She knows what style she wants to sing and she'll just keep on doing it. She should definitely be safe.

Michael: "When a Man Loves a Woman" by Percy Sledge. It's just effortless. He has a ton of personality and emotion, and his vocals are dead on. It's not terribly exciting, but he'll be completely safe.

Andrew: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" by Marvin Gaye. It's a bit a pitchy and nasal, and kind of corny. Definitely not my favorite performance from him. He's surely not any worse than Paige or Tim tonight, but he's getting in bigger and bigger trouble, and he's got to be losing fans from week to week.

Katie: "Big Girls Don't Cry" by Fergie. Uh, she just can't pull this off. She's mostly sharp. On the plus side, it's a young song and it suits her personality. The vocals aren't there, but the personality may be enough to keep her around.

Casey: "The Power of Love" by Huey Lewis and The News. It's not in the least bit original; but right now all he has to do is not poop his pants to stay around. Safe.

Didi: "You're No Good" by Linda Ronstadt. She continues to have trouble with pitch on low notes, but I love the dirty attitude, and I kind of like listening to her weird voice to go with this song. The judges all hate it, but I think she should be safe.

Siobhan: "Superstition" by Stevie Wonder. What's with the Sanjaya-inspired mullet? Despite the weird look, this is a great song, and she looks like she's really enjoying singing it. Vocally it's fine, and there's that big note again. She should be safe.

Best performance: Crystal.

Bottom three: Paige, Tim, Andrew.

Going home: Paige.
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Comment #1 from Jennifer Hudspeth (Guest)
2010 Mar 24 - 9:24 am : #
I couldn't agree more.

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