Alright, Adam. So, I’ve just watched the first five minutes and here’s the lowdown: Carole King sings more good songs than I had given her credit for, the show is 90 minutes tonight which is perplexing considering, you know, less people. it’s also disturbing considering how heavy my eyelids are and Babyface is helping to mentor tonight. Oh and last but not least, if you look at Jacob’s outfit, stand up and sit down, you will become nauseous. You have been warned.
Adam: I’m excited. I love Carole King and Babyface (although I love their songs much more than I love either of their voices, sorry, Carole and Kenny). And thanks for the warning. When Jacob comes on screen, I’ll just find a safe place in my living room I can avert my eyes toward.
So, I’m watching Jacob and he’s singing a song about a baby and I’m really, honestly realizing that I do not enjoy his voice OR his outfit tonight. I do appreciate that he’s moving on stage and he’s not singing an inspirational song, which is an improvement. Adam, I have two questions for you. Do you see a place for Jacob in today’s Top 40? And the second question, if I paid you $35, would you wear that outfit? Okay, one more question, Is J-Lo wearing a shield tonight?
Adam: For $35, I would wear that outfit for 35 seconds, and I’d keep wearing it for additional seconds as long as the dollars kept coming. But I don’t see the dollars coming to anyone wearing that suit not named Jack Nicholson (who got paid millions to wear that exact thing in Batman). I don’t see Jacob as a Top 40 artist, but I think he’ll sell enough records in some genre to afford a wardrobe stylist. His voice? All syrup and no waffles. Also, J-Lo has a Peggy Fleming thing going tonight. I eagerly await her next triple lutz.
Lauren is singing Where You Lead. I didn’t know the last song and I don’t know this one, but it doesn’t really matter because Lauren is owning it tonight. She got some great advice from Babyface (and Miley, ZOMG!) and really asserted herself. And then she grabbed some dude from the audience and had him sit awkwardly on stage. What the huh?
Wow, Lauren is wearing silver plated fly-swatters! Southern girl is stepping up these days! I did think the performance was a little boring but I really enjoyed her voice tonight. Also, her stage presence isn’t the most comfortable I have ever seen. Child needs to relax.
So, to ensure Idol makes enough money with commercials, they’ve decide to add duets. The first duet performance is Casey and Haley singing “I Feel the Earth Move Under my Feet.” I enjoyed the performance. It was very growly. Lively. Fun.
Adam: Okay, Beth? How cute are Casey and Haley? Seriously, how cute? On a scale of bunny rabbit to Justin Timberlake, how cute are they?
Adam, few things are as cute as Justin, so definitely closer to bunny rabbit.
Adam: Scotty’s singing You’ve Got a Friend, made famous by the Muppets. (I was willing to swear on a cowboy hat he’d sing Country Road.) But no, he sang the Sam Hill out of a song I love, and Beth? It was the first time I really took him seriously as a singer and a man (my wife got the chills and gasped audibly at one point). I’m so glad Babyface coached him on this one. Solid gold, Scotty. Solid gold.
I enjoyed this performance, too. Our little Scotty is growing up right before our eyes. *sniff*
James Durbin is up next, he’s singing Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow and I do hope he doesn’t do the Adam Lambert screech because I just don’t enjoy that noise. Just a few things: I did notice a few pitch issues, however, his voice really is amazing and also, he seems so happy up on stage. I love that his happiness comes across when he’s up there. I equate this to Eddie Vedder covering Last Kiss but not quite as good. But still good.
Adam: Spot-on Pearl Jam comparison there, Beth. The beginning really blew me away, and I kind of wish he had lost the doo-wop feel of the song. I wish he had done with this song what U2 did with Christmas (Baby Please Come Home). But still, he definitely earned his spot in the Top 5 with that performance. I was proud of James tonight.
Scotty and Lauren’s Up on the Roof makes me wish I was up on the roof of a cabin in the Smoky Mountains watching shooting stars and chewing beef jerky. They’re pretty wonderful together.
aw, that’s a dern nice thought, there, Adam. I’d like to join you, ‘cept, I’ll pass on that there beef jerky. I’ll eat ice cream, instead, sonny.
My friend, Casey, is up next. I missed what song he’s singing because I was busy yawning. But I’m hoping Casey takes my yawns away. He typically does. That sexy sax lady is back on, would you believe she’s a cousin to someone I went to grade school with? I learned that on Facebook. Social Media is good for you, see? Anyway, I enjoyed the performance, loved the arrangement, I really love his tie. I hope America is in agreement with me.
Adam: I don’t know if I can speak for America, but I’m in agreement with you. There was one point in the song (maybe right after he threw his hat in an outburst of growly rage) that I laughed, but it was a laugh of joy. I just really had fun listening to that. Casey bubbles over with fun. Also? His voice is pretty amazing, and I loved how he interacted with the musicians, especially the piano playing at the beginning.
Haley sang another song I’m not familiar with, but I really dug it. She just keeps getting cuter and cuter, and I actually loved her little Farrah Fawcetty look. I think she’s got soul, and of all the contestants she has improved the most over the course of the show. Overall, I’m so pleased with tonight. Also, I think Jennifer is dressed up as a wedding invitation. It’s been bugging me all night.
I have to say that I enjoyed her performance and her look tonight. I agree that she’s improved a lot, which is good because she needed it. heh.
Jacob and James are singing a duet tonight, they’re both wearing white pants and singing “Something Tells Me I’m into Something Good.” But something about this performance is not good and I think it’s all of it. Either that or I’m sleepy and my ice cream has worn off.
Adam: Notes, notes, weirdness, notes, white pants, notes, JENNIFER LOPEZ’S LEGS, more notes, and then I lost interest.
Who’s going home?
Beth says Jacob.
Adam says: I think Jacob should go home, but I fear a surprise. I’ll say Lauren in a shocker
Who do you guys think will go home? And who do you hope wins?