Yep. Four contestants. James, Haley, Lauren and Scotty.
Most importantly: NOT JACOB.
Tonight, Lady Gaga graces our screens as the Idol’s mentor. I sometimes like her songs but under general everyday conditions, I try to avoid making any type of contact with her. Mainly, my eyes to her.
Adam, I heard you’re a big fan of Gaga’s. Is this true or just a nasty rumor?
Adam: Beth, I really have no idea what I feel about Lady Gaga. There are times when she makes me want to eat my own fingernails and other times when I think she’s adorably amazing. (For the record, I don’t actually ever eat my fingernails.) Anyway, I’m excited to see what tonight holds. (I swear, no nail eating.)
James starts us off with a rockin’ rendition of “Don’t Stop Believing.” And while I’m certain the judges will love it, I’m just going to say that I found it completely safe. The song? It’s an easy sing, even for us shower singers and who doesn’t tap their toes to that beat? This performance proves to me that he would struggle in the Top 40. Let alone the Top 3. I’m hoping the next performance is miles better.
Adam: Ironically, I just two days ago absolutely nailed my shower performance of this song, I kid you not. My best ever. James, however, delivered what might be the single most boring performance of this song in the history of narcolepsy. Awful. He hit some difficult notes. Hooray, James. It sucked. I have two requests: 1) Idol contestants, stop talking to the audience during your songs. And judges, don’t compliment such garbage. Be forewarned, Beth, I am seriously angry at the judges tonight.
One reason I’m seriously angry at the judges? J-Lo and Randy ripped a vastly superior performance by Haley (Michael Jackson’s top-selling hit in the UK, by the way). It’s not my favorite MJ song, but I loved the performance. I know you’re no fan of Haley’s, Beth, and that’s okay. Jennifer and Randy are absorbing every ounce of my ire tonight. And maybe a couch cushion or two.
Luckily for Haley, Adam and I both love Michael Jackson. I wonder if she knows this information? Do you think she’s reading our emails, trying to get on our good side? Anyway. I ADORE, LOVE, WANT TO KISS this song. When Michael sings it. Not that I think Haley did a poor job, but she sounds like she’s crying during the first part and then turns into the throat-singing. There was much too much throat-singing. Overall, I didn’t hate it.
I’m glad Steven is a good judge tonight.
Scotty is up next. I’m not sure what song he’s singing but I know it’s by Alan Jackson. Oh, Scotty, he sounds so nice and country. And this song is so dramatic and sad and does a good job roping us into the emotion he’s feeling but dammit all, Scotty. COWBOY. HAT. He sounded good. Maybe a little safe. But good. No real complaints. So wait? Scotty was seven on September 11, 2001. whoa.