Thursday, April 15, 2010
Now that we know Katie and Andrew were the ones eliminated, it's a little pointless to recap everyone's performance, so I'm just going to touch on a few highlights. The theme was Elvis songs and the mentor was Adam Lambert. If you don't watch the show, Adam was the runner up last season and is known for his fantastic vocals and creative song interpretation. He may be controversial but he is extremely talented. Take a listen to his version of Johnny Cash's country classic Ring Of Fire:
Crazy, right? I couldn't find good video of the actual performance on You Tube but Adam was also known for his flamboyant showmanship. He was a good choice to mentor for Elvis week.
I thought the best performance of the night was Big Mike singing In the Ghetto . In case you missed it, Big Mike got the lowest number of votes last week and would have been eliminated from the show, which was astonishing. The judges are allowed to "save" one contestant from elimination until it gets down to the last five contestants. They rightly choose to save Mike. Here's his performance this week, after being spared going home last week:
If anyone deserves to make it to the very end, it's big hearted Big Mike.
The other noteworthy performances were by Crystal and Lee. But the most noteworthy moment of the night was when Ryan was telling Adam Lambert about how he sings along to Adam's songs in his car, and Adam said to get the screams he has to get his tongue out. Ryan replied, "My tongue is not nearly as talented as yours."
Can you say "Awkward?" A network executive somewhere probably choked.
Hope everyone is having a great week and I'll try not to drop the ball next week!
Category: American Idol