American Idol – 11 contestants – Miley Cyrus Week

This week the theme was Billboard Number 1 Records.  The contestants could choose a #1 hit from any Billboard Chart since 1958.  Their surprise mentor was Miley Cyrus (A.K.A. Hannah Montana). 

Lee DeWyze did a raspy jazzy blues version of “The Letter” and was successful in showing more personality. Aaron Kelly sang Aerosmith’s “Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” and sweetened it into a good version, despite being sick.  Michael Lynche hit a smooth sweet spot with his rendition of the classic “When a Man Loves a Woman”. Casey James performed “The Power of Love” from Huey Lewis and seemed to be a very comfortable performer. All should be safe this week.

Crystal Bowersox slayed Janis Joplin’s “Me and Bobby Magee”. This star performance was comfortable and spectacular.  Siobhan Magnus hit some more big scream notes during her rendition of Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition” and was well received.

Andrew Garcia fell short singing “I Heard It through the Grapevine”. Decent arrangement and vocal, but way too animated performance. Linda Benami had an odd sultry version of Linda Ronstadt’s “You’re No Good”. The judges gave her mixed reviews. Katie Stevens did a total Karaoke version of Fergie’s “Big Girls Don’t Cry” but sang it very well.

That left Paige Miles and Tim Urban on the bottom.  She did Phil Collins’ “Against All Odds” and was pitchy and out of control throughout. He did Queen’s “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” and went into the crowd to sing and attempted some cool moves on stage.  Both were severely criticized by the judges.

If it were my decision based solely on this week’s performance, Paige would be gone and Crystal would be the winner.  But America decides, so anything can happen.

Once again, the judges gave some good advice to most. Ellen is still a distraction when she should be a judge.


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