While it wasn’t mentioned on the show (since the shows are pre-taped), the big news hitting the wires is that David H. was a stripper in a mostly men’s club leading up to his American Idol try-outs. Don’t know if this will mean American Idol will oust him. I guess we will know on Thursday. But it saddens me, whether he stays or goes. And I wonder how the news will affect the votes tonight.
This is 80’s week.
Luke was better this week, but I don’t think he is among the best in the competition. He may hang in there awhile but I don’t think he’ll go the distance.
David A. was very good but it wasn’t my favorite performance of his. Still, this kid is a phenom. I agree with Simon that he will be (or should be) in the final two. Simon also suggested that David pick some more upbeat songs, which I think was good advice.
Danny. I found nothing about this performance to make me want to vote for him. I thought it was a mess. Is it time for Danny to go home?
David H. did a good job, but I felt like I was listening and watching in a different way. Looking for flaws? Simon thought his performance assured him a spot in the final 12. Will it? The voters know something Simon didn’t (I assume) when the show was taped.
Next up was Michael. Hmm. Didn’t like the song choice. Randy and Paula really liked it. (And Paula was in a particularly babbling mood tonight.) Simon liked but didn’t love it.
David C. sings an odd arrangement of Hello. I wasn’t overly impressed, but the judges loved it. So what do I know?
I was beginning to wonder if I liked any of the music from the 80’s. Then Jason sang Hallelujah. I loved this — right along with the judges. Simon called it "brilliant," and I agreed.
Chikezie brought 80’s night for the boys to a finish. And I thought he did a good job, too. Maybe his 60’s blunder was a one-time thing. But Simon didn’t seem to like it just because Whitney Houston did the same song. Huh? If nobody should do a song Houston did, why offer it to them?
So the 80’s are done for the guys.
My top two picks for the night are David A. and Jason, but there were a couple of others that were close on the heels of these guys.