Shout out to my childhood friend Jon, who LOVES the Beatles. Hope you don’t cringe too much! 🙂
Aaron Kelly (o1) – Long and Winding Road – Aaron, your eyebrows don’t bother me as much this week. Good sign? I think you did a good job, I enjoyed this song more than your previous ones. Some high moments, I suppose. But it wasn’t GREAT. You had a few weak moments.
Katie Stevens (02) – Let it Be – a favorite song for many. Big shoes to fill. I think your “modernization” steps were weak, out of tune, and messed up the song. But who am I to judge? You sounded good in a lot of places girl. Remember, I am a fan. But I am yawning a little.
Andrew Garcia (03) – Can’t Buy me Love – that’s what I am talking about! You took a classic, well liked song that can live on its own merits, and made it your own. Made it contemporary without bastardizing it. I LOVED the change in time signature, too! The musician in me LOVED it and the person who would buy a CD is pulling out their wallet! The judges need to be kicked.
Michael Lynche (04) – Elinore Rigby – you have a great voice, man. I really like it. I actually liked your rendition and you’re right – the strings rocked. You’re a good stage performer, too. High five to you this week.
Crystal Bowersox (05) – Come Together – I love her voice! So natural, so talented, so AWESOME! Do we really need to keep voting because we have our winner! I will admit this is nothing new, there were no style changes or anything, just her fantastic voice and natural talent. I love her.
Tim Urban (06) – All My Loving – okay, is it wrong for me that I am hoping he goes home this week? His hair almost looked styled tonight! And I have to say, I liked how he started the song. I think I just tapped my foot a little. I actually am thinking I might even LIKE him after this song. A hint of Plain White T’s. I like them. Sorry Tim, I don’t want you to go home this week, afterall.
Casey James (07) – Jealous Guy – great guitar playing. Nice curley hair. Rings on your right hand? Didn’t like them too much. And your singing was……okay. I am not trembling with excitement like I did last week. But your voice was good. Bluesy. Raspy. But you didn’t connect with me man. Okay.
Siobhan Magnus (08) – Across the Universe – Deana likes her, she’s got that “different” vibe about her. Punk-ish. Rebel. But me? I don’t get Siobhan. I don’t especially like her singing either. Her screams are not “amazing” to me. And this song did nothing to change my mind. Oh no! Deana just said, “she picked a bad song”. You’re toast, Siobhan.
Lee DeWyze (09) – Hey Jude – wow, dangerous to pick such a well-known song. Deana, before he even started, said “I’m gonna like it.” I have to say, his voice is well suited for the song. That rasby throat thingy! His ownership of the song and subtle changes were very nice. The Scottish dude was a nice touch, reminds me of my recent trip to Scotland! And he showed personality during the song – nice. He kind of reminded me of Paul a little. He just moved up a notch or two for me.
Best of the night – Crystal, Lee, and Andrew
Might be going home – Katie or Siobhan (I vote for the latter)