Well, wasn’t that an odd night on Idol? One major redeeming quality: Dreadlocks Jason is finally gone. Too bad so many actual talented people had to leave before him. If he wanted to go so badly, he should have sabotaged himself much sooner and saved a few others.
Three songs each: Judges’ choice, singers’ choice, and produces choice. I’m not sure which of the three was worse. None, however, was great on a night when they should have been. The producers picked lousy songs for the singers, almost trying to see what adversity they could overcome. At first blush, selecting Longer by Dan Fogelberg for Young David and I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing by Aerosmith for Rocker David might seem like great choices, but alas, not really. And Rhianna’s version of Hit Me Up from Happy Feet is bad enough. Sayesha’s version was no better. It’s almost something you’d expect to hear from Miley Cyrus. The singers’ own song choices were not much better. Young David’s odd choice of Chris Brown’s With You couldn’t have been anymore out of place than if Sayesha had broken out into We Are the Road Crew by Motorhead. But it was pretty humorous hearing him say “My Boo”. Obviously (and unfortunately), Rocker David didn’t learn his lesson last week when Baba O’Reilly was compressed and ruined because of it. The same thing happened to him again last night with his choice of Dare You to Move by Switchfoot.
I’m going to rank this a little different than usual. I’m going to go by song instead of performer. Then I’ll do overall performer.
1) Rocker David – Did a great job with Roberta Flack’s First Time, Ever I Saw Your Face. We’ve been waiting to hear him do something different to see what he does with it. He mixed raw emotion with some serious edge. I know I’ve made this comparison before, but I can’t help but think of Rudolph Schenker, the lead singer of The Scorpions.
3) Young David
GOING HOME: SAYESHA Young David just has too big of a fan base. It’s going to be the David vs. David finale, just like everyone has been saying for the past several weeks.