Today I'm thinking about how much I love Lee DeWyze! He wins my Most Improved Player Award. At first he looked very uncomfortable on stage, he had a great voice, but didn't really seem to believe in himself and that made it hard to him to connect to the songs, but now that has all changed! Well, all except the great voice part.
My second favorite performance of the night was Crystal Bowersox. She connected with the song so much that she was actually crying at the end and was unable to finish singing it. Listen to the clip below to find out what made her so emotional.
In other Crystal Bowersox news; I mentioned in an earlier blog that she had a mini meltdown and wanted to leave American Idol because she was homesick. Crystal is not denying that she did have a "moment", but is upset that Ryan Seacrest shared that with the world on his radio show. Crystal's friend Katelyn Epperly (a former contestant in the top 24 this season) told a Des Moines radio station that she texted Crystal to find out if she was doing OK and she reportedly responded, "I'm fine...betrayed by Seacrest." Epperly added, "She had a moment back stage and they made it into something it wasn't. She's still in the game."
Big Mike was good, my 3rd fav, but I don't think I was a huge fan of his song choice.
Casey James looked like he was more interested in looking good than actually connecting to the song. Disappointing performance, but good singing.
Aaron Kelley picked a very hard song and I think it was just too big for him, he may be in the bottom three this week.
Siobhan Magnus is too much of a drama queen for my taste. She has an interesting voice, an even more interesting style, but she just didn't make the song work for her last night. Bottom 3 for sure.
Tim Urban, OK so I was eating my words last week, but I'm back to the idea of creating a SEND TIM URBAN HOME facebook page. It's time to go boy. He just doesn't have the star power, the stage presence, or the voice to win American Idol. GO HOME!
"Idol Gives Back" is on tonight with lots of amazing performances. Alicia Keys, this week's mentor will be performing, Elton John, The Black Eyed Peas, Annie Lenox, Jeff Beck & Joss Stone, Mary J. Blige & the all star band, and Carrie Underwood. Check out the Behind the Mic Blog for more on Carrie's performance