Today I'm thinking American Idol...are you surprised? I didn't think so.
Jamie Foxx was this week's mentor invited back for the second year in a row. The top 4 Idols performed songs from the movies.
Lee DeWyze started off the night with Seal "Kiss From a Rose" from Batman Forever it wasn't great, but it was not bad enough to send him home. Randy agreed with me that it was just okay, Ellen thought he could've done more with it, Kara said she can still hear him on the radio despite the fact that he got lost at times, and Simon thought it was karaoke.
Michael Lynche followed Lee with "Will You Be There" by Michael Jackson from Free Willy. The best part of this performance was when it was over Simon was completely lost because he had never heard of the movie. Randy thought Mike's performance was just alright, Ellen said it was too predictable, Kara thought he played it safe, and Simon didn't know what was going on. I predict he will be packing his bags tonight.
After Michael's performance it was time for the first duet, Crystal Bowersox and Lee DeWyze. They sang "Falling Slowly" by Glen Hansard and Marketa Orglova and it was the highlight of the night. This is the performance that saved Lee from being in danger of going home. (listen below)
Continuing the competition Casey James took the stage to sing "Mrs. Robinson" by Simon & Garfunkel from The Graduate. Yet another movie that Simon hasn't seen so when Randy asked Casey if the song had anything to do with Kara Simon didn't fully understand what he was getting at. Ellen glazed right over that comment and simply said she liked it, Kara tried explaining to Simon what the movie was about and why Randy made the comment he did about Kara being Mrs. Robinson and Simon simply thought it was lazy.
Crystal Bowersox was the final solo performance of the evening and talk about ending on a high note. She sang "I'm All Right" by Kenny Loggins from Caddy Shack. Randy thought she did a nice job, Ellen loved how she made the song better, Kara agreed with Ellen and Simon liked it too.
Micheal & Casey ended the show with their duet "Have you Ever Really Loved a Woman" by Bryan Adams which was good. Randy loved it, Ellen simply replied that she has in fact loved a woman, Kara noted that the duets were the best performances of the evening and Simon agreed.