Okay, I have NO idea what the idea was behind tonight's "theme" or lack there of. It was crazy, they may as well have called it "pick a tune you may have heard on the radio before night," cause that's how diverse it was.
Short and sweet, here is what they sang and what yours truly thought about it:
Megan sang a Lauryn Hill/Bob Marley song. This song had absolutely no melody. The vocals were reminiscent of a goat with it's head stuck in barbed wire fence. Hated her outfit and once again she went sleeveless, surprise, surprise.
Allison Ican'tspellherlastname, sang "Don't Speak" by No Doubt. It sounded like all of her other songs. She has a good rocker voice. Knows who she is and what she does well. Needs a stylist IN.THE.WORST.WAY! The end
Danny Gokey sang "What Hurts the Most" by Rascal Flatts, only it didn't sound so much like the Rascal Flatts version, in fact, I like it better. Danny is my fave.He lost his gramps this week, as he said he "went home to be with the Lord." Props my brotha! He did not allow them to mention it on the show because he felt they had already mentioned his personal losses enough.
Anoop sang, "Caught Up" by Usher, I feel really old, because I don't know this song AT.ALL, and after hearing it tonight, I didn't miss a thing. Anoop is confused.
Scott sang, "Just the Way You Are" by Billy Joel. Did a great job in my opinion. I actually like his voice better than Billy's. I like Scott, but I don't think he can sell records. He may prove to be a good songwriter/arranger though.
Lil Rounds sang, "Surrender" by Celine. Didn't like it. She needs to go back to the Aretha, Mary J stuff she was good at. This was pitchy, and boring. You know a little excitement covers a multitude of pitch issues. Hey what do Memphis and Lil have in common? They both need a coach...,....
Adam Lambert sang, "Play that Funky Music" by Wild Cherry. For the life of me I can't figure out the judges infatuation with this, um, er, individual. He could come in and sing the Bulgarian national anthem and as long as he hit at least two notes only a dog can hear they would lick his boots. The only place I can imagine him being a hit in real life and not on planet AI is Vegas.
Kris Allen sang, "Ain't No Sunshine" by Bill Withers, AWESOME job. I love this guy. Boring as watching Jell-O mold, but a talented singer. Tonight he did show more emotion. I think he's just humble and scared. I hope he goes far. The nerves will work out in time. I think he would likely record a Christian CD. He is a praise team leader at a church in Conway AR. My physical therapy chicks sister knows him....oh my gosh, I sound like Truvvy.
Did ya'll see Mandisa behind Randy??
Matt Giraud sang "You Found Me" by The Fray, I wish they hadn't found him.
I'm done now! What did you think?