Elvis week, people. Elvis week.
Lots to choose from. Lots of disappointments.
And Idol alum Adam Lambert was the mentor, so that means there was lots of make-up... as well as inappropriate jokes about inches and tongues from Ryan Seacrest.
On a positive note, though, Lambert was one of the first mentors to be straight-up about each contestant.
"I wanted more."
Loved his honesty...and his drag queen's Elvis hair.
As for what's next? Remember: Tonight we lose two contestants, so it's a bigger deal
than usual. After the jump, a check-in on our our remaining North Texas contestants fared.
I'm guessing our Tim Urban and Casey James are going to
be just fine.
Andrew Garcia, however? Not so much. There are a few
others who sucked as well, but just not as horrifically as Garcia. So
it's a toss-up for the second homeward bound between Aaron, Siobhan and
(Seacrest used this nickname last night so he must be reading--hi,
Ryry!) busted out "Can't Help Falling In Love." No, wait. He didn't bust
it out, so much as he Damien Rice-d it up. A stool and guitar and three
shades away from "The Blower's Daughter." It was a pretty impressive
demonstration of vocal tone and control, actually. I can't believe it
was, but it was.
Randy said, "This may surprise
you: I actually liked it!" Ellen likened Tim to tequila. She said the
first couple of shots she didn't like, then it grew on her and she ended
up falling in love with him. Kara loved it, and cited it as her
favorite Tim performance. Simon used the "zero to hero" cliche and
congratulated him for taking the judges' advice like a pro.
went with "Lawdy Miss Clawdy" and it was consistent and well,
predictable. Adam wanted him to give the arrangement but he didn't, and I
found it real, real boring. But his vocal and guitar was on par with
prior performances so I guess that's cool. Seacrest calling him sexy? That
was not cool.
Randy too, felt it wasn't
anything new or different, but it was solid. Ellen thought he looked
comfortable surrounded by women and thought it wasn't very exciting.
Kara thought it fell short. Simon thought it was a "wasted opportunity"
but that the vocal was good. We shall see.
guys can stay--yes, even Timmy--but that Andrew Garcia has got to
go. Like, now. Someone put him in a taxi.