Thanks for all of the well wishes last week. The surgery went great, he's feeling better and better each day, and now we just have to get him in to his physical therapist. She's awesome and he should be as good as new in no time!
Now on to the show. This week we get to hear the Lennon/McCartney catalog by the kids. Last year was interesting when they did this...Certainly mixed reviews. The songs are difficult, and if you're going to 'change' them then it has to be a home run or it will be awful. I'm looking forward to it!
Aaron-The Long and Winding Road-There were good moments in this...but not very many. I've decided that he enunciates too much when he sings- some of that is good, but too much makes it sound really forced. The judges seem to agree that it wasn't great.
Katie-Let it Be- This is the best she's sounded in weeks. I'm glad for her; she's a sweet girl. It certainly has bought her into next week.
Andrew-Can't Buy Me Love- I kinda like the rockabilly/big band influence in this. He certainly made this "his own," just like they always want them to. Not my favorite performance ever, but solid.
Michael-Eleanor Rigby- This is what I meant last week. This is different, interesting, and what he should be doing with each theme, rather than sticking with safe ballads. I totally disagree with Simon on this one.
Crystal-Come Together- Seriously? This show should be renamed the Crystal Bowersox Hour and just let her play for the whole time. This was modern, rockin', and totally excellent. Hands down, the best of the night.
Tim-All My Lovin'-Boring. I'm just not impressed with him. I'm actually wondering how he got this far? I'm sure he's a perfectly nice person, but he's way, way, way out of his league.
Casey-Jealous Guy- I'm not super fond of this song, (have I ever even heard it before?,) but he is doing a great job. Great emotion, and the guitar picking is really cool. He's safe, for sure!
Siobhan-Across the Universe- "That was really pretty," courtesy of Headless Dad. She did a nice job. It sounded soft and pretty, but like Randy, I thought it was a little sleepy. And, like Kara said, it takes some processing since it was such a departure from her norm.
Lee-Hey Jude- Love. It. The. End. (Um, bagpipes? Okay...) It really sounds like he would do that live in his own concert. Not too much departure from the original, but it was great.
Bottom 2: Tim, Aaron. I'm afraid that it will be Tim's week to go home. There was just too many other great performances for him to slide through this week.
Head on over to Sophie's place to catch more Idol opinion!