Oh dear. Last week I was predicting that little lollipop-headed Aaron Kelly could possibly win American Idol. Then he goes and gets undone by Frank Sinatra week.
He looked the part (nice use of a side parting), and he sang in tune, but rhythm-wise, he just didn’t get it. ‘Fly Me to the Moon’ sung without swing ain’t going anywhere near the moon. And Aaron ain’t going any further in American Idol.
Casey and Crystal didn’t fare a great deal better, though at least ‘Blue Skies’ gave Casey’s ever-present grin an appropriate context for a change. Crystal once again had a less than brilliant week, but there wasn’t any danger she’d go this week.
I wasn’t as impressed as the judges were by Michael Lynche this week. I felt he was swamped by the arrangement a little bit, but he was still stronger than the others.
Then up stepped Lee De Wyze. He sang ‘That’s Life,’ and sounded (and looked) like he really got it. In the lower register of his voice he sounded like Georgie Fame, and in a jazzy song you can’t really ask for better than that. The judges all agreed it was the performance of the night, and Ellen and Kara even went as far as to say that, if it was the final, it would be a winning turn.
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