All Hail Michael Lynche! 3/11/10
I take back what I said earlier this AI season.Â Two things, actually.Â I had said that the winner this year would be a woman because the men were so lame.Â I also said that Michael Lynche didnâ€™t have a chance to win; not because of his talent, but because he is so burly and imposing.Â After last nightâ€™s performance of â€śThis Womanâ€™s Workâ€ť, not only did Michael throw down the gauntlet for the men,Â but he also staked his clam to be the rightful heir to Luther Vandross.Â High praise, yes, but it was absolutely one of the best performances on American Idolâ€”ever.Â Â Â
- Todrick Hallâ€”His performance of Queenâ€™s â€śSomebody To Love was, as Simon said, made for Broadway; but, thatâ€™s not a bad thing.Â Just donâ€™t know if heâ€™s stand-out enough to make it.
- Tim Urbanâ€”Iâ€™ve thought all along that this guy was a joke, but gotta give him props on Leonard Cohenâ€™s â€śHallelujahâ€ť.Â The songâ€™s been done to death, though.
Andrew Garcia for sure.Â Lee Dewyze or Casey James would be my other pick, but it just might be Todrick Hall.
- Â Andrew Garciaâ€”His â€śI-Can-Turn-Teeny-Bopper-Dance-Songs-Into-Acoustic-Dittiesâ€ť act has worn thin.Â
- Lee Dewyzeâ€”Really?Â Do we need another gravelly voiced male singer on the radio?
- Casey James--If I were a psychologist judging his performances, I'd say that Casey exhibits a flat affect.Â Absolutely no emotion.Â Sings like he's made of wood.