All Hail Michael Lynche! 3/11/10
I take back what I said earlier this AI season. Two things, actually. I had said that the winner this year would be a woman because the men were so lame. I also said that Michael Lynche didn’t have a chance to win; not because of his talent, but because he is so burly and imposing. After last night’s performance of “This Woman’s Work”, not only did Michael throw down the gauntlet for the men, but he also staked his clam to be the rightful heir to Luther Vandross. High praise, yes, but it was absolutely one of the best performances on American Idol—ever.
- Todrick Hall—His performance of Queen’s “Somebody To Love was, as Simon said, made for Broadway; but, that’s not a bad thing. Just don’t know if he’s stand-out enough to make it.
- Tim Urban—I’ve thought all along that this guy was a joke, but gotta give him props on Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”. The song’s been done to death, though.
Andrew Garcia for sure. Lee Dewyze or Casey James would be my other pick, but it just might be Todrick Hall.
- Andrew Garcia—His “I-Can-Turn-Teeny-Bopper-Dance-Songs-Into-Acoustic-Ditties” act has worn thin.
- Lee Dewyze—Really? 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. Absolutely no emotion. Sings like he's made of wood.