I’m starting to feel like a TV weatherman. Trying to predict the Bottom 3 each week on American Idol is like predicting the weather; you’re going to be wrong half the time. At least there’s some science to weather prognostication, though. One thing I’m 100% sure of: Casey James is out. He may have blue eyes, but the Chairman of the Board he ain’t. Here’s how Frank Sinatra night played out:
Aaron Kelly gave what I thought was the second-best performance of the night, contrary to what the majority of the judges thought. (Again, I think the judges are irrelevant at this point anyway.) “Fly Me To The Moon” was nicely nuanced and sweetly sung. He’ll probably be in the Bottom 3, but he doesn’t deserve it based on this performance.
Casey just had his last at-bat. I thought Willie Nelson’s version of “Blue Skies” was the worst ever. Not anymore.
I actually think Crystal Bowersox will be in the Bottom 3 tonight. This is her second week of blasé performances. She picked a really inferior Sinatra song in “Summer Wind”, and it was much too breezy. The song would have been better if she’d howled a bit more.
Hands-down best performance of the night? Michael Lynche and “The Way You Look Tonight”. I thought that Big Mike would be in his element with Ol’ Blue Eyes, and he didn’t disappoint. Mike proved again that he’s the most talented of the remainder of the contestants.
I don’t care what the judges say, Lee DeWyze ain’t all that. I thought he was off-beat throughout most of “That’s Life”. The song lost all of its swagger in Lee’s bluster. He’s the judges’ pet, but he’s a scruffy mutt if you ask me.
My Bottom 3Lee DeWyzeCrystal BowersoxCasey JamesWhat I Think The Bottom 3 Will Actually BeAaron KellyCrystal BowersoxCasey James
I really thought that Casey would continue to grow throughout the season, but he didn’t. There will still be an opportunity for him as a modern-day Bob Seger, but ultimately I think he’s destined to be a side player.
Really looking forward to tonight’s show. Can’t wait to see what Lady Gaga pulls out of her hat.