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American Idol 4, April 12: They Were Just Babies Then!Page 2
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Hey, thereís Hall and Oates! What the Ė? They donít look much older than they did 20 years ago, and thatís saying something. Ryan says Scott will be performing "Sheís Gone" later, then he incorrectly adds that Daryl Hall wrote the next song for Paul Young (he didnít, Paul Young covered the song Ė it was an older Hall and Oates album). Anyway, right now...
Anthony Fedorov, "Everytime You Go Away"
Randy - "I was wondering how that was gonna turn out... you did your thing, I was surprised."
Paula - "Much better from last week... Iím proud of you."
Simon - "Last week was a low point... this week I think you were very good."
Sting7 - Finally! I am not part of the Anthony-hating faction. I never thought he was all that bad. Personally, I was expecting Simon to make one his half-hearted apologies Wednesday night. Daryl Hall is an excellent match for Anthonyís voice. Iím glad to see Anthony getting some props. Heís been due for a while. Iím not saying heíll win, but he deserves his spot.
Vonzell Solomon, "Letís Hear It For The Boy"
Randy - "This is crazy, another great performance from you... very good, excellent!"
Paula - "Youíre just adorable up there... I think you even sang an octave higher than Deniece Williams."
Simon - "Perfect choice of song... if you asked three weeks ago who was going to go home first between you and Nadia, I would have said you. After that performance I would say Nadia. That is a performance that makes someone pick up a phone."
Sting7 - Vonzell is coming on, folks. Donít count her out. I heard a few pitch moments, but you know I donít care about that. The performance was electrifying, fun song, the smile on her face is just charming. She just might win this thing. Donít be surprised. I really hate this song, from my favorite musical year, but Vonzell made it bearable, even enjoyable. I canít give her better praise than that.
Scott Savol, "Sheís Gone"
Randy - "You got it started man, them low notes in the first and second verse were a little pitchy, but when you hit the chorus, man Ė (Paula interjects, "You try to hit those low notes with Hall and Oates in the audience!") I wouldnít be doing it, but Iíd get those low notes in tune! A good singer knows his mistakes! But, you brought it home at the end!"
Paula - "I got to give it up to you Ė that was nerve-wracking!... you did awesome Scott!"
Simon - "Look. Scott. Youíre a nice guy, however (audience groans) there were more bum notes than good ones (audience boos). Iím trying to keep this real! So, on the whole, that wasnít very good."
(Scott says whatís real is that there are millions of people who didnít have the nerve get up there and do that, and he thinks he rocked it, which earns him a fatherly-approving nod from John Oates. Ryan asks Hall and Oates for their opinion. They appear pleased. But they canít save him. Do. Not. Openly. Dismiss. The. Judges. Come on, Scott! Nobody was riding a wave of momentum and adulation like Justin Guarini, but he got a bit too big for his britches, he was standing in the bottom too looking like he ate a barrel of bad kelp! Scott, I think youíll get a mulligan for this one, since you were primed by Ryan and exultant in Hall and Oatesí open praise, but donít do it again!)
Sting7 - Guts! That was gutsy. To take a Hall and Oates classic, to put your own spin on it in front of Hall and Oates? How can I cheer for Scott? Thatís how I can! Scott definitely had some pitch moments, but the way he emotionally commits to a song Ė you have to feel it, he makes you feel it with him. That is an artist. I love how he always takes a moment to thank the band too. Thatís a professional. There are plenty of people who want to make him a domestic abuser, these people in glass houses casting stones, and hey, you can vote for whoever you want to. Some of us know not to believe everything we hear. Just because itís in print, doesnít make it necessarily true. I donít watch this show to pass judgment on the mistakes they may have made in their lives, I just want to hear them sing. I say go Scott! Nice one! Just keep your trap shut. Shades of Scary Scott are starting to surface, and thatís the LAST thing you need right now!<--Previous 1 2 3 Next-->
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