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American Idol 4, May 3 - Five Will Give You Twoby Sting7 -- 05/04/2005
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It is the night before Armageddon. Before we begin this recap, I will be looking for signs of tension that must surely exist before the PrimeTime Live segment tomorrow night. Iíll be here to recap that for you as well.
But, before we get to all that, letís reflect on the week that was. Boís drug history came to light, Constantine was dismissed and, folks, Iím sorry, it is not a scandal that he left before Scott! Scottís fans voted, Constantineís didnít. I donít care about what websites are out there. If you donít care about American Idol, you just donít care. You certainly wouldnít care enough to try to get through on a number for two hours so you can have your own little tee-hee moment.
If you loved Constantine so much, you should have voted. If you didnít, blame yourself. If you did, you should have voted more. Thatís just the way the cookie crumbled. (And, donít email me to tell me you voted for the whole two hours either. What do you want me to do about it, honestly?) You donít think Scott should be there? There is something you can do about it. Vote for somebody you think is more deserving.
Constantine will be fine. Pray for the Soul of Betty (Connieís band), has a record deal. Youíll hear from him again, be assured.
Paula, Corey, Trenyceís truth sheís not up to telling... oy vay! But, letís step away from all that, and get on with tonightís show. There are current Idols who deserve our attention as much as Corey Clark. If not more.
Ryan welcomes us, reminds us Constantine is gone, and chides America for not voting enough. Itís that simple. He tells the Idols that they will be doing two songs tonight. First, they must perform a Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller song (perhaps the greatest song-writing duo you never heard of), and for something completely current, the Idols must perform any song currently in the Billboard Top 40 (any chart).
On we go:
Anthony Fedorov, "Poison Ivy"
Randy - "Tonight Iím really trying to see who wants to win it... not a winning performance for me."
Paula - "I have not seen this side of you the whole competition... Iím a bigger fan of you singing torch ballads, so Iím looking forward to the next song."
Simon - "That was an insipid amateurish performance, it was incredibly out of tune, you must do better on your next song."
Sting7 - Yeah, they are right. Not a great performance at all, Anthony. The song doesnít really give him room for those flowing vocals, and while he did show energy, more than usual, you canít give up what brought you to the dance. Letís hope he hits a home run the second time again.
Scott Savol, "On Broadway"
Randy - "Definitely some bad notes, there were some pitch problems... every week you seem to come up just enough of the right vocals to pull it off!"
Paula - "Youíve got a lot of moxie... Iíve never heard a version besides George Bensonís, saying that, I really liked the way you did that."
Simon - "Youíve had more escapes than Houdini... I agree with Randy, bad notes aside, that was probably your best performance."
Sting7 - He just knocks me out. Scott Savol is telling you, heís not going! I know some of you are going to call him cocky, but thatís your problem. Scott believes he deserves to be there and he does. Heís used to people telling him heís going to fail, and he gave a verse to Simon in his face. I have to say I loved it. Couple of rough notes, but this is not a recital, itís pop music. He delivered. Good for him.
Vonzell Solomon, "Treat Me Nice"
Randy - "That was one of the best vocals of a song I donít even know... you made me interested Ė I donít know that song, thatís the way to win this thing."
Paula - "Any musical producer would snatch you up in a minute, you are a consummate performer."
Simon - "There were elements that were good, but overall I thought it was a bit of a mess." (Randy, Paula, and Sting7 are shocked by that critique.)
Sting7 - I am far more on the side of Randy. I donít know that song all that well, but like Randy, I liked it because of the way Vonzell brought it home. I really slept on Vonzell early on, and sheís making me pay for it! I canít wait to see what she does next, which means, she has made me a fan!1 2 3 Next-->
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