This is Ladies Night and this is American Idol
Katie Stevens—singing Breakaway by Kelly Clarkson. Okay, idol wannabes, stop singing Kelly. Her voice is so unique, not a one of you imposters can pull it off. Don’t make me curse, dammit!~oops, see what you made me do! Whiny and warbly, I hated it. Utterly forgettable.
Siobhan Magnus—singing House of the Rising Sun by the Animals. A Cappella beginning baby, very nice. She looks hot tonight and has such control. I am impressed. She nailed it. Simon is being a British douchebag tonight!
Lacey Brown—singing The Story by Brandy Carlyle. Technically, I think the song was on, but the performance just didn’t sparkle. This girl doesn’t scream POP IDOL, and I can’t imagine her drawing big crowds in a concert. She seems older than she is. I just don’t enjoy the quality of her voice, but she seemed to hit all the right notes. She looks a little like an ‘80s prostitute.
Katelyn Epperly—singing I Feel the Earth Move by Carole King. Okay, so she has Carole King hair. She didn’t bring anything new to the song, not updated one bit. I found it a bit karaoke. Movement??? Anyone feel any movement—earth, furniture, bowel??? Anyone? Tell me people, are you feeling it?
Didi Benami—singing Rhiannon by Fleetwood Mac. I kind of liked it, but really, who can do Fleetwood Mac better than Fleetwood Mac. It was sort of ethereal. She didn’t seem to have the confidence she should have (especially after the torture she received last week)—she didn’t look like she was having a good time. I expected her to break into tears at any moment.
Paige Miles—singing Smile by Charlie Chaplin. I think she sang this song because she knows she will need to smile when her heart is breaking as she is voted off this week. This song needed a modern touch, and it just didn’t feel like it was from this century. I am not smiling because my ears are bleeding. Train wreck!
Crystal Bowersox—singing Give Me One Reason by Tracy Chapman. My GAWD, this woman can sing anything. I love her. She rocks my world with that electric guitar and soulful, raspy voice. Can we all just agree that she should win this contest and go home? I mean seriously folks, she stole the show.
Lily Scott—singing I Fall to Pieces by Patsy Cline. She should not sing country—nothing about her says country. Wrong song choice. Sorry, you are no hillbilly, Lily. Leave it to Dolly and Loretta and Faith and Wynonna. I think you need to be singing some Cyndi Lauper.
Best of the night: Crystal Bowersox
Worst of the night: Paige Miles