Jessica Assessment Song 2
Steven: Beautiful! (What could he say? She painted him into a corner.)
Randy: I was bored in the beginning but you pulled it out in the end (finally, he makes sense).
Phillip Phillips pulls out all the humble pothead charm he can muster as we watch his hometown video package. Leesville doesn’t look like a very exciting place. But when we see Phil’s dad, I see that I’m very, very wrong about the excitement factor.
It’s so exciting around here that I need protection …
just in case those trampy wild turkeys come ‘round, chasin’ after my son
The relationship between Phil Sr. and Phil Jr. is heartwarming and his video diary also makes me want to vote for him … until I hear him sing. First, it’s a song that I haven’t heard before: Disease by Matchbox Twenty. Then, there’s this:
Just what American Idol needed to re-invigorate the ratings slump! A tenor sax!
Phillip Phillips can never be accused of vote-grubbing.
Phillip Assessment Song 2
J-Lo: (refers to notes) That sucked.
Not as hard as I suck (right, Casper?), but it was still bad.
Randy: I didn’t like it for a completely different reason that’s exactly the same reason the other two didn’t like it.
Don’t worry, kind voters. I still have the Forehead Vein of Power. I shall triumph!
To push the matter, Ryan reminds us that PP Sr. will shoot us if we don’t vote for his son.
Time for Round 3!!!
Jimmy decided Joshua Ledet should stop hiding who he is behind the church choir and sing some Mary J.
And apparently, Miss LeDay should sing No More Drama with some shoulder sparkle.
Also, who needs a church choir?
I got me a Rainbow Coalition Backup Trio.
Methinks someone with a fog machine and a light show is missing the point of this song.
Joshua Assessment Song 3
Randy: You got pipes and you got drama.
J-Lo: You are magically delicious.
Steven: Over the top, in a good way.
Jimmy I tells a long, boring story about how he chose I’ll Be There for Jessica, which caps off a long, boring intro that advertised, in quick succession, AT&T phones and a beats by Dr. Dre wireless speaker where Jessica got to hear Michael Jackson sing the song.
Jessica Assessment Song 3
Steven: Over the top, in a good way. Did I say that before?
J-Lo: Good job, baby.
Randy: It was okay. It needed a moment moment moment.
Back from break, AT&T/beats ad (do the AI kids get to keep the phone and speaker?) during which we find out Phillip will sing We’ve Got Tonight by Bob Seger. Please don’t screw this up, weirdo. I love this song.
He left the guitar backstage. Yay!
The orchestral/piano backup is nice, and he’s not doing too many weird things vocally with this wonderful, wonderful song. But then he does this …
Yep, still constipated.
It’s my favorite performance of the night, but I’m not voting. I’m abstaining in protest of American Idol still being on the air.
Phillip Assessment Song 3
Randy: Perfect song at the perfect time … your best performance.
J-Lo: There are 20 million girls who wish you were singing that song to them. [Ummmm, no … most girls still want to marry Prince Charming, not have a one-night stand with someone who has nothing better to do, J-Ho, but I guess lyric research is beyond the scope of your contract.]