Elvis Presley night was a pretty good night for the American Idol Season 5 Final 4. Everybody really tried to bring it and we got a lot of â€œthat was hotâ€ from Randy. With it being down to four Simon thought it was now â€œtime to get seriousâ€ about the performances. Paula continued to once again being Paula.
Each singer once again sang two songs. This time from the music catalog of the one and only Elvis Presley. After being given a tour of Graceland by Priscilla they each got a little help from Tommy Mottola.
This week it was much easier to pick who had the best night even though everybody did really well.
So how did the performances last night on American Idol rank:
- Elliott Yamin â€“ He sang the best first and second song putting him on top for the night. When he sang â€œTroubleâ€ both Randy and Paula thought it was his â€œbest performance everâ€ on the show. Simon said â€œyou deserve to go through to the next roundâ€ and he sure does. Of all the performers that needed to come strong he did seeing how he was in the bottom two on last weekâ€™s results show. He definitely brought it and it was â€œhot.â€
- Chris Daughtry â€“ For his first song he sang â€œSuspicious Mindsâ€ and it was the second best of the first time through. Randy didnâ€™t particularly like it but Simon said â€œthat workedâ€ and Paula thought it was good enough to â€œsee you in the finals.â€ His second song â€œA Little Less Conversationâ€ didnâ€™t come off as well until the end. Paula liked it cause it gave him a chance to show some personality. It ranked third for me out of the second group of songs.
- Taylor Hicks â€“ For his first song he sang â€œJailhouse Rockâ€ which is the song that first came to mind for him when I heard what the theme was going to be. Randy thought he was â€œin your elementâ€ while Simon said is was a â€œbad Elvis impersonation.â€ He sounded pretty good while flailing about the stage but I had him in fourth place for the first group of songs. For his second song he sang â€œIn the Ghettoâ€ and really sounded great. It ranked second for me out of the second group of songs. Simon said you â€œsung your way into the semi-finals.â€
- Katharine McPhee â€“ While I really like her you canâ€™t â€œdrop a lyricâ€ at this stage of the game. I did like that she tried something different by combing two Elvis songs â€œHound Dogâ€ and â€œAll Shook Upâ€ into one but that may have been what messed her up and she missed a line of the song. Other than that I thought the first song was great and she really showed she could have fun with a song while dancing around on stage. It was the third ranking song of the first batch. For her second song she sang â€œCanâ€™t Help Falling In Loveâ€ and while I wanted to fall in love with the performance I didnâ€™t. It ranked fourth of the second batch. It is weird though as Tommy Mottola was heaping high praise on her and her voice but something happens when she gets out of the practice room and onto the stage as it doesnâ€™t always come off well.
So who do you think will be the bottom two this week? I think it should be Taylor and Katharine. Yet I think it will be Elliott once again along with Katharine with the McPheever finally breaking and the last female in the competition heading home. Yet as we have all seen anyone can be sent packing at anytime on American Idol.
How about you, who do you think will be leaving American Idol Season 5 tonight? Who do you think will in the bottom two? Leave your thoughts in the comments.