Tonight, the contestants are singing songs that are in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame. Each contestant will be singing two songs tonight and be judged after each, so Paula doesn’t get confused.
How Did the Performances of the Top 4 on American Idol Season 7 Rank?
- David Archuleta – He is last to go and is going with “Stand By Me” by Benny King. He is the best of the night through one song. Randy thinks it was “hot.” Paula likes that he is taking in the advice and using it to get better. Simon thinks it is the “best performance so far.” For his second song he is going with “Love Me Tender” by Elvis Presley. He is having the best night overall, as he has done very well with both of his songs tonight. Randy thinks it is “great.” Paula says that it his her “favorite” song of his so far. Simon thinks that he “crushed the competition tonight.”
- David Cook – He is first to go and for his first song he is going with “Hungry Like the Wolf” by Duran Duran. He does not sound good. This is the worst I have heard him so far in the competition. Randy thought it was an “okay performance.” Paula liked it. Simon thought it was “good,” but not really his best. For his second song he is going with “Baba O’Riley” by The Who, or as people may no it these days, as the theme song for CSI: NY. It was way better than his first song. More like we have come to expect. Randy thinks it was “great.” Paula wants more David Cook. Simon says, “Welcome back David Cook.”
- Syesha Mercado – She is the second to take the stage and has chosen “Proud Mary” by Tina Turner. She is definitely having fun with it and sounds pretty good, but it is sort of Tina Turner light. Randy thinks she is “in the zone.” Paula thinks she made “magic.” Simon thinks it was “a bad shrieky version” of Tina Turner. For her second song she is going with “A Change Is Gonna Come” by Sam Cook. She is sounding really good and almost held that last note for quite some time. Randy didn’t love it as much as the first and thinks it “fell flat.” Paula thinks it was “beautiful.” Simon agrees with Paula.
- Jason Castro – He is going third and has picked “I Shot the Sheriff” by Bob Marley. This is just a weird sounding version of this song and is serving to show why he should have been gone already. Randy thinks it is “really karaoke” and “nothing special.” Paula wasn’t “crazy about the performance.” Simon thinks it was “atrocious.” For his second he is going with “Mr. Tambourine Man” by Bob Dylan. If this isn’t his last week then there is something totally wrong going on here. Randy thinks he is “not in the zone.” Paula thinks it didn’t “blow her away,” but he does. Simon thinks he should start packing. Truer words have never been spoken.
Based solely on this week’s performances, I think Jason Castro should be exiting the show. Based on the contest up to now, I totally think Castro should be going home. As I said above, if it isn’t Castro after this doubly poor performance, then something has gone completely wrong.
What do you think? Who should go home after the Top 4 performed on American Idol Season 7? Who do you think will be going home?