After four brutal hours of American Idol this week … I’ve picked my 6 least-bad! And I’m not too surprised to say that the prettiest boys and girls are not on my list! My favo top three are #1 Crystal Bowersox, #2 Lee Dewyze and #3 Haley Vaughn. Bowersox’s version of Alanis Morissette’s “Hand in My Pocket” was fantastic (regardless of what Simon said), I loved Lee Dewyze’s version of the Snow Patrol ballad “Chasing Cars” (I don’t care if he shouted half of it … it still sounded great!), and Haley Vaughn’s super cute version of the Beatles’ “I Want to Hold Your Hand” made me smile. Reviews are saying that Vaughn is in trouble this week, and I’ll be super sad if she goes!
Rounding out the top six least bad are #4 Didi Benami, #5 Andrew Garcia and #6 Mullet. Didi sang Ingrid Michaelson’s “The Way I Am,” which I thought was fun and cute. The judges blasted her for being another Duffy/Adele wannabe, but I don’t care … I thought she was good! Andrew Garcia sang a cool, jazzy rendition of Fall Out Boy’s “Sugar We’re Going Down” and that Mullet sang a unintentionally nervous version of James Morrison’s “Wonderful World.” Both Garacia and Mullet really weren’t at the top of their games this week, but I hope that “America” (the giant audience of teen girls and gay boys) see their potential and give ’em another shot.
So did I get it all wrong? Sound off in the comments!