So, in sharp contrast to Anoop, Michael is likeable but not good. And being out of tune for a lot of the song will not be able to be overlooked. He will not skate through on likeablility. Back to roughing up necks or whatever the heck it is you do, dogg.
This was the great song for Michael to sing. It really said exactly what he wanted to tell people about himself. The only problem I saw was that he really came off as nervous in his performance -a little shaky and the mic passing back and forth was a little weird.
Anne Marie Boscovich hit the stage next. She looked so natural on the stage, and so far, I think her performance sounded the least karaoke...I didn't like that she chose that song because it is so overdone, but she showed that she had a lovely voice, and that she can sing. She just isn't a power house, and I think that is where the song hurt her.
I was surprised by her song choice, it wasn't the best we've heard from her. Her performance was also a little weird, it sounded like she was just yelling sometimes. She wasn't bad, it just wasn't right for her first night on Idol.
A spectacular flameout from an early favorite. This is unfortunate. "Natural Woman" is so overdone as to be entirely useless, and the judges really let her have it. What's next, "Fever"? Dancer X is not even sure she knows how to hold the mic. And it is far too early to squabble with the judges as she did. Can we not judge Anne Marie solely on her blue dress and slide her along through?
BOSKAVICH! Weird song choice, but I liked her performance a lot. Even putting looks aside, which I normally don't do, I thought this was hot. I'll admit that she hit a clam or two near the end, but I still want to hear (and see) more of her. And when she said "I sat on the hard thing" and Seacrest was floundering to not make fun of her, I was entranced. Top-shelf hilarity. Great that he just gave up and went straight to spouting her number so he could get out of it. Live television is fun.
Stephen Fowler is going to try to remember the lyrics when he performs next. Rock with you? Seriously? After hearing everything the judges have said about song choice, and that's what you picked? He got a second chance in Hollywood, and I'm doubting he'll get a third. His voice wasn't bad, but he's not gonna make it to the top 12.