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May 4, 2010

American Idol Season 9 – Top 5 Performance Week

The Judges tonight were Simon, Kara, Randy, and Ellen.

The music theme tonight is the music of Frank Sinatra (Blue eyes) and the mentor to the contestants is Harry Connick Jr.  Every song Frank did was “big, huge, great, etc” and it should be interesting to see how each contestant “Makes the song his/her own” because if they don’t, they will probably be leaving tomorrow night.

Also note that Harry Connick Jr. did all the arrangements of the songs for the contestants tonight.  (That is impressive in our book.)

There was a presentation of an autographed Sinatra handkerchief to Simon by Frank’s daughters.  It seems Simon is a huge Sinatra fan and he actually looked touched by the gift.

1] Aaron Kelly – Song: “Fly Me to the Moon”
After a very slow start, Aaron finally got “in to” the song.  We did get any connection even though his vocals were pretty darn good.  We agree with Kara, “There wasn’t enough charisma.”

2] Casey James – Song: “Blue Skies”
We actually liked the performance and his vocals we thought were good.  None of the judges liked it at all.

3] Crystal Bowesox – Song: “Summer Wind”
A completely new style for Crystal and she absolutely “nailed” it.  She even surprised us with her vocal range.  Very good job!

4] Michael Lynche – Song: “The way you look tonight”
Unlike Crystal, Michael is in his element tonight.  He “nailed it” according to the judges.  We think he should have “nailed” it, because he was in his element, but what was missing was, it wasn’t great.

5] Lee Dewyze – Song: “That’s Life”
Lee is another contestant in his element tonight.  Right off from the “get go” he was right on it.  It was like he has been singing like this his whole career.  Very Good and best of the night for sure.  Excellent job Lee!

AAN Best of Show

Another GREAT Mentor

We have nothing else to report except that to remind you that tomorrow night is the results show..  You better vote for your favorite are they may go home tomorrow night.

A final exciting note is that the premier of “So You Think You Can Dance” is coming May 27th, 2010.  We are so looking forward to SYTYCD once again this year.


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