American Idol: The Top 12 Guys Perform
Were they able to outshine the girls?
Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson have already said they think this season’s winner will be a girl, but if they’re right, and last night is any indication… we’re in for a long few months. It’s up to the guys to turn this thing around. Can they? Oh gosh, we hope so.
Todrick, the dancer and actor who hangs with previous Idol winner Fantasia, sang a song about himself for his audition. We suspect it’s his favorite topic. Tonight he takes the Adam Lambert classic-smashing approach, reworking Kelly Clarkson’s “Since You Been Gine” past all recognition. We’d commend the creativity, except it felt like Bobby Brown. And not in a fun, Ghostbusters 2 theme, Being Bobby Brown kind of way. In a “wow, did we take a hot tub time machine back to the late ’80s?” kind of way. The judges feel similarly, telling him they want different, not insane. You know, in so many words.
Aaron is the baby of the season, and it remains to be seen whether he’ll swing Archuleta or Covais. He sings Rascal Flatts’ “Here Comes Goodbye,” which in this case we’re renaming “Here Comes Goodnight.” Oh! Wait! High notes! Big finish! OK, we’ll give Aaron his due. We won’t coddle him and implore him to believe in himself like the judges do… but we’ll let him stay a few more weeks. Long enough to get a plaque in high school music room, but not SO long that the crying girls of the world have time to band together and form an Aaron Kelly voting block.