So Matt Giraud is gone. No surprise. He acquitted himself well through most of the competition (though I still can’t quite get his awful “Viva La Vida” out of my head.
He had good vocal skills, a decent look but was ultimately a Justin Timberlake wannabe. Just not enough originality to get any further. I don’t think a lot of you guys will miss that fedora.
Next week’s theme: rock, with Slash as mentor
The Ford ad: Pretty to look at but not terribly memorable
Group sing: Proof positive this is the best top 5 in terms of overall quality we’ve ever had.
The cake cooking food fight: Felt a bit staged.
Natalie Cole: Looking abfab. Sounding snazzy until a few pitchy notes at the end.
Taylor Hicks: “Seven Mile Breakdown.” Bluesy rock, shorter hair, grayer than ever, lost some weight, did his usual thang. Simon gave him (gulp!) a standing o’.
Jamie Foxx: Fun party song and Jamie knows how to perform. That Auto-Tune effect, however, is being way way overused. Thanks, T-Pain!
Bottom three: Kris Allen, Matt Giraud and (surprise!) Adam Lambert.
My predicted bottom three: Kris Allen, Matt Giraud, Allison Iraheta