EXCLUSIVE! Casey James, Our 'Idol' Judge Blake Lewis Thinks You Were Last Night's BEST 'Beatle!'

Wed, April 7, 2010 5:17pm EDT by 21 Comments

040710_blake_lewis_james_inset_544_HollywoodLife.com’s own American Idol judge Blake Lewis says he LOVED Casey James but thought Siobhan Magnus was the weak link April 6…do YOU agree?

It was Beatles mania on American Idol April 6 and HollywoodLife.com‘s own celebrity blogger and former Idol finalist, Blake Lewis, is ready to weigh in on the remaining nine contestants’ performances! Take it away, Blake!

Highlight One

Michael Lynche gets the first highlight of the night. He sang a pretty epic version of ‘Eleanor Rigby.’ The strings were rocking as his voice soared over them. It was nice!

Highlight Two

Andrew Garcia did a cool rendition of ‘Can’t Buy Me Love.’ It was groovy and had a sweet vibe to it. I could have done without the acoustic guitar, but the arrangement was choice!

Highlight Three

Crystal Bowersox smashed it, singing ‘Come Together.’ One of my favorites of the night. She really put it down. Her vocals were beautiful and she strayed from the melody just enough to make it her own and not take away from the integrity of the original.

Highlight 4

Casey James takes 1st place for his performance of John Lennon‘s ‘Jealous Guy.’ His interpretation tonight solidified him in this competition. It was just him, his guitar and a cellist, and it was perfect. It showed a sweeter, bluesier side to him that came across well through the TV.

Lowlight

Tonight, it goes to Siobahn Magnus. She went a little soft on her performance of ‘Across The Universe’ and that’s not what she’s best at. It was still nice, but as a favorite in this competition, I don’t think it was a good look. A lil’ sleepy for me and Randy.

What did YOU guys think of last night’s showdown?

Cheers,
Blake

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