After weeks of hating on American Idol’s weakest singer, he totally sold me with his Beatles haircut and adorable take on “All My Loving”
Don’t hate me, people. A girl’s always got the prerogative to change her mind, right? Well, I’m going to have to eat my previous words and confess something shameful…I fell a little in love with Tim Urban on American Idol last night.
Call me a cougar if you will, but I – along with the rest of America, I’m guessing – fell for the 20-year-old Texan’s Beatles-esque haircut, his precious take on “All My Loving” and his toothy white smile during Lennon-McCartney Songbook week April 6.
Was Tim the best vocalist last night? Hell no (that title goes to the brilliant Crystal Bowersox or the sexy Casey James for their respective renditions of “Come Together” and “Jealous Guy”). But was he the most improved? YES.
Although Randy Jackson judged him on a ‘Tim scale’ (meaning how much did he suck as compared to usual performances, comparatively) Simon Cowell sensibly judged him on a ‘normal scale’ – and seems to have been as charmed by Tim’s performance as I was! Yep, ‘Teflon Tim‘ got the Cowell stamp of approval.
Tim hasn’t managed to avoid a week in the bottom three yet – and quite rightly. My darling little underdog has blown chunks – for want of a better phrase – every time he sets foot on the Idol stage. I even hated his rendition of “Hallelujah” – but mostly because that song shouldn’t be touched by anyone other than Rufus Wainwright. However, I WILL be surprised to see him hit rock bottom this week; those places should rightfully go to snoozefests Aaron Kelly and Siobhan Magnus (shocked I used Siobhan and boring in the same sentence? She put me to sleep with her take on “Across the Universe), as well as Lee DeWyze and his damn bagpipe.
Like Sanjaya and his hair before him, I’m now fully on board with the ‘Save Tim’ campaign – if only just to see him smile.
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