Our own American Idol judge was NOT impressed by any of the remaining contestants last night — and he thinks Lee DeWyze is getting special treatment!
Sorry Casey James, Crystal Bowersox and Lee DeWyze, but you made Blake Lewis’ ‘Worst Top 3 of All Time’ list. How’s them apples?
“To be honest, I think the song choices this round made this the worst Top 3 show in American Idol history,” the 28-year-old season six runner-up tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively of the May 18 performances. He added, “Idol has given [Lee] an easy hand to get into the finale. It’s not really fair to Crystal and Casey by giving Lee a production [he sang Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” with a gospel choir] that big at the end of the show. It leaves the audience feeling like he’s won already.”
True that! What else did our Idol judge think of last night’s performances? Take it away, Blake!
Highlight One: Last night Crystal Bowersox did a nice rendition of “Come To My Window” by Melissa Etheridge. I’ve been waiting all season to see if she was ever going to do this song. It fit her perfectly and the judges said that she has never lost her originality throughout this competition.
Highlight Two: Casey James performed a nice guitar/piano version of John Mayer’s “Daughters.” I’m glad that he picked something super popular as a song choice. The song was a little slow for the show, but it did show off the softer side of his voice, although I honestly don’t think that he will make it to the finale.
Highlight Three: The judges got to pick the second song that the contestants had to sing and Ellen picked “Maybe I’m Amazed” for Crystal. I would have to say that this was one of the best song choices for Crystal this season. She didn’t get to use her guitar and became a frontwoman. Her performance really worked and the arrangement was huge. I think this was my favorite part of the whole show.
Highlight Four: The season is coming to a halt and I’m getting excited to see what’s in store for next week’s finale!
Lowlight: To be honest, I think the song choices this round made this the worst Top 3 show in AI history. The final song was sung by Lee DeWyze, who got the biggest set up I have ever seen. The show started off with him on a private jet with a text message from Simon saying his song choice for him was “Hallelujah.” The start of the song was shaky vocally and then it happened… the biggest Idol set-up to date: a gospel choir backing him up for a huge finish. This is just like Adam Lambert’s set-up last year. I’m not mad at Lee, mind you, just at the fact that Idol has given him an easy hand to get into the finale. It’s not really fair to Crystal and Casey by giving Lee a production that big at the end of the show. It leaves the audience feeling like he’s won already.
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