Casey, Crystal, Lee and Mike will sing songs from the movies tonight — but if they sing anything from Titanic, I’m turning off my TV!
Every single year, without fail, some silly singer thinks they can take on Celine Dion or Mariah Carey. Well guess what kids? You can’t (unless you’re Adam Lambert, of course). So please, stop picking songs from female vocalists that have dog-whistle voice ranges. My heart will NOT go on if choose Celine’s power ballad. In fact, I’ll stop voting for you!
Hopefully mentor Jamie Foxx is telling you all go the Kris Allen route. For those of you that remember, the season 8 winner totally killed it last year with his rendition of Oscar-winning song “Falling Slowly” from Once. I need that again! I need some originality, some feeling!
All four remaining contestants are capable of showing that raw emotion. ‘Big’ Mike Lynche is superb at singing girls songs, Casey James is good when he’s got his guitar, Lee DeWyze is great when he goes gruff and Crystal Bowersox, well, she just rocks all the time, regardless of what she’s singing.
But if not Celine, Mariah or Whitney, what SHOULD the contestants sing this tonight, May 11? Here are my picks…let me know if you agree with my choices!
Crystal Bowersox: Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes” from Say Anything
Lee DeWyze: Bryan Adam’s “Everything I Do (I Do It For You)”, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Casey James: The Beatles’ “Twist & Shout”, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Michael Lynche: Dusty Springfield’s “Son Of A Preacherman”, Pulp Fiction