5.11.2011

American Idol Review: Wednesday, May 11





James Durbin - Don't Stop Believing by Journey

This wasn't one of James' best performances. It was okay, but compared to the majority of his performances, this didn't stack up. It felt a little too karaoke to me and he overdid a couple notes. But, look James is still the best contestant on the show.

Haley Reinhart - The Earth Song by Michael Jackson

Absolutely killed it. Haley is coming on strong and every other Idol contestant should be scared. Jennifer and Randy didn't like it, but I loved it.

Scotty McCreery - Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning by Alan Jackson

This was too big for Scotty. The arrangement was off and it he got lost in it. Scotty should have just sang and played acoustic. It would have had a much better effect and I think it would have meant a lot more. It was very average for me.

Lauren Alaina - Anyway by Martina McBride

This was a really good performance by Lauren. It is so damn hard to believe she is a teenager. Her voice is so polished and powerful that she seems like a seasoned veteran out there.

Haley Reinhart - I Who Have Nothing by Shirley Bassey

I love the power Haley sings with. She is a natural performer and the passion she brings to the stage is awesome. Like her first performance, she killed this one too. The judges actually all liked this one, but the fact of the matter is that she was that both her songs were really damn good tonight.

Scotty McCreery - Young Blood by The Coasters

Too cheesy at this point in the competition. This was beyond terrible.

Lauren Alaina - Trouble by Elvis Presley

While this was an entertaining performance for Lauren, it didn't really allow her to showcase who she really is as an artist.

James Durbin - Love Portion Number Nine by The Clovers

I'm not that crazy about this song, but James did it really well. This guy always puts on a good show no matter how shitty the song the song is that he is singing.

Knox Animal Power Rankings

1. Haley Reinhart
2. James Durbin
3. Lauren Alaina
4. Scotty McCreery

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