Phillip Phillips Covers “Wicked Game” by Chris Isaak (VIDEO)

Earlier this week, Phillip Phillips, stopped by 107.5 The River in Nashville, to play a few songs. Here he is totally jamming out on a cover of “Wicked Game” by Chris Isaak, a song he performed during Hollywood Week.

Phillip has a way of taking the melody out of melodic when he covers songs, but I do like the propulsive acoustic guitars in this performance. Is this an idea of what we can expect from Phillip when he’s finally cut loose on his own?

The American Idol winner has been stopping by radio stations while on tour with American Idol Live. On his days off, he’s been writing for his debut album, set for release in Nov/Dec. Poor guy doesn’t have a minute to savor the success of his coronation single, “Home” which went platinum this week.

Watch Phillip perform “Wicked Games” below.

  • Anonymous

    Well, he made the original totally unrecognizable, didn’t he? It’s an interesting interpretation, anyway. The guitar playing is very strong. Hopefully Phillip gets to have this guy (sorry I don’t know his name) in his band, because a great lead guitarist is always a huge asset.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for posting that.  I was prepared to be unimpressed, but Philip showed me!

    What is great about Philip isn’t so much what he does himself, but what he brings out in others.  I found myself enthralled by the guy playing lead guitar with him.  Which is something I rarely do when watching these videos.  

    In the past, I’ve occasionally noticed the other musicians providing support for the singer. Monte was the one I noticed the most, because he was really good at it — and because I knew his name.

    But the dynamic between Philip and his guitarist is very different. Philip is letting the other guy really shine. They don’t seem like “star” and “back-up,” but two equals.

    With all the talk/rumor about oncoming battles between Philip and the label, I hope Jimmy recognizes and supports this aspect of Philip. I’d rather he do an album that’s mostly interesting covers (and maybe a few Philip-written cuts) to start out, than to try and generate pop hits. That might give Philip time to build a proper band and develop his songwriting skills for an even better second album.

    Ya know, maybe the Idol labels should take a look at the Susan Boyle hand-book and forget about trying to create an amazing album of original music in six months. Play to the strength of people who win by interpreting music by putting out an album of really great covers (with a few original cuts). Then follow that up within a year (instead of two) with their real album.

  • Anonymous

    Oh please.  Change the lyrics completely and he wouldn’t even be accused of plagiarism, that’s how different this “cover” is from the original.

    Sorry, I love the song Wicked Games – this, whatever the hell it is, not so much.

  • Anonymous

    I really enjoyed this.  Didn’t want it to end.

  • Anonymous

    ” Is this an idea of what we can expect from Phillip when he’s finally cut loose on his own? ”

    I think so MJ. He’s said quite a few times he like’s to jam while performing. This was a little example of it maybe. I was taken back at first by the guitars, being so loud and upfront, but as it went along, I really liked it very much.

  • OffLeash

    I’m so impressed by his outstanding Nashville performances with Errol Cooney. They’re such a perfect match. P2′s enjoying their collab so much he can’t help but smile during their performances.

    I understand this kind of track can’t be the single released to radio, but Jimmy, I’m begging you, let P2 have at least a couple of tracks like that on the album.

  • windmills

    Liking the arrangement, nice work by the lead guitarist, and P2′s vocal isn’t as gutteral as it can get so this is decent. I’d probably rather hear this with another singer (and definitely prefer the ache of Chris Isaak’s original version) but I’d take P2′s cover over most of his Idol performances.

  • Emmy

    i don’t understand the point of completely changing the melody while making it 20 times less interesting than the original. i do not understand this guy’s appeal. at all.

  • Anonymous

    I saw another video he did at the same place on the same day but I don’t know the link for it…maybe you have that MJ (I forgot where I saw it).   Anyway, Phillip and that guy play Home also while there….and are driving on the guitars on that song too (if I remember correctly).  The guy seems to do some nice harmonies with him also.

  • Anonymous

    I like P2 well enough but this pales in comparision to Chris Issac’s orginal infact I think it points out  the difference between someone who has a truely lovely voice and someone who at times has an interesting voice.

  • Anonymous

    I have to congratulate P2 for being consistent. He didn’t disappoint me. He made another cover totally unrecognizable. Is this called art??
     

  • Sparkles

    I can see why Phillip may be battling his record label as this doesn’t
    sound like what they were looking for: “nothing overly moody or introspective”
    and “should be FUN and CATCHY, with BIG sing-along CHORUSES.” How can you sing
    along to 3 minutes of acoustic guitars jamming?

    Cover songs should either be better than the original or a totally new
    interpretation. For me, this falls in the latter as I don’t think it’s better
    and I’m not sure it would have been a hit if originally done this way. I do
    like Phillip, however, and I think he’s a good musician. It will be interesting
    to see how his CD turns out (hopefully not crappy like 99.9% of the Idol debut
    CDs).

  • rodolfochengcanepa

    somebody mentioned “moody and introspective”???

  • Anonymous

    I enjoy the musicianship, but I think this was a weird cover choice for Phillip. I came across a version of “Disease” he did with the same guitarist for a different radio station a few weeks ago, which I really like:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAPtP9AYrg8

  • rodolfochengcanepa

    If it moves your soul, then yes.

  • http://twitter.com/RonnieDRocks Ronnie D

    I wonder if he didn’t sing the melody because he cant. lol. You cant take the melody out of the song because that is pretty much the backbone of the song. He is very limited vocally, and no emotion comes through. Just his odd mannerisms.

  • dabney c

    What a waste! Phillip might as well have saved this “melody” for a whole new original song to hand in for his album -  since it sounds nothing at all like ‘Wicked Game’.

  • Anonymous

    OMG – sorry Phillip but that was just awful.  The original song is so good – so perfect - and he butchered it to pieces.  It’s cool to change up a song and make it your own, but only if it comes out just as good as the original with a new twist.  Someone really needs to tell Phillip that.

  • Anonymous

    I almost didn’t recognize this song. It’s an interesting take on it but completely lacks the impact of C. Isaak’s haunting vocals. P2 should stick to covers where he can sound at least as good as if not better than the original. Nice guitar work though.

  • Anonymous

    I have to agree with you Sparkles – I don’t think this song would have been a hit if it had been done this way.  Just goes to show you how important an artist’s interpretation of a song is, in making it a hit.  Phillip did a fantastic job with Home – it’s the perfect song for him.  But he obviously can’t just take any old song and make it his own and have it come out good, it just doesn’t work – that’s apparent from some of the covers I’ve seen him absolutely butcher.  After seeing this today, I’m starting to think maybe he really should take his record label’s advice on what to put out.

  • http://twitter.com/Sassycatz Sassycatz

    This just further illustrates to me something I felt all through his run on Idol, P2 should be in a band where he isn’t the lead singer. He likes to play the guitar. He should play the guitar.

  • Anonymous

    I don’ think that his idea of music and art is the same as mine. This is different, but not in a good way to my ears.

  • rodolfochengcanepa

    Agree, or his performance on click 98.9 the point as well…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oamz8XFJE3A 

  • Chrissie H

    Probably just me, but I´m sorry to say that whenever and whatever P2 is singing, it sounds like he is singing the same song over and over again. 

  • tucker davis

    Well I loved it! Phil seems to be one of those artists that you either love or hate…judging from the recent comments on youtube, he seems to be reaching more people that didn’t watch AI. Hope his fan base outside of Idol continues to grow.

  • Anonymous

    Philip just tweeted this…

    “there is no battle between the label and I..just making it clear ha just a whole bunch of internet say so”

  • Anonymous

    Oh. my. gosh. loved Wicked Games! Really great! I didn’t want it to end.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SYFK77IYLRQIVATQ2MJKSW2J7Y Pam

    It sounds nice with the acoustic guitars but I’ve got to agree with Sparkles that it’s a new interpretation that doesn’t really improve on the original and for me, it’s almost unrecognizable but I am interested to see what direction he takes with his debut album.

    Thanks mj

  • Anonymous

    It’s odd to me that he has a reasonable degree of nuance and sensitivity in his playing and yet his vocal phrasing is generally so affected and strained. It’s not a tone thing; other people with similar tonal characteristics don’t do that.

  • Anonymous

    I really like the guitar arrangement on this and the vibe of the song. I’m one of those however who thinks everything Phillip sings sounds the same. 

    I’m also left confused—was it Phillip himself who said that he would like to make music that is accoustic/jazz/rock? If so, maybe I have only a rudimentary understanding of jazz but I have yet to hear jazz elements in anything so far but rather is doing the same type of stuff that I heard him do on Idol.

  • Guest

    No one sings Wicked Games like Chris Isaac and no one should ever try. For Phillip to re arrange the song into something different and not copying a true classic works for me. This is what Phillip does with covers and thankfully he isn’t a Karaoke cover artist like so many from AI. Only a few from AI have this more unique approach to covers by changing the arrangements. They are the ones that keep me watching the show.

  • Anonymous

    Actually, I love Il Divo’s version and think they bring a new beauty to the song.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    Isaac Hayes covered that song? lol

    For me the best version is from the finnish band H.I.M.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WA2jBMk-Pk 

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Nice try, P2. lol

  • fuzzywuzzy

    He knows. This is what P2 did on Idol, mangled songs until they were unrecognizable. It’s “him” and some people seem to like it. lol

  • Anonymous

    And other contestants on AI sucked all the emotion and soul out of songs by belting and doing run after run.  But some viewers seemed to like that.  Go figure. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jennifer-Redlich/1643474030 Jennifer Redlich

     The best version is by the actual writer….The simply awesome Chris Isaac! He is an original.

  • Anonymous

    Disagree – didn’t do unjustice to any song any worse than any of the others.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, a lot of people…myself included.  Different strokes for different folks.  It’s all good.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I’m not a fan of the belters who sing without any soul or emotion, but at least you can tell what song they’re singing. lol

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Yes, that’s true. P2 equally mangled every song that he sang. I was shocked when I recognized the melody of “Home” from P2′s version and I recognized it from the demo that I heard on youtube by the songwriter. lol

  • Guest

    Oh, yes! LOL Chris Isaac… oops

  • http://twitter.com/noanaaman Noa Na’aman

    really, he’s just singing the lyrics here- not the melody. what killed me most throughout the season is that THIS is “boxing with a song”. choosing something he either didn’t like or couldn’t sing and then just making it unrecognizable. but when Elise takes liberties with the melody, but you still totally knew what the song was- that wasn’t artistic. it was a problem. i really liked a few of his performances. but if changing a song is something good that P2 does, it can’t be a failure on Elise’s part. that being said, i kinda liked this “version”. when i didn’t think about how the original was. 

  • fuzzywuzzy

    The lead guitarist playing with P2 is really outstanding! 

    ETA: “I do like the propulsive acoustic guitars in this performance.”

    I agree.

  • Axxxel

    Me too, I like it, but I have to shut the original one out of my mind…

  • Anonymous

    I really enjoyed this cover!  It doesn’t bother me that he didn’t follow the original melody, because to me, it’s like listening to a new song.  I don’t know what it is exactly, but there is just something about Phillip that is very unique and cool, IMO.

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

    I love this!  What an original take on a classic.  I love Chris Daughters version as well.  Whicked Games is one of my all time fav songs of all time and I really like P2 original take.

     

  • tucker davis

    The guitarist is Errol Cooney and is traveling with the tour. He is lead guitarist on each of the contestants’ sets and is excellent during the show. He especially shines on Elise & Phil’s sets. He also travels with Phil to the extra radio performances. I’ve seen a couple of tapes where Phil introduces him to the audience. 

  • Anonymous

    love the guitars.  also love the song, even amended.  it is at least not imitative of the original. 

  • Larc

    I sometimes wonder how far P2 would have got on Idol if people had only been able to hear him, not see him.  My guess is he would have never made it past the first vote even if he had got that far.  He’s just not much of a singer in my book.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Thanks! He’s excellent!

  • Anonymous

    Setting aside the sexy music video, and comparing Isaacs live with Phil live, I definitely prefer Phil’s version.  He tells the story so much better, which of course, is his forte.  Isaacs repeatedly holding the word “I” in falsetto is a catchy gimmick, but it doesn’t work live….for me.

  • http://twitter.com/constance0128 Connie

    Thanks, annie12120.  Now I have the “Theme from Shaft” stuck im my head!  LOL 

    Adore Chris Isaac. 

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I guess that it is art. I tend to think that it’s like abstract art, where the viewer can’t recognize what the subject is.

  • DragonFly

    “It will be interesting to see how his CD turns out (hopefully not crappy like 99.9% of the Idol debut CDs).”

    Reading that %age correctly?  

  • Anonymous

    I absolutely love this!! I checked here on my lunch at work and it wouldn’t play for me on my phone. I was so disappointed! lol  I dig everything about this! More, more, more! Keep them coming, Phil! 

  • getaway1

    Wicked Games, Volcano, Nice and Slow, Phillip can be marketed as the young heart trobe.  It was pretty clear from the Home video, the camera loves him.

    Phillip made it very clear that there is no battle with him and his label, that it was just internet chatter. But unfortunately this will brought up over and over and over again.

    But no worries. The fandom’s got it.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    P2 may have been told to smooth things over in public, which would be for his own benefit (and his fans). I still think that there will be conflict behind the scenes in working out what kind of music ends up on his album. Other winners have gone through it, so P2 isn’t any different in that regard.

  • Anonymous

    I like it. I would buy an album from Phil with songs like this and Nice and Slow (the Columbus vid rocked)

  • http://twitter.com/KariannHart Kariann Hart

    Well, this was interesting…rather nice.  However Chris’ version is mesmerizing, as is Siobhan Magnus’.   WOW!  I had hoped that Idol would have gotten Chris Isaac to be an Idol judge!

  • Anonymous

    I saw that % too but didn’t have time to comment on it earlier.

    I never would have thought I am more easily pleased than most posting here but in the one season I watched Idol fairly religiously (S10), I have purchased and greatly enjoy 2 of the 5 debut albums that have been released from that season (and still awaiting Naima’s music). And although I greatly dislike country and would never consider purchasing Scotty’s album, I will not argue over the crappiness of it with the more-than-one million other people who purchased that album and made it go platinum.  

    So, the % of crappy debut albums I have been exposed to is far less for me.

  • http://twitter.com/KariannHart Kariann Hart

    I agree, but if you take a young woman singing it – like Siobhan, it can be haunting.  I love Chris’ personality.  He would make a great host!

  • Anonymous

    Wow. It’s a completely different melody.

    And about 3 minutes too long.

  • justmefornow

    I can’t believe I’m saying this but I actually liked it. That’s some killer guitar work.
    Maybe I’m just getting used to his voice, lol.

  • justmefornow

    I know the one album, obviously, but which other album are you enjoying, just curious?

  • TheOther

    Phillip’s has the responsibility of these radio tours by himself. They usually try to have one with every tour stop.  It’s a mix of promoting his music, the Idol tour and American Idol.  He’s always by himself in the interviews – even when they hit the home states of the other finalists.  The guitar player is part of the AI tour. Sometimes he performs with Phillip, sometimes not.

    The fans were really, really liking this version of Wicked Ways.

  • Anonymous

    Very mediocre and vanilla… this is such a haunting song and all of that quality is lost… Honestly it is a version I would expect to hear played in a subway by two guys with guitar case open in front with some dollar bills and coins in it…. Would have expected a more volcano’esque vibe ….

  • HotHotHot

    Way to ruin a great song. Sad.

  • http://twitter.com/constance0128 Connie

    Love Siobhan singing this on the piano.  I just don”t think P2 expresses the emotion of the original or this one.  I do like some of P2′s performances – just can’t get into this one.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0Adcp5sr3U

  • Incipit

     if you take a young woman singing it – like Siobhan, it can be haunting.

    Kariann Hart, I didn’t have time to post earlier, but you’ve just stated my main point anyway.

    “Wicked Games”is a great song, done by Chris Isaak –  and if some one else is going to tackle it, for me – they need to have the vocals, and show me a new way to look at it.

    The only other artist who did that, for me, was Siobhan Magnus, with the woman’s POV, retaining the urgent, yet haunting tempo and interpreting the music through her voice.

    This…the tempo is flattened out into a dirge – the phrasing changes are awkward, nothing of the rhythm or haunting quality remains – it’s been over stylized, even had lyrics added, and turned into a different song – and a much less interesting one, to me.

    What little remains of the original melody is used as a referent by Cooney – in fact, he handles all the riffs, fills, and any melodic parts, and does what he is asked to do very well. But if I were interested in hearing someone jam to this song, my preference would be Casey James – as an improvisor who respects the melody – that boy is damn good.

    There will be people who like this complete deconstruction of a great song, although I’m not one of them, and who like what strikes me as an atonal and completely energyless vocal style. 

    I don’t like it, and I think the possibility that Phillip will take this approach with new music, when he is not cannibalizing the bones of an already established song, I will like even less, if that’s possible.

    JMO. Of Course.

  • sdmama

    This reminds me of Ring of Fire debate from S8. Simon says rubbish, some hated it, some love it. If you didn’t know the original, you would have a different take on this piece. I love the original. This is completely different, and I kind of like it, too. I am not saying better, just different. 

    At least, this gives me a glimpse of what he will be doing for his CD.   Looking forward to new songs.

  • Anonymous

     I have to disagree, as there should be no debate at all.

    A “cover” is just that – a cover of an existing song.  It isn’t a new song at all, it is simply a reinterpretation of an existing song. 

    Lambert changed the tone, tempo and genre of Ring of Fire, yet the basic melody of the original tune was still there.  You may like or dislike his interpretation, but you knew damn well what song he was covering.

    Same with David Cook, a master of the cover.  Hello, Be My Baby, Baba O’Riley, Little Sparrow, Billie Jean – all changed in tempo, phrasing, tone, and genre yet there is no mistaking the song he is covering.

    This is basic respect for the original material.  That is what Phillips fails to do with his off-base “covers”.  I hate to even use that term as most of the time there is no recognition of what the hell he is covering.

    Disrespectful to the songwriter and original artist, if you ask me.

  • dante

    I actually like this!! Weird that I enjoy both Adam Lambert and P2. No rhyme or reason to music preference sometimes. Guess they both change melodys?

    And just NO to Siobhan for me.

  • DragonFly

    TA sabbia.     Absolutely pleased w/my (debut album) purchase –#2 can’t come soon enough.  No question, many (now & over the years) feel the same about their particular Idol’s music also. 

  • dabney c

    The guitarist is Errol Cooney and is traveling with the tour. He is lead
    guitarist on each of the contestants’ sets and is excellent during the
    show

    Thank you! I saw him at the concert tonight and didn’t know why he looked so familiar! Now I know it’s because I watched the “Wicked Games” video earlier in the day.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I agree (still can’t “like” posts).

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “That’s some killer guitar work.”

    I agree, but the great guitar playing is provided by Errol Cooney. P2 basically “strummed” in his guitar playing in this video. I have yet to witness P2′s guitar playing being so different from other WGWGs on Idol as he claimed, but I haven’t watched many videos of him so I may have missed those examples.

    Incipit wrote:

    “What little remains of the original melody is used as a referent by Cooney – in fact, he handles all the riffs, fills, and any melodic parts, and does what he is asked to do very well.”

    Yes, but there’s still the thread of the original melody retained through all of the improvisation, as there should be, IMO.

    “This…the tempo is flattened out into a dirge – the phrasing changes are awkward, nothing of the rhythm or haunting quality remains – it’s been over stylized, even had lyrics added, and turned into a different song – and a much less interesting one, to me. ……

    There will be people who like this complete deconstruction of a great song, although I’m not one of them, and who like what strikes me as an atonal and completely energyless vocal style.
     
    I don’t like it, and I think the possibility that Phillip will take this approach with new music, when he is not cannibalizing the bones of an already established song, I will like even less, if that’s possible.”

    I think that “complete deconstruction” is an appropriate way to describe P2′s approach to covers. In this process, I feel that P2 ultimately reworks any song to fit his own unique delivery, deviating so much from the original’s melody that it is difficult to know what song he is singing. In the end, this delivery (“atonal and completely energyless vocal style”) doesn’t seem to vary hardly at all from song to song, hence the observations of many that all of his songs sound the same.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002166668687 Ali Goria

    I don’t care one way or another if he completely changes the song. If I were a fan I’d like this. For me it was too long and lacking enough singing. But I do get his appeal because you can see in his face he loves what he’s doing. I think he definitely belongs fronting a band where he can play off of the other members and their musical contributions in each song. I’m not so sure he could pull off the guitar that his accompanist does and it’s a key winning element of this particular interpretation but I don’t know much about him. I’d guess his first album won’t be just him and his guitar but show more of this type of dueling guitar sound, which would be cool, imo. 

  • Axxxel

    I also thought of the ring of fire… it is all about taste… and taste is subjective

  • Anonymous

    This is grating, My ears are bleeding. The guy doesn’t have any feel for music, does he? Can’t believe he won a “covers competition”. He has 0 clue about covering songs. He is the antithesis to David Cook and Kelly clarkson (aka AI’s cover king and queen)

  • http://twitter.com/Sassycatz Sassycatz

    Well, it will be a unique Idol album, I guess. More about the guitar work — whose ever guitar work it is — and less about the singing.

  • justmefornow

    I was actually referring to the other guy’s lead guitar skills. But I can also appreciate a good rhythm guitarist. It takes all the musicians to be good to make a good band.
    Also, lead vocals are usually not lead guitarists as well, so he could work well as a rhythm.

  • Anonymous

    Check out his AI studio recordings on Itunes.  They are really good, IMO.

  • s k

    How does he take such an iconic song and completely murder the melody??  That’s a talent I guess

  • Anonymous

    “That’s some killer guitar work.” 
    Fuzzy Wuzzy Wrote: “I agree, but the great guitar playing is provided by Errol Cooney. P2 basically “strummed” in his guitar playing in this video. I have yet to witness P2′s guitar playing being so different from other WGWGs on Idol as he claimed, but I haven’t watched many videos of him so I may have missed those examples.” 

    I actually thought his Idol audition, where they allowed him an instrument, he displayed some pretty nice guitar work… however, you are correct that he only played rhythm guitar on this song and it was very plain … the finger work and chords by EC was killer stuff …As far as a cover it may have been somewhat impromptu and not worked out very well … I would hope that with some work he would have done a better job …

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I guess that I wasn’t really impressed with P2′s audition guitar playing in his audition.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKNoljoX4nM

    He may be much better, but so far, I’ve really only seen him basically “strum”.

  • Anonymous

    I was a fan of Adam Lambert in Season 8, too.  In fact, it was Adam who actually got me to follow AI as a show .  I’m also a huge fan of Phillip.  I think what Adam and Phillip have in common is their ability to express the emotions behind a song.  In addition, I found both of them to be charismatic performers on stage.   

  • Anonymous

    I can’t comment with any authority about what Phillip is doing musically, my musical education having been limited to six years of piano lessons.  However, what I enjoy about his covers is that I can focus separately on the lyrics and the music.  Because he strips away some (or a lot) of the melody when he sings, I find myself paying attention to the words of the song and actually understanding its meaning.  I have to say, as much as I loved listening to Phil Collins’s “In the Air Tonight,” I never knew what the song was about until Phillip sang it on AI because I was always mindlessly swaying to the strong background beat.  When Phillip isn’t singing, he lets his backup musicians work their magic on a song, so that you get to enjoy the beauty of the music, too.

    I guess I’m somewhat surprised that I enjoy Phillip’s music so much, given the criticism that he’s atonal.  My father tried to get me to listen to Charles Ives (a composer, who it is said, was better than he sounds), but Tschaikovsky (a composer, who it is said, sounds better than he was) was definitely more my style when it came to classical music. 

  • Anonymous

    Awesome guitar playing with the usual mediocre singing. Nothing new. Phillip’s strength really lies in his musicality. His best bet would have been to start his own band and recruit a 2nd lead singer, but I don’t see that happening anymore.

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

    I like his cover, I don’t always love the original. And I remember that Phillip was a guitar player in a band of sister and began to sing only a few years ago. I really like how he felt about the musicians on stage all the time – like I haven’t seen, for example, from Elise and this upset me. He knows himself and has said repeatedly that he is a bad singer, but he just have to deal with – he sang much better in the end.
    What P2 exactly – it is the understanding of the songs and the music and the words. I think he needs to work on this, but I understand that he is still too young, so that the prospect of some kind of is. The ideals he had, at least, the high and he is trying to build itself on them.
    In any case, the “modern” American music for me – it’s a lot of guitarists, which I listen to. And more great pianists. And one super-brilliant trumpeter.

    I’m sorry for my bad English! lol