The Canadian Idol Top 5 performance show begins tonight at 9 pm ET. Tomorrow’s results show at 8 pm ET. Canadians and border dwellers ¦carry on! The rest of us will catch up ¦
Beatles Week! Plus, Judges Choice. The judges choose Beatles songs for each contestant. Was that Beatles retrospective recycled from American Idol? Sure looked like it. The judges criticize no one tonight. Can you imagine that on American Idol? There were some fabulous performances tonight. My favorites–Earl, Mookie and Drew. Mitch should go home this week, but I’m not even going to try to predict who will go home…
- Earl Stevenson – “A Little Help From My Friends” – Earl’s rich, soulful performance, is reminiscent of the Joe Cocker version. Earl has a canny way of inhabiting a song and making it sound fresh. He’s so completely comfortable on stage, his quirky mannerisms seem natural. The judges loved it.
- Mookie Morris – “Come Together” – Although, at the outset, I wished the judges had picked an earlier Beatles tune for Mookie, I can’t complain too much after that fabulous performance. Wow. Mookie takes the song to a totally new place. With an electric guitar strapped to his back, he doesn’t have much room to move around, nevertheless, his charisma and cool staccato phrasing make the performance riveting. The judges are very pleased.
- Theo Tams – “The Long And Winding Road” – I was hoping Theo would deliver a toned-down version of this song, a schmaltzy Paul McCartney ballad. But, he layered on the runs and the big notes, and, unfortunately the sap is left intact. Theo’s got a beautiful voice, and a more subdued version could have been beautiful. I kinda wish he’d sung “Let it Be” instead. The judges, however, were not complaining.
- Mitch MacDonald – “In My Life” – Not digging the weird phrasing, nor the whiny vocals. He’s taking breaths in really weird places. I do appreciate the simple, straightforward arrangement of the song. With his vocals upfront and center, I wish I enjoyed them more. The judges have not criticized anyone yet.
- Drew Wright – “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” – This George Harrison tune is a good pick for Drew. It allows him highlight the best parts of his voice–his falsetto and that ability to go for the high notes. His guitar playing is decent, as well. I’d say this is Drew’s best performance of the entire competition. And, the judges continue to lay on the plaudits.
Ill post Igrecman videos when theyre up ¦
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