Mookie Morris is eliminated tonight. Drew Wright is Bottom 2.
WTF? Mookie Morris was simply fab Tuesday night. He made “Come Together”, a song I always found rather dirge-like, completely fresh and groovy. When Mookie takes the stage, I can’t keep my eyes off him–in my opinion, the definition of a star. Oh Canada, don’t you want a star as your Canadian Idol? No? Damn you Canada!
I kid, Canada. You know I love you. Actually, there are two more stars left in this lineup. The other contestant who takes to the stage with ease and confidence is Earl Stevenson. He used the Joe Cocker arrangement of “A Little Help from My Friends”, but his rich, soulful performance this week was pure Earl. And the classically trained Theo Tams was a little disappointing last night as he over-sang and over-runned “The Long and Winding Road”, but he was all I hoped he’d be when he performed “Let it Be” in the group number tonight. Earl and Theo should be the Top 2.
Not stars are the second half of the Top 4, Mitch MacDonald and Drew Wright. Neither have the vocal chops, confidence or performance skills of either Earl or Theo. Both were pretty wretched in the group sing. Mitch’s whiny delivery did nothing for “Blackbird” and Drew’s lame attempt to rock up “Eleanor Rigby” was not very convincing.
But at least Mitch has a definable sound. Drew is like Zelig, taking on the artistic personalities of the performers he’s covering, rather than emerging in this contest as a unique artist in his own right. Who is Drew Wright? Heck if I know.
Mookie smashing his guitar at the end of his singout? Totally awesome.
Finally, I was once confident that I’d never ever ever have to hear Anne Murray sing again in my lifetime. Oh well. She’s the guest artist next week. Maybe it’s good Mookie didn’t live to see that…
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