Idol Top 11 – Beatles Dos

The kids perform the Lennon/McCartney song book this week. Again. Too much of a good thing? Perhaps. Last week’s show exceeded expectations. The kids rose to the challenge, offering a mostly entertaining 2 hours of television. The songbook is vast–there should be no problem coming up with 12 more great songs. But…eh. The bloom is off the rose a bit, no?

An FYI. Starting with the Top 12, the iTunes downloads are studio recordings, rather than live performances. My favorites from last week: “Across the Universe” Micheal Johns – I was in the minority, I loved his performance. The studio recording is even better. “If I Fell” Jason Castro – I thought his performance was slight, but the recording mixes his vocals up front and center, highlighting his lovely phrasing. “Let it Be” Brooke White – Just as pretty and heartfelt as her performance. I’ve got links to all the audio and video available at iTunes here (and if you are planning to download, please support the site and click either the text links or iTunes banners. thnx!)

My half-hearted Top11 list is after the jump. Since there were songs from the post ’66 songbook last week, I’m considering the entire catalog here.

  • David Archuleta – …Penny Lane
  • Jason Castro – …Youve Got to Hide Your Love Away
  • David Cook – …Ive Just Seen a Face
  • Kristy Lee Cook – …What Goes On
  • Chikezie – …Im Down
  • Michael Johns – …Get Back
  • Amanda Overmyer – …Oh! Darling
  • Ramiele Malubay – …Yesterday
  • Syesha Mercado – …Drive My Car
  • Carly Smithson – …Cant Buy Me Love
  • Brooke White – …For No One
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