ETA: Also, check out the front page of iTunes for a link to special Idol Gives Back performance downloads. The proceeds go to the IGB charities. Best Bets: Annie Lennox singing “Many Rivers to Cross” and Carrie Underwood’s “Praying for Time”. Plus, the Top 8 perform “Don’t Stop the Music” and “Shout to the Lord”.
iTunes are available! I just downloaded mine, and I’m listening now. You can purchase by clicking the the banner here –>. You help support the site too if you click, so thanks in advance! My take:
- Michael Johns – …Dream On by Aerosmith – I love the texture of Michaels voice. It’s like a gravel road, it’s got tons of character. I liked his performance Tuesday night, and I like this even more.
- Syesha Mercado – …I Believe by Fantasia – Eh. I’m just not digging this. The song is drivel and Syesha doesn’t bring anything new here.
- Jason Castro – “Over the Rainbow” by Israel Kamakawiwo – Lovely, lovely, lovely, even though I could have done without the background vocals. Jason’s voice records so well. It’s your loss, Randy.
- Kristy Lee Cook – …Anyway by Martina McBride – She records well. Her best performance
- David Cook – …Innocent by Our Lady Peace – If you didn’t care for his performance, listen to this download. The song didn’t lend itself very well to the Idol edit. There’s a world of difference in the studio version. Me likey!
- Carly Smithson – …The Show Must Go On by Queen – Hm. She really should have picked another song. She can’t bring this song to life in the studio either.
- David Archuleta – …Angels by Robbie Williams – Nice vocals from Archie. Not digging the song, though
- Brooke White – …Youve Got A Friend by James Taylor/Carole King – I can hear Brooke on the radio right now. She’s got a slightly raspy quality to her vocal that sounds great recorded.
Click on the original artist for their iTunes version…