The boys felt the beat of the rhythm of the night! All of them kicked it into high gear tonight -- jamming out to the songs of the 80's. It's funny to think some of the contestants weren't even alive when these songs were hot!
The guys did artists proud like: Lionel Richie, Simple Minds, Phil Collins and Whitney Houston. Yes, I said Whitney... and Luther. I waited all this idol time for someone to do a Jeff Buckley song on American Idol. Even something covered. Fantastic! But now I want more... so Jason Castro, sing it baby! I've really liked Castro's song picks throughout this entire season. Tonight he was without his guitar and held strong. "Hallelujah" was a brilliant choice. The story about his dreadlock falling out at dinner though. Ick. I'm wondering what kind of skills he had -- to get that second date with the girl?
"All Coming Back to Me" is a power ballad. And who better to sing it than the powerhouse himself, David Hernandez! Hopefully people out there were listening to his amazing vocal talent and not too wrapped up in his "other talent."
Ok, so we've got this "Dirty Dancer" so to speak. Can you think of a better segue into 80's night? This should be golden for Hernandez.
I tell ya... all this talk about season 2's Frenchie Davis... Come on! There is a huge difference between him being a male stripper and her nude on a website designed for men to look at YOUNG, underaged girls. Gross. There's a fine line there of perverted deviancy (not necessarily on her part, but the website) verses a job as a stripper... for men, women.. whoever. Who cares.
Especially with most of the semi-professional-type contestants this year. I'm more put off by someone who's already been signed than this nonsense. It makes for a good story though. Some good gossip, but it's insignificant. Hernandez, however, is an extremely significant part of this competition. A keeper. A top three contender.
The 80's were the epitome of Star Search wannabees, Fame and Solid Gold. David Archuleta wasn't even born yet... but his Star Search moment waited for him. His American Idol time is now.
Archuleta started off "Another Day In Paradise" singing and playing the piano. This kid is smooth. I loved just how gracefully he got up from the piano and grabbed the mic. He made the song his own... like he does every time.