Idol March 1st “Ten Singing Men” 3/2/06
Tonight the ten hopeful men
wanted to wow
. Let’s recap if they succeeded.
First up was Taylor “old man” Hicks. Much too often, he sounded
as flat as the backside of a cast-iron fry pan. This evening something was
missing from him. And did you see his stage presence? It was nothing more
than 8th grade phy ed deep knee bends.
needs to reevaluate his entire package and quickly find himself new
Elliot Yamin’s birthday gift to his brother and his get-well song
to his ailing mother was….well, it was spot on. He enjoys
an inner peace and confidence that holds his position in the
competition. However due to his lack of dental care, I wonder how many
voters will eventually be turned
off from this otherwise gifted singer.
Ace Young with his good luck beanie should have brought another
one. He simply wasn’t on target tonight, but those hypnotic eyes will
favorable sway the voters. I’m excited about his possibilities, but he
Gedeon McKinney’s smooth style is like a quiet deep river. We are
content to float down stream listening to his warmth. His music takes us
back to a gentler time and we feel loved. But his Mr. Peanut smile is
something that is difficult to accept in an “idol.”
Kevin “pinch my baby face cheeks” Covais reminds me of a
quickly sketched caricature. He is like a child actor who now is huggable
and adorable. But we know what happens to most of them. They become
castaways and are forgotten.
Last week, Jose Sway Penala’s music brought his parents back
together, even if only for the duration of that one song. But tonight his
music didn’t connect anyone. He was so far off his game, he wasn’t
even in the building. If he makes it through the vote, he has a lot of
work ahead of him.
Will Makar’s rich chocolate voice is sweet, but he needs a little
mint or pineapple to make it special. Because right now, he is simply
not standing out from the rest of the male singers.
Ponytail Bucky Covington’s country twang with cornbread and
butter beans taste is more
. But his raspy hinge growl may suffice. Someone please buy that southern
boy a quart jar of sweet tea.
Cruise ship crooner David Radford is no Frank Sinatra. He
bludgeoned that song like a B-grade movie thug. He has to find his own
brush strokes because tonight he just did not connect with the audience.
He appeared uncertain, ill prepared and lost.
Sometimes the best is really saved for last. Married and father of
two children Chris Daughtry is a natural talent. He excites the crowd. His
voice is as explosive as a 357 magnum. He leaves us begging for more. In
fact, today, right now I want to buy his concert tickets. He is going to
be a star and has my vote.
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