American Idol Review: Whole Lotta Love

Last week we watched as the American Idol contestants took on songs from the Billy Joel songbook. This week, the Top 9 tackle the songs of their idols, which includes a range o0f songs from Lifehouse to Led Zeppelin.

Ryan issues the proclamation "May the odds be ever in your favor," and suddenly I'm imagining the contestants going at it Capitol-style, which is way more interesting than tonight's show turned out to be. In the dome, as on the stage, my money would still be on Phillip Phillips since he's a country boy. And country boys can survive, right?

Colton Dixon is up first singing one of my favorite Lifehouse songs--"Everything." Stevie Nicks says this song "goes into the heart of woman." As much as I'm a Colton fan, and as much as I truly love this song, this wasn't my favorite performance of his. It was kind of sleepy and I kept waiting for the big moment to come, but it never did for me. Steven said it was great. J.Lo said it was emotional. Randy said Colton has "believability." And then Colton cried because of how much he loves the song and I feel bad for calling it sleepy. Read More...


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