American Idol Review: California Dreamin'

American Idol is winding down, y'all. In just two weeks we'll have to find a new way to spend our Tuesday nights while the contestants will head off for the summer tour.

Tonight the contestants will sing one song from an artist or band from California and one song they wish they had written themselves. I don't know who's picking these "themes" but they're getting more and more out there as the weeks go on.

Round One:

Phillip Phillips is up first tonight with the California choice of CCR's "Have You Ever Seen the Rain" and without his guitar. I don't like the arrangement. The saxophone and piano accompaniment is too lounge-y. Steven says he's "living proof that the road to success is always under construction." J.Lo said he sounded like Joe Cocker. Randy said it started rough, but he fell into place by the first chorus. Then he called it sensational. It wasn't spectacular. Phillip sounded like himself, but the whole thing was just sort of "meh." Read More...


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