“American Idol” recap: Crystal Bowersox, Lee Dewyze, Casey James and Andrew Garcia cream of crop
Let’s face it, Greg In Hollywood fave Tim Urban is never going to be the judge’s fave on American Idol. But he’s so adorable that even Simon Cowell had to admit that it doesn’t matter what the judges say, Tim is going to smile and be back next week.
I sure hope so!
Tim is not the best or even top five, but Didi Benami is so off-base in her song choice (What Becomes of the Brokenhearted) and becoming so painful to watch that she is the one who should be voted off this week.
I’m loving Casey James and this week he was outstanding and confident on Hold On, I’m Comin. Ellen and Kara wanted him to be more daring or something but Randy and Simon rightly said he was terrific. Lee Dewyze had a breakthrough performance with a powerful Treat Her Like a Lady. It was a beautiful thing to see him step up and take things to a new level and show that he is top five material. Andrew Garcia finally picked an ideal song (Forever) and was so good that maybe now the judges will stop referring to that damned performance of Straight Up.
Then there is the outstanding Crystal Bowersox who made Midnight Train to Georgia her own. I was tense when she played the piano because she had to focus too much on it but halfway through, she abandoned the piano and knocked it out of the park.