Idol Recap: Season 10 Top 11 Goes Motown


A quite entertaining night from the contestants singing some of the most beautiful songs has ever written, courtesy of Motown Records. Overall they couldn’t top Season 8 performances which brought a lot of inspirations, however taking a job to sing ‘The rhythm of a kiss’ is brave because those songs are legendary and if you nailed it, you nailed it. I don’t know what happen with Jennifer Lopez being such a good judge, giving the most supportive advices and comments from the other side. This is exactly what we need right now, since Steven Tyler been busy talking to his bassist and daughter who sat in the audience. (Note: Randy didn’t say the word ‘Pitchy’ during the show.)
Unleashed the dapper beast! Casey Abrams opened the night with “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” tried to harness the ‘screamy-screechy’ energy that drove him the other way, made him lose the sexy element and sounded too careful.
Casey made it less, but more connection was demand from Stefano Langone, Pia Toscano and Thia Megia. Stefano did great with “Hello” but there’s no real emotion. Pia, all checked except for stage dynamic. I couldn’t agree more. Thia finally let loose and swept us with “Heat Wave”, literally. The point is she felt great, and so did us.
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In this stage of competition you got to make smart choices, like Naima Adedapo and Jacob Lusk did. Naima controlled her pitch and gave us a whole package of art. Meanwhile Jacob picked the right song (“You’re All I Need To Get By”) that fit him best and feed him back with standing ovations from the panel. He’s back in the game, so you better watch out. Only some people can make JLo beg for the notes. “Give it to me, Jacob. Give it to me!” LOL
Speaking of originality and finding your strength, seeing Scotty McCreery and Haley Reinhart made me glad that some of them still got the point of this competition. Scotty once again blew me away with country rendition of “For Once In My Life” (I’ve heard every cover of the song but not this one) and Haley Reinhart came back with her husky-bluesy tone (this time she got it right) in “You Really Got To Hold On Me”. I felt in love with her once again.

Lauren Alaina, Paul McDonald and James Durbin did it just enough. If I have to let them go, it would be okay. These guys could be in the bottom 3 this week.
I have no clue what will happened on the result show, because everyone really did a pretty nice job this week although there are couple of issues they need to work on. Not only the contestants but the judges also got better! Steven, we’ll wait for you to rock the table J