Lee Dewyze: "Fireflies" - a good choice for his voice, in the sense that you can't compare what he did to the original recording, but not exactly a vocally dynamic song.
Alex Lambert: "Trouble" This is the first performance where I thought this kid actually had a shot. This kind of growth over the weeks is what is fun about AI.
Tim Urban: "Hallelujah" - As much as I love this song, please someone bury it and hide it from pretentious children with guitars.
Andrew Garcia: "Genie in a Bottle" - I totally dig this. But I really wanted the band to kick in.
Casey James: "You'll Think Of Me" - I think this guy has such a pro voice. Enjoyed that.
Aaron Kelley: "I'm Already There" - Based on the first notes, he's going home. Youngest toupee wearer I've ever seen. His eyebrows are engaged in a civil war against each other.
Todrick Hall: "Somebody to Love" Great falsetto in the beginning. He's a guy who I totally forget about from week to week. He gets lost in the rest of the song though, because he doesn't play on what's great about this song - he isn't blending with the BGVs at all.
Michael Lynch: "This Woman's Work" - Another tough falsetto start. I know this is Maxwell's arrangement, but this kind of makes me crazy because I love the Kate Bush version so much. He looks like he's going to tip over any second and people will get hurt. I think they're gonna love it but I was kinda meh.
Random Notes: Sometimes Randy convinces himself midsentence that he actually likes a song... Has anyone given these judges the note to stop hitting on the desks? ... this week is awfully full of acoustic guitars... Simon getting on Kara's case is awesome... Kara's finally pulling out the Paula-crazy: "As a Woman who doesn't have a child, I can totally relate..." - huh?