The Dude Abides: What the American Idol Top 10 Should sing for 80s week – Rayvon Owen
WHAT HE SHOULD SING: “Candy Girl,” New Edition
This is totally selfish.
You’d think I’d have no problem finding a song for a guy who can sing falsetto like Rayvon. I did. A horrific time actually.
Maybe I got too caught up with the falsetto tone, but I couldn’t find one I loved, so we’re going to go with this:
Since Rayvon’s balls have dropped, I don’t think he’s going to be able to do it like Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky and Mike, so here’s a solution: let’s lean toward the original, but add a little of this.
I know exactly what you’re thinking, so before we go any further, let’s discuss this truly awesome internet video.
I’m not totally off-put by the creepy old guy and crazy young girl singing in the basement. I’m assuming dad, a bar/house musician, is trying to get his kid interested in singing. Since his body is completely shot from years of booze and drugs, he looks like a total kidnapper/pedo, but I’m gonna say this is on the up and up even if the girl stares at the camera like she’s being held hostage.
So what’s next? The decorations are creepy because it clearly says his name on the stairs in teenage girl writing, so that makes me start to think that maybe this girl is being held hostage. I have no idea what’s going on with the massive posters, but they sorta look like the girl so maybe this is on the up and up?
I won’t say anything about his socks, because those are baller. If you don’t have a good sock game, stop being poor. (Fast forward to Daniel McEvoy checking his YouTube and wondering how on earth his traffic on this video jumped through the roof)
Anyway, back to Rayvon. I like the idea of the Idol band coming out and playing acoustic with Rayvon singing in his tone. Candy Girl is one of those songs everyone loves because it’s pretty damn close to a perfect boy-band songs and while everyone bags on boy bands, they’re awesome.
(All these teenage guys who are too cool for One Direction will have every 1D hit on their college playlist in a few years. In college, we played a lot of NSYNC, Backstreet Boys and Hanson because their hits are crazy fun to listen to when you’re binge drinking)
If Rayvon gets a chance to sing a song that everyone knows and he does it a little different, people are going to go nuts and vote for him just because of the damn song. That’s how this show works.